“Brutally cold weather believed to be what claimed the life of UI student

For The Gazette by Kat Russell IOWA CITY — Compassionate, smart, responsible, team player. 'He wanted to help people,' father says of Cedar Rapids native "Those were the words being used to describe Gerald Belz, 18, a Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School graduate and first-year University of Iowa student who died Wednesday, most likely from …

“He was a tough, but compassionate individual”

  Link to Full Article An eastern Iowa community is grieving an 18-year-old college student who local officials believe died after exposure to the subzero temperatures pervading the Midwest. Gerald Belz was a first-year student from Cedar Rapids on the pre-medicine track at the University of Iowa. University police said they found the freshman unresponsive …

“Weakening of the stratospheric polar vortex by Arctic sea-ice loss”, Nature Communications 2014

Weakening of the stratospheric polar vortex by Arctic sea-ice loss Baek-Min Kim, Seok-Woo Son, Seung-Ki Min, Jee-Hoon Jeong, Seong-Joong Kim, Xiangdong Zhang5, Taehyoun Shim4 & Jin-Ho Yoon .  Received 15 Jan 2014 | Accepted 9 Jul 2014 | Published 2 Sep 2014 DOI: 10.1038   I remember when I first read an accepted version in …

“Gone In a Generation…”

GONE IN A GENERATION Across America, climate change is already disrupting lives By Zoeann Murphy and Chris Mooney,  January 29, 2019   "The continental United States is 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than it was a century ago. Seas at the coasts are nine inches higher. The damage is mounting from these fundamental changes, and Americans are …

“Industrial Agriculture- Georgina Gustin”

"Industrial Agriculture, an Extraction Industry Like Fossil Fuels, a Growing Driver of Climate Change Industrial farming encourages practices that degrade the soil and increase emissions, while leaving farmers more vulnerable to damage as the planet warms. By Georgina Gustin JAN 25, 2019 Full Article Link "On his farm in southwestern Iowa, Seth Watkins plants several …

“Fighting For A Future That Doesn’t Suck” – Dateline USA

  "When Florida’s newly elected Governor Ron DeSantis and Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried take office tomorrow, one group of young Floridians will be keenly interested. "They have a court case against Florida’s governor, the state Department of Environmental Protection, the Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the Public Service Commission (which sets state energy …

First World “Hope ” – Displacement Part II Prof. Dr. Kevin Anderson (in UK English)

This is a talk presented by Prof. Dr. Kevin Anderson, the famous British Climatologist, and free for download in multiple formats.  He is also known as @KevinClimate on Twitter.  He is at Uppsala University.  This talk is given with Swedish subtitles and spoken in British English.   "From Paris to Sweden  2C  Integrity and The Climate …