Random News from the week
A brief listing of a few of the very interesting thing happening around the world in science and tech related to the climate crisis.
And a bit of extreme sports.
“A high-tech micro-dairy called Floating Farm in Rotterdam is helping rethink agriculture in the age of climate crisis.”
40 cows live on a floating dairy in Rotterdam, producing 200 gallons of milk a day in an experiment to protect against vulnerably to flood an sea level rise. Other projects around the world test techs ability to grow food in non-traditional ways.
Are cows at sea the future of farming?
Floating Farm has an incredible mission spelled out clearly on their website.
El Niño and La Niña? Who will it be this year? What can we do to better prepare. how do we turn forecasts in to actionable steps to protect ourselves? questions asked by Andrew Kruczkiewicz of Columbia Climate school in New York.
Flooding in California: What went wrong, and what comes next
Do urban trees in a desert need the same amount of water they might need in a river delta or our zone? How can drought tolerant trees protect themselves as water becomes less available?
Landscaping for drought: We're doing it wrong
Greenland ice cores show ‘clear signature of global warming’
New ice cores from Greenland are showing big changes. Ice cores from 1995 have been used to make forecasts, data from cores from 2011 are just now being released and cores form 2019 are in the process of being analyzed.
The Ocean Race Leg 1 Day 3 - Dueling through the Straits
“Day two of The Ocean Race had the fleet searching for calmer waters by heading towards the Spanish coastline to avoid the worst of the brutal offshore breeze and sea state before breaking through the Strait of Gibraltar and out into the Atlantic.”
Incredible storms and a ton of rain in the past few weeks up and down the west coast create great conditions for some: Surfers and sharks.
In the article “White Sharks And 60-Foot Perfection At The Cortes Bank Session Of The Decade,” Holden Trnka details conditions near Cortes Bank where big wave surfer Garret McNamara and a crew of 41 found 60 foot waves. The team is working on the upcoming season of HBO’s100 foot wave included Bill Sharp, a former editor from Surfer magazine, who helped plan the trip where a white shark bump into one of the jet skis and the surfers responded by getting back onto their board as quickly as possible. Should be a fun show to watch.
Looking forward to what next week brings!