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The better we understand climate change, the more we seem to find that warming begets warming in unexpected and self-amplifying ways: Implacable heat engines materialize and run independently of all human effort. There are an estimated 1 trillion metric tons of frozen carbon in the soils of the Arctic region — a century’s worth of global emissions, twice the amount stored in the global forest, another few Industrial Revolutions. As the planet warms, permafrost thaws and decomposes, sending carbon into the air and further warming the planet. Higher temperatures also kindle increasingly intense and frequent wildfires in high-latitude forests, to quadruple effect. Fire releases carbon directly; it burns off the insulating upper layer of vegetation, exposing more permafrost to warm air; it blackens the trees and land, which consequently absorb more solar radiation; and its soot can settle on and darken snow and ice sheets to the north, which then also absorb more … [Read more...] about The Fate of Trees: How Climate Change May Alter Forests Worldwide
Originally intended to be a big-screen theatrical release, HBO swooped in at TIFF and snapped it up for a reported $20 million. With a big movie star like Hugh Jackman in an offbeat character turn, and a cast that includes Allison Janney and Ray Romano, this movie won huge acclaim when it premiered at TIFF. Upon its debut on HBO, viewers were stuck at home looking for something special to watch. They found it. … [Read more...] about Emmy Predictions 2020: Outstanding Television Movie – Netflix Has Four Of Five Nominees Including ‘El Camino’ But Is This Breaking ‘Bad Education’ For HBO?
As for Collins' neck ... the Cowboys ultimately put him on injured reserve to start this season ... though they claim it's unrelated to the crash -- saying a hip problem he had been previously dealing with was the reason for the move. … [Read more...] about NFL’s La’el Collins Complained Of Neck Pain After Car Crash, Police Video Shows
The closures also come two days after the use of pyrotechnics for a gender reveal party led to the El Dorado Fire near Oak Glen in San Bernadino County. The fire, which broke out in Yucaipa’s El Dorado Ranch Park, is only 7 percent contained as of Monday and has burned more than 8,500 acres. … [Read more...] about Bobcat Fire Engulfs Nearly 5,000 Acres; U.S. Forest Service Orders Closures Of Angeles National Forest, Several Other Natural Grounds