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Remember the Exxon Valdez oil spill on March 24, 1989

The post Remember Exxon Valdez Oil Spill March 24, 1989 appeared first on Frontier Scientists.

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The United States Geological Survey neatly summarized the spill: “On 24 March 1989, the oil tanker ‘Exxon Valdez’ spilled 260,000 barrels of crude oil in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Oil eventually drifted over [] coastal and offshore waters occupied by approximately one million marine birds.” One million marine birds relying on habitat in Prince William […]

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Pristine Prince William Sound

The post Pristine Prince William Sound before March 24, 1989 appeared first on Frontier Scientists.

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Pristine Prince William Sound

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Alaska oil development on the North Slope is caught up in an ironic conundrum.  Alaska has permafrost, a permanently frozen layer at variable depth below the surface in frigid regions of a planet.  As Earth warms permafrost thaws. The burning of fossil fuels (oil) is heating the planet and thawing the permafrost below oil wells […]

The post AS THE EARTH WARMS appeared first on Frontier Scientists.

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Alaska oil development on the North Slope is caught up in an ironic conundrum. Alaska has permafrost, a permanently frozen layer at variable depth below the surface in frigid regions of a planet. The burning of fossil fuels (oil) is heating the plant and thawing the permafrost below the wells, and infrastructure where oil extraction […]

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Sometimes large projects spawn new science research.  For example, in 1958, when Edward Teller as director of the Atomic Energy Commission proposed to use nuclear bombs to landscape a harbor at Port Thompson on the west coast of Alaska, white man’s science data on the area did not exist.  Nearby local residents, particularly the Inupiat […]

The post Oil, Water, Baseline studies, and Cheats appeared first on Frontier Scientists.

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“The science is clear. Without rapid cuts in CO2 and other greenhouse gases, climate change will have increasingly destructive and irreversible impacts on life on Earth.” -Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Humans change the world, and in turn the world changes us. Human consumption of fossil fuels has added carbon dioxide and other […]

The post Temperature thresholds and the future of humanity appeared first on Frontier Scientists.

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She’s charismatic, blunt, and invigorating. And this sixteen-year-old climate activist has ignited a global movement. On Friday March 15, 2019, join her in asking for change. Strike near your local government buildings. Thunberg wants everyone to push policy makers, governments, industries, and themselves to take action. Join the Fridays for Future movement, and sign up […]

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Remember Prince William Sound in the headlines 3.23.1989

The post COUNTDOWN TO REMEMBER 3.23.1989 appeared first on Frontier Scientists.

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