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Erna Solberg is going to talk in New York about sustainability. Dagbladet writes an article about the anti-sustainable government Erna Solberg is leading as Norway's PM, reason for Dagbladet to write that Erna Solberg talks with two different tongues, or a split tongue.

The Norwegian text can be translated with

#NewYork   #sustainability   #ErnaSolberg  

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Norway experiences a warmer climate with more rain, a shorter ski season, diminishing glaciers and rising sea levels.

#ClimateChange   #norway  

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“The most special [thing about 2015] was that we had so many instances of extreme precipitation,” Has Olav Hygen, a climate researcher at the Norwegian Meteorological Institute said.

Note: Extreme weather is one of the signs of climate change.

#Norway   #ClimateChange   #Weather  

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Today, 31-12-2015, the temperatures on the northpole are +1 Celsius. Normally it is -25, -30.

Planet Earth is warming up, because of climate change, but the north pole experiences this climatechange in a very much higher speed. The plus Celsius temperatures, measured now, are related with the storm that has created also the bad weather in USA and Iceland recently.

The only way to avoid a repeat of this too high temperature, is to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

What is a greenhouse gas?
A greenhouse gas (sometimes abbreviated GHG) is a gas in an atmosphere that absorbs and emits radiation within the thermal infrared range. This process is the fundamental cause of the greenhouse effect. The primary greenhouse gases in Earth's atmosphere are water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and ozone. Without greenhouse gases, the average temperature of Earth's surface would be about 15 °C (27 °F) colder than the present average of 14 °C (57 °F). In the Solar System, the atmospheres of Venus, Mars and Titan also contain gases that cause a greenhouse effect.

Human activities since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution (taken as the year 1750) have produced a 40% increase in the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide, from 280 ppm in 1750 to 400 ppm in 2015. This increase has occurred despite the uptake of a large portion of the emissions by various natural "sinks" involved in the carbon cycle.

Anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions (i.e. emissions produced by human activities) come from combustion of carbon-based fuels, principally coal, oil, and natural gas, along with deforestation.

It has been estimated that if greenhouse gas emissions continue at the present rate, Earth's surface temperature could exceed historical values as early as 2047, with potentially harmful effects on ecosystems, biodiversity and the livelihoods of people worldwide.


What can YOU do?
1. To help reducing the greenhouse gases it is a huge contribution not to eat meat every day. Two days without eating meat reduces methane, a gas produced by cows. On the moment too many cows contribute to it, because of the unhealthy habit of humans to eat meat every single day.

2. Use public transport, or a bike, or go on foot.

3. When you have to wait somewhere, stop the engine of the car. Do not let it run while you have to wait for a while. 

4. Start following the free online course "Causes of Climate Change" organized by "FutureLearn" and offered by excellent professors of the University of Bergen, Norway (in English), for all levels of education, with the minimum of high school.

#ClimateChange   #NorthPole   #Norway   #climatechange  

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Mild winter
For many people a mild winter is warmer than the Norwegian winter. Here it has been from November till now three times been more than ten 6 degrees above zero, after winter started, with temperatures till minus fourteen, cold, but normal.

Because of the warmth, blown land inward from the high sea temperatures, the snow melted. Rain fell. Soon the weather became colder again, till minus ten to minus fourteen again, snow fell, and yes, again a warming up was there, till three times until yesterday. The photos are made on December 21, 2015, about 15:30
One the third photo one can see ice, because of a mix of rain, compressed snow, and frost in the upper layers of the earth. Impossible to walk over it. 
Normally these photos could be made at the end of winter, in the last weeks of March, till half April. Normally one does not see any grass anymore till the end of March, from the beginning of winter in October, here in the mountains.
Normally a wonderful winterlandscape is visible with lots of snow, really beautiful. Not now.

In a Norwegian newspaper I read: 
This year's mild winter is unlikely to be the last in Norway with experts predicting a temperature rise of up to six degrees in the country's Arctic regions by the end of the century.

#Norway   #Climatechange   #winter   #21December2015  
Climate change in Norway
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News: Norway's Arctic 'to get six degrees warmer'
This year's mild winter is unlikely to be the last in Norway with experts predicting a temperature rise of up to six degrees in the country's Arctic regions by the end of the century.

Related alarming articles:
'We will continue with oil and gas': Norway PM (14 Dec 15)

Svalbard veterans report alarming changes (05 Aug 15)

Experts urge Norway oil fund to consider climate (04 Dec 14)

Norway: Best prepared in world for climate change (06 Nov 14)

Norway must react to IPCC climate report (02 Nov 14)

#Norway   #Arctic   #climatechange   #warmingsixdegrees  

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Now: Too high temperatures in Norway
Yesterday a warm stormy wind blew from the west to the east and all snow has melted in 24 hours. The temperatures went up from -14 Celsius in the last weeks till +6 Celsius now.

This is not as it should be. End of November is cold (-15, here in the mountains of central Norway), to extremely cold (-30), and strong frost continues till the end of March. At the end of May the lakes more upward are still frozen.

Tomorrow the temperatures go a bit lower, to -2 tomorrow night. That is, again, not as it should, far too warm, but at least more "winter" than it felt today. Ovens could be closed, windows could be opened. A warm breeze was there.

Check the temperatures in Norway on the Norwegian Meteorologisk Institutt "YR". You can see there that even direction North Pole the temperatures are now far too high.

In Paris all world leaders are together in the first week of December, in Paris, to talk about Climate Change: COP21. It is of the highest importance that they are going to bring into practice what will be agreed. Otherwise it will be very soon catastrophical for all life on earth, and human beings will be forced to go on, to higher land, as refugees, water refugees. Climate refugees. It will not be possible to live all on just some parts of land. The climate change will bring death, diseases and famine, and therefore who knows how many wars, to battle for food, land, clean water, a house, shelter.

Photo: Future map of the world. You can search for your own country. What is brown is land. What is green-blue is water:

#Norway   #ClimateChange   #COP21   #Paris   #MeteorologiskInstitutt  

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In December 2015, the international community will convene in Paris to agree to a new global climate change deal. 

#COP21   #Paris   #ClimateChange  
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