Antarctic sea ice coverage also shrank to a new record low. www.noaa.gov/news/june-2019-was-hottest-on-record-for-globe
Day: July 18, 2019
“Latest Gulf Storm Brings Tough Choices for Residents of Disappearing Isle de Jean Charles.” via @DeSmogBlog #lawx #Barry #hurricane #climate
While most of Louisiana was spared Barry’s wrath last week, Isle de Jean Charles, a quickly eroding strip of land among coastal wetlands in the Gulf of Mexico, was not. A storm surge swept over the island, about 80 miles southwest of New Orleans, early in the morning on July 13 before Barry was upgraded from a tropical storm to a category 1 hurricane. On July 15, I met with Albert Naquin, Chief of the Isle de Jean Charles Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Tribe (IDJC) and Wenceslaus Billiot Jr., the Tribe’s deputy chief, to travel to the island and assess the damages. That afternoon, we made our way through the receding waters that still covered Island Road, the only route connecting the island to the mainland. Days after the storm, some parts of the road on the island were still submerged in three feet of water. www.desmogblog.com/2019/07/17/tropical-storm-barry-isle-de-jean-charles-tribe-louisiana
“Here’s What Neil Armstrong Saw When He Landed Apollo 11’s Eagle on the Moon.” @LiveScience
See the moon through the eyes of the legendary moonwalker for the first time.