This is a lot of ice! “315 billion-tonne iceberg breaks off #Antarctica.” (Scientists say while there’s much to be concerned about in Antarctica, there is no cause for alarm yet for this particular ice shelf.) @BBCNews #climate

“While there is much to be concerned about in Antarctica, there is no cause for alarm yet for this particular ice shelf.” www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-49885450

Fascinating read. “Confirmed. Fossils That Formed 3.5 billion Years Ago, Really are Fossils. The Oldest Evidence of Life Found So Far.” via @UniverseToday #science

New research has confirmed the presence of organic matter in ancient stromatolite fossils. The discovery could point the way to finding the same on Mars: www.universetoday.com/143561/confirmed-fossils-that-formed-3-5-billion-years-ago-really-are-fossils-the-oldest-evidence-of-life-found-so-far/

“These scientists are trying to save melting #Arctic ice.” @Grist #climate #climatechange

Their plan is costly and controversial, but we may be running out of choices. Tiny glass beads might seem an unlikely hero in the fight against climate change, but they may end up playing an outsize role in tackling one of the natural world’s most dire predicaments. grist.org/article/these-scientists-are-trying-to-save-melting-arctic-ice/

“They Survived #Dorian but Wonder How Many More Hurricanes They Can Withstand.” #ncwx #hurricane #flooding

Most residents in eastern North Carolina, where people rattle off the names of storms like old enemies, were spared the worst from Dorian. But they haven’t all recovered from last year’s flooding. www.nytimes.com/2019/09/06/us/dorian-north-carolina-hurricane-victims.html

Our existence is going to be more fleeting than we’d care to admit. “Opinion: Earth Has Survived Extinctions Before, It’s Humans Who Are Fragile.” via @nprscottsimon & @NPR #environment #climate

Opinion: Earth Has Survived Extinctions Before, It’s Humans Who Are Fragile: www.npr.org/2019/09/07/758448991/opinion-earth-has-survived-extinctions-before-its-humans-who-are-fragile

Years of recovery ahead. “’What death smells like’: #Dorian’s toll expected to soar in #Bahamas.” @Reuters #hurricanedorian

The smell of death hangs over parts of Great Abaco Island in the northern Bahamas, where relief workers on Friday sifted through the debris of shattered homes and buildings in a search expected to dramatically drive up the death toll from Hurricane Dorian. www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-dorian/what-death-smells-like-dorians-toll-expected-to-soar-in-bahamas-idUSKCN1VR1XE