You’ve seen the iceberg that’s threatening the village in Greenland?

Here’s the story in Time Magazine. I took this photo of a similarly sized iceberg off Fogo in Newfoundland. The difference? The one in my photo is about 20 km from my camera. They are huge of course. As the ice breaks up in the Arctic, more of these will be moving south down the Chanel between Labrador and Greenland. How will that change the dynamics of the Atlantic Ocean? Well, there is this report by Rasmus Pedersen. Money quote:

These characteristics mean that sea ice loss initiates feedbacks that contribute directly to Arctic amplification of near-surface warming (Serreze et al. 2009; Screen and Simmonds 2010; Serreze and Barry 2011).

Just the facts please….

For loyal readers who look to the raw data, here [pdf] are the proposed EPA regulations on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

Money quote:

Nationwide, by 2030, this rule would achieve CO2 emission
reductions from the power sector of approximately 30 percent
from CO2 emission levels in 2005. This goal is achievable because
innovations in the production, distribution and use of
electricity are already making the power sector more efficient
and sustainable while maintaining an affordable, reliable and
diverse energy mix. 

$1B Climate Resiliency Fund….

That’s what President Obama is proposing. ScienceInsider story here. Related PCAST report is here [President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology for our international readers].

There are a lot of questions of course. First, can the President get this out of Congress?  Second, to what extent does this represent new money (rather than re-labeled dollars)? Third, how much of the $1B would go towards climate science?