#arctic passe ses bras de moniteur à la Gen 3
Et sort un nouveau support mural W1C.
#arctic passe ses bras de moniteur à la Gen 3
Et sort un nouveau support mural W1C.
#arctic : les ventirads Freezer 34 débarquent, avec de nouveaux #ventilateurs
Toujours avec des prix très attractifs.
CES 2019 : une RTX 2080 Ti ArcticStorm, watercooling RGB signé #zotac
Une jolie RTX 2080 Ti custom !
The last whalers: commuting from the North Sea to Antarctica | Aeon Essays
In the mid-20th century, young men from #Shetland would come of age and travel to Edinburgh. ‘Quite a lot of Shetland boys did that,’ says Gibbie Fraser, who was that boy some 60 years ago. ‘And I remember goin’ and dere was a lot of men dere and dey all seemed huge and in dose days dey all wore … dere dress clothes as almost a uniform.’ For many, this would have been their first trip to the mainland, their first trip to ‘Scotland’ proper at all, and the boys would watch the double-decker buses for the first time, or board a black cab for the neighbourhood of Leith. There, they would stand in lines that snaked around city blocks.Shetlanders are some of the only living people who participated in Antarctic whaling. #Whaling in the Southern Ocean followed the devastation of whale stocks in the North Sea around #Britain, #Iceland and #Norway in the late-19th and early 20th centuries. Whaling has been a foundation of Shetland’s economy for more than 300 years. It began with subsistence whaling, in the 18th and 19th centuries, and then developed into large-scale #Arctic and #Greenland hunts in the mid-19th century. Salvesen began whaling in Shetland at Olna in 1904, when the company established a whaling station. ‘That’s where [they], I suppose in a way, came to appreciate the Shetland men,’ said Fraser.
vu l’Arctique. Dernière phrase :
we can only hope that Russia continues to play by the rules.
On peut être certain que l’experte en géopolitique interviewée et sa brochette de conseillers veillent là dessus et s’activent de l’autre côté pour avancer les pions.
Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf / Commission des Limites du Plateau Continental
Norway’s push for Arctic oil and gas threatens Paris climate goals – study | Environment | The Guardian
They focussed on Norway because it has long been a supporter of ambitious global reduction targets and has used part of its oil revenues to develop renewable technologies and tackle deforestation. If it cannot leave fossil fuels in the ground and make the transition to a carbon-free economy, the authors ask, then how can any of its rivals in less developed nations be expected to do so?
“This is uncharacteristically irrational behaviour for Norway,” said Hannah McKinnon of Oil Change International. “The Paris climate goals mean the world has to stay within a finite carbon budget. Norway’s current plans for fossil fuel production, expansion, and exploration are dangerously out of line with these budgets. Norway can’t be a climate leader at the same time as depending on new oil and gas production.”
The government says such accusations are unfair because they run against the convention at international climate talks for the responsibility for emissions to lie with consumers rather than producers. In this regard – of purely domestic carbon use – it is doing better than most nations because it gets 97% of its electricity from renewable sources, has a high carbon tax, is a leader in promotion of electric vehicles, and is pioneering carbon capture and storage at waste plants and cement factories.
It also notes that oil and gas output is flat, it is unrealistic to assume that all exploration will be successful and the trend for overall production is away from carbon-heavy oil and towards cleaner gas, which is important as a “transition fuel” for countries that are trying to move away from coal. Officials point out that without Norway’s gas the UK would be far further behind in meeting its climate goals.
“We are part of the solution, not the problem,” the deputy minister for petroleum and energy, Ingvil Smines Tybring-Gjedde, told the Guardian. “This government is investing more in renewables and energy efficiency than any other. But renewables are not yet at a level where we can switch off oil and gas. We need a bridge.”
The government argues that its oil and gas reserves are the most efficiently extracted in the world and that, so as long as there is demand for these fuels, it is better that they come from Norway. It also puts the number of newly offered exploration blocks closer to 50.
Arbitration panel tells Russia to pay Dutch $6 million over #Greenpeace boat seizure
Russia must pay the Netherlands more than 5 million euros ($5.79 million)in damages for seizing a Dutch-flagged Greenpeace vessel in 2013 and arresting 30 people aboard, an international arbitration panel ruled on Tuesday.
Russian Federal Security Service agents captured the #Arctic_Sunrise in international waters after a protest against an oil platform. Those on board were detained in Russian prisons for months and released shortly before the Sochi Olympics.
We’ve never seen anything like what’s happening in the #Arctic and #Antarctic right now. This is a new era.
►https://sites.google.com/site/arctischepinguin/home/piomas #climat #Arctique #Antarctique #glace
Concept of the day: “Arctic amplification”
►https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/02/18/scientists-are-floored-by-whats-happening-in-the-arctic-right-now #climate_change #arctic
Ice-Free Arctic Trade Route Unlikely For Decades to Come, Study says
A new study on the commercial opportunities and challenges of #Arctic shipping by researchers at Copenhagen Business School’s Maritime Division finds that the navigation season on the Northern Sea Route (NSR) will remain too short for investments in ice-class vessels to be economically viable in the coming decades. Only after the year 2035 may the Arctic shipping route along Russia’s northern coast became competitive for some ships of comparable size.
[...] According to Peter Grønsedt, senior researcher on the study, “The annual navigation season is currently too short to offset the higher fuel consumption and capital costs of the ice-reinforced vessels compared to SCR vessels.” Furthermore, “the navigation season remains too unstable in order to maintain the strict time schedule upon which most liner service relies.”
Title: Sharing the Arctic Keywords: #Arctic #Borders #United-States #Russia #Denmark #Norway #Transport #Maritime_transport #Natural_resources #Oil #Energy Published: in “La Cité” (Genève), 2015 and in various publications in 2007, 2008, 2009,2011 et 2013 Author: Philippe Rekacewicz Date: 2007, updated in 2015
Arctic Web Map (AWM) is an Arctic-specific web mapping tool allowing researchers to customize map projections for scientifically accurate visualization and analysis, a function that is critical for arctic research but missing in existing web mapping platforms. It provides a visually appealing tool for education and outreach to a wider audience. Arctic Web Map has two components: An Arctic-focused tile server, and a #leaflet-based client library. By providing tiles in multiple Arctic projections, data can be more accurately visualized compared to most Mercator projected map tiles.
Arctic melting opens sea route to more pollution - Climate News Network
By Alex Kirby
Increasing loss of Arctic sea ice is likely soon to mean more ships being able to use the polar passage – affecting climate, health and air quality.
LONDON, 14 February, 2015 − As Arctic sea ice continues to melt at an alarming rate, maritime traffic is set to increase − and with it the pollution emitted by ships’ engines.
A paper published by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) says emissions of pollutants from vessels in the US area of the high Arctic could increase by between 150% and 600% by 2025.
Ships typically burn bunker fuel with a high sulphur content. As well as various greenhouse gases (GHGs), the engines also emit soot, or black carbon. And when this covers snow and ice, it reduces their ability to reflect sunlight away from the Earth, and so raises temperatures.
Polar code agreed to prevent Arctic environmental disasters | Environment | The Guardian
The international body in charge of sea safety adopted measures on Friday to protect people and the environment during a predicted shipping rush in the Arctic.http://i.guim.co.uk/static/w-620/h--/q-95/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/11/21/1416576349207/d4c75e8b-57ec-4b67-89e3-7c9bd8049312-620x372.jpeg
But environment groups and insurers said the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee had failed to address key issues including a proposed ban on heavy fuel oil and how to safeguard against cowboy operators.
The committee, which met in London this week, signed off on the Polar Code and various amendments to the Safety of Life at Sea (Solas) convention. These changes, which include mandatory requirements for ship design, crew training and search and rescue protocols, are expected to be ratified by the full IMO next year and come into force in 2017.
#Arctic drilling by Norway’s state-controlled Statoil has found no commercial quantities of oil and gas at the northernmost wells it has ever drilled in the Arctic.
#Greenpeace ship #Arctic_Sunrise released by Russia - Yahoo News
The Amsterdam-based environmental group said Friday the Arctic Sunrise departed the northern Russian port city of Murmansk and was headed to Amsterdam.
The ship had been held since September 2013 after Russian authorities seized it during a protest against an offshore oil platform and arrested the 30 people on board. Greenpeace opposes the location of the platform, within the Arctic Circle.
The crew and journalists were initially charged with piracy and were held in Russian prisons for months after their arrest near the #Prirazlomnaya platform. The charges were later downgraded to hooliganism and they were eventually released shortly before the Sochi Olympics.
The Arctic: Where the U.S. and Russia Could Square Off Next - Uri Friedman - The Atlantic
In mid-March, around the same time that Russia annexed Crimea, Russian officials announced another territorial coup: 52,000 square kilometers in the Sea of Okhotsk, a splotch of Pacific Ocean known as the “Peanut Hole” and believed to be rich in oil and gas. A U.N. commission had recognized the maritime territory as part of Russia’s continental shelf, Russia’s minister of natural resources and environment proudly announced, and the decision would only advance the territorial claims in the Arctic that Russia had pending before the same committee.
After a decade and a half of painstaking petitioning, the Peanut Hole was Russia’s.
Russian officials were getting a bit ahead of themselves. Technically, the UN commission had approved Russia’s recommendations on the outer limits of its continental shelf—and only when Russia acts on these suggestions is its control of the Sea of Okhotsk “final and binding.”
Still, these technicalities shouldn’t obscure the larger point: Russia isn’t only pursuing its territorial ambitions in Ukraine and other former Soviet states. It’s particularly active in the Arctic Circle, and, until recently, these efforts engendered international cooperation, not conflict.
But the Crimean crisis has complicated matters. Take Hillary Clinton’s call last week for Canada and the United States to form a “united front” in response to Russia "aggressively reopening military bases” in the Arctic. Or the difficulties U.S. officials are having in designing sanctions against Russia that won’t harm Western oil companies like Exxon Mobil, which are engaged in oil-and-gas exploration with their Russian counterparts in parts of the Russian Arctic.
In a dispatch from “beneath the Arctic ocean” this week, The Wall Street Journal reported on a U.S. navy exercise, scheduled before the crisis in Ukraine, that included a simulated attack on a Russian submarine. The U.S. has now canceled a joint naval exercise with Russia in the region and put various other partnerships there on hold.....
Fighting Poverty, Environmental #activism, and Lessons from Madiba: An Interview with #Kumi_Naidoo
I recently had the opportunity to interview Kumi Naidoo, the first African head of #Greenpeace International. Born in Durban, #South_Africa in 1965 Naidoo became an anti-apartheid activist at the early age of 15, something that eventually forced him to go underground before fleeing the country. Among other things I asked him about the shift […]
New Trans-Arctic shipping routes navigable by midcentury
Record lows in observed Arctic sea ice extent, together with climate model predictions of even greater ice declines in the future, have fueled speculations about new trans-Arctic shipping routes linking the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. However, little is known about how the projected geophysical changes in sea ice will impact the viability of ship navigation through the region.
To address this question, we applied numerical transportation analysis (1) to individual and ensemble-averaged datasets of projected sea ice thickness and concentration from seven respected general circulation models. This method allowed for an evaluation of peak-season (September) Arctic shipping potential for early- (2006–2015) and mid-21st century (2040–2059) and their comparison with past decades (1979–2005).
Canada and Denmark claim pieces of the Arctic | Barentsobserver
via Elisabeth Vallet qu’on attend (toujours) très impatiemment sur Seenthis
Canada is soon expected to apply to the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf for exclusive rights to 1.7 million square kilometers of Arctic sea floor. Denmark and Greenland submitted their claim last week.
The ‘#Anthropocene’, an era shaped by people
A new report confirms that we are responsible for global warming. The continued melting of the Arctic’s sea ice is now widely seen to be true. So too is the idea that this has major global consequences. Is the situation reversible?
Sur l’anthropocène :
Learning How to Die in the Anthropocene
The first-ever bulk freighter to pass through the Arctic was carrying coal: ▻http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/09/26/2683481/northwest-passage-passable-climate-change-arctic
Big freighter traverses Northwest Passage for 1st time | Reuters
Nordic Orion carrying Pacific Canadian coal to Finland
Voyage cut a week off time, saved $80,000 in fuel
Seen as high-risk, high-gain strategy -expert
U.N. publishes new climate change report on same day
* Analysts see commercial Arctic shipping as years away