Is this what they mean by Black Friday?

From the story, more on those ‘tipping points”:

“In the Arctic, the tipping points identified in the new report, published on Friday, include: growth in vegetation on tundra, which replaces reflective snow and ice with darker vegetation, thus absorbing more heat; higher releases of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, from the tundra as it warms; shifts in snow distribution that warm the ocean, resulting in altered climate patterns as far away as Asia, where the monsoon could be effected; and the collapse of some key Arctic fisheries, with knock-on effects on ocean ecosystems around the globe.”

Read the whole story: Arctic ice melt could trigger uncontrollable climate change at global levelThe Guardian


Who are the Arctic 30?

Who are the Arctic 30? The Guardian profiles the 30 men and women from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise who have been held under arrest by Russian authorities since the group’s attempted protest on a Russian oil rig on September 18. The 30, 28 Greenpeace activists and two journalists, are facing piracy charges.

There was an international day of action calling for their release on October 5. In case you missed it, several photos and some video I collected –plus more background on the case– from the vigil here in Ljubljana, Slovenia, is here.

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