Georgia warming?

first_imgBy Susan VarlamoffUniversity of GeorgiaWhat does global warming mean to you? State climatologist David Stooksbury, an atmospheric sciences professor in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, answers questions on climate change in Georgia.How will global warming affect Georgia?We don’t know. The models don’t do a good job of predicting climates on the local scale or predicting extreme climate events.What we do know is that Georgia has cooled down slightly (0.1 degrees Fahrenheit) in the past 100 years. I think this is the result of Georgia’s going from primarily row-crop agriculture in 1900 to forest.Today, 60 percent to 70 percent of Georgia is forested, and we think transpiration of water vapor from the trees has caused a drop in temperature.Can we link high carbon dioxide levels to Earth’s warming?We have the highest carbon dioxide levels in recorded history. Atmospheric scientists have been sending up two weather balloons daily nationwide since 1948, and we see no trends for warming or cooling in the bottom half of the atmosphere.The measurements showing Earth is warming are taken on the surface. We’re just not sure of the feedback loops and what part is human-induced.If sea levels rise globally, will the Georgia coast be flooded?Along the Georgia coast, any change in sea level will have catastrophic impacts because of the shallow nature of our coastal waters. Around the world, we don’t see uniform changes in sea levels.The local sea level is modulated by local geological processes. Two important such processes are local uplift of the earth’s surface and the deposition of soil from the continent.On the global scale, ice melting in the sea doesn’t cause a sea level rise — only ice on land, such as Greenland. We know the North Pole is melting, but the South Pole ice sheet is increasing. These problems are complex.Can we expect hurricanes like Katrina to hit Georgia?Yes! Major hurricanes have struck Georgia in the past and will in the future, regardless of climate change. We hear about hurricanes only when they hit land, so this year we’ve had little news.In the 1800s, Georgia had six category 3 or higher hurricanes. Thousands of people were killed. We’re overdue for a major hurricane. But, as I said, our models can’t predict when.How does burning fossil fuels fit into global warming?It’s very complex. Atmospheric carbon dioxide caused by burning fossil fuels has increased since the 1750s and especially since 1945. Global temperatures have increased during the same period.However, there isn’t a simple, one-to-one relationship between carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and temperature. We expect most of the warming to be at night, during the winter, in the higher latitudes. We might see very little warming during the summer in Georgia.If we don’t know the impact of fossil fuels, why do anything?We’re polluting our environment from coal-fired power plants and driving cars that produce health-harming pollutants. Our national security and economy depend on imported oil. So to control our own destiny, we need to develop alternative fuels.For Georgia, that means relying much more on solar power. Biofuels from agricultural and forestry waste show outstanding potential here. Along the coast, wind energy can be developed for peak power demands. No single energy source will solve the problem.Do you see any other weather variations caused by people?Yes — population increases and land changes. As soon as we have 2,500 people in a population center, we see warming signals.Atlanta is much warmer than the surrounding suburbs, often by 10 degrees. Downwind from major cities, we see more rain. In Southeastern summers, afternoon temperatures in farm fields are higher than in the surrounding forest.We must plan and design for things we do know, especially in land-use changes.(Susan Varlamoff is a program coordinator for the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Office of Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

Southwest ShowCAES

first_imgStudents desiring to attend the University of Georgia or those interested in learning more about the UGA Tifton Campus are invited to attend Southwest ShowCAES 2015, a recruiting event on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at the Tifton Campus Conference Center.Southwest ShowCAES is designed to introduce high school and college students to the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the UGA Tifton Campus. Prospective UGA students will meet with faculty and students from the nine different departments within the college and learn about all the academic programs that are offered. Representatives from financial aid and university admissions will also be available to answer questions.The evening is one of UGA Tifton’s biggest recruiting events each year, attracting approximately 200 people. “I have a personal connection with the event because it was helpful for me,” said Breanna Coursey, admissions counselor on the UGA Tifton Campus and former UGA Tifton student. As a student at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in 2010, Coursey attended Southwest ShowCAES and discovered there was an academic program available for her at the UGA Tifton Campus.“The most memorable part for me was that, after we visited with the different departments and had dinner, they had breakout sessions. There, I learned more about transferring, which is what I was hoping to hear more about. That’s really where I realized I could stay in Tifton and attend the University of Georgia. Up until that point, I thought Athens was my only option,” Coursey said. “I remember the information they gave me being really helpful, especially concerning GPA and credit hours.”After dinner there will be two breakout sessions: one for high school students who plan to attend UGA in Athens, Georgia, and one for current college students considering transferring to a UGA campus.“The exposure we receive from these events is very crucial. There are people in the Tifton community that do not realize they can get an undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia here in Tifton,” Coursey said. “It is really exciting to think about the number of people we have the potential to impact.”The event will start at 5:30 p.m. and is free to attend. However, preregistration is requested to adequately prepare for the dinner. To preregister, go to For more information, contact Coursey at (229) 386-3077 or at Sept. 15 event in Tifton is the first of two showCAES events that will be offered in south Georgia. On Thursday, Sept. 17, at 5:30 p.m., a similar event, Southeast ShowCAES, will be held in Statesboro, Georgia, at the Bulloch County Center for Agriculture.last_img read more

Christopher Barbieri to be honored as Boy Scouts’ Distinguished Citizen of the Year

first_imgRegistration closes todayDistinguished CitizenAward DinnerOctober 7, 2008ChristopherBarbieriGreen Mountain CouncilBoy Scouts of is external)To attend: Call 802-244-5189The Distinguished Citizen AwardThe Boy Scouts of America has beenfostering the values of citizenship andleadership in Americas youth since1910. In those years, more than 110million young men and women havecounted themselves as Scoutingalumni.There is no better way to foster positivevalues and to highlight the traits thatAmerica stands for then by having positiveand active role models to copy.The Green Mountain Council, BoyScouts of America recognizes and appreciatesthe service, leadership and visionof Christopher Barbieri. The youthof Vermont have a great role model tolook up to in Chris Barbieri.The Green Mountain Council is honoredand proud to present the DistinguishedCitizen Award to ChristopherBarbieri.last_img read more

Drug Queen of the Pacific, Sentenced to Prison in the U.S.

first_img She pleaded guilty to these charges in order to reach an agreement with the prosecution, which at first considered more serious accusations. “We expect this process to take a month, more or less,” stated her defense attorney, who works in Arizona (southwestern U.S.). Federal Judge Michael Moore sentenced Ávila Beltrán to 70 months of in prison – five years and eight months – but the judge took into consideration time she already served, including almost five years in Mexico, plus 11 months that the defendant spent in a Florida prison, after her extradition from her country in 2012. Ávila Beltrán was accused of conspiracy to import up to five kilograms of cocaine to the United States between 1999 and 2004 by U.S. authorities, as well as cocaine distribution charges during the same period. By Dialogo July 29, 2013center_img Wearing a beige inmate uniform and shackles on her feet, the “Queen” smiled upon hearing the sentence that will leave her in the custody of U.S. Immigration Services for the next few days, so she can be deported to Mexico later on. Ávila Beltrán, age 52, a prominent figure in the Sinaloa Cartel, reached a plea deal with the prosecution, resulting in her being charged with one crime: advising a drug trafficker to avoid justice, in reference to her former sentimental partner, Colombian trafficker Juan Diego Espinosa, aka “El Tigre”, a key player between Sinaloa and Norte del Valle cartels in Colombia. Mexican drug trafficker Sandra Ávila Beltrán, known as the “Queen of the Pacific”, was sentenced on July 25 to 70 months in prison by Miami’s Federal Court, for advising another drug lord. last_img read more

Easy ways to save this holiday season

first_img 56SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: Details 2018 has absolutely flown by. Thanksgiving is just over a week away. It’s shocking, I know.If the holiday season has crept up on you, then I bet you haven’t started your holiday shopping yet (Hopefully you’ve bought your Thanksgiving turkey though). If you’re in need of a few extra bucks for the holidays, here are a few easy ways to cut back for the rest of the year.Only use cash: We’re living in the world of Amazon and Apple Pay, which makes spending money easier than ever. If you’re not the cash-carrying type, just remember that it feels a lot more personal every time you complete a transaction with cash. It’s enough to make you second guess your spending habits.Write it all down: Every single time you make a purchase, write it down. By physically jotting down every dollar you spend, you’ll quickly realize just how much money you spend on things that don’t really matter. Hopefully this can be a wake-up call to cut back on any frivolous spending.Grab a quilt: Turning down your thermostat is a simple way to save a few bucks over the rest of the year. I know it’s getting colder, but it’s an easy fix and it will save you a lot of money. Grab a blanket and those wool socks and deal with it. Having a few extra bucks to spend will be satisfying when you get ready to buy your niece that karaoke machine she’s been wanting.last_img read more

Arsenal 2019/20 Premier League fixtures in full

first_img August 2019 11 Aug – Newcastle United v Arsenal (A)17 Aug – Arsenal v Burnley (H)24 Aug – Liverpool v Arsenal (A)31 Aug – Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur (H) Advertisement Where will Arsenal finish this season?1st0%2nd0%3rd0%4th0%5th0%6th0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your results Metro Sport ReporterThursday 13 Jun 2019 9:05 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link109Shares May 2020 2 May – Arsenal v Liverpool (H)9 May – Aston Villa v Arsenal (A)17 May – Arsenal v Watford (H) February 2020 1 Feb – Burnley v Arsenal (A)8 Feb – Arsenal v Newcastle United (H)22 Feb – Arsenal v Everton (H)29 Feb – Manchester City v Arsenal (A) November 2019 2 Nov – Arsenal v Wolverhampton (H)9 Nov – Leicester City v Arsenal (A)23 Nov – Arsenal v Southampton (H)30 Nov – Norwich City v Arsenal (A) December 2019 3 Dec – Arsenal v Brighton (H)7 Dec – West Ham United v Arsenal (A)14 Dec – Arsenal v Manchester City (H)21 Dec – Everton v Arsenal (A)26 Dec – Bournemouth v Arsenal (A)28 Dec – Arsenal v Chelsea (H) Comment January 2020 1 Jan – Arsenal v Manchester United (H)11 Jan – Crystal Palace v Arsenal (A)18 Jan – Arsenal v Sheffield United (H)22 Jan – Chelsea v Arsenal (A) Arsenal 2019/20 Premier League fixtures in full March 2020 7 Mar – Arsenal v West Ham United (H)14 Mar – Brighton v Arsenal (A)21 Mar – Southampton v Arsenal (A) October 2019 5 Oct – Arsenal v Bournemouth (H)19 Oct – Sheffield United v Arsenal (A)26 Oct – Arsenal v Crystal Palace (H) Advertisement Arsenal finished fifth last season despite the goals of Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Picture: Getty)Arsenal will begin their Premier League campaign against Newcastle at St James’ Park, and face both Liverpool and Tottenham in the opening month.Unai Emery’s side missed out on a top-four place last season following a disastrous run of form which saw them collect four points out of a possible 15.A miserable end to the campaign was compounded by a 4-1 defeat in the Europa League final against Chelsea which has put a significant dent in the club’s spending power this summer. September 2019 14 Sep – Watford v Arsenal (A)21 Aug – Arsenal v Aston Villa (H)28 Aug – Manchester United v Arsenal (A) April 2020 4 Apr – Arsenal v Norwich City (H)11 Apr – Wolverhampton v Arsenal (A)18 Apr – Arsenal v Leicester City (H)25 Apr – Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal (A)last_img read more

Airbnb expansion to include Gold Coast properties

first_imgYou can book a tent for two in the Gold Coast hinterland for $250 per night.A SAFARI-STYLE tent in the clouds with 180 degree views of Lamington National Park. Welcome to one of the latest listings on Airbnb that takes glamping to the next level while fitting firmly in the service’s latest expansion. This Broadbeach penthouse is described as ‘premium accommodation’. Or this house in Broadbeach Waters can be rented for $302 per night.The company will also expand its experiences category, adding concerts, social dining, adventures and social impact experiences.Airbnb expects to have more than one billion annual guests by 2028. Glamping experiences like this are part of Airbnb’s latest rollout of services.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa19 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe short-term rental website, which is so popular on the Gold Coast — particularly in the lead-up to and during the Commonwealth Games — it is said to threaten the traditional rental market, has announced a number of new additions to its functionality. Airbnb has unveiled plans to introduce four new property types to its service, expanding from ‘entire home’, ‘private room’ and ‘shared space’, to allow users to also search for ‘vacation home’, ‘unique’, ‘B & B’ and ‘boutiques’. It’s available for $611 per night.In addition to this, users will also be able to search for tiered properties — residences which have been verified for their quality, comfort and beauty — and a new ‘collections’ feature groups together property types to suit occasions, from Airbnb for work, to Airbnb for honeymoons or group getaways.last_img read more

Solskjaer: I’m sure we’ll win the league soon

first_img Promoted ContentWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?6 Best Natural History Museums In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do10 Absolutely Stunning Asian ActressesEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldContemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing Locations2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This read also:Solskjaer calls for realistic expectations for market “I’m sure Manchester United will mount a challenge and get back to winning the league,” Solskjaer said. “When that’s going to happen is up to every single one who’s here and how quickly we can make this process go, we’re developing as a team, improving and we’ve come a long way in one season so let’s take Paul’s word into the dressing room and expect and demand more every single day.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is confident his team can win the league in the coming years. United are pushing the top teams in the league with their present form, as they are now unbeaten in 16 games. Having won their last four, United are now two points away from third place in the league. And Solskjaer thinks they can go on to another level next term and beyond.Advertisementlast_img read more

Scott Dann: Dwight Gayle will learn from dismissal

first_imgCrystal Palace captain Scott Dann believes Dwight Gayle will learn from his costly red card at the weekend. Press Association Gayle, finally getting a run in the Eagles side thanks to injuries to fellow strikers Connor Wickham and Marouane Chamakh, was sent off a minute before half-time against West Ham. Having already been booked for a needless lunge on Dimitri Payet, the 24-year-old then chopped down Cheikhou Kouyate to earn a second yellow card. center_img It left Palace having to play the entire second half with 10 men and, although they looked like holding out for a point, two late goals from Manuel Lanzini and Payet gave the Hammers a 3-1 win. Gayle will now miss next Saturday’s trip to Leicester through suspension, but defender Dann said: “He will learn. “He was trying to do his best for the team and unfortunately he has ended up getting sent off and we have lost the game. “When you look at it again you think he does not need to make that challenge, but these things happen. He wants to do well. “He has got a run in the team after not playing much this season and he wants to impress. It was a bit too much enthusiasm I would probably say. “It looked like one that he could have got away with, but when you are on a yellow card you always run the risk. “It is difficult against teams like West Ham with 11 men, never mind 10. We were disappointed with the result.” last_img read more

CONCACAF, Jamaica gov’t hail late Burrell’s legacy

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – Continental governing body, CONCACAF, has led an outpouring of tributes for Jamaica Football Federation president Captain Horace Burrell, who passed away in the United States on Tuesday.Jamaican Burrell, a seminal figure in regional football, served as a senior vice-president on the CONCACAF executive and also sat on the disciplinary committee of football’s world governing body, FIFA.“Captain Burrell’s commitment and vision for the sport contributed to creating a strong legacy for the game within the region,” a statement from the Miami-headquartered organisation said.“With his passion and spirit, he was a tireless supporter of his country’s football development.”CONCACAF governs football in North, Central American and the Caribbean.Cricket West Indies also hailed Captain Burrell’s contribution to sports development across the region, noting he had left a strong legacy.“Jamaica’s football made an indelible mark on the world in 1998 – Captain Burrell and his team led that journey,” CWI president Dave Cameron said in a statement.“We acknowledge his tremendous efforts to develop and grow the sport, not just in Jamaica, but in the Caribbean region. He stayed close to cricket and always had tips to share. His contribution will always be remembered.”The Jamaica government also paid tribute to Burrell, with Prime Minister Andrew Holness describing the national sporting icon, businessman and philanthropist, as a loss to many communities throughout the island.“Captain Burrell dedicated his life to serving Jamaica. He had a dream that Jamaica could compete with the best of the best in the football field,” Holness said.“He was dedicated in ensuring Jamaica realised that dream of being in the World Cup finals with the Reggae Boyz in 1998.”At the time of his death Captain Burrell remained active in his companies as chief executive officer and founder of both Captain’s Bakery and Captain’s Aviation Service.The prime minister said Captain Burrell was one of Jamaica’s finest who was dedicated to Jamaicans.“The nation has lost not only a father of our international football reputation but also a man who invested significantly in community development through Captain’s Bakery by sponsoring many leagues throughout the island.”Captain Burrell received Jamaica’s fourth highest national honour, the Commander of the Order of Distinction (CD) in 1998. He also received the highest award, Order of Merit, from the world football governing body, FIFA.Former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller said Burrell’s place was cemented in the region’s sporting history as he was the leading force in taking the Reggae Boyz to the 1998 World Cup in France.“Captain Burrell with his flamboyance and bravado achieved this feat because he believed in himself and in the power and skill of the Jamaica people,” Simpson-Miller said in a statement.“He was never afraid to knock on doors and think outside of the box as he tried to make the young Reggae Boyz a success.“Captain Burrell also used his position in CONCACAF to advance Jamaica’s football and ensure that we were treated fairly.“He exhibited admirable corporate social responsibility and was always giving whether through his bakery or helping young football talents.“Jamaica, Football and the sporting fraternity have lost a giant and I have lost a friend… Walk good, my dear Captain! May your soul rest in peace and light perpetual shine upon you,” Simpson Miller added.Another former Prime Minister, PJ Patterson, described Burrell as a “big figure” who would not be easy to replace.“We have suffered a monumental loss. He was a big figure and it’s not going to be easy to replace him but I am sure he would want us to continue on the journey and he would want to reap the eternal rest which he deserves and I personally can attest to the epic quality of his contribution to the development of Jamaica,” said Patterson.“It’s the loss of one who has stood at the very forefront in the cause of advancing the excellence of Jamaica in sports. When he became the president he had a very clear mission and that was to take us to the World Cup Finals in France.“He shared that idea with me as he travelled one afternoon from Jamaica House to Montego Bay for the opening of Jarrett Park as a major centre for sports in western Jamaica and he said to me ‘Prime Minister, I have one clear ambition – I want the Jamaica football team to be present in France’ and I said to him what can I do to assist in that process and he said I want a coach from Brazil,” Patterson added.Captain Burrell served as JFF president between 1994 and 2003 and then again from 2007 until his passing.last_img read more