Atlético de Madrid has come out to face Simeone. The club has published a letter signed by the CEO, Miguel Ángel Gil Marín, in which he supports without palliative the Argentine coach, the coaching staff and the staff, after criticism received by him and the team for the elimination in the round of 16 Cup against the Cutlural Leonesa, and asks for union to the fans .. So says the letterMiguel Ángel Gil Marín has valued the elimination suffered Thursday in the Copa del Rey against Cultural Leonesa. For the CEO “It has been a hard and unexpected blow for all athletics. I understand perfectly and I share with our fans this great disappointmentn, but we should not assess the situation of the club from the passion and pain of the last two results. We must be responsible and value what we are, where we are and what we have achieved as a club with this coaching staff and with this template. The more we doubt our work from the outside, the stronger and more united we must be “. The stumble suffered in León has caused criticism for the CEO “They are normal, but we cannot doubt the work group that has helped us get here and we must continue working without losing perspective. In the last decade we have played many finals, we have won 9 titles and we have consolidated among the great teams in Europe. This has allowed us to have one of the most valued templates in the continent this season. My obligation as CEO is to protect all the work that has been done in recent years and that has given us so many successes. To all those who work in the club I must demand commitment and results, and to the fans I must ask for confidence, because I am convinced that the team will continue to respond. The quality and commitment of the staff and the coaching staff, with Diego at the head, is unquestionable and I have no doubt that they will meet the goals of the club this season and they will help us continue to grow in the coming years “.The fans are hurt by defeat and Miguel Ángel Gil understands: “All athletics are hurt because we lost two titles this January, although with very different feelings. In the Super Cup we fell at the last moment, but competing from you to you with two of the great teams of world football. It is normal that many fans are disappointed by the unexpected defeat against a rival of Second Division B, but that can not deviate from how really important it is how we got to the current Atlético de Madrid, a club that grows spectacularly, with a social mass unconditional that has just reached 130,000 members and is an example for many other entities. And we have arrived thanks to being together: fans, club, technicians, players … That is the secret of our growth and our strength, which makes us different from other teams. When things don’t go well, it’s when we have to be more united to recover the pulse of the competition as soon as possible and we have a quick opportunity on Sunday at home against Leganés “.
Modric: the Croatian took, together with Isco, the command of Madrid in its most difficult moments during the first half. Acting as a right-handed interior, he looked for everything he could to Bale, but the Welshman did not help him, so he ended up looking more at the left-handed flank or Carvajal. Without attending any goal, he was present in three of them: he served the corner that ended in the 1-3, left Benzema on the front so that Lucas would do the 1-3 and also threw Valverde to give it to Jovic in 1-4.Isco: next to Modric, architect of the white comeback in the first half; It hit Madrid when it was the worst. He lacks to find that driving rhythm that he had years ago that also made him harmful as a dribbler, but he supplied it with good driving and, above all, with a great goal to tie. His technical gesture was beautiful and precise. His good game extended to the second half, giving air to the white game when Osasuna squeezed for the tie. He left in 82 ’, leaving the site to Vinicius.Bale: If this is what you have to offer, a lot more bench and harrow awaits you than grass in the remainder of the season. His first half was very weak, starting on the right and failing easy passes, losing balls and giving air to Osasuna. Unable to overflow, he went to the area to look for one-touch shots, but he was also heavy there. And yet, he enjoyed a golden occasion at a Carvajal center that finished high, with everything in favor. The tie to one arose after a defective clearance in a dispute in which he sought the ball, his only contribution before the break. The tonic continued after the break and was the first change, leaving the site to Lucas Vázquez in 71 ’.Benzema: useful in the game of backs to exit in the first minutes, turned to the left to try to create the overflow that Mendy can not generate by itself, although without luck. In attack, little for him, just a distant shot with his left foot, a header in a small area that went very high and a shot in the area that met an opponent, an action in which Madrid claimed hand. He showed his most altruistic version, throwing the white cons. He served a good ball to Valverde in one of those races and then gave the 1-3 to Lucas Vázquez to seal the victory.Lucas Vázquez: He left in 71 ‘by Bale and improved by much to the Welshman, in defensive involvement and also giving continuity to the white plays. He found the prize with 1-3, well resolved on his part and served on a silver platter by Benzema.Vinicius: He left 82 ‘for Isco, with very little time to show up. Even so, he gave him a chance to try his luck a couple of times.Jovic: it came out in 88 ’by Benzema. Change to waste time that the Serbian was able to take advantage, marking the 1-4 of wild volleyball, pass Valverde. Courtois: He supported a Madrid who went to El Sadar asleep with a stop to Rubén García in the 4 ’. Ten minutes later, he could do little before the unappealable header of Unai García with whom Osasuna came forward. In the second half Casemiro saved him from 2-2, clearing a low shot from Rubén García in which the Belgian was already defeated. Air space dominated well.Carvajal: all the right lane for him, because Bale started there but got tired soon and decided to go to the point of attack. The Leganés served an excellent Welsh ball that he did not know how to take advantage of, with everything in favor. In defense, he suffered a lot in the first minutes with the increases in Estupiñán. Already in the second half, he put a blank ball to Benzema that in French crashed into an opponent (Madrid claimed a possible hand to Gil Manzano).Varane: Well dominating the airspace and giving out the ball with its long circulations, when Osasuna tightened. A shot failed only before a beaten goalie, although the action was canceled out of play.Bouquets: as Varane, well to contain Arnaiz and Rubén García, although in a hurry in the first minutes. Gil Manzano forgave a very clear yellow for a hard tackle on Rubén García. Madrid gained weight as time progressed and he was able to gain more prominence to advance the line and join the white team. He closed the first half with another of his important goals, heading in a small area a pass, also from testa, Casemiro.Mendy: capable of participating in the attack and, just a few seconds later, covering a red-light counterattack. The difference with Marcelo is abysmal, however much the Frenchman does not have nor will he have any fantasy of the Brazilian. Even so, he constantly joined the attack, combining with Benzema by his flank, although not harming.Casemiro: The game started with a big mistake, losing the mark of Unai García that would end with the 1-0 of Osasuna. He redeemed himself with the passing of the minutes, blocking the reddish game on the white front, giving out driving and with long displacements and, above all, attending Ramos in 1-2, with a header after corner in which he did not could the desire to want to mark and yes the intelligence of knowing where the Sevillian was. To crown his match, he saved the 2-2 in a shot of Rubén García that was inside and that the Brazilian diverted enough, with Courtois beaten.Valverde: loose first part of the Uruguayan, a player made to move in large spaces, where his display looks. In El Sadar there were in the first minutes, when Osasuna pressed up and uncovered behind, but Valverde could not find his place. He did it in the final stretch of the first half, shyly. In the second half he accompanied the white kicks to appear as improvised nine and was about to find the prize, especially at the pass of Benzema. That prize came in the form of assistance to Jovic, in the extension.
Match time is 7 p.m. and gates open at 4 p.m. Tickets will not be on sale at the National Stadium today. The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) will have a mobile ticket outlet located in front of its offices, 20 St Lucia Crescent, New Kingston today ahead of this evening’s CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying match against Costa Rica. The outlet will be in operation from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. According to a release from the JFF, the mobile outlet will be set up in light of the fact that the World Cup Qualifier will take place on a holiday and three of the regular outlets will be closed. Tickets will also be available today at the following outlets: York Pharmacy, Jamaica Pegasus, Petcom Portmore, Captain’s Bakery outlets (except Cross Roads and downtown), Total Service Stations (Stanton Terrace, Liguanea and Dunrobin), Richie B’s Liquor Centre at Mary Brown’s Corner and World of Sport, Negril.
Article published by Glenn Scherer The current fires burning in the Brazilian Amazon are helping confirm the findings of a new study published this July which shows a major connection between land use and fire incidence — with deforestation and development contributing more to fire occurrence than climate change.New research shows that unrestrained deforestation, along with the construction of new highways, could expand wildfire risk in the Amazon by more than 70 percent by 2100, even inside protected areas and indigenous reserves that have relatively intact forests.Scientist suggest that efforts to improve sustainable land management and reduce future deforestation and development could offer the best defenses against the escalating threat wildfires pose due to the increased heat and drought brought by escalating climate change. Forest fires burn out of control in the municipality of Colniza, Mato Grosso state, Brazil in 2019. Image by Victor Moriyama / Greenpeace.As of August 24, there were 41,858 fires reported this year in the Brazilian Amazon — the highest number since 2010, when 58,476 were recorded by that date. Likewise, the U.S. space agency NASA has shown this to be the most active fire year for the region since 2010.However, there is a major difference between 2010 and 2019. Brazil was gripped by one of the worst droughts it had seen in decades in 2010, whereas rainfall is only slightly lower than normal in 2019. So what caused this year’s non-drought related spike in destructive fires?Scientists think they may have the answer, and point to a massive uptick in deforestation between 2010 and today as a root cause.Over the last few months alone, deforestation has shot up alarmingly, with the rate in June 2019 running 88 percent higher than during the corresponding month in 2018, according to Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE). And with the rate soaring again in July 2019 to 278 percent , as compared with the same month a year ago, according to the Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM), A Brazilian NGO.INPE reported an increase in burn scars in the Amazon, rising from 794 square kilometers last August to 1,259 square kilometers for the first 26 days of last month. For the year, INPE has recorded 46,825 hotspots in Amazonia, more than twice the number of a year ago.A new study published this July in the journal Global Change Biology, and conducted by INPE and Brazil’s Centre for Disaster Research and Monitoring (CEMADEN), confirms that if this rising deforestation trend continues, then land-use — and especially deforestation — more than climate change and drought will likely be the major driver of increases in Amazon wildfires through 2100.“Most of the current fires are related to the deforestation process,” Luiz Aragão, professor of geography and earth sciences at the University of Exeter and a study co-author told Mongabay. “If you look at the 10 municipalities with the highest deforestation rates, they are also the ones with the highest rate of fires,” he said, quoting a recent IPAM report showing that most of the 2019 increase in fires is concentrated in municipalities with higher deforestation rates.Short-term and long-term deforestation trends in the Brazilian Amazon. Annual data is based on INPE’s high resolution satellite analysis, while short-term data is based on INPE’s deforestation monitoring system DETER. * 2019 annual data should be released in November or December 2019.The link between deforestation and fire riskIt is well understood that warming temperatures, recurring prolonged drought, Amazon road development (which fragments and offers greater access to forests), and deforestation from land use change (especially the ongoing conversion of rainforests to cattle pasture and cropland), all contribute significantly to the increasing incidence of wildfires.But the big debate has been, precisely how much does each factor contribute to an uptick in fires?To find an answer, the research team modeled the different effects of land use and climate change on the Brazilian Amazon rainforest. They found that land use change alone could expand the areas at risk from wildfire by more than 70 per cent by the year 2100, even inside protected areas and indigenous reserves that have relatively intact forests.“Our paper shows that land use governance is decisive to mitigating the effects of climate change on fire probability,” said study lead author Marisa Gesteira Fonseca, a postdoctoral researcher at INPE, the agency currently responsible for the satellite monitoring of Brazil’s deforestation. “Even under the worst climate scenarios it is still important to avoid deforestation in the Amazon” in order to reduce fire risk.Looking at the probability of fire occurrence between 2041-2070, and 2071-2100 under varying land use scenarios, the research team was able to determine to what extent land use change versus climate change would effect what part of the Amazon, and even estimate how many wildfires might occur under various scenarios.“This is a significant improvement on previous papers estimating fire risk, which were much more simplistic in their modeling and assumptions about governance,” said Jos Barlow, a professor of conservation science at Lancaster University, who wasn’t involved in the research.Aragão said that the extreme intensity of the 2019 Amazon fires also helped validate the model used in the study. “If we look at the climate, we see that this year there is no sign of [severe] drought, even though we have this massive increase in fire,” but there is a significant rise in deforestation. “It really shows us that fires in the region are affected by human activities on the ground and for mitigating them, we really need to act on these [land use] players.”Cumulative fire hotspots in the Brazilian Amazon thru August from 1999 to 2019. Image by Mongabay, data courtesy of INPE.Wildfires and climate change in the AmazonWhile deforestation is already recognized as an important driver of carbon emissions worldwide, wildfires are becoming an increasingly pernicious threat, even in places like the Amazon that were until recent years largely immune to widespread wildfires.Despite a recent significant uptick in deforestation, overall Brazil has seen a 75 percent decline in deforestation rates since 2004, however the rate of wildfires has increased.“What we are observing is that wildfires are becoming disconnected from the deforestation process,” said Aragão. “That means that the fire is not necessarily coming from areas that are being deforested.”A study published last year by Aragão and colleagues in the journal Nature Communications found that especially in years with lower-than-average rainfall, emissions from drought-induced fires unrelated to deforestation increasingly play a much larger role than those from deforestation, causing areas previously barely affected by fires to burn. The researchers concluded that, “in a hotter and drier future, large swaths of the Amazon, distant from the main deforestation epicenters, may burn.”Importantly, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) does not require that carbon emissions resulting from wildfires be included in a nation’s total annual greenhouse gas emissions — a significant omission considering that fires release massive amounts of carbon that would otherwise be sequestered in living, growing trees. This UN greenhouse gas source reporting loophole is especially worrisome considering the importance of the Amazon in calculating our global carbon budget — how much carbon we can “spend” before pushing past the 2 degree Celsius upper limit set by the IPCC, above which catastrophic climate change could occur.Counting forest emissions accurately is also critical to Brazil keeping its Paris Climate Agreement commitment of reducing its emissions to 37 percent below 2005 levels by 2025.In an article last year on the Conversation website, a website for academics to share research and news analysis, Barlow argued that as wildfires in once largely fire-proof rainforests like the Amazon increase, nations should prepare urgent actions aimed at mitigating the potential increase of fire emissions, in response to the intensification of droughts in tropical ecosystems.Aerial view of a large wildfire in the city of Candeiras do Jamari in the state of Rondônia. Image by Victor Moriyama / Greenpeace.Linking climate change and land-useThe recent study contributes to a growing field of research looking at the direct and indirect connection between climate change and land use policies. Globally, agriculture, deforestation, and other land use practices are responsible for roughly a quarter of all human-caused greenhouse gas emissions. Conversely, various reports show the tremendous potential that intact tropical forests have for combatting global warming.All of this recent research combines to make the finding of the new study, which show increased incidences of wildfire even in protected areas and indigenous reserves, more alarming.“We expected that in the worst case scenario we would find an increase [in wildfire incidence]. But the coincidence of areas of high change with indigenous lands and protected area was much larger than we thought it would be,” said Gesteira Fonseca.If deforestation and development isn’t controlled, then more than 1 million square kilometers (386,102 square miles) of indigenous lands and protected areas in the Brazilian Amazon could be subject to an increased likelihood of occurrence of wildfires by 2100, threatening both ecosystems and human populations in these areas.For Barlow, the results highlight a key issue that is now being recognized across biomes: that maintaining intact, and better yet, near-pristine ecosystems, is essential to help avoid the worst outcomes threatened by climate change. “This in itself is not new,” said Barlow, “but this paper provides a powerful and convincing set of evidence that supports it in the Amazonian context.”Even under more optimistic climate change scenarios, the socioeconomic, institutional, and environmental dynamics related to increased development and deforestation of the Amazon would dramatically increase fire probability, said the researchers.For Gesteira Fonseca and Aragão, even though the results show a higher fire incidence, the fact that land use change plays such an outsized role is in some ways a silver bullet: if we can change and improve land use practices in the Amazon, reducing deforestation and controlling development, we can also reduce the incidence of fires. “If the main variable were climate change,” said Aragão, “the scale of making a difference would be much more long term.”Citation:Fonseca, Marisa Gesteira, et al. “Effects of climate and land‐use change scenarios on fire probability during the 21st century in the Brazilian Amazon.” Global change biology 25.9 (2019): 2931-2946.Banner image caption: Forest fires burn out of control in the municipality of Colniza, Mato Grosso state, Brazil. Image by Victor Moriyama / Greenpeace.FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page. Amazon Conservation, Amazon Destruction, Deforestation, Drivers Of Deforestation, Environment, Forests, Green, Infrastructure, Land Use Change, Rainforest Deforestation, Rainforest Destruction, Rainforests, Roads, Saving The Amazon, Threats To The Amazon, Tropical Deforestation Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored
Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored Global warming is expected to increase the frequency of El Niño and La Niña weather events in the Pacific, resulting in more powerful typhoons hitting the Philippines, according to the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.The report’s authors warn that even under a low-carbon-emission scenario, such extreme weather events are inevitable.The Philippines also has to contend with warming ocean waters that threaten to kill its coral reefs and drive its once-plentiful fish stocks to cooler regions of the Pacific.The IPCC authors say more research is needed to better understand how ocean warming will impact the Philippines and the wider region. MANILA — The Philippines gets hit by an average of 20 typhoons a year, according to the national weather agency. During extreme El Niño events, when the surface waters of the Pacific warm up, the number of typhoons that make landfall drops to 11 — but these storms are more intense, bringing stronger winds and larger volumes of rainfall.The bad news for the Philippines, already one of the most vulnerable countries to severe weather events, is that both El Niño and La Niña events are set to increase in frequency, according to the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).“Extreme El Niño and La Niña events are likely to occur more frequently with global warming and are likely to intensify existing impacts, with drier or wetter responses in several regions across the globe, even at relatively low levels of future global warming,” says the report, “The Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate.”El Niño and La Niña events affect different regions of the world differently. In the Philippines, the former is marked by reduced rainfall, drought, and stronger typhoons. The latter is usually associated with heavier-than-usual rainfall.“Before the turn of the century, we have El Niño events every 10 years,” Analiza Solis of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, told Mongabay. “But now it’s becoming more frequent: we experience El Niño every five years.”The IPCC report, a collaboration between 104 scientists from 36 countries, assesses more than 6,900 scientific journals to provide a worldwide link between global warming, oceans, and the extreme weather occurrences that have wracked the globe in recent years. It’s the last in a trilogy of climate change reports released by the IPCC — the next one will be released in 2022 — and shows that global sea level rise is accelerated by the increasing rate of ice sheet loss, continued glacier mass loss, and ocean thermal expansion.“Although this is happening in the cryosphere” — the polar regions and glacial ice sheets such as those in the Himalayas — “there’s a big impact for all of us, especially for countries who share the same ocean,” said Lourdes Tibig, one of the lead authors of the report.The thinning cryosphere drove a 15-centimeter (6-inch) increase in global sea level rise at the turn of the century, which is expected to reach 34 to 76 centimeters (13 to 30 inches) in a low-carbon-emission scenario, and 58 to 112 centimeters (23 to 44 inches) in a high-emission scenario.In both scenarios, the impact is inevitable, Tibig said: “We reached the point that even under a low-emission scenario, there will be extreme El Niño and La Niña events.”The report notes that confound hazards (a combination of factors) can lead to cascading impacts, in which an individual extreme hazard generates a sequence of events that are significantly larger than the initial impact. Haiyan, the strongest and most powerful tropical cyclone to hit the Philippines, dumping a year’s worth of rain in less than 12 hours, coincided with high tide and sea levels — a deadly combination that engulfed coastal communities in the Visayas region of the country in 2013.“The overall finding is that anthropogenic climate change is modifying multiple climate-related events or hazards in terms of occurrence, intensity and severity,” Tibig said. “This increases the likelihood of confound events and hazards that could cause extreme disturbance on human systems.”Localized studies on confound hazards and cascading impacts, however, are lacking in the Philippines and in the wider region, adding another obstacle to adaptation policies. Studies of extreme changes in the trade wind system and “its impacts on global variability, biogeochemistry, ecosystems as well as society” are also lacking, the report says.Further, studies that take into consideration climate change impacts and human development and construction have yet to fully materialize. Typhoons, matched with sea level rise and seaside construction, are the root causes of widespread erosion along eight beaches in the Philippines, according to data from the environment department’s biodiversity bureau.The country also has to contend with what the warming seas will mean for its fisheries sector, an important source of livelihood for millions of Filipinos. Given an increase in intense marine heat waves, combined with further climate warming, the IPCC report “concludes with high confidence that this will push some marine organisms, fisheries and ecosystem beyond the limits of their resilience.”The Philippines’ marine biodiversity, at the heart of the Pacific Coral Triangle, stands to lose a lot as corals, seagrass and kelp take the brunt of the impact from rising sea levels, water temperatures, ocean acidification, and salinity.Every square kilometer of coral reef system can supply up to 30 tons of edible and economically important fish every year, said Armida Andres, assistant director of the environment department’s biodiversity management bureau. But as corals bleach, get sick and die, fish stocks in these areas will further decline as species are pushed out by the warming temperatures.Fishing plays a major role in the wider Southeast Asian economy. Ten countries in the region supply a quarter of the global fish production, and four of the 10 largest fish producers hail from Southeast Asia. In 2010, Indonesia alone produced 10.83 million metric tons of seafood.“Ocean warming to this century and beyond has contributed to an over-all decrease in maximum catch potential globally,” Tibig said.In the Philippines, 1.6 million fishers depend on the country’s coastal waters. In 1993, 80 percent of the country’s fish catch came from open waters, dropping to 50 percent in recent years.This will go lower the more as global temperatures approach the 1.5-degree-Celsius (2.7-degree-Fahrenheit) threshold above pre-industrial levels, said Laura David of the Marine Science Institute of the University of the Philippines. “We’re not even talking of overfishing yet or ocean acidification. This is just temperature rise,” she said.Fishers are also among the most marginalized and vulnerable groups in the country. More than 1,000 municipalities in the Philippines are located in coastal areas, and at the forefront are fishers’ homes, often located within easement zones.“How [ocean warming] impacts on the regional scale and on the Philippines … that’s where we really need more research,” Tibig said. “The projected increase in the decades to come will certainly depend on what global action we are going to do now.”This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 300 outlets worldwide to strengthen coverage of the climate story.Banner image of a local fisherman in the province of Batanes, a group of islands in the northernmost tip of the Philippine archipelago. Image by Leilani Chavez / MongabayFEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page. 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Poursuivant son ascension, le Luxembourgeois va quitter le Japon et s’engager pour 3 ans dans un club historique du football européen.Après s’être exfiltré de force du Fola Esch pour découvrir le monde pro au Telstar, en D2 néerlandaise, après avoir filé en douce du côté du Sheriff Tiraspol, en Moldavie, après seulement six mois aux Pays-Bas, après avoir bouclé une saison pour repartir immédiatement au Jubilo Iwata, au Japon, voilà Gerson Rodrigues, 24 ans, dont la progression était devenue évidente, sur le point de s’engager en D1 ukrainienne, au Dynamo Kiev!Marvin Martins joue son nouveau club ce soir! Partager C’est presque dommage, l’ailier manquera la grande reprise de la Division 1 ukrainienne : il aurait pu y croiser mercredi soir son coéquipier de la sélection, Marvin Martins, dont le Karpatya Lviv rencontrera le Dynamo pour l’ouverture de la saison.Mais son arrivée ne serait plus qu’une question de temps et il devrait s’engager pour trois saisons et, croient savoir nos confrères du Tageblatt, une indemnité de transfert équivalente à 2 millions d’euros qui a fini par faire plier son club du Jubilo, bien mal engagé en J-League (17e et avant-dernier) et qui va perdre son meilleur réalisateur (5 buts en 15 apparitions).Gerson Rodrigues, sur la pente ascendante depuis quelques mois, alors qu’il avait gagné en sérieux et en régularité, parlait de se poser enfin durablement, mais savait aussi que sa courbe de progression passait par un retour vers l’Europe. Ses deux prestations (l’une époustouflante à l’aller et «simplement» bonne au retour) contre l’Ukraine, lors de la première moitié de l’année 2019, auront suffi à convaincre un club qui joue le titre dans l’un des championnats les plus solides de l’est de l’Europe.Contre le Club Bruges en Ligue des championsSon équipe affrontera le Club Bruges au 3e tour de Ligue des champions, dès la semaine prochaine (les 6 et 13 août). On pourrait donc très prochainement le découvrir à un niveau international auquel il semble de plus en plus appartenir. Pour s’y installer durablement après avoir fréquenté cinq clubs en moins de deux ans?J. M./LQ
L’Allemand Yannick Nonnweiler est décédé lundi à l’âge de 24 ans. Il avait évolué sous les couleurs de l’Union Titus Pétange lors de la saison 2016/2017. Son ancien club lui a rendu un vibrant hommage sur Facebook.L’ancien attaquant de BGL Ligue Yannick Nonnweiler, 24 ans, est décédé soudainement lundi. D’après les informations de L’Essentiel, le jeune homme avait été hospitalisé il y a plusieurs jours. Si le club de Köllerbach où le joueur évoluait depuis la saison dernière a confirmé le décès, aucune information supplémentaire n’a été communiquée sur les causes de la mort conformément au souhait de ses proches. Partager
Sorti sur blessure en toute fin de rencontre face à l’Irlande du Nord jeudi soir après avoir été touché à la cheville, Gerson Rodrigues devrait être finalement opérationnel pour le match de qualification pour l’Euro-2020 face à la Serbie mardi soir au stade Josy-Barthel.Le minuscule rictus de Gerson Rodrigues ressemblait à une précaution d’usage. Comment sa cheville se portait-elle après que Flanagan, défenseur central sauvage, la lui eut méticuleusement découpée en fin de rencontre à Belfast? Elle le portait et c’est déjà pas mal.Alors le «bof» de l’ailier gauche, qui faisait écho aux nouvelles rassurantes dispensées par le président de la fédération himself («Ce n’était finalement qu’un coup», assure Paul Philipp), n’est en fait qu’un signe de ponctuation d’une soirée décevante et d’un réveil légèrement douloureux : il va bien et devrait pouvoir s’aligner contre la Serbie, mardi. Et Kevin Malget, travaillé lui par tout autre chose (sa boulette en forme de but contre son camp)? Sorti pour une alerte musculaire, le défenseur devra passer une IRM ces prochains jours puisque le corps médical se pose ouvertement la question de sa capacité à jouer contre les Serbes.LQ Partager
Partager Attention aux sautes de concentrationAu final, avec un seul set en poche, le champion national peut-il encore viser une qualification pour le 3e tour ? «Il y a toujours moyen de réaliser quelque chose», lâche l’ancien libéro qui, depuis, a demandé à ses protégés de «faire tourner la machine à plein régime». Tant à l’entraînement qu’en Novotel League où la formation nordiste reste sur deux succès, à Belair (0-3) et Fentange (1-3). «À Lucerne, on a perdu pied dans le quatrième set où nous ne sommes pas parvenus à rester concentrés alors, ces deux dernières semaines, on a travaillé là-dessus.»Cela n’a pas empêché ses hommes de connaître un trou d’air à Fentange lors d’un deuxième set perdu 25-11(!) «À 6-6, les attaquants ont voulu forcer. Résultat : 16 erreurs directes…» De ce trou, les Nordistes en sont vite ressortis, giflant leur adversaire (15-25 et 18-25). «Mon équipe est en train de monter en puissance et Fentange a montré qu’il nous restait encore une belle marge de progression…» À l’instar d’Alexander Shmelev. Fraîchement arrivé, le Russe ne s’est pas montré aussi efficace qu’espéré au bloc. «C’est vrai, il a dû toucher une quinzaine de ballons mais n’a pas fait un point, confie Karier. Mais il a apporté son fighting spirit et possède un très bon service smashé. Il faut lui donner un peu de temps…»Ce soir, Diekirch tentera donc de renverser la vapeur. Pour cela, il lui faudra notamment trouver un moyen de limiter le champ d’action d’Edvarts Buivids. Auteur de 23 points à l’aller, l’opposite letton n’est autre que le meilleur buteur du championnat suisse avec 141 points en sept matches! Cette efficacité se sera révélée vaine dimanche à domicile contre Lausanne (2-3). Une quatrième défaite en sept journées et voici le club helvète qui occupe la 7e place (sur 9) de D1. À croire que c’est au tour des Suisses de manquer cette fois de repères. Reste à espérer que Serge Karier et ses hommes sauront les recevoir comme il se doit. «Si ça ne tenait qu’à moi», soupire Serge Karier qui ne serait pas contre l’idée de s’ouvrir les portes des 16e de finale et de s’en aller se mesurer à Montpellier : «On va mettre le feu et on verra si ça suffit. En tout cas, Montpellier, je ne dis pas non…» Battu à l’aller (3-1), le champion national reçoit ce jeudi soir (19h30) Lucerne avec l’espoir de tout renverser. Et de s’ouvrir les portes des 16e de finale de Challenge Cup où il retrouverait… Montpellier!Il y a deux semaines, à la veille de défier le Lindaren Volley Lucerne dans son antre du Bahnofhalle, Serge Karier était en quête de repères. «Je cherche la salle. Je ne sais pas si c’est la bonne… Non, ça ne doit pas être celle-là. Ah bon, c’est ici ?» À l’autre bout du fil, un poil perdu, l’entraîneur du CHEV Diekirch semble décontenancé par la promiscuité des lieux («On dirait un gymnase d’école…») mais aussi, et surtout, par l’accueil de ses hôtes : «Le soir même, notre séance d’entraînement, on l’a faite sur un tiers de terrain. Les deux autres étaient occupés par des enfants…» Le technicien n’est pas encore au bout de ses surprises. Le lendemain, alors que l’entraînement des Suisses touche à sa fin, Marcus Trence entre sur le terrain. «Leur entraîneur l’a fait sortir : “Dehors, on a encore deux minutes!” Alors, mes joueurs ont compté à haute voix les cinq dernières secondes», raconte Karier qui n’a pas encore tout vu : «Il n’y a même pas eu de repas officiel d’après-match, pas même un verre d’eau! Franchement, c’est le pire accueil que j’ai eu en Coupe d’Europe. Le fair-play n’a pas dû arriver en Suisse…»De Suisse, justement, Serge Karier est tout de même revenu avec le sourire. Battus, ses hommes ont malgré tout fait bonne figure, vainqueurs même de la première manche. «On aurait même pu mener 0-2, on a eu la balle de set à 24-25 mais on a laissé passer l’occasion», regrette l’entraîneur, un brin amer. Que ce serait-il passé alors? Diekirch aurait-il pu l’emporter? Même en cas de revers, le gain d’un deuxième set aurait modifié la donne de ce match retour (lire ci-contre). Que faire pour se qualifier ?Pour Diekirch, une qualification pour les 16e de finale passe obligatoirement par une victoire. En volley-ball, la différence sur les matches aller-retour se fait au nombre de points glanés sur l’ensemble des deux rencontres. Un succès 3-0 ou 3-1 rapporte 3 points; un 3-2, 2 points. Battu à l’aller 3-1, le CHEV ne peut se permettre de perdre plus d’une manche. S’il y parvient, il lui faudra disputer un golden set, un cinquième set décisif jusqu’à 15 points. «Je n’aime pas ça, déclare Karier. À ce moment-là, il y a beaucoup de nervosité et la moindre erreur peut s’avérer fatale, tu penses alors surtout à ne pas faire de fautes, ce n’est plus du volley. Mais bon, s’il faut en passer par là…»
‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIn the end, coach Chot Reyes picked Jio Jalalon as the Star representative for Gilas Pilipinas.The outspoken mentor decided to pick Jalalon over Allein Maliksi for the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup roster but was asked to leave the lanky shooter out of the Southeast Asian Games rosters.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) MOST READ This despite the PBA’s Board of Governors agreeing to lend veteran players to the national team.“We had to make a decision,” said Reyes after the team’s Thursday evening practice at Upper Deck Gym in Pasig.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“We wanted to put (Maliksi) in the Sea Games lineup, but we were asked not to put him in there first,” he added, without going into details on who he was pertaining to.Without Maliksi in the roster, most of Gilas’ outside shooting will now be vested on guards Jayson Castro and Terrence Romeo, as well as gunners Matthew Wright and Roger Pogoy. LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES The return of Gabe Norwood, meanwhile, helped Reyes seal the decision to pick the young guard for the continental meet.“For Fiba Asia, we had to make a decision between him and Jio. And we felt we needed Jio more especially since we’re getting Gabe Norwood in anyway.”Gilas Pilipinas will play in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup in Beirut, Lebanon from August 8 to 20, while the 2017 Sea Games will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from August 19 to 30.With Maliksi out of the question, the former UST gunner will be focused on the Hotshots’ campaign in the ongoing 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup, with the team set to play three games for the duration of the tournaments.Star will play San Miguel on August 4, Phoenix on August 23, and Rain or Shine on August 27.ADVERTISEMENT Norwood excited to ‘have the flag back on my chest’ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments