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  • The fate of the Greenland Ice Sheet in a geoengineered, high CO2 world

    Solar radiation management (SRM) geoengineering has been proposed as one means of helping avoid the occurrence of dangerous climate change and undesirable state transitions (‘tipping points’) in the Earth system. The irreversible melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet is a case in point-a state transition that could occur as a result of CO2-driven elevated global temperatures, and one leading to potentially catastrophic sea-level rise. SRM schemes such as the creation of a ‘sunshade’ or injection of sulfate aerosols into the stratosphere could reduce incoming solar radiation, and in theory balance, in a global mean, the greenhouse warming resulting from elevated concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere. Previous work has highlighted that a geoengineered world would have: warming towards the poles, cooling in the tropics, and a reduction in the global hydrological cycle, which may have important implications for the Greenland Ice Sheet. Using a fully coupled global climate model in conjunction with an ice sheet model, we assess the consequences for the mass balance of the Greenland Ice Sheet of the reorganization of climate patterns by the combination of high CO2 and geoengineering. We find that Greenland surface temperature and precipitation anomalies, compared to the pre-industrial situation, decrease almost linearly with increasing levels of SRM geoengineering, but that these combine to create a highly non-linear response of the ice sheet. The substantial melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet predicted for four times pre-industrial CO2 levels is prevented in our model with only a partial application of SRM, and hence without having to fully restore the global average temperature back to pre-industrial levels. This suggests that the degree of SRM geoengineering required to mitigate the worst impacts of greenhouse warming, such as sea-level rise, need not be as extensive as generally assumed. read more

  • Chihuahuas Trim Bees

    first_img Tags: Baseball/PCL/Salt Lake Bees Robert Lovell Written by April 26, 2018 /Sports News – Local Chihuahuas Trim Bees FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(El Paso, TX)  —  The Bees scored three runs in the first inning and just one after in a 6-4 loss to the Chihuahuas in El Paso.Chris Carter hit a two-run single and then stole home to give Salt Lake a three-run lead after one inning.  Osmer Morales gave up nine hits and five runs in less than four innings to take the loss.Game two of the five-game series is tonight.last_img read more

  • Real Salt Lake Visits LAFC

    first_img Robert Lovell FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Sandy, UT)  —  Real Salt Lake is back on the pitch tonight as they visit Los Angeles FC.RSL is riding a four-game unbeaten streak, while LAFC is winless in its past five matches.  This is the second-ever meeting between the two clubs. Written by Tags: MLS/Real Salt Lake/Soccer August 15, 2018 /Sports News – Local Real Salt Lake Visits LAFClast_img

  • Prep Sports Roundup: 8/8

    first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailGirls SoccerNon-RegionMT. PLEASANT, Utah-Adelhaide Johansen, Anaka Black, Savannah Ence and Siri Huntington each found the net as the North Sanpete Hawks downed Millard 4-1 Thursday in non-region girls soccer action. Paige Cummings scored in defeat for the Eagles.DELTA, Utah-Brittan Tait, Holly Torgersen, Kate Robinson and Sadie Yardley all scored as the Richfield Wildcats edged the Delta Rabbits 4-3 in non-region girls soccer action Thursday. Adison Nielson, Madi Killian and Savannah Nielson all scored in the loss for the Rabbits.MANTI, Utah-Katie Larsen of Manti and Sophie Stinnett of Rowland Hall each posted shutouts as the Templars and Winged Lions played to a scoreless draw Thursday in non-region girls soccer action.DRAPER, Utah-Maddie Davis scored 2 goals for Gunnison Valley as the Bulldogs played to a 5-5 draw with Draper APA in non-region girls soccer Thursday. Sydney Facer, Mia Van Dyke and Harley Jenkins also scored for Gunnison Valley, but neither team scored in the two overtime periods. Tags: Adelhaide Johansen/Anak Black/Savannah Ence/Siri Huntington Written by August 8, 2019 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 8/8 Brad Jameslast_img read more

  • Weber State Men’s Basketball Commences Practice Friday

    first_imgSeptember 25, 2019 /Sports News – Local Weber State Men’s Basketball Commences Practice Friday Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-As confirmed by the Weber State athletic department Wednesday, the Wildcats’ men’s basketball team commences practice Friday for the 2019-20 season.Weber State, coming off of an 18-15 season in 2018-19, returns eight student-athletes who saw action last season.Among them is star senior guard Jerrick Harding, who averaged 21.4 points and shot 87 percent from the foul line last season. Harding has made the All-Big Sky Conference first team two consecutive seasons headed into his senior campaign.Another stalwart returning for the Wildcats is senior guard Cody John, who posted 14.8 points last season.Weber State also welcomes in a pair of transfers in junior guard Khameron Davis who joins the program from the University of Pittsburgh.Per NCAA rules, because he transferred to another Division I school in Weber State, he will have to sit out this season. However, he will have two seasons of eligibility, commencing in 2020-21.However, the other transfer, sophomore forward Boubacar Diakite, is eligible to play this season as he comes to the program from Iowa Western Community College.Diakite, a native of Mali, is one of five international players on the Wildcats’ roster.The others include John (a Canadian national), junior forward Michal Kozak (Czech Republic), sophomore forward Donatas Kupsas (Lithuania) and sophomore forward-center Dima Zdor (Ukraine).Wildcats head coach Randy Rahe returns for his 14th season at Weber State. He has amassed a school and Big Sky-Conference record 266 wins against 153 losses (.635).He also boasts the Big Sky Conference record in conference games with a mark of 165-63 (.724).The Wildcats commence their season November 2 at the Dee Events Center against NCAA Division II foe Western Colorado of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.The regular season officially commences November 8 at Logan, Utah against regional rival Utah State. Tags: Boubacar Diakite/Cody John/Dima Zdor/Donatas Kupsas/Jerrick Harding/Khameron Davis/Michal Kozak/Utah State/Weber State Men’s Basketball/Western Colorado Brad Jameslast_img read more

  • NBA G League to experiment with one-shot free throw rule

    first_imgSeptember 26, 2019 /Sports News – National NBA G League to experiment with one-shot free throw rule FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailmphillips007/iStock(NEW YORK) — The NBA G League will experiment with a single shot for all trips to the free throw line, ESPN reports.The move would see the shooter take a single shot worth one, two, or three points depending on the nature of the foul that prompted the attempt. One goal of the change would be to shorten G League games. The average G League game took about two hours and fifteen minutes last year. Officials hope that fewer shots on each trip to the free throw line could bring that average below two hours — a cleaner window for broadcast purposes.In the final two minutes of regulation and overtime, the G League will revert to traditional free throw rules. Any foul on a made basket would be handled the same way — the shooter attempting a single shot worth one point.Officials tell ESPN that the G League will evaluate the one-shot free throw rule after the upcoming season and determine whether to keep it for 2020-2021.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

  • NBA commissioner weighs in on China, Hong Kong controversy

    first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailScott Evans / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — NBA commissioner Adam Silver has voiced his support for Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, whose pro-Hong Kong tweet set off a firestorm of debate.At a press conference in Japan Tuesday, Silver said the NBA will protect its employees’ freedom of speech.“The long-held values of the NBA are to support freedom of expression and certainly freedom of expression by members of the NBA community,” the commissioner said.Overnight, Silver also released a statement:I recognize our initial statement left people angered, confused or unclear on who we are or what the NBA stands for. Let me be more clear.Over the last three decades, the NBA has developed a great affinity for the people of China.  We have seen how basketball can be an important form of people-to-people exchange that deepens ties between the United States and China.At the same time, we recognize that our two countries have different political systems and beliefs.  And like many global brands, we bring our business to places with different political systems around the world.But for those who question our motivation, this is about far more than growing our business.Values of equality, respect and freedom of expression have long defined the NBA — and will continue to do so.  As an American-based basketball league operating globally, among our greatest contributions are these values of the game.In fact, one of the enduring strengths of the NBA is our diversity — of views, backgrounds, ethnicities, genders and religions.  Twenty-five percent of NBA players were born outside of the United States and our colleagues work in league offices around the world, including in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Taipei.With that diversity comes the belief that whatever our differences, we respect and value each other; and, what we have in common, including a belief in the power of sports to make a difference, remains our bedrock principle.It is inevitable that people around the world — including from America and China — will have different viewpoints over different issues.  It is not the role of the NBA to adjudicate those differences.However, the NBA will not put itself in a position of regulating what players, employees and team owners say or will not say on these issues.  We simply could not operate that way.Basketball runs deep in the hearts and minds of our two peoples.  At a time when divides between nations grow deeper and wider, we believe sports can be a unifying force that focuses on what we have in common as human beings rather than our differences.The backlash began when Morey tweeted an image that read “Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong” last week, supporting pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong. Morey deleted the tweet but it prompted Chinese state television and internet giant Tencent — who inked a five-year, $1.5 billion deal in August to stream NBA games in China — to announce they will not show Rockets games.Furthermore, former Rockets star Yao Ming announced that the Chinese Basketball Association, which he is president of, is suspending its relationship with the Rockets.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund October 8, 2019 /Sports News – National NBA commissioner weighs in on China, Hong Kong controversycenter_img Written bylast_img read more

  • Utah State’s Jordan Love to Declare for 2020 NFL Draft

    first_img Written by Robert Lovell December 10, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah State’s Jordan Love to Declare for 2020 NFL Draft FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah – Utah State junior quarterback Jordan Love announced Tuesday that he will forgo his final season of eligibility and declare for the 2020 NFL Draft.Love, who will receive his bachelor’s degree from Utah State this month in exercise science, will play in the Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl against Kent State on Friday, Dec. 20, in Frisco, Texas.“Ever since I was a kid, I have always dreamed of playing in the National Football League,” said Love. “After spending the past four years at Utah State University, I am blessed and humbled to now have that opportunity to pursue my dream and I want to thank my family, friends, coaches and teammates for helping me get to where I am today. With that being said, I have decided to forgo my senior season and enter the 2020 NFL Draft. I will always be an Aggie.”Love, who redshirted at Utah State during the 2016 season, has started 31 of the 37 games he has played in over the last three years and is USU’s second-winningest quarterback in school history with a 21-10 (.667) record. He earned second-team all-Mountain West honors as a sophomore and was named to the conference’s honorable mention team as a junior.“Jordan and his family have been tremendous throughout this process, and he is making this announcement now so it’s not a distraction to the team and his teammates leading up to the bowl game,” said Utah State head coach Gary Andersen. “Jordan has been a great student-athlete and is a tremendous teammate, and we are excited for his future in the NFL. Go Aggies!”Love, a top NFL prospect, had a breakout season as a sophomore in 2018 as he set five single-season school records, including 32 touchdown passes, 3,567 passing yards, seven 300-yard passing games, 234 points responsible for and being named the Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week five times, while tying the single-season school record with a pair of 400-yard passing games. Furthermore, his 267 completions and 3,630 yards of total offense as a sophomore rank second all-time in school history for a single season, while his 64.0 completion percentage ranks fourth. Love also tied the single-game school record with five touchdown passes against both UNLV and San José State last season, becoming just the fifth quarterback in school history to accomplish the feat. His 32 completions against SJSU are the second-most in school history, while his 491 passing yards in that game are the third-most.Love was also tabbed the Offensive MVP of the 2018 New Mexico Bowl as he set school bowl game records with his four touchdown passes, 359 passing yards and 362 yards of total offense in Utah State’s 52-13 win against North Texas.For his career, Love is 659-of-1,086 (.607) passing for 8,283 yards with 57 touchdowns and 28 interceptions, and ranks second all-time in school history in passing yards and attempts, third in touchdown passes, completions and total offense (8,670 yards), and fourth in completion percentage. Love also ranks first all-time in school history with 11-career 300-yard passing games and has four completions of at least 80 yards, which is also a school record.During his time at Utah State, he has thrown five touchdown passes in a game twice, four or more touchdown passes in a game five times, three or more touchdown passes in a game eight times and multiple touchdown passes in a game 15 times.This season, Love is 263-of-434 (.606) passing for 3,085 yards with 17 touchdowns. He is just the second quarterback in school history to have multiple 3,000-yard passing games and is just 16 passing yards shy of setting the school record for most passing yards by a junior. Love also holds the school record for passing yards by a freshman (1,631) and sophomore (3,567).Love will begin combine training in January. Some future dates of importance are the NFL Combine, which will be held Feb. 23-March 2 in Indianapolis, USU’s Pro Day in March and the NFL Draft, which will take place April 23-25 in Las Vegas. Tags: Jordan Love/NFL Draft/Utah State Aggies Footballlast_img read more

  • Juab Wrestling Wins Its 6th All-Time Wrestling State Title and 4th In A Row Saturday

    first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOREM, Utah-Saturday, the Juab Wasps won their sixth all-time state wrestling title (2000, 2015, 2017-2020) and fourth in a row as they blew away the field at the 3-A state wrestling tournament at the UCCU Center on the campus of Utah Valley University.The dynastic Wasps amassed 286.5 points, blowing away second-place Delta (216.5 points) to secure the state title.Morgan finished third with 184 points, Emery was fourth with 169 points and South Sevier placed fifth with 130 points.ALA placed sixth (111 points), Richfield finished seventh (103 points), South Summit finished eighth (95 points), North Sanpete placed ninth (86 points), Manti and Union tied for 10th (68 points), Grantsville placed 12th (65 points), Carbon finished 13th (43.5 points), Summit Academy finished 14th (22 points), Grand County finished 15th (6 points), Maeser Prep placed 16th (4 points) and Providence Hall and San Juan tied for 17th with 3 points apiece.The Wasps received state titles from senior Conner Ingram at 132 pounds, prevailing by a 9-5 decision over South Sevier senior Triston Fillmore, sophomore Channing Warner at 138 pounds by a 19-6 multiple decision over Summit Academy junior Will Haight, freshman Chase Ingram at 145 pounds via fall over South Sevier senior Jett High, senior Cade Bowring at 152 pounds by a 10-4 decision over Emery junior Bryar Meccariello, freshman Will Harmon at 160 pounds via fall over South Summit junior Bryce Clegg, senior Blake Mangelson at 220 pounds by fall over Manti senior Spencer Colburn and junior Shan Jackson at 285 pounds by a 5-1 decision over South Sevier senior Kemmer Jones.At 106 pounds, Richfield freshman Dayson Torgerson took the crown by virtue of a 3-0 decision over Juab sophomore Kaden Ercanbrack. Delta junior Shayden Taylor placed third at 106 pounds with an 8-2 decision over Emery freshman Merritt Meccariello.At 113 pounds, Morgan sophomore William Korth took the title with a 5-3 decision over teammate Blake Woolsey, a sophomore.Juab junior Keaton Sperry placed third at 113 pounds, besting Richfield freshman Garrin Lord by virtue of a 17-6 multiple decision.The champion at 120 pounds is Morgan junior Waylen Pentz, who prevailed 3-2 in a thrilling ultimate tiebreaker over Grantsville senior Joseph Mecham. Richfield junior Denim Torgerson waxed Emery sophomore Byron Christiansen by fall to finish third at 120 pounds.At 126 pounds, Morgan senior Jarett Jorgensen downed ALA sophomore Lukus Carrillo by multiple deicsion, 19-11 to take the crown. Delta senior Maverick Caldwell placed third at 126 pounds by fall over South Summit sophomore Taigon Bushell.The third-place finisher at 132 pounds was Delta sophomore Joshua Jackson, who downed Manti senior Kayden Fowles by fall.At 138 pounds, the third-place finisher was Delta sophomore Trey Butler who routed North Sanpete senior Adrian Lemus 11-0 by multiple decision. In 5th place at 138 pounds was Manti junior Kaleb Rimmasch who edged Morgan senior Brennan Campbell by an 8-7 decision.At 145 pounds, placing third was Delta senior Kurtus Nielson over Union senior Kevin Urzua with a 9-6 decision and at 152 pounds, Delta junior Adam Chase downed ALA junior Cale Miner by fall. The fifth-place finisher at 152 pounds was Richfield senior Jordan Snyder over Grantsville sophomore Grant Rounds.At 160 pounds, South Sevier’s Jaxin Torgerson placed third by virtue of a fall over Delta sophomore Brandon Dutson.The 170-pound champion was Emery’s Hayes Dalton as the Spartans’ sophomore bested Morgan junior Tanner Belinski by virtue of a 6-4 decision.At 182 pounds, North Sanpete senior Jaden Kaibetony bested South Sevier senior Taylor Hunt by fall to win the state title. Juab senior C. Rylan Watts  downed Morgan junior Chance Toone by fall.Finally, at 195 pounds, Delta senior Jake Jackson bested ALA junior Justyn Mitchell by fall to win the state title at that weight. North Sanpete junior Laramie Roberts downed Juab junior Talon Holdaway by fall to take third at 195 pounds. Brad James February 16, 2020 /Sports News – Local Juab Wrestling Wins Its 6th All-Time Wrestling State Title and 4th In A Row Saturday Written by Tags: Juab wrestlinglast_img read more

  • Prep Sports Roundup: 12/8

    first_img Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys BasketballNon-RegionDELTA, Utah-Britton Smith posted 14 points and the Delta Rabbits gashed Beaver 41-30 Tuesday at the Palladium in non-region boys basketball action. Ky Brown led the Beavers in defeat with 11 points.FILLMORE, Utah-Ryker Hatch netted 19 points, including five 3-pointers, as the Panguitch Bobcats downed Millard 60-54 in non-region boys basketball action Tuesday. Brant Stevens’ 16 points led the Eagles in defeat.Girls BasketballNon-RegionGUNNISON, Utah-Rilee Dyreng posted 17 points as the Gunnison Valley Bulldogs pounded Freedom Academy 49-13 Tuesday in non-region girls basketball action.BEAVER, Utah-Avery Brown amassed 12 points and the Beaver Beavers smoked Delta 47-33 in non-region girls basketball action Tuesday. Jadee Dutson had 13 points for the Rabbits in the loss.COALVILLE, Utah-Brynlee Richins netted 10 points and 11 rebounds and the North Summit Braves doubled up Juab 48-24 Tuesday in non-region girls basketball action. Valerie Clark led the Wasps in the loss with 11 points.MT. PLEASANT, Utah-Nataly Dunka stepped up with 21 points and the Wasatch Academy Tigers gashed Millard 40-28 in non-region girls basketball action Tuesday. Eliza Swallow led the way with 11 points for Millard in defeat.PRICE, Utah-Makenna Blanc netted 10 points and 7 rebounds as the Carbon Dinos pounded North Sanpete 54-8 Tuesday in non-region girls basketball action.SALINA, Utah-Kassidy Westwood led the way with 20 points and the Piute Thunderbirds downed North Sevier 43-39 in non-region girls basketball action Tuesday. Allie Cowley had 14 points in defeat for the Wolves.Boys SwimmingEMERY COUNTY, Utah-The Richfield boys swim team placed first at a three team event, which Emery hosted Tuesday. The Wildcats finished with 365 points, followed by Emery with 308 and North Sanpete with 228.Girls SwimmingEMERY COUNTY, Utah-The Emery Spartans won their home meet with 349 points in girls swimming Tuesday. Richfield placed second with 267 points, followed by North Sanpete with 210 and North Sevier with 16. December 8, 2020 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 12/8 Written by Tags: Rounduplast_img read more