Greenland

The Guardian: From rapid ice melts to calving glaciers and a snow terrain poked by dark patches, Daniel Beltrá’s stunning images show how rising temperatures and global pollution are literally leaving their dark imprints on Greenland’s pristine landscape. ‘Climate change is having its biggest and most visible impact in Greenland. It is like the canary…

Why is the Weather in the Northern Hemisphere so unusual mild? #JetStream #ElNino #PolarVortex

Here we look at the current weather configuration in the Northern Hemisphere, with the scope on the mild 2015 winter weather in what seems to affect many regions in northern latitudes this winter. The atmosphere in many northern regions like Canada (Northern America) or Europe is currently dominated by westerly jet stream winds. This configuration has…

Call to Earth: An important Message from the World’s Astronauts #COP21

The Association of Space Explorers reached out to their fellow astronauts to pass on a simple message of solidarity, hope and collaboration to combat climate change and reach our political leaders during such a crucial time. Featuring: Germany: Astronaut Ernst Messerschmid, Ph.D – Space Shuttle Japan: Astronaut Soichi Noguchi – Space Shuttle, Soyuz, ISS Astronaut…

NASA: Zachariæ Isstrøm Glacier Greenland entered accellerated retreat

NASA: Zachariæ Isstrøm has become the latest Greenland glacier to undergo rapid changes in a warming world. Research published November 2015 in Science found that Zachariæ Isstrøm broke loose from a stable position in 2012 and entered a phase of accelerated retreat. The consequences will be felt for decades to come. The reason? Zachariæ Isstrøm is…

Worldwide Extreme Floods (Sep-December 2015 – Japan/Brazil/India/UK/USA South Florida)

Footage of recent flooding in Japan, India, Brazil, UK (Northern England / Wales / Scotland / Cumbria), Florida United States. There have been more floods, i.e. in Portugal, Singapore, and other parts of the world, and it is projected to get worse with increased temperatures due to global warming. New York Times: A 2015 study…

Climate change could suffocate life on planet Earth

EurekAlert (Release): Falling oxygen levels caused by global warming could be a greater threat to the survival of life on planet Earth than flooding, according to researchers from the University of Leicester. A study led by Sergei Petrovskii, Professor in Applied Mathematics from the University of Leicester’s Department of Mathematics, has shown that an increase in…

Elon Musk talks Climate Change and Carbon Tax

Elon Musk is at Université Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne to talk about the danger of climate change and his vision of what we can do to help the world transition to a sustainable future. Overview: 03:34. Carbon cycle & temperature rise 08.10. Fossil Fuels Era 10:44. Carbon Tax Q&A 16:18. Importance of climate change 17:35. Effectiveness of…

Why 2°C Global Warming is Highly Dangerous

Recently, James Hansen the former director of NASA GISS published new study findings about future sea level rise, ice melt, and temperature changes, as well as the possible implications for future climate. Above video highlights a part of a talk Hansen held on December 1, 2015 at the Paris climate change conference (COP21). The take…

James Hansen Talks Climate (In)Justice and Governmental (Dis)Honesty #COP21

James Hansen talks at the United Nations Climate Conference (COP21) in Paris, December 1, 2015. Filmed by Paul Beckwith, visit Paul’s website @ http://paulbeckwith.net/ for more climate coverage. Release http://paulbeckwith.net/2015/12/02/james-hansen-talks-climate-change-at-cop21/ Related study papers by Hansen Isolation of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: Part I http://www.columbia.edu/~jeh1/mailings/2015/20150921_IceMeltPredictions.pdf Predictions Implicit in “Ice Melt” Paper and Global Implications http://www.columbia.edu/~jeh1/mailings/2015/20151127_Isolation.pdf Ice Melt,…

Nothing less than a ‘space race’ approach to saving the planet

By Christopher Grainger via TheConversation: In the late 1960s a good chunk of the world’s brightest minds and fanciest labs were devoted to one thing: space exploration. When NASA’s funding peaked in 1966 the organisation employed 400,000 people and consumed more than 4% of the US federal budget. Three years later, after less than a decade of serious…

How the benefits of climate action may outweigh the costs

For two economists, the probability of true catastrophe due to human-caused global warming prompted them to write “Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet,” which examines looming dangers and possible solutions. Economics correspondent Paul Solman takes a look at how we might weigh the costs and benefits of taking serious action to prevent…