Potential abrupt cataclysmic change and the Atlantic

A slowdown or even collapse of the Gulf Stream System as a result of global warming has long been a concern of climate scientists and has fuelled the imagination of Hollywood. Recent studies provide evidence for a AMOC slowdown. Release via Earth101 (Follow and subscribe to their channel too) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmiVhT5cHpw Related German article http://scilogs.spektrum.de/klimalounge/qa-zum-golfstromsystem-und-dem-cold-blob-im-atlantik/ Related…

Jim Hansen: Requirement of Negative CO2 Emissions

Young People’s Burden: Requirement of Negative CO2 Emissions, is a publication in Earth System Dynamics Discussion (4 October, 2016), as it is undergoing peer review. We try to make the science transparent to non-scientists. Read full article http://csas.ei.columbia.edu/2016/10/04/young-peoples-burden Publication link http://www.earth-syst-dynam-discuss.net/esd-2016-42 ###Principal Implications### A. Global temperature is already at the level of the Eemian period…

NASA Takes You Inside The Science Of Hurricane Matthew

We’re talking about the science behind Hurricane Matthew using NASA satellite observations from space. NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement Mission or GPM core satellite saw tremendous amounts of rainfall throughout Haiti. GPM has now captured Matthew near the Florida coast undergoing an eyewall replacement cycle, a process that may re-intensify the storm. NASA scientists Dr. Owen…

Aerial Footage: Haiti Town Destroyed By Hurricane Matthew


The pilot who took this video, which was provided by the non-profit organization Haitian Health Foundation, said Jeremie is “wiped out. Barely 1 percent of houses are standing. The people are alive … they survived. But soon, they may starve. They’re cut-off.” http://abcnews.go.com/International/aerial-video-captures-devastating-impact-hurricane-matthew-haiti/story?id=42606165

Hurricane Matthew Hispaniola U.S. Landfall Growing Threat

October 3, 2016: Colossal amounts of rain are soaking Haiti and the Dominican Republic as Category 4 Hurricane Matthew heads for an encounter with the western end of Hispaniola. http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ As of the National Hurricane Center’s update at 8:00 pm EDT Monday, Matthew was located about 200 miles south of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, moving just east…

Study: Contribution of Antarctica to past and future sea-level rise (2016)

A study published in March 2016, suggests that large parts of East Antarctica’s ice sheet can collapse, can do so under Pliocene conditions. A key question has long been whether ice sheet contribution could accelerate substantially, by an order of magnitude, either in this century or subsequently. Until recently ice sheet models had problems to…