Chris is covering the climate since around 2010, and is a regular author at Climate State. He also produced most of our video content.

Antarctica ice loss has tripled in past decade

Mass balance of the Antarctic Ice Sheet from 1992 to 2017 – ocean-driven melting has caused rates of ice loss from West Antarctica to increase from 53 ± 29 billion to 159 ± 26 billion tonnes per year; ice-shelf collapse has increased the rate of ice loss from the Antarctic Peninsula from 7 ± 13 billion to 33 ± 16 billion tonnes per…

Extinctions may silence advanced civilizations

Using mathematical models, astrophysicists simulated how various alien civilizations might rise and fall as they used up their planet’s natural resources. https://www.livescience.com/62750-climate-change-killed-aliens-easter-island.html ### Video University of Rochester https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoISn18qP_E Editors: Matthew Mann and Michael OsadciwNASAPIXABAY ### Narration Matt Prosserhttp://vomatt.com ### Content Brandon Specktorlivescience.com ### Music http://Epicstockmedia.comDavid Levy “Moving Mountains” ### Thanks Climate State Patreons & Supportershttp://patreon.com/climatestate

French President to U.S. Congress: There is No Planet B!

“I believe in building a better future for our children, which requires offering them a planet that is still habitable in 25 years,” he says. Macron is confident that “one day” the U.S. will recommit to the Paris climate agreement. After all, as he says in the address, “there is no Planet B.” https://grist.org/briefly/the-french-president-gave-america-the-climate-change-speech-that-trump-never-will Full…

Dry Conditions, then Tumbleweed Invaded Town

Victorville in Southern California suddenly submerged by tumbleweed. And this wasn’t the first town! Study: Climate change may reshuffle western weeds http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sdut-farm-scene-western-weeds-020609-2009feb06-story.html Tumbleweed footage by James Quigg with the Victor Valley Daily Press http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20180416/tumbleweed-takeover-high-winds-leave-neighborhood-overrun Thomas footage by Mike Eliason https://twitter.com/EliasonMike Australia town consumed by ‘hairy peänic’ http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-35600546 Hundreds of homes in Montecito … http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-thomas-fire-ledeall-20171216-story.html Tumbleweed…