Climate denial and climate communication #Denial101

ClimateProgress  What’s the best way to show a climate change denier the error of their ways? A new online course answers this question for the masses. Hint: it’s not lobbing an endless stream of scientific evidence that proves human-driven climate change. While this approach may be cathartic, telling those who refuse to accept climate science…

Climate Change with George Monbiot and George Marshall | Guardian Live

Despite the overwhelming evidence, the majority of us have become increasingly adept at ignoring or side-lining climate change. Most of us recognise the danger is real and yet we do nothing to stop it. As the Guardian sets out on its own climate change journey, George Marshall, one of the most eminent thinkers in the…

A journey from 5°C to 2°C – Glen Peters, CICERO

5C is the temperature increase above pre-industrial levels we are heading for if we follow our path of limited or no climate policy. 2C is the temperature increase above pre-industrial levels that most countries around the world have agreed would prevent dangerous climate change. This journey will describe how the energy system must change if…

NASA: Vast Antarctic ice shelf a few years from disintegration

NASA has found that the last section of Antarctica’s Larsen B Ice Shelf is likely to disintegrate before the end of the decade. Transcript: We know that this ice shelf existed for at least 11 to 12 thousand years. In 2002, two-thirds of it collapsed in less than six weeks. In the intervening period between…

Ocean May Be Melting Totten Glacier Says Study

Ocean access to a cavity beneath Totten Glacier in East Antarctica http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/v8/n4/full/ngeo2388.html Totten Glacier, the primary outlet of the Aurora Subglacial Basin, has the largest thinning rate in East Antarctica1, 2. Thinning may be driven by enhanced basal melting due to ocean processes3, modulated by polynya activity4, 5. Warm modified Circumpolar Deep Water, which has…

A world with this much CO²: lessons from 4 million years ago

With Dr Chris Brierley, UCL Geography In Spring last year, carbon dioxide concentrations passed 400 parts per million in the atmosphere — a level not seen since the Pliocene era (3-5 million years ago), and perhaps not even then. We know that the Pliocene was a warm world without glacial cycles, and that the climate…

NASA, NOAA Find 2014 Warmest Year in Modern Record

The year 2014 ranks as Earth’s warmest since 1880, according to two separate analyses by NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists. The 10 warmest years in the instrumental record, with the exception of 1998, have now occurred since 2000. This trend continues a long-term warming of the planet, according to an analysis…

Mai Tornado in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern gesichtet, Innenstadt verwüstet

Ein Tornado ging am 05.05.2015 in der Nähe von Rampe in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern nieder.   Der SPIEGEL berichtete: Unwetter in Bützow: Tornado verwüstet Kleinstadt in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 06.05.2015 – Das Kirchendach wurde abgedeckt, das Rathaus schwer beschädigt, Autos zerstört: Ein Tornado ist durch die Kleinstadt Bützow in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern gefegt. Die Behörden lösten Katastrophenalarm aus. Link zum Video…