James Hansen explains Climate Change and Free Market Solution

39:00 min = topic Carbon fee  Climate Scientist Hansen Turns Activist, Advocates ‘Fee’ on Carbon Pollution Bloomberg: James Hansen, the former NASA climate scientist who first brought climate change to the attention of Congress in the 1980s, stepped down as head of the agency’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies last month. That hasn’t stopped him…

Waleed Abdalati (NASA): Dramatic Changes in Polar Ice

Video: Welcome to the NASA Earth Exchange (NEX) Virtual Workshop live stream channel. Stay tuned to listen to featured keynote speakers covering research themes from climate modeling to remote sensing applications and high performance computing in Earth Sciences – Watch them live or browse through lectures from the video library. Please visit the NEX Virtual…

Humid air and the Jet Stream help to fuel more intense thunderstorms/tornadoes

“The fuel for the more intense storms would be the predicted warming of the Earth caused by the burning of fossil fuels that release greenhouse gases.” A combination of a slower Jet Stream (see video for explanation and study) and a more humid atmosphere increase the likelihood for a more intense thunderstorm environment. This conclusion…

Ninety-seven percent of scientists agree: #climate change is real, man-made and dangerous

Obama tweeted yesterday: Ninety-seven percent of scientists agree: #climate change is real, man-made and dangerous. @BarackObama Read the news release, Obama shared on twitter: Scientists say united on global warming, at odds with public view (Reuters) – Ninety-seven percent of scientists say global warming is mainly man-made but a wide public belief that experts are…

97 Percent of Peer-Reviewed Science Confirms Manmade Global Warming, Consensus Overwhelming

In the most comprehensive study to date, a new survey of over 12,000 peer-reviewed climate science papers has found a 97% consensus in the peer-reviewed literature that humans are causing global warming. http://skepticalscience.com/97-percent-consensus-cook-et-al-2013.html     A paper in the journal Environmental Research Letters yesterday found that the number of scientific papers rejecting the thesis that humans…

Tar-Sands Oil Makes Climate Change Unsolvable

By Alex Morales / Bloomberg: Exploiting oil and gas trapped in tar sands and shale threatens to make climate change“unsolvable,” said James Hansen, the former NASA scientist who raised concerns about global warming in the 1980s. Conventional reserves of oil, gas and coal already have more carbon embedded in them than is safe to burn without causing “dangerous” levels of…

For Insurers, No Doubts on Climate Change

By EDUARDO PORTER / New York Times: If there were one American industry that would be particularly worried about climate change it would have to be insurance, right? From Hurricane Sandy’s devastating blow to the Northeast to the protracted drought that hit the Midwest Corn Belt, natural catastrophes across the United States pounded insurers last year, generating$35 billion in privately insured property…