Francis: A Trigger for Rapid Arctic Warming

Jennifer Francis from Rutgers University speaks about our atmosphere with a scope on the Arctic response to climate change and the connection to weather. This video is part of a panel presentation published by Earth Institute November 2017, with already improved sound quality (reduced humming sound).

Video via Earth Institute

Experts: Permafrost + Gas Hydrates in Arctic, Greenland SLR, Security

In this panel, Vladimir Romanovsky (University of Alaska Fairbanks), talks about thawing permafrost. Anders Levermann (PIK) 12:30 ,talks about Greenland’s contribution to sea level rise, David Titley (Ret. U.S. Navy Admiral, now Pennsylvania State University) 23:38 , talks about security, with a subsequent panel discussion 33:34 . Video via Earth Institute

Hydrological Implications during Abrupt Climate Change

Researchers studying a rapid global warming event, around 56 million years ago, have shown evidence of major changes in the intensity of rainfall and flood events. The findings indicate some of the likely implications should current trends of rising carbon dioxide and global warming continue.

Arctic Sea Ice Extent 2nd lowest on Record for the Date

Another “warm” and slow freeze season in the #Arctic. Sea ice extent is the 2nd lowest on record for the date (2016 – lowest) & 1.9 million km^2 below the 1980s average…

Arctic Sea Ice Extent/Concentration

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Schellnhuber: Unavoidable, Many have to Migrate (~1.4 Billion affected by rising Sea 2060)

Hans Joachim Schellnhuber from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany speaks at the Impacts World 2017 conference. Title: Avoiding the Unmanageable, Managing the Unavoidable: A Slogan Revisited

Watch the full Opening plenary with other speakers

The 936 PPM CO2 NASA Model Prediction

This NASA visualization is based on the latest IPCC report, and uses the business as usual scenario, where carbon dioxide concentrations rise to 936 parts per million—more than double today’s levels of 400 parts per million—by the year 2100. Temperature anomalies are estimated to be close to 4°C in the Arctic.


Natural Gas (Methane) likely make Climate much worse

The evidence is overwhelming that natural gas has no net climate benefit on timescales that matters to humans. A new study found that just the methane emissions leaking from New Mexico’s gas and oil industry are equivalent to the climate impact of approximately 12 coal-fired power plants. Natural Gas has Major Role in Climate…

Arnold Schwarzenegger: Communicate Health Issues

Film star and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger spoke at the COP23 UN climate conference on Sunday, November 12, 2017. Schwarzenegger held a keynote at a COP23 Presidency event on health and climate called “Health Actions for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement”. He underlined the importance of also speaking to the health issues related…