FRONTLINE Episode: HEAT
A far-reaching investigation into America’s energy landscape and what can be done to save our planet – and what it will take.
Full version http://video.pbs.org/video/994540147/ (Region locked)
National Geographic Extreme Ice: In the extreme, ice-bound regions of the earth, something unprecedented is happening. Everywhere, glaciers and ice sheets have begun breaking apart, and accelerating towards the oceans at alarming speeds. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1393566
Cabot Institute Annual Lecture 2012
Real clothes for the Emperor: Facing the challenges of climate change
Kevin Anderson, Professor of Energy and Climate Change, University of Manchester
Cabot Institute, University of Bristol http://www.bris.ac.uk/cabot
Real clothes for the emperor
Facing the challenges of climate change
Download the presentation slide sheets here.
First transmitted on Channel Four / Equinox, December 2001 How changes to the world’s forests and oceans could trigger a rapid acceleration of global warming 55 million years ago, something strange happened to life on Earth: many animals suddenly shrank, with horses becoming the size of modern domestic cats. The reason was a dramatic rise…
A montage of videos from the Timeline project, assembled by TIME magazine.
SOURCES are listed in the next video, because of space constraints. Predictable posts are answered here. Please spend your time and effort in addressing the evidence presented in the video: “This is a straw man argument. Of course skeptics [sic] accept that CO2 warms the atmosphere, We just don’t think the warming will be catastrophic.”…
Two recent studies on past temperatures… Pliocene Warmth, Polar Amplification, and Stepped Pleistocene Cooling Recorded in NE Arctic Russia Understanding the evolution of Arctic polar climate from the protracted warmth of the middle Pliocene into the earliest glacial cycles in the Northern Hemisphere has been hindered by the lack of continuous, highly resolved Arctic time…
Peter Sinclair notes:
Dear Mainstream Media,
Does the phrase “Biggest Story of the Millennium” mean anything to you?
Let’s play word association. For instance, if I say, “trees”, you might say…. “forest”.
C’mon guys. I can’t do this all by myself.
AMAP’s new assessment of the Arctic Ocean Acidification (AOA) reviews the current state of knowledge regarding ocean acidification from an Arctic perspective. More information on the results of this assessment will be made available from the AMAP website amap.no
This video is to promote general awareness of the science of climate change. It was edited and narrated by @ryanlcooper, using illustrations from around the web. Find more of my stuff athttp://www.ryanlouiscooper.com. It was inspired largely by something David Roberts wrote: http://grist.org/article/2010-08-09-e… Find David at http://grist.org/author/david-roberts/ and @drgrist.
By Michelle Wheeler, The West Australian: In a room at the White House next week, an extraordinary meeting of the brightest minds will attempt to form a strategy to curb climate change’s crippling effects on the Arctic. Amid fears the top of the planet could be free of summer ice within two years, the meeting has…
BBC: The Arctic seas are being made rapidly more acidic by carbon-dioxide emissions, according to a new report. Scientists from the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) monitored widespread changes in ocean chemistry in the region. They say even if CO2 emissions stopped now, it would take tens of thousands of years for Arctic Ocean chemistry to…
DW: At Germany’s annual Petersberg climate talks, German Chancellor Merkel has called for a binding pact by 2015 to reduce carbon emissions. She said inactivity only increased the cost of combating climate change later on.
At Monday’s Petersberg Climate Dialogue, as the meeting is officially called, Chancellor Angela Merkel called for an internationally binding climate pact to be completed by 2015.
“Doing nothing means that is will be much, much more costly for us all,” Merkel said at the start of the conference in Berlin, adding that she was under no illusions about the amount of work involved in such a pact but that “waiting is not an option.”
Dr. Ralph Keeling on atmospheric Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide. Ralph Keeling is the current program director of the Scripps CO2 Program. He is also a Professor and the Principal Investigator for the Atmospheric Oxygen Research Group at SIO.
Oxygen levels are decreasing globally due to fossil-fuel burning. The changes are too small to have an impact on human health, but are of interest to the study of climate change and carbon dioxide. These plots show the atmospheric O2 concentration relative to the level around 1985. The observed downward trend amounts to 19 ‘per meg’ per year. This corresponds to losing 19 O2 molecules out of every 1 million O2 molecules in the atmosphere each year. http://scrippso2.ucsd.edu/
Station Daily Averages of CO2 and O2/N2 http://scrippso2.ucsd.edu/plots