The permafrost carbon feedback loop

THE world is on the cusp of a “tipping point” into dangerous climate change, according to new data gathered by scientists measuring methane leaking from the Arctic permafrost and a report presented to the United Nations on Tuesday. “The permafrost carbon feedback is irreversible on human time scales,” says the report, Policy Implications of Warming…

Melting permafrost releases greenhouse gases


A UN report has warned that carbon dioxide and methane released from melting permafrost could push the climate past a tipping point and dangerously accelerate global warming.

Broadcast: 28/11/2012, Reporter: Tony Jones
http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/conten…

Thawing permafrost may amplify global warming, U.N. reports
http://www.latimes.com/news/science/s…

Policy Implications of Warming Permafrost
http://www.unep.org/pdf/permafrost.pdf

Stefan Rahmstorf: The Basics of Global Warming

Prof. Stefan Rahmstorf explains the basics of Climate Science. Basic data sets and findings about Global Warming, including some comments on historic land marks of the Science. Watch part two “Impacts of Climate Change” These lectures form part of a broader lecture course called World in Transition. It includes 11 themes, presented by the members…

Stefan Rahmstorf: Impacts of Climate Change

In this Climate Change lecture Prof. Stefan Rahmstorf deals with the impacts (with a focus on extreme events and Sea-Level Rise) and the possibilities for holding Global Warming below 2°C. Watch part one “The Basics of Global Warming” Part three “Interview” These lectures form part of a broader lecture course called World in Transition. It…

Global warming has stopped? Again??

No, sadly the Mail on Sunday has got it wrong… yet again. Here’s what’s behind the sensational news that global warming ended in 1997, and how it comes from misreporting, misquotes and omissions. SOURCES: Mail on Sunday story: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetec… Met Office release of Hadcrut 4 data: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs/ha… Met Office response to Mail on Sunday story,…

James Hansen: The Carbon Tax

“I’m very disappointed [California] chose a half-baked system like cap-and-trade, with offsets,” said NASA climatologist James Hansen in a conversation with Climate One host Greg Dalton. He prefers a carbon fee and dividend and, in the absence of a strong carbon price, says the risks of reaching climatic tipping points that could bring catastrophic consequences…

James Hansen: Tipping Points, Carbon Tax and organized Denial

Interview with James Hansen (NASA Goddard Institute) recorded at the UN University G8 symposium on innovation and climate change held 4th July, 2008 Tokyo. Wikipedia: Carbon tax Frontline: Climate of Doubt http://youtu.be/A5GVHqlnPAc Answering Climate Change Skeptics, Naomi Oreskes http://youtu.be/XXyTpY0NCp0 Test trial convicts fossil fuel bosses of ‘ecocide’ Top lawyers put fossil fuel bosses on trial…

ClimateState relaunch!

Welcome to the relaunch of ClimateState!

Mission statement
ClimateState gathers knowledge about the broad spectrum of climate change and tries to help increase understanding and awareness about the threat of dangerous (unchecked) climate change. The scope is to encourage the fast paced deployment of  solutions, i.e. carbon sequestration with Biochar and taxing Co2.