Polar Bears hunting Seals

Exciting polar bear cam b-roll USGS footage from the bear’s perspective from 2014, 2015, and 2016. The USGS Alaska Science Center Polar Bear Research Project conducts long-term research on polar bears to inform, local, state, national and international policy makers regarding conservation and management of the species and its habitat. The USGS’s studies are primarily…

Short film: They said it couldn’t be done

A Climate State short film. Credits Aaron Thierry: The Logic of Climate Change (March 2017) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7TL_BbAd-s Video footage via http://Pixabay.com Additional video footage by http://Tesla.com Teaser photo by Alessio Lin https://unsplash.com/photos/nDumFIIERkM Sound Academy Trailer https://www.trailermusicacademy.com Epic Stock Media http://epicstockmedia.com Additional sound effects http://freesound.org

Trump Steel Tariffs? Trade War? Good, Bad or Sad for Climate?

During the Great Depression in the 30s, CO2 emissions fell about 30 percent. However, the 2008 financial crisis only marginal affected CO2 emissions, followed by a sharp rise. Trade policies have been linked to the Great Depression. Could Trump Tariffs yield a similar outcome? Links Recession did not lower C02 emissions http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/recession-did-not-lower-c02-emissions-6272333.html Rapid growth in…

Al Gore and Strangers talk Environment in 1992

June 2, 1992 – Environment Justice Act and Rio Earth Summit Sen. Gore, member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, discussed the environment as a political issue, including legislation he advocates to protect the environment, and the United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development which begins June 3 in Brazil. Sen. Gore,…

Carl Sagan, Al Gore in 1985 +2m SLR +5°C by 2100 Manabe, MacDonald, Cicerone, Abrahamson

Carl Sagan, Al Gore in 1985 +2m SLR +5°C by 2100 Manabe, MacDonald, Cicerone, Abrahamson December 10, 1985 – A group of senators and scientists today called for national and international action to avert a predicted warming of the earth’s climate resulting from a buildup of carbon dioxide and other man-made gases in the atmosphere.…

James Hansen outlines Climate Research in 2005

Climate change and national security panel discussion from the World Affairs Council on May 3, 2005. Then NASA chief James Hansen outlined the state of global climate change research. In late 2005, however, Dr. Hansen’s ability to voice his concerns about global warming was severely compromised by NASA public affairs officials. After he called on…

Surprised Researchers find Ozone Loss at Populated Areas

The vital ozone layer has continued to deplete in recent years over the densely populated mid-latitudes and tropics, while it is recovering at the poles https://www.ethz.ch/en/news-and-events/eth-news/news/2018/02/decline-stratospheric-ozone.html Evidence for a continuous decline in lower stratospheric ozone offsetting ozone layer recovery https://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/18/1379/2018/ Ozone loss may have caused mass extinction https://climatenewsnetwork.net/ozone-loss-may-have-caused-mass-extinction Ozone Pollution Maps Show Spikes Amid Broad…

The Future of Energy (1993)

This historic film outlined 25 years ago an assessment of emerging energy resources, and also mentions briefly solar and wind power. This film discusses energy development in light of global warming. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License. Production: United States Geological Survey Digitization Date: 1996; Digitizing Organization: Carnegie Mellon University…

An introduction to Methane Hydrates

This lecture was held in 2008 by Scripps Institution of Oceanography geochemist Miriam Kastner. This version has been slightly edited. Release via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSTm6cZjO14 Further reading ============= Methane clathrate https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methane_clathrate Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum – Ocean https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paleocene–Eocene_Thermal_Maximum#Ocean Teaser image credit: Yannis Papanastasopoulos on Unsplash Music by WOWSound, “Tree of Life”.

Energy consumption Bitcoin vs Banking System

The highest estimates for Bitcoins annual terawatt hours consumption is 28.67. This means, more than 3 times more efficient than a very conservative calculation of the cost of the global banking system. Carlos Domingo: The Bitcoin vs Visa Electricity Consumption Fallacy https://hackernoon.com/the-bitcoin-vs-visa-electricity-consumption-fallacy-8cf194987a50 Jonathan Koomey gets quoted in the Washington Post, and other estimates https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/12/19/why-the-bitcoin-craze-is-using-up-so-much-energy Highest…