Wild Weather of the Future (1776 Edition)

By Chris Mooney| Tue Aug. 27, 2013: In this talk, meteorologist and America’s “Science Idol” contest winner Tom DiLiberto gives a forecast of the weather of the future—the weather that will be produced by climate change. While some of the details remain scientifically cloudy—according to DiLiberto, we don’t yet understand what will happen to tornadoes…

Mike Mann on Hardball

Published on YouTube Aug 21, 2013: Chris Mathews interviews scientist Michael Mann of Penn State U, and a Republican Strategist, on the GOP’s anti-science bent. ClimateCrocks.com explains: Well, in some cases, like His Excellent and Serene Highness Lord Monckton, birthers and climate deniers are the same people – see below. What’s interesting about the video…

Climate Change Alarm is Needed and Climate Scientists Aren’t Sounding it Loud Enough

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VO3UmQ_f2vY By Robert Scribbler on August 23, 2013: Alarmist. It’s a term climate change deniers seem to bandy about often, these days, as if ‘alarm’ were some kind of bad word. As if alarm weren’t needed or necessary. As if climate change, a primary vehicle for a range of horrors ranging from mass extinctions to…

The conservative argument to act on climate change

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw6EOgo5lB0 August 15, 2013: Republican Bob Inglis’ belief that climate change is real helped get him booted from Congress by a Tea Party primary challenger in 2010. He talks with Chris Hayes about his ongoing efforts to convince Republicans to act on global warming. Related Climate reality must win out over political attacks on science

Call Out The Climate Change Deniers

BarackObama.com: The national science academies of every major country in the world have confirmed that climate change is real. NASA and 97 percent of scientists confirm that climate change is real. But 135 members of Congress are in denial. BarackObama.com/climate-deniers Related The Consensus Project House Republican ready to ‘defund the EPA’

Mass Extinctions Cause Evolutionary Bottlenecks

Science World Report, Aug 14, 2013: Extinctions are occurring at a phenomenal rate these days. As our climate changes and environments are altered, species are disappearing from our planet. Now, scientists are examining mass extinctions more closely. They’ve discovered how after these events in the past, species and ecosystems managed to recover in the aftermath. About…

Why So Many Conservatives Deny The Climate Problem: They Hate The Solution

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNajS5hVvDk On Friday (8 pm ET), MSNBC is airing Chris Hayes’s climate documentary, “The Politics of Power.” On Thursday (1 pm ET), Chris Hayes is hosting a Google+ Hangout on the politics of climate change — with me, Andy Revkin, Kate Sheppard and a couple of others. You can watch it here.   Joe Romm notes:…

Climate Crisis as a Political Issue

John Hofmeister discusses with Greg Dalton how the global climate crisis is a problem that needs political help to be solved. Hofmeister states that since the political system runs on 2 year intervals, it is difficult to solve the climate crisis our planet is suffering from. More from ClimateOne http://www.youtube.com/user/ClimateOne?feature=watch

Texan Drought: Residents Against Fracking (2013)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVHwSaFfaUE Sunday 11 August 2013: In Mertzon and Barnhart in western Texas, the worst drought in two generations is choking the water supply. Water shortages are raising tensions between locals and the fracking industry. Drilling for shale gas uses up to 8m gallons of water each time a well is fracked. Suzanne Goldenberg reports. ClimateDesk

Australia’s John Connor discusses findings from the latest NOAA: State of the Climate Report

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLoEDCthASE Climate Institute chief John Connor discusses the latest state of the climate report and says the warmer the planet gets, the wilder the weather, warning the figures represent a “new chaos”. Australia’s Climate Institute http://www.climateinstitute.org.au/ NOAA: 2012 State of the Climate Report Released https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/news/2012-state-climate-report-released

AGU: Human – induced climate change requires urgent action

Humanity is the major influence on the global climate change observed over the past 50 years. Rapid societal responses can significantly lessen negative outcomes. “Human activities are changing Earth’s climate. At the global level, atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping greenhouse gases have increased sharply since the Industrial Revolution. Fossil fuel burning dominates…