Climate change and national security

Climate change and national security describes serious threats to the security and prosperity of countries, due to climate warming, and climate actions to adapt and mitigate impacts. References Why the U.S. East Coast could be a major ‘hotspot’ for rising seas https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/02/01/why-the-u-s-east-coast-could-be-a-major-hotspot-for-sea-level-rise/ Obama talks Risks to National Security from Climate Change at US Coast Guard…

Dr. Michael Mann – Are We In Runaway Climate Change?

Dr. Michael Mann, Earth System Science Center-Penn State University/Dire Predictions: Understanding Climate Change (2nd edition) joins Thom. We had all better hope these scientists are wrong about the planet’s future. Scientists now say that ice melt in Greenland and Antarctica could speed up faster than we previously thought. But that’s not just going to raise…

Ted Scambos on new Antarctic Ice Study insights

Ted Scambos, Lead Scientist at the National Snow and Ice Data Center, weighs in on the latest study showing increased vulnerability of the Antarctic ice sheet to collapse. Is it possible that the most recent study of ice instability in Antarctica is cracking the unstable cliff face of climate denial? (how’s that for a tortured…

A potential future world scenario, driven by rapid regional changes

As someone who follows the climate topic for several years, I’ve to conclude that we are still far away from taking climate change seriously. Around 10 years ago there were rather minor groups of concerned scientists and bloggers, while the media was giving “a balanced view” to the so called deniersphere. This went on for…

AGU 2015: Eric Rignot – Ice Sheet Systems and Sea Level Change

Scientific Discipline Cryosphere Speaker Eric Rignot (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory) Abstract Modern views of ice sheets provided by satellites, airborne surveys, in situ data and paleoclimate records while transformative of glaciology have not fundamentally changed concerns about ice sheet stability and collapse that emerged in the 1970’s. Motivated by the desire to learn more about…

AGU 2015: Michael Mann explains why Scientists need to speak up more #Ethics #PrecautionaryPrinciple

AGU 14 December 2015: If You See Something, Say Something Speakers: Michael Mann (Pennsylvania State University), Kent Peacock (University of Lethbridge) Scientists have a collective ethical obligation to communicate the implications of their science and to communicate it as accurately and fully as possible. Nowhere is that obligation more profound than in areas of research,…

Anthony Giddens – The Politics of Climate Change


Repost from 2012: Anthony Giddens introduces a range of new concepts and proposals designed to address the most formidable challenge humanity faces this century.

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Bio-energy with carbon capture and storage https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bio-energy_with_carbon_capture_and_storage