Extinction Events in Earth History and Today

Flood Basalts and Mass Extinctions – refine ancient hyperthermals as analogs for anthropogenic climate change.  Oceanic Anoxic Event (OAE) and mass extinctions are considered to be hyperthermals – usually associated with flood basalt eruptions.[2] Phases of rapid global warming, known collectively as hyperthermals.[1]  Flood basalts are a subset of large igneous provinces (LIPs), the terms flood basalt…

The Current State of Arctic PERMAFROST THAW

Soil layers of permafrost that scientists expected to remain frozen for at least 70 more years have already begun thawing. NOTES In the Canadian Arctic, layers of permafrost that scientists expected to remain frozen for at least 70 years have already begun thawing. The once-frozen surface is now sinking and dotted with melt ponds and…

Climate Scientist speaks on the current Climate Situation

Thom Hartmann interviewed climate scientist Michael Mann in July 2019, here is a summary of it with a scope on our emissions, sea level rise, and what happens in the Arctic. WATCH THE SPECIAL EDITED VERSION AT CLIMATE STATE USCREEN Climate Scientist speaks on the current Climate Situation Thom Hartmann interviewed climate scientist Michael Mann…

The Mystery of the Antarctic Sea Ice Puzzle, Sea ice Plummeting Suddenly

The amount of ice circling Antarctica is suddenly plunging from a record high to record lows, baffling scientists. A new NASA study by sea ice expert Claire L. Parkinson reveals recent trends in Antarctica’s sea ice extent. WATCH EXTENDED VERSION ON CLIMATE STATE USCREEN (10 min 48sec) The Mystery of the Antarctic Sea Ice Puzzle…

Global Warming is Accelerating

Back in 1982, Exxon’s environmental affairs office circulated an internal report to Exxon’s management which said that the consequences of climate change could be catastrophic, and that a significant reduction in fossil fuel consumption would be necessary to curtail future climate change. It also said that “there is concern among some scientific groups that once…

New Mechanism for Methane Hydrate Dissociation Discovered

Methane hydrates are ice like structures forming a solid similar to ice. Significant amounts have been located under sediments on the ocean floors of the Earth. Generally, methane hydrates are more stable in fresh water than in salt water. A region allowing the formation for methane hydrates (largely dependent on depth and pressure) is called…

Video: Enhanced Seismic Activity Observed in Alaska Due To Climate Change

With news breaking that Alaska just had its warmest March to May on record with a statewide average temperature of 32.6°F, 8.6°F above the long-term average – the previous warmest spring in Alaska was in 2016, one must ask how this performs in relation to seismicity. Read the study excerpts of, Enhanced Seismic Activity Observed in Alaska Due…

Earth Atmosphere Contains 415ppm CO2

Measurements at Mauna Loa by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography recorded 415.50ppm carbon dioxide CO2 concentration in the atmosphere for the first time in millions of years. This includes humans who evolved with around 280ppm. Temperature follows CO2, thus as additional carbon pollution is heating the atmosphere, with about 90% of this extra energy accumulated…

Climate tipping-point potential and paradoxical production of methane in a changing ocean

Authors: Hongyue Dang, Jia Li Dang, H. & Li, J. Sci. China Earth Sci. (2018) 61: 1714. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11430-017-9265-y Access and read the PDF with inline linkages, and reference list here. Abstract The global warming potential of methane (CH4) is about 30 times stronger than that of carbon dioxide (CO2) over a century timescale. Methane emission is hypothesized…

Classic: Ralph Cicerone, Roles for Scientists (2009)

Ralph Cicerone (1943-2016), former President of the National Academy of Sciences outlines the challenges of climate change and the roles that science and scientists must play in meeting them. Series: “Roger Revelle Centennial Symposium” Source: University of California Television (UCTV) https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=4cXsmckZKas Ralph Cicerone, former president of the National Academy of Sciences, has passed away at…

Polar Vortex: How the Jet Stream and Climate Change Bring on Cold Snaps

Polar Vortex: How the Jet Stream and Climate Change Bring on Cold Snaps https://insideclimatenews.org/news/02022018/cold-weather-polar-vortex-jet-stream-explained-global-warming-arctic-ice-climate-change Temperatures are rising much faster in the Arctic than the global average (“Arctic Amplification”). https://twitter.com/ZLabe/status/1086714347399700480 Broward County declares cold weather emergency https://news.google.com/?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen Be careful and try staying in your house. Large parts of the Country are suffering from tremendous amounts of…

Multi Meter Sea Level Rise, Antarctic Sea Ice & Ice Melt Acceleration

A pair of new studies released on Monday share a same ominous message — that our planet’s ice is melting at an alarming rate, which is bad news for global sea levels. https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/14/world/climate-change-antarctica-ice-melt-twin-studies/index.html Narration by Cormac Bren Antarctic ice-sheet sensitivity to obliquity forcing enhanced through ocean connections https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-018-0284-4 Four decades of Antarctic Ice Sheet mass…