In this 2015 talk, David Reay from the University of Edinburgh talks about Nitrogen and Red Tides, and explains how it inspired Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 The Birds film. Watch his entire lecture on Nitrogen and Climate Change https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrJ3n_8ZI4o Blame Hitchcock’s Crazed Birds on Toxic Algae https://www.livescience.com/17713-hitchcock-birds-movie-algae-toxin.html In the summer of 1961 hundreds of birds attacked…
Earth Could Spiral Into A ‘Hothouse’ State Even If We Reduce CO2 Emissions, Warns New Report https://www.inquisitr.com/5019576/earth-could-spiral-into-a-hothouse-state-even-if-we-reduce-co2-emissions-warns-new-report Read the study paper http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/07/31/1810141115 Tipping Elements – the Achilles Heels of the Earth System https://www.pik-potsdam.de/services/infodesk/tipping-elements The Climate State of the Holocene and Anthropocene (Rates of Change) http://climatestate.com/2018/08/08/the-climate-state-of-the-holocene-and-anthropocene-rates-of-change Additional sources Donald Trump’s Paris Exit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ulcj3gkAbLo Rockström: The Earth…
Glacier half the size of Manhattan breaks off Greenland https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/greenland-glacier-calving-1.4742691 POLAR 2018 https://www.facebook.com/1667646543476558/videos/2059095260998349 The land ice contribution to sea level during the satellite era http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aac2f0/meta ICE ALIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okafyLzGvcw Greenland Documentary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfjoI-jliSk Drastic Arctic warm event stuns scientists, as record-breaking temperatures reach the North Pole https://mashable.com/2018/02/26/arctic-heat-wave-north-pole-february-sea-ice Zack Labe https://twitter.com/ZLabe Ocean‐induced melt triggers glacier retreat in Northwest…
Tropical cyclones, which are called hurricanes in the Atlantic, are one of the most destructive weather phenomena. This presentation will explore the links between climate and tropical cyclones, with a focus on how hurricanes and tropical cyclones have changed in the past, and what we think they will do in the future. http://www.atkinson.cornell.edu/events/ClimateChangeSem.php Speaker: Gabriel…
Excerpt of Peter Gleick’s talk at the 2018 Saint Louis Climate Summit. You can watch the full 35 minutes presentation at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivLmV_Ybbyc
Atlantic Ocean heat transport might lead to hot European summers goo.gl/GRMq63 Warm summers during the Younger Dryas cold reversal https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-04071-5
This press conference was part of the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2018, and delved into some future climatic prospects for Canada and many European countries, including weather, hydro logical potentials, and geo-morphological activities https://client.cntv.at/egu2018/pc6
For more selected 2018 talks from EGU visit https://egu2018.eu/webstreaming.html
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Observed fingerprint of a weakening Atlantic Ocean overturning circulation https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0006-5 The oceans’ circulation hasn’t been this sluggish in 1,000 years. That’s bad news. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2018/04/11/the-oceans-circulation-hasnt-been-this-sluggish-in-1000-years-thats-bad-news Gulf Stream current at its weakest in 1,600 years, studies show https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/11/critical-gulf-stream-current-weakest-for-1600-years-research-finds Shutdown of thermohaline circulation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shutdown_of_thermohaline_circulation Stronger evidence for a weaker Atlantic overturning circulation http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2018/04/stronger-evidence-for-a-weaker-atlantic-overturning-circulation North Atlantic ocean currents are…
Plastic within the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is ‘increasing exponentially,’ scientists find That’s the title of a new Washington Post article, written by Chris Mooney. He explains, the results of a new study. Seventy nine thousand tons of plastic debris, in the form of 1.8 trillion pieces, now occupy an area three times the size…
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
Methane clathrate https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methane_clathrate
Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum –
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Music by WOWSound, “Tree of Life”.
There are 32 million gallons worth of mercury, or the equivalent of 50 Olympic swimming pools, trapped in the permafrost. For context, that’s “twice as much mercury as the rest of all soils, the atmosphere, and oceans combined. And it could be released. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2018/02/05/the-arctic-is-full-of-toxic-mercury-and-climate-change-is-going-to-release-it Ambarchik: Research on permafrost at the Siberian arctic coast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhGcJnRgzy4 Permafrost…
The Oceans Melting Greenland mission seeks to understand how ocean water is contributing to ice loss in Greenland. In October 2017, mission scientists and crew dropped 240 ocean probes from a C-130 aircraft into the waters around Greenland to measure ocean temperature. Footage includes interior and exterior shots of the aircraft with crew and scientists…
Climate-change warnings include rising seas and wild weather shifts. But giant flying boulders?
Super Typhoon Shoved Car-Size Boulders Onto Philippine Beaches https://www.livescience.com/49201-haiyan-waves-moved-giant-boulders.html
How did these giant boulders get here? http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/11/how-did-these-giant-boulders-get-here
Peter Sinclair’s interviews via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-r1RLlYa6A
Music composed by Piotr Wojtowicz aka ThePianoMan007 https://soundcloud.com/thepianoman007/i-saw-you-there
In this lecture by Alex Thomas, he explains how does carbon dioxide interact with water and why the ocean can store so much carbon. What is the effect on the ocean’s pH and how does this in turn determine how much carbon the ocean can store.
Pacific island nations could lose between 50 and 80 percent of their fish species by the end of the century if climate change continues unabated. https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/programmes/datelinepacific/audio/2018622497/climate-change-could-kill-50-80-of-pacific-fish-species-study
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