A new study led by scientists at the University of Bristol has warned that unless we mitigate current levels of carbon dioxide emissions, Western Europe and New Zealand could revert to the hot tropical climate of the early Paleogene period – 56-48 million years ago. https://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2018/july/co2-levels-paleogene-period.html Read The Atlantic article here: They were strange days…
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…
Supplemental of Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene Will Steffen, Johan Rockström, Katherine Richardson, Timothy M. Lenton, Carl Folke, Diana Liverman, Colin P. Summerhayes, Anthony D. Barnosky, Sarah E. Cornell, Michel Crucifix, Jonathan F. Donges, Ingo Fetzer, Steven J. Lade, Marten Scheffer, Ricarda Winkelmann, and Hans Joachim Schellnhuber PNAS August 6, 2018. 201810141;…
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
Bill McGuire (University College London) speaks about responses from the Earth crust in this 2016 lecture. He wrote a book on the subject, available at https://www.geolsoc.org.uk/Publications/Bookshop/Search?k=waking&sortexpr=Publication%20Date%20Desc An astonishing transformation over the last 20,000 years has seen our planet flip from a frigid wasteland into the temperate world upon which our civilisation has grown and thrived.…
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 –
Teaser image credit: Yannis Papanastasopoulos on Unsplash
Music by WOWSound, “Tree of Life”.
Stefan Rahmstorf speaks at the 2017 Bonn climate conference, explaining the basics of global climate change, and outlines our current emissions pathway – asking if we can control the climate crisis. The talk is titled Climate Action and Human Wellbeing at a Crossroads: Historical Transformation or Backlash?
Stefan Rahmstorf’s homepage http://www.pik-potsdam.de/~stefan
The Arctic is warming faster than anywhere else on Earth, affecting people in the region, fish and wildlife they depend on for food, and their environment. This unprecedented change has ramifications far beyond the region for the global economy, weather, climate, sea level, trade and security. Watch the full Arctic Report 2017 AGU press conference…
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
Researchers studying a rapid global warming event, around 56 million years ago, have shown evidence of major changes in the intensity of rainfall and flood events. The findings indicate some of the likely implications should current trends of rising carbon dioxide and global warming continue. https://scienmag.com/new-research-indicates-likely-hydrological-implications-of-rapid-global-warming
Jim Hansen gave this interview November 9, 2017 at COP23 the UN Climate Conference in Bonn, Germany.
Miriam Jones speaks at the Permafrost Collaboration Team Meeting, October 10, 2017. https://www.iarpccollaborations.org/events/7798
Video via IARPC Collaborations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOyLef1t4IU
Bølling-Allerød warming https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C3%B8lling-Aller%C3%B8d_warming
In this opening lecture of the Environmental Change Institute’s MSc in Environmental Change and Management, Professor Yadvinder Malhi discusses the emerging concept of the Anthropocene. In his lecture he explores the history of the concept, how it is used in disciplines ranging from the Earth system sciences, geology, ecology, social sciences and in the wider…
In this episode of Turbulence (Sep 15, 2017), Jake speaks with Peter Ward about the mass extinction events throughout Earth’s history, the pressing issue of climate change, the future of evolution, the future of the human race, and other topics. More from Turbulent Media at http://turbulentmedia.com Turbulence Podcast Patron https://www.patreon.com/turbulentmedia Podcast release via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTS1gWK6g74 Peter…
Study: There has been a clear decline in the volume of oxygen in Earth’s atmosphere over the past 20 years. A recently proposed model predicts a non-linear decay, which would result in an increasingly rapid fall-off in atmospheric oxygen concentration, with potentially devastating consequences for human health. We predict that humans may continue to survive…