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.
Rapid collapse of Antarctic glaciers could flood coastal cities by the end of this century. Based on an article written by Eric Holthaus. Read the full story https://grist.org/article/antarctica-doomsday-glaciers-could-flood-coastal-cities
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
Teaser image via Pixabay https://pixabay.com/en/dolphin-marine-mammals-jump-2562115
Bruno Tremblay from McGill University speaks about projections for future sea ice extent. This video is part of a panel presentation published by Earth Institute November 2017, with already improved sound quality (reduced humming sound).
Full panel video via Earth Institute https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KSYM3jV2-8
Jennifer Francis from Rutgers University speaks about our atmosphere with a scope on the Arctic response to climate change and the connection to weather. This video is part of a panel presentation published by Earth Institute November 2017, with already improved sound quality (reduced humming sound).
Video via Earth Institute https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KSYM3jV2-8
In this panel, Vladimir Romanovsky (University of Alaska Fairbanks), talks about thawing permafrost. Anders Levermann (PIK) 12:30 ,talks about Greenland’s contribution to sea level rise, David Titley (Ret. U.S. Navy Admiral, now Pennsylvania State University) 23:38 , talks about security, with a subsequent panel discussion 33:34 . Video via Earth Institute https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFe3GOCBZO8
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
Another “warm” and slow freeze season in the #Arctic. Sea ice extent is the 2nd lowest on record for the date (2016 – lowest) & 1.9 million km^2 below the 1980s average… https://twitter.com/ZLabe/status/932663163476045825
Arctic Sea Ice Extent/Concentration http://sites.uci.edu/zlabe/arctic-sea-ice-extentconcentration
Sound effects by http://TrailerMusicAcademy.com
Greenpeace was inspired by Coca Cola’s Christmas video, and created a remake! Studies show that up to 90% of seabirds now have plastic in their stomachs. We need to act urgently to stop plastic getting into our oceans. And we’re calling on Coca Cola – the world’s biggest soft drinks company – to lead the…
This NASA visualization is based on the latest IPCC report, and uses the business as usual scenario, where carbon dioxide concentrations rise to 936 parts per million—more than double today’s levels of 400 parts per million—by the year 2100. Temperature anomalies are estimated to be close to 4°C in the Arctic. https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/details.cgi?aid=11453
The evidence is overwhelming that natural gas has no net climate benefit on timescales that matters to humans. A new study found that just the methane emissions leaking from New Mexico’s gas and oil industry are equivalent to the climate impact of approximately 12 coal-fired power plants. https://thinkprogress.org/natural-gas-no-climate-benefit-b9118a087875 Natural Gas has Major Role in Climate…
Unearthed accompanied scientists to the heart of the Congo Basin rainforest as they learned more about a part of the world that could have massive implications for the planet. https://unearthed.greenpeace.org/2017/11/10/congo-basin-rainforest-peatlands-simon-lewis-climate-change-carbon/
Rupert Seidl from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (Vienna, Austria), gave this talk at the Impacts 2017 conference, titled “Climate impacts on forests: The good, the bad and the ugly.”
For the full lecture with other speakers, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7me1vjWJ60M
The ozone layer protects life on Earth from ultraviolet radiation but it is also a powerful greenhouse gas. Satellites can provide measurements of atmospheric ozone and monitor distribution changes with the seasons.
Credit: ESA/CCI Ozone and Aerosol teams/Planetary Visions
ESA video link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eg6nc_IyaZY