How to Escape Species Extinction?

Panel discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos, January 23, 2019. Between 1970 and 2020, the world will have experienced a two-thirds decline in wildlife populations. What are the consequences of the loss of biodiversity for our survival? Speakers are Marco Lambertini (WWF), Naomi Oreskes (Harvard University), Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim (UNCCD), Inger Andersen (IUCN),…

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…

The 2018 Special IPCC Report on Climate Risks

Part of the panel discussion at COP24 in Katowice (Poland) December 4, 2018, on climate risks, as part of the IPCC Special Event: Unpacking the new scientific knowledge and key findings in the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 C. Watch the full panel here https://unfccc-cop24.streamworld.de/webcast/sbsta-ipcc-special-event-unpacking-the-new-scienti Read the summary report here https://www.ipcc.ch/sr15/

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…

Tony Janetos: The 4th US National Climate Assessment

Anthony Janetos talks at the Glen Gerberg Weather and Climate Summit, about the 4th US National Climate Assessment, January 19, 2019. Read the report summary here https://nca2018.globalchange.gov National Climate Assessment https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Climate_Assessment Watch the full panel recording https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDjGP-_CXq0

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…

Jim White: The Past and Future of Climate Communication

Jim White (University of Colorado Boulder) talks January 17, 2019 about past and future climate progress, at the Weather and Climate Summit 2019. The talk is titled, “A look back and forward: 30 years of crying in the wildness.” Watch the full live stream recording by StormCenter Communications https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zw5SFTJktTM

Climate Tipping Points Existential Threat to Our Life Support Systems

November 8, 2018 – Tim Lenton of University of Exeter presents “Tipping Points in Climate and Biosphere Function”. Lenton is co-author of the most discussed climate study from 2018, Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene https://www.pnas.org/content/115/33/8252 Tipping Points in Climate & Biosphere Functions Lenton is co-author of the most discussed climate study from…

Eric Rignot: Response of the Great Ice Sheets to Climate Warming

In ca 2012, as part of the Discover the Physical Sciences Breakfast Lecture Series at the University of California, climate researcher Eric Rignot (NASA/JPL) outlined our understanding of changes in the major cryosphere hotspots in Antarctica and Greenland, in his talk titled “Response of the Great Ice Sheets to Climate Warming”. Read about his newest…

Jessica Mathews talks about Irreversible Climate Risks (1988)

On June 29th, 1988, the House Science, Space and Technology subcommittees held a joint hearing on the threat of global warming. Here the segment of Jessica Mathews’s (World Resource Institute) statement. Current Drought and Global Warming https://www.c-span.org/video/?3246-1/current-drought-global-warming Jessica Mathews https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jessica_Mathews Watch from this hearing:

Daniel L. Albritton (NOAA) explains 1988 the Greenhouse Effect

On June 29th, 1988, the House Science, Space and Technology subcommittees held a joint hearing on the threat of global warming. Here the segment of Daniel L. Albritton’s (Director Aeronomy Laboratory NOAA) statement. Current Drought and Global Warming https://www.c-span.org/video/?3246-1/current-drought-global-warming D. L. Albritton’s research https://www.researchgate.net/scientific-contributions/76163582_D_L_Albritton Watch from this hearing

Tim Rumage: The Transition from Fossil Energy to Solar Power

Tim Rumage (Coordinator Environmental Studies), speaks at the Sustainable Communities Workshop November 29, 2018, the talk is titled, “The Shrinking Timeline for Global Warming.” Source Sarasota County Government (Official) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWYl3o3bWgg

Jim Anderson: Feedbacks that Set the Time Scale for Irreversible Change

Climate Science Breakfast with James Anderson (2016). EPS/SEAS Climate Science Breakfast: “Coupled Feedbacks in the Climate Structure That Set the Time Scale for Irreversible Change: Arctic Isotopes to Stratospheric Radicals” with James Anderson, Philip S. Weld Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry, Harvard University. Harvard on Climate Change https://www.harvard.edu/tackling-climate-change