Ecological Armageddon! Insects Vanish All over the World

‘Hyperalarming’ study shows massive insect loss! By Ben Guarino from The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2018/10/15/hyperalarming-study-shows-massive-insect-loss Climate-driven declines in arthropod abundance restructure a rainforest food web http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/10/09/1722477115 Musc and Sound effects by Epic Stock Media http://epicstockmedia.com Teaser image https://pixabay.com/en/hummel-bombus-eye-insect-bee-1353423 Narrator Cormac Bren https://www.fiverr.com/cormacbren Further reading Professor Timothy Schowalter – Bugs are Friends: Taking an Ecosystem View on…

Arctic Sea Ice Is the Thinnest and Youngest It’s Been in 60 Years

NASA GODDARD: Arctic Sea Ice Is the Thinnest and Youngest It’s Been in 60 Years https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFFvJYpg4xk ANDY LEE ROBINSON: Arctic Sea Ice Minimum Volumes 1979-2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZzEUJ86PCg NASA CLIMATE CHANGE: Annual Arctic sea ice minimum 1979-2018 with area graph MMCM: Wistful https://soundcloud.com/mmcm/wistful

Intro: Extract and Store Carbon Dioxide [CO2] from the Atmosphere

Increasing numbers of scientists and climate policy experts are claiming that carbon removal (also known as negative emissions technologies) is necessary to meet the Paris Agreement goals. How can we assess carbon removal as part of a portfolio response to climate change and as individual technologies or approaches? Moderation by Dr. Simon Nicholson and Dr.…

Will We Change? Courage in the Anthropocene

The concluding installment of Dr. Aaron Thierry’s Courage in the Anthropocene series, delivered at the University of Sheffield and hosted by the Carbon Neutral University Network. In this talk, Dr. Thierry takes an innovative look at what prevents change and how fresh thinking could help us deliver a sustainable future. Part 1: http://climatestate.com/2018/10/05/aaron-thierry-explores-the-risks-and-realities-of-climate-change-part-1-must-we-change/ Part 2:…

Expert talks global warming and what needs to be done

Dr. Ramanathan outlines the current state of climate change, at the Super Pollutant Day conference September 2018. Speakers Dr. Ramanathan, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric and Climate Sciences at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego David Beckman, President, Pisces Foundation Original release (with panel discussion) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HCLqTgbNk4 Teaser image by University of California…

Hurricane Florence Stalling connected to Jet Stream

Amy Goodman from Democracy Now interviews Mike Mann on Hurricane Florence, and the connection to climate change. How the weaker jet stream comes in. My colleagues have shown the weakening over the past decades here in Science https://twitter.com/rahmstorf/status/1039618555128557569 Watch the full interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OuVTEfBatY

Expert on Strong Hurricanes and the Future (2018)

The Devastating 2017 Hurricane Season: Opportunities, Challenges, and Future Directions for the Weather Enterprise. Kerry Emanuel: Connections to Climate and Future Research Opportunities (2018) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lf8nb0wo28 MIT’s Kerry Emanuel on Climate and Stronger Hurricanes (2015) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHS7bV9o5VA Tropical cyclones and climate change https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropical_cyclones_and_climate_change Lightning: A New Essential Climate Variable https://eos.org/project-updates/lightning-a-new-essential-climate-variable

Climate Change is an Existential Threat to Civilisation

#EnvironmentNaturalResourceSecurity Climate One, Climate Change and the Threat to Civilization with Michael Mann (2018) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WiiP2KTRXg Veerabhadran Ramanathan: Climate change morphing into an existential problem (2017) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmmFwfF8Gig World Economic Forum: Humanity’s most existential risks are getting worse. Here’s a major reason why https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/01/humanity-s-most-existential-risks-are-getting-worse-heres-why UN Secretary-General António Guterres, Climate change: An ‘existential threat’ to humanity, UN chief…

The Incredible Track Record of Early Climate Models

Thirty years ago, NASA scientist James Hansen testified to Congress that the age of climate change had arrived. Sources Ashley Byrne interviews Jim Hansen for DW (published August 24, 2018) https://www.dw.com/en/worldlink-meet-mr-climate-change/av-45197919 Hansen et al 1981 https://pubs.giss.nasa.gov/abs/ha04600x.html Hansen et al 1988 https://pubs.giss.nasa.gov/abs/ha02700w.html From the Archives, 1988: Global Warming Has Begun, Expert Tells Senate https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/projects/cp/climate/2015-paris-climate-talks/from-the-archives-1988-global-warming-has-begun-expert-tells-senate STUDY FINDS…

We’ve reached a point where we have a crisis, an emergency

David Spratt (Breakthrough Institute), speaks 2014 at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology about climate change, myths, and realities. His latest 2018 report “What Lies Beneath” with a foreword by Hans Joachim Schellnhuber can be read here https://www.breakthroughonline.org.au/publications For more visit http://www.climatecodered.org/2018/08/take-unprecedented-action-or-bear.html “We’ve reached a point where we have a crisis, an emergency, but people…

Is THIS Graph the only one needed to act on Global Warming?

Studies point to cognitive impairments at carbon dioxide levels believed possible by the end of this century, additional observation informed models tend to project higher warming scenarios, further research points to the possibility of self-reinforcing feedbacks in the climate system – again affecting the outcome of current unmitigated releases of heat-trapping gases to Earth’s atmosphere.…