Melting Sea Ice in the Arctic

Five Myths About Arctic Sea Ice http://sites.agu.org/sharingscience/f… Changes in Arctic sea ice coverage are happening at unprecedented rates, with 2012 setting a new record low for sea ice extent. Our ability to predict changes of sea ice loss and understand the impacts on society, from commercial shipping to resource availability, will be driven by further…

Hydrology & Water Systems Grand Challenges at the Interface of Climate

Grand Challenges at the Interface of Climate, Hydrology and Water Systems AGU Chapman Conference on Communicating Climate Science: A Historic Look to the Future 08 June 2013 — 13 June 2013, Granby, CO, USA Presenter: Peter Gleick Sunday, June 9, 2013, 3:40 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Session: New and Bleeding Edge Topics in Climate Science…

U.N. report details last decade’s climate extremes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3-dTsvdXb0 (CBS News) CHICAGO – The United Nations issued a report saying the planet saw “unprecedented climate extremes” in the last decade with every spot on the globe affected in some way. At Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium, research biologist Phil Willink worries about what he sees when he looks at Lake Michigan. “What’s most disturbing,” he…

Obama Address: Confronting the Growing Threat of Climate Change

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjHi3UXS68k In this week’s address, President Obama tells the American people about a plan he unveiled a few days ago to confront the growing threat of climate change. His plan will cut carbon pollution, protect our country from the impacts of climate change, and lead the world in a coordinated assault on a changing climate.

Climate / Energy Policy: The Full Obama Speech from June 25, 2013 in HD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JysxkvDHfZE Transcript PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Thank you. Thank you. (Cheers, applause.) Thank you, Georgetown! (Cheers, applause.) Thanks. Thank you so much. Now — thank you, Georgetown. Everybody please be seated. And my first announcement today is that you should all take off your jackets. (Laughter.) I’m going to do the same. We got — (cheers)…

A Looming Climate Shift: Will Ocean Heat Come Back to Haunt us?

By Rob Painting / SkepticalScience, June 24, 2013: Key Points: Despite a large increase in heat being absorbed by the Earth’s climate system(oceans, land & ice), the first decade of the 21st century saw a slowdown in the rate of global surface warming (surface air temperatures). A climate model-based study, Meehl (2011), predicted that this…

Cryosat reveals major loss of Arctic sea ice

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DC1WxC1JvbQ 13 February 2013: An international team of scientists using new measurements from ESA’s ice mission has discovered that the volume of Arctic sea ice has declined by 36% during autumn and 9% during winter between 2003 and 2012. Satellite records show a constant downward trend in the area covered by Arctic sea ice during…