There are some laws that Congress can change. The laws of nature aren’t among them. While lobbyists continue to call for more and more “second” opinions, Sheldon points out to his colleagues that the scientific community is solidly behind the fact that climate change is a real threat. In addition to subscribing to Senator Whitehouse’s…
The Truth About Climate Change is a two part documentary presented by Sir David Attenborough who asks the question ‘What is the future for our world?’ Some extraordinary phenomena have taken place in recent times; Hurricane Katrina, the heat wave of 2003, polar bears swimming in search of ice and vast swarms of insects enveloping…
National Geographic Extreme Ice: In the extreme, ice-bound regions of the earth, something unprecedented is happening. Everywhere, glaciers and ice sheets have begun breaking apart, and accelerating towards the oceans at alarming speeds. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1393566
Cabot Institute Annual Lecture 2012
Real clothes for the Emperor: Facing the challenges of climate change
Kevin Anderson, Professor of Energy and Climate Change, University of Manchester
Cabot Institute, University of Bristol http://www.bris.ac.uk/cabot
Real clothes for the emperor
Facing the challenges of climate change
Download the presentation slide sheets here.
First transmitted on Channel Four / Equinox, December 2001 How changes to the world’s forests and oceans could trigger a rapid acceleration of global warming 55 million years ago, something strange happened to life on Earth: many animals suddenly shrank, with horses becoming the size of modern domestic cats. The reason was a dramatic rise…
A montage of videos from the Timeline project, assembled by TIME magazine.
SOURCES are listed in the next video, because of space constraints. Predictable posts are answered here. Please spend your time and effort in addressing the evidence presented in the video: “This is a straw man argument. Of course skeptics [sic] accept that CO2 warms the atmosphere, We just don’t think the warming will be catastrophic.”…
Two recent studies on past temperatures… Pliocene Warmth, Polar Amplification, and Stepped Pleistocene Cooling Recorded in NE Arctic Russia Understanding the evolution of Arctic polar climate from the protracted warmth of the middle Pliocene into the earliest glacial cycles in the Northern Hemisphere has been hindered by the lack of continuous, highly resolved Arctic time…
Peter Sinclair notes:
Dear Mainstream Media,
Does the phrase “Biggest Story of the Millennium” mean anything to you?
Let’s play word association. For instance, if I say, “trees”, you might say…. “forest”.
C’mon guys. I can’t do this all by myself.
This video is to promote general awareness of the science of climate change. It was edited and narrated by @ryanlcooper, using illustrations from around the web. Find more of my stuff athttp://www.ryanlouiscooper.com. It was inspired largely by something David Roberts wrote: http://grist.org/article/2010-08-09-e… Find David at http://grist.org/author/david-roberts/ and @drgrist.
BBC: The Arctic seas are being made rapidly more acidic by carbon-dioxide emissions, according to a new report. Scientists from the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) monitored widespread changes in ocean chemistry in the region. They say even if CO2 emissions stopped now, it would take tens of thousands of years for Arctic Ocean chemistry to…
Dr. Ralph Keeling on atmospheric Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide. Ralph Keeling is the current program director of the Scripps CO2 Program. He is also a Professor and the Principal Investigator for the Atmospheric Oxygen Research Group at SIO.
Oxygen levels are decreasing globally due to fossil-fuel burning. The changes are too small to have an impact on human health, but are of interest to the study of climate change and carbon dioxide. These plots show the atmospheric O2 concentration relative to the level around 1985. The observed downward trend amounts to 19 ‘per meg’ per year. This corresponds to losing 19 O2 molecules out of every 1 million O2 molecules in the atmosphere each year. http://scrippso2.ucsd.edu/
Station Daily Averages of CO2 and O2/N2 http://scrippso2.ucsd.edu/plots
A documentary on Al Gore’s campaign to make the issue of global warming a recognized problem worldwide. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0497116
Since Paramount has taken down the video Thu Sep 5, 2013, this video is no longer available. Alternative watch TED Talk Al Gore New Thinking On The Climate Crisis.
“Local officials and enviros are making plans for a post-global warming America. And so are profit-seeking companies.”
On the opening morning of the inaugural National Adaptation Forum, I was eating breakfast at a stand-up table in the exhibition hall when a mustachioed man of middle age plopped his cherry Danish next to my pile of conference literature, a mess of pamphlets and reports with titles likeGetting Climate Smart: A Water Preparedness Guide for State Action, and Successful Adaptation: Linking Science and Policy in a Rapidly Changing World. The nametag dangling above the Danish identified the man as Michael Hughes, director of public works for the Chicago suburb of Elmhurst. Like many attendees, Hughes was part of a new national emergency-response team without being fully aware of it. He had arrived in Denver knowing little about “adaptation,” the anemic catchall for attempts to fortify our natural and built environments against the epochal temperature spike in progress.
“I hadn’t even heard the term ‘adaptation’ a month ago,” he told me, taking a bite.