The climate change simulations that best capture current planetary conditions are also the ones that predict the most dire levels of human-driven warming, according to a statistical study released in the journal Nature Wednesday. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/12/06/the-most-accurate-climate-change-models-predict-the-most-alarming-consequences-study-claims Greater future global warming inferred from Earth’s recent energy budget https://www.nature.com/articles/nature24672 Greater future global warming inferred from Earth’s recent energy…
The Oceans Melting Greenland mission seeks to understand how ocean water is contributing to ice loss in Greenland. In October 2017, mission scientists and crew dropped 240 ocean probes from a C-130 aircraft into the waters around Greenland to measure ocean temperature. Footage includes interior and exterior shots of the aircraft with crew and scientists…
Unsustainable farming, fishing and climate change has intensified the struggle for survival among vulnerable animals and crops, says IUCN at the release of its latest list of endangered species
Climate change is radically reshuffling UK bird species, report finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/05/climate-change-is-radically-reshuffling-uk-bird-species-report-finds
Scientists warn that insects could be facing “Armageddon” after a new study found that more than 75 percent of the insect population in Germany has declined in the last two decades. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/scientists-warn-insect-armageddon-after-dramatic-drop-populations-n812401 More than 75 percent decline over 27 years in total flying insect biomass in protected areas http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0185809 Music composed by Piotr Wojtowicz aka…
Climate-change warnings include rising seas and wild weather shifts. But giant flying boulders?
Super Typhoon Shoved Car-Size Boulders Onto Philippine Beaches https://www.livescience.com/49201-haiyan-waves-moved-giant-boulders.html
How did these giant boulders get here? http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/11/how-did-these-giant-boulders-get-here
Peter Sinclair’s interviews via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-r1RLlYa6A
Music composed by Piotr Wojtowicz aka ThePianoMan007 https://soundcloud.com/thepianoman007/i-saw-you-there
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
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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…