Eric Rignot: Observations suggest that ice sheets and glaciers can change faster, sooner and in a stronger way than anticipated

Eric Rignot Professor of Earth system science at the University of California, Irvine, and scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory was interviewed on sea level rise and projections. Ice sheets and glaciers can change faster, sooner and in a stronger way than anticipated Machens: As an ice sheet expert, how do you see the sea-level projections…

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Bill McGuire: Modelling suggests with ice cap melt, an increase in volcanic activity

ClimateState interviewed Bill McGuire, Emeritus Professor of Earth Sciences at the University College London, one of Britain’s leading volcanologists and contributing author to the 2011 IPCC report. He called for an early tsunami warning system (2004, The Guardian) and warned in his book The Waking Giant, of the Earth response (more earthquakes, tsunamis and landslides)…

Stefan Rahmstorf: Die kritische Schwelle, der “Kipp-Punkt” in der Westantarktis wurde inzwischen überschritten

ClimateState hat Stefan Rahmstorf, den Leiter der Abteilung Erdystemanalyse am Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), interviewt. Robert Bristow: Um CO2-Emissionen unter Kontrolle zu bringen – glauben Sie, dass eine bestimmte Form von Geoengineering dabei wünschenswert ist? Stefan Rahmstorf: Der Begriff Geoengineering oder Klimaengineering umfasst ein breites Spektrum von Ideen. Ich würde von jeder Form des Eingriffs in…

Stefan Rahmstorf: The critical threshold, the “tipping point” in West Antarctica has now passed

Recently the ClimateState staff, interviewed Stefan Rahmstorf, Head of Earth System Analysis, at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). Robert Bristow: To get CO2 emissions under control – do you think some form of geoengineering (i.e CO2 scrubbing) will be desirable? Stefan Rahmstorf: The term geoengineering or climate engineering, encompasses a wide range…

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We just finished moving the ClimateState website to a faster hosting company. The main goal was to improve page loading times for the 200 visitors on a daily average. ClimateState is a independent private run project since 2009 (formerly climateprogress.net) with the goal to help make informed decisions in face of our changing climate situation.…