Climate Expert Mike Mann: Understanding Dire Climate Predictions

This 2016 lecture featuring Michael E Mann http://www.meteo.psu.edu/holocene/public_html/Mann/index.php begins with a review of the now-solid evidence for a human influence on the climate of recent decades. Such evidence includes instrumental measurements available for the past two centuries, paleoclimate observations spanning more than a millennium, and comparisons of the predictions from computer models with observed patterns…

Extreme Weather Impacts in the U.S. (June 20-21 2017)

Tropical Storm Cindy Triggers Flooding Along Gulf Coast; State of Emergency Declared in Alabama https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/tropical-storm-cindy-impacts-gulf-coast Deadly heat waves becoming more common due to climate change http://edition.cnn.com/2017/06/19/world/killer-heat-waves-rising/index.html Phoenix Flights Cancelled Because It’s Too Hot For Planes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E75PeHDnkBw ‘This is on another level’: They came, they camped, they baked at Death Valley http://edition.cnn.com/2017/06/20/us/death-valley-california-extreme-heat/index.html Number of heat days…

The National Security Implications of Climate Change (June 2017)

On June 5, The Center for Climate and Security (CCS) and the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill exploring climate change risks to U.S. national security – particularly, the effect on Department of Defense (DoD) force readiness, missions and infrastructure. The discussion ranged from prospective impacts on overseas missions,…

The Crux of Climate Change

References Aaron Thierry: The Brutal Logic of Climate Change (March 2017) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7TL_BbAd-s&feature=youtu.be&t=13m15s Climate Documentary: The Cross of the Moment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UuSxiCJ0co Climate Change in the Arctic and Model Projections (2017) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqxbU9zOKgE Additional video footage via DistillVideos https://pixabay.com/en/users/DistillVideos-1280814/?tab=videos Additional video footage via http://pixabay.com Poem by Gary Snyder Music by EdRecords Icicle Melting by Jeffrey Beach (Beachfront Productions)…

NOAA Forecasts a 2017 Above Normal Atlantic Hurricane Season

Gerry Bell of NOAA gives an update on the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook (typically lasting from June 1 to November 30), and how to prepare for the hurricane season.

More info from NOAA available at:
Preparation http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/hurricane_preparedness.html
Hurricane Safety Tips and Resources http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/hurricane
Active storm map http://www.nhc.noaa.gov

Climate Models Predict Extreme Rains

Climate models forecast extreme rainfall http://climatenewsnetwork.net/climate-models-extreme-rainfall The Global Challenges Foundation’s annual report “Global Catastrophic Risks 2017” is based on the latest scientific research. It contains contributions from leading experts, and summarizes the current status of global efforts to manage catastrophic risks. The GCF has also commissioned an international survey, in which 8,000 members of the…