Jennifer Francis: Wacky Weather and disappearing Arctic Sea Ice are they connected?

Dr. Jennifer Francis – Rutgers University “Extreme weather events are increasing in frequency and intensity all around the northern hemisphere.” Concurrently, Arctic sea ice is in an accelerating decline, the entire surface of Greenland melted for the first time in at least 150 years, glaciers are disappearing around the world, and snow cover on Arctic…

Kevin Trenberth: How To Relate Climate Extremes to Climate Change

Public lecture by Distinguished Senior Scientist at the Climate Analysis Section at the National Centre for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Kevin Trenberth held at UNSW on October 16, 2012. “Heavy precipitation days are increasing even in places where precipitation is decreasing.” Framing the way to relate climate extremes to climate change Abstract The atmospheric and ocean environment…

The Psychological Impacts of Global Climate Change

Authors: Doherty, Thomas J.; Clayton, Susan

An appreciation of the psychological impacts of global climate change entails recognizing the complexity and multiple meanings associated with climate change; situating impacts within other social, technological, and ecological transitions; and recognizing mediators and moderators of impacts. This article describes three classes of psychological impacts: direct (e.g., acute or traumatic effects of extreme weather events and a changed environment); indirect (e.g., threats to emotional well-being based on observation of impacts and concern or uncertainty about future risks); and psychosocial (e.g., chronic social and community effects of heat, drought, migrations, and climate-related conflicts, and postdisaster adjustment).

Residents look on as a back fire set by firefighters consumes the hillside behind their homes as a wildfire burns on May 2, 2013 in Newbury Park, Calif. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Fires, Floods, and Heavy Snow: an Extreme May Weather Situation

Dr. Jeff Masters / via Wunderground – A highly unusual jet stream pattern is bringing a bizarre combination of heavy May snows, flooding, extreme fire danger, and well below average severe thunderstorm activity to the U.S. A strong “blocking” high pressure system has set up over Greenland, blocking the normal west-to-east progression of weather systems. A truly unusual situation has developed where the blocking high has forced a low pressure system near Greenland to move southwestwards to a point just off the New England coast. The blocking high has also forced an unusually sharp southwards dip in the jet stream over the Central U.S., where all-time May snowfall and cold temperature records are being set.

NASA: Warming-Driven Changes in Global Rainfall


By Kathryn Hansen NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. A NASA-led modeling study provides new evidence that global warming may increase the risk for extreme rainfall and drought.

Model simulations spanning 140 years show that warming from carbon dioxide will change the frequency that regions around the planet receive no rain (brown), moderate rain (tan), and very heavy rain (blue). The occurrence of no rain and heavy rain will increase, while moderate rainfall will decrease.

Climate Change and National Security

Climate Change will have profound implications for the security of every nation. Experienced military experts have come to some conclusions on what’s coming. General Gordon Sulllivan. former US Army Chief of Staff http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5wa… Rear Admiral David Titley, Oceanographer and Navigator of the US Navy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2yvky… http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xc0t… http://www.navy.mil/navydata/bios/nav… http://vodpod.com/watch/3778436-navy-… http://www.climatesciencewatch.org/20… Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEPn72… http://crazymotion.net/certianty-on-t……

Climate Change and National Security

Climate Change will have profound implications for the security of every nation. Experienced military experts have come to some conclusions on what’s coming. General Gordon Sulllivan. former US Army Chief of Staff http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5wa… Rear Admiral David Titley, Oceanographer and Navigator of the US Navy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2yvky… http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xc0t… http://www.navy.mil/navydata/bios/nav… http://vodpod.com/watch/3778436-navy-… http://www.climatesciencewatch.org/20… Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEPn72… http://crazymotion.net/certianty-on-t……

This is Not Cool. Heatwave 2011.

nhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVh7z-0oo6o NOAA Fingerprints of human caused warming SkepticalScience US Global Change Research Program: Impacts in the United States http://globalchange.gov/what-we-do/as… p. 123 – great plains January to June global temps “The January–June 2011 map of temperature anomalies shows that, for the first half of the year, anomalous warm temperatures were present over much of the world,…

The Crisis of Civilization

A dark comedy remix mash-up bonanza about the end of industrial civilization. Website http://crisisofcivilization.com Facebook :http://www.facebook.com/thecrisisfilm a film by Dean Puckett Listen to our response to some of the your comments herehttp://crisisofcivilization.com/podca… Directed by Dean Puckett Animations by Lucca Benney Based on the Book by Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed :http://crisisofcivilization.com/book/ Like the book on which it is based, the…

Does Arctic Amplification Fuel Extreme Weather in Mid-Latitudes?

Jennifer Francis, Rutgers University, 25 January 2012. The “Arctic Paradox” was coined during recent winters when speculations arose that the dramatic changes in the Arctic may be linked to severe snowstorms and cold temperatures in mid-latitudes, particularly along the U.S. east coast and in Europe. Recent studies have illuminated these linkages. Evidence is presented for…