BBC: Wavier Jet Stream ‘May Drive Weather Shift’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1-5Cbyh3j4 BBC: New research suggests that the main system that helps determine the weather over Northern Europe and North America may be changing. The study shows that the so-called jet stream has increasingly taken a longer, meandering path. This has resulted in weather remaining the same for more prolonged periods. The work was presented at…

Flooded Soil Science

Repost from 2012:  Kate Scow – Professor of Soil Science and Microbial Ecology, UC Davis setup an excellent wiki entry about flooding on soils. Flooded soils occur with complete water saturation of soil pores, and generally result in anoxic conditions of the soil environment. Flooded soil environments may include such ecosystem as: rice paddies; wetlands (swamps,…

The UK Response to Climate Change (UK Storms, Floods, Extreme Weather) Feb, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TDBM5MtfHQ The recent exceptional onslaught of extreme weather in the past months in the UK raise question regarding the response and how to deal with climate change. Lord Stern: Flooding across the UK are a clear sign that we are already experiencing the impacts of climate change http://t.co/tyV0qln7TU — Svein T veitdal (@tveitdal) February 14,…

Ancient Human Fossils and Destroyed Landmarks – UK Storm 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mviYMKvABoM In February 2014 remains of the earliest humans were found at a beach in UK Norfolk, which just last year saw record storms. In the meantime ancient coastal landmarks are destroyed by the forceful power of rising seas. UK storms and floods show climate change is upon us – Lord Stern Author of influential 2006…

The Earth without Ice (Deglaciation – Sea Level Rise)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLF9ckOEm3M Last year the National Geographic looked how the continents do with no ice on Earth. IF ALL THE ICE MELTED Explore the world’s new coastlines if sea level rises 216 feet. The maps here show the world as it is now, with only one difference: All the ice on land has melted and drained…

Stunning UK Helicopter Aerial Fly Over – Flooded Thames Feb 11, 2014

BBC February 11, 2014 – The news helicopter took a trip along the Thames to look at areas affected by flooding David Cameron: climate change a ‘serious threat’ http://t.co/vBaZMaTmAy — ClimateState (@climatestate) February 11, 2014 Related Some of Wales’ coastal towns ‘face being abandoned’ Climate change means we will have to get used to flooding UK…

Dramatic Avalanche Valanga South Tyrol

Bei einer Lawine werden unheimliche Naturgewalten frei. Anrainer im Passeiertal filmten eine Nasschneelawine auf ihrem zerstörerischen Weg in besiedeltes Gebiet. Generell geht in Südtirol derzeit erhöhte Gefahr von Lawinen, Steinschlag und Muren aus. Die Schneemassen lösten sich am frühen Nachmittag, bahnten sich dann ihren Weg ins Tal bis an die Piller Straße. Haarscharf schrammte die…

UK Floods 2014 Could Last for Months + 1.6M Homes at Risk for Flooding

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StUE5Fi3-EY Andy McKenzie, a groundwater scientist at the British Geological Survey, told Sky News that even if the rain stopped today, so much water is soaking through the soil that levels are likely to keep rising for another two months. The risk of flooding could remain high until May, he said. According to the data from…

UK Flooding and the Science of Climate Change

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4x2xzeTvDg Climate change is the ultimate challenge but as a matter of fact most governments and the media are still sleepwalking and are in denial for the most part. In the video below “Influence of Arctic sea ice on European summer precipitation (2013)”, Dr James Screen explains the impacts of climate change on farming  and…

Hot Alaska, Cold Georgia: How The Shifted Polar Vortex Turned Winter Upside-Down

By Ryan Koronowski (Think Progress): It’s easy to forget about other places in the world, or even in your own country, when you’re out shoveling snow, or people who are homeless suffer the worst of urban cold snaps, or harbor seals on the Hudson River ride ice floes, or your city shuts down due to amismanaged winter storm. The polar vortex, normally…

If There’s Global Warming … Why Is It So Cold?

It’s that time of year, the perennial “It’s snowing so it can’t be warming” season – or, as scientists call it, “winter”. Depends on where you’re standing, actually — I stood on a frozen lake with Dr. Jeff Masters to discuss the current planetary changes, but at the same time, in Alaska, historic warm temperatures…