Humid air and the Jet Stream help to fuel more intense thunderstorms/tornadoes

“The fuel for the more intense storms would be the predicted warming of the Earth caused by the burning of fossil fuels that release greenhouse gases.” A combination of a slower Jet Stream (see video for explanation and study) and a more humid atmosphere increase the likelihood for a more intense thunderstorm environment. This conclusion…

Tar-Sands Oil Makes Climate Change Unsolvable

By Alex Morales / Bloomberg: Exploiting oil and gas trapped in tar sands and shale threatens to make climate change“unsolvable,” said James Hansen, the former NASA scientist who raised concerns about global warming in the 1980s. Conventional reserves of oil, gas and coal already have more carbon embedded in them than is safe to burn without causing “dangerous” levels of…

It’s the Dark Snow Project

You can help crowd-fund an important scientific research trip — along with a videographer and journalist to cover it. Climate De-Crocker Peter Sinclair explains: On April 21, 2013, the Dark Snow Project brought a bit of Greenland to Manhattan, to illustrate the importance of this summer’s planned expedition to sample Greenland ice. It kicked off…

The Fight for Survival as the World Overheats


Journalist and historian in war studies Gwynne Dyer discusses his book “Climate Wars: The Fight for Survival as the World Overheats,” presented by Harvard Book Store. Dyer explores the cultural and political ramifications of climate change, such as dwindling resources, population shifts, natural disasters, epidemics, crashing economies, and political extremism. More lectures at http://forum-network.org

Does Climate Change Threaten The Survival Of The Human Race? Ask Deepak!

Read more: http://bitly.com/SGJGPi Subscribe to The Chopra Well: http://bit.ly/M5z254 Description: Joined by David Gershon, founder and president of the Empowerment Institute, Deepak Chopra addresses climate change and social action. They argue that by taking collective action, we can make an impact on the world and on our environment for the better.* Gershon addresses some of the key…

Peak oil, climate change and pipeline geopolitics driving Syria conflict

By Nafeez Ahmed / Guardian: Root-cause environmental and energy factors sparking violence will continue to destabilise Arab world without urgent reforms The civil war in Syria has been devastating, generating a death toll fast approaching 100,000, while uprooting millions of civilians from their homes. But as the US and Russia signed an unprecedented accord on Wednesday in search…

Why Climate Change Is Not an Environmental Issue


This video is to promote general awareness of the science of climate change. It was edited and narrated by @ryanlcooper, using illustrations from around the web. Find more of my stuff athttp://www.ryanlouiscooper.com. It was inspired largely by something David Roberts wrote: http://grist.org/article/2010-08-09-e… Find David at http://grist.org/author/david-roberts/ and @drgrist.