Does Sea Ice loss create the condition for an emerging permanent El Nino state?

Recently Doug asked: “…my question is, how far could this phenomenon go? What is the “end” state? Is it possible for example that we could find the jet stream staying in place for months at a time, years, decades? How wavy could this waviness become?” A main theme of Sea ice loss seems to be…

Extreme Weather (2013)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeTtJxjqrSs Interviews with the following climate scientists. Dr Erich Fischer, Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, ETH Dr Karl Braganza, Australian Bureau of Meteorology Dr Lisa Alexander, Climate Change Research Centre, UNSW Dr Susan Wijffels, Marine and Atmospheric Research, CSIRO Professor Jennifer Francis, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University

U.N. report details last decade’s climate extremes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3-dTsvdXb0 (CBS News) CHICAGO – The United Nations issued a report saying the planet saw “unprecedented climate extremes” in the last decade with every spot on the globe affected in some way. At Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium, research biologist Phil Willink worries about what he sees when he looks at Lake Michigan. “What’s most disturbing,” he…

Extreme Weather From Mother Nature

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCbA8yELTRk Flooding, tornadoes, hail and fire are in the forecast — and with costly outcomes. ABC News: ‘Scientists Say Human-Caused Climate Change Is … Creating More Heat Waves, Droughts And Intense Downpours’ Here’s the transcript: And once again tonight, flooding, tornadoes, hail, and fire as the nation takes another punch from mother nature and climate.…

Arctic Amplification(Extreme Weather): Jennifer Francis June 6, 2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tY0RdXmLGdU This video is part of a Climate Desk event “Climate Desk Live 06/06/13: The Alarming Science Behind Climate Change’s Increasingly Wild Weather” featuring top climate researcher Jennifer Francis. Watch the full event (including Stu Ostro on atmospheric thickness) here . Event website http://climatedesk.org/2013/05/climat… For more detail on Francis’s research, see: Arctic Warming Favors Extreme, Prolonged Weather…

The Alarming Science Behind Climate Change’s Increasingly Wild Weather: Ostro And Francis On Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-RDE7z2T0k By Joe Romm / Climate Progress: Earlier this month, Chris Mooney moderated a terrific Climate Desk event featuring top climate researcher Jennifer Francis along with senior Weather Channel meteorologist (and former skeptic) Stu Ostro. Climate Desk summarizes their findings: Ostro’s observations suggest that global warming is increasing the atmosphere’s thickness, leading to stronger and more persistent…

Canada Calgary Aerial View + Bob Sanford speaks Floods June 22, 2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoqfstqxqoU Live stream video editing by http://ClimateState.com Aerial view footage from CTV June 22 2013, via live stream excerpts Excerpts from podcast interview with Bob Sanford and host Anna Maria Tremonti from the The Current, episode “Severe flooding in southern Alberta” from June 21, 2013 Severe flooding in southern Alberta Robert Sandford is the EPCOR Chair…

May 2013 Earth’s 3rd Warmest May; Central European Floods Cost $22 Billion

By Jeff Masters / Wunderground: May 2013 was the globe’s 3rd warmest May since records began in 1880, according to NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). NASA rated it the 10th warmest May on record. The year-to-date period of January – May has been the 8th warmest such period on record. May 2013 global land…