Hurricane Florence Stalling connected to Jet Stream

Amy Goodman from Democracy Now interviews Mike Mann on Hurricane Florence, and the connection to climate change. How the weaker jet stream comes in. My colleagues have shown the weakening over the past decades here in Science https://twitter.com/rahmstorf/status/1039618555128557569 Watch the full interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OuVTEfBatY

Hurricane Florence may Stress Test Brunswick Nuclear Power Plant

The Brunswick nuclear power plant is a couple of miles near Wilmington, at the Ocean. With model forecasting Hurricane Florence to potentially making landfall near the site. Sources “Are Coastal Nuclear Power Plants Ready for Sea-Level Rise?” https://www.hakaimagazine.com/features/are-coastal-nuclear-power-plants-ready-for-sea-level-rise/ Brunswick Nuclear Generating Station https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brunswick_Nuclear_Generating_Station

Expert on Strong Hurricanes and the Future (2018)

The Devastating 2017 Hurricane Season: Opportunities, Challenges, and Future Directions for the Weather Enterprise. Kerry Emanuel: Connections to Climate and Future Research Opportunities (2018) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lf8nb0wo28 MIT’s Kerry Emanuel on Climate and Stronger Hurricanes (2015) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHS7bV9o5VA Tropical cyclones and climate change https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropical_cyclones_and_climate_change Lightning: A New Essential Climate Variable https://eos.org/project-updates/lightning-a-new-essential-climate-variable

FOOTAGE: Hurricane Lane Starts to Flood Hawaiin Islands

Hurricane Lane reached Category 5 strength on August 21 with top sustained winds near 160 mph and a minimum central pressure of 940 mb. On August 22, Hurricane Lane drew close to Hawaii, prompting hurricane warnings and watches on the islands. Whether or not Lane makes landfall in Hawaii, the storm could bring damaging tropical-storm-force…

Is THIS Graph the only one needed to act on Global Warming?

Studies point to cognitive impairments at carbon dioxide levels believed possible by the end of this century, additional observation informed models tend to project higher warming scenarios, further research points to the possibility of self-reinforcing feedbacks in the climate system – again affecting the outcome of current unmitigated releases of heat-trapping gases to Earth’s atmosphere.…

Hothouse Earth Researchers explain Climate Threshold

Earth Could Spiral Into A ‘Hothouse’ State Even If We Reduce CO2 Emissions, Warns New Report https://www.inquisitr.com/5019576/earth-could-spiral-into-a-hothouse-state-even-if-we-reduce-co2-emissions-warns-new-report Read the study paper http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/07/31/1810141115 The Climate State of the Holocene and Anthropocene (Rates of Change) http://climatestate.com/2018/08/08/the-climate-state-of-the-holocene-and-anthropocene-rates-of-change Sources RT: Climate Change academic Professor Katherine Richardson on Paris Agreement surviving Trump’s America https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xw2JoKRFTjc Channel 4 News: Climate change: How…

How Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds was inspired by Red Tide Algae Bloom

In this 2015 talk, David Reay from the University of Edinburgh talks about Nitrogen and Red Tides, and explains how it inspired Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 The Birds film. Watch his entire lecture on Nitrogen and Climate Change https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrJ3n_8ZI4o Blame Hitchcock’s Crazed Birds on Toxic Algae https://www.livescience.com/17713-hitchcock-birds-movie-algae-toxin.html In the summer of 1961 hundreds of birds attacked…

CO2 May Make Earth +10-15ºC Hotter, Like Early Paleogene

A new study led by scientists at the University of Bristol has warned that unless we mitigate current levels of carbon dioxide emissions, Western Europe and New Zealand could revert to the hot tropical climate of the early Paleogene period – 56-48 million years ago. https://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2018/july/co2-levels-paleogene-period.html Read The Atlantic article here: They were strange days…

Fire tornado’s sighted in California, England, Australia Strongest tornado in California’s history

A tornado? Scary. Wildfire? Horrific. A tornado made out of fire? Just about the most terrifying thing Mother Nature can whip up. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/08/03/californias-carr-fire-may-have-unleashed-the-most-intense-fire-tornado-ever-observed-in-the-u-s California’s Viral Fire Tornado Has Scientists Searching For Answers – Fire tornados are among the rarest weather phenomena on Earth, and this vortex had the added distinction of possibly being the strongest…

The Climate State of the Holocene and Anthropocene (Rates of Change)

Supplemental of Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene Will Steffen, Johan Rockström, Katherine Richardson, Timothy M. Lenton, Carl Folke, Diana Liverman, Colin P. Summerhayes, Anthony D. Barnosky, Sarah E. Cornell, Michel Crucifix, Jonathan F. Donges, Ingo Fetzer, Steven J. Lade, Marten Scheffer, Ricarda Winkelmann, and Hans Joachim Schellnhuber PNAS August 6, 2018. 201810141;…

Climate change fuels wildfires. Here’s how

Mike Mann provides a clear explanation of the relation between climate change and current extreme weather around the world, and the imperative to reduce carbon emissions. Via https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/climate-change-is-making-wildfires-more-extreme-heres-how Domino-effect of climate events could move Earth into a ‘hothouse’ state https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/aug/06/domino-effect-of-climate-events-could-push-earth-into-a-hothouse-state Scientists Have Uncovered a Disturbing Climate Change Precedent https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/08/earths-scorching-hot-history/566762/