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.

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…

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…

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……