Dust Bowl Film Rain for the Earth (1937) 16:9

The Dust Bowl, also known as the Dirty Thirties, was a period of severe dust storms that greatly damaged the ecology and agriculture of the American and Canadian prairies during the 1930s. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dust_Bowl Social and economic wastes resulting from continued drought in the midwestern dust bowl and efforts of the federal government in attempting to…

An introduction to Permafrost

A brief introduction to permafrost, including newer findings. Credits ====== National Park Service Mariama Dryak Zachary Richter SWIPA 2017 Vladimir Romanovsky Sources ====== Climate Change in the Arctic https://www.nps.gov/media/video/view.htm?id=C352BB55-1DD8-B71C-079DCE23BBA86D5E Permafrost https://www.nps.gov/media/video/view.htm?id=C352BB55-1DD8-B71C-079DCE23BBA86D5E Teaser image International Permafrost Association https://ipa.arcticportal.org/publications/occasional-publications/what-is-permafrost

Permafrost may release largest Mercury source on Earth

There are 32 million gallons worth of mercury, or the equivalent of 50 Olympic swimming pools, trapped in the permafrost. For context, that’s “twice as much mercury as the rest of all soils, the atmosphere, and oceans combined. And it could be released. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2018/02/05/the-arctic-is-full-of-toxic-mercury-and-climate-change-is-going-to-release-it Ambarchik: Research on permafrost at the Siberian arctic coast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhGcJnRgzy4 Permafrost…

Winter Superstorms in U.S. and Europe (Jan 3 2018)

A powerful Nor’Easter is forming off the East Coast of the U.S., while temperatures in Florida outpace those in Anchorage, Alaska. Meanwhile powerful storms swept through western Europe, France, the U.K., Ireland, Netherlands, and Germany. One difference are the rather mild temperatures in Europe compared to U.S. Arctic cold. The storm Eleanor sweeps France with…

Winter Superstorms and Global Warming

Cyclone’ to blast East Coast before polar vortex uncorks tremendous cold late this week https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/01/02/monster-storm-to-blast-east-coast-before-polar-vortex-uncorks-tremendous-cold-late-this-week Animation of low-level wind speed showing the development of the massive circulation https://twitter.com/RyanMaue/status/948311209970978822 Hansen: Ice melt, sea level rise and superstorms https://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/16/3761/2016/acp-16-3761-2016.pdf Midweek snow and arctic cold on the way https://www.njtvonline.org/news/uncategorized/wrath-winter-midweek-snow-arctic-cold-way All day Thursday meteorologists are going to be glued…

Trump: Record Cold Disproves Global Warming!

CO2 emissions from fossil fuel burning caused the Arctic to warm at least twice as fast as the rest of globe, resulting in the disappearance of Arctic sea ice – which in turn weakens the polar vortex, which in turn favors cold air intrusion into lower latitudes, and vise-versa. Trump’s tweet https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/946531657229701120

Thomas Fire approaches Santa Barbara

The Thomas Fire ranks as the third-largest in California’s history with 267,500 acres burned, could become largest on record. Video footage by Mike Eliason https://twitter.com/EliasonMike NWS Los Angeles GOES 16 visible (red band) imagery shows smoke from the #ThomasFire flowing over the Channel islands https://twitter.com/NWSLosAngeles/status/942183115321200641 Thomas Fire Likely to Become Largest in California History https://robertscribbler.com/2017/12/17/thomas-fire-likely-to-become-largest-in-california-history…

Expert asks, can we control the climate crisis in time?

Stefan Rahmstorf speaks at the 2017 Bonn climate conference, explaining the basics of global climate change, and outlines our current emissions pathway – asking if we can control the climate crisis. The talk is titled Climate Action and Human Wellbeing at a Crossroads: Historical Transformation or Backlash? Stefan Rahmstorf’s homepage http://www.pik-potsdam.de/~stefan

How Greenland’s Melt Raises Seas. What will be left?

This video provides an outline on the accelerated ice loose from Greenland, explains the mechanism causing the melt, and features the new stunning visualization of Greenland without ice. Teaser image https://pixabay.com/en/ice-sea-light-nature-greenland-463845 Konrad Steffen’s full talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-0ynd1Vesk How Greenland Would Look Without Its Ice Sheet, British Arctic Survey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hGSvgE7jGA Little Algae creates Huge Melt Feedback on…