Vast methane ‘plumes’ seen in Arctic ocean as sea ice retreats

The Independent, December 13, 2011: Dramatic and unprecedented plumes of methane – a greenhouse gas 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide – have been seen bubbling to the surface of the Arctic Ocean by scientists undertaking an extensive survey of the region. The scale and volume of the methane release has astonished the head…

Soil carbon and climate change: from the Jenkinson effect to the compost-bomb instability

Study: Long-term warming equivalent to 10°C per century could be sufficient to trigger compost-bomb instability in drying organic soils Wiley: First generation climate–carbon cycle models suggest that climate change will suppress carbon accumulation in soils, and could even lead to a net loss of global soil carbon over the next century. These model results are qualitatively…

The Story of Earth

The Earth might seem solid beneath our feet but five billion years ago there was no sign of the planet we call home. Instead there was only a new star and a cloud of dust in our solar system. Over millions of years, a series of violent changes led to the formation of our world…

The Psychological Impacts of Global Climate Change

Authors: Doherty, Thomas J.; Clayton, Susan An appreciation of the psychological impacts of global climate change entails recognizing the complexity and multiple meanings associated with climate change; situating impacts within other social, technological, and ecological transitions; and recognizing mediators and moderators of impacts. This article describes three classes of psychological impacts: direct (e.g., acute or…

This is Not Cool. Heatwave 2011.

nhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVh7z-0oo6o NOAA Fingerprints of human caused warming SkepticalScience US Global Change Research Program: Impacts in the United States http://globalchange.gov/what-we-do/as… p. 123 – great plains January to June global temps “The January–June 2011 map of temperature anomalies shows that, for the first half of the year, anomalous warm temperatures were present over much of the world,…