Arctic Sea Ice, Summer 2014 (NASA animation)

An animation of daily Arctic sea ice extent in summer 2014, from March 21, 2014 to Sept. 17, 2014 – when the ice appeared to reach it’s minimum extent for the year. It’s the sixth lowest minimum sea ice extent in the satellite era. The data was provided by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency from…

Jon Stewart Spanks House Science Committee for Stupidity on Climate Change (9/22/2014)

Stewart Blows Up on GOP Over Climate Change: ‘Pushing a Million Pounds of Idiot Up a Mountain’ Jon Stewart on Monday slammed a U.S House hearing regarding climate change, comparing the Republican-led session to “pushing a million pounds of idiot up a mountain.” The Wednesday hearing featured testimony from John Holdren, President Barack Obama‘s adviser…

Leonardo DiCaprio warns UN about Global Warming

Leonardo DiCaprio addressed the UN Climate Summit today in his new role as U.N. Messenger of Peace. The time to answer the greatest challenge of our existence on this planet is now. Related Leonardo DiCaprio at the UN: ‘Climate change is not hysteria – it’s a fact’ Leonardo DiCaprio Addresses UN Climate Summit: ‘You Can…

Bill Moyers interviewed Katharine Hayhoe on Climate Change and Faith and Fact

Christian and climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe on ending the gridlock between politics, science and faith. BillMoyers.com: The latest in a string of dire reports on climate change came this week from the United Nations’ meteorological advisory body, which said that the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2013,…

Climate, Ice Bucket Challenge!

Andy Lee Robinson (https://twitter.com/ahaveland) recently challenged Jason Box (https://twitter.com/climate_ice) to a sea ice bucket challenge, offering to support the Dark Snow Project (http://darksnow.org). How could Jason say no? Watch Jason’s response Jason passed the challenge onto climate communicators: Peter Sinclair (http://climatecrocks.com); Dana Nuccitelli (https://twitter.com/dana1981); and John Cook of http://www.skepticalscience.com Related http://climatesciencedefensefund.org/ http://www.alsa.org/fight-als/ice-bucket-challenge.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctic_sea_ice_decline

Stefan Rahmstorf: The critical threshold, the “tipping point” in West Antarctica has now passed

Recently the ClimateState staff, interviewed Stefan Rahmstorf, Head of Earth System Analysis, at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). Robert Bristow: To get CO2 emissions under control – do you think some form of geoengineering (i.e CO2 scrubbing) will be desirable? Stefan Rahmstorf: The term geoengineering or climate engineering, encompasses a wide range…

Water’s Edge the crisis of rising sea levels: Accomack County, Virginia, under siege

As the seas rise, a slow-motion disaster gnaws at America’s shores A REUTERS investigation: Analysis finds that flooding is increasing along much of the nation’s coastline, forcing many communities into costly, controversial struggles with a relentless foe. From centuries-old fishing communities on Chesapeake Bay to a NASA space center on the Atlantic coast, a Virginia…

What Is Biochar Gardening?

What Is Biochar Gardening? What Is Biochar Gardening? CBS – MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The mayor of Minneapolis and the chairman of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux signed an agreement Tuesday that promotes the use of biochar.Jim Doten, Minneapolis’ environmental services’ supervisor, says it’s a product similar to cooking charcoal that’s used for gardening.“They really increase the…