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 Blame Hitchcock’s Crazed Birds on Toxic Algae In the summer of 1961 hundreds of birds attacked…

An introduction to Permafrost

A brief introduction to permafrost, including newer findings.

National Park Service
Mariama Dryak
Zachary Richter
SWIPA 2017
Vladimir Romanovsky

Climate Change in the Arctic


Teaser image International Permafrost Association

Climate Documentary: The Cross of the Moment

Watch here The Cross of the Moment attempts to connect the dots between Fermi’s Paradox, climate change, capitalism, and collapse. Interviews with top scientists and public intellectuals are woven together into a narrative that is challenging, exhausting, and often depressing as it refuses to accept the easy answers posited by other overly-simplistic climate change…

AGU 2015: Eric Rignot – Ice Sheet Systems and Sea Level Change

Scientific Discipline Cryosphere Speaker Eric Rignot (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory) Abstract Modern views of ice sheets provided by satellites, airborne surveys, in situ data and paleoclimate records while transformative of glaciology have not fundamentally changed concerns about ice sheet stability and collapse that emerged in the 1970’s. Motivated by the desire to learn more about…

AGU 2015: Michael Mann explains why Scientists need to speak up more #Ethics #PrecautionaryPrinciple

AGU 14 December 2015: If You See Something, Say Something Speakers: Michael Mann (Pennsylvania State University), Kent Peacock (University of Lethbridge) Scientists have a collective ethical obligation to communicate the implications of their science and to communicate it as accurately and fully as possible. Nowhere is that obligation more profound than in areas of research,…

AGU 2015: The impacts of heat stress on densely populated regions in the 21st century

Globally, heat kills more people than any other weather-related event. With temperatures and humidity expected to increase in the coming decades, heat stress is projected to have increasingly severe impacts on many regions of the world. Here, researchers estimate the global exposure to fatal heat stress throughout the 21st century and its effects on human…

AGU 2015: Alaska’s thawing permafrost Latest results and future projections

Alaska’s permafrost is starting to thaw as the climate warms, and scientists project there will be even greater thawing of the frozen soils in the coming decades, releasing carbon into the atmosphere, and impacting ecological systems and infrastructure. A panel of permafrost experts will unveil new findings about permafrost degradation in Alaska, where permafrost covers…