AGU 2015: Jennifer Francis recent studies on Weather Blocking Patterns

Recent Changes in Blocking Characteristics Assessed Using Self-Organizing Maps Speaker: Jennifer Ann Francis Blocking anticyclones are known to be associated with persistent weather patterns that often lead to extreme weather events. An outstanding question, however, is whether the frequency and/or intensity of these dynamical features are changing in response to human-caused climate change, and in…

New Zealand’s climate scientist Dr David Wratt talks climate change

One of New Zealand’s leading climate scientist, Dr David Wratt, answers a series of questions about climate change in this new video series by the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA). Climate change is often described as the world’s most serious environmental issue. It is already having an impact in many areas of…

What Exxon Knew

Newly released documents show that scientists at Exxon Oil Corporation conducted research on climate change and the greenhouse effect in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Their conclusions were in accord with mainstream scientific groups in academia, NASA, NOAA, and the Department of Energy, showing that global warming posed a serious problem, with potential “catastrophic…

Call to Earth: An important Message from the World’s Astronauts #COP21

The Association of Space Explorers reached out to their fellow astronauts to pass on a simple message of solidarity, hope and collaboration to combat climate change and reach our political leaders during such a crucial time. Featuring: Germany: Astronaut Ernst Messerschmid, Ph.D – Space Shuttle Japan: Astronaut Soichi Noguchi – Space Shuttle, Soyuz, ISS Astronaut…

Climate change could suffocate life on planet Earth

EurekAlert (Release): Falling oxygen levels caused by global warming could be a greater threat to the survival of life on planet Earth than flooding, according to researchers from the University of Leicester. A study led by Sergei Petrovskii, Professor in Applied Mathematics from the University of Leicester’s Department of Mathematics, has shown that an increase in…

Elon Musk talks Climate Change and Carbon Tax

Elon Musk is at Université Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne to talk about the danger of climate change and his vision of what we can do to help the world transition to a sustainable future. Overview: 03:34. Carbon cycle & temperature rise 08.10. Fossil Fuels Era 10:44. Carbon Tax Q&A 16:18. Importance of climate change 17:35. Effectiveness of…

Why 2°C Global Warming is Highly Dangerous

Recently, James Hansen the former director of NASA GISS published new study findings about future sea level rise, ice melt, and temperature changes, as well as the possible implications for future climate. Above video highlights a part of a talk Hansen held on December 1, 2015 at the Paris climate change conference (COP21). The take…