Tinker Tailor Climate Spy – Climate Impact on National Security (ISGP Podcast)

Climate change threatens national security in a number of ways. How does the national intelligence community fit into the climate security picture? Twitter @ISGPforum or read the policy position paper and debate summary associated with this episode at the Institute on Science for Global Policy’s website: http://scienceforglobalpolicy.org Via Institute on Science for Global Policy (ISGP)…

Major Hurricane Harvey Takes Aim – Forecast Texas (August 25, 2017)

The Washington Post: Harvey forecast to slam Texas coast as major hurricane with ‘devastating’ flood potential https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/08/24/rapidly-strengthening-harvey-forecast-to-slam-east-texas-as-major-hurricane-and-stall Reuters: Hurricane Harvey strengthens, threatens U.S. with most powerful storm in 12 years https://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-harvey-nhc-idUSKCN1B409K Wunderground: Dangerous, Rapidly Intensifying Harvey Expected to be a Major Hurricane https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/dangerous-rapidly-intensifying-harvey-expected-be-cat-3-landfall Levi Cowan on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/Meridionaljet/videos Bloomberg: Hurricane Harvey Has All the Ingredients…

Scientist Explains Climate Ice Core Proxies (2017)

This talk by Lonnie G. Thompson, focuses on glaciers as recorders and early indicators of climate change. The ongoing widespread melting of high-elevation glaciers and ice caps, particularly in low to middle latitudes, provides strong evidence that a large scale, pervasive and in some cases, rapid change in Earth’s climate system is underway. On Thursday…

Antarctic Volcanoes Waking up?

Nearly 100 Volcanoes Discovered Beneath Antarctica’s Ice http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2017/08/14/volcanoes-under-antarctica A new volcanic province: an inventory of subglacial volcanoes in West Antarctica http://www.geos.ed.ac.uk/homes/rbingha2/48_2017_Vries.pdf Scientists discover 91 volcanoes below Antarctic ice sheet This is in addition to 47 already known about and eruption would melt more ice in region affected by climate change https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/12/scientists-discover-91-volcanos-antarctica How a melting ice…

NASA Laser Reveals Miles of Greenland Ice Loss

What if you could measure a glacier in such detail that you could visualize its surface in 3D? And what if you could compare that view with data from one, two, even 20 years ago? NASA airborne campaigns like Operation IceBridge have been measuring Greenland and Antarctica’s glaciers and ice sheets with a range of…

Little Algae creates Huge Melt Feedback on Greenland Ice

Algae responsible for large albedo feedback on Greenland’s frozen surface, not only soot and dust. We believe gathering measurements from the surface of Greenland ice is fundamental to advancing our understanding of the melting Arctic. http://darksnowproject.org Video via https://www.youtube.com/user/greenman3610 Dark Snow 2017 Update “Am I really seeing that?” is a common sensation here, as below,…

Tell the Climate System Stories Again

Ever since scientists first began to explain the evidence that our climate was warming — and that human activities were probably to blame — people have been questioning the data, doubting the evidence and attacking the scientists who collect and explain it. Ben Santer: Fighting Trickle Down Ignorance https://climatecrocks.com/2017/07/10/ben-santer-fighting-trickle-down-ignorance Release via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAIuFc84HVE Related The Relentless…