NRC: Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change (2013)

Published 3rd December 2013: National Research Council Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change: Anticipating Surprises | Release URL Both abrupt changes in the physical climate system and steady changes in climate that can trigger abrupt changes in other physical, biological, and human systems present possible threats to nature and society. Abrupt change is already underway in some…

Abrupt Climate Change In The Arctic (And Beyond) An Update

AGU Fall Meeting 2013: Our understanding of future Arctic change is informed by the history of past changes, which often have been both large and abrupt. The well-known ice-age events such as the Younger Dryas show how sea-ice changes can amplify forcing to produce very large responses, with wintertime sea ice especially important. These changes…

Greenland Ice Sheet: “Starting to Slip”

Published on YouTube Jul 29, 2013: Research scientists provide insights on recent ‘unprecedented’ melting of Greenland’s interior ice sheet. Latest video for The Yale Forum on Climate Change & the Media, the first since returning from Greenland – includes interviews with Ice expert Alun Hubbard, who I met in Kangerlussuaq, as well as a snip from…

Richard Alley: The Biggest Control Knob: Carbon Dioxide in Earth’s Climate History

In 2009, climate scientist Richard Alley (Pennsylvania State University) held the talk, “The Biggest Control Knob: Carbon Dioxide in Earth’s Climate History” (Bjerknes Lecture), at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. CO2 is, and has always been, the biggest climate control knob in the Earth’s history https://mind.ofdan.ca/co2-is-and-has-always-been-the-biggest-climate-control-knob-in-the-earths-history 2015 release by AGU https://youtu.be/3UVb–2-PBg

Richard Alley: Perspectives on Limits to Growth / World on the Edge

We rely heavily on energy use, dominated by finite fossil fuels. We have high scientific confidence, based on solid physics, that burning most of the remaining fossil-fuel resource and releasing the carbon dioxide will cause large and long-lasting climate changes. Studies of societal and economic impacts typically indicate that such large climate changes will make…