Chris is covering the climate since around 2010, and is a regular author at Climate State. He also produced most of our video content.

Earth’s fish are disappearing because of climate change

Isabelle Gerretsen, CNN: Climate change is endangering fish worldwide, shrinking populations by up to 35% in coastal regions near China and Japan, scientists say. https://edition.cnn.com/2019/02/28/world/climate-change-fishing-oceans-global-warming-intl/index.html Narrated by Bryan Video via http://pixabay.com Sound effects TRAILER MUSIC ACADEMY https://www.trailermusicacademy.com/free-sample-pack-trailer-tools-vol-1/

Jet Stream [Polar Vortex] and Climate Change Science

It might seem counterintuitive, but global warming plays a role in blasts of bitter cold weather. The reason: It influences the jet stream. Here’s how. https://insideclimatenews.org/news/02022018/cold-weather-polar-vortex-jet-stream-explained-global-warming-arctic-ice-climate-change Q&A: How is Arctic warming linked to the ‘polar vortex’ and other extreme weather? https://www.carbonbrief.org/qa-how-is-arctic-warming-linked-to-polar-vortext-other-extreme-weather

Virtual Climate Change Lecture [CS – Space Alpha]

Demonstration of a virtual climate lecture. Watch the full lecture at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7TL_BbAd-s This footage is an early implementation of a climate lecture, for the game Climate State, currently in development with Unreal Engine. For more updates, progress, and infos on the alpha test follow https://www.youtube.com/user/AlphaSpaceDev/videos

Why YouTube’s AI failed in determining to demonetize the Climate State YT Channel

Above is the explanation from YouTube for demonetizing our channel, suggesting that we reuse content on our channel without permissions. However, we reuse frequently public domain content, or content where we were specifically asked to reuse (re-upload) it. Because we cover the YouTube niche climate science subject, the amount of footage and content is naturally…

YouTube demonetizes Climate State

Today we noticed that YouTube demonetized our channel, citing reused content guidelines. Monetization is required to run advertisements on a YouTube channel, the main source to finance our work. LINK TO PETITION https://www.change.org/p/youtube-youtube-shall-not-demonetize-climate-state We think this is a problem based on the algorithm of YouTube’s AI. We usually have permission to reuse content, alter it…

Get Used to Cold Polar Vortex Outbreaks

It might seem counterintuitive, but the dreaded polar vortex is bringing its icy grip to parts of the U.S. thanks to a sudden blast of warm air in the Arctic. https://www.voanews.com/a/science-says-get-used-to-polar-vortex-outbreaks/4763045.html Q&A: How is Arctic warming linked to the ‘polar vortex’ and other extreme weather? https://www.carbonbrief.org/qa-how-is-arctic-warming-linked-to-polar-vortext-other-extreme-weather

Climate tipping-point potential and paradoxical production of methane in a changing ocean

Authors: Hongyue Dang, Jia Li Dang, H. & Li, J. Sci. China Earth Sci. (2018) 61: 1714. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11430-017-9265-y Access and read the PDF with inline linkages, and reference list here. Abstract The global warming potential of methane (CH4) is about 30 times stronger than that of carbon dioxide (CO2) over a century timescale. Methane emission is hypothesized…

Extreme Weather Change Worldwide January 2019

Weather extremes around Europe, Australia, and South America from the past couple of days. Sources Tasmanian fire threat rolls on for Geeveston, Central Plateau; Zeehan downgraded https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-25/tasmania-braces-for-worst-fire-day-in-years/10747262 120°F in the Shade—and By the Water—As Australia’s Record-Melting Summer Intensifies https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/120F-Shadeand-Water-Australias-Record-Melting-Summer-Intensifies?cm_ven=hp-slot-2 2018 Global Disasters Cost $160 Billion; Climate Change a Factor, Report Says https://weather.com/science/environment/news/2019-01-09-disasters-cost-damage-climate-change Severe Weather on…