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

Cyclone Debbie Largest Storm to hit Queensland since 2011

March 27, 2017: Tropical Cyclone Debbie has intensified to category four and is expected to hit the north Queensland coast on Tuesday morning, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has warned. Related news Sat images via http://www.goes.noaa.gov/f_himawari-8.html Evacuations ordered as Australia braces for cyclone http://www.abc17news.com/weather/queensland-braces-for-nasty-cyclone-debbie/418278207 Cyclone Debbie reaches category four, thousands in low-lying Mackay areas told…

Over 200 Arctic lakes seeping methane gas

Satellite images have revealed more than 200 strange, bright blue lakes in Russia’s Arctic regions that are leaking methane gas. Arctic lakes seeping methane gas Arctic lakes seeping methane gas References Discovered: 200-plus Arctic lakes which bubble like jacuzzis from seeping methane gas http://siberiantimes.com/science/casestudy/features/discovered-200-plus-arctic-lakes-which-bubble-like-jacuzzis-from-seeping-methane-gas/ Photos Reveal More Than 200 Bright Blue Arctic Lakes Have Started…

Oroville Dam Repairs (March 12-23) Footage Compilation

A compilation of recent footage, documenting the ongoing Oroville Dam repairs. The struggle is to prepare the site for the next rainy season, expected in November 2017. The Oroville Dam, while constructed almost 50 years ago, presents a case study for aging critical infrastructure, in the face of climate change disrupting weather impacts. Video footage…

Arctic and Antarctic sea ice at lowest since satellites began to measure 1979

Sea Ice Extent Sinks to Record Lows at Both Poles Arctic sea ice appears to have reached on March 7 a record low wintertime maximum extent, according to scientists at NASA and the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in Boulder, Colorado. And on the opposite side of the planet, on March 3…

Peru Flooding Disaster Footage Compilation (March 2017)

“We are confronting a serious climatic problem,” said Peru’s president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, in a broadcast to the nation on Friday afternoon. “There hasn’t been an incident of this strength along the coast of Peru since 1998.” The disaster – which came after a period of severe drought – has been blamed on abnormally high…

Talk a big game old men

A reminder of a nice story on betting, and what such a challenge means. Climate scientist and a climate economist made £2,000 from two Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) advisors, for a bet they made on the odds of global warming back in 2008. Climate economist Chris Hope explained: The record warmth of 2015 just…

Warner Brothers and Paramount Pictures against Fair Use for YouTube climate change content

Recently we published the video Top 10 👍 Climate Change Movies 😍, including a 46 seconds segment with content from the official Interstellar trailers. Research and content editing took around a week. However, while some content owners granted usage (some still pending), the YouTube account MC for Warner Bros. Paramount Pictures responsible for copyright of…

Making Water Filtration Less Harmful to the Environment

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the U.S. East Coast faced a water crisis. The torrential rains had contaminated drinking water sources with millions of gallons of sewage water. Naturally, the authorities tried to disinfect the water with chlorine. Chlorine, traditionally, has been good at killing microorganisms. More recently, however, scientists have discovered…