How burning Forests melt Ice Sheets

Forest fires can melt glaciers thousands of miles away by changing the colour of the ice – all thanks to a heavy little particle called black carbon. This strange story of smoke, dust and algae looks at the lesser-known half of a positive feedback loop: not only does climate change make fires bigger and badder,…

NASA’s Permafrost Special “All Hell Breaks Lose”

This week, #NASAExplorers head back in time…by going underground. In the Arctic, a frozen layer of soil – permafrost – trapped dead plants and animals for thousands of years. As the climate warms, that soil is beginning to thaw, releasing carbon dioxide and methane. Release via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7ZbghndiwQ

Actual Climate Change Expert explains Climate Science to People

Kevin Trenberth, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), gave this public lecture at Ohio State on September 27, 2018, the event is titled, “Changes in extremes with climate change.” Host: Lonnie Thompson https://geography.osu.edu/events/dr.-kevin-trenberth-changes-extremes-climate-change This year’s Bownocker Medal will be awarded to Dr. Kevin Trenberth of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. Trenberth…

Farming + Land use Cause 24% of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

November 8, 2018 – Pete Smith of University of Aberdeen presents “Agriculture, Climate Change, and Biodiversity.” Farming will Negatively impact BiodiversityFarming + Land use Cause 24% of Greenhouse Gas Emissions What can we do about it? Learn more about the Raymond and Beverly Sackler U.S. – U.K. Scientific Forum at http://www.nasonline.org/programs/sackler-forum/

Are We Becoming too Dumb to Solve the Big Problem of Climate Change?

Recent studies suggest that various pollution sources contribute to the decline of cognitive abilities, IQ scores, human intelligence. Could this trend potentially affect our collective efforts to combat climate change? Support Climate State on Patreon http://patreon.com/ClimateState Sources Video narrated by Cormac Bren – Sound and Music by Epic Stock Media http://epicstockmedia.com – Additional video material…

On Permafrost Thaw

The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow: Dr. Katey Walter Anthony: What’s Happening to the Permafrost? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fetZbsIH_yk France 24: Could thawing permafrost unleash long-gone … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8pSo3_0gkk Yale Climate Connections: Permafrost: The Tipping … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLCgybStZ4g Neanderthal extinction https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neanderthal_extinction Sound effects by Boom Library https://www.boomlibrary.com Music by Epic Stock Media http://epicstockmedia.com   Further reading Neanderthals Could Have Been…

Arctic Sea Ice Is the Thinnest and Youngest It’s Been in 60 Years

NASA GODDARD: Arctic Sea Ice Is the Thinnest and Youngest It’s Been in 60 Years https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFFvJYpg4xk ANDY LEE ROBINSON: Arctic Sea Ice Minimum Volumes 1979-2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZzEUJ86PCg NASA CLIMATE CHANGE: Annual Arctic sea ice minimum 1979-2018 with area graph MMCM: Wistful https://soundcloud.com/mmcm/wistful

Extract and Store Carbon Dioxide [CO2] from the Atmosphere

Increasing numbers of scientists and climate policy experts are claiming that carbon removal (also known as negative emissions technologies) is necessary to meet the Paris Agreement goals. How can we assess carbon removal as part of a portfolio response to climate change and as individual technologies or approaches? Moderation by Dr. Simon Nicholson and Dr.…

Hurricane Florence Stalling connected to Jet Stream

Amy Goodman from Democracy Now interviews Mike Mann on Hurricane Florence, and the connection to climate change. How the weaker jet stream comes in. My colleagues have shown the weakening over the past decades here in Science https://twitter.com/rahmstorf/status/1039618555128557569 Watch the full interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OuVTEfBatY

The Incredible Track Record of Early Climate Models

Thirty years ago, NASA scientist James Hansen testified to Congress that the age of climate change had arrived. Ashley Byrne interviews Jim Hansen for DW (published August 24, 2018) https://www.dw.com/en/worldlink-meet-mr-climate-change/av-45197919 Hansen et al 1981 https://pubs.giss.nasa.gov/abs/ha04600x.html Hansen et al 1988 https://pubs.giss.nasa.gov/abs/ha02700w.html From the Archives, 1988: Global Warming Has Begun, Expert Tells Senate https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/projects/cp/climate/2015-paris-climate-talks/from-the-archives-1988-global-warming-has-begun-expert-tells-senate STUDY FINDS WARMING…

Is THIS Graph the only one needed to act on Global Warming?

Studies point to cognitive impairments at carbon dioxide levels believed possible by the end of this century, additional observation informed models tend to project higher warming scenarios, further research points to the possibility of self-reinforcing feedbacks in the climate system – again affecting the outcome of current unmitigated releases of heat-trapping gases to Earth’s atmosphere.…