The Future of Energy (1993)

This historic film outlined 25 years ago an assessment of emerging energy resources, and also mentions briefly solar and wind power. This film discusses energy development in light of global warming. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License. Production: United States Geological SurveyDigitization Date: 1996; Digitizing Organization: Carnegie Mellon University Informedia…

Introduction to Methane Hydrates

This lecture was held in 2008 by Scripps Institution of Oceanography geochemist Miriam Kastner. This version has been slightly edited. Release via Further reading============= Methane clathrate Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum –Ocean–Eocene_Thermal_Maximum#Ocean Teaser image credit: Yannis Papanastasopoulos on Unsplash Music by WOWSound, “Tree of Life”.

Permafrost may release largest Mercury source on Earth

There are 32 million gallons worth of mercury, or the equivalent of 50 Olympic swimming pools, trapped in the permafrost. For context, that’s “twice as much mercury as the rest of all soils, the atmosphere, and oceans combined. And it could be released.   Ambarchik: Research on permafrost at the Siberian arctic coast…

Trump: Record Cold Disproves Global Warming!

CO2 emissions from fossil fuel burning caused the Arctic to warm at least twice as fast as the rest of globe, resulting in the disappearance of Arctic sea ice – which in turn weakens the polar vortex, which in turn favors cold air intrusion into lower latitudes, and vise-versa. Trump’s tweet

Expert asks, can we control the climate crisis in time?

Stefan Rahmstorf speaks at the 2017 Bonn climate conference, explaining the basics of global climate change, and outlines our current emissions pathway – asking if we can control the climate crisis. The talk is titled Climate Action and Human Wellbeing at a Crossroads: Historical Transformation or Backlash? Stefan Rahmstorf’s homepage

Arctic Sea Ice and Permafrost Status Report 2017

The Arctic is warming faster than anywhere else on Earth, affecting people in the region, fish and wildlife they depend on for food, and their environment. This unprecedented change has ramifications far beyond the region for the global economy, weather, climate, sea level, trade and security. Watch the full Arctic Report 2017 AGU press conference…

What it takes to limit Climate to 2C

How steep emissions reduction get, in order to limit global warming to two degrees celsius, visualized by Carbon Brief. Graph by Zeke Hausfather and animation by Rosamund Pearce for Carbon Brief. For more from Carbon Brief follow Tweets by CarbonBrief

Most accurate climate models predict greatest future warming

The climate change simulations that best capture current planetary conditions are also the ones that predict the most dire levels of human-driven warming, according to a statistical study released in the journal Nature Wednesday. Greater future global warming inferred from Earth’s recent energy budget Greater future global warming inferred from Earth’s recent energy…

Francis: A Trigger for Rapid Arctic Warming

Jennifer Francis from Rutgers University speaks about our atmosphere with a scope on the Arctic response to climate change and the connection to weather. This video is part of a panel presentation published by Earth Institute November 2017, with already improved sound quality (reduced humming sound). Video via Earth Institute