Trump Steel Tariffs? Trade War? Good, Bad or Sad for Climate?

During the Great Depression in the 30s, CO2 emissions fell about 30 percent. However, the 2008 financial crisis only marginal affected CO2 emissions, followed by a sharp rise. Trade policies have been linked to the Great Depression. Could Trump Tariffs yield a similar outcome? Links Recession did not lower C02 emissions http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/recession-did-not-lower-c02-emissions-6272333.html Rapid growth in…

Al Gore and Strangers talk Environment in 1992

June 2, 1992 – Environment Justice Act and Rio Earth Summit Sen. Gore, member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, discussed the environment as a political issue, including legislation he advocates to protect the environment, and the United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development which begins June 3 in Brazil. Sen. Gore,…

Roger Revelle’s 1980 Discussion of CO2 and Climate Risks

Roger Revelle, is a pioneering researcher in the study of the human influence on the atmosphere, carbon cycle and climate https://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/31/roger-revelles-1980-discussion-of-co2-and-climate-risks In 1980, then director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Revelle gave the talk “The Role of the Oceans in Earth’s Climate and Carbon Budget” at Lawrence Livermore National Labs. He gives a great overview…

Carl Sagan, Al Gore in 1985 +2m SLR +5°C by 2100 Manabe, MacDonald, Cicerone

December 10, 1985 – A group of senators and scientists today called for national and international action to avert a predicted warming of the earth’s climate resulting from a buildup of carbon dioxide and other man-made gases in the atmosphere. http://www.nytimes.com/1985/12/11/us/action-is-urged-to-avert-global-climate-shift.html David Durenberger https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Durenberger Al Gore https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Gore Gordon J. MacDonald https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_J._F._MacDonald MacDonald was among the…

James Hansen outlines Climate Research in 2005

Climate change and national security panel discussion from the World Affairs Council on May 3, 2005. Then NASA chief James Hansen outlined the state of global climate change research. In late 2005, however, Dr. Hansen’s ability to voice his concerns about global warming was severely compromised by NASA public affairs officials. After he called on…

On the Ozone Loss at Populated Areas

The vital ozone layer has continued to deplete in recent years over the densely populated mid-latitudes and tropics, while it is recovering at the poles https://www.ethz.ch/en/news-and-events/eth-news/news/2018/02/decline-stratospheric-ozone.html Evidence for a continuous decline in lower stratospheric ozone offsetting ozone layer recovery https://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/18/1379/2018/ Ozone loss may have caused mass extinction https://climatenewsnetwork.net/ozone-loss-may-have-caused-mass-extinction Ozone Pollution Maps Show Spikes Amid Broad…

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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSTm6cZjO14 Further reading============= Methane clathrate https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methane_clathrate Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum –Ocean https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paleocene–Eocene_Thermal_Maximum#Ocean Teaser image credit: Yannis Papanastasopoulos on Unsplash Music by WOWSound, “Tree of Life”.

Earthwatch a historic disaster documentary

Extreme weather events and other disasters, and what to do were discussed in the late 50s and 70s, including the consideration of climate change (1958), or more broadly pollution (1972). This short presents a compilation of historic disaster documentary style film footage. Climate Change 1958: The Bell Telephone Science Hour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-AXBbuDxRY Your Chance to Live:…