Pope says humanity will ‘go down’

Pope Francis said the recent spate of hurricanes should prompt people to understand that humanity will “go down” if it does not address climate change and history will judge those who deny the science on its causes. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-irma-pope-climatechange/pope-says-humanity-will-go-down-if-it-does-not-address-climate-change-idUSKCN1BM1M4

Can Trump’s Hideout Mar-a-Lago Survive Irma?

Twin megastorms have scientists fearing this may be the new normal Destructive force of Irma and Harvey has Trump expressing awe, but those in power should focus on the environmental causes https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/06/twin-megastorms-irma-harvey-scientists-fear-new-normal Mar-a-Lago https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar-a-Lago Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Florida estate to be submerged by rising sea levels due to climate change http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-climate-change-mar-a-lago-florida-flooded-sea-level-rise-global-warming-winter-white-a7677596.html Florida plans to abandon…

Scientist Explains Climate Ice Core Proxies (2017)

This talk by Lonnie G. Thompson, focuses on glaciers as recorders and early indicators of climate change. The ongoing widespread melting of high-elevation glaciers and ice caps, particularly in low to middle latitudes, provides strong evidence that a large scale, pervasive and in some cases, rapid change in Earth’s climate system is underway. On Thursday…

Antarctic Volcanoes Waking up?

Nearly 100 Volcanoes Discovered Beneath Antarctica’s Ice http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2017/08/14/volcanoes-under-antarctica A new volcanic province: an inventory of subglacial volcanoes in West Antarctica http://www.geos.ed.ac.uk/homes/rbingha2/48_2017_Vries.pdf Scientists discover 91 volcanoes below Antarctic ice sheet This is in addition to 47 already known about and eruption would melt more ice in region affected by climate change https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/12/scientists-discover-91-volcanos-antarctica How a melting ice…

NASA Laser Reveals Miles of Greenland Ice Loss

What if you could measure a glacier in such detail that you could visualize its surface in 3D? And what if you could compare that view with data from one, two, even 20 years ago? NASA airborne campaigns like Operation IceBridge have been measuring Greenland and Antarctica’s glaciers and ice sheets with a range of…

Little Algae creates Huge Melt Feedback on Greenland Ice

Algae responsible for large albedo feedback on Greenland’s frozen surface, not only soot and dust. We believe gathering measurements from the surface of Greenland ice is fundamental to advancing our understanding of the melting Arctic. http://darksnowproject.org Video via https://www.youtube.com/user/greenman3610 Dark Snow 2017 Update “Am I really seeing that?” is a common sensation here, as below,…

Tell the Climate System Stories Again

Ever since scientists first began to explain the evidence that our climate was warming — and that human activities were probably to blame — people have been questioning the data, doubting the evidence and attacking the scientists who collect and explain it. Ben Santer: Fighting Trickle Down Ignorance https://climatecrocks.com/2017/07/10/ben-santer-fighting-trickle-down-ignorance Related The Relentless Attack on Climate…

Climate Expert Mike Mann: Understanding Dire Climate Predictions

This 2016 lecture featuring Michael E Mann http://www.meteo.psu.edu/holocene/public_html/Mann/index.php begins with a review of the now-solid evidence for a human influence on the climate of recent decades. Such evidence includes instrumental measurements available for the past two centuries, paleoclimate observations spanning more than a millennium, and comparisons of the predictions from computer models with observed patterns…

Jim Hansen: Negative CO2 Emissions

Young People’s Burden: Requirement of Negative CO2 Emissions by James Hansen July 18th, 2017 http://csas.ei.columbia.edu/2017/07/18/young-peoples-burden-requirement-of-negative-co2-emissions Jim Hansen: The Requirement for Negative CO2 Emissions Jim Hansen: The Requirement for Negative CO2 Emissions Jim Hansen on YouTube Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mm57xlazv4I