Arctic Climate Feedbacks [peer-reviewed]

This peer-reviewed educational video introduces feedbacks that are important in the Arctic climate system. It is aimed at an undergraduate non-science major level. The video was produced by a team of CIRES scientists in collaboration with CIRES Education and Outreach. Video production was funded by Professor Jennifer Kay’s CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation…

The Stunning Amount of CO2 Emissions [visualized]

Together with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), the Urban Complexity Lab of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam (FHP) developed an animated short movie that visualizes the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of the past – and the possible future. A Brief History of CO2 Emissions Release via Potsdam Institute https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQ7S0D1iucY —– Credits:…

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…