Stronger Winds Shift Heat to Deeper Pacific

Published on Feb 9, 2014 Heat stored in the western Pacific Ocean caused by an unprecedented strengthening of the equatorial trade winds appears to be largely responsible for the hiatus in surface warming observed over the past 13 years. New research published in the journal Nature Climate Change indicates that the dramatic acceleration in winds…

UK Flooding and the Science of Climate Change

Climate change is the ultimate challenge but as a matter of fact most governments and the media are still sleepwalking and are in denial for the most part. In the video below “Influence of Arctic sea ice on European summer precipitation (2013)”, Dr James Screen explains the impacts of climate change on farming  and flooding.…

2013 was the second-hottest year without an El Niño since before 1850

The Guardian: According to the global surface temperate data set compiled by Kevin Cowtan and Robert Way, which achieves the best coverage of the rapidly-warming Arctic by filling in data gaps between temperature stations using a statistical method called kriging, 2013 was the 5th-hottest year on record (since 1850). The top three hottest years (2010, 2005,…

Is Ocean Acidification an Open-Ocean Syndrome? Understanding Anthropogenic Impacts on Seawater pH

March 2013, Volume 36, Issue 2, pp 221-236 Read the full study @ http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12237-013-9594-3/fulltext.html | Abstract | PDF Carlos M. Duarte, Iris E. Hendriks, Tommy S. Moore, Ylva S. Olsen, Alexandra Steckbauer, Laura Ramajo, Jacob Carstensen, Julie A. Trotter, Malcolm McCulloch Abstract Ocean acidification due to anthropogenic CO2 emissions is a dominant driver of long-term changes in pH in the open ocean,…

If There’s Global Warming … Why Is It So Cold?

It’s that time of year, the perennial “It’s snowing so it can’t be warming” season – or, as scientists call it, “winter”. Depends on where you’re standing, actually — I stood on a frozen lake with Dr. Jeff Masters to discuss the current planetary changes, but at the same time, in Alaska, historic warm temperatures…

Native American elder speaks of the Responsibility for 7 Generations ahead

Feb 24, 2010 by Avonaco76: Native American Elders speak about life, learning, common sense and spirituality. Featuring Iroquois Elder Oren R. Lyons. 7th Generation is about Vision. It’s about leadership looking ahead, it’s about responsibility. Seven Generations reminds you have responsibility for the generations that are coming. Seven generations ahead or over 150 years from…

Critical Thinking on Climate Change: separating Skepticism from Denial by Dr Richard Milne

Oct 24, 2011 by The University of Edinburgh http://youtube.com/user/EdinburghUniversity Dr Richard Milne, School of Biological Sciences, presents Critical Thinking on Climate Change: separating skepticism from denial. 1hr 20min Lecture. This talk is about the psychology behind Climate Science denial and skepticism. It covers: The science of Climate Change – Could we be wrong? The claims…