Methane levels are growing dangerously fast

Nature (February 2022): “Methane levels are growing dangerously fast,” says Euan Nisbet, an Earth scientist at Royal Holloway, University of London, in Egham, UK. The emissions, which seem to have accelerated in the past few years, are a major threat to the world’s goal of limiting global warming to 1.5–2 °C over pre-industrial temperatures, he…

Earth’s Energy Imbalance Has Doubled since 2005

NASA: Researchers have found that Earth’s energy imbalance approximately doubled during the 14-year period from 2005 to 2019. Earth’s climate is determined by a delicate balance between how much of the Sun’s radiative energy is absorbed in the atmosphere and at the surface and how much thermal infrared radiation Earth emits to space. A positive…

Natural Gas vs Coal, and what does it mean for the Climate?

Robert Howarth talks with Dan Miller about natural gas (methane) and coal in terms what these fossil energies hold for our climate. Robert Howarth is Professor of Ecology & Environmental Biology at Cornell University. He is an expert on natural gas & methane and their impact on the climate. In this wide-ranging interview, Prof. Howarth…

Massive Methane Hydrate Dissociation Discovered near Brazil Coast

A joint research team from Brazil and France, spearheaded by professor Marcelo Ketzer and his colleagues from the Linnaeus University uncovered methane gas leakage from gas hydrate dissociation in the Southern Hemisphere for the first time. The study authors suggest that the leakage is tied to climate change, more specifically to ocean warming. Along the…

Methane Release Discovery in Antarctic Ocean

Andrew Thurber, Oregon State University on his research on methane seeps, and his studies on Cinder Cones in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. REF AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles: Video Chat with Dr. Andrew Thurber https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggDv1PjJX1I First active leak of sea-bed methane discovered in Antarctica https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jul/22/first-active-leak-of-sea-bed-methane-discovered-in-antarctica NSF: Methane Munching Microbes https://antarcticsun.usap.gov/science/4310/ Methane GWP https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/earth-and-planetary-sciences/global-warming-potential and…

Climate on Steroids in the Arctic

It has long be debated, estimated, projected when the Arctic Ocean becomes essentially ice free, in terms of the so called Blue Ocean definition – typically defined as less than 1 million square kilometers of ice, or less than 10% of the basin. YALE: Relentless high pressure and cloud-free skies have allowed the Arctic Ocean’s sea…

Further Evidence suggests Arctic Ocean Methane Storage getting Unstable

Experts of the field in studying one of the most puzzling regions in the Arctic for methane emissions, the East Siberian Arctic Shelf (ESAS) reported last October about the largest readings since studies started there 15 years ago. The region is known to be particular important due to it’s size, and low water depth, with…

New Mechanism for Methane Hydrate Dissociation Discovered

Methane hydrates are ice like structures forming a solid similar to ice. Significant amounts have been located under sediments on the ocean floors of the Earth. Generally, methane hydrates are more stable in fresh water than in salt water. A region allowing the formation for methane hydrates (largely dependent on depth and pressure) is called…

Classic: Ralph Cicerone, Roles for Scientists (2009)

Ralph Cicerone (1943-2016), former President of the National Academy of Sciences outlines the challenges of climate change and the roles that science and scientists must play in meeting them. Series: “Roger Revelle Centennial Symposium” Source: University of California Television (UCTV) https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=4cXsmckZKas Ralph Cicerone, former president of the National Academy of Sciences, has passed away at…

Daniel L. Albritton (NOAA) explains 1988 the Greenhouse Effect

On June 29th, 1988, the House Science, Space and Technology subcommittees held a joint hearing on the threat of global warming. Here the segment of Daniel L. Albritton’s (Director Aeronomy Laboratory NOAA) statement. Current Drought and Global Warming https://www.c-span.org/video/?3246-1/current-drought-global-warming D. L. Albritton’s research https://www.researchgate.net/scientific-contributions/76163582_D_L_Albritton Watch from this hearing

NASA’s Permafrost Special “All Hell Breaks Lose”

This week, #NASAExplorers head back in time…by going underground. In the Arctic, a frozen layer of soil – permafrost – trapped dead plants and animals for thousands of years. As the climate warms, that soil is beginning to thaw, releasing carbon dioxide and methane. Release via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7ZbghndiwQ