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

On Permafrost Thaw

The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow: Dr. Katey Walter Anthony: What’s Happening to the Permafrost? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fetZbsIH_yk France 24: Could thawing permafrost unleash long-gone … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8pSo3_0gkk Yale Climate Connections: Permafrost: The Tipping … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLCgybStZ4g Neanderthal extinction https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neanderthal_extinction Sound effects by Boom Library https://www.boomlibrary.com Music by Epic Stock Media http://epicstockmedia.com Further reading Neanderthals Could Have Been Killed…

The 5 Big Climate Unknowns

Climate unknowns include the rate of sea level rise, ozone loss, how the Gulf Stream will react and what it possibly means, the Earth’s response, and the potential for extra methane release from methane clathrates, stored at continental margins. There are many more climate unknowns, for example elaborated in this article https://thinkprogress.org/what-are-the-unknown-unknowns-of-global-warming-1438d934bdee 0:04 #1 Ozone…

In Just 10-15 Years World May Hit 2 Degrees of Warming

Back in 2011, a Cornell University research team first made the groundbreaking discovery that leaking methane from the shale gasfracking boom could make burning fracked gas worse for the climate than coal. https://www.desmogblog.com/2018/04/11/climate-change-two-degree-warming-fracking-natural-gas-rush-ingraffea Why a half-degree temperature rise is a big deal https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2458/why-a-half-degree-temperature-rise-is-a-big-deal Paris 1.5-2°C target far from safe, say world-leading scientists http://www.climatecodered.org/2017/07/paris-15-2c-target-far-from-safe-say.html TranscriptIn Just…

Thousands of little Volcano like Hills form in Arctic!

Scientist speculated that pingos may erupt and lead to the creation of craters – small lakes, thaw ponds. New satellite observations reveal continuous trend. The Siberian Times article, Pingo in Arctic goo.gl/mwNnEF / http://siberiantimes.com/other/others/news/crater-formed-by-exploding-pingo-in-arctic-erupts-a-second-time-from-methane-emissions/ The trend from frozen tundra soils shifting to thermokarst erosion and thaw ponds, may in the future be exacerbated by increased…

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”.