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…

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…

The Current State of Arctic PERMAFROST THAW

Soil layers of permafrost that scientists expected to remain frozen for at least 70 more years have already begun thawing. NOTES In the Canadian Arctic, layers of permafrost that scientists expected to remain frozen for at least 70 years have already begun thawing. The once-frozen surface is now sinking and dotted with melt ponds and…

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

Permafrost Melt Fires may Accelerate Greenland Melt

Dr. Nikolaos Evangeliou on climate change and wildfires (Oslo, August 2018). Evangeliou works at NILU – Norwegian Institute for Air Research http://nilu.no “If larger fires would burn, they would actually have a substantial impact on melting,” Stohl said. And, there’s a greater chance of such fires, if more of Greenland’s permafrost melts and exposes peat…

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…

Noam Chomsky: Global Warming’s Worst Case Projections seem increasingly likely

One of the most cited scholars in history, Noam Chomsky speaks at St Olaff College May 2018, discussing the Epics, Anthropocene, the 6th Extinction and climate change actions. Noam Chomsky https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noam_ChomskyAnthropocene https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AnthropoceneSixth Extinction https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holocene_extinction Watch the full lecture with Noam Chomsky at St Olaff College – 4 May 2018 – FULL PRESENTATION https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDQ2fjg0kMM

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…

Waking the Climate Giant

Bill McGuire (University College London) speaks about responses from the Earth crust in this 2016 lecture. He wrote a book on the subject, available at https://www.geolsoc.org.uk/Publications/Bookshop/Search?k=waking&sortexpr=Publication%20Date%20Desc An astonishing transformation over the last 20,000 years has seen our planet flip from a frigid wasteland into the temperate world upon which our civilization has grown and thrived.…