Earth’s fish are disappearing because of climate change

Isabelle Gerretsen, CNN: Climate change is endangering fish worldwide, shrinking populations by up to 35% in coastal regions near China and Japan, scientists say. Narrated by Bryan Video via Sound effects TRAILER MUSIC ACADEMY

Jet Stream [Polar Vortex] and Climate Change Science

It might seem counterintuitive, but global warming plays a role in blasts of bitter cold weather. The reason: It influences the jet stream. Here’s how. Q&A: How is Arctic warming linked to the ‘polar vortex’ and other extreme weather?

Get Used to Cold Polar Vortex Outbreaks

It might seem counterintuitive, but the dreaded polar vortex is bringing its icy grip to parts of the U.S. thanks to a sudden blast of warm air in the Arctic. Q&A: How is Arctic warming linked to the ‘polar vortex’ and other extreme weather?

Climate tipping-point potential and paradoxical production of methane in a changing ocean

Authors: Hongyue Dang, Jia Li Dang, H. & Li, J. Sci. China Earth Sci. (2018) 61: 1714. Access and read the PDF with inline linkages, and reference list here. Abstract The global warming potential of methane (CH4) is about 30 times stronger than that of carbon dioxide (CO2) over a century timescale. Methane emission is hypothesized…

How to Escape Species Extinction?

Panel discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos, January 23, 2019. Between 1970 and 2020, the world will have experienced a two-thirds decline in wildlife populations. What are the consequences of the loss of biodiversity for our survival? Speakers are Marco Lambertini (WWF), Naomi Oreskes (Harvard University), Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim (UNCCD), Inger Andersen (IUCN),…

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) Ralph Cicerone, former president of the National Academy of Sciences, has passed away at…

The 2018 Special IPCC Report on Climate Risks

Part of the panel discussion at COP24 in Katowice (Poland) December 4, 2018, on climate risks, as part of the IPCC Special Event: Unpacking the new scientific knowledge and key findings in the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 C. Watch the full panel here Read the summary report here

Polar Vortex: How the Jet Stream and Climate Change Bring on Cold Snaps

Polar Vortex: How the Jet Stream and Climate Change Bring on Cold Snaps Temperatures are rising much faster in the Arctic than the global average (“Arctic Amplification”). Broward County declares cold weather emergency Be careful and try staying in your house. Large parts of the Country are suffering from tremendous amounts of…

Multi Meter Sea Level Rise, Antarctic Sea Ice & Ice Melt Acceleration

A pair of new studies released on Monday share a same ominous message — that our planet’s ice is melting at an alarming rate, which is bad news for global sea levels. Narration by Cormac Bren Antarctic ice-sheet sensitivity to obliquity forcing enhanced through ocean connections Four decades of Antarctic Ice Sheet mass…