The dangerous silence on climate change and extreme weather

We know that CO2 emissions are bad for climate and subsequently the weather. We know that we have to do something about it, because if not things will turn really ugly with large scale carbon releases (i.e. permafrost melt). However, the current projected changes are bad for many, and because of irreversible changes. So why then is…

Climate scientist Piers Sellers on NASA’s satellite observations

The view of Earth from orbit was the focus of this What’s New in Aerospace? presentation televised on NASA Television from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington. The program featured Piers Sellers, a climate scientist and former NASA astronaut, taking viewers on a tour of our home planet as never seen before.…

This image explains what is wrong with climate change coverage in the USA

Yesterday Obama delivered a historic speech about national security and climate change, at a US coast guard academy. Additionally the White House released a report, which summed up the conclusions from security experts on climate change. Today, if you go to Google News and type in “climate change”, you get something like below picture, 593 media articles on…

The history of Offshore drilling

Developing crude oil is extremely hazardous in the Arctic, because of strong ocean currents, severe storms and floating ice. (2014 report) http://www.climatecentral.org/news/melting-sea-ice-makes-arctic-drilling-a-risky-business-17018 Offshore drilling https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Offshore_drilling Seabed gouging by ice, Oil and gas developments in Arctic waters must address environmental concerns through proper contingency plans. Large parts of the Arctic are covered with ice. During the…

Climate stress related migration in Uttarakhand, Bundelkhand and Odisha

Changing Climate, Moving People is a 35-minute film made by The Energy Resource Institute (TERI), for UNESCO, which looks at disaster or climate stress related migration from three different regions in the country – Uttarakhand, Bundelkhand and Odisha. These three states are already amongst the leading sources for internal migration and have been hit by…

Colbert Sums Up GOP on Climate Change: ‘We Don’t Know What the F*ck We’re Talking About’

November 2014: With the Republican Senate victory Tuesday came the slow realization that Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), a man who literally wrote the book on climate change denial, was poised to takeover the Environment and Public Works Committee. On Thursday night, Stephen Colbert used Inhofe’s views as a jumping off point to examine the GOP’s…