James Hansen outlines Climate Research in 2005

Climate change and national security panel discussion from the World Affairs Council on May 3, 2005. Then NASA chief James Hansen outlined the state of global climate change research. In late 2005, however, Dr. Hansen’s ability to voice his concerns about global warming was severely compromised by NASA public affairs officials. After he called on…

Dust Bowl Film Rain for the Earth (1937) 16:9

The Dust Bowl, also known as the Dirty Thirties, was a period of severe dust storms that greatly damaged the ecology and agriculture of the American and Canadian prairies during the 1930s. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dust_Bowl Social and economic wastes resulting from continued drought in the midwestern dust bowl and efforts of the federal government in attempting to…

Earthwatch a historic disaster documentary

Extreme weather events and other disasters, and what to do were discussed in the late 50s and 70s, including the consideration of climate change (1958), or more broadly pollution (1972). This short presents a compilation of historic disaster documentary style film footage. Climate Change 1958: The Bell Telephone Science Hour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-AXBbuDxRY Your Chance to Live:…

How the U.S. and Russia teamed up on Climate Change

After the Cold War, climate change was the driving force behind unusual political cooperation between secret services in the United States and in Russia. This documentary tells of unknown research projects, but also of surprising friendships.  The amazing and unknown story of how American secret services partnered with their erstwhile Russian adversary, Russia’s main military…

Permafrost may release largest Mercury source on Earth

There are 32 million gallons worth of mercury, or the equivalent of 50 Olympic swimming pools, trapped in the permafrost. For context, that’s “twice as much mercury as the rest of all soils, the atmosphere, and oceans combined. And it could be released. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2018/02/05/the-arctic-is-full-of-toxic-mercury-and-climate-change-is-going-to-release-it   Ambarchik: Research on permafrost at the Siberian arctic coast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhGcJnRgzy4…

Winter Superstorms in U.S. and Europe (2018)

A powerful Nor’Easter is forming off the East Coast of the U.S., while temperatures in Florida outpace those in Anchorage, Alaska. Meanwhile powerful storms swept through western Europe, France, the U.K., Ireland, Netherlands, and Germany. One difference are the rather mild temperatures in Europe compared to U.S. Arctic cold. The storm Eleanor sweeps France with…

Winter Superstorms and Global Warming

Cyclone’ to blast East Coast before polar vortex uncorks tremendous cold late this week https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/01/02/monster-storm-to-blast-east-coast-before-polar-vortex-uncorks-tremendous-cold-late-this-week Animation of low-level wind speed showing the development of the massive circulation https://twitter.com/RyanMaue/status/948311209970978822 Hansen: Ice melt, sea level rise and superstorms https://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/16/3761/2016/acp-16-3761-2016.pdf Midweek snow and arctic cold on the way https://www.njtvonline.org/news/uncategorized/wrath-winter-midweek-snow-arctic-cold-way All day Thursday meteorologists are going to be glued…

Thomas Fire approaches Santa Barbara

The Thomas Fire ranks as the third-largest in California’s history with 267,500 acres burned, could become largest on record. Video footage by Mike Eliason https://twitter.com/EliasonMike NWS Los Angeles GOES 16 visible (red band) imagery shows smoke from the #ThomasFire flowing over the Channel islands https://twitter.com/NWSLosAngeles/status/942183115321200641 Thomas Fire Likely to Become Largest in California History https://robertscribbler.com/2017/12/17/thomas-fire-likely-to-become-largest-in-california-history…