Extreme Realities: Preview

The George Washington University: Over the past year, the defense and intelligence communities have issued a slew of reports making it clear that climate change is here and having real impacts on national security. Narrated by Matt Damon, Extreme Realities focuses on recent political conflicts and severe weather events throughout the world. The film will…

ScienceCasts: The Cloudy Future of Arctic Sea Ice

As climate change continues to hammer Arctic sea ice, pushing back its summertime boundaries to record-high latitudes, NASA is flying an innovative airborne mission to find out how these developments will affect worldwide weather. NASA: Oct 15, 2014: Climate change is a global phenomenon, yet Earth scientists are keeping a wary eye on one place…

Bill McGuire: Modelling suggests with ice cap melt, an increase in volcanic activity

Climate State interviewed Bill McGuire, Emeritus Professor of Earth Sciences at the University College London, one of Britain’s leading volcanologists and contributing author to the 2011 IPCC report. He called for an early tsunami warning system (2004, The Guardian) and warned in his book The Waking Giant, of the Earth response (more earthquakes, tsunamis and…

Arctic Sea Ice, Summer 2014 (NASA animation)

An animation of daily Arctic sea ice extent in summer 2014, from March 21, 2014 to Sept. 17, 2014 – when the ice appeared to reach it’s minimum extent for the year. It’s the sixth lowest minimum sea ice extent in the satellite era. The data was provided by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency from…

Millionen Menschen auf der Flucht vor der Flut (Indien und Pakistan)

Der SPIEGEL berichtet aktuell über den tagelangen Starkregen der Flüße ansteigen ließ und so für die verheerendsten Fluten seit Jahrzehnten sorgte. Tagelanger Starkregen löste die Fluten aus SPIEGEL: Durch die Anfang September von tagelangem Starkregen im Himalaya ausgelösten Überflutungen sind laut der Katastrophenschutzbehörde (NDMA) bereits rund 280 Menschen in der ostpakistanischen Provinz Punjab und im…