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. https://www.voanews.com/a/science-says-get-used-to-polar-vortex-outbreaks/4763045.html Q&A: How is Arctic warming linked to the ‘polar vortex’ and other extreme weather? https://www.carbonbrief.org/qa-how-is-arctic-warming-linked-to-polar-vortext-other-extreme-weather

Extreme Weather Change Worldwide January 2019

Weather extremes around Europe, Australia, and South America from the past couple of days. Sources Tasmanian fire threat rolls on for Geeveston, Central Plateau; Zeehan downgraded https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-25/tasmania-braces-for-worst-fire-day-in-years/10747262 120°F in the Shade—and By the Water—As Australia’s Record-Melting Summer Intensifies https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/120F-Shadeand-Water-Australias-Record-Melting-Summer-Intensifies?cm_ven=hp-slot-2 2018 Global Disasters Cost $160 Billion; Climate Change a Factor, Report Says https://weather.com/science/environment/news/2019-01-09-disasters-cost-damage-climate-change Severe Weather on…

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),…

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 https://unfccc-cop24.streamworld.de/webcast/sbsta-ipcc-special-event-unpacking-the-new-scienti Read the summary report here https://www.ipcc.ch/sr15/

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 https://insideclimatenews.org/news/02022018/cold-weather-polar-vortex-jet-stream-explained-global-warming-arctic-ice-climate-change Temperatures are rising much faster in the Arctic than the global average (“Arctic Amplification”). https://twitter.com/ZLabe/status/1086714347399700480 Broward County declares cold weather emergency https://news.google.com/?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen Be careful and try staying in your house. Large parts of the Country are suffering from tremendous amounts of…

Tony Janetos: The 4th US National Climate Assessment

Anthony Janetos talks at the Glen Gerberg Weather and Climate Summit, about the 4th US National Climate Assessment, January 19, 2019. Read the report summary here https://nca2018.globalchange.gov National Climate Assessment https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Climate_Assessment Watch the full panel recording https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDjGP-_CXq0

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. https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/14/world/climate-change-antarctica-ice-melt-twin-studies/index.html Narration by Cormac Bren Antarctic ice-sheet sensitivity to obliquity forcing enhanced through ocean connections https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-018-0284-4 Four decades of Antarctic Ice Sheet mass…