Rapid sea-ice loss may increase the rate of Arctic land warming by 3.5 times – affecting permafrost

Recently a mysterious Siberian crater has been discovered, which subsequently raised questions about the circumstances surrounding the crater formation.  Theories include Pingo formation and connections to the thawing of permafrost (ClimateState reported). Robert Scribbler, summed it up: One theory on the feature is that it might be a pingo — a melting of a permafrost water pocket…

Extreme Weather July 2014 United States – Record Flames and Record Floods Across the Nation

On July 22, 2014, ABC reports record breaking flash floods in North Carolina, pounding hail in Nevada, record wildfires in central Washington, and severe weather across the Nation. Related The devastating drought in California before and after images taken from Space The California drought and climate disruption Disasters Poised to Sweep Away Development Gains Danger…

Everything you need to know about Mass Extinction, Sea Level Rise and Amplification

Wikipedia: A flood basalt is the result of a giant volcanic eruption or series of eruptions that coats large stretches of land or the ocean floor with basalt lava. Flood basalt provinces are often called traps, which derives from the characteristic stairstep morphology of many associated landscapes. Related Greenland ice sheet collapse, triggered ancient sea…

The devastating drought in California before and after images taken from Space

[twentytwenty][/twentytwenty] NASA recently published above satellite images from California, one was taken on July 2, 2011, just as the latest dry period began (Before), and the other was acquired on June 25, 2014 (After). The state is becoming increasingly less green, because of the persistent drought conditions. Also notice how the land based water drys…

The ClimateState Week in Review, #29 (July 14-20, 2014)

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_progress_bar values=”100|131 News items” bgcolor=”bar_green” title=”This week ClimateState covered 131 news items” options=”striped,animated”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]All the ClimateState coverage from week #29, 2014 on one page. Never miss out on global warming news again. July 14, 2014 ClimateState, The Week #28 in Review Obama takes on Big Oil: Will the president’s final, radical climate push be enough?…

Greenland ice sheet collapse, triggered ancient sea level rise 400,000 years ago

New evidence suggest that the longest interglacial (the time in between ice ages) – a warming period, called Marine Isotope Stage 11, more than 400,000 years ago, created nearly complete deglaciation of southern Greenland, thus contributed 4-6 meters to global sea level rise at that period. Overall se alevel rose about 6-13 meters above present…

Permafrost and the mysterious Crater/Sinkhole (Jamal, Siberia)

Evidence indicates that the Jamal sink hole (Siberia) has been caused by permafrost thaw, still under investigation. New footage (July, 18 2014) shows the crater in more detail, and Dan Miller explains the interconnections of climate change and permafrost. Anna Kurchatova: Siberia’s frozen soil — known as permafrost — contains millions of tons of methane…