Trends and Challenges of Global Transition to Green Economy (November 2016)

Drawing on his expertise as former Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, Achim Steiner https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Achim_Steiner Director of the Oxford Martin School, presented the trends and explored challenges of a global transition towards an inclusive green economy (November 2016). Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford ‘Towards a green economy: pathways through politics, culture and…

Expert urges Politics to Act on Climate Change (March 2017)

Climate scientist Michael Mann https://twitter.com/MichaelEMann gave testimony at hearing, titled “Climate Science: Assumptions, Policy Implications, and the Scientific Method,” was organized to “examine the scientific method and process as it relates to climate change” and “focus on the underlying science that helps inform policy decisions.” House Science Committee Hearing Pits Three Fringe Climate Deniers Against…

Expert explains Future Sea Level Rise (2017)

Eric Rignot (NASA/JPL) one of the world’s most prominent glaciologists, who is behind a landmark report revealing the unstoppable collapse of a large part of Antarctica, gave a lecture at Victoria University of Wellington in February 2017, on future sea level rise. Future sea-level rise from warming of polar ice sheets http://www.victoria.ac.nz/news/2017/02/future-sea-level-rise-from-warming-of-polar-ice-sheets This video has…

Did YouTube abruptly cut Revenue for Extreme Weather Related Content?

A new Car, tire, construction, insurance, or the latest action movie trailer are among common advertisements, among many more, when during prime time television news hours, the local anchor explains ongoing weather situations, the government announces the latest advisory, or people watch the related footage. This was true for YouTube videos too, until recently. Around…

Greenland Melt contributes to Sea Level Rise

Using satellite and field work after an extreme melt event in Greenland, a UCLA-led study finds that melt-prone areas on its ice sheet develop a remarkably efficient drainage system of stunning blue streams and rivers that carry meltwater into moulins (sinkholes) and ultimately the ocean. However, the team’s measurements at the ice’s edge show that…