This is a basic primer on the components of Earth’s climate and how and why they are important. It is aimed primarily at people who are relatively new to the subject and who wish to find out more. Reading a lot of media coverage (and associated comments) with respect to the recently-released IPCC’s AR5 Summary…Details
It’s that time of year, the perennial “It’s snowing so it can’t be warming” season – or, as scientists call it, “winter”. Depends on where you’re standing, actually — I stood on a frozen lake with Dr. Jeff Masters to discuss the current planetary changes, but at the same time, in Alaska, historic warm temperatures…Details
Published January 2014: The chilling weather phenomenon that hit much of the U.S. in January is explained by scientist Eric Fetzer using data from NASA’s AIRS instrument.
Paul Beckwith, discusses the severity and extent of the North American deep freeze and how it results from fractured jet streams due to climate change.
From researching the pace of Alaskan glacier melt to how changes in Arctic sea ice affect our weather, climate scientists go to some of the most remote areas on Earth to help us understand our environment. The Juneau Icefield Research Program (JIRP) brings scientists and students together annually to study glaciers. Jeff Barbee reports on…Details
Image credit: Google Earth (before image), California Department of Water Resources (after image). Chris Dolce (Weather Channel): Mountain snowfall plays a big role in the water supply for California, particularly in the Sierra Nevada. California’s reservoirs are severely depleted due to the ongoing widespread drought conditions in the state. As of Jan. 21, 2014, 67…Details
Published on Jul 25, 2012: In the 1970s, a mysterious and deadly illness began infecting children in a small town in Connecticut. Today it’s a global epidemic. A real-life thriller, this shocking festival hit exposes the controversy surrounding chronic Lyme disease. Following the stories of individuals fighting for their lives, director Andy Abrahams Wilson reveals with…Details
Jan 3, 2011 by The Nation: The scientific community has long agreed that our dependence on fossil fuels inflicts massive damage on the environment and our health, while warming the globe in the process. But beyond the damage these fuels cause to us now, what will happen when the world’s supply of oil runs out?…Details
Margaret Thatcher was the first world leader to even mention global warming and to take it seriously.
Feb 24, 2010 by Avonaco76: Native American Elders speak about life, learning, common sense and spirituality. Featuring Iroquois Elder Oren R. Lyons. 7th Generation is about Vision. It’s about leadership looking ahead, it’s about responsibility. Seven Generations reminds you have responsibility for the generations that are coming. Seven generations ahead or over 150 years from…Details
Oct 15, 2013 by ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies http://www.youtube.com/user/CoralCoE/videos Presentation given at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies 2013 Symposium: Coral Reefs in the 21st Century ~ James Cook University, in Townsville Australia by Professor Ove Hoegh Guldberg (21mins Lecture) Global Change Institute University of Queensland,…Details
Oct 15, 2013 by The ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies undertakes world-best integrated research for sustainable use and management of coral reefs. http://www.youtube.com/user/CoralCoE/videos & http://www.coralcoe.org.au/ Presentation given at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies 2013 evening Forum: Coral Reefs in the 21st Century Research Fellow at James Cook University…Details