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Friday, December 30, 2011

Jane Lubchenco, Ph D.: Predicting and Managing Extreme Weather & Climate Events

Union Agency Lecture: Jane Lubchenco, Ph D. from American Geophysical Union on Vimeo.

Ready to live on an alien planet?

"This is what we must get the public to understand—that people wouldn't intentionally leave children in a situation guaranteed to have tragic results but that's the pathway we're on," said Hansen. "We have a really sensitive climate system ... and we have only witnessed so far a fraction of the results."
As Climate Change Worsens, Scientists Feel Increasing Pressure to Speak Out

Any SciFi fans out there? Ready to live on an alien planet?
Imagine hurricanes that make it up the Missisiippii River to the twin cities?
Or one that lingers over NY City?
Hailstones the size of cars?

Colbert Mocks Limbaugh, Carlson, Doocy Over Their Global Warming Denials

Thursday, December 29, 2011

How 2011 Became a 'Mind-Boggling' Year of Extreme Weather

Watch How 2011 Became a 'Mind-Boggling' Year of Extreme Weather on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

YOU ARE HERE: The Oil Journey (Narrated by Peter Coyote)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

The anthropomorphic James Howard Kunstler and Duncan Crary discuss the "Glossary of Nowhere."

IPCC's Extreme Events Report

Annoying

We have this
Edward A. G. Schuur, a University of Florida researcher who has done extensive field work in Alaska, is worried by the changes he already sees, including the discovery that carbon buried since before the dawn of civilization is now escaping.

“To me, it’s a spine-tingling feeling, if it’s really old carbon that hasn’t been in the air for a long time, and now it’s entering the air,” Dr. Schuur said. “That’s the fingerprint of a major disruption, and we aren’t going to be able to turn it off someday.”
As Permafrost Thaws, Scientists Study the Risks

And this

And then a so called environmentalist Andrew Revkin posting garbage like this:
Methane Time Bomb in Arctic Seas – Apocalypse Not

Even the links he references in his article contradict his premise. Click on them! You will be annoyed.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Chomsky speaks about Human Destiny



As in the occupy movement and this piece:

If national commitment is unobtainable, we need to focus on actors who are prepared to provide bold leadership. We have no choice.

James Lovelock A Final Warning by Nature Video



Note: He says that systems may fail suddenly.

uh oh

In an exclusive interview with The Independent, Igor Semiletov, of the Far Eastern branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, said that he has never before witnessed the scale and force of the methane being released from beneath the Arctic seabed.

"Earlier we found torch-like structures like this but they were only tens of metres in diameter. This is the first time that we've found continuous, powerful and impressive seeping structures, more than 1,000 metres in diameter. It's amazing," Dr Semiletov said. "I was most impressed by the sheer scale and high density of the plumes. Over a relatively small area we found more than 100, but over a wider area there should be thousands of them."



Shock as retreat of Arctic sea ice releases deadly greenhouse gas

HT Global Warming Climate Change Report via facebook

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

TEDxPSU - Michael Mann - A Look Into Our Climate: Past To Present To Future

Most Important News Story of the Day/Millennium

The most important piece of news yesterday, this week, this month, and this year was a new set of statistics released yesterday by the Global Carbon Project. It showed that carbon emissions from our planet had increased 5.9 percent between 2009 and 2010. In fact, it was arguably among the most important pieces of data in the last, oh, three centuries, since according to the New York Times it represented "almost certainly the largest absolute jump in any year since the Industrial Revolution."

What it means, in climate terms, is that we've all but lost the battle to reduce the damage from global warming. The planet has already warmed about a degree Celsius; it's clearly going to go well past two degrees. It means, in political terms, that the fossil fuel industry has delayed effective action for the 12 years since the Kyoto treaty was signed. It means, in diplomatic terms, that the endless talks underway in Durban should be more important than ever -- they should be the focus of a planetary population desperate to figure out how it's going to survive the century.


The Most Important News Story of the Day/Millennium