Dear Mainstream Media,
Does the phrase "Biggest Story of the Millennium" mean anything to you?
Let's play word association. For instance, if I say, "trees", you might say....
C'mon guys. I can't do this all by myself.
ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN devoted 74 full segments to flooding in the Midwest, but only one—on CBS Evening News—alluded to the fact that heavy downpours have increased (one percent of coverage).
The website got a new design/layout and the scope is now on video streaming! Plus there is soon a Magazine too!
Feel free to browse this collection of climate related movies, maybe the biggest video platform dedicated to Climate Change. You can submit content, comment and share video links.
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Warming Up to Scott:
A First Glance at Controls on Glaciers
Richard B. Alley
We know that warming melts ice. And, we’ll be visiting many places where the geology tells us that ice is melting. Can we blame it on warming? With high confidence, yes.
Scott had it backward in 1905, Ewing and Donn were similarly confused at the other pole in 1956, and a few people today continue to stand on their heads to read their thermometers.
Scientist statements on recent Arctic Methane science.
Featuring: James Hansen (NASA), Natalia Shakhova (University Alaska Fairbanks), Michael Mann (University of Pennsylvania) and David Wasdell about the threat of Arctic Methane emissions and latest observations.
You don't want to push the system past those kind of tipping points because, if we do, we leave a situation for our children and grandchildren that will be out of their control. They won't be able to stop it.
This post is the second in the climate tipping points series. Part one is here. Before getting into some of the other tipping points, I want to mention an excellent new paper, …
See the video above for a play-by-play of Hurricane Sandy, and at the end, a telling anecdote from increasingly horrified former Republican congressman Joe Scarborough.
The world’s largest insurers are tallying the costs of climate inaction, and the numbers are staggering.
Swiss Re announced recently that total economic losses in 2012 from “natural catastrophes and man-made disasters” -- primarily weather events -- should reach roughly $140 billion.
Interview with James Hansen (NASA Goddard Institute) recorded at the UN University G8 symposium on innovation and climate change held 4th July, 2008 Tokyo.
Wikipedia: Carbon Tax
Frontline: Climate of Doubt
Answering Climate Change Skeptics, Naomi Oreskes
Test trial convicts fossil fuel bosses of ‘ecocide’
Top lawyers put fossil fuel bosses on trial in the UK’s supreme court in a mock case to explore if ecocide – environmental destruction – could join genocide as a global crime
Climate: Arctic Thermostat Blows Up
The Arctic thermostat for the world is broken, with record heat & emissions in 2012. Four speakers from Arctic Methane Emergency group film: Peter Wadhams, James Hansen, Natalia Shakhova, and David Wasdell. Plus interview with AMEG member Paul Beckwith from University of Ottawa. How polar ice-melt derails climate of Northern Hemisphere, heading for uncontrollable heating. Radio Ecoshock 121219.
Just published on the Yale Forum on Climate Change & the Media.
I talked to a whole lot of scientists at this year's American Geophysical Union Conference, and a number of them took time for interviews. I'll be building videos around these in the coming year, but for now, here is a sampling of perspectives on what we know now, and what we're looking for in 2013.
Despite some unevenness, bumps along the way, and a few major problems that need to be ironed out, Germany's energy transformation continues, driven by a deceptively simple policy that has proven to be the most effective driver of renewable energy transformation worldwide.
On Friday, Germany's Manager Magazine reported preliminary figures for the German power sector, revealing that Germany exported more electricity in the first 3 quarters of 2012 than ever before.
Award winning conservation biologist and professor emeritus Guy MacPherson visits GCC and delivers his presentation “The Twin Sides of the Fossil-Fuel Coin: Developing Durable Living Arrangements in Light of Climate Change and Energy Decline.” rec. 11/28/12
THE world is on the cusp of a “tipping point” into dangerous climate change, according to new data gathered by scientists measuring methane leaking from the Arctic permafrost and a report presented to the United Nations on Tuesday.
“The permafrost carbon feedback is irreversible on human time scales,” says the report, Policy Implications of Warming Permafrost. “Overall, these observations indicate that large-scale thawing of permafrost may already have started.”