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Mike Mann (Penn State), Kim Cobb (Georgia Tech), Michael Brune (Sierra Club), Andrew Freedman (Axios), connect the dots on our current summer weather and climate.

CBS News https://www.cbsnews.com/news/carbon-in-soil-dirt-making-climate-change-worse-study-says

NBC News https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news-netcast/video/nightly-news-full-broadcast-august-7th-1294277187944

Democracy Now https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Hh-jREctTo

Earth Could Spiral Into A ‘Hothouse’ State Even If We Reduce CO2 Emissions, Warns New Report https://www.inquisitr.com/5019576/earth-could-spiral-into-a-hothouse-state-even-if-we-reduce-co2-emissions-warns-new-report Read the study paper http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/07/31/1810141115

The Climate State of the Holocene and Anthropocene (Rates of Change) http://climatestate.com/2018/08/08/the-climate-state-of-the-holocene-and-anthropocene-rates-of-change

Sources

RT: Climate Change academic Professor Katherine Richardson on Paris Agreement surviving Trump's America https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xw2JoKRFTjc

Channel 4 News: Climate change: How can governments avert “Hothouse earth”? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIl27Hou92o

Tipping Elements - the Achilles Heels of the Earth System https://www.pik-potsdam.de/services/infodesk/tipping-elements

Donald Trump's Paris Exit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ulcj3gkAbLo

Lester Brown: Climate mobilization https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7jsR3yXtr8

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Sound and music by Epicstockmedia.com

Narration by Matt Prosser vomatt.com

In this 2015 talk, David Reay from the University of Edinburgh talks about Nitrogen and Red Tides, and explains how it inspired Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 The Birds film. Watch his entire lecture on Nitrogen and Climate Change https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrJ3n_8ZI4o

Blame Hitchcock's Crazed Birds on Toxic Algae https://www.livescience.com/17713-hitchcock-birds-movie-algae-toxin.html

In the summer of 1961 hundreds of birds attacked the town of Capitolo, CA. Most of the birds were sooty shearwaters, a normally non-aggressive species that rarely comes to shore. Alfred Hitchcock was a regular visitor to nearby Santa Cruz and read about this episode. He went on to direct a film—The Birds—based on the idea of hundreds of birds attacking humans. The reason for this attack remained unknown for over 25 years until it was discovered that the birds had been affected by domoic acid, a toxin produced by red algae. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitola,_California#Birds

2016 presentation overview of the science and the latest findings on black carbon by Drew Shindell, Chair of the CCAC SAP and Professor of Climate Science at Duke University, and A. R. Ravishankara, Professor of Chemistry and Atmospheric Sciences at Colorado State University, who gives an overview of the latest findings on methane.

Release via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnOCDpPPeSY

Esteemed Short-Lived Climate Pollutant (SLCP) experts, Drew Shindell (Duke University & Science Advisory Panel Chair) and Klimont Zbigniew (IIASA), present the newest knowledge on SLCP emissions, sectors, and mitigation opportunities. From the perspective of what we've learned since the publication of the 2011 UNEP & WMO Integrated Assessment of Black Carbon and Tropospheric Ozone, the experts explore trends and opportunities for enhancing mitigation of black carbon, methane, and HFCs. Watch the full 36 minutes long presentation, featuring additionally black carbon and HFCs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Jlsq0v54dE

Sources

2018 - Short-Lived Climate Pollutant (SLCP) Science Update - What have we learned since 2011? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Jlsq0v54dE

2016 - Interview with Drew Shindell on the need for a near-term climate goal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkNBRY4zyGk

2015 - Drew Shindell: The Benefits of Reducing Short-lived Climate Pollutants https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z9AQoPtcuM

A new study led by scientists at the University of Bristol has warned that unless we mitigate current levels of carbon dioxide emissions, Western Europe and New Zealand could revert to the hot tropical climate of the early Paleogene period – 56-48 million years ago. https://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2018/july/co2-levels-paleogene-period.html

Read The Atlantic article here: They were strange days at the beginning of the age of mammals. The planet was still hungover from the astonishing disappearance of its marquee superstars, the dinosaurs. Earth’s newest crater was still a smoldering system of hydrothermal vents, roiling under the Gulf of Mexico. https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/08/earths-scorching-hot-history/566762

Study: High temperatures in the terrestrial mid-latitudes during the early Palaeogene https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-018-0199-0

Further reading

PETM Weirdness http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2009/08/petm-weirdness

Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paleocene%E2%80%93Eocene_Thermal_Maximum

Sources

Animal images via https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Eocene_animals

Eocene Vertebrate Fauna and Flora in Canada's High Arctic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ue7M5UW-6Y

Roger Revelle’s 1980 Discussion of CO2 and Climate Risks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXxFrmFK6F8

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Teaser image Nick Keller https://cargocollective.com/nickbkeller/Personal-Work

Narration by Matt Prosser

A tornado? Scary. Wildfire? Horrific. A tornado made out of fire? Just about the most terrifying thing Mother Nature can whip up. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/08/03/californias-carr-fire-may-have-unleashed-the-most-intense-fire-tornado-ever-observed-in-the-u-s

California's Viral Fire Tornado Has Scientists Searching For Answers - Fire tornados are among the rarest weather phenomena on Earth, and this vortex had the added distinction of possibly being the strongest tornado-like thing in California’s history. https://earther.gizmodo.com/californias-viral-fire-tornado-has-scientists-searching-1828096118

Sources

NWS Sacramento https://twitter.com/NWSSacramento/status/1025125984465498112

Leics Fire & Rescue (England) https://twitter.com/LeicsFireRescue/status/1027218133030002692

Reuters TV (L.A. footage) https://twitter.com/ReutersTV/status/1027184151156453376

CBS Fire Whirl In Carr Fire Equal To EF-3 Tornado https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaVnUM9JWCk

Mt Arawang Fire Tornado - 18th January, 2003 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5H1eVy6O3Fo

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Fire particles
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Earth Could Spiral Into A ‘Hothouse’ State Even If We Reduce CO2 Emissions, Warns New Report https://www.inquisitr.com/5019576/earth-could-spiral-into-a-hothouse-state-even-if-we-reduce-co2-emissions-warns-new-report Read the study paper http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/07/31/1810141115

Tipping Elements - the Achilles Heels of the Earth System https://www.pik-potsdam.de/services/infodesk/tipping-elements

The Climate State of the Holocene and Anthropocene (Rates of Change) http://climatestate.com/2018/08/08/the-climate-state-of-the-holocene-and-anthropocene-rates-of-change

Additional sources

Donald Trump's Paris Exit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ulcj3gkAbLo

Rockström: The Earth System https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkXcIu1USDk

Lester Brown: Climate mobilization https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7jsR3yXtr8

High winds, high temperatures, pervasive drought. These extreme conditions are driving two enormous fires in California, and many more throughout the American West and much of Northern and Western Europe. William Brangham talks with Michael Mann of Pennsylvania State University about the ways climate change is contributing to the danger and destruction.. Via https://goo.gl/LE8qaE

Mehr als 45 Grad wurden in Portugal gemessen. Gleich an mehreren Orten fielen Hitzerekorde - und es soll es noch heißer werden. Mehr zum Thema dieser Sendung vom 4 August 2018 https://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/portugal-hitzerekord-101.html

Music:
Tristate - Yes To Life Drukverdeler & DJ Bim Polished Version https://www.beatport.com/track/yes-to-life-drukverdeler-and-dj-bim-remix/8335477

Atma - Freedom ATMA https://www.beatport.com/track/freedom-original-mix/1568061 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATMA_(electronic_musician)

Video:
Ozora 2018 footage via https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=ynfND4PTYLU

Boom 2018 festival footage via https://www.youtube.com/user/BoomWebTv

Additional footage Antaris 2018 by Climate State

Last week, Tesla loaned me a Model 3 to review for The Washington Post. Over three days, I navigated the steep learning curve to operate this iPhone with wheels, and ended up convinced it is the car of the future. Read the full review at https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2018/08/02/behind-wheel-tesla-model-its-giant-iphone-better-worse

During a press conference with the California state's emergency officials Governor Jerry Brown @JerryBrownGov provided an update on the northern California wildfires, and talked about the peculiar connections established by climate change.

California wildfires roar into 'uncharted territory,' fueled by climate change https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/08/02/carr-fire-california-wildfires-get-worse-gov-jerry-brown-says/887646002/

Watch the full press conference recording https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLGJCisTK0c

Thanks to @SenMarkey for setting the record straight on Andrew Wheeler's claim that rolling back #CleanerCar standards wouldn't affect the environment. https://twitter.com/foe_us/status/1025041076233617409 Watch the full seven min talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCBBqN15eLs

Scientist point to the manifestation of a persistent heat spell in many parts around the globe, this summer. Climate expert and science editor for Axios, Andrew Freedman https://twitter.com/afreedma speaks about the climate-weather teleconnections with CBSN anchor.

Release via https://www.cbsnews.com/news/carbon-in-soil-dirt-making-climate-change-worse-study-says

Das Jahr 2017 ist das drittwärmste je gemessene Jahr gewesen. Das zeigt der Jahresbericht der US-Klimabehörde NOAA. Der Bericht verdeutlicht drastisch, dass sich die Erde weiter erwärmt. https://www.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/publications/bulletin-of-the-american-meteorological-society-bams/state-of-the-climate

Den ganzen Artikel lesen https://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/klimawandel-133.html

The Uninhabitable Earth is a New York magazine article by American journalist David Wallace-Wells published on July 9, 2017. The long-form article depicts a worst-case scenario of what might happen in the future due to global warming. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Uninhabitable_Earth

Release at NYMag The Uninhabitable Earth http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/07/climate-change-earth-too-hot-for-humans.html

Scientists explain what New York Magazine article on “The Uninhabitable Earth” gets wrong https://climatefeedback.org/evaluation/scientists-explain-what-new-york-magazine-article-on-the-uninhabitable-earth-gets-wrong-david-wallace-wells

David Wallace-Wells & Michael Mann (November 2017) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfZbYcLxQBI

Michael Mann Responds to ‘Uninhabitable Earth’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWeLPsK9Rrk

Paul Ross https://twitter.com/paulross from http://talkradio.co.uk / https://twitter.com/talkRADIO talks with climate scientist Mike Mann https://twitter.com/MichaelEMann about the ongoing heat wave, and elaborates on security implications.

Several specific conditions are feeding the Carr fire. Afternoon temperatures have peaked in the triple digits around Redding, Calif., since early last week. On Wednesday, the high was 107 degrees. At the same time, winds that were persistent but manageable earlier in the day picked up, gusting to 21 mph. The dew point — a measure of how much moisture is in the air — dropped precipitously through Thursday afternoon until humidity was 10 percent as the temperature reached 110 degrees.

On top of that, the soil in Northern California is exceptionally dry. A hotter-than-average summer and a very dry winter have led to tinder-dry vegetation. When it ends Tuesday, this month will become Redding’s hottest July on record, with an average temperature of 86.7 degrees. The energy release component, or how much fuel is available for the fire, is at the highest it has been around Redding since at least 1979. https://goo.gl/VG9mGj

Excerpts of a recent 'On Point' podcast, recorded July 26th 2018 on WBUR radio. Listen to the full podcast (~15 mins longer) https://goo.gl/rBhTQd More context http://www.climatecentral.org/gallery/graphics/2018-global-heat-so-far

#HEAT
#GLOBAL

Speakers

Jeff Ray, meteorologist at CBS News in Dallas/Fort Worth

Paolo Ruti, chief of the World Meteorological Organization's World Weather Research Programme

Jack Cushman, managing editor and reporter at Inside Climate News

Rachel Licker, senior climate scientist with the Climate & Energy program at the Union of Concerned Scientists

Moderation

Jane Clayson On Point WBUR

Video clips

We Dont Have Time https://twitter.com/WeDontHaveTime0/status/1023667742958936066

NOAA Satellites https://twitter.com/NOAASatellites/status/1023915162439507970
ESA https://twitter.com/esa/status/1022473520469737472

New Scientist https://twitter.com/newscientist/status/1021806818106978304

Met Office https://twitter.com/metoffice/status/1023923667108077569

Climate Central https://twitter.com/ClimateCentral/status/1024054913016496129

Teaser image by Christopher Campbell https://unsplash.com/photos/i4OHxtxiMtk

A Tale of Three Continents: Record carbon dioxide growth during the 2015 El Niño, presented by Kevin Bowman (NASA). Originally presented at the Fall AGU 2017 conference on Thursday, December 14, 2017.

Release via
NASA Scientific Visualization Studio
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICL9MZHCPw4

Carbon cycle https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_cycle

The impacts of global warming are now ‘playing out in real-time’. Mike Mann (Penn State), Jennifer Francis (Rutgers), and Noah Diffenbaugh (Stanford), discuss the recent heat waves around the globe, and how it connects with the jet stream pattern, moderated by Markeya Thomas of Climate Signals.

Read the conversation summary at ClimateSignals.org https://goo.gl/dK9gku

Latest article on this subject by Mike Mann, published in The Guardian https://goo.gl/p8HfdD

Further reading: Thermogeddon: When the Earth gets too hot for humans https://barringtonstewart.wordpress.com/thermogeddon-when-the-earth-gets-too-hot-for-humans

Amplification of Rossby waves https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rossby_wave#Amplification_of_Rossby_waves

Polar amplification https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polar_amplification

Follow Climate Signals https://twitter.com/ClimateSignals
Follow Mike Mann https://twitter.com/MichaelEMann
Follow Climate Nexus on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRraw83yYP2ftDQf0bqYPag

The #CarrFire is burning a substantial California city. People have clogged the transportation arteries in flight.

Connected, feat. Terrence McKenna, composed in 2013.
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Music playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPXDKjhksdK2Izk583Wk_jUC-pL4fjGo3

A Global Warming song composed in 2013. https://soundcloud.com/spacealpha/space-alpha-global-warming

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