When it comes to climate impacts, according to Murdoch we just have to move a bit inland and the worst is a temperature rise of 3 degree and a modest sea level rise of six inches. However, according to the IPCC (representing the best science the world has to offer) we are on track to a 4 degree temperature rise with broad disastrous consequences, disrupting everyday life for many, outlined for instance here or here. He also claims that we cannot do anything about it.
If the temperature rises 3C in 100 years, ”at the very most one of those [degrees] would be man-made,” he said. ”If the sea level rises six inches, that’s a big deal in the world, the Maldives might disappear or something, but OK, we can’t mitigate that, we can’t stop it, we have to stop building vast houses on seashores.
A spot on analysis of Murdoch’s interview can be found here https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2014/jul/14/rupert-murdoch-doesnt-understand-climate-basics
@KatyTurNBC speaks with @MichaelEMann and @LtGrusselHonore about this week's extreme weather events, climate change, and the consequences of science denial—all on the eve of the 15th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
December 10, 1985 - A group of senators and scientists today called for national and international action to avert a predicted warming of the earth's climate resulting from a buildup of carbon dioxide and other man-made gases in the atmosphere.
Article slide on California fires https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/science-people-stoking-brew-makes-california-burn-72489748
Natural gas introduction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o50Tu0M26Js
At the end of the last ice age, geological fingerprints recorded in ocean sediments suggests glacier retreat of 50 meters a day, 18 km a year. For comparison the fastest retreating glaciers in Antarctica today are the Pope, and the Smith glacier system, retreating about 2.9 km a year. http://climatestate.com/2020/08/03/geological-fingerprint-suggest-rapid-glacier-retreat/
Significant changes have taken place on Denman Glacier and Shackleton Ice Shelf. The floating section of the glacier experiences vigorous ice melt in contact with the ocean, which suggests the presence of Circumpolar Deep Water. However, there is no historical oceanographic data near the glacier. http://climatestate.com/2020/08/01/the-denman-glacier-and-shackleton-ice-shelf/
A new study suggests that the East Antarctica Ice Sheet in the Wilkes Basin may have completely disappeared around 400,000 years ago. Currently the Wilkes Basin is only hold back by the Cook, Mertz, and the Ninnis glacier - the Cook Glacier shelf has already collapsed. There is also the Totten Glacier farther to the east, part of the Aurora Basin, also prone to warmer water at the grounding line, though the topography is not favorable for rapid retreat in this case. Nevertheless, observations remain scarce, and the Wilkes Basin ice sheet may be the real elephant in the room. http://climatestate.com/2020/07/27/the-east-antarctic-doomsday-glaciers-|-earth-under-water/
First uploaded September 5th, 2018, now again accessible to the YouTube audience. For sources visit http://climatestate.com/2018/09/05/climate-change-is-an-existential-threat-to-civilisation
Eric Rignot speaks October 7th, 2019 at The Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering, gives an deglaciation update status on the state of the cryosphere.
Watch the full presentation 31 minutes in length, at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBJbpoKWo9g
GOES-West “Eyes” Hurricane Douglas in the Pacific https://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/content/goes-west-“eyes”-hurricane-douglas-pacific
July 24, 2020 – NASA Sees Compact Douglas Strengthening to a Major Hurricane https://blogs.nasa.gov/hurricanes/2020/07/24/douglas-eastern-pacific-ocean-4/
Andrew Thurber, Oregon State University on his research on methane seeps, and his studies on Cinder Cones in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. Sources http://climatestate.com/2020/07/23/marine-methane-seep-discovery-in-antarctica/
More than one million people have been marooned in Nepal, Bangladesh and India as overflowing rivers wreak havoc. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/07/monsoon-floods-landslides-ravage-south-asia-221-dead-200717102403512.html Related Bangladesh struggles to aid cyclone-stricken communities https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zsgBPtdbpU Red Alerts in China as Floods Maroon Equipment to Fight Coronavirus https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2020-07-17/chinas-wuhan-declares-red-alert-as-floods-disrupt-supply-chains
Spoiler, Trump has nothing to offer. The climate initiatives follow the unveiling of lengthy policy recommendations from joint task forces created by Biden and his onetime primary rival, the progressive Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. https://www.npr.org/2020/07/14/890814007/biden-outlines-2-trillion-climate-plan
The Climate Tsunami is a home-brewed deep dive into where we are with Climate Heating and where it might be taking us. The Climate Tsunami is a local, personal, independent production, following three years research, no celebrity interviews, no flying.
For more from Denis Postle visit https://vimeo.com/user1576172
The first time we shared this video was waaaay back in around 2010, but who cares at this point anyway? http://climatestate.com/2013/05/02/discovery-channel-global-warming-what-you-need-to-know-with-tom-brokaw-2/
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Miami, New Orleans and New York City completely under water it's a very real possibility if sea levels continue to rise. In Earth Under Water we'll see these events unfold as leading experts forecast how mankind will be impacted if global warming continues. They'll break down the science behind these predictions and explore ways humanity could adapt, including engineering vast dams near San Francisco, or building floating cities outside of New York. http://climatestate.com/2013/08/09/earth-under-water-worldwide-flooding-global-warming-national-geographic-documentary
Things are pretty dire right now. We know we need to rapidly make some drastic changes - and Stanford researchers have come up with a master plan. Look-up your own country according to the plan https://thesolutionsproject.org Read more http://climatestate.com/2020/01/01/the-most-ambitious-plan-of-the-human-race/
A Never-Before-Seen Event Is Collapsing an Ice Sheet in the Russian Arctic
Some scientists believe that in order to safeguard humanity's future, we need to leave Earth and colonize another planet. How we could build a Mars base today. Do we have to consider a Mars or Moon base, and could we do it in time?
Real Martians: How to Protect Astronauts from Space Radiation on Mars https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/real-martians-how-to-protect-astronauts-from-space-radiation-on-mars
If you followed CLIMATE STATE over the years you may be aware that we posted some related content to space colonization before. It seems perverted to explore space colonization only for means to secure our, and other species, yet this is the next logical step to advance our civilization, and maybe we will learn something important along the way.
Space exploration, people living in a colony, their stories and ideas, may also make our society more aware to the fragility of Earth.
President Kennedy's Speech at Rice University https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZyRbnpGyzQ
President Kennedy Challenges NASA to Go to the Moon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmN1wO_24Ao
Isaac Asimov on Space Stations (1973) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQEtPLMvKUs
Isaac Asimov, Small Steps Giant Strides (1973) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeaTYlKPo_k
Stephen Hawking's Stark Warning for Humans to Leave Earth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoR2lWyngFk
NASA 1970's Documentary - The Universe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZHeEJGtQ-I
SPACEX Making Humans a Multiplanetary Species https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7Uyfqi_TE8
Why Don’t We Have a Mars Colony Yet? Blame Nixon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wm9MYU3SwBA
Is Space Colonization Our Moral Obligation? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQXF3PnSROk
Mars Declaration from 1988 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCJWtM2RGuE
Space In The 70's - 1971 NASA Educational Documentary - WDTVLIVE42 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIDVYUHVdKc
NASA THE KNOWLEDGE BANK SPACE IN THE 1970s SOLAR RESEARCH 45..
Hurricane Dorian https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Dorian
Study: The increasing intensity of the strongest tropical cyclones https://www.nature.com/articles/nature07234 Tweet https://twitter.com/MichaelEMann/status/1170142507684040704
Stalling Storms a Climate Trend? https://climatecrocks.com/2019/09/03/stalling-storms-a-climate-trend/ Tweet https://twitter.com/PeterWSinclair/status/1169054273143001089
Sam Lillo Recon data https://twitter.com/splillo/status/1169398977776803840
Michael Armstrong USCG Bahamas video https://twitter.com/KOCOMichael/status/1169359084971319298
Philip Klotzbach factsheet on Dorian https://twitter.com/philklotzbach/status/1170158312874110976
Returning home to Barbuda a year after Irma’s annihilation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7mwreC5bCg
Satellite images show the devastation Hurricane Dorian caused in the Bahamas https://edition.cnn.com/2019/09/06/us/hurricane-dorian-before-after-satellite-trnd/index.html
Abaco Islands https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abaco_Islands
The Day After Hurricane Michael TOP 5 Aerial Scenes https://vimeo.com/355836553
Aerial View of Barbuda - Survivors tell Irma Story https://vimeo.com/355278845
Teaser image TERRAN KNOWLES/OUR NEWS BAHAMAS