Category Archives: Basic Science

Surprising Effects: Glacier Melt, Mayhem Down Under, Argentina Heat, Tasmanian Fires, Land vs. Water Temps

Non-Intuitive Consequences of Rapid Melt in Greenland and Antarctica: 1 of 2 // Feb 8, 2019 Glaciers on Greenland and Antarctica are rapidly melting due to Abrupt Climate Change, and melt rates are doubling with a period of roughly 7 … Continue reading

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Antarctica Needs a Dentist

  Thwaites Glacier. Credit: NASA/OIB/Jeremy Harbeck Huge Cavity Melted Out in Antarctic Glacier: Part 1 of 2 // Feb 4, 2019 A huge cavity–4 km wide by 10 km long by 300 meters high–has melted at the glacier base in … Continue reading

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Christmas Tipping Points or Just Cascading Feedbacks, Destabilizing Systems?

   Cascading Feedbacks Destabilizing Our Climate System: 2 of 2 // Dec 23, 2018 One global truth: the only constant is change. In the case of the climate system, this change is massive far-reaching abrupt change, highly nonlinear, much faster … Continue reading

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Plethora of Dire Climate Reports, Interview on Climate Matters TV

With Shackleton the Cat A Plethora of Dire Climate Reports: 1 of 2 // Nov 30, 2018 For ages, I’ve been screaming from rooftops, clad in sandwich-boards, on the urgency of declaring a global climate emergency.  Some city’s and groups … Continue reading

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Abrupt Climate Change Will Rapidly Blow Past 1.5C and 2C

Abrupt Climate Change Will Rapidly Blow Past 1.5C and 2C // Oct 10, 2018 As I filmed today, yet another massive hurricane has just come ashore in Florida’s panhandle. Hurricane Michael, at 155 mph (1 mph shy of Cat. 5) … Continue reading

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What Happens In The Arctic, Does NOT Stay In The Arctic

  What Happens In The Arctic, Does NOT Stay In The Arctic // Published on May 11, 2018 The Arctic is NOT like Las Vegas.  What happens there, specifically the rapid darkening due to loss of sea-ice and snow cover is … Continue reading

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Methane Venting Over Arctic Sea Ice — OSFAS Lecture, WBAI Live

Methane Venting Into Air Over Arctic Sea Ice // Published on Apr 27, 2018 Humanity, we have a problem.  We are venting methane into the Arctic. Why?  How much?  How fast? What does it mean for abrupt climate change? What does it mean for … Continue reading

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Everything that You Wanted to Know about Jet Streams but Were Afraid to Ask

Everything that You Wanted to Know about Jet Streams but Were Afraid to Ask // Published on Feb 6, 2018 Why does the jet stream exist? How does if form? What controls it’s location and behaviour (latitude, length and amplitude … Continue reading

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Hot Humid Wedge Slices Through Dark Frigid Arctic

Hot Humid Wedge Slices Through Dark Frigid Arctic // Published on Feb 2, 2018 A large mass of warm humid air from the North Atlantic is driving a wedge (ridge of the jet-stream) into the 24-hour darkness of the Arctic … Continue reading

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