Category Archives: Basic Science

Abrupt Air Circulation Changes: Equatorial Atmospheric Super-Rotation; AGU Science Conference

Climate Risks from Equatorial Atmospheric Super-Rotation // Published on Dec 4, 2017 If we continue on the current path of high greenhouse gas emissions, we risk triggering an abrupt change in our atmospheric circulation.      As the band around … Continue reading

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Earth Tipping Elements: New Kid on the Block

Earth Tipping Elements: New Kid on the Block // Published on Nov 27, 2017 An amazing thing about the recently release US Climate Report (more discussion, last post) is the open acknowledgement in Chapter 15 that huge risks exist for our … Continue reading

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Climate Tipping Points from Cascading Feedbacks, Voices of Dissent Interview, Extinction Radio

Climate Tipping Points from Cascading Feedbacks // Published on Nov 23, 2017 From my chair, it looks like we can kiss our stable nurturing climate goodby. Humans have poked and prodded and perturbed our Earth systems to the breaking point, and … Continue reading

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Cascading Climate Consequences: US Report

This video continues from where last week’s post, Highs and Lows of US Climate Science Report, left off. Cascading Climate Consequences: US Report // Published on Nov 17, 2017 I chat about startling facts/observations from the recent US Climate Report. My … Continue reading

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Highs and Lows of US Climate Science Report

Highs and Lows of US Climate Science Report // Published on Nov 11, 2017 In this video I chat on highlights and lowlights of the recent US Climate Science Report.   Recent discussion by Paul, here, “Yet Another Climate Report“, from … Continue reading

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Yet Another Climate Report ~Pesticides, Insects, Agriculture

Yet Another Climate Report // Published on Nov 4, 2017 A new and extensive “Climate Science Special Report” NCA4 (National Climate Assessment 4) was released in the US; a product of multiple agencies. I discuss the contents of this report, by … Continue reading

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Arctic Sea-Ice is much THINNER Than we Thought

Arctic Sea-Ice is much THINNER Than we Thought // Published on Oct 27, 2017 The thickness, and thus volume of remaining Arctic sea-ice is much less than we think. In late winter, what we thought was 3 ft thick ice … Continue reading

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People Manage To Kill Three-Quarters Of Flying Insects In Only 27 Years

People Manage To Kill Three-Quarters Of Flying Insects In Only 27 Years: Part A // Oct 23, 2017 Humans have always excelled at killing things.  No species does it better than us. Technological advancement is fastest in development of more … Continue reading

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