Earth’s Largest Living Structure IS Dying

 

Earth’s Largest Living Structure IS Dying: 1 of 2 // Published on Apr 10, 2017

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is an enormous tourist attraction that pumps billions of tourism dollars each year into the economy. Very soon, this revenue that is so vital to Australia’s financial security will have to be replaced by giving tours of coal mines.

The loss of these reefs is occurring as we speak. Back-to-back record bleachings in 2017 and 2016 are massacring this vital “Amazon Forest of the Oceans”. How will fish live?
———- ———-

Earth’s Largest Living Structure IS Dying: 2 of 2 // Published on Apr 11, 2017

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is a wonder of the world. Attracting millions of tourists and pumping billions of dollars into Australia’s economy, this reef is bleaching white, becoming covered in slimy algae, and will inevitably be ground to sand. A tragedy.

I discuss the facts on the ground, or in this case on the shallow seabed.

Posted in New Video, Rapid Climate Change, Science, Tragedy, Videos | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Understanding Atmospheric Circulation, Patterns in Global Ocean Currents

Understanding Atmospheric Circulation Patterns // Published on Apr 10, 2017

I teach you how (the layperson, or not) to draw the atmospheric circulation patterns of the Earth. All you need to know is that “hot air rises”, there are 3 main cells, and moving objects north of the equator turn to the right (opposite in the south).

With this knowledge in your “toolkit”, you can better understand how the jet streams form, and how they change as the Arctic rapidly warms.
———- ———-

Patterns in Global Ocean Currents & Changes // Published on Apr 12, 2017

Draw a MAP of Earth from memory. Practice until it is somewhat recognizable. On this map, I teach you how to draw the ocean currents around the planet, including surface water flows and seafloor flows.

All you need to remember is that movement is deflected to the right in the northern hemisphere; opposite in the south. Also, that the Gulf Stream flows NE off the US east coast. Everything else flows naturally, including the location of the 5 main ocean gyres. I discuss how climate is changing these patterns.
———- ———-

Recent full length interview on Extinction Radio, with Jennifer Hynes:  ‘Extinction Radio Episode 69, 5th Apri 2017 – Dahr Jamail, Mike Silwa, Paul Beckwith.’  This is in Part Three, about one hour long.

Posted in New Video, Podcasts, Videos | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Do Jet Streams Vanish with Arctic Sea-Ice?

Dohhkhkhrkjjoj

Do Jet Streams Vanish with Arctic Sea-Ice? //  Published on Apr 6, 2017

What happens to the jet streams when we lose all Arctic sea ice and snow cover? Do they vanish? Do they still exist as a weak remnant farther north? Does the 3 cell atmospheric circulation reduce to 2 cells or even 1 cell? It would be nice knowing these things, before they actually happen in a few short years.

Posted in New Video, Videos | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Waves in Jet Streams, Violin Strings, Laser Cavities, Bridges

  

Planetary Waves & Violin String Vibrations: 1 of 2 // Published on Apr 2, 2017

Extreme weather events are happening more often around the planet, striking with ever greater severity, and lasting for longer periods of time. The root cause is that planetary waves circling the Earth are getting amplified and stuck in place.

I explain how these waves are very similar to those on vibrating violin strings, optical waveguides, and oscillating electrical circuits. This similarity greatly helps us further our understanding of jet stream behaviour as climate change accelerates.
———- ———-

Planetary Waves & Violin String Vibrations: 2 of 2 // Published on Apr 3, 2017

Planetary waves (Rossby Waves) that circle the Earth in the upper atmosphere are more commonly known as jet streams. A rapidly darkening and warming Arctic from climate change is making them slow and become wavier. When the number of peaks & troughs add up to 6, 7 or 8 the waves seem to get stuck, leading to extreme weather events.

Posted in New Video, Videos | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Halting Abrupt Climate Change: Parts Two and Three

Halting Abrupt Climate Change: Part Two // Published on Mar 24, 2017

Paul Crutzen, the Yoda of atmospheric science, played a large role in human understanding and action on ozone holes, got a Nobel Prize in 1995 and coined the phrase Anthropocene.

I attempt to explain, in layperson terms, how the science shows that we can temporarily stop abrupt climate change in its tracks, buying some time to slash fossil fuel emissions and remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere/oceans.
———- ———-

Halting Abrupt Climate Change: Part Three // Published on Mar 26, 2017

Please support my work with this easy to use Donate feature.  Does not require PayPal account.  Any dollar amount appreciated, however small.  All those twenties add up…

Posted in New Video, Videos | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

New Videos: Arctic Volcano, Earth Surface Change, Halting Climate Change

Anthropogenic Arctic Volcano Will Calm Climate [1]// Published on Mar 20, 2017

As our climate spirals hotter into new and unfamiliar territory, we are seeing enormous stresses destabilizing our weather patterns, crops, water supplies, infrastructure, global supply chains, and civilization itself.

To face our collective global climate change emergency we must deploy technologies to stabilize climate while we slash fossil fuel emissions, and remove carbon from the air and water.

I discuss how sulphur dioxide affects our climate.
———- ———-

More on Energy Balance  // Published on Mar 20, 2017

Concern for accelerated, even exponential climate change is skyrocketing. A few videos ago I discussed the story of energy changes at the Earth surface and how it affects climate change.

This topic is a bit complicated, and I felt it was worthwhile to revisit/explain it from a different angle to break the glaze that has formed in some viewers eyes:).
———- ———-

Halting Abrupt Climate Change: 1 of 3 // Published on Mar 21, 2017

Paul Crutzen, the Yoda of atmospheric science [2], played a large role in human understanding and action on ozone holes, got a Nobel Prize in 1995 and coined the phrase Anthropocene.

I attempt to explain, in layperson terms, how the science shows that we can temporarily stop abrupt climate change in its tracks, buying some time to slash fossil fuel emissions and remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere/oceans.
———- ———-

[1Anthropogenic Arctic Volcano Can Calm Climate, Jan 10, 2013, by Paul Beckwith:  ‘Rational decision making requires realistic risk assessments of alternatives. Humanity is now choosing default door A, which is no change in behavior with fossil fuel energy sourcing and a continuance of rapidly rising anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs).

‘Abrupt collapse of Arctic albedo due to collapsing terrestrial snow cover (area dropping 17.6% per decade for past three decades) and collapse of sea ice cover (area dropping 49% below 1979 to 2000 long term average) is occurring (NOAA 2012 Arctic Report Card from last week)’ .  Article continues in full, at link.
———- ———-

[2] Paul J. Crutzen:  The Engineer and the Ozone Hole,

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1995Paul J. Crutzen, Mario J. Molina, F. Sherwood Rowland.   Paul J. Crutzen – Curriculum Vitae:  The following is the curriculum vitae of Paul Josef Crutzen, born 3 December, 1933, in Amsterdam, Holland, Director at the Max-Planck-Institute for Chemistry in Mainz, Germany. He is married, with two children.’  Continues at link.

Posted in New Video, Videos | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Science under the Jackboot of Ideology

Science Under the Jackboot of Ideology // Published on Mar 17, 2017

A number of years ago I filmed a video (on this very same chairlift) on the relentless attacks on science, originating with attacks on climate science and driven by unlimited oil money and top dollar PR firms.

I could not resist revisiting this topic at the same location years later. Climate change has accelerated greatly, as have attacks on science, democracy, and decency…
———- ———-

Paul waxes extemporaneously among other things, about Cambridge Analytica.

Posted in Videos, Weather | Tagged , , | Leave a comment