Daily Archives: January 7, 2014

Polar vortex hits Americans with another day of record cold

PBS NewsHour

Published on Jan 7, 2014

The polar vortex held its grip over the U.S., bringing frigid winds to places accustomed to cold winters and even sending ice and snow into the Deep South. The record negative temperatures caused some towns in Indiana to lose power and stranded train passengers near Chicago. Judy Woodruff reports.

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How freezing North Pole temperatures arrived at the U.S. – Andrew Freedman


PBS NewsHour

Published on Jan 7, 2014

The strong winds that normally keep the masses of very cold air contained near the North Pole weakened this week, allowing frigid temperatures to reach down into the United States. Judy Woodruff talks to Andrew Freedman of Climate Central about the science behind the polar vortex.

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World Food Programme faces unusual quadruple food emergency


PBS NewsHour

Published on Jan 7, 2014

The World Food Programme is fighting major food emergencies in the Central African Republic, South Sudan, Syria and the Philippines. Jeffrey Brown talks to Ertharin Cousin, executive director of the UN organization, about the great challenge of relieving hunger in inaccessible regions that have been plunged into conflict.

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The Godfather of Climate Change Denial vs. Thom Hartmann


The Big Picture RT

Published on Dec 4, 2012

Marc Morano, Climate Depot.com, joins Thom Hartmann. Every second – 2.4 million pounds of carbon pollution are being pumped into the atmosphere – warming the planet – and having disatrous effects on the environment. Is this startling statistic enough to make climate change deniers wise up to the perils of global warming?

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Arctic Snowy Owl Spotted In Florida As U.S. Becomes Frozen Tundra

MOXNEWSd0tC0M

Published on Jan 7, 2014

January 07, 2014 ABC News http://MOXNews.com

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Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

Climate Change 2013: Greenland Ice Sheet & Northern Polar Jet Stream – Peter Sinclair


newculture

Published on Jul 23, 2013

New climate change science explained by Peter Sinclair, just back from a scientific expedition to the Greenland Ice Sheet. Sinclair explains the feedback effects of melting ice, and the impacts on the northern polar jet stream and mean sea level.

Sinclair leads educators on climate science and created the Climate Denial Crock of the Week video series, which tackles myths about global warming, the greenhouse effect, and carbon dioxide pollution.

Sinclair proposes moving towards wind and solar as the key to jobs and future energy needs.

Recorded, edited, and published by Aaron Wissner of LocalFuture.org

Global Climate Change http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre130
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

2013 National Emmy Award Nominee: Melting Point Greenland

Snorre Wik

Published on Dec 21, 2012

2013 National Headliners Award First Prize Environmental Reporting:

In the summer of 2012, one of the most vital ecosystems on earth, the Greenland ice sheet, experienced a meltdown that alarmed scientists the world over. Greenland is an island encased in ice and it’s the world’s second largest ice sheet after Antarctica. That summer, ninety-seven percent of the surface ice melted. “Melting Point” is a comprehensive examination of this event. Videographer Snorre Wik shot the footage under tough conditions—hauling around 1,000 pounds of gear by helicopter, by SUV (on Greenland’s mostly dirt roads) and out on a thinning ice sheet made treacherous by the sun. Wik improvised to get the shots he needed—lying on helicopter floors to steady his camera without a gyro-stabilized mount, or holding his DSLR by hand on the dashboard of SUVs. His efforts were both breathtaking and disturbing.
Additionally, Jens Christiansson is responsible for filming the destruction of the Watson River bridge. Marco Tedesco and his team of researchers filmed the moulins and ice cap during the record meltoff.

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Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
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