Daily Archives: June 9, 2017

Lonnie and Koni: Senior Glaciologists on Climate Change


Published on Sep 14, 2015

Lonnie Thompson and Konrad Steffan are among the world’s most respected glaciologists, Steffan for his research in Greenland, and Thompson as the foremost expert on tropical glaciers.
I’ve interviewed both of them in recent months, and distilled some of their message.

Why Ted Cruz is Wrong About Climate


Published on Jan 28, 2016

Director’s cut of the “This is Not Cool” video, “How Reliable are the Satellite Temperatures?”

It’s Alive: Blooming Algae Darken Greenland Ice


Published on Jun 9, 2017

Earth’s Long-Term Warming Trend, 1880-2015

NASA.gov Video

Published on Jan 20, 2016

This visualization illustrates Earth’s long-term warming trend, showing temperature changes from 1880 to 2015 as a rolling five-year average. Orange colors represent temperatures that are warmer than the 1951-80 baseline average, and blues represent temperatures cooler than the baseline.

Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Scientific Visualization Studio

Read more: http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nas…

This video is public domain and may be downloaded at:

300k Year Old Hominids Were Using Tools. We Elected Trump. Are We Devolving?

Thom Hartmann Program

Published on Jun 9, 2017

Thom talks with a caller about the recent discovery of some very old ancestors of humans, how advanced they were, and if we are moving backwards now with our politics.

Drew Shindell: Climate Policy to Avoid Tipping Points

Climate State

Published on Jun 9, 2017

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition’s Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) published an article in Science magazine called: A climate policy pathway for near- and long-term benefits: Climate actions can advance sustainable development.

Head of the SAP, Drew Shindell, talks about why a near-term climate goal is important, the main message the article aims to convey, why governments should adopt a near-term goal, and whether reducing near-term warming can prevent climate tipping points.

A climate policy pathway for near- and long-term benefits http://science.sciencemag.org/content…

Why Trump Pulled the U.S. Out of the Paris Accord | Foreign Affairs


And What the Consequences Will Be

By Robert N. Stavins

President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement on June 1 was terribly misguided, and his justification for doing so was misleading and untruthful. As he announced in the Rose Garden that day, “The Paris climate accord is simply the latest example of Washington entering into an agreement that disadvantages the United States to the exclusive benefit of other countries, leaving American workers…and taxpayers to absorb the cost in terms of lost jobs, lower wages, shuttered factories, and vastly diminished economic production.” The reality is that leaving the accord will neither bring back jobs nor help the taxpayer, but will most certainly hurt the United States and the world.

The initial reaction from abroad was one of dismay and confusion over what the president was actually trying to say. Trump declared, without seeming to understand the terms and dynamics of the agreement, “I will withdraw from the Paris climate accord but begin negotiations to reenter either the Paris accord or an entirely new transaction on terms that are fair to the United States.” First of all, renegotiation is a nonstarter. If this was not already clear, it was made more so when within hours of the announcement world leaders rebuked the idea. British Prime Minister Theresa May, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni, among many other heads of state expressed their refusal to return to the drawing board.

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