Arctic Summer Temperatures Set to Skyrocket Like “Bat out of Hell”

Originally posted on Paul Beckwith, Climate System Scientist:
Arctic Summer Temperatures to Skyrocket like a “Bat out of Hell”: Part 3 // Dec 29, 2018 Recently released by NOAA, the Arctic Report Card 2018 details profound changes underway in the Arctic from rapid temperature increases. “What happens in the Arctic does not stay in the Arctic.”…

Republican Climate Change Denial is Blinding Our Ability to Observe the Arctic

Originally posted on robertscribbler:
Denial. It’s all-too-often what happens to the powerful when they are confronted with the consequences of their own bad actions. It can best be said that denial is blindness — the willful inability to open one’s eyes to the tough reality of the world. In literature, we can see denial in…

The Arctic sea ice watch 2015

I don’t have much to contribute here except to note that Robin Westenra, whose site I’m sending you to, has been doing the real leg-work on climate collapse and NTHE. I am merely here to offer you an introduction to his work. If you’re joining late, the question is how big this year’s Arctic Sea […]

The Arctic Methane Monster’s Nasty Little Helpers: Study Finds Ancient, Methane Producing, Archaea Gorge on Tundra Melt

Originally posted on robertscribbler:
An emerging methane feedback in the Arctic. It’s something that, since last summer, I’ve been calling the Arctic Methane Monster. A beast of a thing composed of giant reserves of sea bed methane and an immense store of carbon locked away in Arctic tundra. How dangerous and vicious the monster ends…

More on Arctic methane–are we really f**ked?

Wow, this is a headline I didn’t want to read. “If we release a small portion of Arctic carbon, ‘We’re fucked’: Climatologist Yup. That’s (more or less) what  Dr. Jason Box, a widely published glaciologist, tweeted. He had been following the developments from an expedition  into the Arctic in search of data on methane releases. Scientists […]

What the Hubbert Peak means

(an old play to be mounted as a podcast soon). Nine years ago, I wrote about oil and its peak. It was during the Obama administration, and there was serious concern that we would never get past a price of $100/barrel, which means that the economies of the world would never get out of the […]

The last tour–sign on now

Back from the Tampa Fringe and my play HOW TO PARTY LIKE IT WILL NEVER BE 2029. I tried to keep things light and funny (great classic lines about Brooklyn, a minimum of insults about De Santis). Expanding with presentation software, ready to tour to… where? I had a bunch of other plays I could […]

Why we’re screwed (by 2029 if not sooner)

So I’m doing this play about climate and why global warming is going crazy. It’s at the Tampa Fringe and I have two more nights. As I remind the audience, I am not a PhD in climate related issues. But this caught my attention in April and I’ve been ruminating ever since. People deserve to […]

THE IPCC REPORT IS SUGARCOATING

In the nine years I’ve been doing this blog, I’ve quoted from Sam Carana of Arctic Methane Emergency Group a number of times. He’s been a source for climate information that can’t be found in mainstream media. I’m bringing his reporting to your attention because the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released its Sixth […]

The accelerating warming

I’m taking you to an early picture of Guy McPherson because the lecture he did seven years ago. I even did my first blog on the work of Guy McPherson as a result of this lecture. It linkS to a Youtube video of his lecture: One of the factoids that stuck with me was early […]