A recent essay says the most pressing current scientific and political challenge is to avoid what is known as “dangerous” global warming – the point where world temperatures become irreversible.
As there’s a 25-to-30-year lag between greenhouse emissions and the full impact of their warming, current climate chaos is a result of carbon spewed in the late 1970s. The hit from more recent discharges – including China’s coal plants – is but pain yet to come.
So we’re dangerously close already.
For some of our readers, the video we posted last week of the startling loss of Arctic sea-ice as recorded by NASA this summer just wasn't enough to convince them that the planet is in serious trouble.
So here's a new NASA video showing the massive Arctic sea ice loss over the last 28 years.
Look at the difference between 2005 and 2007 alone. Startled now?
Here's new NASA satellite video showing the astounding loss of Arctic sea ice.
Here is the latest bizarre twist in our investigative series on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR).
To recap, NASA was given over $100 million in taxpayers money to build a spacecraft that would look at the energy budget of our planet from a unique perspective. Even though it is fully completed over five years ago, it is still sitting in a box at the Goddard Space Centre.
According to leading scientists in a recent paper in the esteemed journal Science, this spacecraft would dispel much existing uncertainty about the pace of climate change.
NASA released new data today showing that the high altitude regions of Greenland are melting at 150% faster than the 20 year average. The amount of snow that has melted this year over Greenland could cover the surface size of the U.S. more than twice.The ice sheet covering Greenland is a mass so big it would raise sea levels by 20 feet if it vanished.
My last posting was about my teeth-pulling exercise to get information from NASA about their bizarre decision to cancel DSCOVR.
Last year, I filed a Freedom of Information (FOIA) request to NASA for all documents relating to the decision to cancel DSCOVR. Almost a year later, I got about 80 pages of documents - mostly letters from concerned scientists about the cancellation of the mission. NASA withheld all their internal documents so I filed an appeal. Last July, I got my response: Bupkis (that’s Yiddish for goat shit).So in the interest of full disclosure, I am posting my FOIA request, all the documents from NASA, and my highly unsatisfactory appeal res