This might be the best video describing Arctic ice melt I’ve ever seen. It is also the scariest. The Arctic is the Earth’s air conditioner. It helps regulate temperatures around the globe in a variety of ways. Most importantly, the Arctic provides stability. Once the ice is melted, the system blows up and gets all out of wack. It impacts everything from fisheries to weather to coastal infrastructure to animal habitat. Click here to read an easy summary by WaPo for more reasons why this matters.
I’ve seen, heard, read, viewed, participated, and debated dozens and dozens of aspects of climate change. This one, this video, is one of the best explainers of how much trouble the Earth is in.
…produced by independent videographer Peter Sinclair for The Yale Forum on Climate Change & The Media explains what expert scientists now find to be the lowest extent of Arctic sea ice in recorded history.
|Spencer:||Really, Joseph? 'Nights in Rodanthe'?!|
|Joe:||For your information, Rodanthe is a coastal town and it happens to be in danger of being washed away due to climate change.|
|Spencer:||What... what does that have to do with anything?!|
|Joe:||Think of 'Nights in Rodanthe' as an important documentary!|
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Of course, I immediately thought of the press conference where you said “no comment” to a reporter’s question about global warming.
The iconic fiery fall foliage of the Yankee forest is showing up later as falls get warmer and winters milder.
Though there hasn’t been a comprehensive study of U.S. forests, the AP noted three studies which suggest New England’s autumn colors are falling victim to climate change:
- Massachusetts – leaves change three days later than they did 20 years ago in Harvard Forest, according to a retired Harvard professor’s data
- New Hampshire – Sugar maples are going dormant five days later than they did two decades ago, says data from the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest
- Vermont – Sugar maple growing season ended later than the statistical average seven years out of the last ten in the Proctor Maple Research Center
Though many trees now change into their autumn wardrobes later, the red maple may loose its brilliant blush altogether.
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