Tagged: Peter Sinclair

Antarctica’s melting, seas will rise: here’s why - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jun 05, 2014

How is Antarctica melting? Much faster than we hoped, according to the latest research — neatly explained in the latest Peter Sinclair This Is Not Cool video for Yale Climate Connections (formerly the Yale Forum), cunningly titled Meltwater Pulse 2b. Just how fast the West Antarctic Ice Sheet will melt, and how much East Antarctica […] … Read More

Something for the weekend: boy child birth on the way, will get feet wet - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden May 09, 2014

Odds are shortening on the imminent arrival of an El Niño, as Peter Sinclair explores in his latest video for the Yale Climate & Media Forum (see also Climate Progress), and we can expect a wild ride. Meanwhile the ice continues to melt and the oceans rise: in Wellington and Christchurch they’re planning for 1 […] … Read More

This is not cool: no slowdown in global warming - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Sep 05, 2013

Peter Sinclair’s latest video in his This Is Not Cool series for the Yale Forum on Climate Change & the Media looks at why global warming — the steady accumulation of energy in the climate system — continues, despite media buying into the denier-promulgated myth of a hiatus, pause or slowdown in warming. Sinclair’s compiled […] … Read More

Canadian megafires send smoke round the globe - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jul 11, 2013

Massive forest fires are raging beyond control in Quebec, sending huge plumes of smoke to the east. The Eastmain fire — top left in this image from NASA’s Earth Observatory — is spreading towards the east coast of James Bay, the southernmost extension of Hudson Bay, and is currently estimated to cover an area of […] … Read More

You’ll see with your own eyes - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Jul 11, 2012

An interesting piece in the Huffington Post recently reported Mohamed Nasheed, former President of the Maldives, warning the United States: “You can’t pick and choose on science.” The Maldives is one of the most threatened nations in the world from the sea level rise accompanying global warming. While he was President, Nasheed worked to make [...] … Read More

A blast from the past (if we knew now what we knew then) - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Mar 30, 2012

Peter Sinclair’s recent Climate Denial Crock of the Week is fascinating viewing. He has unearthed a video of a talk given by climate scientist Mike McCracken thirty years ago and asks him in a recent interview what he would say differently today. Very little has changed. The younger McCracken: “CO2 probably has been very high [...] … Read More