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Video Friday: Climate, Arctic Sea Ice and Weather Whiplash

We have two videos today from Yale Climate Forum exploring the connection between Arctic ice, the jet stream and “weather whiplash.” In the first video, Rutgers University climate researcher Dr.Jennifer Francis and Dr. Jeff Masters discusses this connection in terms of the “mirror image” spring weather over much of North America between 2012 and 2013. In the second video, climatologist Dr….

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hunters and anglers discuss habitat and climate change

Video Friday: Hunters and Anglers Discuss Habitat and Climate Change

Outdoorsman speak of their own experience witnessing habitat and climate change in this video produced for the Yale Climate Forum by Peter Sinclair. “There are whole communities that are gone. They’re underwater” – Bob Marshall, Conservation Editor-at-Large, Field and Stream “I’ve had any number of people talk to me, not necessarily climate change, but about the fact that the snows come later, or…

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Permafrost

Video Friday: Permafrost – A Tipping Time Bomb

Recent research from a team of Russian scientists reports that a 1.5°C rise in global temperature is enough to melt permafrost in Siberia and throughout the Arctic. As permafrost melts it releases greenhouse gases and could likely push climate change across a tipping point beyond human control. This video from the Yale Climate Forum looks at the state of permafrost and…

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