with Peter Sinclair
Excellent, excellent talk. And although he didn’t say it, I heard overtones of “We’re F**ked” in there—-time is running out.
Enjoyed that! Thank you.
From Downunder if you can access the article
It doesn’t take training as a climate scientist to feel bad about the state of things. Anyone with any degree of science literacy at all is “feeling the weight” of climate change, as well as all the other negative things man’s presence has brought to the planet.
I empathize with climate scientists and the major dilemma they face, though—-they want to be “scientific” and not go “chicken little” on us, but they DO recognize that things look very bad and are getting worse, and that if they don’t speak out now it may be too late when they finally do.
I too would lose sleep if my life’s work made me aware that the house was burning down but I couldn’t shout “fire” in time to save it.
I know it’s pedantic but I’m really annoyed by the slide that says “Everything we love is threatened by climte change”
LOL As a charter member of P.O.O.P. (People Offended by Offended People), may I suggest that you lighten up on the pedanticism? I shook my head too when I saw the error and said to myself “…of all the places for a typo to appear, that’s a beauty”.
However, I WAS glad to see that the graphics and data in this information-filled talk seemed to be error free, and that took the sting out of the missing “a”.
Jason complained about light interference seeing projected slides, if he had angle his laptop away from the screen by about forty five degrees he could have avoided some of that.
Whatever it was a superb talk and should be an eye opener to those who have not yet grasped the importance of understanding ice sheet mechanics.
James Balog’s Extreme Ice Greenland is a must watch too as his project put many of those time laps cameras around Greenland, also Alaska, Iceland and now the Antarctic.
The spotlight was shining on the projector screen, not his laptop, and made it difficult for the audience and us to see what he was presenting, that is, when the camera operator remembered to zoom out to include them!
One scientific study that clearly informed Jason Box’s projects is:
Surface Melt-Induced Acceleration of Greenland Ice-Sheet Flow
H. Jay Zwally, Waleed Abdalati, Tom Herring, Kristine Larson, Jack Saba and Konrad Steffen (2002)
This paper can be found in the collection of important global warming and climate change papers which are complied and commented upon by David Archer and Ray Pierrehumbert in The Warming Papers .
The Zwally et. al. paper, note Figure 2 seen in the Box presentation, can be accessed here.
Another interesting ice study—from Antarctica.
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