Monthly Archives: September 2014

This is a storified version of Gavin Schmidt's talk on composition & CH4 feedbacks from Arctic sea ice loss with background information.

It was formed from the twitter stream #RSarctic14 from a Royal Society discussion meeting I co-organised

https://storify.com/icey_mark/dr-gavin-schmidt-speaking-a-the-royal-society-23-s

 

British Pathé News was a British institution that produced news reels and documentaries from 1910 to 1970. Their website is full of news clips of polar interest such as Shackleton’s death in 1922.

But here is something wonderful and obscure. Gambling with the Gulf Stream made in 1936!

Gambling with the Gulf Stream
© British Pathe screengrab from online preview.

In just 2 and a half minutes the voice-over explains what the Gulf Stream is, how much heat it carries (“every day it gives more heat than the world’s coal supply in 2 years“), and what would be the impact on some regional climates if its pathway was deliberately moved by geoengineering.

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