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The rest / Re: Animation project on sea ice collapse
« on: November 07, 2020, 11:45:41 AM »

The rest / Animation project on sea ice collapse
« on: October 29, 2020, 05:27:30 PM »
I had just began learning to play "The sunken cathedral" by Debussy, when the idea for an animation appeared out of nowhere in my head.

The script is very simple: sea ice, sunken cathedral beneath the ice, ice melts, methane accumulates on the top of the cathedral, a whale breathes methane and dies, sea floor destabilizes, cathedral implodes, current sweeps the silt and reveals lots of human bones and life goes on.

On text it's not very pretty, but with the images and music it will be very poetic.

I will posting the work in progress here.

Consequences / Re: Climate change, the ocean, agriculture, and FOOD
« on: October 14, 2019, 10:41:47 PM »
I consider crop failures the main near term threat caused by the melting of the arctic and the most surreal thing is that the people that agree with me are the "Grand solar minimum" crowd.

You couldn't make this up.

Arctic sea ice / Re: When will the Arctic Go Ice Free?
« on: July 13, 2019, 01:54:58 AM »
     In recent interview Peter Wadhams threw out a concept I hadn't heard before.  With continued loss of ASI there could be a tipping point where polar jet stream doesn't just weaken and wobble, but just goes away completely.  I don't know if that is at all realistic, but if it did happen it would seem to be like Jennifer Francis thesis on steroids, with potential drastic changes in weather patterns, or just weather chaos until new patterns emerged.  I guess there's always a pattern, but if there was a complete loss of polar jet stream steering of weather systems that just seems like crazy town.
Hi Glen, I'd like to read/listen to this interview. Do you perhaps have a link?

I am not sure if Glen was referring to this interview I did, but he did consider the possibility of the jetstream going away. I used a few minutes of this interview in a doc about Lake Tanganyika.

Arctic sea ice / Re: When will the Arctic Go Ice Free?
« on: July 11, 2019, 12:34:51 AM »
A Disney film about a polar bear cub that lost its mother while the ice was melting and was adopted by a beluga whale will have more impact than a BOE.

Unless there are serious immediate consequences in the lives of several millions of people, the BOE will be just an extra degree in the boiling pan with frog at the bottom.

The BOE is a psychological milestone mostly for people that follow the arctic. Even for people that are concerned with climate change, it's just another piece of terrible news, that are becoming more and more common.

Arctic sea ice / Re: When will the Arctic Go Ice Free?
« on: June 18, 2019, 11:25:26 PM »
Well, here is a scientist who votes for 2022:

I talked with Peter Wadhams last year and he also described a similar scenario, both for the timing of the BOE and for the effects on weather patterns.

I did this interview for a doc about Lake Tanganyika, so part of the interview focuses on the effects in Africa.

Consequences / Re: Climate change, the ocean, agriculture, and FOOD
« on: June 17, 2019, 06:35:23 PM »
Has any research been done on how climate patterns will change after there's no ice in the arctic during summer or all year round?

The rest / Re: Arctic Café
« on: December 19, 2018, 03:13:29 PM »
I did an interview with prof. Peter Wadhams for a doc series I am working on about Lake Tanganyika and I am only using a few excerpts. He did find it strange that I wanted his input on the fate of Lake Tanganyika :) but the interview is of course mainly about the arctic.

Here's the full interview:

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