Interview on Friday Night

Friday Night, I’ll be interviewed on the internet live show Environmental Coffee House by host Sandy Schoelles. The show (started by a concerned non-scientist interested in the environment, science and technology) discusses a variety of environmental and climate issues. I’ll be brought on to talk about increasing extreme weather events, climate change and abrupt tipping points, and environmental destruction, including the 6th mass extinction. The show will be live streamed on Facebook and has thousands of followers. Give it a watch, it’ll be a serious discussion (maybe 30-40 mins), but should be fun.


Below are some articles which may relate to what we discuss in the interview. Almost all are VERY recent articles! (First three articles are technical peer-review papers, remainder are recent news articles for non-scientist consumption).

Warm Arctic Episodes Linked to Increased Frequency of Extreme Winter Weather in the United States (Nature Communications; 2013)

The roles of aerosol direct and indirect effects in past and future climate change (Journal of Geo. Res. Atmos.; 2013)

Earth’s Energy Imbalance and Implications (Atmos. Chem. & Phys; 2011)

Gulf Stream current at its weakest in 1,600 years, studies show

Land suitable for certain California crops expected to shrink

Paris Agreement alone won’t stop Arctic ice from melting, studies contend

Land degradation pushing planet towards sixth mass extinction

Why ozone poses a challenge to food security

Researchers connect the data to show an accelerating trend for marine heatwaves in our oceans

Dahr Jamail | Thanks to Climate Disruption, Earth Is Already Losing Critical Biosphere Components

Broken records, remarkable stats made 2017 hurricane season one for the history books

Two degrees no longer seen as global warming guardrail

More science-y but still understandable for non-scientists. Presentation by Dr. Peter Carter on major threat to food production in the United States bread basket by extreme heat: YouTube Video (2017)



Author: Meteorologist Nick Humphrey

Meteorologist and geoscientist in Lincoln, NE. Seattle, WA native. Love weather, storm chasing/photography and planetary science.

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