Sources and Resources
Arctic Sea Ice Blog: Great blog with lots of information about the breakdown of Arctic sea ice.
Senator Bernie Sanders: Senator Bernie Sanders has been on the frontlines of fighting climate change for many years. Here is the video of his climate change Town Hall meeting in Washington DC, December 2018:
Dahr Jamail: Dahr is a journalist who has been reporting about the climate emergency for some time. His excellent articles detail many of the ramifications of human caused anthropogenic climate change.
Deep Green with Derrick Jensen: Deep Green with Derrick Jensen is a collection of short videos that include excerpts from written works, full essays, and answers to specific questions.
Dougie The Abolitionist: Dougie The Abolitionist is the host of Voices of Dissent, voicesofdissent.org, which is hosted each Saturday afternoon on WIGO in Atlanta, Georgia. He also recently collaborated with Jennifer Hynes to create “Hothouse Earth | Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene [November 2018]” “Hothouse Earth is a co-production and created by eco-information activist Jennifer Hynes and host / mover and shaker Dougie The Abolitionist. Jennifer Hynes is known worldwide for her Methane Monster videos, as well as a commentator and sought-after guest about abrupt climate change and its dire consequences to humanity.”
Climate CoLab: The goal of MIT’s Climate CoLab is to “harness the collective intelligence of thousands of people from all around the world to address complex societal problems, starting with global climate change.” It is an open problem-solving platform where a growing community of over 90,000 people — including over 300 of the world’s leading experts on climate change and related fields — work on and evaluate plans to reach global climate change goals.
Climate Feedback: Climate Feedback is a worldwide network of scientists sorting fact from fiction in climate change media coverage. Their goal is to help readers know which news to trust.
Climate Lab Book: An experimental blog in ‘open source’ climate science written by climate scientists but open to anyone to see and comment. The aim is to promote collaboration through open scientific discussion and to improve understanding of the evolving climate. It also contains some very helpful and well-known “climate spirals” – animations showing the increase of temperature over time.
The Climate Reality Project: Their mission is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.
Climate Reanalyzer: Climate Reanalyzer is a platform for visualizing climate and weather datasets. You can access climate information on the site using interfaces for reanalysis and historical station data. Maps, time series, and correlation analyses can be plotted for gridded models. Station data and model time series can be exported in CSV format for use in spreadsheet software.
Doom For Dummies: Created by Gail Zawacki and named the “The Apocalypsi Library at the End of the World” and the “Universal Map Of Doom” this blog is a great resource with lots of information about doom and apocalypse, including things like ancient apocalyptic history and links to everything having to do with apocalypse-related subjects.
Earth Null School: earth.nullschool is a visualization of global weather conditions forecast by supercomputers which provides a wide range of planetary influences including temperatures, air and ocean currents, chemistry, humidity, and more. Ocean surface current estimates are updated every five days, ocean surface temperatures and anomaly from daily average (1981-2011) are updated daily, and ocean waves are updated every three hours.
Extinction Radio: Online radio program with many episodes extending back to 2015 with many contributors talking about a wide variety of topics having to do with the climate catastrophe.
Hambone Littletail/Humpty Dumpty Tribe: Hambone creates hilarious homemade videos chronicling the collapse of the environment. He can also be seen in many interviews in other resources on this page.
Harry Gibbs/Climate and Economy: Harry is the creator and maintainer of an excellent blog called Climate and Economy where he compiles weekly, and sometimes daily, a collection of the most pertinent climate and economic news from around the world.
Dr. James Hansen: Dr. Hansen is the Director of the Program on Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions program at Columbia University. He is best known for his research in climatology, his 1988 Congressional testimony on climate change that helped raise broad awareness of global warming, and his advocacy of action to avoid dangerous climate change. In recent years he has become a climate activist to mitigate the effects of climate change, on a few occasions leading to his arrest. In 2016 he headed a peer-reviewed report called “Ice Melt, Sea Level Rise and Superstorms: Evidence from Paleoclimate Data, Climate Modeling, and Modern Observations that 2°C Global Warming is Highly Dangerous” which you can read here and you can hear his video on the paper here. You can also sign up to receive email updates from him and read his blog here.
Dr. Jem Bendell: Dr. Bendell is is a Professor of Sustainability Leadership and Founder of the Institute for Leadership and Sustainability (IFLAS) at the University of Cumbria (UK). He focuses on leadership and communications for social change, as well as approaches that may help humanity face climate-induced disruption. His research paper “Deep Adaptation: A Map for Navigating Climate Tragedy” is very useful.
Jennifer Hynes: Jennifer is a “highly trained engineer in technology with an emphasis on large data migration” who connected a lot of dots and made some very popular videos about the topic of methane which you can find on YouTube: “The Arctic Methane Monster’s Rapid Rise” and “Methane Monster II – Demise of the Arctic”. Recently she also collaborated with Dougie The Abolitionist to create “Hothouse Earth | Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene [November 2018]” “Hothouse Earth is a co-production and created by eco-information activist Jennifer Hynes and host / mover and shaker Dougie The Abolitionist. Jennifer Hynes is known worldwide for her Methane Monster videos, as well as a commentator and sought-after guest about abrupt climate change and its dire consequences to humanity.”
John Compost Cossham: John has been living a low carbon lifestyle for 30 years and is an activist and educator. He is a regular contributor to Extinction Radio.
Kevin Hester: Kevin is a climate activist and one of the people maintaining that the timespan for unraveling will be faster than people expect.
Meteorologist Nick Humphrey: Nick is a meteorologist who discusses the increasing extreme weather events our world is facing in the context of abrupt climate change. Recently he has posted that his writing will transition more into the “how do we deal with this information” in addition to what’s actually happening (discussing the symptoms of climate change and the future) because he has found that writing about these topics has tended to impact him in a negative manner. For this reason, he’s included also in the “get support” section.
Nature Bats Last: One of the sources maintaining that the timeline for extinction is much faster than previously expected. Listen to their collection of interviews at their website.
Paul Beckwith: Paul is a climate scientist in Ottowa Canada, has made many videos explaining the current climate emergency and proposing a “three-legged barstool” solution.
Dr. Peter Wadhams: Dr. Wadhams is a recently retired professor of Ocean Physics, and Head of the Polar Ocean Physics Group in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, has done a lot of educating around the disappearance of sea ice including a book published in 2016 entitled “A Farewell to Ice”. Here are a number of YouTube videos with Dr. Peter Wadhams.
Radio Ecoshock: Online radio station with the latest science, authors, issues about the environment – from climate change, oceans, forests, pollution, solar storms, the economy, and peace.
Robertscribbler: is a prolific writer who is “scribbling for environmental, social, and economic justice.”
Sam Carana: “Sam Carana” is an anonymous person or collection of people who report on climate change through their blog and Facebook. Sam Carana has for years pointed at the danger that continued global warming will cause huge releases of methane from the seafloor of the Arctic Ocean, leading to abrupt climate change, and to destruction and extinction at massive scale. In addition, Sam Carana has for years pointed at the need for comprehensive and effective action to reduce the risk, and created a comprehensive climate plan which can be viewed here.
Sane Energy: A a New York-based organization working toward a sane energy future that includes shutting down fossil fuel infrastructure and building a just transition toward renewable energy. They hold regular fun events that people can participate in.
Scientists Warning: The stated mission of scientistswarning.com is the “protection and preservation of life on Earth.” They have a lot of information on the site including information about how to take action.
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC): SETAC’s mission is to “support the development of principles and practices for protection, enhancement and management of sustainable environmental quality and ecosystem integrity.” You can either join as a paid member or get a free guest account and can learn more about environmental issues as well as take part in committees or interest groups.
Torstein Viddal: Torstein is a climate activist and monitors the changes in the Arctic through his edgy and radical video series covering the demise of the Arctic sea ice and the breakdown of industrial civilization. See more at his YouTube channel.
Wit’s End Blog: Blog created by Gail Zawacki to chronicle the environmental destruction of the planet, in particular of the trees.