The big chill freezes New Zealand, Arctic sea ice in the balance, the US has a warm July, the world is getting mad about fracking and some more unusual uses for solar energy. While Gareth is lost in fields of sunflowers, The Climate Show returns with Glenn and John at the helm.
News & commentary: [0:04:02]
Snow in Auckland? A lot of debate about what people actually saw.
The weather system that caused all the fuss.
A pretty picture of the snow from space.
Meanwhile… Arctic sea ice extent is tracking down to 2007 or below levels
The stats are in for the July summer heatwave in the US.
Feature interview – Josh Fox, writer/director of Gasland [0:23:12]
Gasland focuses on communities in the United States impacted by natural gas drilling and, specifically, a stimulation method known as hydraulic fracturing. The issue is heating up in New Zealand with plans to open up shale gas fields in Southland.
Debunking the skeptic, John Cook from skepticalscience.com [0:51:03]
Latest denier fad: “humans aren’t causing the rise in CO2 levels”
And a new section to SKS http://sks.to/salby
The Strawberry Tree is the public solar charger for mobile phones invented by a group of students from the University of Belgrade.
Solar Roadways received a $750,000 grant from the Federal Highway Administration to build a parking lot paved with solar panels.
To make way for two solar car ports, the University of California at Davis first needs to remove the 38 pear trees already planted in the parking lot.