Worth Watching: BBC Video Series – Climate Wars

I’m always on the lookout for good climate change websites to see who is doing what with climate data. I found a new site for me: ClimateSite.org that gave me a link to an incredible BBC series on Climate Wars that I highly recommend.

Here’s the YouTube link to this 3 part series, shown in 18 segments of about 10 minutes each.

The BBC series is hosted by Dr. Iain Stewart, a geology professor at Plymouth University in the UK. Dr. Stewart tells the story of the scientific analysis, controversy, and discovery of this critical topic over the 1972 – 2008 period. A must see for all interested in climate change and/or effective data analysis.

You may ask, how interesting can it really be? Watching the videos, I learned a great deal, including the fact that during the Cold War, US submarines measured the depth of sea ice in the arctic region. This previously top secret data, recently declassified, is helping scientists fill in data gaps by extending the satellite data record back in time.  Here’s a link to a Accuweather.com post on Submarines and the Arctic Sea Ice Record.

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