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X-Roads

Cross-Roads. After attending a 2016 public lecture at Lab-14 co-hosted by the Australian-German Climate and Energy College, the Climate Institute and the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, I mused [pessimistically] that 1.5 or 2 degrees no longer seemed a choice. The IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C has just been released today. In essence, zero net emissions by…

IPCC Overshoot [2018]

Tomorrow [8th of October] is not just another Monday. The 48th session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC 48) is convening from 1-5 October 2018, in Incheon, Republic of Korea. Consider the state of current general policy response to a warming planet and those that offer 'opinion' or 'identity' as a generational policy vector. We should take Hitch's…

Obama

Even if I do say so myself! August 5th 2004 - A Senator Obama addresses the Democratic Convention... I suggested he would be the next Democratic President! Here [2004] and here [2009]

Fuel for Thought

On July 11 2008, I referenced the CSIRO, Australia's leading scientific and industrial reasearch organisation, which had just published its "Fuel for Thought" paper which was a direct result of the November 2007 'Future Fuels Forum". I also referenced a as speech by John Hofmeister, then President of Shell Oil, USA, speaking about Shell's position on energy conservation and Global…

UN

70 years ago today. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1948 Dr Herbert Vere Evatt ( 'Doc') was elected President of the General Assembly of the United Nations, the only Australian to have ever held the position.   He presided over the adoption and proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the cornerstone of human rights protection throughout…

CO2

The. First. Time. Ever. Bueller? 411 Peak carbon dioxide levels surpass 411 parts per million for May Carbon dioxide levels measured at NOAA’s Mauna Loa Atmospheric Baseline Observatory exceeded 411 parts per million in May, the highest monthly average ever recorded, scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego and NOAA announced in June. Also...…

Listen very closely. Did you pick it? Google AI and engineering teams have announced Google Duplex, a new technology for conducting natural conversations to carry out “real world” tasks over the phone. Google says: The technology is directed towards completing specific tasks, such as scheduling certain types of appointments. For such tasks, the system makes the conversational experience as natural…

The Sun

Yeah, this... Links Zero Carbon – The Future Called… The Fork in the Road Shutdown Carbon Conversations 410.05 Mitigation, adaption… and suffering | Is there a choice? Water water everywhere and… nope. Yes, warmer still… 1.5 or 2 ? Take your pick! Consilience Elegy for the Arctic Cape Grim Flying Blind Hot, Hotter, Hottest… again Yes, the axis… What’s an…

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