Category Archives Environment – Global Warming

Climate trend

Outstanding work by the ABC team abcnews , storylab, the Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes to visualise climate change over time and make the global, very personal.  From top to bottom, these stripes use Bureau of Meteorology data to show how temperatures have changed in Australia since 1910. The colours indicate how much…

Power Lines

What is the argument against reason and logic? The latest UN Environment Programme (UNEP) emissions gap report suggests that unless the world begins to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions the 1.5C goal of the Paris Agreement “will slip out of reach,” The figure below, adapted from one created by CICERO’s Dr Robbie Andrews, shows emission trajectories to limit warming to…

Greenland

More of Greenland's ice melted in the summers of 2000-2019 than in the ones between 1979-1999.   Some data: Links National Snow and Ice Data Center and the obligatory other links... Five from Five 1.5 - Probably Not... IPCC Global Warming of 1.5c 8th of October Oh, yeah, There’s this… Zero Carbon – The Future Called… The Fork in the…

Factory

Consider, once again the current political discourse and *major* issues in the news. Consider the *major* policy announcements of political parties prior to an upcoming Australian Federal Election. Then take a moment to ponder this. The highest weekly average CO2 ever measured at Mauna Loa: 412.4 ppm, almost 4 ppm above same time last year. February seems on its way…

Five “The last five Septembers (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018) rank as the five warmest on record” https://t.co/WMe5rwS1CM — Terry Hughes (@ProfTerryHughes) October 17, 2018 Let's be clear September 2018 and year to date were 4th hottest on record for the globe. The 10 warmest September global land and ocean surface temperatures have occurred since 2003 The last five…

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…

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...…

Coal and Wind

Two excellent discussions on the path to zero carbon. Radio National Science Show -  The path to Zero carbon The Earth has warmed by 1 degree. 2 degrees will bring with it awful consequences. Are we on track for getting the rise under control? Join Robyn Williams and a panel of energy experts at Brisbane’s World Science Festival. What you…

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