Category Archives Climate Change

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…

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...…

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…

Global temp Anomalies

Global #temperatures in 2017 among the hottest in recorded history. Climate links show US Government " Not Found"  #Shutdown Thank you and goodnight... https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/time-series/global/globe/land_ocean/12/12/1880-2017    

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…

Keeling 1700

Perspective. My father would have been 102 years old on the 25th of April [Born 1916] The Scripps CO2 measurements at Mauna Loa showed 410.05 parts per million on that same day. 410.05 This is a threshold last experienced on earth many, many millions of years ago. Records show that more than 10 generations of my family up to about…

Mitigation, adaptation … and suffering. And climate change as a “clear and present danger to civilization.

Lonnie G. Thompson
Drought

Earlier this year, a World Bank report found that water scarcity, exacerbated by climate change, could hinder economic growth, spur migration, and spark conflict. [Ya think?] However, most countries can neutralize the adverse impacts of water scarcity by taking action to allocate and use water resources more efficiently. Among the findings, key items include: Water scarcity, exacerbated by climate change,…

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