Tag Archives Anthropogenic climate change

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

Ludovico Einaudi has turned eight million voices into music, Elegy for the Arctic, specially composed to help protect the arctic. Greenpeace says: He performed this piece for the first time — in front of a magnificent surging glacier — the music echoed across the ice, a moment that will remain in our minds forever.The timing of Einaudi’s performance is not…

Cape Grim - CO2

...both metaphorically and now, perhaps literally. The Age reports on the CSIRO findings: Within the next couple of weeks, a remote part of north-western Tasmania is likely to grab headlines around the world as a major climate change marker is passed. The aptly named Cape Grim monitoring site jointly run by CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology will witness the first…

Climate

Where were you on November 11th 2015? Bob Henson [ @bhensonweather ] writing in Dr. Jeff Masters' WunderBlog just last week, makes the observation: The daily average concentration of carbon dioxide in the air that day at Hawaii’s Mauna Loa Observatory was 399.68 parts per million. On November 12 it rose to 401.64 ppm, and it’s quite possible that we’ll never see another day in…

The Sun

Apologies to Neil Hottest. On record. Policy response? Global average temperature record high for September and January–September; Separately, global oceans and global land were both highest on record for these periods of time The September average temperature across global land and ocean surfaces was 1.62°F (0.90°C) above the 20th century average&mdash. This was the highest September temperature on record, surpassing the…

Brown Coal Open Cut

In a small but significant manner, the City of Melbourne, in its City of Melbourne Clean Energy Proposal, has formally affirmed, in a unanimous vote of all eleven councillors; to not directly investing in any fossil fuel or fossil fuel aligned companies into the future. As I have said many times, #strandedassets is and will increasingly become, the primary policy issue confronting…

The Guardian kicks in to second-gear with their campaign on fossil fuel divestment. A story of hope: we launch phase II of Keep it in the Ground, our climate change campaign http://t.co/V56iefvBh4 #keepitintheground — Guardian Environment (@guardianeco) October 5, 2015

A Handy Fusion Reactor

The phrase "Stranded Assets" will occupy many policy briefings over the weeks, months and years ahead. The Geo-political implications of current energy investment are increasingly main stream, if not fundamental policy vectors. The early months of 2015 have seen significant momentum-shift in the market-drivers for genuine energy policy reform, if not profound/total re-think. Increasing evidence of large fund divestments here, here,…

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