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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…

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…

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…

The Future Called

In Energy Research & Social Science, John Wiseman  from the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute provides a visit from the future. From the abstract: Looking back from 2050, this article is written in the form of a fictional speech reflecting on the impressive progress made by 2050 towards achieving the global goal of zero net emissions. The speaker also highlights the severe and…

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    

Tesla Semi

The announcement by Elon Musk of his proposed electric semi-truck and new roadster almost broke the internet last week. Perhaps missed in the hype, cheering and very loud music accompanying a very, very, very fast red car, was a small, but potentially profound announcement about the truck "mega-chargers" and the flat-priced provision for charging these trucks. Innovations in this sector…

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…

Solar Energy

A small milestone. As the sun rose this morning, our household solar power system generated its Thirtieth MegaWatt since being installed just on four years ago. The irony is not lost on me, watching my energy consumption fall, but a power bill rise... This also comes at a time when the Australia Institute [ @TheAusInstitute ] has released a report Electricity Costs, which finds…

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