Category: Climate Change

Scientists Leak Study on Global Heating Impact b4 Trump can Suppress it | Informed Comment

 

The report is concrete, careful and scarier than any horror movie you’ve ever seen. It gives upper and lower estimates, depending on whether humankind gets its act together. Given the oil-drenched buffoons now in charge, you’d want to bet on the higher and more dangerous numbers in each case.

Source: Scientists Leak Study on Global Heating Impact b4 Trump can Suppress it | Informed Comment

The cynical and dishonest denial of climate change has to end: it’s time for leadership | Gerry Hueston | Opinion | The Guardian

Absence of climate and energy policy has left Australia lagging dangerously behind, missing out on investment and facing major electricity disruptions.

Source: The cynical and dishonest denial of climate change has to end: it’s time for leadership | Gerry Hueston | Opinion | The Guardian

It’s going to Get a lot Hotter; how Hot depends on You

Richard B. Rood | (The Conversation) | – – Earth’s climate is changing rapidly. We know this from billions of …

Since 1880, after carbon dioxide emissions took off with the Industrial Revolution, the average global temperature has increased. With the help of internal variations associated with the El Niño weather pattern, we’ve already experienced months more than 1.5℃ above the average. Sustained temperatures beyond the 1℃ threshold are imminent. Each of the last three decades has been warmer than the preceding decade, as well as warmer than the entire previous century.

Source: It’s going to Get a lot Hotter; how Hot depends on You

Climate forces consolidate as coal backers rush for government help

As the Turnbull government struggles to convince internal dissenters of the need for tougher carbon reduction measures, forces on the green energy side are positioning for a renewed climate change debate in coming months.

Source: Climate forces consolidate as coal backers rush for government help

It’s way past time to speak truth to climate arguments this stupid | Lenore Taylor | Environment | The Guardian

Donald Trump’s mouth is seen on a big screen

For precious decades experts have explained, over and over, that the science of climate change is incontrovertible, the consequences of blindly sticking with fossil fuels catastrophic and the costs of inaction far higher than switching to a low-emissions economy.But these facts had no impact on the sceptics, who cling to a worldview where they find “alternative facts”, where fossil fuel power is the only path to prosperity and mounting environmental and economic evidence to the contrary is some kind of dastardly leftwing plot.

Source: It’s way past time to speak truth to climate arguments this stupid | Lenore Taylor | Environment | The Guardian

Trump Announced That The US Is Pulling Out Of The Paris Climate Deal

Trump announces the US withdrawal from the Paris climate change accord.

The president called the 2015 international agreement a “deal that punishes the United States,” but added that the US will try to negotiate “a deal that’s fair.

The only other two countries that aren’t supporting the deal are Nicaragua and Syria. https://twitter.com/axios/status/869879115981221888 

Source: Trump Announced That The US Is Pulling Out Of The Paris Climate Deal

CNN’s Van Jones and Fareed Zakaria destroy Trump’s lie that remaining in the Paris climate deal is bad for business

This is what’s happening. You have an American president who is now taking a meat ax to the only American industry that is growing. The clean energy sector in America is producing jobs —

Source: CNN’s Van Jones and Fareed Zakaria destroy Trump’s lie that remaining in the Paris climate deal is bad for business

New Zealand’s Alpine Fault reveals extreme underground heat and fluid pressure | IFLScience

How does it get so hotThere are two processes we think explain the extreme underground conditions at our drill site. An earthquake on the Alpine Fault ha

Source: New Zealand’s Alpine Fault reveals extreme underground heat and fluid pressure | IFLScience

Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet: April 2017 was second-warmest April on record

April 2017 was the second-warmest April in 137 years of modern record-keeping, according to a monthly analysis of global temperatures by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York.

Source: Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet: April 2017 was second-warmest April on record

EPA dismisses half of key board’s scientific advisers; Interior suspends more than 200 advisory panels – The Washington Post

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke “is committed to restoring trust in the Department’s decision-making,” a spokeswoman said.

Source: EPA dismisses half of key board’s scientific advisers; Interior suspends more than 200 advisory panels – The Washington Post

India to make every single car electric by 2030 in bid to tackle pollution that kills millions | The Independent

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Every car sold in India will be powered by electricity by the year 2030, according to plans unveiled by the country’s energy minister.  The move is intended to lower the cost of importing fuel and lower costs for running vehicles. “We are going to introduce electric vehicles in a very big way,” coal and mines minister Piyush Goyal said at the Confederation of Indian Industry Annual Session 2017 in New Delhi.

Source: India to make every single car electric by 2030 in bid to tackle pollution that kills millions | The Independent

For a horrible glimpse into Australia’s dark future, look to Trump’s views on coal | Ketan Joshi | Opinion | The Guardian

The ugly end of decarbonisation is being yanked in different directions by political messaging, in both the US and Australia

Source: For a horrible glimpse into Australia’s dark future, look to Trump’s views on coal | Ketan Joshi | Opinion | The Guardian

Bloomberg Editors On New Climate Website: Climate Change “Is Fundamentally An Economic Story”

Bloomberg recently announced the creation of a new website that will provide audiences with important reporting on the economic and business implications of climate change. The move comes at a time when big businesses around the world are urging governments to take action as they increasingly recognize the reality and the risk of climate change.

Source: Bloomberg Editors On New Climate Website: Climate Change “Is Fundamentally An Economic Story”

Great Barrier Reef: Severe coral bleaching hits two-thirds of reef, aerial surveys show – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Two-thirds of the Great Barrier Reef is now devastated by severe coral bleaching aerial surveys show, Queensland scientists say.

Source: Great Barrier Reef: Severe coral bleaching hits two-thirds of reef, aerial surveys show – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Trump’s Proposed Budget Would Cut Support For The Network Leading The Way In Climate Reporting

In 2016, PBS NewsHour once again surpassed its nightly news competitors in climate coverage, devoted significant airtime to a range of climate-related issues, and hosted a number of scientists. But President Donald Trump’s proposed budget would take aim at the network that has long been the nightly news leader in terms of climate co

Source: Trump’s Proposed Budget Would Cut Support For The Network Leading The Way In Climate Reporting

Al Roker Debunks EPA Head Scott Pruitt’s Stunning Denial On Human-Caused Climate Change

NBC weatherman Al Roker debunked EPA head Scott Pruitt’s false claim that carbon dioxide is not a primary contributor to global warming during an appearance on MSNBC Live, explaining that there is “no credible science or scientist” to support Pruitt’s statement.During the March 10 segment, Roker addressed Pruitt’s comments on the Marc

Source: Al Roker Debunks EPA Head Scott Pruitt’s Stunning Denial On Human-Caused Climate Change

Climate change, power and coal – » The Australian Independent Media Network

You may have noticed it’s been a bit hot lately. In fact, if you were born after 1985, you have never experienced a cooler than average month. Let’s just read that again so it really sinks in – if you were born after 1985, you have never experienced a cooler than average month. The UK…

Source: Climate change, power and coal – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Sydney weather breaks new record with summer the hottest on record – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Sydneysiders have endured their hottest summer since records began, with official data revealing records across the city were smashed during the 2016-17 season.

Source: Sydney weather breaks new record with summer the hottest on record – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Climate change: Scientists sad, frustrated as extreme weather becomes the new norm – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Bushfires, floods and heatwaves are the new standard, leading climate scientists say, but they are growing fatigued trying to convince people.

Source: Climate change: Scientists sad, frustrated as extreme weather becomes the new norm – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

What a relief that climate change doesn’t really exist

As we’ve sweltered through this terrible summer – and lately, as bushfires have raged – what a comfort it’s been to know that climate change doesn’t exist and isn’t happening.

Source: What a relief that climate change doesn’t really exist

Humans driving climate change 170 times faster than natural forces, scientists calculate – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Humans are driving the warming of the Earth 170 times faster than natural forces, according to a new mathematical formula.

Source: Humans driving climate change 170 times faster than natural forces, scientists calculate – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Abrupt Climate Change: there’s strength in the science – » The Australian Independent Media Network

By Keith Antonysen Various contrarian opinions are based on the fundamental premise of anthropogenic climate change in relation to how light interacts with radiated infrared. Seth Miller, a scientist, provides some history; and then, criteria in relation to how science matters can be rationally evaluated (1). Seth Miller uses 9 criteria to show the strength…

Source: Abrupt Climate Change: there’s strength in the science – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Government urged to heed climate change warnings after report warns of increased deaths and higher food prices | The Independent

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Pressure is building on the Government to outline how it will mitigate against the biggest risks from climate change after ministers were criticised for “burying” a report highlighting the major global warming threats to Britain.

Source: Government urged to heed climate change warnings after report warns of increased deaths and higher food prices | The Independent

Government ‘tried to bury’ its own alarming report on climate change | The Independent

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The Government has been accused of trying to bury a major report about the potential dangers of global warming to Britain – including the doubling of the deaths during heatwaves, a “significant risk” to supplies of food and the prospect of infrastructure damage from flooding. The UK Climate Change Risk Assessment Report, which by law has to be produced every five years, was published with little fanfare on the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ (Defra) website on 18 January.

Source: Government ‘tried to bury’ its own alarming report on climate change | The Independent

‘Extreme year’: 2016 declared hottest year on record as climate change builds on big El Nino

The world’s major meteorological agencies have declared 2016 to the hottest year on record – making it three new highs in as many years – as increases in greenhouse gases drove global warming.

Source: ‘Extreme year’: 2016 declared hottest year on record as climate change builds on big El Nino

Left Renewal: since when has taxing the rich and saving the planet been so controversial? | Opinion | The Guardian

We are not members of the Greens faction but it’s hard to understand the anger expressed at people who believe capitalism is a problem

Source: Left Renewal: since when has taxing the rich and saving the planet been so controversial? | Opinion | The Guardian