Ice-Breaking Apocalypse

November 26, 2017   Background Once again a study, in this case ice-breaking, has the scientific community in emergency mode. It turns out that two of the largest glaciers in Antarctica may actually trigger the disintegration of the entire West Antarctic ice sheet in a mere 20 to 50 years. … Continue reading

Climate Science Special Report – 2017

November 4, 2017 Here is a classic case of bipolar behavior. The Trump Administration withdrew from COP21 on the belief that it hurts the economic interests of the United States. Today however, over a dozen agencies of the very same government jointly released the congressionally mandated Climate Science Special Report. … Continue reading

Highest Concentrations of CO2 and Methane

October 31, 2017 The World Metereological Organization (WMO) has issued a report. Essentially it says that CO2 average levels in 2016 reached 403.3 parts per million, and methane emissions have spiked. All told, if present trends continue, the optimistic targets reached at COP21 simply will not be met. The technology to do … Continue reading

2016 Third Consecutive Year of Record Global Warmth

August 10, 2017 The National Centers for Environmental Information of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released an international report detailing the following dismaying facts: Greenhouse gases highest on record. Global surface temperature highest on record. Global lower tropospheric (the troposphere is the area just above the Earth’s surface) … Continue reading

Study: Extreme Weather to Kill 152,000 Europeans a Year by 2100

August 5, 2017 A study in The Lancelet Planetary Health journal found that weather disasters could kill as many as 152,000 Europeans a year if greenhouse gas emissions and extreme weather events are not controlled. The study covers the 28 countries of the European Union plus Iceland, Norway and Switzerland.

Anthropomorphic Climate Change Warning in 1912

June 9, 2017 Yes indeed. This 1912 (the age of coal-fired Dreadnought class battleships, railroads and factories, few horseless carriages and no airplanes) Popular Mechanics article accurately described anthropomorphic climate change and warned us of its consequences. No one listened, no one cared, and here we are, rushing to the … Continue reading

Reneging the Paris Climate Agreement

June 4, 2017 On June 1, 2017, as expected, President Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement based on his conclusion that it would “undermine our economy, hamstring our workers, weaken our sovereignty … and put us at a permanent disadvantage to the … Continue reading

Decarbonization Plan for 2050

A 2014 report (external link in English, large .pdf file, 218 pages) prepared by teams of energy experts from the world’s 15 largest economies under the auspices of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), a global initiative for the United … Continue reading

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