HFCs and Methane Emissions are Growing Again

2016 presentation overview of the science and the latest findings on black carbon by Drew Shindell, Chair of the CCAC SAP and Professor of Climate Science at Duke University, and A. R. Ravishankara, Professor of Chemistry and Atmospheric Sciences at Colorado State University, who gives an overview of the latest findings on methane and HFCs.…

Methane Mitigation Opportunities

Esteemed Short-Lived Climate Pollutant (SLCP) experts, Drew Shindell (Duke University & Science Advisory Panel Chair) and Klimont Zbigniew (IIASA), present the newest knowledge on SLCP emissions, sectors, and mitigation opportunities. From the perspective of what we’ve learned since the publication of the 2011 UNEP & WMO Integrated Assessment of Black Carbon and Tropospheric Ozone, the…

CO2 May Make Earth +10-15ºC Hotter, Like Early Paleogene

A new study led by scientists at the University of Bristol has warned that unless we mitigate current levels of carbon dioxide emissions, Western Europe and New Zealand could revert to the hot tropical climate of the early Paleogene period – 56-48 million years ago. https://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2018/july/co2-levels-paleogene-period.html Read The Atlantic article here: They were strange days…

Fire tornado’s sighted in California, England, Australia Strongest tornado in California’s history

A tornado? Scary. Wildfire? Horrific. A tornado made out of fire? Just about the most terrifying thing Mother Nature can whip up. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/08/03/californias-carr-fire-may-have-unleashed-the-most-intense-fire-tornado-ever-observed-in-the-u-s California’s Viral Fire Tornado Has Scientists Searching For Answers – Fire tornados are among the rarest weather phenomena on Earth, and this vortex had the added distinction of possibly being the strongest…

The Climate State of the Holocene and Anthropocene (Rates of Change)

Supplemental of Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene Will Steffen, Johan Rockström, Katherine Richardson, Timothy M. Lenton, Carl Folke, Diana Liverman, Colin P. Summerhayes, Anthony D. Barnosky, Sarah E. Cornell, Michel Crucifix, Jonathan F. Donges, Ingo Fetzer, Steven J. Lade, Marten Scheffer, Ricarda Winkelmann, and Hans Joachim Schellnhuber PNAS August 6, 2018. 201810141;…

Climate change fuels wildfires. Here’s how

Mike Mann provides a clear explanation of the relation between climate change and current extreme weather around the world, and the imperative to reduce carbon emissions. Via https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/climate-change-is-making-wildfires-more-extreme-heres-how Domino-effect of climate events could move Earth into a ‘hothouse’ state https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/aug/06/domino-effect-of-climate-events-could-push-earth-into-a-hothouse-state Scientists Have Uncovered a Disturbing Climate Change Precedent https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/08/earths-scorching-hot-history/566762/

Die Hitzewelle in Europa und Deutschland 2018

Mehr als 45 Grad wurden in Portugal gemessen. Gleich an mehreren Orten fielen Hitzerekorde – und es soll es noch heißer werden. Mehr zum Thema dieser Sendung vom 4 August 2018 https://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/portugal-hitzerekord-101.html Wissenschaftler warnen vor Heißzeit https://tagesschau.de/inland/heisszeit-pik-101.html

Gov. Jerry Brown: We entered a New Climate & Weather Era

During a press conference with the California state’s emergency officials Governor Jerry Brown provided an update on the destructive northern California wildfires, and talked about the peculiar connections established by climate change. California wildfires roar into ‘uncharted territory,’ fueled by climate change https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/08/02/carr-fire-california-wildfires-get-worse-gov-jerry-brown-says/887646002/ Watch the full press conference recording https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLGJCisTK0c

Global Warming Affecting Summer Heat, Surprises Scientists

Scientist point to the manifestation of a persistent heat spell in many parts around the globe, this summer. Climate expert and science editor for Axios, Andrew Freedman https://twitter.com/afreedma speaks about the climate-weather teleconnections with CBSN anchor. Release via https://www.cbsnews.com/news/carbon-in-soil-dirt-making-climate-change-worse-study-says

He wrote a Story on the Worst Scenarios of Climate Change

The Uninhabitable Earth is a New York magazine article by American journalist David Wallace-Wells published on July 9, 2017. The long-form article depicts a worst-case scenario of what might happen in the future due to global warming. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Uninhabitable_Earth Release at NYMag The Uninhabitable Earth http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/07/climate-change-earth-too-hot-for-humans.html Scientists explain what New York Magazine article on “The Uninhabitable…

eBay Germany pushes plastic waste disaster Nespresso

The Guardian: The single-serve coffee maker supports growers, but also creates a lot of waste. Its story illustrates the power and limitations of corporate sustainability programs. The company’s single-serve aluminum pods create unnecessary waste. A valuable, energy-intensive resource winds up in landfills. That’s bad. Let's chat about the elephant in the room. Nespresso themselves have…

PODCAST Experts Discuss the ongoing Global Heatwave

Excerpts of a recent ‘On Point’ podcast, recorded July 26th 2018 on WBUR radio https://goo.gl/rBhTQd More context http://www.climatecentral.org/gallery/graphics/2018-global-heat-so-far #HEAT #GLOBAL Speakers Jeff Ray, meteorologist at CBS News in Dallas/Fort Worth Paolo Ruti, chief of the World Meteorological Organization’s World Weather Research Programme Jack Cushman, managing editor and reporter at Inside Climate News Rachel Licker, senior…