https://democracynow.org – At COP23, the International Energy Agency predicts U.S. oil production is expected to grow an an unparalleled rate in the coming years—even as the majority of scientists worldwide are saying countries need to cut down on fossil fuel extraction, not accelerate it. Meanwhile, a group of 15,000 scientists have come together to issue…
The evidence is overwhelming that natural gas has no net climate benefit on timescales that matters to humans. A new study found that just the methane emissions leaking from New Mexico’s gas and oil industry are equivalent to the climate impact of approximately 12 coal-fired power plants. https://thinkprogress.org/natural-gas-no-climate-benefit-b9118a087875 Natural Gas has Major Role in Climate…
Implementing Paris and the SDGs through Fuel Subsidy Reform and Taxation: Country Best Practice
13 November 2017 http://enb.iisd.org/videos/climate/unfccc-cop23-side-events/implementing-paris-and-the-sdgs-through-fuel-subsidy-reform-and-taxation
Film star and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger spoke at the COP23 UN climate conference on Sunday, November 12, 2017. Schwarzenegger held a keynote at a COP23 Presidency event on health and climate called “Health Actions for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement”. He underlined the importance of also speaking to the health issues related…
Distinguished Professor of Energy at University of California Dan Kammen, interviewed in December 2016 by Peter Sinclair. More at Will 2018 be the Year of EVs?
Will 2018 be the Year of EVs?
Richard Damania, Lead Economist of Water Global Practice, The World Bank speaks at keynote event October 2017. What are the effects of droughts and floods on firms, farms and families? They are more significant and numerous than previously known. New data reveals how increasingly erratic rainfall, poorly managed water supplies, and deepening water deficits can…
The price of offshore wind has dropped by 50% in two years in the UK – we asked the head of renewables at Scottish Power to explain what’s going on https://unearthed.greenpeace.org/2017/09/19/video-offshore-wind-suddenly-cheap-uk
Forest conservation has long been seen as a way of mitigating climate change, but across the world, natural landscapes are increasingly threatened by industrial development and urbanisation. According to the organisation Redd+, deforestation primarily in the tropical regions contributes a remarkable 10% of annual global CO2 emissions. https://unearthed.greenpeace.org/2017/11/14/forests-matter-climate-change-cop23
Unearthed accompanied scientists to the heart of the Congo Basin rainforest as they learned more about a part of the world that could have massive implications for the planet. https://unearthed.greenpeace.org/2017/11/10/congo-basin-rainforest-peatlands-simon-lewis-climate-change-carbon/
The truck has a 500-mile range on one charge even if it’s fully loaded at a gross vehicle weight of 80,000 pounds. It also comes with a million-mile guarantee on its powertrain. Musk said it will be able to maintain a speed of 65 mph while going up a 5 percent grade. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/11/17/564777998/tesla-unveils-its-electric-semi-truck-and-adds-a-roadster Music by…
At least 15 people are dead and a dozen injured after overnight downpours caused sudden and catastrophic flooding in cities outside Athens, according to Reuters. In western cities like Mandra, Nea Peramos and Megara, citizens lost homes, cars and businesses. Forecasters expect more rain tonight. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/11/16/564576504/deadly-floods-devastate-western-greek-cities Part of the footage via Understanding Climate Change https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTSzYz54q9g…
Johan Rockström from the Stockholm Resilience Centre in Sweden speaks about sustainable development goals. This talk is part of the Impacts World 2017 conference, more at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wICG8eTcchM Rockström at https://twitter.com/jrockstrom
Title: World Development within a Resilient and Stable Earth system – Only Path to the SDGs
Rupert Seidl from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (Vienna, Austria), gave this talk at the Impacts 2017 conference, titled “Climate impacts on forests: The good, the bad and the ugly.”
For the full lecture with other speakers, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7me1vjWJ60M
The ozone layer protects life on Earth from ultraviolet radiation but it is also a powerful greenhouse gas. Satellites can provide measurements of atmospheric ozone and monitor distribution changes with the seasons.
Credit: ESA/CCI Ozone and Aerosol teams/Planetary Visions
ESA video link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eg6nc_IyaZY