Nothing less than a ‘space race’ approach to saving the planet

By Christopher Grainger via TheConversation: In the late 1960s a good chunk of the world’s brightest minds and fanciest labs were devoted to one thing: space exploration. When NASA’s funding peaked in 1966 the organisation employed 400,000 people and consumed more than 4% of the US federal budget. Three years later, after less than a decade of serious…

How the benefits of climate action may outweigh the costs

For two economists, the probability of true catastrophe due to human-caused global warming prompted them to write “Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet,” which examines looming dangers and possible solutions. Economics correspondent Paul Solman takes a look at how we might weigh the costs and benefits of taking serious action to prevent…

Research Confirms ExxonMobil and Koch funded Climate Denial

 Unearthing America’s Deep Network of Climate Change Deniers A new study attempts the first tally of those driving the peculiarly American strain of climate change denial. Bloomberg: The American public has turned away from outright denial of climate change. Sixty-three percent of adults describe the problem as “serious” in the latest opinion poll from the Washington Post and ABC News, a…

Kevin Anderson – Delivering on 2°C: evolution or revolution?

With fourteen of the fifteen warmest years on record having occurred since the year 2000; with oceans both warming and acidifying; and with unequivocal scientific evidence that burning fossil fuels is the principal cause – what can we do to rapidly reduce emissions? This lecture will revisit the mitigation agenda in light of the IPCC’s…

Research links abrupt paleoclimatic change to possible methane hydrate destabilization

Using a core sample from the Santa Barbara Basin, UCSB researchers decipher the history of paleoclimate change with surprising results By Julie Cohen (UCSB): Global climate change isn’t new — the phenomenon has been around for millions of years. But now, a core from the ocean floor in the Santa Barbara Basin provides a remarkable…

Koch Puppet Alex Jones Exposed

Alex Jones, i first posted about him back in 2011, when he hosted Monckton. Apparently over the years it became clear that he is just echoing talking points from the Koch Brothers denial machine. Earlier this year the blogger Timothy Fitzpatrick summarized Jones views in regards to the views of the Koch Brothers Koch and…

Obama: A united effort with a common purpose, should guide a united world #COP21

Leaders Event – Statements by Heads of State and Government, at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference COP21. In light of the 14 warmest years on record since 2000, Obama urges bold actions. Highlighting coastal erosion, lose of farm land, flooding, or ice lose he points out that we are the first generation which…

Putin: Climate Change one of the greatest challenges humanity faces #COP21

Leaders Event – Statements by Heads of State and Government, at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference COP21. While Russia has reduced it’s emissions through energy savings by 35% in recent years, Russia successful doubled their GDP. Thus, demonstrating that economic development still can take place, while protecting the environment at the same time.…

No Climate Deal = No Future for Mankind

The future means to sustain conditions for civilizations to keep the climate in balance, to avoid all the bad stuff scientist predict might happen when we keep burning fossil fuels. Today begins another climate conference with the aim to get an agreement done, which involves all the nations of planet Earth. The 2015 United Nations Climate…

NASA: Earth potential to absorb Emissions is out of Balance

A Breathing Planet, Off Balance NASA:  Earth’s land and ocean currently absorb about half of all carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of fossil fuels, but it’s uncertain whether the planet can keep this up in the future. NASA’s Earth science program works to improve our understanding of how carbon absorption and emission processes work…