Global fossil fuel subsidies outpace renewable support #ffsG20

G20 spends $444bn a year to subsidise fossil fuel production Research discovered that G20 country governments’ support to fossil fuel production marries bad economics with potentially disastrous consequences for climate change. In effect, governments are propping up the production of oil, gas and coal, much of which cannot be used if the world is to…

Climate State Documentary: Climate Change Manifestations #Issue1

Each year we watch on television or witness ourself extreme events related to more pronounced climate change, this documentary by Climate State aims to capture the current state of affairs when it comes to our climate crisis. References Boiling Storm Clouds https://archive.org/details/C.E.PriceBoilingStormClouds Footage from the Loma Prieta Earthquake 1989 in California Jerry Brown urges bold…

Emissions from new diesel cars are still far higher than official limit

Several manufacturers have launched models that produce more pollutants when driven in real-world conditions The Guardian: New diesel cars are still emitting many times the official limit for polluting nitrogen oxides when driven on the road, almost a year after the Volkswagen emissions scandal broke. Renault, Mercedes-Benz, Mazda and Hyundai have all launched diesel models…

Watch Bubbling Alaska Lakes Catch on Fire #Methane

Seeping methane is driving a global warming feedback loop. Some Arctic lakes are starting to look like witches’ cauldrons. The above video shows an increasingly common site in northern latitudes. As global warming heats these areas up, the frozen ground is melting. And when permafrost turns from solid ground to looser mud, it releases gases…

The spread of viruses like Zika and climate change

Climate change is expected to alter the geographic and seasonal distributions of existing vectors and vector-borne diseases [Likely, High Confidence]. Rising temperatures, changing precipitation patterns, and a higher frequency of some extreme weather events associated with climate change will influence the distribution, abundance, and prevalence of infection in the mosquitoes that transmit West Nile virus…

Watch these climate and post-apocalyptic films now for free @Netflix, An Inconvenient Truth, The Road, Chasing Ice, and more

As someone who just discovered Netflix i want to share some of their climate related programs. Currently when you visit Netflix.com you can signup for a free month, and begin watching all their catalog instantly on your devices. If you did not yet watched Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, the stunning Chasing Ice, the post…

Climate change 25 yrs ago explained by Isaac Asimov and Frederik Pohl

Back in 1991 Isaac Asimov and Frederik Pohl published a nonfiction book about global warming, the environment and the solutions – Our Angry Earth

Listen to the segment on effects of global warming, based on the knowledge known 25 years ago.

More info http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Angry_Earth
https://books.google.com/books/about/Our_Angry_Earth.html?id=iGaGQgAACAAJ&redir_esc=y

 

You can watch the entire segment here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jw2AIVD7KYo

The Climate Spiral: Carbon budget, CO2 and Temperature since 1850

07/27/2016 – Global-mean temperatures are breaking one record after the other since instrumental observations began. Driven by burning of fossil fuels and deforestation, carbon dioxide concentrations have also soared to unprecedented levels. In fact, today’s CO2 concentrations are higher than they have ever been over the last 800 thousand years. Scientists from the Potsdam Institute…

Jerry Brown urges bold climate action @Democratic National Convention 2016

JULY 27, 2016 | CLIP OF DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION, DAY 3 | Governor Jerry Brown (D-CA) spoke about combating global climate change. He criticized Donald Trump for not addressing climate change in his acceptance speech, saying “Trump says global warming is a hoax. I say Trump is a fraud.”

Release via C-SPAN https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4615492/governor-jerry-brown

Rated: Environmental and Climate issues in the 2016 Elections

Bernie Sanders noted recently at the Democratic National Convention: This election is about climate change, the greatest environmental crisis facing our planet. Here we take a look at the climate & environmental programs of the candidates for the November 2016 U.S. presidential elections (access date 27th July 2016). Rating is based on comparison of the different party…