China Extracts Ocean Methane Hydrates

China claims breakthrough in mining ‘flammable ice’ (2017) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-39971667

Methane hydrate: Dirty fuel or energy saviour? (2014) http://www.bbc.com/news/business-27021610

China extracts 235,000 cubic meters of combustible ice from #SouthChinaSea, beating previous expectations for the mining operation https://twitter.com/XHNews/status/877834019701891074

Methane clathrates (hydrates) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methane_clathrate

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Remembering Helmut Kohl’s Call for Climate Action (1995)

Today Helmut Kohl died, aged 87, he was chancellor of Germany from 1982 to 1998, and responsible to reunite Germany’s eastern and western parts. Back in 1995 he called for CO2 reductions, at a United Nations conference. Related Helmut Kohl, Chancellor Who Reunited Germany, Dies at 87 https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/16/world/europe/helmut-kohl-german-chancellor-dead.html German: Der schwarze Riese http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/zum-tode-helmut-kohls-der-schwarze-riese-a-1152559.html Release via…

Warlike Climate Mobilization

The Climate Mobilization Victory Plan, written by Ezra Silk, is a policy document that tangibly demonstrates how the U.S. could eliminate net greenhouse gas emissions by 2025, contribute to a global effort to restore a safe climate, and reverse ecological overshoot through a massive WWII-scale mobilization. http://www.postcarbon.org/the-climate-mobilization-victory-plan-foreword The Victory Plan (PDF) https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByftlCTrJRYVejBuYUZkM1dKcms/view The Climate Mobilization…

Drew Shindell: Climate Policy to Avoid Tipping Points

Head of the SAP, Drew Shindell, talks about why a near-term climate goal is important, the main message the article aims to convey, why governments should adopt a near-term goal, and whether reducing near-term warming can prevent climate tipping points. The Climate and Clean Air Coalition’s Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) published an article in Science…

The Digital Card Game Designed around Extreme Weather Events

Gwent: The Witcher Card Game is a free-to-play digital collectible card game, heavily designed around extreme weather, developed by CD Projekt for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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Media, Political Leaders React to U.S. Paris Climate Exit

A compilation of recent responses to Donald Trump’s announcement from June 1, 2017, to exit the Paris Agreement, signed by 195 nations.

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Aljazeera
http://video.aljazeera.com/channels/eng/videos/eu-and-china-agree-on-joint-climate-change-action/5458479676001

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Globe heaps scorn on Trump for Paris exit
http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/336176-globe-heaps-scorn-on-trump-for-paris-exit