Dry Conditions, then Tumbleweed Invaded Town

Victorville in Southern California suddenly submerged by tumbleweed. And this wasn’t the first town! Study: Climate change may reshuffle western weeds http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sdut-farm-scene-western-weeds-020609-2009feb06-story.html Tumbleweed footage by James Quigg with the Victor Valley Daily Press http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20180416/tumbleweed-takeover-high-winds-leave-neighborhood-overrun Thomas footage by Mike Eliason https://twitter.com/EliasonMike Australia town consumed by ‘hairy peänic’ http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-35600546 Hundreds of homes in Montecito … http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-thomas-fire-ledeall-20171216-story.html Tumbleweed…

In Just 10-15 Years World May Hit 2 Degrees of Warming

Back in 2011, a Cornell University research team first made the groundbreaking discovery that leaking methane from the shale gas fracking boom could make burning fracked gas worse for the climate than coal. https://www.desmogblog.com/2018/04/11/climate-change-two-degree-warming-fracking-natural-gas-rush-ingraffea Why a half-degree temperature rise is a big deal https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2458/why-a-half-degree-temperature-rise-is-a-big-deal Paris 1.5-2°C target far from safe, say world-leading scientists http://www.climatecodered.org/2017/07/paris-15-2c-target-far-from-safe-say.html Transcript…

How to Govern Climate Engineering and Emissions Monitoring?

As governments, industry and civil society struggle to achieve the necessary emission reductions to address climate change, scientists are increasingly looking at new technological pathways such as direct carbon dioxide removal from the atmosphere, solar geoengineering (cooling the planet by reflecting heat away from the Earth) and the use of sophisticated satellite technologies capable of…

Why is Great Pacific Garbage Patch Increasing Exponentially?

Plastic within the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is ‘increasing exponentially,’ scientists find That’s the title of a new Washington Post article, written by Chris Mooney. He explains, the results of a new study. Seventy nine thousand tons of plastic debris, in the form of 1.8 trillion pieces, now occupy an area three times the size…

Scientist outlines the Climate Denial of Today


In this October 2017 talk, Michael Mann from Penn State University explains the climate denial of today, with the scope on the United States. Mann recently published a book on the topic, which is available here https://cup.columbia.edu/book/the-madhouse-effect/9780231177863

This talk was first published by the Center for Inquiry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_J1WaAcPdr4

Pacific Gas & Electric CEO: Reaching Climate Goals

“Energy Network of Tomorrow: How to Reach California’s Climate Goals.” Geisha J. Williams, CEO and President of PG&E Corporation Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) says it has reached California’s 2020 renewable energy goal three years ahead of schedule and now delivers nearly 80% of its electricity from greenhouse-gas (GHG)-free resources. PG&E launched a EV…

Sea Level Rise, Migration, Security and War


Cornell University – 2017 Climate Change Seminar by Prof. Charles Geisler (Development Sociology). Recorded at Cornell University – February 12, 2018, part of Perspectives on the Climate Change Challenge seminar series.

More info http://www.atkinson.cornell.edu/events/ClimateChangeSem.php

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Responding to Climate Change (Warren Buffet, Bloomberg, Al Gore, Albright) “Big Problems. Big Thinkers.” features acclaimed journalist Terre Blair interviewing an extraordinary group of leaders to find solutions to some of the most urgent challenges facing humanity. Terre asks Warren Buffett, Ted Turner, Madeleine Albright, and others if a framework of ethics and values can…

Germany still digging Coal in 2018 but is it a Good Idea?

It’s 2018 and Germany is still digging coal. But is this a good idea, since Germany may lose large land masses to rising seas, in part fueled by it’s CO2 emissions. Credits German activists lose bid to halt Hambach mine expansion http://www.dw.com/en/german-activists-lose-bid-to-halt-hambach-mine-expansion/a-41517134 Climate Expert Jim Hansen explains the Climate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y09kyx9YgUM Future Sea Level Rise Summary…