The Struggle of Global Warming Policy in 1992

At a February 13, 1992 press conference, scientists raised concerns in regards to a lack of policy decisions to address climate change at the 1992 Earth Summit, by the Bush Administration. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Summit Many arguments from the time and issues over the political inaction to reduce emissions, and to enforce regulations, and to sign treaties, are…

Trends and Challenges of Global Transition to Green Economy (November 2016)

Drawing on his expertise as former Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, Achim Steiner https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Achim_Steiner Director of the Oxford Martin School, presented the trends and explored challenges of a global transition towards an inclusive green economy (November 2016). Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford ‘Towards a green economy: pathways through politics, culture and…

Noam Chomsky on Trump Climate Policies (March 2017) Feat. Trump

At a recent MIT hosted Starr Forum, Chomsky explained broader US politics, with the scope on climate science and what it means for the future (March 23, 2017) – excerpt via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5A8BVrjRfU President Trump Signs an Energy Executive Order (March 28, 2017) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdkThe_O50M Related A TIMELINE OF EVERY RIDICULOUS THING TRUMP HAS SAID ABOUT CLIMATE…

Trump White House to Take Aim at Obama Era Climate Policy

President Trump will take the most significant step yet in obliterating his predecessor’s environmental record Tuesday, instructing federal regulators to rewrite key rules curbing U.S. carbon emissions. References Now under attack, EPA’s work on climate change has been going on for decades http://theconversation.com/now-under-attack-epas-work-on-climate-change-has-been-going-on-for-decades-74065 Trump moves decisively to wipe out Obama’s climate-change record https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/trump-moves-decisively-to-wipe-out-obamas-climate-change-record/2017/03/27/411043d4-132c-11e7-9e4f-09aa75d3ec57_story.html Charting Irreversible…

TESLA’s energy independence and climate solution

Elon Musk talks climate and energy solutions, presenting Powerwall 2 and the incredible Solar Roof (October 28, 2016). More https://www.tesla.com/solar and https://www.tesla.com/powerwall Join the world’s transition to sustainable energy. Powerwall 2 is a battery for homes and small businesses that stores the sun’s energy and delivers clean, reliable electricity when the sun isn’t shining. Combine…

Jim Hansen: Requirement of Negative CO2 Emissions

Young People’s Burden: Requirement of Negative CO2 Emissions, is a publication in Earth System Dynamics Discussion (4 October, 2016), as it is undergoing peer review. We try to make the science transparent to non-scientists. Read full article http://csas.ei.columbia.edu/2016/10/04/young-peoples-burden Publication link http://www.earth-syst-dynam-discuss.net/esd-2016-42 ###Principal Implications### A. Global temperature is already at the level of the Eemian period…

Isaac Asimov’s robot talks climate and energy (1971)

In an essay published in the January issue of Penthouse 1971, of all places, Isaac Asimov made a remarkable estimation of what would be the result of the continued burning of fossil fuels. The title of his essay was The End and in it he tried to estimate when our world civilization would come to…

Kevin Anderson: Delivering on 2 degrees #IPCC #Paris #COP21

As part of the ‘Delivering on 2 degrees’ talks and debate evening organised by the Carbon Neutral University Network, Kevin talks about the Paris Agreement within the background of Climate Science and what is needed to stop global warming at 2C or even 1.5C. Kevin Anderson says that we basically lost the chance to stay…

Regenerating soil holds the key to tackling climate change

The last 14 consecutive months broke the global temperature record. Summer sea ice cover in the Arctic Ocean in 2016 hit a new low, with a staggering 260000 square km below the previous record for June, set in 2010. We’re not doing much to stop this trend: according to Professor Kevin Anderson, one of Britain’s…

U.S. and China ratify Paris climate agreement (3D Edition)

Breakthrough as US and China agree to ratify Paris climate deal
Campaigners hail key moment in battle against global warming as presidents Obama and Xi announce deal on eve of G20 summit in Hangzhou

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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…