Methane Mitigation Opportunities

Esteemed Short-Lived Climate Pollutant (SLCP) experts, Drew Shindell (Duke University & Science Advisory Panel Chair) and Klimont Zbigniew (IIASA), present the newest knowledge on SLCP emissions, sectors, and mitigation opportunities. From the perspective of what we’ve learned since the publication of the 2011 UNEP & WMO Integrated Assessment of Black Carbon and Tropospheric Ozone, the…

The Climate State of the Holocene and Anthropocene (Rates of Change)

Supplemental of Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene Will Steffen, Johan Rockström, Katherine Richardson, Timothy M. Lenton, Carl Folke, Diana Liverman, Colin P. Summerhayes, Anthony D. Barnosky, Sarah E. Cornell, Michel Crucifix, Jonathan F. Donges, Ingo Fetzer, Steven J. Lade, Marten Scheffer, Ricarda Winkelmann, and Hans Joachim Schellnhuber PNAS August 6, 2018. 201810141;…

The Speech Trump Never Gave

Countries at all levels of income now have the opportunity to build lasting economic growth at the same time as reducing the immense risks of climate change. The longer the world waits to do something about it, the harder it will be to transition to a low-carbon economy. https://www.nationalmemo.com/report-climate-change-action-good-economy Climate change action is good for…

Noam Chomsky: Global Warming’s Worst Case Projections seem increasingly likely

One of the most cited scholars in history, Noam Chomsky speaks at St Olaff College May 2018, discussing the Epics, Anthropocene, the 6th Extinction and climate change actions.

Noam Chomsky https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noam_Chomsky
Anthropocene https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthropocene
Sixth Extinction https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holocene_extinction

Watch the full lecture with Noam Chomsky at St Olaff College – 4 May 2018 – FULL PRESENTATION https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDQ2fjg0kMM

French President to U.S. Congress: There is No Planet B!

“I believe in building a better future for our children, which requires offering them a planet that is still habitable in 25 years,” he says. Macron is confident that “one day” the U.S. will recommit to the Paris climate agreement. After all, as he says in the address, “there is no Planet B.” https://grist.org/briefly/the-french-president-gave-america-the-climate-change-speech-that-trump-never-will Full…

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…

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…

Short film: They said it couldn’t be done

A Climate State short film.

Credits

Aaron Thierry: The Logic of Climate Change (March 2017) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7TL_BbAd-s

Video footage via http://Pixabay.com

Additional video footage by http://Tesla.com

Teaser photo by Alessio Lin https://unsplash.com/photos/nDumFIIERkM

Sound Academy Trailer https://www.trailermusicacademy.com

Epic Stock Media http://epicstockmedia.com

Additional sound effects http://freesound.org

Energy consumption Bitcoin vs Banking System

The highest estimates for Bitcoins annual terawatt hours consumption is 28.67. This means, more than 3 times more efficient than a very conservative calculation of the cost of the global banking system. Carlos Domingo: The Bitcoin vs Visa Electricity Consumption Fallacy https://hackernoon.com/the-bitcoin-vs-visa-electricity-consumption-fallacy-8cf194987a50 Jonathan Koomey gets quoted in the Washington Post, and other estimates https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/12/19/why-the-bitcoin-craze-is-using-up-so-much-energy Highest…

Cryptocurrency Ethereum Founder Vitalik Buterin on Climate Change

After Bitcoin, Ethereum is the second largest cryptocurrency in the world, with a market capitalization of over $100 billion. In December 2017 Buterin briefly addressed energy consumption of Ethereum mining, and what he plans to change the issue. Discuss (Dec 10,2017) Vitalik Buterin – Lays Out Ethereum 2.0 Roadmap In Taiwan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ9PauT1Mk8 Ethereum https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethereum Proof-of-stake…