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…

Are the worst climate outcomes unavoidable? Are we doomed?

At the AGU Fall Meeting 2017, Michael Mann explained why the narrative of certain doom of mankind is equal to denial, and that our actions today make a difference to what we can expect with future warming. Watch the entire panel discussion at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i2k2tpbfVk Conversation Earth content with Guy McPherson http://www.conversationearth.org/near-term-human-extinction-guy-mcpherson-218 SUPPORT CLIMATE STATE ●…