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…

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…

Responding to Climate Change (Warren Buffet, Bloomberg, Al Gore, Albright)

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…

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

Trump Steel Tariffs? Trade War? Good, Bad or Sad for Climate?

During the Great Depression in the 30s, CO2 emissions fell about 30 percent. However, the 2008 financial crisis only marginal affected CO2 emissions, followed by a sharp rise. Trade policies have been linked to the Great Depression. Could Trump Tariffs yield a similar outcome? Links Recession did not lower C02 emissions http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/recession-did-not-lower-c02-emissions-6272333.html Rapid growth in…

The Future of Energy (1993)

This historic film outlined 25 years ago an assessment of emerging energy resources, and also mentions briefly solar and wind power. This film discusses energy development in light of global warming. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License. Production: United States Geological Survey Digitization Date: 1996; Digitizing Organization: Carnegie Mellon University…

An introduction to Methane Hydrates

This lecture was held in 2008 by Scripps Institution of Oceanography geochemist Miriam Kastner. This version has been slightly edited.

Release via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSTm6cZjO14

Further reading
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Methane clathrate https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methane_clathrate

Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum –
Ocean https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paleocene–Eocene_Thermal_Maximum#Ocean

Teaser image credit: Yannis Papanastasopoulos on Unsplash

Music by WOWSound, “Tree of Life”.

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…