Will We Change? Courage in the Anthropocene

The concluding installment of Dr. Aaron Thierry’s Courage in the Anthropocene series, delivered at the University of Sheffield and hosted by the Carbon Neutral University Network. In this talk, Dr. Thierry takes an innovative look at what prevents change and how fresh thinking could help us deliver a sustainable future. Part 1: http://climatestate.com/2018/10/05/aaron-thierry-explores-the-risks-and-realities-of-climate-change-part-1-must-we-change/ Part 2:…

Big Oil Gives In to Common Sense and Invests in Renewable Energy

In case you missed it, pigs have sprouted wings, hell is an ice skating rink, and oil and gas companies are investing in clean technologies at unprecedented levels. That’s right, Big Oil is pouring billions of investment dollars into clean energy. Some of the largest oil companies have made or announced plans to invest piles…

HFCs and Methane Emissions are Growing Again

2016 presentation overview of the science and the latest findings on black carbon by Drew Shindell, Chair of the CCAC SAP and Professor of Climate Science at Duke University, and A. R. Ravishankara, Professor of Chemistry and Atmospheric Sciences at Colorado State University, who gives an overview of the latest findings on methane and HFCs.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…