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…

How to Govern Climate Engineering and Emissions Monitoring?

As governments, industry and civil society struggle to achieve the necessary emission reductions to address climate change, scientists are increasingly looking at new technological pathways such as direct carbon dioxide removal from the atmosphere, solar geoengineering (cooling the planet by reflecting heat away from the Earth) and the use of sophisticated satellite technologies capable of…

Why is Great Pacific Garbage Patch Increasing Exponentially?

Plastic within the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is ‘increasing exponentially,’ scientists find That’s the title of a new Washington Post article, written by Chris Mooney. He explains, the results of a new study. Seventy nine thousand tons of plastic debris, in the form of 1.8 trillion pieces, now occupy an area three times the size…

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…

The Saddest Discovery about Huge Ships Worldwide

Between 70-210 million gallons of waste oil are illegally released at sea by commercial ships each year. Huge Ships and Climate Change Huge Ships and Climate Change Spill Report App https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/marine-defenders/id540964894?mt=8&ls=1 Further readings http://www.marinedefenders.com http://www.marinedefenders.com/oilpollutionfacts/illegal.php Environmental impact of shipping https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_impact_of_shipping

Sea Level Rise, Migration, Security and War

Cornell University – 2017 Climate Change Seminar by Prof. Charles Geisler (Development Sociology). Recorded at Cornell University – February 12, 2018, part of Perspectives on the Climate Change Challenge seminar series. More info http://www.atkinson.cornell.edu/events/ClimateChangeSem.php Related Sampling bias in climate–conflict research https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0068-2

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…

Polar Bears hunting Seals

Exciting polar bear cam b-roll USGS footage from the bear’s perspective from 2014, 2015, and 2016. The USGS Alaska Science Center Polar Bear Research Project conducts long-term research on polar bears to inform, local, state, national and international policy makers regarding conservation and management of the species and its habitat. The USGS’s studies are primarily…

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