Chemicals ignite & Harvey’s Floodwater Hazards #Spillway

Chemicals ignite at flooded plant in Texas as Harvey’s devastation lingers https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/08/31/harveys-wrath-moves-across-the-louisiana-texas-border-as-water-recedes-in-houston Officials in Houston are just beginning to grapple with the health and environmental risks that lurk in the waters dumped by Hurricane Harvey, a stew of toxic chemicals, sewage, debris and waste that still floods much of the city. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/31/us/houston-contaminated-floodwaters.html

Tell the Climate System Stories Again

Ever since scientists first began to explain the evidence that our climate was warming — and that human activities were probably to blame — people have been questioning the data, doubting the evidence and attacking the scientists who collect and explain it. Ben Santer: Fighting Trickle Down Ignorance https://climatecrocks.com/2017/07/10/ben-santer-fighting-trickle-down-ignorance Release via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAIuFc84HVE Related The Relentless…

Climate Expert Mike Mann: Understanding Dire Climate Predictions

This 2016 lecture featuring Michael E Mann http://www.meteo.psu.edu/holocene/public_html/Mann/index.php begins with a review of the now-solid evidence for a human influence on the climate of recent decades. Such evidence includes instrumental measurements available for the past two centuries, paleoclimate observations spanning more than a millennium, and comparisons of the predictions from computer models with observed patterns…

Volvo to End the Petrol Engine – Only Make Electric & Hybrid

Swedish carmaker Volvo Cars said Wednesday it plans to phase out production of petrol-only cars in 2019, with all new models to be either electric or hybrid starting from that date. https://www.yahoo.com/news/volvo-end-gas-only-cars-2019-094932819.html Music by Stephen Lu http://chibola.com Video footage via http://pixabay.com Buy me a coffee, donate via Paypal to climatestate @ gmail.com More info https://www.youtube.com/user/ClimateState/about…

Natural Gas has Major Role in Climate Warming

Why Natural Gas is not a bridge fuel Too much reliance on natural gas to generate electricity means the Paris climate target will be missed and money wasted on underused pipelines. http://climatenewsnetwork.net/natural-gas-cannot-help-to-curb-climate-change CAT report 2017 http://climateactiontracker.org/assets/publications/briefing_papers/CAT-2017-06-16-DecarbonisationSeries-NaturalGas.pdf Is Methane Clean? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1mKMLrIx-0 Daniel Jacob talks Methane Emissions (2016) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xayX5AZ0Qmk Music by Stephen Lu http://chibola.com Patreon http://patreon.com/Climatestate My…

Watch the 1st Company to Capture CO2 from Air

Climeworks, the swiss company hoping to capture 1% of global CO2 emissions by 2025 https://www.carbonbrief.org/swiss-company-hoping-capture-1-global-co2-emissions-2025 Carbon Brief: A plant that captures CO2 directly from the air has just opened in Switzerland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_l-0zOnULQQ Climeworks – Capturing CO2 from air https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63S0t4k_Glw For more infos visit http://www.climeworks.com Patreon http://patreon.com/Climatestate My GoFundme page https://www.gofundme.com/climatestate Paypal email for donations is…

China Extracts Ocean Methane Hydrates

China claims breakthrough in mining ‘flammable ice’ (2017) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-39971667 Methane hydrate: Dirty fuel or energy saviour? (2014) http://www.bbc.com/news/business-27021610 China extracts 235,000 cubic meters of combustible ice from #SouthChinaSea, beating previous expectations for the mining operation https://twitter.com/XHNews/status/877834019701891074 Methane clathrates (hydrates) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methane_clathrate Music by Stephen Lu http://chibola.com