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

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Remembering Helmut Kohl’s Call for Climate Action (1995)

Today Helmut Kohl died, aged 87, he was chancellor of Germany from 1982 to 1998, and responsible to reunite Germany’s eastern and western parts. Back in 1995 he called for CO2 reductions, at a United Nations conference. Related Helmut Kohl, Chancellor Who Reunited Germany, Dies at 87 https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/16/world/europe/helmut-kohl-german-chancellor-dead.html German: Der schwarze Riese http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/zum-tode-helmut-kohls-der-schwarze-riese-a-1152559.html Release via…

Warlike Climate Mobilization

The Climate Mobilization Victory Plan, written by Ezra Silk, is a policy document that tangibly demonstrates how the U.S. could eliminate net greenhouse gas emissions by 2025, contribute to a global effort to restore a safe climate, and reverse ecological overshoot through a massive WWII-scale mobilization. http://www.postcarbon.org/the-climate-mobilization-victory-plan-foreword The Victory Plan (PDF) https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByftlCTrJRYVejBuYUZkM1dKcms/view The Climate Mobilization…

Drew Shindell: Climate Policy to Avoid Tipping Points

Head of the SAP, Drew Shindell, talks about why a near-term climate goal is important, the main message the article aims to convey, why governments should adopt a near-term goal, and whether reducing near-term warming can prevent climate tipping points. The Climate and Clean Air Coalition’s Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) published an article in Science…