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…

Stormchaser Escapes Hurricane Florence Surge

Hurricane Florence outer bands have begun to pound the coast of North Carolina. Web cam, and stormchaser footage document the beginning of stormy and wet days ahead. Footage from September 13th, 2018. Sources Frying Pan Ocean Cam powered by EXPLORE.org https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deG4NxkouGM Reed Timmer https://twitter.com/ReedTimmerAccu Jeff Piotrowski https://twitter.com/Jeff_Piotrowski Music by Epic Stock Media http://epicstockmedia.com

Hurricane Florence may Stress Test Brunswick Nuclear Power Plant

The Brunswick nuclear power plant is a couple of miles near Wilmington, at the Ocean. With model forecasting Hurricane Florence to potentially making landfall near the site. Sources “Are Coastal Nuclear Power Plants Ready for Sea-Level Rise?” https://www.hakaimagazine.com/features/are-coastal-nuclear-power-plants-ready-for-sea-level-rise/ Brunswick Nuclear Generating Station https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brunswick_Nuclear_Generating_Station

Climate Change is an Existential Threat to Civilisation

#EnvironmentNaturalResourceSecurity Climate One, Climate Change and the Threat to Civilization with Michael Mann (2018) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WiiP2KTRXg Veerabhadran Ramanathan: Climate change morphing into an existential problem (2017) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmmFwfF8Gig World Economic Forum: Humanity’s most existential risks are getting worse. Here’s a major reason why https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/01/humanity-s-most-existential-risks-are-getting-worse-heres-why UN Secretary-General António Guterres, Climate change: An ‘existential threat’ to humanity, UN chief…

The Incredible Track Record of Early Climate Models

Thirty years ago, NASA scientist James Hansen testified to Congress that the age of climate change had arrived. Sources Ashley Byrne interviews Jim Hansen for DW (published August 24, 2018) https://www.dw.com/en/worldlink-meet-mr-climate-change/av-45197919 Hansen et al 1981 https://pubs.giss.nasa.gov/abs/ha04600x.html Hansen et al 1988 https://pubs.giss.nasa.gov/abs/ha02700w.html From the Archives, 1988: Global Warming Has Begun, Expert Tells Senate https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/projects/cp/climate/2015-paris-climate-talks/from-the-archives-1988-global-warming-has-begun-expert-tells-senate STUDY FINDS…

John McCain: Climate Change Most Critical Issue of our Future (2003)

Senator John McCain introduces legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (January 8, 2003, at Capitol Hill). Witnesses testified about proposals to limit greenhouse gas emissions, global climate change, and regulations that would create mandatory limits on all sectors of the economy. https://www.c-span.org/video/?174514-1/global-warming Mr. LIEBERMAN. Mr. President, I rise today to join my friend and colleague,…

The Coming Disruption of the Carbon Bubble

In order to avert the most serious climate scenarios, governments and people around the world need to phase out fossil fuel emissions, coal, gas, and switch to clean energy and electric transportation. This video presents some recent discussions and fundamental obstacles. Speakers include Lester Brown (Earth Policy Institute), Hans Joachim Schellnhuber (Potsdam Climate Impact Research),…

CLIMATE SCIENTIST: We Need Disruptive Change

Excerpt of a May 4th 2018 discussion, Anthropocene Lecture, in Berlin, with Bruno Latour (Philosopher) and Hans Joachim Schellnhuber (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research), watch the full talk at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-n_44M2nLw Bruno Latour https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruno_Latour Hans Joachim Schellnhuber https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Joachim_Schellnhuber Film and production: Dusan Solomun Moderated by Bernd M. Scherer Further information https://www.hkw.de/en/programm/projekte/2017/anthropocene_lectures/anthropocene_lectures_start.php

Sea Level Rise is a Hockey Stick

Larry Goldzband (Bay Area Conservation), Jim White (INSTAAR), Tiffany Troxler (Florida International University), and citizen scientists discuss sea level rise today and for the future. We’re planning for 4-7 feet (+2 meters) of sea level rise by the end of the century, which is about twice as much as was projected just some years ago.…

We’ve reached a point where we have a crisis, an emergency

David Spratt (Breakthrough Institute), speaks 2014 at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology about climate change, myths, and realities. His latest 2018 report “What Lies Beneath” with a foreword by Hans Joachim Schellnhuber can be read here https://www.breakthroughonline.org.au/publications For more visit http://www.climatecodered.org/2018/08/take-unprecedented-action-or-bear.html “We’ve reached a point where we have a crisis, an emergency, but people…