The Climate State of the Holocene and Anthropocene (Rates of Change)

Supplemental of Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene Will Steffen, Johan Rockström, Katherine Richardson, Timothy M. Lenton, Carl Folke, Diana Liverman, Colin P. Summerhayes, Anthony D. Barnosky, Sarah E. Cornell, Michel Crucifix, Jonathan F. Donges, Ingo Fetzer, Steven J. Lade, Marten Scheffer, Ricarda Winkelmann, and Hans Joachim Schellnhuber PNAS August 6, 2018. 201810141;…

Gov. Jerry Brown: We entered a New Climate & Weather Era

During a press conference with the California state’s emergency officials Governor Jerry Brown provided an update on the destructive northern California wildfires, and talked about the peculiar connections established by climate change. California wildfires roar into ‘uncharted territory,’ fueled by climate change https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/08/02/carr-fire-california-wildfires-get-worse-gov-jerry-brown-says/887646002/ Watch the full press conference recording https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLGJCisTK0c

eBay Germany pushes plastic waste disaster Nespresso

The Guardian: The single-serve coffee maker supports growers, but also creates a lot of waste. Its story illustrates the power and limitations of corporate sustainability programs. The company’s single-serve aluminum pods create unnecessary waste. A valuable, energy-intensive resource winds up in landfills. That’s bad. Let's chat about the elephant in the room. Nespresso themselves have…

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…

Noam Chomsky: Global Warming’s Worst Case Projections seem increasingly likely

One of the most cited scholars in history, Noam Chomsky speaks at St Olaff College May 2018, discussing the Epics, Anthropocene, the 6th Extinction and climate change actions. Noam Chomsky https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noam_Chomsky Anthropocene https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthropocene Sixth Extinction https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holocene_extinction Watch the full lecture with Noam Chomsky at St Olaff College – 4 May 2018 – FULL PRESENTATION https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDQ2fjg0kMM

Capturing Carbon with Soils

Negative emissions from soil management. Speaker: Pete Smith (May 2018) Pete Smith is the Professor of Soils and Global Change at the Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences at the University of Aberdeen (Scotland, UK), and is Science Director of the Scottish Climate Change Centre of Expertise (ClimateXChange). Since 1996, he has served as Convening…

Japan: Floods and Landslides & Climate Connection Explained #大雨

Nearly 50,000 members of the Self-Defense Forces, police and firefighting services were taking part in searches for people https://goo.gl/smVVjQ & https://goo.gl/7KDWtD The Guardian https://goo.gl/9sMkd7 Japan 2018 CNN https://goo.gl/eH67Rh Japan 2017 https://edition.cnn.com/2017/07/08/asia/japan-floods-and-landslides/index.html Japan 2015 CNN https://edition.cnn.com/2015/09/12/asia/japan-floods/index.html Tokio news https://goo.gl/MW8V1b Global warming may be twice what climate models predict Past warming events suggest climate models fail to…