The Struggle of Global Warming Policy in 1992

At a February 13, 1992 press conference, scientists raised concerns in regards to a lack of policy decisions to address climate change at the 1992 Earth Summit, by the Bush Administration. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Summit Many arguments from the time and issues over the political inaction to reduce emissions, and to enforce regulations, and to sign treaties, are…

UN: Faced with ‘clear science, real threats,’ countries must remain committed to Paris climate deal

23 March 2017 – Climate change is an unprecedented and growing threat to peace, prosperity and development and addressing it presents an economic opportunity for Governments and business, senior United Nations officials said today. “We are dealing with scientific facts, not politics. And the facts are clear. Climate change is a direct threat in itself,…

Trends and Challenges of Global Transition to Green Economy (November 2016)

Drawing on his expertise as former Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, Achim Steiner https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Achim_Steiner Director of the Oxford Martin School, presented the trends and explored challenges of a global transition towards an inclusive green economy (November 2016). Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford ‘Towards a green economy: pathways through politics, culture and…

Expert urges Politics to Act on Climate Change (March 2017)

Climate scientist Michael Mann https://twitter.com/MichaelEMann gave testimony at hearing, titled “Climate Science: Assumptions, Policy Implications, and the Scientific Method,” was organized to “examine the scientific method and process as it relates to climate change” and “focus on the underlying science that helps inform policy decisions.” House Science Committee Hearing Pits Three Fringe Climate Deniers Against…

Noam Chomsky on Trump Climate Policies (March 2017) Feat. Trump

At a recent MIT hosted Starr Forum, Chomsky explained broader US politics, with the scope on climate science and what it means for the future (March 23, 2017) – excerpt via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5A8BVrjRfU President Trump Signs an Energy Executive Order (March 28, 2017) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdkThe_O50M Related A TIMELINE OF EVERY RIDICULOUS THING TRUMP HAS SAID ABOUT CLIMATE…

Trump White House to Take Aim at Obama Era Climate Policy

President Trump will take the most significant step yet in obliterating his predecessor’s environmental record Tuesday, instructing federal regulators to rewrite key rules curbing U.S. carbon emissions. References Now under attack, EPA’s work on climate change has been going on for decades http://theconversation.com/now-under-attack-epas-work-on-climate-change-has-been-going-on-for-decades-74065 Trump moves decisively to wipe out Obama’s climate-change record https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/trump-moves-decisively-to-wipe-out-obamas-climate-change-record/2017/03/27/411043d4-132c-11e7-9e4f-09aa75d3ec57_story.html Charting Irreversible…

Coal CEO claims Earth cooling & climate change a hoax

Asked about the economic analysis behind President Barack Obama’s energy regulations, Murray said, “There’s no scientific analysis either. I have 4,000 scientists that tell me global warming is a hoax. The Earth has cooled for 20 years.” Murray Energy is the country’s largest coal miner. Asked for clarification, a spokesperson for Murray Energy sent links…

Jim Hansen: Requirement of Negative CO2 Emissions

Young People’s Burden: Requirement of Negative CO2 Emissions, is a publication in Earth System Dynamics Discussion (4 October, 2016), as it is undergoing peer review. We try to make the science transparent to non-scientists. Jim Hansen: The Requirement for Negative CO2 Emissions Jim Hansen: The Requirement for Negative CO2 Emissions Read full article http://csas.ei.columbia.edu/2016/10/04/young-peoples-burden Publication…

Jim Hansen: Hell Will Break Loose – Ice Melt, Sea Level Rise and Superstorms

The main point that I want to make concerns the threat of irreparable harm, which I feel we have not communicated well enough to people who most need to know, the public and policymakers. I’m not sure how we can do that better, but I comment on it at the end of this transcript. Jim…

Kevin Anderson: Delivering on 2 degrees #IPCC #Paris #COP21

As part of the ‘Delivering on 2 degrees’ talks and debate evening organised by the Carbon Neutral University Network, Kevin talks about the Paris Agreement within the background of Climate Science and what is needed to stop global warming at 2C or even 1.5C. Kevin Anderson says that we basically lost the chance to stay…

Climate Change, Arctic Security and Methane Risks #3DEdition

Over the past year, the climate risks of methane (CH4) released from natural sources have attracted increasing media attention in scientific and media forums as “the Arctic climate threat that nobody’s even talking about yet.” Support more Climate State coverage:Paypal email: donate@ClimateState.comPatreon https://www.patreon.com/ClimateState Read the news release http://www.thearcticinstitute.org/climate-change-arctic-security-methane-risks/