Oil Wars, Fossil Fuel Subsidies and the Global Climate Crisis

An oil war is a conflict about petroleum resources, or their transportation, consumption, or regulation. The term may also refer generally to any conflict in a region that contains oil reserves or is geographically positioned in a location where an entity has or may wish to develop production or transportation infrastructure for petroleum products. Historically,…

How Trump’s Coupe to get Venezuela Oil may cost him the Presidency

It comes to no surprise that Donald Trump’s plan always was to adhere the agenda of drill baby drill. Now, with the ongoing Coup d’état in Venezuela by a Trump loyal puppet people may wonder why the Trump Administration is so cheerful of it. Simply put, it is about Venezuela’s oil reserves – the largest…

Extreme Weather Change Worldwide January 2019

Weather extremes around Europe, Australia, and South America from the past couple of days. Sources Tasmanian fire threat rolls on for Geeveston, Central Plateau; Zeehan downgraded https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-25/tasmania-braces-for-worst-fire-day-in-years/10747262 120°F in the Shade—and By the Water—As Australia’s Record-Melting Summer Intensifies https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/120F-Shadeand-Water-Australias-Record-Melting-Summer-Intensifies?cm_ven=hp-slot-2 2018 Global Disasters Cost $160 Billion; Climate Change a Factor, Report Says https://weather.com/science/environment/news/2019-01-09-disasters-cost-damage-climate-change Severe Weather on…

How to Escape Species Extinction?

Panel discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos, January 23, 2019. Between 1970 and 2020, the world will have experienced a two-thirds decline in wildlife populations. What are the consequences of the loss of biodiversity for our survival? Speakers are Marco Lambertini (WWF), Naomi Oreskes (Harvard University), Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim (UNCCD), Inger Andersen (IUCN),…

The 2018 Special IPCC Report on Climate Risks

Part of the panel discussion at COP24 in Katowice (Poland) December 4, 2018, on climate risks, as part of the IPCC Special Event: Unpacking the new scientific knowledge and key findings in the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 C. Watch the full panel here https://unfccc-cop24.streamworld.de/webcast/sbsta-ipcc-special-event-unpacking-the-new-scienti Read the summary report here https://www.ipcc.ch/sr15/

Polar Vortex: How the Jet Stream and Climate Change Bring on Cold Snaps

Polar Vortex: How the Jet Stream and Climate Change Bring on Cold Snaps https://insideclimatenews.org/news/02022018/cold-weather-polar-vortex-jet-stream-explained-global-warming-arctic-ice-climate-change Temperatures are rising much faster in the Arctic than the global average (“Arctic Amplification”). https://twitter.com/ZLabe/status/1086714347399700480 Broward County declares cold weather emergency https://news.google.com/?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen Be careful and try staying in your house. Large parts of the Country are suffering from tremendous amounts of…

Tony Janetos: The 4th US National Climate Assessment

Anthony Janetos talks at the Glen Gerberg Weather and Climate Summit, about the 4th US National Climate Assessment, January 19, 2019. Read the report summary here https://nca2018.globalchange.gov National Climate Assessment https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Climate_Assessment Watch the full panel recording https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDjGP-_CXq0

Multi Meter Sea Level Rise, Antarctic Sea Ice & Ice Melt Acceleration

A pair of new studies released on Monday share a same ominous message — that our planet’s ice is melting at an alarming rate, which is bad news for global sea levels. https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/14/world/climate-change-antarctica-ice-melt-twin-studies/index.html Narration by Cormac Bren Antarctic ice-sheet sensitivity to obliquity forcing enhanced through ocean connections https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-018-0284-4 Four decades of Antarctic Ice Sheet mass…

Climate Tipping Points Existential Threat to Our Life Support Systems

November 8, 2018 – Tim Lenton of University of Exeter presents “Tipping Points in Climate and Biosphere Function”. Lenton is co-author of the most discussed climate study from 2018, Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene https://www.pnas.org/content/115/33/8252 Tipping Points in Climate & Biosphere Functions Lenton is co-author of the most discussed climate study from…

Eric Rignot: Response of the Great Ice Sheets to Climate Warming

In ca 2012, as part of the Discover the Physical Sciences Breakfast Lecture Series at the University of California, climate researcher Eric Rignot (NASA/JPL) outlined our understanding of changes in the major cryosphere hotspots in Antarctica and Greenland, in his talk titled “Response of the Great Ice Sheets to Climate Warming”. Read about his newest…