In this July 2017 interview with CarbonBrief, Amory Lovins talks about gas plants, nuclear, and about Germany’s Energiewende. Read the interview summary at https://www.carbonbrief.org/carbon-brief-interview-amory-lovins
Video by CarbonBrief https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiXgvmQ2jUgUjRpJzvga5Tg/videos
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…
This report includes the floods and landslides in China; the wildfire in Spain; the heatwave and wildfires in Siberia and also the ongoing wildfires in the USA.
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…
Tropical Storm Cindy, caused widespread flooding and power outages https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/this-week-made-it-clear-climate-change-is-a-threat-to-our-infrastructure/2017/06/23/2ae38e30-576b-11e7-ba90-f5875b7d1876_story.html Reed Timmer https://twitter.com/ReedTimmerAccu Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters: Overview https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/billions Tropical Depression Cindy Slogs Through Arkansas https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/tropical-depression-cindy-slogs-through-arkansas Brian McNoldy, radar loop https://twitter.com/BMcNoldy/status/878316977369956356 Leaf River hydrograph http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=mob&gage=mclm6 Tropical Storm Cindy spawns Alabama tornado http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/tropical-storm-cindy-spawns-alabama-tornado Cindy’s remnants: Street flooding from South to the Midwest http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/cindy-expected-drench-tennessee-kentucky-west-virginia-48229317 Tropical Storm…
This episode reports on the extreme weather in the USA including Tropical Storm Cindy; a windstorm in Canada; Tropical Storm Bret; A landslide in Guatemala and the European heatwave.
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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US: Dangerous heatwave set to hit the southwest http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/06/dangerous-heatwave-set-hit-southwest-170619081429468.html Heat wave creates health hazard in southwestern US https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/heat-wave-creates-health-hazard-in-southwestern-us/2017/06/19/5b77786c-54bf-11e7-840b-512026319da7_story.html ‘Very unhealthy’ smog levels expected during heat wave, SoCal regulators warn http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-air-quality-heat-20170615-story.html Dangerous heat wave to scorch the Southwestern US http://edition.cnn.com/2017/06/16/us/weather-dangerous-heat-wave/index.html UK weather: Government issues heatwave alert as temperatures soar to 34C http://www.independent.co.uk/Weather/uk-weather-today-latest-heat-wave-alert-temperatures-soar-34c-met-office-hot-sun-sweltering-humid-a7796766.html How to keep cool…
This episode covers the central Portugal wildfire; the ongoing heatwave in the south west USA as well as flooding in Chile and China.
Huge forest fires in Portugal kill at least 43 people https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/18/portugal-more-than-20-people-killed-in-forest-fires
DEVASTATING FOREST FIRE KILLS MORE THAN 40 IN CENTRAL PORTUGAL http://www.euronews.com/2017/06/18/at-least-19-people-have-died-in-a-forest-fire-in-central-portugal-interior
Dörfer von Flammen eingekesselt – viele Tote http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/waldbrand-in-portugal-zahlreiche-tote-durch-feuer-a-1152666.html
Forest fires Portugal, Vulnerabilities – Changes in the past – Mediterranean https://www.climatechangepost.com/portugal/forest-fires
WHAT IMPACT DID CLIMATE CHANGE HAVE ON PORTUGAL’S DEADLY WILDFIRE? http://www.euronews.com/2017/06/18/what-impact-did-climate-change-have-in-portugal-s-deadly-wildfire
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…
This episode includes an Arctic Sea Ice update; the landslides in Bangladesh; the ongoing monsoon floods in India; the floods in southern China and a look at the upcoming extreme heatwave in the south western USA.