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…

PODCAST Experts Discuss the ongoing Global Heatwave

Excerpts of a recent ‘On Point’ podcast, recorded July 26th 2018 on WBUR radio https://goo.gl/rBhTQd More context http://www.climatecentral.org/gallery/graphics/2018-global-heat-so-far #HEAT #GLOBAL Speakers Jeff Ray, meteorologist at CBS News in Dallas/Fort Worth Paolo Ruti, chief of the World Meteorological Organization’s World Weather Research Programme Jack Cushman, managing editor and reporter at Inside Climate News Rachel Licker, senior…

Tracking Global Carbon Cycle CO2 Emissions from Space

A Tale of Three Continents: Record carbon dioxide growth during the 2015 El Niño, presented by Kevin Bowman (NASA). Originally presented at the Fall AGU 2017 conference on Thursday, December 14, 2017.

Release via NASA Scientific Visualization Studio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICL9MZHCPw4

Carbon cycle https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_cycle

#NASA #CarbonCycle #ElNino

Experts Discuss Recent Heat Waves and Atmospheric Changes

The impacts of global warming are now ‘playing out in real-time’. Mike Mann (Penn State), Jennifer Francis (Rutgers), and Noah Diffenbaugh (Stanford), discuss the recent heat waves around the globe, and how it connects with the jet stream pattern, moderated by Markeya Thomas of Climate Signals. Read the conversation summary at ClimateSignals.org https://goo.gl/dK9gku Latest article…

The 5 Big Climate Unknowns

Climate unknowns include the rate of sea level rise, ozone loss, how the Gulf Stream will react and what it possibly means, the Earth’s response, and the potential for extra methane release from methane clathrates, stored at continental margins. There are many more climate unknowns, for example elaborated in this article https://thinkprogress.org/what-are-the-unknown-unknowns-of-global-warming-1438d934bdee Climate Change Interview…

Jet Stream Stalled over Sweden Climate Weather Connection Explained

This heatwave across much of the northern hemisphere could continue for weeks, and possibly even months. And accelerated warming in the Arctic compared to the rest of the planet could be a key contributor. https://www.newscientist.com/article/2174889-warming-arctic-could-be-behind-heatwave-sweeping-northern-hemisphere/ Jennifer Francis (Rutgers University), speaks March 2018 about weather changes. And how are those related to climate change? Full talk…

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…