Keynote speech at gridXdays – the conference on energy, sustainability and technology presented by gridX – from climate scientist and communicator, Stefan Rahmstorf. At the current rate we will pass 1.5 °C warming before 2040, but with decisive action we can still prevent this.
These results indicate that climate tipping is an imminent risk in the Earth System. Even the safe operating space of 1.5 or 2.0 degrees above present generally assumed by the IPCC might not be all that safe. According to the precautionary principle, we must consider abrupt and irreversible changes to the climate system as a real risk – at least until we understand these phenomena better.
In recent months scientists noticed that many climate models were not prepared for the real world developments manifesting now as the climate changes.
Like other countries, we feel the risks and threats in this area… We need to put aside political and other differences and not turn the transition to carbon neutrality into an instrument of unfair competition.
This heat has rapidly melted any snow remaining on the ground and has caused the thawing of the top layer of the permanently frozen soil. The water from the thaw is unable to percolate down through the frozen layers below. That causes even more thawing.
At Google News, science is constraint to space and other worlds on their frontpage, you have to navigate to the environment tab, requiring two additional mouse clicks to find climate science.
This week, a vast heat dome enveloped western Canada and the north-western US, temperatures had nowhere to go but up.
The Guardian: Shell, like other oil companies, had decades to prepare for those consequences after it was forewarned by its own research. In 1958, one of its executives, Charles Jones, presented a paper to the industry’s trade group, the American Petroleum Institute (API), warning about increased carbon emissions from car exhaust. Other research followed through the…
The Carbon Action Tracker summary for Australia: Australia has not implemented an effective climate policy The Australian government has initiated a gas-led recovery rather than a green recovery Shown no intention of updating its Paris Agreement target nor adopting a net-zero emissions target Focusing on what it calls a “technology neutral” approach, which is contradicted…
Exxonmobil has secretly fought climate science, and operated behind closed doors to water down green legislation.
The Reality of Climate Change is a global warming documentary about many of the problems and the solutions in light of the climate crisis, produced in 2017.
The heat wave baking the U.S. Pacific Northwest and British Columbia, Canada, is of an intensity never recorded by modern humans.