German’s Leading Party Blocks CO2 Tax

The CDU is Germany’s leading party, even though losing big stakes in recent elections to the far-right and the Green party. The current debate in light of Germany’s lack of climate change actions, let alone leadership, centers around taxation of carbon dioxide emitting fossil fuels. A carbon tax is a tax levied on the carbon content of fuels.[1] It is a form…

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,…

Virtual Climate Change Lecture [CS – Space Alpha]

Demonstration of a virtual climate lecture. Watch the full lecture at This footage is an early implementation of a climate lecture, for the game Climate State, currently in development with Unreal Engine. For more updates, progress, and infos on the alpha test follow

Get Used to Cold Polar Vortex Outbreaks

It might seem counterintuitive, but the dreaded polar vortex is bringing its icy grip to parts of the U.S. thanks to a sudden blast of warm air in the Arctic. Q&A: How is Arctic warming linked to the ‘polar vortex’ and other extreme weather?

Climate tipping-point potential and paradoxical production of methane in a changing ocean

Authors: Hongyue Dang, Jia Li Dang, H. & Li, J. Sci. China Earth Sci. (2018) 61: 1714. Access and read the PDF with inline linkages, and reference list here. Abstract The global warming potential of methane (CH4) is about 30 times stronger than that of carbon dioxide (CO2) over a century timescale. Methane emission is hypothesized…