Methane Mitigation Opportunities

Esteemed Short-Lived Climate Pollutant (SLCP) experts, Drew Shindell (Duke University & Science Advisory Panel Chair) and Klimont Zbigniew (IIASA), present the newest knowledge on SLCP emissions, sectors, and mitigation opportunities. From the perspective of what we’ve learned since the publication of the 2011 UNEP & WMO Integrated Assessment of Black Carbon and Tropospheric Ozone, the…

CO2 May Make Earth +10-15ºC Hotter, Like Early Paleogene

A new study led by scientists at the University of Bristol has warned that unless we mitigate current levels of carbon dioxide emissions, Western Europe and New Zealand could revert to the hot tropical climate of the early Paleogene period – 56-48 million years ago. https://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2018/july/co2-levels-paleogene-period.html Read The Atlantic article here: They were strange days…

The Climate State of the Holocene and Anthropocene (Rates of Change)

Supplemental of Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene Will Steffen, Johan Rockström, Katherine Richardson, Timothy M. Lenton, Carl Folke, Diana Liverman, Colin P. Summerhayes, Anthony D. Barnosky, Sarah E. Cornell, Michel Crucifix, Jonathan F. Donges, Ingo Fetzer, Steven J. Lade, Marten Scheffer, Ricarda Winkelmann, and Hans Joachim Schellnhuber PNAS August 6, 2018. 201810141;…

Climate change fuels wildfires. Here’s how

Mike Mann provides a clear explanation of the relation between climate change and current extreme weather around the world, and the imperative to reduce carbon emissions. Via https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/climate-change-is-making-wildfires-more-extreme-heres-how Domino-effect of climate events could move Earth into a ‘hothouse’ state https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/aug/06/domino-effect-of-climate-events-could-push-earth-into-a-hothouse-stateScientists Have Uncovered a Disturbing Climate Change Precedent https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/08/earths-scorching-hot-history/566762/

Gov. Jerry Brown: We entered a New Climate & Weather Era

During a press conference with the California state’s emergency officials Governor Jerry Brown provided an update on the destructive northern California wildfires, and talked about the peculiar connections established by climate change. California wildfires roar into ‘uncharted territory,’ fueled by climate change https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/08/02/carr-fire-california-wildfires-get-worse-gov-jerry-brown-says/887646002/ Watch the full press conference recording https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLGJCisTK0c

Global Warming Affecting Summer Heat, Surprises Scientists

Scientist point to the manifestation of a persistent heat spell in many parts around the globe, this summer. Climate expert and science editor for Axios, Andrew Freedman https://twitter.com/afreedma speaks about the climate-weather teleconnections with CBSN anchor. Release via https://www.cbsnews.com/news/carbon-in-soil-dirt-making-climate-change-worse-study-says

He wrote a Story on the Worst Scenarios of Climate Change

The Uninhabitable Earth is a New York magazine article by American journalist David Wallace-Wells published on July 9, 2017. The long-form article depicts a worst-case scenario of what might happen in the future due to global warming. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Uninhabitable_Earth Release at NYMag The Uninhabitable Earth http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/07/climate-change-earth-too-hot-for-humans.html Scientists explain what New York Magazine article on “The Uninhabitable…

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 climate…

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