Audio: Overshooting 2C risks rapid and unstoppable sea level rise from Antarctica

CarbonBrief recently published a guest article by Robert M. DeConto, Pamela Pearson, and David Pollard, called Overshooting 2C risks rapid and unstoppable sea level rise from Antarctica. Here is now a text-to-speech conversation for people who like to listen to it. Visit Overshooting 2C risks rapid and unstoppable sea level rise from Antarctica to follow…

Study: Non-Monotonic Response of the Climate System to Abrupt CO2 Forcing

The 2021 published study Non-Monotonic Response of the Climate System to Abrupt CO2 Forcing (10.1029/2020GL090861) involves research from the Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Center for Climate System Research, and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. The study key points are: We examine the response of the climate system…

New study finds CO2 today enough to raise sea level by 20 metres

An international team of scientists, from Texas A&M University, the University of Southampton and the Swiss University ETH Zürich, led by the University of St Andrews, published their findings in the study, Atmospheric CO2 over the Past 66 Million Years from Marine Archives. The international team pulled together data collected over the last 15 years using high-tech laboratory techniques.  The combined data spans the…

Any reduction in emissions means shorter open-water periods

A new study be the University of Manitoba, finds that for every degree of global warming, the open water period in the Arctic will increase by roughly one month. The study, Arctic open-water periods are projected to lengthen dramatically by 2100 – published in the Nature journal Communications Earth & Environment, notes: The shrinking of Arctic-wide…

Will President Biden bring forward the carbon fee-and-dividend?

Climate scientist James Hansen in his latest blog, Fighting the Battles, Winning the War – once again reminds us of the carbon fee-and-dividend. And that President Joe Biden has the authority to bring it forward. Meanwhile, Canada already has a carbon fee-and-dividend, with British Columbia operating a system very similar to Fee and Dividend, as…

Covid-19 Sets the Stage for the Collapse of Human Civilization?

The histoty of the human species is full of examples detailing our vulnerabilities to collapse and total decline. As historian Jospeh Tainter explains, system complexity further works against us, most people probably call this today, incompetence. More to the point, the inability of our complex world for the right system changes. Gordon Brown, UK at…

How YouTube became Evil and the Largest Climate Misinformation Source on the Internet

It really began with Katrina in 2005, watching the footage of incredible destruction on Wunderground. I became concerned and followed people like Joe Romm at his excellent Climate Progress blog, or read the often highly technical expertise from actual climate scientists at RealClimate.org. We write the year 2008 I open the url YouTube.com looking for…

Climate Change and the Inevitable Hunger for War

Neuroscientist Joseph Herbert asked in Psychology Today, if without testosterone, would there be war? He briefly explains tendencies of the males drive, fueled by the testosterone hormone, for violence, and that in our entire human history, we went often to war. Young males have a natural tendency, which seems testosterone-related, to form coalitions.  This includes…