Shell in 1958 warned about increased carbon emissions from car exhaust

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…

Australia the Climate Villain

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…

Canada’s Historic Heat Wave, Wildfire Devastates Town and more than 80 Fires Burning

Global News: Several buildings have been destroyed in Lytton, B.C. after a fast-moving fire swept through the village Wednesday just moments after its residents were evacuated. Sources tell Global News the local ambulance station, clinic and at least 10 houses were among the buildings burned to the ground shortly after Mayor Jon Polderman issued the…

Earth’s Energy Imbalance Has Doubled since 2005

NASA: Researchers have found that Earth’s energy imbalance approximately doubled during the 14-year period from 2005 to 2019. Earth’s climate is determined by a delicate balance between how much of the Sun’s radiative energy is absorbed in the atmosphere and at the surface and how much thermal infrared radiation Earth emits to space. A positive…