Plan B: They want to Flood the Desert

The idea is “risky, unproven, even unlikely to work,” according to Y Combinator. But if it did work, it could slow climate change. By James Rainey. Imagine flooding a desert half the size of the Sahara. Using 238 trillion gallons of desalinated ocean water to do the job. Creating millions of 1-acre-square micro-reservoirs to grow…

Can We Build a Giant Ocean Wall to Stop Sea Level Rise?

Is unavoidable sea level rise an engineering problem, do we have the capabilities for a technological fix? John C. Moore from the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland presents these ideas in his October 2018 talk, “Stopping the flood – Can we engineer ice sheets and save the homes of a billion people?” Open…

Last Week! So what is the Plan? [To tackle Climate Change]

Support Climate State on Patreon http://patreon.com/ClimateState Teen Climate Activist to Crowd of Thousands: ‘We Can’t Save the World by Playing by the Rules Because the Rules Have to Change’ https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/10/20/teen-climate-activist-crowd-thousands-we-cant-save-world-playing-rules-because-rules Former Vice President Al Gore: Trump’s approach to climate change ‘literally insane’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cr14IutSJQE Tesla introduces Tesla Energy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvCIhn7_FXI PRECHT mit Hans Joachim Schellnhuber: Ist die…

Extract and Store Carbon Dioxide [CO2] from the Atmosphere

Increasing numbers of scientists and climate policy experts are claiming that carbon removal (also known as negative emissions technologies) is necessary to meet the Paris Agreement goals. How can we assess carbon removal as part of a portfolio response to climate change and as individual technologies or approaches? Moderation by Dr. Simon Nicholson and Dr.…

Will We Change? Courage in the Anthropocene

The concluding installment of Dr. Aaron Thierry’s Courage in the Anthropocene series, delivered at the University of Sheffield and hosted by the Carbon Neutral University Network. In this talk, Dr. Thierry takes an innovative look at what prevents change and how fresh thinking could help us deliver a sustainable future. Part 1: https://climatestate.com/2018/10/05/aaron-thierry-explores-the-risks-and-realities-of-climate-change-part-1-must-we-change/Part 2: https://climatestate.com/2018/10/06/young-scientist-can-we-change-avoid-catastrophic-consequences/Part…

Young Scientist: Can We Change? [Avoid Catastrophic Consequences]

The second installment of Dr. Aaron Thierry’s three part exploration of our critical place in the climate change story, delivered at the University of Sheffield. Here Dr. Thierry investigates whether or not it is possible for human society to make the changes necessary to avoid the catastrophic consequences of climate change. Part 1: https://climatestate.com/2018/10/05/aaron-thierry-explores-the-risks-and-realities-of-climate-change-part-1-must-we-change/Part 2:…

Expert talks global warming and what needs to be done

Dr. Ramanathan outlines the current state of climate change, at the Super Pollutant Day conference September 2018. Speakers Dr. Ramanathan, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric and Climate Sciences at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego David Beckman, President, Pisces Foundation Original release (with panel discussion) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HCLqTgbNk4 Teaser image by University of California…

Transformation: Rockström, are we condemned to a Hothouse Earth?

Mission 2020 and Exponential Roadmap presentation with Johan Rockström and Christiana Figueres at Global Climate Action Summit 2018. Are we condemned to a Hothouse Earth? Speakers Christiana Figueres: Former IPCC, Founding Partner, Global Optimism and Convenor, Mission 2020 Johan Rockström: Professor of Environmental Sciences at Stockholm Resilience Centre, Incoming Director of the Potsdam Institute for…

Big Oil Gives In to Common Sense and Invests in Renewable Energy

In case you missed it, pigs have sprouted wings, hell is an ice skating rink, and oil and gas companies are investing in clean technologies at unprecedented levels. That’s right, Big Oil is pouring billions of investment dollars into clean energy. Some of the largest oil companies have made or announced plans to invest piles…