This is the other document that was issued the Friday after Thanksgiving but (thankfully) was noticed despite the timing of its release. This is a direct link to: FOURTH NATIONAL CLIMATE ASSESSMENT Volume II: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States The National Climate Assessment (NCA) assesses the science of climate change and variability … Continue reading Read the source material — a link for the 4th National Climate Assessment
Sometimes tracking down the source document for all of the opinion articles can be tough. This is one of the two major reports issued in November. Read what you can -- even just the executive summary -- to learn more about the most recent assessments of the production of, sequestration of, burning of, and anything that … Continue reading Read the source material — a link for the 2nd carbon cycle report
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/11/26/how-extreme-weather-is-shrinking-the-planet With wildfires, heat waves, and rising sea levels, large tracts of the earth are at risk of becoming uninhabitable. But the fossil-fuel industry continues its assault on the facts. By Bill McKibben California is currently ablaze, after a record hot summer and a dry fall set the stage for the most destructive fires in the state’s … Continue reading Bill McKibben and New Yorker magazine equals a must-read on our planet’s future
Stories like this boggle the brain. So many sources of greenhouse gases. Such a circular, self-reinforcing and accelerating increase in triggers to global warming. Arguing about which came first -- the human influences or the obvious climate changes -- is pointless. We need to do everything we can to prevent the hockey stick phenomenon (please … Continue reading Cow methane may be exceeded by methane in glacier melt water
Right now we're seeing one climate change-assisted disaster after another. Soon, abnormal will become the new normal for all events in nature. We need to be mindful. https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/climate-change-going-make-life-earth-whole-lot-worse-report-n938101 Climate change is going to make life on Earth a whole lot worse, report predicts “The evidence was absolutely mind-blowing to me," said the lead researcher. Homes … Continue reading Nature will be battering us more often and more severely in the very near future
Everything needs a label.... Well, no it doesn't. Books labeled science fiction have, from the beginning, described futures where mankind or nature (or both) have produced a very different world. A number of these books are not recent at all. However, if labeling them cli-fi produces more sales, bravo. https://www.popsugar.com/entertainment/Cli-Fi-Books-45479861 Never Heard of Cli-Fi? Here … Continue reading Oh goody! Another genre of fiction. We NEED one of those. Cli-fi and a short list.
The original story about greatly accelerated warming of the oceans was frightening. Nice to know that the methodology used to reach that conclusion was wrong. Moreover, how pleasant that the researchers didn't let their pride keep them from notifying the public. https://www.washingtonpost.com/energy-environment/2018/11/14/scientists-acknowledge-key-errors-study-how-fast-oceans-are-warming/?utm_term=.6021b57d420a