More on the unlikely victory for the world’s climate at Exxon’s annual meeting

I love the argument being made here -- because it makes sense. The climate crisis is already upon us. The fossil fuel companies still have massive assets and a huge amount of power they could exert to move us along the path that MUST be taken to protect the financial and population centers of the … Continue reading More on the unlikely victory for the world’s climate at Exxon’s annual meeting

NOAA predicts another bad year for hurricanes

https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/20/weather/weather-hurricane-season-forecast-above-average/index.html NOAA predicts 6th consecutive above-average hurricane season By Allison Chinchar, CNN Meteorologist Updated 1:33 PM ET, Thu May 20, 2021 (CNN)The Atlantic hurricane season doesn't officially begin for another 12 days, but the early signs are it may end up being yet another very busy one.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued it's … Continue reading NOAA predicts another bad year for hurricanes

43% of global cities have no plan to adapt to impacts of global heating

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/12/one-in-four-cities-cannot-afford-climate-crisis-protection-measures-study? One in four cities cannot afford climate crisis protection measures – study Survey of 800 cities around world finds almost 43% do not even have plan to adapt to impacts of global heating Los Angeles is one of the cities thought to be adapting well to the climate crisis. But hundreds of other cities … Continue reading 43% of global cities have no plan to adapt to impacts of global heating

Water crisis at OR-CA border simply couldn’t be worse

https://apnews.com/article/oregon-california-health-droughts-science-1f93619dc660f40e558a91b095f41f7b Water crisis ‘couldn’t be worse’ on Oregon-California border By GILLIAN FLACCUSMay 14, 2021 1 of 10In this handout photo released by the Yurok Tribe shows 70 dead juvenile salmon captured by the Yurok Tribe that are presumed to have died from deadly pathogen, Ceratonova shasta, in the Klamath River water flows. On May 4, … Continue reading Water crisis at OR-CA border simply couldn’t be worse

Antarctic ice sheet critical factor to survival of coastal cities

https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/05/weather/land-ice-melt-sea-level-rise-study/index.html Antarctica's ice sheet is critical to the fate of coastal cities. How much it will melt remains a big question By Drew Kann, CNN Updated 3:06 PM ET, Wed May 5, 2021  (CNN)When it comes to predicting how much sea levels will rise as global temperatures warm, the fate of Antarctica looms all-important.  The hulking … Continue reading Antarctic ice sheet critical factor to survival of coastal cities

Sea level rise from glacier melting may be higher than predicted

https://www.businessinsider.com/antarctica-sea-level-rise-could-be-higher-than-thought-study-2021-5 The sea-level rise from Antarctica's melting ice sheet could be 30% higher than estimated due to an effect scientists previously thought was 'inconsequential,' new study says Marianne Guenot May 4, 2021, 8:42 AM A ship in the waters next to the Thwaites Glacier in Western Antarctica.  Scientists say if the West Antarctica Ice sheet were … Continue reading Sea level rise from glacier melting may be higher than predicted

West and Southwest U.S. facing biggest drought in 1200 years

Wonderfully informative map and charts omitted. You'll have to click thru. https://apple.news/AOan6MyaVSRG4QhxVfza5Pw ‘Megadrought’ persists in western U.S., as another extremely dry year develops The long-running dry stretch rivals anything in the last 1200 years, a sign of climate-change induced "aridification."BYALEJANDRA BORUNDAPUBLISHED MAY 7, 2021• 12 MIN READ Water levels usually peak in May at Folsom Lake … Continue reading West and Southwest U.S. facing biggest drought in 1200 years

Eleven Madison (NYC restaurant) going meatless — does it matter?

"Heated" is always a fascinating newsletter about anything related to climate change. This week the lead story is about the very expensive, extremely well known restaurant Eleven Madison Park's decision. A National Review columnist and various Twitterers went berserk. Ms Atkin asks if it matters and concludes there's a good chance it does. Perhaps this … Continue reading Eleven Madison (NYC restaurant) going meatless — does it matter?

Shifting perspectives about climate crisis may offer hope for the future

Dare we hope? Here’s my cautious case for climate optimism Rebecca Solnit The Green New Deal, formerly seen as radical, is now in mainstream debate. And renewable energy becomes more efficient every day Power-generating windmill turbines at sunset near Larnaca, Cyprus. Photograph: Yiannis Kourtoglou/Reuters Sat 1 May 2021 08.12 EDT That we are living in science … Continue reading Shifting perspectives about climate crisis may offer hope for the future

Amazon rain forest no longer taking in more carbon than it releases

This fact should scare people. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/apr/30/brazilian-amazon-released-more-carbon-than-it-absorbed-over-past-10-years Brazilian Amazon released more carbon than it absorbed over past 10 years International team of researchers also found that deforestation rose nearly four-fold in 2019 A fallen tree lies in an area of the Amazon jungle that was cleared by loggers and farmers near Porto Velho, Rondonia State. Photograph: Ueslei … Continue reading Amazon rain forest no longer taking in more carbon than it releases

We’re going to lose 10% of our glacier ice no matter what

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/apr/29/world-lose-glacier-ice-climate-targets World will lose 10% of glacier ice even if it hits climate targets Exclusive: loss is equivalent to more than 13,200 cubic kilometres of water or 10m Wembley Stadiums Visualised: glaciers then and now Research suggests 1.9 billion people are at risk of mountain water shortages, most of them in China and India. Photograph: Alamy … Continue reading We’re going to lose 10% of our glacier ice no matter what

No, Biden’s not banning beef — yes, we should all eat less of it

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/04/26/biden-climate-beef-ban/ Biden’s climate change plan may not nix cheeseburgers, but science says beef should be on the chopping block A GOP social media frenzy about Biden banning beef has no meat to it, but beef plays significant role in greenhouse gas emissions Steaks and other beef products at a grocery store in McLean, Va. (J. … Continue reading No, Biden’s not banning beef — yes, we should all eat less of it