Standard wind gusts are increasing and NYC just isn’t ready for that

I read a science fiction story decades ago which posited a climate crisis consisting solely of steadily increasing winds. Eventually people couldn't live above ground and fresh oxygen became difficult to capture as anything above ground level immediately snapped in the wind. We obviously aren't there yet but this story reminded me of the extreme … Continue reading Standard wind gusts are increasing and NYC just isn’t ready for that

How can scientists and the informed get thru to those who are clueless about the climate crisis?

https://www.newyorker.com/books/under-review/can-we-find-a-new-way-to-tell-the-story-of-climate-change? Can We Find a New Way to Tell the Story of Climate Change? An emerging genre of climate memoirs searches for narratives that will not only convince readers of the crisis at hand but galvanize them to do something about it. By David S. WallaceSeptember 15, 2021 Many of us readily accept the fact that … Continue reading How can scientists and the informed get thru to those who are clueless about the climate crisis?

World’s largest carbon-sucking plant begins making tiny dent in emissions

https://apple.news/At34J3uOHSuyGGpncCqTd7Q World’s Largest Carbon-Sucking Plant Starts Making Tiny Dent in Emissions By Ragnhildur Sigurdardottir and Akshat Rathi, Bloomberg News, September 8, 2021, 11:00 AM EDT Startups Climeworks and Carbfix are working together to store carbon dioxide removed from the air deep underground. In Iceland’s barren landscape, a new container-like structure has risen alongside plumes of steam near the Hellisheidi geothermal … Continue reading World’s largest carbon-sucking plant begins making tiny dent in emissions

CA homeowners may be able to protect their homes (briefly) from wildfires using special type of foil

https://www.sfchronicle.com/california-wildfires/article/How-one-foil-wrapped-home-survived-the-Caldor-16444302.php How one foil-wrapped home survived the Caldor Fire as everything around it burned Michael Cabanatuan Sep. 8, 2021 Updated: Sep. 9, 2021 7:06 p.m. How one foil-wrapped home survived the Caldor Fire as everything around it burned When the voracious Caldor Fire raced through forested Phillips near South Lake Tahoe, it destroyed dozens of cabins … Continue reading CA homeowners may be able to protect their homes (briefly) from wildfires using special type of foil

230 medical journals: climate crisis already “greatest” health threat

https://www.axios.com/over-200-medical-journals-climate-change-action-health-928f6695-d47c-4bad-a058-6b2f1c2247ab.html Sep 6, 2021 - Energy & Environment Over 230 medical journals: Climate crisis is the "greatest" health threat Rebecca Falconer Floodwaters remain in Helmetta, New Jersey, on Aug. 22 following flash flooding as Tropical Storm Henri swept through. Nearly 1 in 3 Americans have experienced a weather disaster since June —  showing the extent to which climate change is … Continue reading 230 medical journals: climate crisis already “greatest” health threat

Climate change will continue to supercharge tropical storms

http://www.discovermagazine.com/environment/climate-change-is-supercharging-tropical-cyclones-like-ida? Climate Change is "Supercharging" Tropical Cyclones Like Ida The proportion of major tropical cyclones has risen, and warmer air temperatures along with rising ocean heat have made them nastier. By Tom YulsmanAug 28, 2021 9:30 PM As I'm writing this on the evening of Saturday, Aug. 28th, Hurricane Ida is bearing down on the Louisiana … Continue reading Climate change will continue to supercharge tropical storms

Bill McKibben’s final Climate Crisis column for The New Yorker

Dealing with climate is always going to be about the balance of power.View in browser | Update your preferencesA more personal note than usual this week, because this will be the last of these Climate Crisis columns I’ll write (though it’s not the end of my work for the magazine). I’m incredibly grateful to The New Yorker for letting … Continue reading Bill McKibben’s final Climate Crisis column for The New Yorker

Details about NYC’s Ida-caused flash flood emergency

https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2021/09/01/new-york-city-flash-flood/ http://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/09/01/us/hurricane-ida-updateswww.nytimes.com/2021/09/02/nyregion/new-york-city-faces-the-first-flash-flood-emergency-in-its-history.html? All have all sorts of details, tweets and photos that may be updated by the time this is posted. Click thru to see the latest.

Solar panels over CA canals could yield big payoffs

https://theconversation.com/installing-solar-panels-over-californias-canals-could-yield-water-land-air-and-climate-payoffs-158754 Installing solar panels over California’s canals could yield water, land, air and climate payoffs May 3, 2021 8.04am EDT Authors Roger BalesDistinguished Professor of Engineering, University of California, MercedBrandi McKuinPostdoctoral Researcher in Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz Disclosure statement Nothing to disclose. Roger Bales does not work for, consult, own shares in or … Continue reading Solar panels over CA canals could yield big payoffs

Insights about this fall — foliage, temperature, fires, hurricanes

https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/21/weather/weather-fall-outlook-drought-la-nina/index.html Why autumn weather won't be the same this year By Hannah Gard and Allison Chinchar, CNN Meteorologists Updated 6:35 AM ET, Sat August 21, 2021 (CNN)At the halfway point of August, fall is quickly approaching as schools are back in session. But warm temperatures and prolonged drought could hinder the traditional fall feeling of … Continue reading Insights about this fall — foliage, temperature, fires, hurricanes

Climate crisis heat killing workers in U.S. partially because federal rules don’t yet protect them

But notice that California, as so often happens, has taken a leading rule in establishing rules that are referred to below as the "gold standard" that federal law should adopt. https://www.npr.org/2021/08/17/1026154042/hundreds-of-workers-have-died-from-heat-in-the-last-decade-and-its-getting-worse Heat Is Killing Workers In The U.S. — And There Are No Federal Rules To Protect Them August 17, 20215:00 AM ETHeard on Morning Edition … Continue reading Climate crisis heat killing workers in U.S. partially because federal rules don’t yet protect them