These 20 companies have known since 1965 that they are the top creators of the climate crisis

This article is a keeper if you like having facts for the effect of fossil fuel production and use on the climate crisis. For example, these 20 companies are responsible for one-third of the greenhouse gas emissions in the modern era beginning 1965 -- when the fossil fuel industry knew, for a fact, about the … Continue reading These 20 companies have known since 1965 that they are the top creators of the climate crisis

Americans don’t yet grasp the cost of fighting climate change

Scientists are making headway on persuading even the most irrational of climate change deniers that facts override opinions. But only a small percentage of those who want to DO SOMETHING realize the true cost of making a significant difference. https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-09-30/americans-fear-climate-change-and-the-cost-of-fighting-it?srnd=opinion Americans Fear Climate Change and the Cost of Fighting It Concern is one thing. Paying … Continue reading Americans don’t yet grasp the cost of fighting climate change

Why even Russia now knows there’s a climate crisis

It's truly sad that even Russia has changed its stance on whether there's a climate crisis. Meanwhile, the U.S. government and its fossil fuel-related businesses are ignoring even the medium-term problems that the climate crisis present. https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-09-29/climate-change-russia-s-oil-and-gas-heartlands-are-under-threat Why Vladimir Putin Suddenly Believes in Global Warming Russia was happy that global warming opened up Arctic oil, but … Continue reading Why even Russia now knows there’s a climate crisis

How scientists are beginning to get thru to U.S. doubters about the reality of climate change

The change in thinking is still not fast enough or focused enough on action. Moreover, a good percentage of our legislators rely so heavily on fossil fuel-related contributions, that it's difficult to see the likelihood of meaningful change at the federal level https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-10-01/americans-are-finally-worried-about-climate-change? How Scientists Finally Got Americans to Worry About the Climate Public opinion … Continue reading How scientists are beginning to get thru to U.S. doubters about the reality of climate change

Another feedback loop from microbes in heated soil

Physical objects are not as unchangeable as we've always thought partially because many contain life albeit of a very small size. Microbes, being alive, change their behavior when living in a hotter environment, and not favorably. https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2019/09/as-soils-warm-microbes-pump-more-carbon-dioxide-to-the-atmosphere/ Audio As soils warm, microbes pump more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere It's a dangerous feedback loop. 01 … Continue reading Another feedback loop from microbes in heated soil

New UN report warns of even worse flooding, extreme weather than predicted without radical reductions in greenhouse gases

https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/25/world/un-ipcc-report-oceans-and-ice-climate-change/index.html Landmark UN report warns sea levels will rise faster than projected by 2100 By Drew Kann, CNN Updated 5:29 AM ET, Wed September 25, 2019 (CNN)Cities from New York to Shanghai could see regular flooding, as sea levels rise faster than previously thought. Glaciers and ice sheets from the Himalayas to Antarctica are rapidly melting. And the … Continue reading New UN report warns of even worse flooding, extreme weather than predicted without radical reductions in greenhouse gases

Greta Thunberg is the anti-Trump

This is a fine article contrasting the two people who really couldn't be much more of polar opposites. Greta thinks globally, in terms of right or wrong, has empathy, relies on science, tells the truth, and lives her principles. Trump? Well.... She could not have appeared at a better time. https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/greta-thunberg-is-the-anti-trump Greta Thunberg Is the … Continue reading Greta Thunberg is the anti-Trump