Nobody talks toilets like Bill Gates

Because of the way our plumbing systems were set up at the dawn of using indoor plumbing, our toilets use fresh water that is beginning that can be very scarce in certain areas of the world. A certain amount of fresh water just sits there waiting, and an even larger amount is contaminated during the … Continue reading Nobody talks toilets like Bill Gates

In case Mashable’s description didn’t grab you, here’s the New York Times describing what happened 250 million years ago

Sometimes seeing something restated can help. Personally, I’d thought there was a good shot we were heading toward being a second Venus. This scenario doesn’t go that far, but we’d all still be pretty darn dead if the ocean no longer fed us, the land didn’t feed us, the coastal areas where we live were … Continue reading In case Mashable’s description didn’t grab you, here’s the New York Times describing what happened 250 million years ago

We have a model from 250 million years ago for what will happen when it gets too hot

Those who follow the global warming issue have wondered what the ultimate result will be. Turns out we have a model. 96% of life in the ocean may disappear at the same time that crops and plants in general can no longer thrive due heat that keeps it from pollinating, growing, or getting enough water. … Continue reading We have a model from 250 million years ago for what will happen when it gets too hot

Read the source material — a link for the 4th National Climate Assessment

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

Read the source material — a link for the 2nd carbon cycle report

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

Cow methane may be exceeded by methane in glacier melt water

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

Scientists acknowledge key errors in study of how fast the oceans are warming

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