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“Humanity is altering Earth’s life support system …”

December 3rd, 2013 · No Comments

This video — transcript after the fold — calmly reviews with both data visualization and a rather disconcerting calm narration how “humanity is altering Earth’s life support system”.

The clock is ticking …
Note:  For an interesting approach to visualization, see the Carbon Atlas.

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Tags: Global Warming · Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change · catastrophic climate change · climate change · environmental · video

Two degrees as limit … climate scientists saying this means disaster

December 2nd, 2013 · 3 Comments

In a very broad way, climate specialists have laid down a target for climate mitigation: keep global warming below two degrees centigrade and we have a decent chance at avoiding catastrophic climate change.
This target has always troubled me.  Problems include speaking “centigrade” to metrically-challenged Americans; the esoteric nature of “2 degrees” toessentially every thinking person; [...]

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What does serious climate change look like?

November 13th, 2013 · 3 Comments

Erratic, with this guest post, made me think … Perhaps you will find it interesting as well.  And, well, perhaps you agree with me in hoping that “people” do / that humanity does “survive this bottleneck”.
In Ondaatje’s Running in the Family, the father describes a persistent delusion where his family is surrounded by a cloud of [...]

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Tags: Global Warming · catastrophic climate change · climate change · environmental

A ski jump with a brick wall at the end …

March 8th, 2013 · No Comments

Even as one who follows climate change news, the graphic is  pretty shocking:

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“increasingly gloomy about the future of human civilization”

January 15th, 2013 · No Comments

“Those of us who spend our days trawling - and contributing to - the scientific literature on climate change are becoming increasingly gloomy about the future of human civilisation,” said Liz Hanna, convener of the human health division at the Australian National University’s climate change Adaption Network. ‘We are well past the time of [...]

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Tags: Global Warming · catastrophic climate change · climate change

“Climate change: it’s even worse than we think”

November 21st, 2012 · No Comments

“Climate change: its even worse than we think” (than we thought) is an increasingly common conclusion from the scientific experts.
Often decried modeling is, as climate denying anti-science syndrome sufferers like Jim Inhofe like to state, truly proving to have been wrong. Inhofe/et al are simply getting the error bar wrong, the situation looks [...]

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Mitt Romney’s RNC (and beyond) climate joke should haunt him

November 5th, 2012 · No Comments

This guest post comes from Dean Baker who, in a sane world, would be on (or chairing) the White House Council of Economic Advisors.  Who knows, perhaps there is hope that the United States will turn to sanity in Sandy’s wake on climate change and other issues …
When Gov. Romney gave his acceptance speech at [...]

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Tags: 2012 Presidential Election · catastrophic climate change

97% of Greenland is in thaw … unprecedented

July 24th, 2012 · No Comments

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Tags: Energy · Global Warming · catastrophic climate change · climate change

“Welcome to the rest of our lives”

July 9th, 2012 · No Comments

“Welcome to the rest of our lives“ is the latest video from someone who should be one of the world’s most important videographers, Peter Sinclair (or Greenman3610).
Peter has, for years now, focused his efforts on confronting global warming denialism and providing stark evidence of the truth that shows denialist arguments to be deceptive fraud. [...]

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Tags: Global Warming · catastrophic climate change · climate change · environmental

Speaking of Sea-Level Rise. Or, “Mom, don’t you know what I do for a living?”

July 6th, 2012 · 2 Comments

At the second annual Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) meeting on the military and climate change,  John Englander gave a lunch-time talk based on his forthcoming book on sea-level rise: High-Tide on Main Street.
Englander tried to structure his presentation as “non-partisan”, stating that his book aimed to reach people who might be ‘turned off’ by Gore [...]

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Tags: catastrophic climate change · climate change · science