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  1. Brad H

    Florence and Mangkhut - not analysis, just images

    Extreme Weather from Pre- Florence and Mangkhut:
  2. Brad H

    Scientific and Revolutionary Reticence in the Age of the Anthropocene

    First, you're right about the two ends being inseparable. Marx: "In the sense that one appears as a means for the other, is mediated by the other; this is expressed as their mutual dependence; a movement that relates them to one another, makes them appear indispensable to one another, but still...
  3. Brad H

    Scientific and Revolutionary Reticence in the Age of the Anthropocene

    Thanks Gene and Richard. Like I said, Hansen is not radical in our sense of the term, but we have all gained an immense amount of knowledge from his leadership in his terrain. Gene, you're part of SCNCC and you're talking about consumption - so no one else to blame or praise but the actions you...
  4. Brad H

    Scientific and Revolutionary Reticence in the Age of the Anthropocene

    Just re-read this article in Environmental Research Letters from James Hansen where he clearly frames the challenge within the scientific academy and within major global climate institutions (ie. IPCC) for downplaying the seriousness of the threat of ACC - the idea that there are deeply...
  5. Brad H

    PNAS: Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene

    California’s Record-breaking Fire Isn’t the Week’s Worst Climate News Thanks David for some clarifications above. David Wallace-Wells published a response to the PNAS report yesterday. Among the summary points he makes: - authors' recognition of dramatic increase in non-linear...
  6. Brad H

    PNAS: Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene

    Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene There is virtually no "social science" evident in this paper, aside from comments that recognize non-radical solutions that haven't worked: "Incremental linear changes to the present socioeconomic system are not enough to...
  7. Brad H

    What we learned about climate in 2017 – and why it’s terrifying

    I know all of you read these little doses of gut-wrenching bad news on a regular basis. I think we tend not to share too much of it just because it's heart-breaking and we all probably budget it out in a way that preserves some measure of personal equanimity. This, one among many, is a...
  8. Brad H

    Record surge in atmospheric CO2 seen in 2016

    Thanks for your perspectives and clarifications, David. I know these are all estimates and I appreciate the immense complexity of the modelling that needs to occur to arrive at any numbers. When I see see reports of 20 to 30C above average temperatures in many parts of the Arctic and Antarctic...
  9. Brad H

    Record surge in atmospheric CO2 seen in 2016

    Here is an overview/reference to the sources that was provided by "robert scribbler" from his comments section at: Whitefish Puerto Rico Contract Cancelled, Now How About Letting Renewable Industry Leaders Step in? >>We haven’t mentioned it in a little while. So I’ll give a brief refresher...
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    Record surge in atmospheric CO2 seen in 2016

    Record surge in atmospheric CO2 seen in 2016 By Matt McGrath Environment correspondent Record surge in atmospheric CO2 in 2016 Concentrations of CO2 in the Earth's atmosphere surged to a record high in 2016, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Last year's increase was...
  11. Brad H

    Climate change refugee cases rejected

    See this amazing visual tour through the lives of India Villagers facing extreme climate impacts. "Hotter temperatures are forcing families in southern India to decide: Try to survive here, or leave?" The Uninhabitable Village
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    Climate change refugee cases rejected

    I think this article points to important issues concerning one of the largest climate impacts for populations do to extreme weather and biospheric system changes. The article says that climate refugees are not protected or "do not risk being persecuted" under the Refugee Convention. So people...
  13. Brad H

    Climate change worse than thought

    Andrew Griffen, The Independent, Oct 26 2017 - 23:00 Global warming might be far worse than we thought, according to a new study. The research challenges the ways that researchers have worked out sea temperatures until now, meaning that they may be increasing quicker than previously suggested...
  14. Brad H

    New climate model taking greater account of cloud changes

    Planet likely to warm by 4C by 2100, scientists warn New climate model taking greater account of cloud changes indicates heating will be at higher end of expectations Temperature rises resulting from unchecked climate change will be at the severe end of those projected, according to a new...
  15. Brad H

    'Plan B': Seven ways to engineer the climate

    Geo-Engineering: Can We “Science Our Way” Out Of A Climate Catastrophe? October 16th, 2017 by Steve Hanley Ever notice how once something new crops up in your life, suddenly it’s everywhere? In a comment to our recent story about carbon dioxide levels in the Eocene period, some people raised...
  16. Brad H

    Existential Angst

    Hey Ted, part of me feels the same way. We have been posting articles from Dahr Jamail for years. He's been a stand-out in his courage, his outspoken-ness about the severity of ACD. It's back to the same issues from the top of this discussion - do we talk about it, or do we put it aside as some...
  17. Brad H

    Existential Angst

    Climate Disruption Could Pose "Existential Threat" by 2050 Monday, October 02, 2017 By Dahr Jamail, Truthout | It is often painful to write these monthly dispatches, chronicling what has happened to the Earth over the previous several weeks. Every month I'm taken aback by how rapidly the...
  18. Brad H

    Methane emissions from cattle are 11% higher than estimated

    Methane emissions from cattle are 11% higher than estimated Methane emissions from cattle are 11% higher than estimated Emissions of the greenhouse gas methane from livestock are larger than previously thought, posing an additional challenge in the fight to curb global warming, scientists have...
  19. Brad H

    Mobilization against resource extraction and political (re)actions ‘from above’

    Call for Papers Political Ecology Network (POLLEN) bi-annual conference, Oslo, 20–22 June 2018 Mobilization against resource extraction and political (re)actions ‘from above’ Organizers: Judith Verweijen (Ghent University) & Alexander Dunlap (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) Recent...
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