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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  5. 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
  6. Brad H

    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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. Brad H

    We have no system to deal with escalating climate damages. It’s time to build one.

    The "system" Roberts is talking about in his VOX piece, "We have no system to deal with escalating climate damages. It's time to build one," is an alternative to the present hyper-real real estate market. "The nightmare scenario" for South Florida homeowners he says, "is that real estate...
  15. Brad H

    Beyond Harvey And Irma: Militarizing Homeland Security In The Climate-Change Era

    Thanks for posting this, Linda. Partly based on Roger's assertion that ecosocialists don't integrate questions of militarism/imperialism/geostrategy etc. sufficiently into their analysis, I've created a category in our articles section on the main website called "militarism". I've added this as...
  16. Brad H

    STOP "cherry picking climate hope" - Fossil fuel expansion crushes renewables

    With permission from Roger - I'm adding his comments on Barry's article from a recent compilation of his thoughts on this subject from his website, here: The green energy mirage - A Socialist in Canada Comment by Roger Annis on ‘renewable energy’, to the System Change Not Climate Change...
  17. Brad H

    STOP "cherry picking climate hope" - Fossil fuel expansion crushes renewables

    Your welcome, Barry! Really great that you responded on this Forum, and thanks for your continued good work/analysis on these issues. I know it is important information for a lot of people in this community. There was another substantive reply to your article from Roger on our internal list - I...
  18. Brad H

    STOP "cherry picking climate hope" - Fossil fuel expansion crushes renewables

    See this important article below by Barry Saxifrage. If you are part of an organization out there that uses the argument for renewables only to "cherry pick climate hope" - isn't it time to change your emphasis from technologies to political solutions? Like revolution? Fossil fuel expansion...
  19. Brad H

    Tenth International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts & Responses

    Registration | Climate Change: Impacts & Responses Research Network Program development for the Tenth International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts & Responses is underway, and we encourage members to take advantage of the Early Registration Rate that is due to expire on 20 October 2017...
  20. Brad H

    What lies beneath? The scientific understatement of climate risks

    - FYI article referencing readjustments/correction of bias in models - important, but one also gets a sense of 'quibbling' in the face of dire urgency to act.... NASA study fixes error in low contrarian climate sensitivity estimates Some previous studies claiming that the climate is...
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