Recent content by David Klein

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    With global heating, expect more inferno seasons

    https://enewspaper.latimes.com/desktop/latimes/default.aspx?edid=e8987281-10d0-4baf-9f9f-02b7000ecf50 L.A. Times, 9/13/2020 With global heating, expect more inferno seasons Talking about weather records feels pointless when every year is certain to be hotter than the last. BY PETER KALMUS...
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    Unions fracture over climate

    Unions fracture over climate Unions fracture over climate By DEBRA KAHN, SAMANTHA MALDONADO and CATHERINE BOUDREAU 09/01/2020 12:13 PM EDT This week, we explore the tug of war between protecting union jobs and the transition to a cleaner economy. A DIVIDED MOVEMENT — Organized labor is...
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    Silicon Valley billionaires want to geoengineer the world's oceans

    https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24732980-500-silicon-valley-billionaires-want-to-geoengineer-the-worlds-oceans/ Silicon Valley billionaires want to geoengineer the world's oceans EARTH 1 September 2020 By Mark Harris New Scientist Default Image Ocean alkalinity enhancement could save...
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    Heat stored in the Earth system: where does the energy go?

    This paper, published today, is a major study that reports on Earth's net energy imbalance, the difference between how much energy is coming in from the sun and how much is leaving Earth (via long wave radiation). This is the most important number (even more important than global average temp...
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    Climate change: Dams played key role in limiting sea level rise

    Climate change: Dams played key role in limiting sea level rise By Matt McGrath Environment correspondent 19 August 2020 Science & Environment Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES The construction of large-scale dams has played...
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    Are more heat, fire tornadoes to come?

    LATimes August 18, 2020 https://enewspaper.latimes.com/desktop/latimes/default.aspx?edid=775f26d6-0623-4d32-adee-80ea8e33869f Are more heat, fire tornadoes to come? BY TONY BARBOZA, LOUIS SAHAGUN AND JOSEPH SERNA In the last few days, a moisture-laden heat wave has unleashed extreme...
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    ‘Worst case’ emissions scenario is best match for reality

    https://climateandcapitalism.com/2020/08/04/worst-case-emissions-scenario-is-best-match-for-reality/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+climateandcapitalism%2FpEtD+%28Climate+and+Capitalism%29 Worst case’ emissions scenario is best match for reality Posted on August 4...
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    Anti-racism requires so much more than 'checking your privilege'

    Anti-racism requires so much more than 'checking your privilege' | Momtaza Mehri Anti-racism requires so much more than 'checking your privilege' Momtaza Mehri ...The language of white privilege obscures systemic inequality by reducing it to individual actors – quite literally in the form of...
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    Nature: Potential for large-scale CO2 removal via enhanced rock weathering with croplands

    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2448-9 Potential for large-scale CO2 removal via enhanced rock weathering with croplands Abstract Enhanced silicate rock weathering (ERW), deployable with croplands, has potential use for atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) removal (CDR), which is now...
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    What Would It Cost to Buy Out the Fossil Fuel Industry?

    Fyi, Food & Water Watch commissioned a report, with a lot of technical details, describing steps for Los Angeles to achieve 100% renewable energy by 2030: Clean Energy for Los Angeles An analysis of a pathway for 100 percent renewable energy in Los Angeles by 2030...
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    What Would It Cost to Buy Out the Fossil Fuel Industry?

    Richard, How would you compare Robert Pollin's proposal for nationalization of the fossil fuel industry given in this interview to your proposal ? David It's Time to Nationalize the Fossil Fuel Industry C.J. POLYCHRONIOU, TRUTHOUT We must institute public ownership of the fossil fuel...
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    New information about clouds in the Southern Hemisphere

    https://theconversation.com/we-caught-bacteria-from-the-most-pristine-air-on-earth-to-help-solve-a-climate-modeling-mystery-140041 We caught bacteria from the most pristine air on earth to help solve a climate modeling mystery June 19, 2020 8.07am EDT The Southern Ocean is a vast band of open...
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    Biggest methane gas leak in U.S. history: Aliso Canyon

    Los Angeles Times, June 14, 2020 https://enewspaper.latimes.com/desktop/latimes/default.aspx?&edid=46d61504-03ff-4825-bd12-0795893ede41 SoCalGas’ use of Aliso Canyon grows Operations widen despite Newsom’s vow to expedite shutdown of the site after a 2015-16 leak BY SAMMY ROTH While...
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    What Would It Cost to Buy Out the Fossil Fuel Industry?

    Here is a somewhat different approach to government buyout of the fossil fuel industry: The case for public ownership of the fossil fuel industry The case for public ownership of the fossil fuel industry
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    What Would It Cost to Buy Out the Fossil Fuel Industry?

    Since the proposal is to do this within a capitalist framework, what about the effects of a government buyout of these corporations on the stock market? How much money is tied up in futures derivatives and other hedge fund schemes on capital investment and ownership of fossil fuel based...
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