With the latest round of climate talking getting underway, all eyes are on Paris. Yet back in the U.S., states are already considering how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Under the final version of the Clean Power Plan (CPP), published in October, states are required to reduce carbon dioxide emissions […]
Below is an excerpt from a CCNF debate between Bob Inglis — former Republican Representative (SC, ’93-’99,...
“Symbols matter, because they signal our intent, and they invite other people to join in our intent.” – Naomi...
The U.S. and China have reached a landmark agreement to significantly reduce greenhouse-gas emissions in the coming...
Journalist’s note (MQ): Below are the slides from the IPCC’s power point presentation (available for download) on the key findings of the IPCC AR5 Synthesis Report. Material is republished here under fair use for educational purposes. End.Read more ›
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) culminated its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) on climate change with the release of the Synthesis Report (SYR) and attendant Summary for Policymakers (SPM) last Saturday. The purpose of the SYR is to provide a clear scientific view on the current state of knowledge on climate change, its projected […]Read more ›
What are our readers to make of the slow-down in global surface temperature rise after 1998? What’s often heard in my neck of the woods is something along the lines of what Dr. Neil Frank, former KHOU-TV meteorologist and beloved Houston personality, wrote in the Houston Chronicle last Friday: “If global warming will be […]Read more ›
UN Climate Summit: Obama and Chinese Vice President seek global pledge on climate change; what’s at stake based on latest Forum dialogue
President Barack Obama called for more ambition and action on the part of all nations to address climate change at the UN Climate Summit in New York City on Tuesday. “We cannot condemn our children, and their children, to a future that is beyond their capacity to repair,” he said. […]Read more ›
WMO: Ocean acidification rate unprecedented for last 300 million years at least; atmospheric CO2 increase largest in 30 years, surprising scientists. PBS Newshour: Diminished ability of biosphere to absorb more CO2 suspected.
The increase of atmospheric Co2 from 2012-2013 was the largest in 30 years according to the World Meteorological Organization’s annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin. From the report’s summary: The increase… of 2.9 ppm is greater than the increase from 2011 to 2012, the average growth rate for the 1990s (~1.5 ppm yr–1), and the […]Read more ›
Given all the back and forth on climate change out there, it can be hard to know what to think. It’s also a complicated subject, so much of the information is distributed all over the place or in huge tomes. Below I’ve put together a fairly quick overview that I’ve […]Read more ›