Tag Archives: fossil fuels

Atlantic mocks for warning nuclear war would harm climate

If a nuclear war breaks out and tens of millions of people die, the Atlantic figured out who would be the real victim: the climate. The far-left magazine owned by the billionaire widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs, Laurene Powell Jobs, relentlessly mocks a 1,200-word essay by Robinson Meyer warning that if the Russian invasion […]

Keep Politics Out of Climate Change – Chico Enterprise-Record

The latest UN report on climate change would have more impact if it weren’t so overtly political and one-sided, for example focusing on “societal equity and justice”. Redistribution is a political process, not based on science, common sense or intellect for that matter. In it, Director Michael Mann cited research that if emissions were reduced […]

As war rages, a struggle to balance the energy crisis and the climate crisis

“We are on a war footing, an emergency, and we need to responsibly increase short-term supply where we can at this time to stabilize the market and minimize harm to American families,” he said Wednesday. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to oil and gas executives. at an industry conference in Houston. “That means you’re producing more […]

Favorable Climate and Growing Incentives to Drive Rapid Adoption of Solar Rooftops in the Southern United States

CLEVELAND, March 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — New Freedonia Group analysis of the U.S. solar rooftop market forecasts triple-digit demand growth in the South through 2025, when the region will overtake the Northeast as the second-largest regional market for solar roofs after the West, which represents 7% of sales. Progress will be supported by the sunnier […]

New South Wales and Queensland were flooded the same week a major climate report was released. We need to talk about it

As rain fell 10 days ago, residents of a neighboring house in our neighborhood on the outskirts of Brisbane were awakened by a loud creak. Their newly built house had started rolling down the hill. The phenomenal amount of rain that had already fallen had caused a landslide that had destabilized the foundations, forcing them […]

CU Boulder officials push for teamwork to tackle climate change at annual Chancellor’s Summit

When it comes to tackling climate change, there is no time to lose. But the job can’t be done by one country, officials at Chancellor Phil DiStefano’s annual summit at the University of Colorado at Boulder noted. This requires a global effort to reduce carbon emissions and slow the planet’s temperature rise. “The only way […]

States also need the climate change index

India’s groundbreaking announcements on climate change at COP-26 were welcomed by most nations. Among Prime Minister Modi’s verbal pledges as part of a five-fold “Panchamrit” strategy to save the planet is the most prominent commitment that India will reach Net Zero by 2070. In Glasgow, recognizing the urgency of the challenge, ministers from around the […]

Antarctic climatologist talks to Metro Vancouver officials about ‘apocalyptic’ glacier

Breadcrumb Links News Local News David Holland says they have found that the water under an ice shelf is 3°C above freezing, which has frightening implications for the rate at which the glacier is melting. Canadian climatologist David Holland, who is also a professor of mathematics and atmospheric and ocean science at New York University, […]

Invite world leaders to show the effects of climate change on the Himalayas

Erik Solheim is a well-known global leader in the field of environment and development. He served as Norway’s Minister for the Environment and International Development from 2005 to 2012. During his tenure, he launched the global rainforest conservation program and introduced groundbreaking national legislation, including the Biodiversity Act and legislation to protect the forests of […]

Nation’s oldest environmental charter school breaks new ground in climate education

Common Ground High School students learn to change the climate for the better Charlotte Hughes 12:02 a.m., February 17, 2022 Staff reporter Courtesy of Joel Tolman The 10th grade curriculum at Common Ground Charter High School in New Haven, Connecticut is anything but ordinary. Students in Rebecca Van Tassell’s 10th grade environmental science class build […]

Climate Change on the Slopes – The Bates Student

Steve Fuller The increase in artificial snow, partly due to climate change, is changing the way athletes around the world (and at Bates) ski. Here: Marat Washburn ’25 in an alpine ski race. Climate change poses challenges to the ski industry, both locally and at larger events, even at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. […]

Fossil fuel companies and their spokespersons offer net zero logic on climate change

Oil and gas CEOs were too cowardly to show up at a recent congressional hearing, perhaps fearing their climate pledges would be exposed as nothing more than shrewd public relations. By Sonali Kolhatkar All around us there is evidence of climate change, from the increase in winter storms such as the late January blizzard in […]

Policy makers must recognize the causes of climate change rather than limit the damage

College students have grown up in a time when climate change is at the forefront of public debate. Symptoms of climate change have been normalized, especially for those of us who live in the capricious conditions of South Florida. We adjust our plans when extreme weather systems cancel classes and force us inland for days. […]

Boulder sued Big Oil for weather damage, then the Marshall fire happened

Marshall Fire from Broomfield, Colorado, 6:00 p.m. MST on 12/30/2021. Credit: NOAA/NWS Boulder By Elliott Negin Four years ago, Boulder, Colorado sued ExxonMobil and Suncor Energy — owner of the state’s only oil refinery — for climate change damages and adaptation expenses. Boulder and its co-plaintiffs, Boulder County and San Miguel County, where Telluride is […]

The climate threat demands more ambitious global action

In 1785, Robert Burns reflected on how mankind came to dominate our planet: “I am truly sorry that the domination of man has broken the social union of nature” he wrote. The words of the Scottish poet still ring true two centuries later. Human-caused climate change threatens our planet’s ecosystem and the lives and livelihoods […]

Could Tonga’s major volcanic eruption produce global climate change?

An underwater volcanic eruption near Tonga is visible in this image taken by the Himawari weather satellite and posted on the Japan Meteorological Agency website. TOKYO – Major volcanic eruptions have often resulted in temporary climate changes on a global scale. The eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines in 1991 would have caused a […]

2020 a COVID year of major energy job losses » Yale Climate Connections

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic caused significant job losses in the energy industry in 2020. But the rate of job loss was very uneven across the wide range of jobs in the sector Energy. Fossil fuel jobs have suffered significant losses, but four energy sectors have managed to increase their workforce: wind, electric vehicles, […]

Winter Olympics will test China’s commitments to climate change

In the summer of 2008, Beijing did what seemed impossible: it brought blue skies to the notoriously polluted city for a month as part of a commitment to tackling pollution for the Olympics. Now, as China prepares for the winter games, the stakes are arguably even higher, as global attention to climate change puts the […]

Thinking and acting globally to solve the climate crisis

Humans have demonstrated a seemingly limitless capacity for innovation. We have domesticated fire, mastered flight, mapped our own genome and invented the wheel, the telescope and the Internet. So why are we so listless, so incompetent to deal with the climate crisis, the greatest existential threat we have ever faced? It is not because we […]

Coming out of the cave: climate change in an election year

On climate change politics, Australia is slowly crawling out of the cave. To mix up the cave metaphor, we moved on to the troglodyte peak. The light pierced the darkness. The troglodytes are always growling and watching, but those who ignore or deny science have waning power. Skeptical language still shapes climate politics. Yet the […]

No new oil and gas lease! Hearing on climate and offshore drilling

By Valerie Cleland At a House Natural Resources Committee hearing this week, committee members focused on the connection between offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and U.S. climate goals. It’s clear: continuing to lease offshore oil and gas “business as usual” simply doesn’t put us on track to meet our climate goals. Every decision […]

Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Corner: economy, energy and jobs | News, Sports, Jobs

There are certain demographic and economic trends that have been evident for decades in this region of Appalachia that can be addressed given the opportunities presented by the investment of federal funds now available. Included in these issues are: * The continuing and inexorable trend of population decline and aging (due to the departure of […]

Climate Coalition sues Murphy administration for inaction

Climate Coalition sues Murphy administration for inaction Trenton, NJ – EmpowerNJ today sued the Murphy administration for its failure to take enough meaningful action to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the face of an escalating climate crisis and to follow the law of the state and its own policies. Today’s appeal to the Superior […]

Climate change not front and center enough for legislature so far

At the start of the new legislative session, Coloradans got a taste of what state lawmakers are prepared to prioritize. There are many good things: education, public safety and the economy. Sadly, of the 102 bills and resolutions already before the House and Senate, few seem poised to seriously address the root cause of climate […]

Governors turn to budgets to hedge against climate change

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With their state budgets overflowing with cash, Democratic and Republican governors want to spend some of the windfall on projects to slow climate change and guard against its consequences, from floods and forest fires to polluted air. Democratic governors such as Gavin Newsom of California and Jay Inslee of Washington have […]

Here’s how to repay developing countries for colonialism – and tackle the climate crisis | Michael Franczak and Olúfẹ́mi O Táíwò

AActivists who demand global reparations for colonialism and slavery are often accused of asking for the politically impossible. Internationally, however, reparations are more plausible than one might think. Indeed, an international mechanism to transfer resources to the formerly colonized world in a politically feasible way already exists: the policy instrument of “special drawing rights” (SDRs) […]

A Grade 6 Climate Change Perspective | Opinion

Have you ever wondered why days in the middle of winter can make it seem like summer? Climate change is the reason glaciers are breaking, winter is too hot and animals are dying. The planet has a certain temperature to keep us and all living things happy. We get just the right amount of energy […]

The fires have doubled Australia’s carbon emissions – ecosystems may never absorb them

The bushfire season is once again underway in Australia, where summer has just started. Yet the country is still recovering from the record-breaking wildfires of two years ago that killed at least 33 people, destroyed thousands of homes and burned more than 65,000 square miles of land. How quickly the natural landscape recovers depends on […]

“Don’t Look Up”: Hollywood’s Introduction on Climate Denial Illustrates 5 Myths That Fuel the Rejection of Science

Gale Sinatra, University of Southern California and Barbara K. Hofer, Middlebury Every disaster movie seems to open with an ignored scientist. “Don’t Look” is no exception – in fact, people flatly ignore or deny the scientific evidence. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence play astronomers who make a literally heartbreaking discovery, then attempt to persuade the […]

Climate change to hit west coast power grid, 2 NCSU studies warn

RALEIGH – Two new studies by a researcher at North Carolina State University offer insight into what West Coast electricity consumers might experience in two different future scenarios: one where excessive heat from climate change is straining the power supply, and one where the grid shifts to renewables. energy while the climate follows historical trends. […]

Protect ecosystems first for maximum carbon storage, study finds

When it comes to slowing down climate change, there is a natural solution that has recently taken hold of the world: large-scale tree planting and reforestation. But a new study warns that other natural climate solutions should be considered first. By comparing different natural climate solutions according to four criteria, the study proposes a hierarchy: […]

5 Ways Climate Change Will Affect Plants and Animals • The Revealer

Warming temperatures, stronger storms and rising seas present a cascade of challenges that researchers are working to understand. Scientists have reminded us once again that when it comes to climate change, we are all in this together. A to study published last month in Natural climate change concluded that at least 85% of the world’s […]

Environmental justice discourse stresses importance of equity ecosystems The Badger Herald

The intersection of equitable ecosystems and social justice takes on increasing importance as the climate crisis deepens. Jalonne L. White-Newsome, CEO and Founder of Empowering A Green Environment and Economy, understands the importance of these intersections as a strong advocate for environmental justice. White-Newsome brought his perspective to the University of Wisconsin Arboretum Virtual Conference […]

How Wind Power Could Affect Marine Ecosystems

Many researchers argue that it is essential to reduce emissions from fossil fuels and that renewable energy is the future. Offshore wind is a leading clean energy option in Europe, the US coast and many other parts of the world. Installing turbines is one of the first steps in implementing wind power, but monitoring these […]