An article from February 4, 2020 in the Guardian summarizing the results of tidal gauge readings, the results aren’t good and also aren’t surprising. An embedded link takes you to the report found here from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. Generally speaking, the sea level is rising faster on the US east and Gulf … [Read more…]
Think of the times; mountains and water; trees and landscape; clouds, snow and rain; day and night; humans.
Over at the website for the Union of Concerned Scientists, Kathleen Rest posted this “Profiles in Cowardice: Chemicals, Climate, and a Toxic Disregard by the Trump Administration” which is worth the time to read.
From SwissInfo – Energy Vault Jan 3, 2020 Revolutionary idea to store green power for the grid By Armando Mombelli Stacking blocks of concrete with a crane to store energy and use the force of gravity to keep producing electricity when renewable sources are lacking: simple but revolutionary, the battery solution proposed by the Ticino … [Read more…]
In an article in the The Guardian – Nov 7 2019,, a novel method of keeping plastics from entering the ocean is discussed. A Dutch start-up, the Amsterdam municipality and the regional water board launched the Great Bubble Barrier, a simple device that channels rubbish – especially small pieces of plastic – to the side … [Read more…]
In the Guardian June 2019, very nicely done graphic on plastic and what we’re not doing about it:This is the illustrated story of where it’s gone by Susie Cagle in San Francisco and the series UNITED STATES OF PLASTIC can be found here. Thu 2 Jan 2020 07.46 EST, in the Guardian, another article The … [Read more…]
The Observer: Climate change deniers’ new battle front attacked Robin McKie Science editor Sat 9 Nov 2019 ‘Pernicious’ campaign is unfair on well-meaning people who want to help – expert: The battle between climate change deniers and the environment movement has entered a new, pernicious phase. That is the stark warning of one of the … [Read more…]
Few thought it would arrive so quickly. Now we’re facing consequences once viewed as fringe scenarios. New York Times By Eugene Linden Nov. 8, 2019 So far, the costs of underestimation have been enormous. New York City’s subway system did not flood in its first 108 years, but Hurricane Sandy’s 2012 storm surge caused nearly … [Read more…]
October 9. 2019 Revealed: the 20 firms behind a third of all carbon emissions New data shows how fossil fuel companies have driven climate crisis despite industry knowing dangers by Matthew Taylor and Jonathan Watts “The great tragedy of the climate crisis is that seven and a half billion people must pay the price – … [Read more…]
An in-depth article in the Oct 22, 2019 Politico magazine on the emerging science of attribution: The new science fossil fuel companies fear – Researchers can now link weather events to emissions – and to the companies responsible. A string of lawsuits is about to give “attribution science” a real-life test – by ZACK COLMAN … [Read more…]