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At What Point Should You Start Really Freaking Out About Climate Change? Right Now

Author Bill McKibben makes the case against calm
Tags: Uncategorized, Climate

"A Message From the Future": short film about the "Green New Deal Decade," narrated by AOC, drawn by Molly Crabapple, presented by Naomi Klein

The Intercept has just released "A Message From the Future," a short science fiction movie narrated by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and drawn by Molly Crabapple, describing the coming "Green New Deal Decade," when Americans pulled together and found prosperity, stability, solidarity and full employment through a massive, nationwide effort to refit the country to be resilient to climate shocks and stem the tide of global climate change. It's an astonishingly moving and beautiful piece, and deplo...
Tags: Amazon, Art, Science Fiction, Video, Movies, News, Climate, Animation, Design Fiction, Jeff Bezos, Fdr, Naomi Klein, Jackson Pollock, Aoc, John Steinbeck, Works Progress Administration

London cops switch off wifi in the tube to make it harder for climate protesters to organise

This morning, the British Transport Police has ordered Virgin Media to switch off the wifi to some undisclosed London Underground stations in a bid to make it harder for climate protesters to organise their activities. It's an echo of 2011's shut-down of cellular service in BART stations to deter protests over an incident in which transit police murdered a Black man. London's climate protesters are organised under the banner of Extinction Rebellion (previously), one of the world's most eff...
Tags: Post, UK, London, News, Protest, Police, Climate, Transit, Virgin Media, Authoritarianism, British Transport Police, Bart, Ukpoli, Extinction Rebellion, James Vincent The Verge, Anticoasean Maneuvers

The #ShellPapers: crowdsourcing analysis of all correspondence between Shell and the Dutch government

The Dutch activist/journalists Follow the Money and Platform Authentieke Journalistiek -- last seen revealing the dark money funding thinktanks that backed the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership -- have a new project: the #ShellPapers, a deep, crowdsourced investigation into Shell oil, its sweetheart relationship to the Dutch government, its corruption and violence throughout the world, its role in climate change and environmental devastation. The consortium has filed Freedom o...
Tags: Post, Corruption, Transparency, Human Rights, News, Climate, Netherlands, Foia, Columbia University, Shell, Naomi Klein, Rutgers University, Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, Saskia Sassen, FTM, Susan George

Organic cotton shopping bags have to be used 20,000 times before they're better for the Earth than plastic disposables

In February 2018, Denmark's Ministry of Environment and Food published its Life Cycle Assessment of grocery carrier bags, which looked at the overall embodied energy, materials and labor in different grocery bags, and also evaluated the environmental impacts of different kinds of plastic bags. Their conclusion was that single-use, flimsy disposable plastic bags are the best option in terms of environmental and climate costs (however, the Ministry's analysis did not factor in marine life im...
Tags: Post, New York, News, Environment, Climate, Earth, Denmark, Ministry, Plastics, Ministry of Environment and Food, Arthur Yip, Ministry of Environment and Food Denmark, Zoë Schlanger Quartz

Protests and purchasing power could be positive tipping points in climate change

Scientists see consumer action as a potential driver for planet-saving strategies. Richard A Lovett reports.
Tags: Climate, Richard A Lovett

Scientists warn on Antarctic ice shelf vulnerability

Larsen C could be set to follow Larsen A and B and split apart. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Climate, Antarctic, Larsen, Andrew Masterson

Captured carbon could convert to chemical feedstock

Australian research looks to use rather than store emitted carbon dioxide. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Climate, Andrew Masterson

Cool roofs reduce urban heat; green ones, not so much

UK study finds low-tech colour fix pays big dividends during hot days. Jeff Glorfeld reports.
Tags: UK, Climate, Jeff Glorfeld

Adding iron to oceans could increase carbon storage

Massive geoengineering projects could prompt useful plankton blooms. Nick Carne reports.
Tags: Climate, Nick Carne

Flooded Parts of the Midwest Could Be Hit With Major Snow This Week

I regret to inform you that winter is not, in fact, over. A powerful storm is set to spin up in the Midwest this week. And if you’re getting deja vu looking at the weather map up top, you’re not alone.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate, Flooding, Midwest, Winter Is Still Here

Thawing permafrost is triggering landslides across the Arctic

Spring in the town of Deadhorse was 20 degrees warmer than average, and that means bad news, writes Dave Petley from the UK's University of Sheffield.
Tags: Climate, Arctic, Deadhorse, Dave Petley

Carbon dioxide dip propelled longer glaciation cycles

New modelling confirms unprecedented levels of atmospheric carbon in modern era. Nick Carne reports.
Tags: Climate, Nick Carne

Barrier Reef baby coral numbers crash

New research offers little hope for recovery of the biggest reef on the planet. Andrew Masterson reports
Tags: Climate, Andrew Masterson

Judge Rules Trump Plans to Open Up Swathes of Arctic, Atlantic Oceans for Drilling Illegal

In a major blow to the Donald Trump administration’s oil and gas policy, on Friday a federal judge ruled the president’s order opening massive swathes of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans to oil and gas drilling operations illegal, the Washington Post reported.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Climate Change, Washington Post, Environment, Oil, Climate, Gas, Atlantic, Wildlife, Conservation, Drilling, Arctic, Courts, Donald Trump, Arctic Ocean

Peak Indifference: are we reaching climate's denial/nihilism tipping point?

I use the idea of peak indifference to describe the moment when activists no longer have to try to convince people that a problem is real (the problem does that itself, by ruining ever-more-people's lives), and then the job switched to convincing people that it's not too late to do something about it (if the day you finally decide to take rhino population declines seriously is the day they announce there's only one rhino left, there's a powerful temptation to shoot that rhino and find out what ...
Tags: Post, News, Congress, Climate, Yale, Dc, Nihilism, Denialism, Clive Thompson, George Mason, Doctorow, Peak Indifference, David Wallace Wells, Alvaro Dominguez, Leiserowitz, Sunrise Movement

From the Himalayas to the Arctic, traditional herders are sharing knowledge to cope with a changing climate

Yak, reindeer and entire ways of life in the “Third Pole” and Scandinavia face new threats in a warming world. Gloria Dickie reports.
Tags: Climate

New Zealand's domestic spies, obsessed with illegally surveilling environmental activists, missed a heavily armed right-wing terrorist

New Zealand is one of the Five Eyes countries (UK, USA, Canada, Australia, NZ) who collaborate on mass surveillance, and it has a notoriously off-leash, invasive surveillance apparatus that has been caught spying on NZ Greenpeace, the NZ Green Party, the Mana Movements and anti-TPP activists; the state was also caught giving private corporate spies access to its national surveillance data to help them hunt down and neutralize activists; unsurprisingly, the NZ police also abused these records, a...
Tags: Post, Tpp, News, Nsa, Climate, Terrorism, New Zealand, Gwot, John Key, Greenpeace, Donald Trump, Nz, White Supremacy, UK USA, State Services Commission, Five Eyes

Hydro power will not make Bitcoin green

Analysis adds to evidence that the cryptocurrency carries enormous energy and environmental costs. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Climate, Andrew Masterson

Hydro power can generate more carbon dioxide than it saves

Whole system analysis finds hydro dams damage downstream ecosystems. Richard A Lovett reports.
Tags: Climate, Richard A Lovett

The Central U.S. Is About to Get Hit With a Bomb Cyclone

The country’s midsection is about to be hit by a rare, potentially record setting bomb cyclone that will bring everything from rain to snow to hurricane-force winds and could leave severe flooding in its wake from Texas to Minnesota. So if you live in that area, listen up!Read more...
Tags: Texas, Science, Winter, Minnesota, Climate, Bomb Cyclone, Weather Is Happening

Former Archbishop of Canterbury cheers on students who are walking out to demand action on climate change

Months of student strikes have roiled the UK as pupils across the country have refused to go to class while demanding action on climate change, inspired by Swedish student Greta Thunberg's one-person strike at the Swedish Parliament. This Friday, UK students are planning a coordinated mass walkout, with 100,000 students expected to participate. It's a prelude to a week of even bigger protests planned for London in April by Extinction Rebellion (XR), who have called for official UK governmen...
Tags: Videos, Video, UK, London, News, Youtube, Religion, Climate, Williams, Un, Canterbury, Ukpoli, Canterbury Rowan Williams, Matthew Taylor, XR, Greta Thunberg

In winter, Britain experienced wildfires. Was climate change to blame?

The answer is complex, but not reassuring. Meteorologist Ricard Betts from the UK’s University of Exeter explains.
Tags: UK, Climate, Britain, University of Exeter, Ricard Betts

Europe’s power grid will survive climate change. The US, not so much

Modelling shows big European investment in renewables will deliver long-term stability. Jeff Glorfeld reports.
Tags: Europe, Climate, US, Jeff Glorfeld

Some corals becoming resilient to rising temperatures

Multi-reef research suggests a few species might be adapting to warmer waters. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Climate, Andrew Masterson

Winners and losers: warming oceans already affecting fish stocks

Modelling finds some fish populations are benefitting, but more are under threat. Andrew Masterson reports.
Tags: Climate, Andrew Masterson

The Northern Hemisphere Just Experienced Its First-Ever Category 5 Cyclone in February

We’ve seen a lot of weird-ass tropical cyclones in recent years. This week, we can add another one to the list.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate, Records, Typhoons, Typhoon Wutip

A crack in an icy world

An Antarctic ice shelf gets set to split.
Tags: Climate, Antarctic

Climate change kills off clouds over the ocean in new simulation

We all know climate change is affecting weather systems and ecosystems around the world, but exactly how and in what way is still a topic of intense study. New simulations made possible by higher-powered computers suggest that cloud cover over oceans may die off altogether once a certain level of CO2 has been reached, accelerating warming and contributing to a vicious cycle. A paper published in Nature details the new, far more detailed simulation of cloud formation and the effects of solar radi...
Tags: Cloud, Weather, Science, Climate Change, Climate, US, Tech, Global Warming, Earth, Noaa, Gpu, GreenTech, Simulations, Quanta, California Institute of Technology

Iowa's electricity monopolist Midamerican Energy has written a bill to let it "monopolize the sun"

Iowa State Representative Gary Carlson [R-91/[email protected]] introduced House Study Bill 185, co-drafted by lobbyists for Midamerican Energy, one of Iowa's regional energy monopolists, with a long history of trying to subvert the "net metering" rules that allow Iowans to put solar panels on their roofs and sell power back into the grid when they are generating more than they are using. The Midamerican/Carlson bill guts net metering, which will add about $300/year to the power b...
Tags: Post, Corruption, News, Climate, Iowa, Solar, Iowa State, Iowa Utilities Board, MidAmerican Energy, MidAmerican, Gary Carlson, Hyrdocarbonism, Midamerican Carlson, Kerri Johannsen, Iowa Environmental Council, Laura Belin Bleeding Heartland