You may have seen the terrible news about the Great Barrier Reef. The same is happening in the Equatorial Pacific. Climate change is here folks.
From 1850-1900 temperatures rose by about 0.4C, thanks to industrialisation
"Barring some major breakthrough that allows excess CO2 to be scrubbed from the air, it is currently an impossibility for us to reach the target of 350 ppm that many consider the threshold of dangerous climate change effects. I expect it will take at least 1,000 years before CO2 drops again below 350 ppm."
"By 2040, renewable sources alone will have grown enough to offer about 13 terawatt-hours of energy, more than enough to satisfy 1990-level demands. But this is nowhere near enough to keep up with the incredible growth of global thirst for electricity."
"Sea levels could rise by more than 15 metres by 2500 if greenhouse-gas emissions continue to grow"
If awater quality issue was framed as being related to climate change, well-informed but politically-conservative participants became much less likely to support funding for an environmental science solution.
Climate scientists are still working hard to refine our understanding of the climate system and sometimes they argue about it.
Temperatures are still going up, global warming didn’t “pause” or “stop” but continues on fast-forward and climate science denialists are still getting things horribly wrong.
Very little, in fact, has changed, except now you know the meaning of the word rodomontade.
Forget our children’s future. Cutting carbon emissions is worth doing just for the immediate health benefits of lower air pollution. The value of the lives saved would vastly outstrip the implementation costs.
This is a good roundup of the different methods of CO2 removal and the challenges facing them
Poor training and textbooks lead to disconnect with academic consensus
Unless there is a tax or price on carbon dioxide emissions, there will be no markets for the innovations that a research and development effort can provide.
“The fish out there are malnourished, the whole ecosystem is malnourished"
A powerful post that should move us all, both emotionally, and towards action
Achieved without increasing the cost of electricity, thus providing an economic incentive to tackle the problem of climate change"
Global average in 2015 0.13C above 2014's record
Climate and dredging make complex picture
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