We are rapidly depleting many of the world's most important aquifers. NASA reports, "Nearly all of these underlie the word’s great agricultural regions and are primarily responsible for their high productivity." Further declines threaten both our food supplies and our security.
In the 2 years since superstorm Sandy made landfall, climatologists have explained the many ways human-caused global warming worsened the devastation. And absent strong action, we know warming-driven sea level rise will make Sandy-level storm surges the norm on the East Coast in the coming decades.
Can we build enough carbon-free energy fast enough to avert catastrophic climate change without having to power this energy transition with fossil fuels that would undermine the whole transition? The answer is "yes," and here's why.
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NPR has gutted its staff dedicated to covering climate issues. Given the nation’s and world’s renewed focus on the threat posed by unrestricted carbon pollution, this baffling move is already receiving widespread criticism from scientists and media watchers.
A new study using long-term satellite observations confirms (for the umpteenth time) that fracking speeds up global warming and has no net climate benefit whatsoever in any timescale that matters to humanity.
NOAA reports, “The past 12 months (10-13 to 9-14) was the warmest 12-month period since records began in 1880.” While some, mainly non-scientists, have said the world hasn't warmed in 18 years “NOAA records show no pause in warming."
Rich Piltz, a true climate hero, passed away Saturday. Rick was a man of principle, a genuine whistle blower, who resigned from the U.S. Global Change Research Program in 2005 to protest political interference with climate change communication by the Bush-Cheney Administration.
The worst-case scenario for warming-driven sea level rise is 6 feet by 2100, a new study asserts. But this study is already out of date because it is based on expert opinion from back in 2012. Climate risks today are so high that it appears “no cost of mitigation is too high to justify.”
It’s not environmentalists who are anti-growth -- it’s polluters and their enablers who are pro-collapse. Unchecked capitalism is a Ponzi scheme that must collapse. And it is our prolonged inaction in the face of the growing threat of collapse that forces drastic action now.