Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Rachel Maddow gets it perfect on Sandy

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Note that Cuomo recognizes 100 year storms are occuring every couple of years. Katrina's lessons were learned and acted upon, otherwise this would have been a much more deadly storm.

Thursday, October 25, 2012


And here's PBS's Frontline 'Climate of Doubt'... I didn't think they didn't make it clear that climate change is an existential threat

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

GPS special: Powering America

I do not agree, but it is an honest and through look at where we are.
If we follow these recommendations, we're toast in my opinion.

Repost: Tipping Point Ahead

Wake Up, Freak Out - then Get a Grip from Leo Murray on Vimeo.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, UNFCCC at Chatham House Conference 2012

Honestly, I think we're toast.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

This year, for the sixth time in 11 years, the world will consume more food than it produces, largely because of extreme weather in the US and other major food-exporting countries. Oxfam last week said that the price of key staples, including wheat and rice, may double in the next 20 years, threatening disastrous consequences for poor people who spend a large proportion of their income on food. In 2012, according to the FAO, food prices are already at close to record levels, having risen 1.4% in September following an increase of 6% in July. "We are entering a new era of rising food prices and spreading hunger. Food supplies are tightening everywhere and land is becoming the most sought-after commodity as the world shifts from an age of food abundance to one of scarcity," says [Lester] Brown. "The geopolitics of food is fast overshadowing the geopolitics of oil."
UN warns of looming worldwide food crisis in 2013 What do you think would happen if we had another global crisis now that the world's governments have adopted austerity?

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Permafrost Projections

As a result of the thawing permafrost, the land switched from a carbon sink (net CO2 absorber) to a carbon source (net CO2 emitter) decades earlier than it would have otherwise – before 2100 for every DEP. The ocean kept absorbing carbon, but in some scenarios the carbon source of the land outweighed the carbon sink of the ocean. That is, even without human emissions, the land was emitting more CO2 than the ocean could soak up. Concentrations kept climbing indefinitely, even if human emissions suddenly dropped to zero. This is the part of the paper that made me want to hide under my desk.

Permafrost Projections
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Shamelessly coped from Spike over at Climate Progress.