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Posted: May 15, 2022 - 1:31pm

99F in the middle of May. We're going to die this summer.
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Posted: Apr 22, 2022 - 7:16am

I've resided in Derplahoma for nearly fifty years and this has been the coolest, driest and windiest spring we've had.
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Posted: Mar 10, 2022 - 12:39pm

Amazon Is Less Able to Recover From Droughts and Logging, Study Finds
The region is nearing a threshold beyond which its forests may be replaced by grasslands, with huge repercussions for biodiversity and climate change.
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Posted: Mar 9, 2022 - 1:43pm

A Dire Warning About the End of Human Civilization

 
Stabilizing at 1.5 degrees C raise is no longer possible, and once we get to 2 C (tipping point), it won't be possible to avoid going to 3 C. The carbon sinks are slowing down (ocean 5%, land 15%).
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Posted: Mar 1, 2022 - 8:32pm

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Three years ago, a friend who is the director of a climate change centre told me basically, "We're fucked"

And the band played on.

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Posted: Mar 1, 2022 - 7:39pm

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Three years ago, a friend who is the director of a climate change centre told me basically, "We're fucked"


pretty much, yeah
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Posted: Mar 1, 2022 - 2:15pm

 rhahl wrote:
 
 Now they tell us!
 


Three years ago, a friend who is the director of a climate change centre told me basically, "We're fucked"
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Posted: Mar 1, 2022 - 1:15pm

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Time Is Running Out to Avert a Harrowing Future, Climate Panel Warns
The impacts of global warming are appearing faster than expected, according to a major new scientific report. It could soon become much harder to cope.
 Now they tell us!
 
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Posted: Mar 1, 2022 - 11:06am

Time Is Running Out to Avert a Harrowing Future, Climate Panel Warns
The impacts of global warming are appearing faster than expected, according to a major new scientific report. It could soon become much harder to cope.
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Posted: Feb 14, 2022 - 11:29am

How Bad Is the Western Drought? Worst in 12 Centuries, Study Finds.
Fueled by climate change, the drought that started in 2000 is now the driest two decades since 800 A.D.
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Posted: Jan 15, 2022 - 1:21pm

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The Great Siberian Thaw
Permafrost contains microbes, mammoths, and twice as much carbon as Earth’s atmosphere. What happens when it starts to melt?
Over thousands of years, the frozen earth swallowed up all manner of organic material, from tree stumps to woolly mammoths. As the permafrost thaws, microbes in the soil awaken and begin to feast on the defrosting biomass. It’s a funky, organic process, akin to unplugging your freezer and leaving the door open, only to return a day later to see that the chicken breasts in the back have begun to rot. In the case of permafrost, this microbial digestion releases a constant belch of carbon dioxide and methane. Scientific models suggest that the permafrost contains one and a half trillion tons of carbon, twice as much as is currently held in Earth’s atmosphere.

Trofim Maximov, a scientist who studies permafrost’s contribution to climate change, was seated next to me in the Antonov, shouting directions to the pilot in the cockpit. Once a month, Maximov charters the plane in order to measure the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere above Yakutia. He described the thawing permafrost as a kind of feedback loop: the release of greenhouse gases causes warmer temperatures, which, in turn, melt the permafrost further. “It’s a natural process,” he told me. “Which means that, unlike purely anthropogenic processes”—say, emissions from factories or automobiles—“once it starts, you can’t really stop it.”



I remember reading about permafrost in high school science class and remember clearly the information about the danger the planet would be in if the permafrost were to ever thaw.  Never thought I'd see the day.  At least not until Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" was published.
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Posted: Jan 13, 2022 - 12:21pm

The Great Siberian Thaw
Permafrost contains microbes, mammoths, and twice as much carbon as Earth’s atmosphere. What happens when it starts to melt?
Over thousands of years, the frozen earth swallowed up all manner of organic material, from tree stumps to woolly mammoths. As the permafrost thaws, microbes in the soil awaken and begin to feast on the defrosting biomass. It’s a funky, organic process, akin to unplugging your freezer and leaving the door open, only to return a day later to see that the chicken breasts in the back have begun to rot. In the case of permafrost, this microbial digestion releases a constant belch of carbon dioxide and methane. Scientific models suggest that the permafrost contains one and a half trillion tons of carbon, twice as much as is currently held in Earth’s atmosphere.

Trofim Maximov, a scientist who studies permafrost’s contribution to climate change, was seated next to me in the Antonov, shouting directions to the pilot in the cockpit. Once a month, Maximov charters the plane in order to measure the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere above Yakutia. He described the thawing permafrost as a kind of feedback loop: the release of greenhouse gases causes warmer temperatures, which, in turn, melt the permafrost further. “It’s a natural process,” he told me. “Which means that, unlike purely anthropogenic processes”—say, emissions from factories or automobiles—“once it starts, you can’t really stop it.”

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Posted: Jan 12, 2022 - 6:20am

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Posted: Jan 11, 2022 - 5:21pm

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isn't skin cancer cause by solar energy?
just sayin'
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Posted: Jan 11, 2022 - 3:52pm

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Gates: Well, in providing energy we’ve had coal-mining accidents, natural gas pipelines blow up, you know, particulates causing bad health. And yes, nuclear, to get that to be used broadly, we need a completely new generation where it’s inherently safe because there’s no high pressurant. So that fourth-generation, designed-from-scratch nuclear is what a company called TerraPower is working on, and the demo plant that’s been done will prove out whether that can work or not.

Brancaccio: And you have an interest in that. Some of these newer approaches to generating nuclear power require enriched fuel, enriched uranium, and that worries people worried about the fuel getting into the wrong hands around the world.

Gates: That’s right. You always want to make sure that it’s never a source of weapons material. Eventually, you could move away from enriched uranium and just breed in the reactor itself. But, yes, nuclear has lots of challenges, but so does every other path. And because climate change is so important, we need to pursue many paths to make sure we actually get a solution because 30 years is a very short period of time.

Brancaccio: And to be clear, you actually have an interest in a company, TerraPower, that is trying to do work in this area with a new generation of nuclear power.

Bill Gates: That’s right. Because of my interest in climate, I got that going as a potential solution. You know, I don’t know that it will work, or even if it works that the public will accept it. But, you know, along with investing in many storage companies, raising the odds of solving climate is worth taking big risks if it proves out to be super-, supersafe.


Wyoming’s First Nuclear Facility to be Located in Kemmerer





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Posted: Jan 11, 2022 - 3:45pm

 black321 wrote:

Gates seems to have well-rounded opinions


Brancaccio: Can I ask why your goal — you make it very clear in the book — why is your goal net zero? I mean, you must have told your people a million times over the years, “The perfect is the enemy of the good.” But you want zero, as in none, nada, zip. Wouldn’t phasing down our carbon dioxide and carbon production be more reasonable than setting success at zero?

Gates: If you don’t mind all the corals dying and Miami Beach disappearing and island countries being underwater and farmers near the equator starving and trying to migrate up to northern latitudes. You know, CO2 stays in the atmosphere for thousands of years. So if you have positive emissions, you’re driving the temperature up on an ongoing basis. And that’s more crop failures, more days humans can’t go outside. It gets pretty extreme, and those natural ecosystems won’t come back.


https://www.marketplace.org/20...



Gates: Well, in providing energy we’ve had coal-mining accidents, natural gas pipelines blow up, you know, particulates causing bad health. And yes, nuclear, to get that to be used broadly, we need a completely new generation where it’s inherently safe because there’s no high pressurant. So that fourth-generation, designed-from-scratch nuclear is what a company called TerraPower is working on, and the demo plant that’s been done will prove out whether that can work or not.

Brancaccio: And you have an interest in that. Some of these newer approaches to generating nuclear power require enriched fuel, enriched uranium, and that worries people worried about the fuel getting into the wrong hands around the world.

Gates: That’s right. You always want to make sure that it’s never a source of weapons material. Eventually, you could move away from enriched uranium and just breed in the reactor itself. But, yes, nuclear has lots of challenges, but so does every other path. And because climate change is so important, we need to pursue many paths to make sure we actually get a solution because 30 years is a very short period of time.

Brancaccio: And to be clear, you actually have an interest in a company, TerraPower, that is trying to do work in this area with a new generation of nuclear power.

Bill Gates: That’s right. Because of my interest in climate, I got that going as a potential solution. You know, I don’t know that it will work, or even if it works that the public will accept it. But, you know, along with investing in many storage companies, raising the odds of solving climate is worth taking big risks if it proves out to be super-, supersafe.


Wyoming’s First Nuclear Facility to be Located in Kemmerer


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Posted: Jan 11, 2022 - 1:00pm

 black321 wrote:

Gates seems to have well-rounded opinions


He likes to read.

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Posted: Jan 11, 2022 - 11:11am

Gates seems to have well-rounded opinions


Brancaccio: Can I ask why your goal — you make it very clear in the book — why is your goal net zero? I mean, you must have told your people a million times over the years, “The perfect is the enemy of the good.” But you want zero, as in none, nada, zip. Wouldn’t phasing down our carbon dioxide and carbon production be more reasonable than setting success at zero?

Gates: If you don’t mind all the corals dying and Miami Beach disappearing and island countries being underwater and farmers near the equator starving and trying to migrate up to northern latitudes. You know, CO2 stays in the atmosphere for thousands of years. So if you have positive emissions, you’re driving the temperature up on an ongoing basis. And that’s more crop failures, more days humans can’t go outside. It gets pretty extreme, and those natural ecosystems won’t come back.


https://www.marketplace.org/20...
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Posted: Jan 10, 2022 - 5:32am

The last 7 years have been the warmest on record as planet approaches critical threshold
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Posted: Jan 2, 2022 - 3:36pm

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At the island community of Kodiak, the air temperature hit 19.4C (67F) on Sunday, the highest December reading ever recorded in the state, scientist Rick Thoman of the Alaska Centre for Climate Assessment and Policy said.



This is fine.
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