AFRICA’S DUST IS A PRICELESS EXPORT...

Dec 4, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   By Tim Radford / Climate News Network  VIA TRUTHDIG     Women and children struggle through a dust storm in North Darfur, Sudan. (UNAMID via Flickr) LONDON—Climate scientists have identified Africa’s single biggest export—the wind-borne dust that fertilises the Amazon forests, nourishes life in the Atlantic ocean and softens the noonday blaze of the sun. And they have calculated its vital role in climate change over the last 23,000 years. In the words of US oceanographers and Earth scientists, “North Africa exports teragrams of wind-blown mineral aerosol over the tropical North Atlantic each year, with significant climate and biogeochemical impacts.” A teragram is a million tonnes, and the quantities airlifted into the sky from the Sahara and the Sahel each year by the trade winds and blown abroad would be enough to...

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ARCTIC TIPPING POINTS PUT EARTH AT RISK...

Dec 1, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   By Alex Kirby / Climate News Network  VIA TRUTHDIG     The Arctic’s summer sea-ice cover has hit new record lows several times in the past decade. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center via Flickr) LONDON—If the world fails to slow the pace of climate change very soon by cutting emissions of the greenhouse gases that are heating the planet, Arctic tipping points threaten to overwhelm the region, new research reveals. Not only that—the authors of the Arctic Resilience Report say the changes that are liable to affect the high northern latitudes could also trigger drastic changes worldwide. The report, written by an international research team, is a project of the Arctic Council. It says the signs of change in the Arctic itself are everywhere. Temperatures nearly 20°C above the seasonal average are...

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TENNESSEE WILDFIRE IS ‘UNLIKE ANYTHING WE’VE EVER SEEN’ (VIDEO)...

Nov 30, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Environment It’s unclear if the Southeast will become wetter or drier due to climate change—and that will have a big influence on future wildfire activity. By Brian Kahn / Climate Central  VIA ALTERNET The Whitewater-Baldy Complex wildfire in Gila National Forest, New Mexico Photo Credit: NASA Crews have been battling the Southeast’s spate of freakish fall fires since late Monday night. Tinderbox conditions and powerful winds whipped up a firestorm in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, forcing the evacuation of at least 14,000 residents from the gateway communities of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Fleeing residents documented a harrowing nighttime escape on social media as flames licked the side of the road and smoke clogged the air. “This is a fire for the history books,” Gatlinburg Mayor Mike Werner said. “It’s unlike anything we’ve ever...

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ARCTIC ICE MELT COULD TRIGGER UNCONTROLLABLE CLIMATE CHANGE AT GLOBAL LEVEL...

Nov 25, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Scientists warn increasingly rapid melting could trigger polar ‘tipping points’ with catastrophic consequences felt as far away as the Indian Ocean  THE GUARDIAN Arctic scientists have warned that the increasingly rapid melting of the ice cap risks triggering 19 “tipping points” in the region that could have catastrophic consequences around the globe. The Arctic Resilience Report found that the effects of Arctic warming could be felt as far away as the Indian Ocean, in a stark warning that changes in the region could cause uncontrollable climate change at a global level. Temperatures in the Arctic are currently about 20C above what would be expected for the time of year, which scientists describe as “off the charts”. Sea ice is at the lowest extent ever recorded for the time of year. “The warning signals...

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GEO-ENGINEERING UNLIKELY TO WORK, CONSERVATION GROUP SAYS...

Nov 3, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] By Alex Kirby / Climate News Network  VIA TRUTHDIG     Biofilm used in research into carbon capture. (ENERGY.GOV via Wikimedia Commons) LONDON—The global watchdog responsible for protecting the world’s wealth of species, the UN’s  Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), has looked at the hopes for reining in climate change through geo-engineering. Its bleak conclusion, echoing that reached by many independent scientists, is that the chances are “highly uncertain”. “Novel means”, in this context, describes trying to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by removing them from the atmosphere, and altering the amount of heat from the Sun that reaches the Earth.   Some scientists and policymakers say geo-engineering, as these strategies are collectively known, is essential if the world is to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. This is because current attempts...

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Bill McKibben: Dakota Access Pipeline Resistance Powerful Enough to Overwhelm Fossil Fuel Industry...

Oct 13, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   <iframe width=”640″ height=”360″ src=”http://www.democracynow.org/embed/story/2016/9/30/bill_mckibben_dakota_access_pipeline_resistance” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”true”></iframe> Bill McKibbenco-founder of 350.org. He’s the author of several books, including Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet. His recent articles in New Republic include “A World at War: We’re under attack from climate change—and our only hope is to mobilize like we did in WWII” and “Recalculating the Climate Math.” This is viewer supported news Donate We speak with 350.org’s Bill McKibben about how the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and members of hundreds of other tribes from across the U.S., Canada and Latin America have resisted construction of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline, even as police carrying assault rifles responded to them with armored vehicles, tear gas and helicopters. “We cannot pump more oil,” McKibben says. “Frontline communities, and particularly indigenous people,...

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CLINTON CAMPAIGN TAPS AL GORE TO HELP SOLVE THEIR MILLENNIAL PROBLEM...

Oct 6, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Natasha Geiling Reporter at ThinkProgress. They can engage young voters who care about climate change. CREDIT: AP Photo/Jae C. Hong Former vice president Al Gore knows a thing or two about climate change. He also happens to have had a very personal — and public — experience with the power of third party voters. So when Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign needed someone to help them galvanize Millennial support — a demographic the Democratic candidate has struggled to win over, and one that tends to be especially engaged with climate change — it makes sense they would turn to Gore. Since losing the 2000 presidential election to George W. Bush, Gore has become a stalwart advocate for climate action, most notably with the 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth. But will having Gore’s help be enough to woo young environmentalists? “Climate is a huge motivator...

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Leonardo DiCaprio Takes Us on an Eye-Opening World Tour of Climate Catastrophe in New Doc...

Oct 5, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Environment President Obama and Elon Musk are among the voices joining the actor to sound the climate alarm. By Alexandra Rosenmann / AlterNet Photo Credit: NatGeo Leonardo DiCaprio is a veteran climate crusader who has used his celebrity and media power to raise awareness about one of the greatest issues facing humanity And the Oscar-winning actor’s new documentary,Before the Flood, is both a visual delight and a stirring call to action. In the film, DiCaprio travels to Alberta, Miami Beach, Beijing and Indonesia. He observes toxic tar sands, flooded streets, smoggy cities and the wreckage of forest fires. Witnessing the sudden cleaving of a massive glacier in the Arctic, DiCaprio exclaims, “Oh my god, look at how violent that is!” While the drama of climate change unfolds in sometimes extraordinarily powerful ways across...

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CLIMATE SCIENTIST JAMES HANSEN: WE AREN’T DOING NEARLY ENOUGH TO SLOW CLIMATE CHANGE...

Oct 4, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Climate scientist James Hansen: We aren’t doing nearly enough to slow climate change Former NASA scientist James Hansen has another dire warning for the world. CREDIT: iStock/Fazon1 James Hansen, former NASA director and well-known climate scientist, is out with another dire climate warning: The last time that the Earth was this hot, the oceans were about 20 feet higher than they are right now. And while that doesn’t necessarily mean that we’re in for an unstoppable, 20-foot rise in sea level (although it ostensibly could get that bad), it does mean that the world is leaving a dangerous, and expensive, climate change problem for future generations. “There’s a misconception that we’ve begun to address the climate problem,” Hansen told reporters on a press call Monday. “The misapprehension is based on the Paris climate...

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THE EARTH JUST PASSED A MAJOR CLIMATE MILESTONE...

Sep 29, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Natasha Geiling Reporter at ThinkProgress. There’s no going back from this one. The Mauna Loa Observatory atmospheric research facility has been measuring atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide since the 1950s. CREDIT: AP Photo/Chris Stewart The world just passed a longstanding climate marker, further proof that atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide has changed in a stunning, measurable way since the Industrial Revolution. Put another way: Children born today will likely never live in a world where the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide is less than 400 parts per million — a 42 percent increase from pre-industrial levels. Atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide — the amount of carbon dioxide molecules present in the atmosphere relative to everything else — have been measured continuously since the late 1950s, when Charles Keeling first devised a unique method of sampling carbon dioxide from the air. His...

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GREENLAND’S RECEDING ICECAP TO EXPOSE TOP-SECRET US NUCLEAR PROJECT...

Sep 28, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Camp Century – part of Project Iceworm – is an underground cold war network that was thought to have been buried forever The lid of Camp Century’s unsealed nuclear fuel vessel, pictured in 1962. Photograph: W Robert Moore/National Geographic/Getty Images Jon Henley   THE GUARDIAN   A top-secret US military project from the cold war and the toxic waste it conceals, thought to have been buried forever beneath the Greenland icecap, are likely to be uncovered by rising temperatures within decades, scientists have said. The US army engineering corps excavated Camp Century in 1959 around 200km (124 miles) from the coast of Greenland, which was then a county of Denmark. Powered, remarkably, by the world’s first mobile nuclear generator and known as “the city under the ice”, the camp’s three-kilometre network of tunnels, eight...

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MASSIVE 100 FOOT GLACIER TONGUE COLLAPSES AND COVERS 4 SQUARE MILES WITH ROCK AND ICE...

Sep 28, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] By Pakalolo  DAILY KOS Himalayan ice cap from space. One of the worlds largest ice avalanches ever recorded has flummoxed glaciologists. The slide contained about 100 million cubic metres of ice and rocks as it roared down a narrow valley killing nine herders and hundreds of sheep and yaks. The slide occurred in the Aru Range of the Rutog county in the west of the Tibet Autonomous Region on July 17, 2016. NASA in their coverage noted that “Tian Lide, a glaciologist at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, visited the site in August and described the avalanche as “baffling” because the area where the ice collapse began is rather flat”. The Himalaya mountains are commonly referred to as the world’s Third Pole because the glaciers of Central and South Asia, including Tibet, hold the largest...

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SNOWSTORMS AND RAGING WILDFIRES IN THE SAME REGION ON THE SAME DAY: WELCOME TO GEOENGINEERING...

Sep 26, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] September 24th, 2016 By Dane Wigington Guest writer for Wake Up World Climate engineers are increasingly desperate to hide the accelerating planetary meltdown with short term chemically nucleated cool-downs. Engineered cool-downs have been a major component of the climate engineering assault for many decades. The chemical cool-downs create the headlines the power structure needs to continue the population’s confusion and division in regard to the true state of the climate. Yellowstone National Park is the latest example of chemically ice nucleated deception. (The photo above was taken in Yellowstone National Park on Monday, September 12, 2016.) The Yellowstone event is not unique, a chemically nucleated “snowstorm” in South Dakota that occurred on October 4th of 2013 killed up to 100,000 cattle. This event occurred while it was 85 degrees and raining in Chicago and...

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WHO PUMPED MILLIONS OF GALLONS OF WATER DURING CALIFORNIA’S DROUGHT?...

Sep 25, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Google, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, U.S. Census Bureau Wet prince of bel air Who pumped millions of gallons of water during California’s drought? By Michael Corey and Lance Williams   GRIST This story was originally published by Reveal and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Los Angeles officials have steadfastly refused to identify the Wet Prince of Bel Air, the homeowner who pumped an astonishing 11.8 million gallons of water during a single year of California’s crippling drought. The city said naming water-wasting customers wasn’t in the public interest, even after Reveal found last fall from The Center for Investigative Reporting that 100 residents of wealthy neighborhoods on the Westside of L.A. were pumping millions of gallons of water apiece, drought or no. And one household in...

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THE LAST TIME SUMMER WAS THIS HOT, HUMAN BEINGS HADN’T YET LEFT AFRICA (VIDEO)...

Sep 25, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   By Juan Cole / Informed Comment  @ TRUTHDIG Summer of 2016 was not only hotter than any summer on record, i.e. since 1880.  We have enough proxies for global average temperature to know that it was hotter than any summer since at least 1016, when Genoa launched a campaign against Muslim Sardinia and Norway not only got a new king but it mattered in global affairs.  But that “at least” is a trick.  Eminent climate scientist Michael Mann says there is “tentative but compelling evidence” that it was hotter this past summer than it has been at any point in 100,000 years.  In 100,000 before present, the great human migration out of Africa of 60,000 years B.P. had not yet occurred.  (A few small bands went to the Middle East in the...

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‘A Five-Alarm Threat to Our Food Supply’: Experts Describe Bayer-Monsanto Merger...

Sep 23, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Food A scary future for farmers around the world. By Katherine Paul / AlterNet NEW YORK CITY – MAY 23 2015: environmental activists joined a global day out against Monsanto’s GMO programs & demanding that foods be labeled. Photo Credit: a katz / Shutterstock.com It’s been about a week since Monsanto and Bayer confirmed their intention to say “I do”—ample time for media, lawmakers, consumer and farmer advocacy groups, and of course the happy couple themselves, to weigh in on the pros and cons. Reactions poured in from all the usual suspects. Groups like the Farmers Union, Food & Water Watch, Friends of the Earth and others didn’t mince words when it came to condemning the deal. (Organic Consumers Association tagged it a “Marriage Made in Hell” back in May, pre-announcement, when the two mega-corporations were still...

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Institutions worth $2.6 trillion have now pulled investments out of fossil fuels...

Sep 23, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Coalition of 2,000 individuals and 400 institutions are shifting assets from coal, oil and gas companies to tackle climate change Leonardo DiCaprio on a climate change march in New York in 2014. The actor has committed to divesting his money from fossil fuels. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters Damian Carrington and Emma Howard   THE GUARDIAN   Leonardo DiCaprio and over 2,000 individuals and 400 institutions are now committed to pulling their money from fossil fuel companies, together representing a remarkable $2.6tn of investments, it was revealed on Tuesday. A new analysis shows the value of the funds committed to selling off their investments in coal, oil and gas companies has rocketed in the last year, rising 50-fold. Major pension funds and insurance companies have joined the universities and churches that founded the divestment movement, all...

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GHOST FORESTS ARE EERIE EVIDENCE OF RISING SEAS...

Sep 19, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Shutterstock coastal ghosts By John Upton GRIST Cross-posted from Climate Central Jennifer Walker stepped off her kayak into a wall of riverside grass. She steadied herself and stooped to scoop soil into a jar, then disappeared into the thicket for more. Analysis of amoeba fossils in the researcher’s samples may help to explain why, jutting above the head-high marsh grass a couple hundred feet further back, a cedar forest was dead. Bare trunks of dead coastal forests are being discovered up and down the mid-Atlantic coastline, killed by the advance of rising seas. The “ghost forests,” as scientists call them, offer eerie evidence of some of the world’s fastest rates of sea-level rise. ghost-forest-2 Ted Blanco/Climate Central Forests provide habitat and protect against global warming, but they’re declining worldwide because of land clearing,...

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HOW TO STOP CAPITALISM’S DEADLY WAR WITH NATURE...

Sep 14, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   By Paul Street  TRUTHDIG   So far, 2016 is the hottest year on record. So was 2015. So was 2014. (John McColgan / U.S. Department of Agriculture) Earth scientists now know that the history of our planet has been set for some time in our current geological age, the Anthropocene. According to leading experts Will Steffen, Paul Crutzen and John McNeill, in this era, “human activities have become so pervasive and profound that they rival the great forces of Nature and are pushing the earth into planetary terra incognita. The Earth is rapidly moving into a less biologically diverse, less forested, much warmer, and probably wetter and stormier era.” We are living in a “no-analogue state” in which “the Earth system has recently moved well outside the range of natural variability.” The...

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Record-smashing August means long-awaited ‘jump’ in global warming is here...

Sep 13, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] THINK PROGRESS Every month of 2016 has set a temperature record. NASA temperature analysis for August: “Another month, another record.” Credit: NASA We appear to be in the midst of the long-awaited jump in global temperatures. And that means “The kinds of extreme weather we have seen over the past year or so will be routine all too soon, but then even worse records will be set,” as Kevin Trenberth, one of the world’s leading climatologists, told me. NASA has reported that last month was not merely “the warmest August in 136 years of modern record-keeping,” it tied with this July 2016 for the “warmest month ever recorded.” And for 11 straight months (starting October 2015), the world has set a new monthly record for high temperature. So even though 2014 set the record at...

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THE WESTERN UNITED STATES FACES AN EXPLOSION OF WILDFIRES...

Sep 12, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] By Kieran Cooke / Climate News Network       A wildfire in California’s Sequoia National Forest last month forms a smoky backdrop for charred landscape nearby. (Lance Cheung / U.S. Department of Agriculture via Flickr) CLEAR LAKE, California—The blackened tree stumps stand out against a clear blue sky. The land is burned, and there is a smell of charcoal and ash in the air. People in this area are used to wildfires, but as California and much of the western US endures its fifth year of severe drought, residents are wondering when there will be any respite from the flames and smoke. Mike Mohler, a battalion chief with the state’s Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, says that although there was substantial rainfall in northern California earlier this year, those five drought years...

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A clear contrast of sustainable and unsustainable farming practices — in 20 seconds!...

Sep 12, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] GRIST … till proven guilty Of course, there are scores of variables when it comes to sustainable farming, but this little video shows the huge difference between no-till and conventional farming: The video starts on a no-till field — one that isn’t ever plowed. Instead of tilling, or turning over the soil to kill weeds, farmers plant directly into the thatch of grasses and usually use an application of herbicide to knock down weeds. When farmers leave fields bare, like in the other field, soil washes away and local waters are polluted. Ground cover protects the soil and dramatically reduces erosion. People often think sustainable farming means no chemicals, but sometimes judicious use of chemistry allows for more environmentally friendly options — like keeping the ground covered. Want to learn more? Here are one, two, three stories...

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TEMPERATURES RISE, AND WE’RE COOKED...

Sep 11, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Ed Columnist Nicholas Kristof   NYTIMES ONE of Donald Trump’s 100 wackiest ideas is that climate change is a hoax fabricated by China to harm America. “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing uncompetitive,” Trump once tweeted. He later said, unconvincingly, that he had been kidding about China, but he has emphasized that he does not believe in climate change and would end serious efforts to prevent it. That obstinacy confronts a new wave of research showing that climate change is much more harmful than we had imagined. Until now, the focus has been on rising seas, more intense hurricanes, acidification of oceans, drought and crop failures. But new studies are finding that some of the most important effects will be directly on...

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167 Tiny Maps Tell the Major Story of Climate Change...

Sep 9, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] nvironment Together, they show unequivocally how much our planet has warmed over the past three decades. By Brian Kahn / Climate Central  VIA ALTERNET A city showing the effect of Climate Change Photo Credit: kwest/Shutterstock Climate change just got another telling visual courtesy of the famed temperature spiral creator. But rather than a graph, it’s a series of 167 maps. Alone, they each tell the story of whether a year was mostly hot or mostly cold or mostly average. Together, they show unequivocally how much our planet has warmed since the 1850s, including the rapid rise over the past three decades. Credit: Ed Hawkins Ed Hawkins, a climate scientist at the University of Reading, is responsible for the latest visual. You may remember him from the temperature spiral that went viral earlier this year. Turns out he’s still...

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HOPES RISE FOR UNDERGROUND CARBON STORAGE SCHEME...

Aug 20, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   By Tim Radford / Climate News Network  VIA TRUTHDIG     A cold-water geyser from an unplugged oil exploration well in Utah. (Mike Bickle / Cambridge Centre for CCS) LONDON—Geologists have resolved one great problem about the capture of carbon dioxide from coal-fired or gas-fired power stations and its sequestration deep in the Earth, with what appears to be the prospect of rock-solid carbon storage. Once there in the right rock formations, there’s no reason why it should escape. That is, it won’t react with groundwater, corrode the rocks around it and dissolve its way back to the surface in 10,000 years—or even 100,000 years. And scientists report in Nature Communications journal that they can say this with confidence because they have identified natural reservoirs of CO2 at least 100,000 years old, deep...

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Report: Deadly ‘Smoke Waves’ Will Inundate the West as Wildfires Grow...

Aug 20, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] TAKE PART DAILY Climate change is accelerating fires that produce dangerous levels of pollution. A firefighter pulls a hose while battling flames in the Sand Fire in Placerita Canyon in Santa Clarita, California, on July 24. (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images) David Kirby has been a professional journalist for 25 years. His third book, Death at Seaworld, was published in 2012.   As wildfires ravage California and other parts of the American West, a new study warns that choking “smoke waves” from fires will become more frequent, severe, and long lasting as climate change warms the atmosphere. The study includes an interactive map of 561 Western counties that allows the public, scientists, and policy makers to view recent and projected smoke waves—defined as two or more consecutive days with high levels of particulate matter...

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U.K. Approves World’s Largest Wind Farm...

Aug 17, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] CREDIT: SHUTTERSTOCK The U.K. government on Tuesday approved phase two of the world’s largest wind farm, adding 300 turbines to a project 55 miles off England’s shore, in the North Sea. The Hornsea Two project will provide 1.8 gigawatts of generating power, in addition to the first phase’s 1.2 gigawatts. In all, the 3 gigawatts provided by Hornsea is enough to power 2.5 million average (U.S.) households. At that size, the combined project is roughly equivalent to a nuclear power plant. CREDIT: DONG ENERGY “Offshore wind is already on course to meet 10 percent of the U.K.’s electricity demand by 2020,” said Huub den Rooijen, Director of Energy, Minerals and Infrastructure at The Crown Estate, the government’s asset management firm. “Major developments of Hornsea Project Two’s scale will pave the way for its...

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HERE ARE 7 TERRIFYING CHARTS THAT SHOW EXACTLY WHAT WE’RE DOING TO THE PLANET...

Aug 3, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   Scientists have some bad news for Earth. Oliver Milman MOTHER JONES Bernhard Staehli/Shutterstock This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The world is careening towards an environment never experienced before by humans, with the temperature of the air and oceans breaking records, sea levels reaching historic highs and carbon dioxide surpassing a key milestone, a major international report has found. The “state of the climate” report, led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration with input from hundreds of scientists from 62 countries, confirmed there was a “toppling of several symbolic mileposts” in heat, sea level rise and extreme weather in 2015. “The impacts of climate change are no longer subtle,” Michael Mann, a leading climatologist at Penn State, told...

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A Former Governor Admitted He Put Economics Ahead Of Safety When Approving Fracking Projects...

Aug 2, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Climate by Alejandro Davila Fragoso CLIMATE PROGRESS CREDIT: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell speaks during a news conference in Harrisburg, Pa. in 2010.   Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, who presided over the state’s fracking boom of the mid-2000s, admitted the state’s fracking regulations favored economics over environmental safety during much of his tenure. “I made a mistake in the rush to get the economic part of fracking delivered to Pennsylvania,” said Rendell during an event at the Democrat National Convention Wednesday, State Impact reported. “We didn’t regulate well construction and….frack water as well as we should. We cured that in 2010 and we haven’t had any significant incidents since.” Rendell, a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, governed Pennsylvania from 2003 to 2011. That was right when improvements...

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The Front Lines of Climate Disruption: Alaskans Witness Collapsing Mountains, Shattered Lives...

Aug 1, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   By Dahr Jamail, Truthout | News Analysis Helicopters ferry water to drop on a wildfire just south of Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo: Dahr Jamail) The impacts of anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD) across Alaska are devastating to witness. In late June, due to glaciers melting at unprecedented rates, the side of a mountain nearly a mile high in Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park, which had formerly been supported by glacial ice, collapsed completely. The landslide released over 100 million tons of rock, sending debris miles across a glacier beneath what was left of the mountain. This is something that has been happening more often in recent years in the northernmost US state. While Alaska’s local conservative media often tend to feign ignorance of the cause of such phenomena, what’s causing it is all too...

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