U.N. climate negotiations begin in Paris in less than a month.
Diplomats steeling themselves for a historic round of United Nations climate negotiations remain divided by a handful of stubborn disputes. Discord persists over financial and procedural issues, for example, and over how pollution from farming and deforestation should be addressed alongside energy generation.
The fundamentals of climate science, however, are not among the issues being debated...Read more
The Republican Party could be the single greatest impediment to global efforts to slow climate change. But cracks are forming in the conservative wall of denial.Read more
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are hot but not too bothered by global warming...Read more
The world is getting hotter. But a lot of important people aren't "buying in."Read more
The following are highly recommended global warming educational videos. Some of them include humor to help make their points. Please watch as many as you can to quickly become educated about the escalating global warming crisis.Read more
WHY THE PARIS DECEMBER UN CONFERENCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE (COP21) IS DOOMED TO FAIL BEFORE IT BEGINS...
You wouldn't know it from the happy spin emanating from the Oval Office, but a Third World revolt in Bonn, Germany, this week almost derailed the Paris climate change negotiations in November. Although peace has been restored for now, it only happened by papering over this fundamental conundrum: The world can either avert climate catastrophe or seek "climate justice," not both.Read more
WILL THE "INTELLIGENT ELITE" ACT IN TIME TO RESOLE CLIMATE DESTABILIZATION AND CATASTROPHIC CLIMATE DESTABILIZATION?
But let us return to James Lovelock for a moment; early on in The Vanishing Face of Gaia he does recognize his pessimism and the fact that the the grim message in his last book, The Revenge of Gaia, gave us nothing to hope for.
TO HOPE OR NOT TO HOPE: HOW FEARFUL SHOULD WE BE OF CLIMATE DESTABILIZATION AND CATASTROPHIC CLIMATE DESTABILIZATION?
(harnessing the power of waves could help our climate, according to Lomborg.)
Catastrophic climate destabilization. Sounds scary, right? Well, quite frankly, most of the projected impacts of our changing climate are, in fact, very scary. But is fear useful to us in this situation?
To be honest, when Lovelock says in The Vanishing Face of Gaia: A Final Warning that “it is too late for us to try to save our familiar world,” the effect for me is that hope and optimism quickly dissipate. It’s hard to act when failure is guaranteed.Read more
Global warming has significantly increased the likelihood that the record for average October maximum temperatures is set this year, scientists say. Photo: Leigh Henningham
Barring a freak weather event, this month will set a new record for the average daily maximum temperature in October across Australia. I am sure the USA will follow...
(Dust Bowl, circa 1930s. By U.S. Department of Agriculture (NRCSDC01008) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)
So, on the advice of Greg Craven, we ask the question: what’s the worst that could happen? Looking to sources we believe are highly credible, we find James Lovelock, fellow of the Royal Society, former NASA consultant and author of The Vanishing Face of Gaia: A Final Warning, who tells us that “we do have to take seriously the possibility that global heating may all but eliminate people from the Earth.” A solemn response to our question.