Climate Science

Robert Hunziker

MARCH 18, 2020

A recent landmark study of massive ice loss in Antarctica and Greenland fulfills the “worst case” prognosis, as outlined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It’s a nightmare come true, as the impact of global warming on the planet’s most significant/biggest masses of ice multiplied six-fold in only 30 years. It wasn’t supposed to happen so unexpectedly, so suddenly.

CBC Radio The Current

Mar 12, 2020

Writer and environmentalist Bill McKibben says the adaptations we make to fight the COVID-19 outbreak could hold valuable lessons elsewhere — in the efforts to mitigate climate change. 10:56

Listen here.

Contributed by Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, November 15, 2019 (sent for review January 22, 2019; reviewed by J. David Tabara and Jessika E. Trancik)

PNAS February 4, 2020 117 (5) 2354-2365; first published January 21, 2020

Andrew Nikiforuk
Fossil Fuel Industry - A new study found that methane emissions from human activities — mainly fossil fuels — are probably 25 to 40 per cent higher than previously estimated. Photo via Shutterstock.

Feb. 21, 2020

The gas plays a powerful role in driving up global temperatures.

A new study published in Nature may have ended a long scientific debate about the key source of rising methane levels in the atmosphere.

It found that methane emissions from human activities — mainly fossil fuels — are probably 25 to 40 per cent higher than previously estimated, while natural sources of methane emissions are up to 90 per cent lower than previously estimated.

John Coetzee, Alice Munro, Muhammad Yunus, Elfriede Jelinek and others
‘There is no room for expansion of the fossil fuel sector. There is no room for the Teck Frontier tar sands mine.’ Photograph: Patrick Doyle/Reuters

21 Feb 2020

All new projects that enable fossil fuel growth are an affront to our state of climate emergency. It is a disgrace Canada is considering them

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Freeland,

Alejandra Borunda
Methane gas leaks from the ground both naturally and from coal, oil, and gas extraction. New research shows that more of the gas in the atmosphere comes from the fossil fuel industry than previously thought. PHOTOGRAPH BY KATIE ORLINSKY, NAT GEO IMAGE COLLECTION
FEBRUARY 19, 2020

Natural gas is a much ‘dirtier’ energy source than we thought

Coal, oil, and gas are responsible for much more atmospheric methane, the super-potent warming gas, than previously known.

Excerpted from “Existential climate-related security risk: A scenario approach”, by David Spratt and Ian Dunlop

Existential climate-related security risk: A scenario approach

Foreword by Admiral Chris Barrie, AC RAN Retired

Greta Thunberg
Greta Thunberg

Greta ignores Davos panel question to give warning

During a panel hosted by TIME, Greta Thunberg issues a stark warning about the IPCC's best case scenario for avoiding climate catastrophe.

Source: CNN Business

Watch video here.


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