Climate Science

Damian Carrington
The sun sets as rain falls beyond floating ice and icebergs in Disko Bay, Greenland. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Nov. 30, 2021

Climate models show switch will happen decades faster than previously thought, with ‘profound’ implications

Rain will replace snow as the Arctic’s most common precipitation as the climate crisis heats up the planet’s northern ice cap, according to research.

Socialist Unity Assembly
Canada Burned! Canada Voted! Where was the EFFECTIVE Climate Plan? - Online event

Uploaded Nov 21, 2021

Where was the EFFECTIVE climate plan?

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The SUA seeks to unify and bring together various socialist groups for coalition building and related work.

This Panel Show was produced by a collaborative SUA Working Group.

Jag Bhalla

Nov. 13, 2021

Yves here. In addition to the important reasons given below for shutting economists out of the debate on climate change, an additional one is even Nicholas Stern fell for trying to look at climate change in net present value terms. As anyone how has built financial models will tell you, pretty much anything that happens more than 30 years out is ascribed no value because just about any positive interest rate will result in very long term impacts being discounted to zero.

Daniel Ross
Sun - Image Credit: Söki/Flickr

Nov. 10, 2021

Managing solar radiation through technology is possible, but there are ethical and political concerns.

This article was produced by Earth | Food | Life, a project of the Independent Media Institute.

Rochelle Baker
Oceans don’t only provide a livelihood for fishers around the world, such as those pictured above in Ghana, but they also absorb a lion’s share of human-cased fossil fuel emissions. Photo by Seyiram Kweku / Unsplash

November 8th 2021

The world's oceans suck up a huge chunk of human-caused emissions, but their role in mitigation strategies and targets is largely absent from critical negotiations underway at the UN climate conference in Glasgow, Canadian scientist Anya Waite says.

A massive carbon sink, the oceans are doing much of the “heavy lifting,” sopping up as much as 40 per cent of our fossil fuel emissions over the past 200 years, said Waite, CEO of the Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI) at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia.

Arno Kopecky
Andrew Weaver

28 Oct 2021

Climate activists are attacking the atmospheric scientist for simply stating a fact that makes the fight more urgent.

On the eve of the COP26 talks in Glasgow, the former leader of the BC Green Party — Andrew Weaver — caused a climate-community tempest when he tweeted, “1.5 degrees is not attainable. It never has been imho.”

Simon Evans
Solar panels

October 27, 2021

The world’s best solar power schemes now offer the “cheapest…electricity in history” with the technology cheaper than coal and gas in most major countries.

That is according to the International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook 2020. The 464-page outlook, published today by the IEA, also outlines the “extraordinarily turbulent” impact of coronavirus and the “highly uncertain” future of global energy use over the next two decades.


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