Climate Science

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.

William E. Rees
South LA from the air

October 29, 2021

Measured atmospheric CO2 at Mauna Loa Observatory. Note: red = the monthly mean values; black = the same, after correction for the average seasonal cycle.

Measured atmospheric CO2 at Mauna Loa Observatory. Note: red = the monthly mean values; black = the same, after correction for the average seasonal cycle.

Matt Simon
Thought climate change was already complicated? Now scientists have to consider the influence of tiny bits of atmospheric plastic. Photo by Raunaq Chopra / Climate Visuals Countdown

October 28th 2021

This story was originally published by Wired and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

Robert Hunziker
Photograph Source: Emertz76 – CC BY 2.0

More details from IPCC and other sources on how REALLY URGENT it is to cut emissions NOW!!!

Oct. 12, 2021

FacingFuture.TV recently hosted a preview of the upcoming IPCC 2021 UN climate report, which report guides the gathering of dignitaries from around the world meeting in Glasgow this November to discuss, analyze, and decide how to deal with global warming/climate change.

Heather Short
Heather Short

Sep 24, 2021

I've taught students about the climate crisis for years. But they aren't the ones who need to act now

This First Person article is the experience of Heather Short, a scientist and educator who lives in the greater Montreal region. For more information about CBC's First Person stories, please see the FAQ.


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