Category Archives: Climate Change

Deforestation continues, despite forests being the best way to keep warming below 2 degrees Celsius

[This is a cut, re-arranged, and reworded summary, see the original article for details. Alice Friedemann    www.energyskeptic.com ] McKenna, Phil. 2015-11-26. Sputtering Corporate Effort to Save Forests Highlights a Big Issue for Paris Talks. InsideClimate News Key findings: There are … Continue reading

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The Great Game and Future wars over oil: Will China and the U.S. collide?

[Below are excerpts from 18 articles about wars over oil (and other resources) written between 2003 and 2015.  If even a small nuclear war breaks out, we risk a 5+ year nuclear winter. It is long past time to implement … Continue reading

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European Union Emissions Trading Scheme & Australian Carbon Tax

HRG. 113-623. 2014-7-22. U.S. Security implications of international energy and climate policies and issues. U.S. Senate 113th congress MARY HUTZLER, DISTINGUISHED SENIOR FELLOW, INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY RESEARCH, BERLIN, MD EUROPEAN UNION EMISSIONS TRADING SCHEME The Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) was … Continue reading

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National security implications of international energy and climate change policies

[This is an excerpt of a very interesting senate hearing that looks at how war can be caused by climate change (drought, hunger, rising sea levels), how climate change will affect infrastructure, how the European emissions trading scheme and renewable … Continue reading

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Arctic ice melt to release 1 trillion pieces of plastic into sea – a major threat to marine life

Lewis, R. May 27, 2014. Arctic ice melt to release 1 trillion pieces of plastic into sea Increasing ice melt due to climate change will pose a major threat to marine life. Aljazeera. As the Arctic ice melt accelerates due … Continue reading

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Agriculture. Climate change impacts in the United States.

Notes from 25 page: Hatfield, J., et. al. 2014: Ch. 6: Agriculture. Climate Change Impacts in the United States. The Third National Climate Assessment. 150-174. Note the main calorie growing regions of the United States (not shown: hogs, cattle, milk … Continue reading

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Peak fossil fuels limits climate change to low-to-medium outcomes in IPCC report

Excerpts from 24 page:  Höök, M., Tang, X. 2013. Depletion of fossil fuels and anthropogenic climate change: a review. Energy Policy, 52: 797-809 Conclusion of paper: Fossil fuel constraints will limit anthropogenic climate impact towards the low-medium outcomes presented by … Continue reading

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Richard Heinberg Only less (population) will Do

Only Less Will Do by Richard Heinberg,  Post Carbon Institute    Mar 16, 2015 [portions of this article were cut and rearranged] Almost nobody likes to hear about the role of scale in our global environmental crisis. That’s because if … Continue reading

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Drought in the news

Keep up with the latest drought news at the U.S. Drought Monitor. A ‘megadrought’ will grip U.S. in the coming decades, NASA researchers say. Researchers from NASA and Cornell and Columbia universities warned of an 80% chance of mega-droughts lasting … Continue reading

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Syrian conflict due to climate change drought

Fountain, H. March 2, 2015. Researchers Link Syrian Conflict to a Drought Made Worse by Climate Change. New York Times. Drawing one of the strongest links yet between global warming and human conflict, researchers said Monday that an extreme drought … Continue reading

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