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February 2020

Retreat From the Sea: New estimates triple vulnerable population driving extreme migration

By adaptation, Austin, Beaches coastal, Climate Catastrophes, flood, Flooding, Impacts, migration, Sea Level Rise

One of the biggest mistakes made in our climate culture today is equating future emissions with impacts from sea level rise. We have enough CO2 in our atmosphere, and likely enough warmth built up already not counting warming in the pipeline, to create unrecoverable economic scenarios. Forced migration differs from migration patterns we have come…

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Nature-based Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) – Plausibility, Feasibility and Sustainability.

By Gigs and Presentations

Nature-based Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) – Plausibility, Feasibility and Sustainability – Presented to the Natural Systems Technical Advisory Group, Austin Community Climate Plan Five-year Revision. This presentation discusses the plausibility, feasibility and sustainability of the major categories of natural systems based carbon sequestration, summarizes the academic literature on the quantity of sequestration available in critical…

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Microsoft on climate: The game changer

By Abrupt changes, adaptation, Climate Policy, climate restoration, CO2 Removal and Sequestration, Earth systems, in-depth and Popular Press, Negative emissions, Policy, politics, Psycho, Scenarios, short-term, Temperature, The Unexpected, What we can do

Microsoft on climate: The game changer Historic climate pollution emissions almost everyone missed. By Bruce Melton First published on the RagBlog.org, February 3, 2020 Microsoft going net zero by 2030 is a tremendously insightful action, but what’s truly groundbreaking and ever so much more important today, 30 years after we began trying to solve the…

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