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The Climate Emergency Has Already Begun as Earth Systems Collapse

By Abrupt changes, Climate Catastrophes, Climate Culture, climate emergency, Climate Policy, Climate Reform, climate restoration, climate solutions, CO2 Removal and Sequestration, Earth systems, Impacts, in-depth and Popular Press, Negative emissions, Solutions

The Climate Emergency Has Already Begun as Earth Systems Collapse by Bruce Melton First published on Truthout on December 7, 2019 More than 11,000 scientists across 153 countries are shouting out a new climate change warning. The delay for action has been too long. Addressing our rapidly degrading and already overly dangerous climate is now officially an emergency….

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Burnet County Dem Club, Why Is There a Climate Emergency?

By Gigs and Presentations

This presentation (52 slides) presents a quick summary of natural systems collapses that are ongoing: Padre Island beach erosion, Central Texas drought and tree kill, Big Bend ecological collapse, sagauro frostbite, sequoia kill from climate change-caused fire, Yosemite and beetle kill , Paradise fire, Jasper National Park beetle attack, permafrost melt, Alaska beetle attack, pyrocumulonimbus,…

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The Latest on Forest and Ag Sequestration – Good, But Not Near Enough

By adaptation, Agriculture, Climate Reform, climate restoration, climate solutions, CO2 Removal and Sequestration, Negative emissions, sequestration

The Latest on Forest and Ag Sequestration – Good, But Not Near Enough Twenty authors from all across the world, led by Stephanie Roe at the University of Virginia in a review article in Nature Climate Change titled, Contribution of the land sector to a 1.5C world, have reviewed the available academic literature on sequestration…

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UT Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Ongoing Ecological Collapse and Restoration Solutions

By Gigs and Presentations

What is a climate emergency, and why 12 years to act? Padre Island beach erosion, Central Texas drought and tree kill, Big Bend ecological collapse, sagauro frostbite, sequoia kill from climate change-caused fire, Yosemite and beetle kill , Paradise fire, Jasper National Park beetle attack, permafrost melt, Alaska beetle attack, pyrocumulonimbus, carbon dioxide removal with…

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IPCC Special Report on Oceans and Cryosphere, The Important Bits

By Abrupt changes, adaptation, Arctic, Arctic Sea Ice, Beaches coastal, Glaciers, Greenland, ice sheet, ice sheets, Impacts, IPCC, Methane, modeling, Oceans, Permafrost, sea ice, Sea Level Rise, West Antarctic Ice Sheet

  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report, September 24, 2019 The Ocean and Cryosphere (the icy part of our planet) in a Changing Climate A Summary of Important Findings Overall of course, climate change is astonishingly worse with every new report. This one is no exception. Polar and mountain ice are melting faster, the…

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Increasing Wildfire Caused by Climate Change – NASA Uses Professional Judgement

By Climate Catastrophes, Fire, forest health, Heat, Impacts

Climate Change Caused Wildfire – NASA Uses Professional Judgement This piece by NASA really supports the interpretation that no, the increase in fires is not natural cycles, not accumulated fuels because of fire suppression, or even enhanced by climate change. What they are saying is that the unprecedented increase in fires we have been seeing…

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Scientific American on Understating Climate Science – Very Important

By Climate Policy, Climate Reform, climate solutions, Deniers and Delayers, global warming psychology, Impacts, Legacy Policy, politics, Psycho

Four giant sequoias killed or mostly killed by climate change-caused wildfire. Sequoia National Monument, Black Mountain Grove, Pier Fire 2017. Sequoias don’t normal die in wildfire. When our climate has changed enough to cause sequoias to die, from overly extreme fires caused by unprecedented low fuel moisture, it’s caused by climate change, not enhanced. Broad…

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Paradise California: 14,000 Simultaneous Climate Change Catastrophes – The Camp Fire 2018

By Abrupt changes, Extreme Weather, Fire, Impacts, Photo Tour, The Unexpected

The depths of the Paradise Fire on November 8, 2018 are yet unknown. 14,000 homes were destroyed in four hours along with another 5,000 businesses and commercial structures. Recovery appears to be strong, debris are about half removed, but reconstruction as yet has little obvious momentum. 14,000 Simultaneous Catastrophes: Climate Change in Paradise California, the…

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New Report Warns Planet May Be Warming Twice as Fast as Expected

By Abrupt changes, Climate Catastrophes, Impacts, Legacy Policy, modeling, Reports, Sensitivity, Solutions, The Unexpected

  New Report Warns Planet May Be Warming Twice as Fast as Expected By Bruce Melton First Published on Truthout, May 28, 2019 New earthshaking science will be coming out in the 2021 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report that could nearly double future warming predictions. We have a window into this new science…

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Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Removal: Science and Money Speak

By adaptation, climate solutions, CO2 Removal and Sequestration, Healthy Climate, Legacy Policy, Negative emissions, sequestration, Solutions, Strategy

How, exactly, are we going to reverse climate change in time to save our soles from frying on the pavement? As a society, we have easily solved global-scale pollution problems before. How deep would it be and how many of us would be alive today, if when there were 1 billion people on Earth and…

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State of the Climate Report 2018, American Meteorological Society

By Abrupt changes, Extreme Weather, Impacts, rainfall, Reports, sea ice, Sea Level Rise, Temperature

State of the Climate Report 2018, American Meteorological Society Unsurprisingly, we have roundly exceeded climate norms in our old climate. Records continue to be broken and climate statistics broadly show we are exceeding or near the leading edge of warming in recent years, as would be expected from a climate that continues to warm, that…

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Master Denier Frank Luntz Flips on Climate and Offers Communications Help

By Climate Reform, Deniers and Delayers, Extreme Weather, Fire, Healthy Climate, Impacts, Messaging, Myths, Psycho, Strategy, The Unexpected, What we can do

Frank Luntz Flips – Original Climate Change Hoax Strategist Offers to Help Fight Climate Change After Nearly Losing His Home to a Firestorm in LA (See YouTube video of the Skirball Fire in Bel Air here.) The strategist that created the Conservative’s climate change playbook in 2002 has flipped. His house almost burned in a…

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Permafrost Melt Photo Tour 2018

By Abrupt changes, Arctic, feedback, forest health, Forest Mortality, Impacts, Methane, Permafrost

Permafrost Melt Photo Tour Climate Change Across America 2018 Field Work Already, Alaska has flipped from a carbon sink to a carbon source from permafrost melt and methane emissions. (Commane 2017, science interpreted) Alaska — the entire state, and likely the rest of the north across the entire world —  is now emitting greenhouse gases…

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Are We Already Doomed? – Why 12 years to act and what does that mean?

By Gigs and Presentations

What is climate restoration and why aren’t we doing this already? The 1.5 C carbon budget allows abrupt change initiations completion like collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet; mandatory natural and or chemical carbon dioxide removal required in addition to emissions reductions; plus climate restoration scenarios to undoom us. First presented to the Climate…

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Rag Radio June 6, 2021 – Environmental Researcher Bruce Melton with Latest on Climate Change by Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer

By Gigs and Presentations

Thorne Dreyer’s guest Bruce Melton, a longtime contributor to The Rag Blog and guest on Rag Radio, is a professional engineer, environmental researcher, filmmaker, author, and CEO of the Climate Change Now Initiative in Austin, Texas — the oldest, independent climate science education organization in the world, founded in 2005. We will discuss the presidential…

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Policy Language: Forest carbon dioxide removal (CDR) is a function of forest health. Current academic work on forest CDR does not consider all forest health effects of current or future warming. Specifically, extreme acute events such as drought, fire, insect attack, and disease, are not modeled sufficiently to understand the permanence of forest CDR.  With…

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