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A Climate Emergency Response – Austin Group of Sierra Club, Climate Change Committee

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A Climate Emergency Response – Austin Group of Sierra Club, Climate Change Committee, June 7, 2021 A climate emergency is upon us. More than half of tipping points are active, they complete their activations and become irreversible with  no further warming, and half have dynamical feedbacks that speed the collapse of other tipping systems. See…

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Rag Radio Podcast – A Climate Emergency Response, Environmental Researcher & Activist Bruce Melton by Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer

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Environmental researcher Bruce Melton joins Thorne Dreyer on Rag Radio to discuss responses to a climate emergency. He covers what a climate emergency is and why we have such emergencies, the nature of climate tipping, what “weather mayhem” is, and much more. He also discusses how we can delay these catastrophes and implement a climate energy response. Listen…

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Film Screening, Dallas Sierra Club – Climate Change Across America, Inglorious Events, (44 min), Climate Change Now Initiative

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From South Texas to the North Slope of Alaska, climate change impacts are here. They are far more extreme and extensive than publicly understood, are mired in misinformation and the perceived debate, and are practically hidden in remote and difficult to reach areas. This film introduces a new right brain climate change adventure outreach strategy…

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Climate Change and Sea Level Rise: Beyond the Point of No Return Yet? Austin Sierra Club Climate Change Committee

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This presentation looks at recent reporting on sea level rise  from South Padre Island, and the poorly understood statement in popular press about climate change being beyond the point of no return, or already being irreversible. This concept is based on carbon budgets for emissions reductions scenarios where negative emissions are not considered. In other…

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Coastal Adaptation to Climate Change, National Sierra Club Climate Emergency Grass Roots Network

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National Sierra Club Climate Adaptation and Restoration Grassroots Network – Climate Change, Coastal Adaptation and Resilience Presentation: 54 days in 2019, high tide on Padre Island during non-storm periods was eroding the dunes. Normal is almost zero. This presentation is a documentation of the King Tides and normal sunny day high tides that have already…

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Rag Radio Podcast: Environmental Researcher & Activist Bruce Melton – Covid and Climate Change

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

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Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR), Negative Emissions , Atmospheric Carbon Capture, February 2, 2019, Citizens Climate Lobby Third Coast Conference, Houston

By Climate Policy, climate restoration, climate solutions, CO2 Removal and Sequestration, Gigs and Presentations, Negative emissions, Presentations, sequestration, Solutions, Strategy

Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR), Negative Emissions , Atmospheric Carbon Capture, February 2, 2019, Citizens Climate Lobby Third Coast Conference, Houston PowerPoint Presentation: Carbon Dioxide Removal, Citizens Climate Lobby Gulf Coast Conference, Houston, February 9, 2020 — This presentation goes through the reasons why greenhouse gas emissions reductions alone will not result in a safe temperature;…

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Tipping Points Are Active: Fundamentals of the Climate Emergency, Austin Sierra Club Climate Change Committee,

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More than half of known climate tipping points or Earth systems, are currently active. They complete without further warming, 45 percent have dynamic feedbacks that enhance extremeness and speed the collapses of other tipping systems, and most are irreversible upon completion of their activations. We don’t exactly know when their activations will complete, and some…

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

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

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

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

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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

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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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