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COVID-19: The tale of two graphs – Be careful what you see and believe.

By Arctic Flip, Arctic warming, Emissions flip, feedback, Methane, Permafrost, Permafrost melt, The Unexpected

COVID-19: The tale of two graphs – Be careful what you see and believe. by Bruce Melton First Published on the Rag Blog, April 20, 2020 In my work as a professional engineer, as an environmental researcher, and now as the director of the oldest independent climate science education organization in the world, I understand…

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Google Identifies Major Climate Denier Organizations

By climate change counter movement, Climate Culture, climate emergency, Climate Policy, Climate Reform, climate restoration, climate solutions, communications, Deniers and Delayers, Messaging, Myths, Policy, politics, Psycho, Solutions

(Editors Note: April Fools! And Thank You Extinction Rebellion! Though you nailed me and I had to come back to this post and add this prebuttal, good job. We can only hope Google and others like them will take the lead and discredit where discreditation is due!)   In an excellent move, Google is ceasing…

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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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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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