Here’s a story to brighten your day, all these political problems could become moot – because humans will all be dead. Perhaps its worth noting that the worst case scenario is not rising sea levels that sink Florida (insert joke here) but an all out wrecking of the climate that humans can survive in.
|By: DSWright Wednesday December 18, 2013 12:17 pm|
|By: joe shikspack Tuesday December 17, 2013 6:52 pm|
Do you live near a railroad line? How about a pipeline? You might want to check into your proximity to those things.
Because America is the new Saudi Arabia, soon to be the world’s number one oil producer, the infrastructure that used to carry our energy products around is straining to meet the demand created by the new production.
|By: Tom Engelhardt Tuesday December 17, 2013 4:32 pm|
I grew up planning for my future, wondering which college I would attend, what to study, and later on, where to work, which articles to write, what my next book might be, how to pay a mortgage, and which mountaineering trip I might like to take next.
Now, I wonder about the future of our planet.
|By: DSWright Wednesday December 11, 2013 1:24 pm|
America’s richest brothers, Charles and David Koch of Koch Industries, are upset with the New York Times. Representatives for the family claim that the Times characterized their position on government policies related to climate change.
|By: cassiodorus Saturday November 30, 2013 5:20 pm|
In writing my last diary on climate change, I was advised that “if you’re not working on solutions you’re just spinning wheels.” I am not going to name the author of this comment — this is not a call-out diary. But I will say that it is indeed important that we continue our work on climate change. Protests should continue, publicity needs to continue, and we should continue to sway the public and the political class. We no doubt continue in the tradition of Catholic (and other) philosophies with their emphasis upon good works.
|By: cassiodorus Sunday November 24, 2013 5:00 pm|
There’s some definite hype out there on the climate change mitigation front.
|By: Jcoleman Tuesday November 19, 2013 6:22 pm|
With approval from major drilling and fracking companies, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has proposed a set of regulations to reduce pollution from methane and other dangerous gases leaked by the oil and gas industry. The rules are focused on fracking wells, a mostly unregulated drilling technology that has allowed an unprecedented increase in fossil fuel extraction in Colorado and across the nation.
|By: Kevin Grandia Monday November 18, 2013 8:55 am|
A new study released today at the UN climate conference underway in Warsaw, Poland finds that new coal plants cannot be built if we are to keep global warming below the 2° Celsius threshold. That is, unless the coal industry can deploy commercial-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS).
|By: Attaturk Friday November 15, 2013 1:30 am|
Well, this is the opposite of comforting.
|By: DSWright Wednesday November 13, 2013 6:38 am|
A leaked 29 page summary of a draft report by the United Nations backed Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns of a planet plagued by disasters in the wake of a changing climate. The report notes serious threats to the stability of the food and water supply contributing to increased political conflict that is likely to turn violent as resources become scarce.