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New Video: Energy Storage Coming of Age

December 12, 2018 - 11:38pm
Energy storage technology is moving along the same track that solar did a decade ago – lower cost, better performance, new technologies. Advertisements
Categories: International News

Arctic Report Card 2018

December 11, 2018 - 1:56pm
The Arctic Report Card is an annual update on changes in the Arctic, and is rolled out at the AGU Fall Meeting. This is the first time I’ve actually attended the press conference. Retired Admiral Tim Gallaudet, acting Chair of NOAA, was the target of some pointed questions from reporters as to whether the White […]
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AGU Fall Meeting 18 is Underway

December 10, 2018 - 11:49am
In Washington DC, the world’s largest scientific meeting is underway – The American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting is Burning Man for earth, ocean and atmospheric scientists, and I’m lining up the interviews, sessions and after-hours activities that will make this another exhausting but illuminating week. Very happy to chat with Dr Katey Walter Anthony this […]
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Colbert Monologue Touches on Grim Climate Facts

December 9, 2018 - 9:31am
This pirate vid is up for now, includes the whole monologue from the other night that I couldn’t find on the Late Show channel – they chose to omit some of the more gallows humor on climate, apparently.   Advertisements
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Mike Mann on COP24 and Accepting the Science

December 9, 2018 - 9:27am
Saudis, US and Russia attempting to dismember science. Hope to talk with Mike and many others this week at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in DC. BBC: Attempts to incorporate a key scientific study into global climate talks in Poland have failed. The IPCC report on the impacts of a temperature rise of 1.5C, […]
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Trump’s Ambassador to Canada an Embarrassment on Climate

December 7, 2018 - 12:24pm
CBC: The new U.S. ambassador to Canada says that when it comes to climate change she believes in “both sides of the science.” Kelly Craft, who took up her position Monday, told the CBC’s Rosemary Barton she appreciated all of the scientific evidence on climate change. “I think that both sides have their own results, from their studies, and […]
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From “I Heart Coal” to The Case for Solar, Wind, and Efficiency

December 7, 2018 - 11:40am
We are watching giant, coal-heavy, Rust Belt utilities pivot hard away from fossil fuels and towards renewables, and efficiency. My jaw was on the floor after I interviewed Jessica Woycehoski, a forecaster for Consumer’s Energy, Michigan’s largest utility, and one I know well. Below, summary of a speech by her boss, Patti Poppe. Simply by […]
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Green New Deal: Making Climate Policy Exciting

December 6, 2018 - 1:01pm
Sorry wonks – we still need you – but we need a good story, a good inspiration, a great vision, even more. Rob Meyer in Atlantic: On Monday, speaking at a town hall led by Senator Bernie Sanders, Representative-Elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez framed her chosen climate policy—the Green New Deal—through the lens of gallant American exceptionalism. […]
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Music Break: Randy Rainbow on Trump’s Favorite Things

December 5, 2018 - 10:05pm
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The Climate Election

December 5, 2018 - 3:34pm
A new ball game. Almost. EcoAmerica: New Poll: 72% of Americans think climate solutions should be a bigger or top priority in the U.S, with half saying the U.S. should make climate solutions a top priority. Few Americans think we should study the issue more (13%), stay our current path (11%) or lower the priority […]
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Climate Denial Gave Birth to Trumpism

December 5, 2018 - 1:39pm
Climate Denial is the Rosetta Stone for understanding today’s toxic politics, including the attacks on democracy happening in Wisconsin, Michigan, and North Carolina today. Paul Krugman in the New York Times: Many observers seem baffled by Republican fealty to Donald Trump — the party’s willingness to back him on all fronts, even after severe defeatsin […]
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Trump Desperate to Shore up Fossil Fuels. Too Late.

December 5, 2018 - 11:58am
Despite Republican efforts to hold back the clean energy tide, it keeps rising. Xcel Energy: Denver, Colorado (Dec. 4, 2018)—Xcel Energy, a national leader in renewable energy, rolled out a clean energy vision today in Denver that will deliver 100 percent carbon-free electricity to customers by 2050. As part of this vision, the company also […]
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The Right’s Toxic Shame on Climate Change

December 1, 2018 - 9:39am
Andrew Sullivan in New York Magazine: I’m relieved, I suppose, that Trump officials didn’t actually suppress, censor, or doctor volume two of the Fourth National Climate Assessment. All they did was release it on the Friday after Thanksgiving, suggesting that somewhere deep in what passes for someone’s conscience in this putrid presidency, some residual shame […]
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Back Story: Musk’s Big Battery DownUnder

December 1, 2018 - 9:25am
The largest lithium ion battery in the world, for the moment, is in South Australia, and was constructed in under 100 days by Tesla Corporation, following a twitter bet by controversial CEO Elon Musk. Stumbled on this profile of the project from Australia’s 60 Minutes.
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Music Break: Alabama Shakes – Don’t Wanna Fight

December 1, 2018 - 9:23am
Can’t we all get along?
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Cloud of Smug: Man Bear Pig is Real, it Turns Out. Sorry, Kids.

November 30, 2018 - 10:38am
South Park creators make belated apology to Al Gore for a decade-old episode that cast him as a crank for warning about the threat of “Man Bear Pig”, a hideous monster. Turns out, as a new episode admits, Man Bear Pig was/is real. And Matt Parker and Trey Stone have now emerged from their own […]
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A Childen’s Crusade on Climate

November 30, 2018 - 10:17am
Scott Morrison said school kids wouldn't learn anything from protesting. These students disagreed. — SBS News (@SBSNews) November 30, 2018 Above, news from SBS (Australia). CNN: Thousands of Australian children skipped school on Friday in defiance of the prime minister to protest for greater action on climate change. Organizers estimated around 15,000 left their […]
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We’ve Underestimated Climate Impacts

November 29, 2018 - 4:54pm
Associated Press: WASHINGTON (AP) — Climate scientists missed a lot about a quarter century ago when they predicted how bad global warming would be. They missed how bad wildfires, droughts, downpours and hurricanes would get. They missed how much ice sheets in West Antarctica and Greenland would melt and contribute to sea level rise. They […]
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CNN, Networks Playing Catchup after Climate Report Shame

November 29, 2018 - 10:47am
Network and cable news programs dropped the ball in their coverage of the new National Climate Assessment – most visibly on the Sunday morning panel shows. That’s the bad news. The good news is, at least they know enough to be ashamed. Above, CNN interview with Katharine Hayhoe addresses the “scientists are in it for […]
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Same Sad Story of Mainstream Media Climate Coverage: Paralysis

November 28, 2018 - 6:15pm
Right-wing panelist on Meet the Press on climate change: "I'm not a scientist … We need to also recognize we had two of the coldest years, biggest drop in global temperatures that we have had since the 1980s, the biggest in the last 100 years. We don't talk about that." — John Whitehouse (@existentialfish) […]
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