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Is this Peak FoxNews?

November 20, 2017 - 2:45pm
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Categories: International News

New Video: Climate, Sea Level, and Superstorms

November 20, 2017 - 2:21pm
This season’s disasters in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico re-started the conversation around climate and extreme weather. Several recent studies shine a light on this…Filed under: Crock of the Week
Categories: International News

The Bubble Shivers: Norway’s Trillion Dollar Wealth Fund Weighs Dropping Oil

November 20, 2017 - 6:24am
Carbon Bubble is biting hard now. Cut to the chase at 2:50 in the vid above – the whole idea of Oil stocks as some kind of value proposition is teetering on the brink. Guardian: The Norwegian central bank, which runs the country’s sovereign wealth fund – the world’s biggest – has told its government […]
Categories: International News

Will 2018 be the Year of EVs?

November 20, 2017 - 6:21am
This week saw the rollout of Tesla’s newest Semi-Truck and Roadster offerings. The Economist has a video with a warts and all look at the inevitable EV revolution. Challenges galore, but obstacles keep falling. Here, Dan Kammen of UC Berkeley has some important drill-down perspectives. Tesla is the glamour company now, but challengers are rising, […]
Categories: International News

Companies, Countries, go for 100 Percent Renewable Electricity

November 20, 2017 - 6:19am
Watch this video – trust me, trust me, trust me. Last week, Ireland’s Citizens’ Assembly met to debate how the country could establish itself as a world leader in the fight against climate change. During the gathering, members heard how the nearby European nation of Scotland has managed to get on track to supply […]
Categories: International News

Pope Francis: Climate Denial “Perverse”. But We Knew That.

November 20, 2017 - 6:19am
Reuters: VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Denying climate change or being indifferent to its effects are “perverse attitudes” that block research and dialogue aimed at protecting the future of the planet, Pope Francis said on Thursday. Francis, a strong defender of environmental protection, made his comments in a message to ministers meeting in Bonn to work […]
Categories: International News

We Have the Best Disasters! Trump Recovery Misfires in Texas, Ignores California

November 19, 2017 - 5:36am
We have the best disasters. The age of climate consequences is just beginning, and the response is completely inadequate. Greed and incompetence. Not just for Puerto Ricans anymore. Dallas Morning News: WASHINGTON — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and a host of bipartisan congressional lawmakers are slamming the new $44 billion White House disaster relief aid […]
Categories: International News

Two Bills: Maher and Mckibben on Climate

November 18, 2017 - 1:29pm
Below, bonus – brilliant “Christmas Carol” for Trump send-up. Advertisements Filed under: Crock of the Week
Categories: International News

The Weekend Wonk: A Paid Climate Skeptic Wakes Up

November 18, 2017 - 9:23am
“Radio lab” style interview with former Cato Institute climate denial hack Jerry Taylor. Now woke.   Older print interview here, I am reposting. The Intercept: Sharon Lerner: What did you think when you first encountered the concept of climate change back in the 1990s? Jerry Taylor: From 1991 through 2000, I was a pretty good […]
Categories: International News

Tesla Truck is Awesome. New Roadster is a Bonus

November 17, 2017 - 9:32am
0 to 60 in 5 seconds. 500 mile range. That’s the truck – the roadster is faster, and runs farther. Solar powered mega charger network – runs on sunlight. “A hardcore smackdown” to gasoline powered transit. BBC: Tesla has unveiled its first electric articulated lorry, designed to challenge diesel trucks as king of the road. […]
Categories: International News

For Sea Level, Some Glaciers Affect your City More than Others

November 16, 2017 - 8:44am
The remaining rifts in #LarsenC after iceberg #A68 broke off can be seen clearly in #Landsat8 of 10 Nov. How long before they produce new icebergs? — Stef Lhermitte (@StefLhermitte) November 16, 2017 Important concept – Ice sheets are so massive, that they create their own gravitational field, pulling ocean water towards them. As […]
Categories: International News

California May Reach 50 Percent Renewable Goal 10 Years Early

November 15, 2017 - 5:46am
California has a goal of 50 percent renewable energy by 2030. Looks like they’ll beat that. Common situation. San Francisco Chronicle: An annual report issued Monday by California regulators found that the state’s three big, investor-owned utilities — Pacific Gas and Electric Co., Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric Co. — are […]
Categories: International News

New Battery Tech Erodes Indian Coal. Renewables to Aid “Energy Poverty”

November 15, 2017 - 5:46am
Bloomberg: India’s power distributors are balking at traditional 25-year thermal-power purchase contracts, avoiding lengthy entanglements so they can benefit as costs for batteries and renewable energy slide. Now in vogue: agreements that last 10 years or even less. “In the next five to 10 years battery storage may be coming in a big way,” Deepak Amitabh, […]
Categories: International News

Beyond the March for Science: Scientists Act by Running for Office

November 14, 2017 - 9:21am
PhD volcanologist Jesse Phoenix is running against climate denier Steve Knight in California. CrowdPac: I’ve seen the value of stepping up my whole life. Both of my parents were FBI agents for over 20 years. When you have people like that as your role models, loyalty, bravery, and integrity become your way of life. Until […]
Categories: International News

US Flood Insurance is Swamped by Corruption, Climate Change

November 14, 2017 - 9:20am
Bob Henson – Weather Underground: A tangle of politics and problems may force yet another delay in long-sought updates to the broke, beleaguered U.S. National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Congress has the unenviable task of putting NFIP back in the black without raising rates too quickly on folks who can’t afford to leave vulnerable coastal […]
Categories: International News

At COP23: Protesters Disrupt Trumpian “Coal is Cool” Panel

November 13, 2017 - 1:06pm
Protesters disrupted the embarrassing US panel at Bonn’s climate conference, which portrayed the US position that coal is a solution to climate change. Lyrics: After singing, the group walked out. Advertisements Filed under: Crock of the Week
Categories: International News

New Data: Global Carbon Pollution Growing Again

November 13, 2017 - 9:15am
After 3 years of flat CO2 output globally, preliminary data indicate emissions are growing again. The Conversation: Global greenhouse emissions from fossil fuels and industry are on track to grow by 2% in 2017, reaching a new record high of 37 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide, according to the 2017 Global Carbon Budget, released today. […]
Categories: International News

More Utilities Betting on Renewables

November 13, 2017 - 8:54am
Motley Fool: American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP), who generates nearly half of its electricity from coal, says it will invest $1.8 billion in renewable energy by 2020. That’s only about 10% of its total capital spending, but it’s a transition other utilities have already begun. In a press release discussing its future investments, AEP said it […]
Categories: International News

Climate Disasters – Corruption opportunity of a Lifetime

November 13, 2017 - 7:45am
Pays to be friends with Trump cabinet members. A Tiny Montana company, with only two employees and scant experience (but connections to Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke) scored a 300 million dollar contract to rebuild the Puerto Rico electrical grid. A lot of people were outraged by the exorbitant rates Whitefish Energy was charging struggling Puerto […]
Categories: International News

The Weekend Wonk: Bloomberg, Brown at COP 23

November 12, 2017 - 12:12pm
Recommended, go to Michael Bloomberg’s remarks starting at 56:00, followed by Jerry Brown. (fyi Brown gets interrupted by demonstrators) Takeaway: Cities, states, corporations and communities were already doing most of the climate mitigation work in the US, now they are more than picking up the slack left by the irresponsible, and soon to be deposed, […]
Categories: International News