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Not Just the N Word. Puerto Rico Response More Than Incompetence

August 16, 2018 - 10:51am
328 Days later, electricity restored in Puerto Rico. Vox: The government of Puerto Rico says it has restored power to the last neighborhood that lost electricity after Hurricane Maria — 328 days after the Category 4 storm hit the island. On Tuesday, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) announced that it had finally reconnected […]
Categories: International News

Jetson? or Flintstone?

August 15, 2018 - 9:43am
An EV is the closest most of us will come to a jet pack. Video Description – Plug into the Present: When you’re behind the wheel, are you a Jetson or a Flintstone? Check out this cool commercial to learn why electric cars aren’t just a thing of the future — EVs are here today. […]
Categories: International News

Trump Tilts at “Windmills”

August 14, 2018 - 1:28pm
Trump goes on a bizarre anti-windmill rant, including mimicking a terrorist shooting one of them down — Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 13, 2018 The President inexplicably rants about terrorists shooting at wind turbines – then parrots standard wind-bagger lines about bird kills, “what happens when the wind stops” etc… Cleantechnica: One figure that was published […]
Categories: International News

Is the Dinosaur Extinction Story Wrong?

August 14, 2018 - 8:57am
And if so, what does that mean to us? Could the Cretaceous extinction have been more due to climate change than asteroid impact? Below, discussion of an earlier extinction that scientists think was indeed climate related.
Categories: International News

As Permafrost Melts, Prehistoric Fauna Revealed

August 14, 2018 - 8:30am
Cool. But unsettling in an era of brain eating amoebas. Siberian Times: This is the first picture of an ancient foal dug out of the permafrost in the Batagai depression – also known as the ‘Mouth of Hell’ –  in the Yakutia region of Siberia. Head of the world famous Mammoth Museum in Yakutsk, Semyon […]
Categories: International News

Trump Solution to Forest Fires: Cut Down Pesky Trees

August 14, 2018 - 8:29am
New Republic: After touring several neighborhoods ravaged by the Carr Fire on Sunday, the Interior secretary said large, healthy trees must be removed from national forests to prevent the spread of wildfire flames. “It doesn’t matter whether you believe or don’t believe in climate change,” Zinke said. “What is important is we manage our forests.” […]
Categories: International News

Dark Snow 2018: Prepping for Greenland

August 13, 2018 - 10:46pm
Dark Snow Project 2018 about to commence.  We’ve exceeded our funding goal, pending a few major pledges currently in process. Disclaimer: No cats will actually be shipped to the Arctic. Thanks to all who made this possible.  We have an all-star team making their way to South Greenland – details to come.     Advertisements
Categories: International News

Music Break: Mike Yung – Everything is Gonna be Alright

August 13, 2018 - 10:33pm
I sure hope so. Found this vid after stumbling across this… 3 years ago this video started it all. I’ve spent the last 40 yrs in the subway and now this fall I’m going on TOUR!
Categories: International News

On Wisconsin: Midwest Utilities See Big Cheddar in Renewables

August 13, 2018 - 3:24pm
I’ve posted interviews recently from Michigan Utility executives (see below) who have recently set new goals for decarbonizing in coming decades – huge turnaround in just a few years. Same thing happening in Wisconsin. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Wisconsin’s two largest public utilities are making bigger stakes in renewable energy and have pledged far deeper cuts […]
Categories: International News

GeoEngineering: A Mirage?

August 13, 2018 - 12:34pm
Rob Meyer in The Atlantic is doing some of the best reporting right now on climate change. Here’s one of his latest. The Atlantic: Over the past few years, I’ve heard dozens of scientists talk about solar geo-engineering, the once outlandish idea that humanity should counteract climate change by releasing special gases into the stratosphere […]
Categories: International News

The Weekend Wonk: Climbing Solo for Solar

August 12, 2018 - 12:33pm
Bear with me. I was completely freaked out by the trailer for a new documentary on Alex Honnold, apparently the world’s best free climber, and his ascent of El Capitan in Yosemite park. Nat Geo presentation will be out soon. Seriously, if you get vertigo, be careful watching trailer above. Turns out Honnold also has […]
Categories: International News

Electrics Dominate Air Show

August 11, 2018 - 2:35pm
Cleantechnica: Drones, going beyond their military origins, have reached almost every form of aerial transportation. It’s fresh new target: reopening the door to personal air mobility. The Black Fly is a personal air mobility vehicle from Opener we covered a little while ago. It is now fully qualified via FAA Part 103 as an ultralight air […]
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Trailer: Michael Moore – Fahrenheit 11/9

August 10, 2018 - 8:33pm
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Bogus Graph of US Temperatures: Step Right up, May I Sucker You?

August 10, 2018 - 1:59pm
It’s carny season again. Just a tip. Tamino of the Open Mind Blog has a terrific take-down of a bogus temps graph that’s been making the rounds. So clear even I can understand it. I’m told it’s burning up Twitter. Starts with the graph above. Open Mind: Suppose I wanted to convince people that temperature […]
Categories: International News

Science Teacher on Climate Denial: “Bring It”

August 9, 2018 - 4:07pm
From the National Center on Science Education. Advertisements
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Music Break: Frank Zappa – Dirty Love

August 9, 2018 - 3:34pm
The guitar break is ridiculous.
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Not Just Polar Bears. This is What Climate Change Looks like.

August 9, 2018 - 10:10am
Polar bears are somewhat overexposed. This is what climate change looks like. New footage from CBC above. Below,  2017 footage. Below, satellite view of smoke extending over USA.   Below, 2014 footage, -pretty amazing. BBC with smoke jumpers. Wired: As of July 31, more than 25,000 firefighters are committed to 140 wildfires across the United States—over […]
Categories: International News

Can Climate Coverage Improve? It Can Hardly Get Worse..

August 9, 2018 - 9:09am
  .@alroker explains the 2017 State of the Climate report which says 2017 was… -Warmest non-El Niño year on record-3rd warmest year overall-Last 4 years have been warmest on record — TODAY (@TODAYshow) August 3, 2018 In a summer of climate fueled disasters, news reports connecting fires, droughts, floods and other extremes with climate […]
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Study: Pushing Toward Tipping Point

August 8, 2018 - 10:18am
Popular news meme: “2° C – the level scientists consider safe”. 2 degrees is not safe. It’s, we hope,  less catastrophic than 3, or 4 degrees – but it’s not “safe”. Guardian: A domino-like cascade of melting ice, warming seas, shifting currents and dying forests could tilt the Earth into a “hothouse” state beyond which […]
Categories: International News

Excellence in Ignorance. Trump Tariffs would Cancel any CAFE Savings

August 8, 2018 - 8:57am
McClatchy News Service: Driving down costs for car buyers was a stated rationale of the Trump administration’s decision last week to lower Obama-era fuel economy standards and challenge California’s ability to set its own vehicle emission limits. But as the White House advocates for fewer environmental mandates, it is still mulling new automobile tariffs that […]
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