In early 2029, Earth will likely lock into breaching key warming threshold, scientists calculate AP News
1 firms spent millions on US lawmakers who sponsored anti-protest bills. Approximately 60% of operations are protected from protests due to money spent on lobbying
2 The promised to address environmental , but then states pushed back. Communities of color bear the brunt of in the US, and are targeting the law that could bring about change
'As they head into climate negotiations in Dubai next month, world leaders still say the 1.5-degree limit is achievable. Lamboll said limiting warming to 1.5 degrees is technically possible, but politically is challenging and unlikely.'
Civilization collapse is likely by the end of this century. 15,000 scientists co-sign a study warning of
The answer is probably never.
You are right to be angry.
The comparison you draw is spot-on. Getting all nations on Earth to cooperate on is at least as big a challenge as getting them all to stop bombing themselves.
Which points to another sad reality. No military on Earth will run on renewables. "Guys guys, please wait for our tanks to recharge their batteries." And I get a feeling there will be more rather than less rockets flying in the coming decades.
Rising El Nio Intensity Sparks Global Food Security Concerns
The rise in warm upwelling alters precipitation patterns around the world, potentially impacting crucial staple crops such as rice and wheat.
Congrats to Elena Bou and Nicholas Stern, the first awardees of the new Award, we present together with the Nobel Sustainability Trust:
The Austrian government, broadcaster, ministry of justice and intelligence agency have known to be causing and for years.
Now they say that meeting random climate goals, that shouldn't even exist, became less likely.
The carbon budget remaining for a 50% chance of keeping global temperature rise below 1.5C is about 250bn tonnes. Global emissions are expected to reach a record high this year of about 40bn tonnes. To retain the 50% chance of a 1.5C limit, emissions would have to plunge to net zero by 2034, far faster than even the most radical scenarios.
I am eager to see fossil fuel corporations go bankrupt. Climate Change
In the face of images of people gleefully celebrating the killing of their enemies, I am in despair this morning.
We don't need to wait for global climate change to destroy us all.
We're doing a damn good job of it already.
Tho actually trying to transfer 24k BTU through that small of a hole, the outside is gonna ice up so fast it'd be pretty useless if it got too cold out.
None of the 2 nonprofits seems to be on mastodon so I relay the announcement from "claircies":
Today we're releasing our platform, a work carried out in partnership with "DataForGoodFR"
that reveals the links between the 425 biggest fossil fuel extraction projects and the companies and banks involved.
revives CO2-busting as threat lurks
"There was not a single tree here two decades ago. Now, it is a forest that stretches more than four kilometers with 88 hectares of cover"
Window to meet climate goals is narrowing, research says
Humans are cutting emissions far too slowly to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius, the most ambitious limit set by the Paris Agreement, according to new estimates from a team of climate scientists. At our current rate of pumping out carbon, we are likely to pass that limit in less than six years, the research says.
The impact of may be faster and worse than expected...
Assessing the size and uncertainty of remaining carbon budgets
"We conclude that the RCB for a 50% chance of keeping warming to 1.5C is around 250GtCO2 as of January 2023, equal to around six years of current CO2 emissions. For a 50% chance of 2C the RCB is around 1,200GtCO2."
Non-native plants migrate north as climate change advances, study finds
As climate change progresses, the chance of southern plant species spreading to northern regions increases. In Europe and America, many of the alien plant species come from their own continent. They usually originate in warmer regions closer to the equatora phenomenon that could be exacerbated by climate change.
Red Admiral butterflies have historically been a summer migrant to the UK, flying from southern Europe in the spring and then flying back again for the winter. However, in recent years they have begun to overwinter here in large numbers due to the warmer winters. Photo taken yesterday in .
Stewart Copeland, Ricky Kej to Reunite for Dubai COP28 Climate Change Conference Concert
"En Grce, le prix de lhuile dolive senvole, les consommateurs saffolent"
More effects of climate change - Test plantings of olives are going in the German winegrowing region of Ahr... DW Inside Europe podcast story, starting at around 46 minutes...
: The 2023 state of the climate report: Entering uncharted territory:
"For example, the historical record-setting wildfires in Canada, which burned 16.6 million hectares this year as of 13 September ..,were partly related to climate change. This resulted in emissions of more than a gigaton of carbon dioxide (...), which is substantial, given that Canada's total greenhouse gas emissions in 2021 were roughly 0.67 gigatons of carbon dioxide equivalent"
I've just stumbled upon Dr Ted Trainer's: The Simpler Way
Brilliant and insightful research into our current challenges, pathways through it and visions for how things could be.
Highly recommended reading.
Paul Beckwith: Role of Thermodynamic and Dynamic Effects in Weather Extremes within our Climate System: Review
"The main point is that extreme weather is greatly increasing in our climate system and is due to both thermodynamic effects AND dynamic effects. "
Continued trends in ice-shelf melting have the potential to cause irreversible retreat of the WAIS glaciers4, which together contain enough ice to raise global mean sea-level by 5.3m (ref. 5).
Start of the skiing season in Slden, Austria. Mostly snow from the machines, despite altitude up to 3,000 meters.
Zeke Hausfather on Bluesky shared this image with the following comment:
The world has made real progress in bending down the curve of future emissions.
While we remain far from on track to meet our climate goals, the positive steps weve made should reinforce that progress is possible and despair is counterproductive.
Climate crisis: carbon emissions budget is now tiny, scientists say
"We now estimate that we can only afford to release about six years worth of current emissions before we are likely to exceed this key Paris agreement reference point."
According to the researchers, if the world is to avoid going over 1.5C, global emissions of carbon dioxide would have to reach net zero by 2034, not 2050 as is currently the expectation.
"There are no socio-technical scenarios globally available in the scientific literature that would support that that is actually possible, or even describe how that would be possible."
Carbon emissions threaten 1.5C threshold sooner than thought - report
Researchers say the 1.5C limit could be continually breached by 2029, rather than the mid 2030s.
They say record emissions of carbon dioxide over the past three years are a key factor.
Bit of a pity:
"The opportunity to preserve the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) in its present-day state has probably passed, and policymakers should be prepared for several metres of sea-level rise over the coming centuries."
Via on the birdsite.
Chicago Doesnt Own Its Own Streets
Fracking to extract gas from the Northern Territorys Beetaloo Basin could lead to much larger greenhouse gas emissions than the territory government has claimed, according to new analysis.
- Floods and drought - the contributions of land use and CO2-driven climate change - Prof. Dr. Karl Auerswald, Technical University of Munich & LfL, Germany - Climate Talks WS 2023/2024 - Public online seminar of the master's programme Climate Change Management - The Climate Talks take place Tuesdays at 4:00 pm (German time) and are broadcasted via Zoom - University of applied sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf
We can still try to minimize the damages.
But yes, , much of the humanity seems to turn the blind eye to the facts.
The carbon bombs 425 extraction projects that can each pump more than one gigaton of into the atmosphere . Between 2016 and 2022, mainly in the US, China and Europe gave $1.8tn in financing to the companies running them, new research shows.
Paul Beckwith: Bottom Crack Study on Antarcticas Ross Ice Shelf With Underwater Robot Measures Instability Risks
"Repeating the study in a year or subsequent years would then allow an understanding of whether or not the ice shelf is at risk of total collapse or if it is fairly stable."
is to our immune system as was to Acapulco.
And wait until you see what is going to do.
"Warmer oceans have bleached at depths previously thought impossible
Corals deep in the ocean were thought to be more resilient to . New research has shown that might not be the case."