U.S. Alliance of States Tackles Climate Change

September 23, 2017 – The United States Climate Alliance represents states united for climate action. Founded in response to President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the ... Continue Reading →

Ice Melting at the Poles Means Sea Level Changes You’d Never Expect

September 17, 2017 – As ice sheets in Antarctica, Greenland and the Canadian Northern Archipelago melt, they create an uneven pattern of sea level rise around the world. Researchers ... Continue Reading →

Flood Hazard Risk Exposure in the United States an Issue After Harvey and Irma

September 16, 2017 – In past postings on flood risk from rising sea levels and extreme weather events, I have largely focused on residential and urban exposure to large-scale ... Continue Reading →

Australia’s Independent Climate Council Ramps Up Cities Power Partnership to Tackle Carbon Emissions

September 14, 2017 – In my email inbox this morning I received a note from Professor Tim Flannery, Chief Councillor in Australia’s Climate Council, a body formed by scientists ... Continue Reading →

The Importance of Wetlands in a World of Rising Seas

September 11, 2017 – Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have hopefully awakened Americans from their slumber about the potential damage to their country from extreme weather exacerbated ... Continue Reading →

Clean Coal Technologies Gets Market Funding – You’d Think the Market Would Know Better

September 10, 2017 – Just because a company calls itself Clean Coal, doesn’t mean it has a solution worth funding. Coal is the single largest human-created contributor of ... Continue Reading →

Europe’s North Sea Warming Twice as Fast as World’s Oceans

September 9, 2017 – The North Sea is 1.67 Celsius (3 Fahrenheit) degrees warmer than it was in 1972. Compare that to the world ocean temperature rise of 0.74 Celsius (1.33 Fahrenheit) ... Continue Reading →

Canada’s Conference Board Reports the Cost of a Cleaner Future

September 8, 2017 – This week The Conference Board of Canada issued a report that focused on greenhouse gas emission (GHG) reductions, looking at current and future policy, and ... Continue Reading →

Harvey has Exited Stage Right and Now Hurricane Irma is About to Enter, a Category 5 Storm

September 5, 2017 – Can there be a Category 6 hurricane? Not based on the current measuring standard. Category 5 is top of the charts for the Saffir-Simpson scale. But maybe it ... Continue Reading →

Rex Tillerson’s Ex-Company Misled the Public About Climate Change States Newly Published Paper

August 27, 2017 – Why would an energy company dealing largely with fossil fuel exploration, extraction and processing want to mislead the world about climate change? Could it ... Continue Reading →