21st Century Tipping Points: Will Donald Trump be for the 21st Century what Adolf Hitler was for the 20th?

January 21, 2017 – Last month I posted a blog describing 5 tipping points observed in 2016. Number 5 stated: “Electing a climate change denier to the position of President ... Continue Reading →

U.S. Strategic Plan on Global Change Looks at Geoengineering to Counteract Warming

January 20, 2017 – In the latest United States National Global Change Research Plan 2012-2021 (NGCRP), the first words of the Executive Summary state, “the global environment ... Continue Reading →

Annual Global Risks Report for 2017 Has Extreme Weather Events at the Top of its List

January 19, 2017 – The World Economic Forum (WEF) publishes an annual risks report citing those factors posing the greatest challenge to the global economy. In its 12th edition, ... Continue Reading →

2016 Set a New Milestone for Global Warming

January 18, 2017 – “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors. We borrow it from our children.” This quote comes from Ramez Naam‘s book, The Infinite Resource: ... Continue Reading →

The War Over Climate Change Erupts in the United States

January 16, 2017 – By the end of this week a climate change denier will have replaced an action on climate change person as President of the United States. The world will have ... Continue Reading →

Climate Change and 2016: Tipping Points in Evidence in a Noteworthy Year

    December 31, 2016 – With the year coming to an end it seems appropriate to look at the issue of climate change and evidence and events we witnessed in 2016 that ... Continue Reading →

Sub-Sea Carbon Storage to be Tested in North Sea

December 16, 2016 – Carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) involves extracting carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases (GHGs) from industrial processes and burying the ... Continue Reading →

American Municipal Leaders Talk About Climate Change as the Octopus in the Room

December 15, 2016 – “We’re looking to a future where we’re going to be underwater,” states Coral Gables, Florida, Mayor Jim Cason. He and Dawn Zimmer, ... Continue Reading →

Why Antarctic Ice Not Reacting the Way We Expect in the Age of Climate Change

December 14, 2016 – A paleoclimatologist from the University of Cambridge with colleagues from the USA, New Zealand, and Germany, have published this week in the journal Nature ... Continue Reading →

Why is Methane Spiking in the Atmosphere and What Can We Do About It?

December 12, 2016 – More potent in the short term than carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) has recently spiked in the atmosphere reaching concentrations of 1,830 parts per billion. ... Continue Reading →