Current Climate Models Mislead Us

The future is at risk. Let’s work on understanding the reality of what we are facing to come up with the best solutions.

http://www.nature.com/news/economics-current-climate-models-are-grossly-misleading-1.19416

“The Earth Has Lungs Watch Them Breathe”

The captivating power of the tree:

 

http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2016/03/09/the-earth-has-lungs-watch-them-breathe/

Oil Extraction and Earthquakes

Earthquakes due to oil extraction is just one more aspect of why use of fossil fuels is not sustainable.

5.0 Quake Near Oklahoma Oil Hub Causes Substantial Damage

The New Issue in Climate Accords: Speed

Let’s Make HASTE! “It means really, really drastic mitigation in all sectors, much faster than anything we’ve seen before.” – Ulriikka Aarnio, international policy coordinator for Climate Action Network Europe

http://in.reuters.com/article/climatechange-accord-rules-idINKBN13209Q#pt0-557850

Carbon Emissions Flat for Third Straight Year


It is good news that the rate of emissions is not accelerating like it had been.  They tide may be starting to turn.  But, the current rate of emissions is not sustainable.  We need to work on reducing emissions while the population is growing while improving standards of living.  This will take a lot of work!  We need to make HASTE!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/11/13/stunningly-good-news-for-the-planet-carbon-emissions-were-flat-for-the-third-straight-year/

Climate Change Could Trigger Tropical Evacuations

We don’t know exactly what the future has in store for us, but we should consider the risks associated with various scenarios.  Then, we can work together to reduce the risks.

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-climate-trigger-tropical-evacuations.html#jCp

Oil Demand

Demand for oil can be reduced faster if we humans act responsibly to achieve it.  One complication is that as some people act to recude demand, the price will drop if supply remains high and this will encourage others to use more oil.  We need to take action to promote policies and technologies that make environmentally sustainable alternatives economically sustainable.

Oil Demand Won’t Peak Before 2040