Air Quality in the Northern Colorado Front Range Metro Area: The Front Range Air Pollution & Photochemistry Experiment (FRAPPÉ), 2019 update

Air Quality in the Northern Colorado Front Range Metro Area: The Front Range Air Pollution and Photochemistry Éxperiment (FRAPPÉ), by Frank Flocke, Gabriele Pfister, James H. Crawford, Kenneth E. Pickering, Gordon Pierce, Daniel Bon, Patrick Reddy 22 December 2019 https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JD031197 Earlier (2016) North Front Range Oil and Gas Air Pollutant Emission and Dispersion Study https://www.colorado.gov/airquality/tech_doc_repository.aspx?action=open&file=CSU_NFR_Report_Final_20160908.pdf We describe the resources used, the …

The Struggle to Keep Justice Central within Extinction Rebellion US

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. March 9, 2020 | PODCAST The Extinction Rebellion is a nonviolent direct action campaign that started in the United Kingdom in the Fall of 2018 to push governments to declare a climate crisis and to take action to rapidly cut net carbon emissions. It quickly spread to more than 50 countries including the …

Arctic Permafrost Is Melting so Fast, It’s Gouging Holes in the Landscape: New research finds carbon emissions estimates should be doubled

 Jordan Davidson Feb. 04, 2020, SCIENCE Permafrost is thawing so fast, in can turn a forest into a lake in the course of one month. Flickr / CC BY-NC 2.0 Current estimates of carbon emissions from melting Arctic permafrost rely on a model of a gradual melt. New research has found abrupt thawing of permafrost which means carbon emissions estimates should be doubled. The rate at …

More than half of the climate tipping points identified a decade ago are now “active,” a group of leading scientists have warned

By Tim Radford, Climatenewsnetwork.netNovember 30, 2019 | EDUCATE! Changes afoot now in at least nine areas could drastically alter the Earth’s climate. There’s no time left to act on these tipping points. LONDON, 28 November, 2019 – On the eve of a global climate summit in Madrid, seven distinguished climate scientists have issued an urgent warning of approaching planetary tipping points: within a few years, they …

2019 Colorado Hot Issues in Health Conference, Climate Session

Hosted by the nonpartisan Colorado Health Institute, the event has convened the state’s leading thinkers to discuss pressing issues related to health and health care for nearly 20 years. The 2019 Hot Issues in Health Conference will take place on Thursday, December 5, 2019 and Friday, December 6, 2019 at the Hilton Denver Inverness in Englewood, Colorado Moderator: Karam Ahmad, …

Flash drought: ‘Really wet to really dry, really fast’, and even as the amount of damage increases, governments and residents have less time to repair before the next storm hits

Luebehusen plotted what experts call a “flash drought.” While not fully understood, these quick-developing droughts might be another signature of climate change. Experts say a flash drought often begins as a pin-sized swelter in one county, then expands like an amoeba across the landscape. The droughts are often accompanied by erratic precipitation over sharply defined geographic areas. The downpours can …

Climate change cause, some impacts & solutions in 10 charts

From the rise and rise of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to possible solutions Global climate strike: Greta Thunberg and students march to protest climate change – live updates Damian Carrington and Cath Levett Thu 19 Sep 2019, The Guardian The problem – rising carbon dioxide in the atmosphere The level of CO2 has been rising since the industrial revolution and is now at …

Scientists conclude climate change has no natural cause

By Tim Radford, Climatenewsnetwork.netAugust 26, 2019 | EDUCATE! The planet is warming faster than ever, worldwide. Scientists know this unique climate change is not caused by nature. But they checked again, to be certain. LONDON, 19 August, 2019 – European and US scientists have cleared up a point that has been nagging away at climate science for decades: not only is the planet warming faster …

IPCC visuals are largely on threats, framed as distant in time and space, with minimal attention to who was impacted or needed to take adaption actions or adopt responsibility, rather than rather than goals to be achieved

with minimal attention to who was impacted or needed to take adaption actions or adopt responsibility The visual framing of climate change impacts and adaptation in the IPCC assessment reports Climatic Change Figures and graphics in reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) “(still) focus primarily on showing that climate change is real and a problem, with little …