Climate catastrophe hitting the tropics now/soon, and is on the way for other areas. We need to halve carbon emissions every decade.

Back in 2013 Eric Zuesse wrote in a Huffington Post article, Climate Catastrophe Will Hit Tropics Around 2020, Rest Of World Around 2047, Study Says.  Further down, see a plan for halving carbon emissions every decade he first study to integrate all prior scientific research in order to project approximately when climate change will produce permanent catastrophic consequences has been accepted …

Significant increase in hospital admissions for mental illnesses seen during periods of heatwaves, especially during longer periods of heat exposure

A mental hospital-based study in Hanoi, Vietnam looked at if there is a relationship between heat exposure and mental health problems. The results showed significant increase in hospital admissions for mental illnesses during periods of heatwaves, especially during longer periods of heat exposure. This is according to a doctoral thesis from Umeå University. The study, which looked at admissions data …

Heede and the Climate Accountability Institute detail emissions of the Carbon Majors

The Climate Accountability Institute (CAI), in collaboration with CDP (London), announces the publication of operational and product-use emissions attributed to fifty major oil and gas companies over the period from 1988 to 2015.Press Release: Carbon Majors 2015 update: six companies responsible for one-third of emissions from oil and gas sector since 1988. The Climate Accountability Institute and CDP jointly announce the publication …

100 years ago, Alexander Graham Bell warned us about the ‘greenhouse effect’

Joe Romm tells us about how, back in 1917, the inventor of the telephone foresaw a future where coal and oil were replaced by renewable fuels.   ClimateProgress(.org) indeed! Alexander Graham Bell at the opening of the long-distance line from New York to Chicago. CREDIT: Library of Congress, text by Patrick Smith, ThinkProgress In a 1917 paper, Alexander Graham Bell …

The world’s oceans have warmed at twice the rate of previous decades and the extra heat has reached deeper waters, finds data stretching back to 1960.

By Bob Berwyn, Originally published at Inside Climate News, 11 March 2017 Oceans, which have warmed at an increasingly faster rate, account for as much as 50 percent of global sea level rise, according to a new study. Credit: TORSTEN BLACKWOOD/AFP/Getty Images The rate of ocean warming has nearly doubled since 1992 compared with the previous three decades. And the …

More on how storms, precipitation intensity will increase with temperature

Excerpt, Science Daily, March 2017 The relationship between precipitation and temperature is founded in science. Simply put, warmer air holds more moisture. Scientists can even tell you how much. A widely used theorem in climate science called the Clausius-Clapeyron equation dictates that for every degree the temperature goes up, there is an approximately 7 percent increase in the amount of …

Eight fossil fuel majors emitted as much pollution as the U.S. did

By Jess Shankleman on Bloomberg News, 8 March 2017, Eight Fossil Fuel Majors Seen Polluting as Much as the U.S. Eight of the world’s largest oil companies are responsible for as much of the climate-damaging pollution spewed into the atmosphere as the entire U.S.  Exxon and Saudi Aramco are among these. CDP calculates direct and indirect contribution to pollution A small …

Clean energy is now as big as pharmaceutical manufacturing in the US: with $200 billion in revenue, it’s sneaking up on consumer electronics

By David Roberts, Originally published at Vox.com 8 March 2017   Detecting some heat (with a thermal sensor that shows where energy is leaking from a home).(Shutterstock) Across the world, myriad efforts are underway to make energy systems cleaner, smarter, and more efficient. But it’s hard to get a sense of the total size of those efforts, as they are spread …

Climate Conference with Justice Action Mobilization Network in NYC, March 10-11

This event is Presented By: Tisch School of the Arts, in association with Hip Hop Caucus and Justice Action Mobilization Network The Climate Action Conference will bring together diverse stakeholders on climate at a critically important time within our new political reality in America. Through the conference we intend to jump start new strategies for collaboration and communicating about climate …