Abstracts of 30 Peer-Reviewed Published Journal Articles Supporting the Result That the Electric Grid can Stay Stable with Electricity Provided by 100% or Near-100% Renewable Energy

Abstracts of 30 Peer-Reviewed Published Journal Articles Supporting the Result That the Electric Grid can Stay Stable with Electricity Provided by 100% or Near-100% Renewable Energy February 10, 2018 https://web.stanford.edu/group/efmh/jacobson/Articles/I/CombiningRenew/100PercentPaperAbstracts.pdf Further… Switching to electric cars is key to fixing America’s ‘critically insufficient’ climate policies Dana Nuccitelli Mon 22 Jan 2018  read full GuardianUK article here Nearly 60% of US carbon pollution comes …

IPCC Report on 1.5 C

By Megan Darby Climate Home News is one of the world’s most trusted independent sources of climate politics news. Sign up for our newsletter. Under the Paris Agreement, governments worldwide agreed to hold global warming “well below 2C” and to aim for 1.5C. The inclusion of that second, tougher, goal was a victory for small island states and other countries on the front line of climate change. …

LA City Councilpeople want climate turnaround, emergency action, city department

Jan 18 2018 The La Tuna fire of September 2017 was the biggest Los Angeles had seen for 50 years Pic: By Scott L from Los Angeles, United States of America – 1_E1C9469, CC BY-SA 2.0, Link) By Megan Darby Four Los Angeles city council members are calling for emergency funds to set up a department for climate action. Citing recent devastating wildfires in California, linked to global …

Sat 27 Jan 2018 The Guardian   London’s cycle superhighway squeezes cars on Victoria Embankment. Photograph: Martin Godwin for the Guardian Imagine a healthy future. That we need to change radically was shown by a mass study of the health of 300,000 people that was at once entirely shocking and wholly predictable. Newcastle University found obesity and the lack of exercise (the two go …

The Best Climate Science Provides a Prescription for Restoring the Atmosphere, Stabilizing the Climate System, and Protecting the Oceans from Acidification and Warming

It Requires Us to Return Atmospheric CO2 Levels to Below 350 ppm by 2100 and limit warming to 1 Degree Celsius to Protect Young People and Future Generations To protect our planet’s climate system and vital natural resources on which human survival and welfare depend, and to ensure that young people’s and future generations’ fundamental and inalienable human rights are protected, …

Many ways to avoid blackouts and save money in the shift to 100% renewable, reliable energy, worldwide

Researchers propose three separate ways to avoid blackouts if the world transitions all its energy to electricity or direct heat and provides the energy with 100 percent wind, water and sunlight. The solutions reduce energy requirements, health damage and climate damage. Key elements of the solution applicable to different cases are to Produce heat directly from solar and geothermal heat …

Targets for climate change require deep (80 to 100 percent) decarbonization, relatively quickly

By David Roberts, vox.com, Feb 2018 The world has agreed to a set of shared targets on climate change. Those targets require deep (80 to 100 percent) decarbonization, relatively quickly. What’s the best way to get fully decarbonized? In my previous post, I summarized a raging debate on that subject. Let’s quickly review. We know that deep decarbonization is going to involve an enormous …

With business-as-usual emissions, there is a 93 percent chance that global warming will exceed 4 C (7.2 F) by century’s end. Previous studies had put this likelihood at 62 percent

Brown and Caldeira’s study eliminates the lower end of this range, finding that the most likely warming is about 0.9 degrees Fahrenheit (0.5 degrees Celsius) greater than what the raw model results suggest —  that we can expect global temperatures to increase anywhere in the range of 5.8 and 10.6 degrees Fahrenheit (3.2 to 5.9 degrees Celsius) over preindustrial levels by …

Avoiding travel, racking up energy savings

Originally published on Nexus Media. By Marlene Cimons Ellen Crupi lives in Bethesda, Maryland, but works for a startup company in Minnesota. She does everything online from sales pitches to video conferences. Working at home means she doesn’t have to dress up, wear makeup, buy new work clothes or go out to lunch. When she’s not working, she also shops online, and …