Posting History for Climate Change SOS
|A switch was flipped and now southern Antarctic glaciers are rapidly melting.
|Polar bears, penguins and pie charts...
have got to go. As a communications strategy they are swiftly diminishing in utility. Which is a polite way of saying - they're no longer working! I recently read that over the past 6 or 7 years, ...
|Hair On Fire, People!
It was late 2012, on a week day, about 5:00am. I’d just sent my husband out the door with his lunch and was brewing myself a cup of tea to enjoy in front of the odious "Morning Joe," when he ...
|Projecting a Climate Change Timeframe - Holy $h*t
In researching a book I'm writing I've been collecting prognostications about climate change. These have been gathered over time from numerous sources. But they are projections and hence a ...
|What will the TPP do about this atrocity?
Live export cattle on a truck outside Darwin. Footage obtained by animal activists allegedly shows cattle in Vietnam being hit repeatedly to the head to stun them before slaughter. Photograph: Dave ...
|Jane Goodall: We're destroying the planet; but there are solutions
Jane Goodall, the legendary researcher, is known for her ability to communicate with chimpanzees. She develops an emotional and verbal closeness which allows her to gain their trust and acceptance.
|#Shell No - Happening Now in Seattle
From King 5 news Right now all entranceways to Terminal 5 in the Port of Seattle are blocked in protest of Shell's plans to drill in the Arctic. Hundred of people converged on the terminal ...
|Western US drought advances; Washington State declares state of emergency
Not good, but nowhere near the catastrophic California drought. Yet. With only 16% of normal snowpack this year, half of Washington State is in drought condition; putting 1.2 bn of crops in ...
|TPP: Corporate 'Tribunals' Bad for People, Environment & Climate Justice
Senator Elizabeth Warren has noted that ISDS is a policy in the new TPP, and she, other lawmakers, environmentalists and human right activists object to ISDS for good reasons. The full name of ...
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|Shell Oil Caught Planning for Deadly 4 to 6 Degree Rise in Global Temperature
(photo courtesy of Greenpeace) Whoopsies. From The Guardian : Royal Dutch Shell has been accused of pursuing a strategy that would lead to potentially catastrophic climate change after an ...
|Citizen-led WA ballot initiative pushes politician climate action
Washington state legislators are concerned that a $25/ton carbon tax proposed in Carbon Washington’s ballot initiative, I-732, will be too “blunt” an instrument. So they are reviving a more ...
|Reps DeLauro, Slaughter and Pingree demand Obama administration release food safety language in TPP
Chicken market in Xining, Qinghai province, China Kudos to Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-...
|Scientists discover elusive hotspot, deniers to move on to theory about 'a thing they heard before'
Time to get out a hanky for your climate-denying relative— researchers have found and published results confirming the existence of the "tropospheric hotspot," a warming in the ...
|The War on Terror & Climate Change
I recently had a conversation with a young man who had just finished serving a tour of duty in both Afghanistan and Iraq. I asked him what, in his opinion, was the reason we had become militarily ...
|USDA proposing voluntary restrictions to Big Agriculture to reduce carbon emissions. Yeah. Right.
Like voluntary restrictions have worked so well with Big Agriculture in the past. For instance, how long has Obama's USDA been proposing voluntary restrictions for reduction of ...
|Royal Dutch Shell Invades Seattle UPDATED
The Mayor of Seattle doesn't want Shell's Polar Pioneer to dock in Seattle. The Seattle City Council doesn't want Shell's Polar Pioneer to dock in Seattle. The Port of Seattle doesn't want Shell'...
|Seattle Mayor Ed Murray delays Shell's plan to use port as base for Arctic Drilling
Seattle's Mayor Ed Murray has demanded that the Port of Seattle get a new permit to base Shell Oil's drilling for oil offshore in the Arctic Ocean, a development environmentalists have condemned as ...
|Larsen C ice shelf is melting from the top and the bottom and is at risk of collapse
Images: NASA Earth Observatory, gif by Rosamund Pearce for Carbon Brief Click to view the break up of Larsen B Of the 4 Larsen ice shelves, Shelf A became the first ice shelf to collapse in ...
|We Can Act on Global Warming or We Can Have TPP But We Can't Do Both
Investor oriented Free Trade under T.P.P. is NOT compatible with taking action to limit Global Warming. Why? Because T.P.P. (like the WTO) includes a poison pill mechanism to penalize any national ...
|Taylor Swift Parody Video; Breaking up With Fossil Fuels
In what has become an annual tradition for us at Communitopia , we've put together a music video parody; " Break It Off " is a lighthearted Taylor Swift spoof, to the tune of " Shake It Off ." It ...
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|A City That Wants Garbage! No, It's Not Washington D.C.
That's right. The title is correct. There is a city that actually is looking for and wants more garbage. Every day, about 300 trucks arrive at the city of Göteborg on the west ...
|Huge! Alberta, Canada, home to tar sands, has elected a Premier who will stop pushing Keystone XL
Congratulations Alberta, Canada! With a large majority Alberta, Canada has just elected a people friendly, environment friendly premier! Great for Canada and the rest of the world!
|Natural Gas Fracking suspected as the source for the persistent Four Corners Methane Plume
Gas fracking has be estimated to release much more methane than previous gas industry claims. The worst offender for Methane releases in the US is probably the natural gas field in the Four Corners ...
|House Republicans launch direct attack on Earth Sciences slashing $300 to $500 million from NASA
Republican shills for Big Carbon are launching a direct assault on NASA funding designed to gut any future enhancements to the Earth Sciences capabilities to monitor changing conditions on our ...
|Dear Bill Gates, Will you lead on climate change?
We've tried everything else, it's time to ask a member of our own oligarchy if he will lead us in humanities greatest challenge. The Gates Foundation has done many good things including helping to ...
|Super El Nino Likely as Huge Warm Water Wave Hits West Coast, Extreme Marine Die Off Developing
Three tropical cyclones churned the waters around Australia on March 11, 2015, including Pam, which reached ...
|Iceberg B-34 frees itself from Antarctica's Getz ice sheet and proceeds to scour the sea floor.
'It's catastrophic, really. They kill 99 per cent of things they come in contact with". David Barnes, British Antarctic Survey An iceberg 17 miles long, now named B-34 , cracked and broke loose ...
|John Kerry: Climate leadership needs to come from mayors & citizens in lieu of government commitment
Remember Arctic Ice? There's less of it every year. Extraordinary words coming from our Secretary of State who seems to be hitting his stride. He seems born to the job and his passion for the ...
|New study forecasts big increases in extreme weather from human-caused global warming
More of these will be part of global warming's impacts, scientists predict. The name of the study by Erich M. Fischer and Reto Knutti is a mouthful—
|The Lusty Meatless Monday
Who knew that the easiest and most effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (pdf) to slow the worst effects of climate change could also be your simplest route to a lusty, sexy you. It ...
|Koch funded Heartland Institute sends scientists to correct Pope Frances on Global Warming
The Koch funded Heartland Institute is sending some of its industry compliant scientists to Rome to correct Pope Francis ideas about Global Warming. Koch-backed group sending ‘real scientists’ ...
|President Obama's Anger Translator Not Needed For Climate Change
from 2015 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner: You won't wanna miss this! full video here Full transcript ...
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|Washington State Kossacks - It's Time to Help CarbonWA - Initiative #732
Calling on Washington State Kossacks to put some adrenaline into the mix. It's time. Time for a carbon tax reality check: There are only two carbon pricing policies on the table in Washington ...
|Competing WA cap-and-trade ballot initiative? A modest proposal to stop the insanity
Washington State faces the possibility of competing 2016 climate ballot initiatives. A carbon tax initiative forwarded by grassroots citizens group Carbon Washington is already on the streets. ...
|The Blobs Are Here
The stuff of science fiction movies is now here in reality. When I read this article I just paused in shock, opened my mouth and uttered the phrase I always utter at such moments: Holy Shit! As ...
|“Beginning of a revolution” – Earth Day’s first organizer on the 45th
On the 45th Earth Day, the organizer of the first Earth Day is calling on youth to seize the torch and lead the struggle for global sustainability. “The important stuff is always done by young ...
|Speaking from Everglades on Earth Day Obama Forcefully Rejects Gov. Rick Scott's Climate Censorship
President Obama speaking on Earth Day in the threatened Florida Everglades forcefully rejected Florida Governor Rick Scott's prohibition against state officials mentioning Global Warming or Climate ...
|For Earth Day, fight global warming denial that hurts women
On March 25 I introduced legislation that would recognize the disparate impact that global warming will have on women. Specifically, I cited women with limited socioeconomic resources who might be ...
|50,000 Endangered Species Condoms Given Away for Earth Day! Way to Celebrate!
Today is Earth Day 2015. What better way to celebrate than with this press release from the awesomeness of Center for Biological Diversity : TUCSON, Ariz.— More than 500 volunteers will give ...
|Today is the 5th anniversary of the BP oil spill: Where did the oil go?
The Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded on April 20, 2010, which makes today the 1,825 day of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. There are many questions yet to be answered about one of the ...
|Changing the Conversation: Climate Change to Climate Recovery
Climate news gets worse every day. The eye slides away; the heart falters. There seems little hope when we consider that if the world could, by some political miracle, reduce carbon emissions to zero,
|Republicans running House Space Committee are upset about NASA studying Earth from Orbit
Ever since George Bush's prohibition against NASA from undertaking any scientific research that might potentially bolster the case for Anthropogenic Global Warming ended when Republicans left office ...
|This chart shows how Solar is taking over the world and there's no stopping it
A picture can speak a thousand words and the chart above shows how solar installations have exploded worldwide and all this activity has happened ...
|Requiem for glaciers (and climate science) in Canada
Nature Geoscience just published a sobering look at likely deglaciation in Western Canada during the 21st century with continued carbon emissions. The research team led by Garry Clarke of the ...
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|You think the California water crisis is bad? Get ready for US megadroughts says NASA
NASA is predicting megadroughts in US in the coming decades. By megadroughts they mean droughts lasting decades or more. As we struggle with the ...
|Bad for planned Pacific NW Coal Mega-Ports: China's demand for imported coal fell 42%
The business case for ever building two coal export mega-terminals in the Pacific Northwest is falling apart. From the Guardian: China's coal imports fall nearly half in 12 months as anti-...
|AK-Sen: CREDO Action Goes After Lisa Murkowksi's (R) Plan To Privatize American Public Lands
Received this e-mail today from CREDO Action:
|Watch Jon Stewart take on meat consumption and confess his addiction to 'Bac-Os'
Jon Stewart interviews Gene Baur of The Farm Sanctuary about his new book Living The Farm Sanctuary Life: The Ultimate Guide to Eating Mindfully, Living Longer and Feeling Better EveryDay . Jon ...
|Greenland permafrost thawing a lot faster than we thought causing danger of 'feedback loops'
Greenland's summer ice sheet 2014. Isn't ice supposed to be white? photo credit: Jason Box We're living in a time of extreme weather and crisis. And now, it seems that the dominos are falling ...
|You Must Not Question the Invisible Hand
Humans are builders. It sets us apart from the Aardvarks, even if we'll never get in front of them in the encyclopedia. When a problem presents itself, we makes plans to build. The notion of ...
|Amy Goodman, speaking truth to power, takes on the livestock connection to California water crisis
Speaking truth to the powerful California livestock industry, Amy Goodman, as usual, doesn't pull punches. Her article on Alternet exposes the meat industry's major role in causing the ...
|Dear World: You're in Denial and Delusional about California's Drought
Let me start by saying that California has been living beyond our means in terms of water pretty much forever. Especially in Southern California, where about 85% of our water is imported. I mean, ...
|Big News! Guardian Media Group to divest it's £800m portfolio from fossil fuels!
GMG becomes largest fund yet known to pull out of coal, oil and gas companies in a move chair Neil Berkett calls a ‘hard-nosed business decision’ justified on ethical and financial grounds!
|Obama sidesteps GOP run Senate; sets a target of 26% to 28% cut in Greenhouse Gas emissions by 2025
As the Catastrophic , Effects of Global Warming continue to come to light President Obama has announced that the US will cut its Greenhouse Gas emissions by 26 to 28 percent by the year 2025.
|Solar Impulse - Flying Around the World on Solar Power, as Renewable Energy Takes Off
The BBC has been doing a nice job following Solar Impulse 2 on the different legs of its journey, flying around the world on nothing but solar power. The Solar Impulse project is not just ...
|35 Senators and 84 Representatives Affirm Support for Emissions Target Obama Submitted to the UNFCC
Earlier today, the White House submitted the US's 2025 emissions target to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in preparation for the climate talks in Paris later this ...
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|Massive Glacier Melt and Fresh Water are Pouring into the Gulf of Alaska
The copper river in the Gulf of Alaska-NASA The world is changing before our very eyes yet most of us choose to ignore it. There has been a lot of horrible news lately regarding the rapid melting ...
|Tonight @ 8:30 pm join me and the rest of the world for 'Earth Hour' action for Climate Change
Tonight join me for a little party in the dark. Everyone will be there so get out your candles, beer , wine or join an event in your area. It's going to be a blast! On Saturday, 28 March 8:30 p.m.
|A podcast for your cousin Jerry
I have been doing a radio show for a few years , and a recent episode of Bill Maher's Real Time set me on an investigation. It was a month or so ago, when Maher eviscerated Bret Stephens , a WSJ ...
|Finally!! Environment, Health and Public Health groups come together to support reduced meat/dairy!
Dear Secretaries Burwell and Vilsack: The following organizations and individuals urge you to adopt the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee's recommendations on sustainability, which found: "a ...
|California Snowpack is a Record Low 9% of Normal, No Melt Water for Water Supplies
California snow water content as of March, 23 2015 is 9% of normal for April 1, a record low, and an absolute disaster for California'...
|Jump in NW Atlantic Sea Level Driving Gulf Stream Water into Arctic, Sea Ice Collapsing
Sea level has jumped off the east coast of north America since March, 2013. The warmest and saltiest water ever seen in the northwest Atlantic is mixing with icy water drained from the Arctic ocean ...
|Mitch McConnell's War on America (and the World)
IF a terrorist group found a way to poison the air and water millions of Americans depend on, IF they found a way to inflict long-lasting effects on health and well-being while ...
|Entire Island Nation Devastated by "Monster Cyclone" Amplified by Global Warming
For the first time an intense enormous storm that Global Warming has contributed to devastated an entire island nation. Aid officials expressed shock at the levels of the destruction. Aid Workers:
|The phenomenon that can not be spoken in Florida continues as salt water intrusion moves inland
The densely populated megalopolis of South Florida is losing it's water wells as sea water intrudes into the Biscayne Aquifer. Salt water has already moved 6 miles inland in Broward County and is ...
|California has one year of water supply left in reservoirs. We must act now.
California is a bad, bad way. In another sign California's persistent drought, downtown San Francisco recorded no measurable rain in January for the first time in 165 years. ...
|Letter from climate researchers says pace of Global Warming is accelerating published in Nature
The rate of Global Warming is accelerating at a faster pace and will continue to warm for decades to come. That is the alarming conclusion in a letter written by climate researchers to the ...
|Reclaiming the climate debate from political extremes
On Thursday of last week, Mark Lynas responded to The Guardian's decision to publish excerpts of Naomi Klein's "This Changes Everything" in a response-piece titled " We must reclaim the climate ...
|"Possibly The Worst Cyclone In Pacific History" Meets Climate Change in Vanuatu [Updated]
[ This post has been updated. ] The news is devastating from the tiny island nation of Vanuatu. Cyclone Pam, possibly the worst cyclone in the Pacific's history, slammed directly into the tiny ...
|Good News on Global CO2 Emissions
"Global emissions of carbon dioxide from the energy sector stalled in 2014, marking the first time in 40 years in which there was a halt or reduction in emissions of the greenhouse gas that was ...
|Hundreds of starving sea lions wash ashore on California beaches
In California, starving sea lions have been washing ashore this year in an unprecedented numbers—over 1,450 and counting. According to animal rescuers, there were 1,100 last month alone. This is ...
|My Florida summer without air-conditioning
I spent the last summer without turning on our air-conditioning system. It was a deliberate decision and one I didn't feel like writing about until the weather was cool again. It was that hot. ...
|When asked, Florida Governor Rick Scott won't say if climate change is a problem
Tampa Bay Times Today the press was all over Rick Scott; questioning him about the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting report which was released over the weekend. I wrote about the ...
If you’re like us, by this point in the Keystone XL saga you probably feel like you are listening to a broken record when it comes to Big Oil’s talking points . With each passing milestone along ...
|National Bank of Abu Dhabi: "fossil fuels can no longer compete with solar technologies on price"
Treehugger We are living in amazing times; witnessing the green revolution growing exponentially before our eyes. It's game over ...
|Children’s Crusade for Climate Recovery
Extended childhood is a relatively modern invention of western culture. In ages past, teenaged children were considered to be full adults possessing a mature sense of responsibility and reasoning ...
|Poll 2/3 of Americans think "combating climate change is a moral issue that obligates them" to act
According to a new Reuters/IPSOS poll 2/3 of Americans see taking measures to reduce Global Warming as a moral duty. Something we need to do for future generations. Most Americans see combating ...
|Why the Environmental Battle at the Port of Seattle Matters Everywhere
Cross-posted from Truthout .
|Short, funny video on climate change and wildfires
Hello! Writing to let you know about the release of the first Don't Just Sit There - Do Something! video of 2015! This one is about climate change and wildfires (and includes a summary of the most ...
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|The Sun Sets on British Coal
Long ago, the expression "carrying coal to Newcastle" meant to do something utterly pointless, because the city of Newcastle-on-Tyne had a monopoly on British coal exports. But soon, though, ...
|Harper's RCMP secret memo rants:“highly organized & well-financed anti-Canada petroleum movement"
RCMP called ‘anti-petroleum’ critics a potential security threat The RCMP had identified “anti-petroleum” critics as a potential security threat, according to a threat assessment dated ...
|Electrified rail one of best clean transport options
Crossposted from Cascadia Planet Electrified Rail offers one of the best options to provide transportation powered by renewable energy. This meets one of the largest challenges to transitioning ...
|ICYMI - Britain's Political Parties Agree on Climate Change
What do U.K. Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats have in common? There’s good climate news from the United Kingdom. On Saturday, the leaders of the country’s three major ...
|American River steelhead run is worst on record
The worst-ever run of steelhead continues to trickle into the American River, Sacramento's imperiled urban jewel. The Nimbus Fish Hatchery in Rancho Cordova has trapped a total of only 111 fish to ...
|Climate Change: Why So Cold? Why So Warm? It's All About the Wave - The Stalled Jet Stream Wave
Yes, we are having record cold snaps here in the East and Southeast. Global warming must be bunk then, right? Not so fast. Out West, its nice and toasty with unusually warm temperatures . Take a ...
|Birds Tell an Urgent Climate Message
“The canary in the coal mine.” That phrase has become part of the lexicon as a warning for danger. Now birds are cautioning humans about the imminent threat of climate change—and the news ...
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|Global Divestment Day in Madison: Love, Resist Divest... Party!
This is Our Climate (Sung to the tune of: You Are My Sunshine) Lyrics by: Elizabeth Shirah This is our climate, our friendly climate... It keeps us healthy from day to day! Don't build that ...
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I am sorry to tell you this, I know that you don't want to believe that this is happening, but it is. I am sorry.
|Washington (State) shows way toward a Low Carbon Future looks at Ending Coal Burning
Its starting out as a very bad year for Big Coal, and its likely to get worse. Norway's national sovereign wealth fund (world's largest) says NO to Coal and Tar Sands investments Bills in ...
|Quick, go visit the ocean one last time before it dies
Ocean warming is off the charts. Literally. We know that the last ten years have seen unprecedented warming , with 2014 ...
|Fed Climate Hail Mary: Time to examine purposely cooling the planet
The AP is reporting that what was once considered fringe is being put on the table for examination. WASHINGTON — It's time to study and maybe ...
|Daily Tck: Day one of the UN climate talks in Geneva
• Negotiations got underway quickly, feeding a constructive spirit at the start of talks • Concerns over ballooning text realized; new additions to be collected through Monday • NGOs ...
|Canadian Climate Scientist Wins Defamation Suit
Back in 2009, Canada's National Post wrote a series of articles attacking preeminent climate scientist, Dr. Andrew Weaver. In return, Weaver filed a lawsuit against the paper, publisher and three ...
|The DR Congo Climate Factor, and the Road to 2016.
All photos in this post are by Prince Balume and Achilles Balume, and are posted here with permission. In 2006, DR Congo passed a new constitution, which is similar ...
|We did it! Biggest Anti-Fracking Demonstration in U.S. History! (photos galore)
So a bunch of concerned citizens of all stripes came out to Oakland yesterday to talk some fracking sense. More specifically, according to 350.org 's count, over 8,000 of us marched...
|33 things to Eat, Drink, See and Do before climate change ruins everything
This hits home for me. No soy latte? WTF! Coffee. Holy Shit! Coffee?! A two-degree Celsius temperature rise in the coffee regions of Guatemala, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, and Mexico, ...
|Norway's national sovereign wealth fund (world's largest) says NO to Coal and Tar Sands investments
World Financial Markets are beginning to show that there isn't much of a future in digging up more Coals or Bitumen. Our dirtiest Fossil Fuels will need to be strictly regulated in the near future ...
|EPA review of Keystone XL 'national interest' ought to be enough for Obama to say 'No' to pipeline
Bitumen, the petroleum of the tar sands.
|Obama issues order mandating that sea level rise be included in planning new federal buildings
President Obama issued an executive order Friday that requires scientific assessment of the sea level rise caused by global warming to be taken into ...
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