The Keeling Curve

The Keeling Curve since 1958
The Keeling Curve: A daily record of atmospheric carbon dioxide since 1958 from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

WWF report: Mass wildlife loss caused by human consumption

My comment: We will leave our children a polluted, increasingly heating and erratic world depleted of more than 60% of all wildlife species. Shame on us!

"Exploding human consumption" has caused a massive drop in global wildlife populations in recent decades, the WWF conservation group says.
In a report, the charity says losses in vertebrate species - mammals, fish, birds, amphibians and reptiles - averaged 60% between 1970 and 2014.
Map showing human consumption per country as measured in global hectares

Friday, October 26, 2018

Five Expert Takes on the IPCC 1.5C Report – Carbon180 – Medium

This week, top climate scientists from around the globe came together to publish the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5C. The report explores pathways to limit warming to below 1.5C, a critical goal to protect the world’s most vulnerable populations and ecosystems. (For more information on what 1.5C of warming means for the planet, we recommend Carbon Brief’s interactive webpage.)



Five Expert Takes on the IPCC 1.5C Report – Carbon180 – Medium

Single-use plastics ban approved by European Parliament - BBC News

A sperm whale is pictured playing with a bright yellow plastic bag as it floats near the surface of the oceanImage copyrightGETTY IMAGES

Image captionOcean plastic is often eaten by sea animals, with fatal results
Single-use plastics ban approved by European Parliament - BBC News

Friday, October 19, 2018

Water Use in Fracking Soars — Exceeding Rise in Fossil Fuels Produced, Study Says | InsideClimate News

Keep it in the ground - not just because of greenhouse gases - also because of wasting precious water resources - which in return makes climate change induced droughts more severe...



A horizontal gas drilling rig explores the Marcellus Shale outside the town of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. Credit: Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images
The amount of water used per well jumped as much as 770 percent between 2011 and 2016, researchers say. As fracking expands, its water and wastewater footprints are forecast to continue to balloon. Credit: Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images



Water Use in Fracking Soars — Exceeding Rise in Fossil Fuels Produced, Study Says | InsideClimate News

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

1.5°C Report — CLARA - THE ROLE OF THE LAND SECTOR IN AMBITIOUS CLIMATE ACTION

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

Missing Pathways to 1.5°C

THE ROLE OF THE LAND SECTOR IN AMBITIOUS CLIMATE ACTION



This report provides an alternate response to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change’s request to the IPCC to analyse impacts of warming to 1.5°C and related greenhouse gas emission pathways. Prepared by representatives of the Climate Land Ambition and Rights Alliance (CLARA), a consortium of advocates, faith-based organizations and scientists concerned with climate mitigation and adaptation, the report responds specifically to the concern that many IPCC pathways rely heavily on untested mitigation approaches such as bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS). CLARA supports the IPCC’s objective of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change while meeting sustainable development goals and reducing poverty.



1.5°C Report — CLARA

Climate Land Challenge -The overlooked part of the climate solution

Land -

The overlooked part of the climate solution.

To fight climate change, we must change the way we use land.



Climate Land Challenge

A look back at 20 years of oil and gas permitting in Wyoming – SkyTruth

A shift in priorities of the EPA under the current administration has raised awareness of an increase in oil and gas permitting across the USA. However, the increase began before the current administration.



A look back at 20 years of oil and gas permitting in Wyoming – SkyTruth