R Subramanian, PhD (he/him)
1 minute ago "This spring, federal prosecutors in New York who were armed with data provided by Citizen Lab secured a guilty plea from an Israeli private investigator named Aviram Azari, who had admitted to hiring Indian hackers to attack #climate activists, investors, and many others." Hacking for hire...

Maybe I'm just overtired, but I'm getting exasperated with all the discourse about whether some other R can get nominated instead of #Trump. The media narrative question of "Can some other R dethrone Trump?!" is irrelevant.

Maybe someone can, probably they can't, but WHO FUCKING CARES? Whoever they are, they will still be a #GOP candidate and therefore will be promoting #racism, #bigotry, #sexism, inaction on #climate, wealth inequality, #deregulation, #VoterSuppression, immunity for cops and the wealthy, and outright #fascism.

It's not like if DeSantis gets the nom somehow the GOP will stop working towards any of those goals. It's all just thumbsucking centrists asking a question that doesn't matter. As per usual. #USPol #ACAB #EatTheRich

26 minutes ago

"As authorities plan for a future with more intense disasters, they must not forget housing.
Many communities will become more vulnerable, from towns next to a river to cities surrounded by forest. #Governments have a responsibility to develop #disaster #preparedness and resilience – particularly around #housing.
What we’re seeing now with post-disaster housing #vulnerability is an unintended consequence of leaving housing to the #market system.
Recent catastrophic climate-linked disasters are etched into our communal psyche.
Climate-related disasters leave behind trauma and worse mental health."
#FossilFuel DIY #Disaster #Droughts #Bushfires #Storms #Floods #Heatwaves #OneHealth #Climate #Shelter

The Mother Tree Project explores how connections and communication between #trees particularly below-ground connections between Douglas-fir Mother Trees and seedlings, could influence forest recovery and resilience following various harvesting and regeneration treatments. The project was designed to explore these relationships across different climates, in order to understand how #climate change could influence these processes and affect the outcomes of the treatments.

2 hours ago

I got tired of arguing about volcanism as a cause of climate change, so wrote a little blog post that I can refer to. Could an actual climate expert please critique it for me?
#climate #ClimateCrisis #climatescience

The Conversation Climate News
2 hours ago

Coca Cola wants their products icy cold and refreshing, ready for consumers right at purchase – and that’s good marketing.

But refrigeration has a horrific #climate impact.
(via @TheConversationUS)

#climatejustice #sustainability

THE CONVERSATION The cost of cooling: Coke’s largest contribution to climate change comes from its constant refrigeration - vital to its brand

Suzanne Simard's "Finding the Mother Tree"
an excellent overview of her work:

#climate #longnow #forest #ecosystems

Alex 🔧🔮🌎:honk:
7 hours ago

The most rational explanation for why religious conservatives are not worried about #climate.and #environment, but are worried about saving people from sins. It's a seemingly impossible logical gap to bridge.

Madeline Ostrander
7 hours ago

#Seattle friends, Come and hang out with me and UW professor Sean McDonald this Weds at Bickeron's Brewhouse. Yes, there will be books and beer and stories and an opportunity to geek out with us. You should register in advance here: #stem #pnw #writingcommunity #climate

Kent Pitman
7 hours ago

@FantasticalEconomics @jwcph @breadandcircuses

For what it's worth, I think JW is the one making the most coherent points here, by quite a large margin.

Whatever theoretical claim can be made about technology bettering things is dim when seen in context because it's really clear that markets love an externality, and so if someone bent on growth can say that it's possible that somehow that growth can be compensated for, then that compensation becomes the responsibility of someone else or the market. The problem is that unless people are held to account in that, the theoretical balance that Kyle is claiming has about zero chance of happening. And we have far too little time to be waiting on such miracles.

In practical terms, which is all we can focus on in the extraordinarily limited time humanity has left on earth, it's more correct to say that the theoretical options Kyle sees are just smokescreen that will enable continued ills. Maybe your intent is better, Kyle, but if so it's blinding to to a practical effect that is likely VERY negative.

The problem is simple: We have an addiction to growth. We are practiced at it. We enjoy it. We have developed habits around it. But it is killing us. None of that will be fixed by creating theoretical discussions about how there's a world in which reform is not necessary. There might be such a world. But if we are not making plans to get there, taking steps aggressively that get us there within our window of healthy life, then the theoretical case is irrelevant. We're addicts who have rationalized not quitting.

But also, with every crank of the winch, creating more reliance on tech, we also create potential energy waiting to snap if something goes wrong, something slips, and the system unwinds. If an acre of land can support 10 people but we find tech to have it support 100, that's great but if that acre of land is lost to a storm, let's say, then 100 people will starve, not 10. Every time we rely on tech to help us live past capacity, we up the stakes that way. They noticed a similar thing in airplanes as they figured out how to pack them tighter and tighter: when a crash happens, more die.

So I decided at some point that the test of carrying capacity of the planet is not the steady state on a good day kind of measure, but rather the ability of that system to withstand crashes, the temporary unavailability of parts of it, etc. We are not prepared for disaster. Shareholder capitalism treats robustness and sustainability as economic inefficiencies to be removed because they generally don't show on the quarterly bottom line except as an expenditure with no benefit. It's hard to quantify a counterfactual.

We need metrics not of Gross Domestic Product but of Gross Domestic Sustainability, of getting ourselves to a system that is robust against the kinds of catastrophes that are potentially forseeable to encounter. Economic, political, and weather/climate. A company or product that does not measure up as highly sustainable and robust against potential problems should be taxed very heavily so that the state can make preparations in lieu, so that there is no way for a company to make money by shortcutting sustainability.

Presently the reason people like Trump so much is the sugar high he creates in businesses by allowing them to pretend to profit by eliminating safety and sustainability and other environmental "red tape" that he sees as superfluous. This serves a culture in which profits are regularly harvested from companies into private bank accounts that cannot be drawn back out of when we see what a horror these profiteers have left us. They are racing to suck all the value out of the world before it collapses.

For a brief parable on this, see my 2009 essay "Hollow Support". It's not about climate, but about how markets under shareholder capitalism like to invest and what the consequences of that are:

#Capitalism #ShareholderCapitalism #HollowSupport #Climate #Consumption #Growth #DeGrowth #Economics #Sustainability #Environment

Mastodon Migration
8 hours ago

Some people are like: "I don't follow #GlobalWarming issues because it is so depressing and there is nothing we can do about it anyway." Well, the #ClimateCrisis is a huge problem for life on this planet, but not impossible, yet.

The first step is get educated about where we are and what can be done, both on a large scale and at an individual level. You don't have to read every article, but scan @ClimateMigration and read a post or two in honor of #WorldEnvironmentDay today.


Adamas Nemesis
9 hours ago

New class divide just dropped: are you used to year-round 60° and walkability, or 0° winters, 100° summers, and 100-mile commutes?

Read more at my #blog:

This post's featured image is Alexandre Cabanel's "Fallen Angel".

#commuting #supercommuting #geography #driving #cars #roadtrips #travel #climate #society #class

9 hours ago

Insurance company decides that a heat pump isn't legitimate "primary heat" in Maine, denies homeowner insurance.
#climate #cleanEnergy #heatPump

9 hours ago

"The working class of this country was deeply harmed by this bill."

"The President celebrating this bill as a 'big win' instead of saying 'this is something we had to do, it's kind of unfortunate' is an admission about what the Dem President & Party see as a win & for whom they want to secure such victories."

- David Sirota on #DemocracyNow today

#Biden #Democrats #DebtCeiling #Climate #Environment #Poverty #FoodStamps #DirtyDeal #FossilFuel #MountainValleyPipeline #StudentDebt #WorkingClass

Mastodon Migration
9 hours ago

Dozens of new boosts on @ClimateMigration today... Because you know what today, June 5th is?


Take a few minutes today to get informed about what is happening to our world.

Follow @ClimateMigration to keep abreast of #climate and #ClimateScience developments.

#WorldEnvironmentDay #ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis #IceSheets #Greenland #Antarctica #biodiversity #SeaLevelRise #carbon #netzero #FossilFuels #OceanWarming #iceextent #globaltemperatures #extremeweather

The Pope being shown the front cover of the 'la Repubblica' newspaper in Italy today. 

The cover shows the 'warming stripes' for global average temperature from 1850-2022.
CelloMom On Cars
9 hours ago

International #ClimateFinance is "Where #climate, #development, and #democracy meet."

"A vicious cycle of crippling #debt, #disaster, and more burdensome repayments prevent [low to middle income countries] from investing in climate #resilience, strengthening democratic institutions, and delivering public services that can reduce economic and social #inequalities."

Gernot Wagner
10 hours ago

🚨 One of the more important #ClimateEcon posts anywhere: Work for the White House OMB to help quantify the climate impact on the US budget
Position closes June 13th.
#climate #economics #job

As a ECONOMIST, GS-0110-14/15, your typical work assignments may include the following:

The selected candidate will lead environmental fiscal risk activities within OMB, EOP, and across the Federal government and make recommendations on related budget and policy issues and other environmental issues (e.g., water, clean air, climate, toxic chemicals, clean up). The selected candidate will work with other agencies to develop a common framework and methodology for future environmental fiscal risk assessments. The applicant may be expected to:

Serve as the lead on environmental fiscal risk across the Federal government and make recommendations on budget and policy issues related to environmental fiscal risk.
Conduct research on economic and environmental issues with high relevance to the fiscal condition of the Federal Government.
Review and develop economic tools to evaluate current conditions and project future trends in environmental fiscal risk and measure the impact of fiscal policy and programmatic changes on the economy.
Research the effectiveness, benefits and costs of tax policies and spending programs, developing econometric or other economic models related to environmental fiscal risk, water, clean air, toxic chemicals, clean up, public health, and other relevant issues.
Bill Orcutt
10 hours ago


Maybe people aren't doing anything when it comes to the #ClimateEmergency - is because they are not aware that It is not hopeless & we, the people are not helpless!

This must see short film: “Wake Up, Freak Out – then Get a Grip” tells us that “preventing run-away Global Warming is the single most important task in all of human history - and it is up to us to do it. If we don’t then everything else we have achieved in our lives will become meaningless”!

The United nation says: “Everyone can help limit climate change. From the way we travel, to the electricity we use, the food we eat, and the things we buy, we can make a difference.”

It’s up to us – WE,THE PEOPLE to save planet Earth by becoming #ClimateConsumers who actively mitigate global warming by our daily choices of who we donate to, vote for, invest/divest/bank in; what we buy, eat, drive/pedal; to degasifying & electrifying everything; reduce, reuse, recycle; & consume less.

Greta Thunberg @gretathunberg says - “Politicians are not coming to the rescue of planet Earth” & “Saving the world is voluntary…we need billions of #climate activists”

Robert Reich @rbreich Says “A handful of billionaires now have unprecedented control over banking, the food we eat, the health care we can access and, now, the information we receive…”

William Stanley Jevons said: “Value is created by the consumer, not the producer… the consumer is the ‘ultimate regulator of demand’” -

🕬 Boosts appreciated.

Thousands have been displaced and dozens killed by flooding as country reels from climate change and political crisis.
Death toll reaches 42 as Haiti inundated by deadly floods
Molly Cantrell-Kraig ✅
10 hours ago

Just finished a Zoom meeting w a group based in Copenhagen who is writing a book about sustainability and how to help consumers/corporations pivot to healthier climate practices. I'm prohibited by my NDA to name who it is, but my hope is that their work is successful. There’s no economy on a dead planet.

#author #climate #ClimateChange

10 hours ago

What is the best #mastodon #instance for scientifically literal people who are also #climate activists? People that are aware that the climate crisis is happening, #PolyCrisis location dependent, and care enough to be motivated to speak out against the business-as-usual craziness of societies.

A community of evidence-based thinkers (informed) that do not simply "cherry pick" whatever "science" aligns with their personal agendas - therefore do not habitually deny and are not ignorant about the science that they don't personally "like" (the idea of)

#science #ecology #fediverse #climate #activism

shrimp eating mammal 🦐
12 hours ago

carbon capture doesn't solve the climate crisis. it just moves the problem from the air (carbon dioxide in the atmosphere) to the land (carbon sequestered in what amounts to a landfill or dump).

degrowth solves the climate crisis. smashing capitalism. destroying that way of being forever.

#capitalism #anticapitalism #climate #climatechange

Climate News Now 🌎
12 hours ago

Two of the world’s major wheat-growing regions are skating on the ragged edge of a catastrophic failure.

Since 1981, wheat-withering heat waves have become 16 times more common in the Midwest, according to a study published Friday in the journal NPJ Climate and Atmospheric Science.

#climate #climatechange #climatecrisis

Climate News Now 🌎
12 hours ago

US lead pipe replacements stoke concerns about overuse of plastic. In a federal push for lead line replacement, regrettable substitutions like PVC piping must be avoided, say health experts.

Roughly 9.2 million lead pipes deliver drinking water to homes, schools and other buildings in the U.S., according to an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The Biden administration has announced its intention to replace all lead service lines within 10 years.

#climate #climatechange #climatecrisis

Scientists have warned that the Earth could become unlivable by 2050 due to rising sea levels. They predict that a massive tide will flood coastal cities and displace millions. The only way to prevent this catastrophe is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and invest in renewable energy.

#climate #tide #flood

Rick Thoman
12 hours ago

Pan-Arctic May 2023 temperature departures from 1991-2020 baseline average from ERA5 courtesy of ECMWF/Copernicus. Incredible warmth in portions of the central Canadian #Arctic. Also way above average parts of the western Russian Arctic. The central Arctic basin, much of Greenland and northeast Canada were below average for the month as a whole. #akwx #ytwx #nuwx #ntwx #Climate #ClimateMonitoring

@Climatologist49 @evaholland @Ruth_Mottram @NunavutBirder @SigneAaboe @YJRosen

Graphic centered on the North Pole showing temperature departures (ºC) for May 2023. Large portion of central Canadian Arctic more than 6C above normal, and western Russian Arctic more than 4C above normal.
Somalia needs urgent humanitarian aid and long-term climate financing to ensure the wellbeing of its children.
In Somalia, the rains have come but the crisis is far from over
Bread and Circuses
13 hours ago

Below is a link to the latest weekly update from Alan Urban — all the news you'll wish you didn't have to hear about the ongoing collapse of global industrial civilization.

Alan says:

"This week I have news about unprecedented wildfires, cities running out of water, accelerated global warming, skyrocketing potato prices, the first-ever plastic rain forecast, fears that AI will destroy us all, the crossing of planetary boundaries, food insecurity in the Middle East, escalation of the war in Ukraine, and much more."

As I've said before, this is not the most cheerful reading. Still, if you can handle a barrage of unpleasant truths without becoming overly depressed or going insane, I certainly recommend it. Alan always does a great job of compiling lots of important info in a quick-read format.


#Environment #Climate #ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis #ClimateEmergency #CO2 #Emissions #Water #Russia #War

Composite photo of hundreds of plastic bottles littering a shallow sea, with Planet Earth as seen from space in the background.
Dezene Huber 🌻
13 hours ago

Female #blacklegged #ticks infected with the #bacteria that causes #Lyme disease survive #winter substantially better than uninfected ticks.

The authors (Nabbout et al. 2023) note this result means that “…pathogens could work synergistically with #climate #change to promote host #range #expansion.”

OA 🔗

Blacklegged ticks and other ticks have been shown to be expanding their geographic ranges due to climate change and other factors:

Figure 1 heading from the linked paper: “Percentage of I. scapularis infected with B. burgdorferi that survive the winter compared with uninfected ticks at each study site over the three winters. Numbers above each bar indicate the sample size. Dark bars denote uninfected ticks, while light bars denote infected ticks. Un = uninfected, In = Infected.”
From the US CDC: “The lifecycle of blacklegged (Ixodes scapularis) ticks generally lasts at least two years. During this time, they go through four life stages: egg, larva, nymph, and adult. After the eggs hatch, the ticks must have a blood meal at every stage to survive. Blacklegged ticks can feed from mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. The ticks need a new host at each stage of their life.”

Bread and Circuses
14 hours ago


As if we didn't already have enough reasons to quit burning carbon. Not by 2050 or 2040, but NOW.

"Another climate tipping point to worry about: Plankton"

Rising temperatures could transform plankton and other tiny aquatic organisms into a huge source of carbon emissions, a little-known — and potentially catastrophic — climate tipping point that could accelerate global warming.

A study, published Thursday in Functional Ecology, found that rising temperatures cause a sudden shift in these microbes’ eating habits, flipping them from carbon absorbers to carbon emitters.

No one knows just how much carbon these microorganisms could release, and this tipping point hasn’t yet been considered in climate models. But it could be quite substantial, because they’re among the world’s most abundant organisms, living in the ocean, lakes, peatlands, and other bodies of water.

“Here we have these understudied microbes that are probably the dominant microbes in the world,” said Daniel Wieczynski, an author of the study and a biology researcher at Duke University. “And suddenly we’ve realized that they could be the architects of catastrophic consequences of climate change.”

Selfish and greedy capitalists continue pushing "Business As Usual" simply to make more money -- but they're messing with the health and safety of our entire ecosystem!

This is no joke. Everything you care about is in grave danger. It can't be allowed go on like this.


#Environment #Climate #ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis #ClimateEmergency #CO2 #Emissions

CelloMom On Cars
14 hours ago

"After the acquisition, #Upfield redrew its climate roadmap from scratch. KKR also initiated a lengthy overhaul of Upfield’s operations."

This used to be profitable, but "Since 2018, revenue at Upfield has largely stagnated."

Forget about Upfield's #climate plan. #PrivateEquity pirates are not interested in #ESG, only in wringing the last dollar out of their acquisition.

Here's a fiery piece on private equity by @pluralistic, featuring the very evil #KKR:

Bread and Circuses
15 hours ago

How many cars are on our planet today?
How many will there be in 2050?
How many is enough??

#Environment #Climate #ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis #ClimateEmergency #CO2 #Emissions #Capitalism

There are around 1.31 billion personal vehicles in the world. Of those, only about 2% are hybrid or electric. The other 98% are ICE vehicles.

By 2050, it's estimated we’ll have around 2.21 billion vehicles
in the world. How many of those will be
electric/hybrid vehicles? Instead of only 2%, they should increase to 31% of the total according to estimates. But if 31% are EVs in 2050, the other 69% will still be ICE vehicles burning gas/petrol.

It’s estimated that the number  of cars and trucks and SUVs burning fossil fuels will grow from 1.28 billion now to about 1.52 billion by 2050.
Gernot Wagner
16 hours ago

I could have sworn this was an illustration for an article on beach erosion and sea-level rise.

Alas, sigh.


Illustration of tower to be built on beach in Miami
Brian LeRoux 💚
18 hours ago

the venn diagram of my interest in this article is a perfect circle #climate #beer

1 day ago

Wow. "In India, children under 16 returning to school this month at the start of the school year will no longer be taught about evolution, the periodic table of elements or sources of energy.
Younger learners will no longer be taught certain pollution- and climate-related topics, and there are cuts to biology, chemistry, geography, mathematics and physics subjects for older school students."

#Science #Climate #Evolution

Kent Pitman
1 day ago


I don't think this is the right way to frame this problem.

Our first job is to live long enough that such concerns matter. If we don't do something quickly, we won't have that chance.

That's why I also support the use of nuclear where other tech is not feasible. What matters most is to stop fossil fuels.

If solar panels get us far enough to be worrying about how to replace them, or if nuclear gets us far enough to worry about waste disposal, we'll be in better shape than we are now. There are serious short-term milestones we have to hit to avoid both near-term catastrophes of various kinds and falling over tipping points that lock us into long-term problems in nature itself.

I also think this kind of fearmongering is the kind of stuff you expect to see funded by the oil industry as a reason to delay switching. Any reason for delay favors short-term coal & oil profits but not the survival of the human race.

No one promised us that surviving the Climate Crisis would be easy or even without sacrifice or difficulty. This idea that "oops, this has issues" is a reason not to do it needs to be dispensed with. We can't find the right path by disproving all the others. That will find no paths. There will be issues. But the point is to get the big things done and then to address the issues that remain.

#ClimateCrisis #Climate #Solar #SolarPower #Power #Sustainability #Environment #Society #Planning #Delay #FossilFuels #Nuclear #Waste #WasteDisposal #Carbon

Climate News Now 🌎
1 day ago

While they are being promoted around the world as a crucial weapon in reducing carbon emissions, solar panels only have a lifespan of up to 25 years.

Experts say billions of panels will eventually all need to be disposed of and replaced.

"The world has installed more than one terawatt of solar capacity. Ordinary solar panels have a capacity of about 400W, so if you count both rooftops and solar farms, there could be as many as 2.5 billion solar panels.," says Dr Rong Deng, an expert in solar panel recycling at the University of New South Wales in Australia.

#climate #climatechange #climatecrisis

Climate News Now 🌎
1 day ago

If everybody cycled as much as the Dutch, global carbon emissions would drop by nearly 700 million tonnes per year.

A study from the University of Southern Denmark - published by the Communications Earth and Environment journal - has urged people to saddle up like they do in the Netherlands.

Dutch people cycle an average of 2.6 kilometres each per day. If this pattern was replicated worldwide, the study suggests, annual global carbon emissions would drop by 686 million tonnes.

#climate #climatechange #climatecrisis

Ruth Mottram
1 day ago

So, I've arrived by train in #Aarhus to talk #Oceans #Ice, #climate #SeaLevelRise and @OceanIceEU
As t the Ocean Race village in Aarhus harbour tomorrow.

Ses vi i morgen?

Kl.14 hos Genoa teltet...

Advertising poster showing a sailing boat with the words A race we must win and Climate Action Now on the sails. The title above says The Ocean Race Stopover Aarhus 2023
Helen Czerski
2 days ago

“Instead of seeing the ocean as a “solution” for climate change, we need to see it as a test of a new attitude to our planet, one that doesn’t treat it as a combination of universal rubbish bin and exploitable resource. Ask not what the ocean can do for you, but what you can do for the ocean.”

My piece in the Observer today, about the growing attitude that we can just “use” the ocean as if it’s not doing anything useful to start with:

#ocean #climate

Gernot Wagner
2 days ago


That would be 122F, ironically the 911 in some of the countries that prefer calling it 50C

2 days ago

Denying humanness to others
has a long history...

Recent research from #Australia has found that many people consider cyclists to be less than fully #human.

"We found images of #cyclists wearing #helmets or #safety vests to have a higher probability of being selected as less human compared to images of cyclists wearing no safety equipment. The results have implications for research on cyclists."

"Dehumanisation has been found to be predictive of hostile and aggressive behaviour, our finding highlights a potential conflict around the perception and utility of safety gear such as high visibility vests; although designed for safety, they may inadvertently increase levels of hostility and #aggression toward this group of vulnerable road users."

"Research indicates that low status groups are dehumanised – viewed as less civilised and evolved than groups afforded a higher #status."

I often wonder if the SUVs with black tinted windows contain any humans?
#Cycling #SafetyAttire #SustainableMobility #CarbonNeutral #ActiveTransportation #Climate #Dehumanisation #Subhuman #Essentialism #Cars #FossilFuel #Motorists #Roadtrauma #Roadkill #OutGroup #Civilisation

Cyclist poster
Bruce Fulton
2 days ago
Peter Gleick
2 days ago

All the new information about climate change from scientists falls into two categories: it confirms predications made decades ago by scientists and climate models, like this story; or the climate changes and impacts will be worse than we anticipated.
#climate #climatechange

Climate News Now 🌎
3 days ago

'Utterly Absurd': Rich Nations Spending Climate Dollars on Coal Projects and Chocolate Shops.

"Essentially, whatever they call climate finance is climate finance," said one developing nation's lead climate negotiator.

Wealthy nations are spending money under the guise of "climate finance" to fund projects that have little or nothing to do with tackling the climate crisis and—as in the case of three Japanese-backed coal plants—are sometimes fueling the planetary emergency, according to a Reuters investigation published Thursday.

#climate #climatechange #climatecrisis

Bread and Circuses
3 days ago

It's not just about hotter days, and more use of the AC...

Two climate scientists have issued a dire warning about the consequences the planet might face if humans do not limit the global temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

Professors Johan Rockstrom of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and David King, chair of the Centre for Climate Repair at the University of Cambridge, have said that failure to limit the temperature rise could lead to the collapse of life on the planet.

The remarks were made at the Innovation Zero Congress in London last week, where experts from various fields gathered to discuss climate change.

Professor Rockstrom and Professor King spoke at length about the need to take stringent actions if we wish to avoid a catastrophe.

Prof. Rockstrom said: "There's one conclusion without any uncertainty whatsoever, and that is that a 2.5°C global mean surface temperature rise is a disaster. It's something that humanity has absolutely no evidence that we can cope with. It would actually exceed the warmest temperature on Earth over the past four million years."

"There would be a collapse of all the big biomes on planet Earth – the rainforest, many of the temperate forests – abrupt thawing of permafrost, we will have complete collapse of marine biology, we will have a shift of large parts of the habitability on Earth," he further added.

A collapse of all the big biomes. Tipping points. Loss of human habitability.

That's at 2.5°C, and we're currently on track for probably 3°C this century, if not more. Civilization is in deep trouble.


#Environment #Climate #ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis #ClimateEmergency

3 days ago

@proactivepaul This is quite misleading. Batteries can be recycled unlike petrol or diesel engines. Electric technology is advancing very quickly. And it works.

One growing aspect of electric cars is shared use. Its more affordable for those of us who can't afford a new vehicle.

The main problem with electric cars is a hostile government.

Most of the technologies being talked about by Rowan don't work yet, and may never work

If you can ditch you car, smog kills

#climate #pollution

Gernot Wagner
3 days ago

"NOAA and NWS forecast a coastal flood approximately 3 feet above normal high tide (MHHW) for Newark, New York around 9 PM (local) Saturday, 6/03/2023."
#climate #NYC

NYC & Newark, NJ flood map
Stephen Repetski
3 days ago

Rural sprawl is a #climate disaster, Arizona edition:

Gernot Wagner
3 days ago

Energy tax credits, preserved.

Energy regulations, "no to little effect."

To say nothing of student loan cancellation (preserved), IRS budget cuts (hardly any).

Can we just agree that POTUS is a master negotiator?
#climate #debtceiling

How the Bill Compares
3 days ago


Biden has overseen a massive expansion of oil drilling and fossil fuel infrastructure and the auctioning of public lands to gas companies.

Telling people he's doing a good job is gaslighting.

#WillowProject #Line3 #MountainValleyPipeline #Biden #oil #FossilFuel #Climate #Environment

Liz Fyne
4 days ago

Amazing: "Sustainable forestry: lumber without cutting down trees. Daisugi is a Japanese forestry technique where
specially planted cedar trees are pruned heavily (think of it as giant bonsai) to produce "shoots" that become perfectly uniform, straight and completely
knot free lumber." #climate #sustainability #forestn #trees

Incredible photo showing a tree that has the top trimmed back and what resemble new trees growing from the upper branches of the "old" tree,
Dezene Huber 🌻
4 days ago

Welcome, new followers!

I am an #ecologist mainly working with #insects, although I've published on #archaea, #bacteria, #fungi, #plants, and (of course) #animals. Work in my lab and with collaborators ranges from #genomes to #organisms to landscapes and ecosystems.

I'm a #professor in the #Faculty of #Environment at the #University of #Northern #British #Columbia in beautiful Prince George, BC:

I'm particularly concerned about #biodiversity and #climate change.


Flipboard Science Desk
4 days ago

We share a lot of climate news from this account. If you want more, we suggest just a few thoughtful voices:









#ClimateChange #Climate #FollowFriday

Paul Voosen
4 days ago

My latest feature: the rise of green energy to combat #climate change has hugely increased demand for critical minerals. There's an increasing thought that some of these resources should be mined in the U.S. But the first question is: Where do we look?

That question has launched the most ambitious U.S. geological survey in a generation, funded by hundreds of millions from Congress. Meet Earth MRI.

Gernot Wagner
4 days ago

Fun conversation with Senator Whitehouse & ex top Goldman risk manager Bob Litterman, at the Columbia Business School Climate × Data conference
#climate #ClimatePolicy #ClimateTech #Columbia

Gernot Wagner
4 days ago

¡¡¡"About 144,000 people — 7% of the state’s population — live or attend a school or day care within a half-mile (0.80 kilometer) radius of oil and gas production"!!!
#climate #NewMexico

Sheril Kirshenbaum
4 days ago

“Rich nations say they're spending billions to fight #ClimateChange. But some money is going to strange places… like a coal plant, a hotel, chocolate stores, a movie & an airport expansion.” 🤔

It’s complicated, but worth a read from Reuters: #climate