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Hot Air Climate News Roundup

Something to keep in mind…


So far we have produced
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30 million metric tons of stuff
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Each year we use the resources of
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one-and-a-half Earths
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About 28m acres of Canadian boreal forest have been cut down
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since 1996
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An area the size of Pennsylvania to make toilet paper,
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the fluffy kind.
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Something to keep in mind…


Temps in the Arctic have been more than 20°C above average creating periodic open water in normally hard-frozen sea ice in the dead of winter: https://t.co/mF6M61bAPz#ClimateChange is here. Let's do something about it#ActOnClimate #climate #energy #climatestrike #GreenNewDeal pic.twitter.com/GPkg9usniM

— Mike Hudema (@MikeHudema) March 6, 2019



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Something to keep in mind... carbon emissions are caused by an economic system built on resource extraction and consumption.

The Vanishing Face of Gaia by James Lovelock was published in 2009. Much of what he says is still relevant today. The data from a number of current studies reinforces what he was saying in this book nine years ago.

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Hundreds of business and government leaders from around the world, as well as experts, nonprofits, national officials, movie stars and celebrities will convene in San Francisco today and tomorrow for the Global Climate Action Summit. Missing is the US military. Heh. These folks are gathering ostensibly to find ways to meet the Paris Agreement goals. But, they will meet, talk, and what? Capitalists want profit. You do the math.

A parallel and alternative conference, sol2sol, reflecting social justice goals is also taking place this week. There is no difference between justice for Gaia and reverence for all people.

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How To Avoid “Hot House Earth”

Here is a straightforward and simple path, a clear formula for action, a prescription if you will, that will allow us to avoid the catastrophic repercussions of a “Hot House Earth”.

Simply said...


• We must meet the Paris targets of 1.5 C. Not 2C.

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Global 'Warning'

The Arctic is now the fastest warming place on the planet. As it heats it is melting the sea ice. The melting of Arctic sea ice decreases the amount of reflective surface. Dark water absorbs more heat which:

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Linndale Peace Memorial (Google Street View)

December 28, 2017. Cleveland is in a deep freeze. It seems to have come about a month early this winter. The weather service forecasts the cold spell to run for at least another week. I am driving through icy, slushy streets. But it's mostly sunny, though by the rays of a low-arching winter sun. I see one car that looks like it has just been washed. The rest have a road salt glaze.

Let’s talk about the weather

Let’s start with this verse from Lewis Carroll:
"The time has come," the Walrus said,
"To talk of many things:
Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
Of cabbages--and kings--
And why the sea is boiling hot--
And whether pigs have wings."
The pigs with wings thing is a done deal if you think about Airforce One. The question we seem to be getting closer to an answer for is “why the sea is boiling hot”.

The Svalbard seed bank started flooding

We built a seed bank to preserve food crop seeds against all disasters and catastrophes and buried it in the the world's biggest deep freeze, the Arctic permafrost. It is buried inside a mountain on Spitsbergen, and global warming has produced such unimaginable temperatures there that meltwater flooded into the entrance tunnel.

https://boingboing.net/2017/05/20/the-arctic-seed-bank-that-was.html

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