Draft UN Climate Report: Poor People Will be Hit Worst

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A draft UN IPCC climate report suggests poor people suffering “multidimensional” poverty will be hit worst by climate change – so lets make everyone rich. Leaked draft summary of UN special report on 1.5C climate goal – in full Published on 13/02/2018, 10:34am Read the draft summary for policymakers of…

Surprising: World’s First Floating Wind Farm Outperforms

The 30MW Hywind Scotland, the world’s first commercial-scale floating wind farm, performed better than expected in its first three full months in production, Statoil, the operator of the wind farm said. Despite one hurricane, one winter storm and wave heights of up to 8,2 meters, Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating wind farm, performed better than…

Study: thanks to fracking, we don’t need Obama’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) to meet Paris climate target

From the “thanks to fracking, the biggest driver of lower carbon dioxide emissions has been declining natural gas prices” department. Even without the clean power plan, US can achieve Paris Agreement emissions reductions CMU researchers point out that there are many paths to compliance Carnegie Mellon University researchers have calculated that the U.S. can meet–or…

Just how cold is at at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang?

From NASA Earth Observatory Media reports have described the many ways that cold temperatures have affected the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Razor-sharp, icy snow crystals have damaged skis, and some concert goers suffered from hypothermia prior to the opening ceremony. The region is known to be cold and dry; temperatures in February in…

It’s weather, not climate change, Governor Brown

Weather, not human-caused CO2-fueled global warming, is responsible for California wildfires Guest essay by Robert W. Endlich 2017 featured incredibly intense, damaging wildfires in California: first the Wine Country fires of October, and later the massive Thomas Fire in December. Each destroyed hundreds of homes, the latter in many of the affluent suburbs and enclaves…