I’m going to do all this reading and research anyway… might as well share what I learn!
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November 30 2019

fire impacts on communities that don’t burn, scientists underestimate climate impacts, bad grades on our energy report card, growth of offshore wind power

The Los Angeles Times has an important article that describes the ongoing impact of the Camp Fire, over a year later, on Chico, a town that was not in the burn area. Residents of the burn area fled to Chico, which overnight saw its population increase by over 20%. This has strained police resources, the wastewater treatment plant and virtually every other public service required by the new residents (most of whom are not paying property taxes or sewer fees).

An op-ed in Time discusses why we should trust science, focusing in detail on how claims are evaluated in the scientific community. An article in the Guardian examines why it is frequently the case that scientists have underestimated the impacts and risks of climate change. An op-ed in the New York Times describes the evidence that climate change is occurring much faster than previously estimated by scientists…

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November 15 2019

Paris exit countdown begins, regenerative agriculture as a climate solution, sea level rise is inflating another real estate bubble, the sand wars in Florida’s future, climate change highlights electrical-grid weakness

The New York Times reports that the Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations that the United States intends to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change. The action begins a yearlong countdown to the formal exit, which would be the day after the 2020 Presidential election. Trump’s supporters say this move is a positive step; a spokesman for The Climate Mobilization calls it “a betrayal of the next generation.” While a Democratic president will undoubtedly request that the U.S. rejoin the agreement, our nation is demonstrating itself to be an unreliable international partner who is completely uninterested in the welfare of other nations.

The self-defeating foolishness of this decision is described well by former Secretary of State, John Kerry, and former Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, in an op-ed in the Washington Post (I made a less-effective effort in an earlier blog post, We Will Always Have Paris). In an op-ed in the Guardian, Elizabeth Warren describes her opposition to this decision, which will raise the issue of climate change to further prominence in the 2020 election. Even the U.S. Chamber of Commerce now supports the U.S. staying in the Paris Agreement. It is hard to imagine how harshly history will judge Trump’s move to exit the Paris Accord…

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I’m going to do all this reading and research anyway… might as well share what I learn!
November 30 2019

fire impacts on communities that don’t burn, scientists underestimate climate impacts, bad grades on our energy report card, growth of offshore wind power

The Los Angeles Times has an important article that describes the ongoing impact of the Camp Fire, over a year later, on Chico, a town that was not in the burn area. Residents of the burn area fled to Chico, which overnight saw its population increase by over 20%. This has strained police resources, the wastewater treatment plant and virtually every other public service required by the new residents (most of whom are not paying property taxes or sewer fees).

An op-ed in Time discusses why we should trust science, focusing in detail on how claims are evaluated in the scientific community. An article in the Guardian examines why it is frequently the case that scientists have underestimated the impacts and risks of climate change. An op-ed in the New York Times describes the evidence that climate change is occurring much faster than previously estimated by scientists…

read more
November 15 2019

Paris exit countdown begins, regenerative agriculture as a climate solution, sea level rise is inflating another real estate bubble, the sand wars in Florida’s future, climate change highlights electrical-grid weakness

The New York Times reports that the Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations that the United States intends to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change. The action begins a yearlong countdown to the formal exit, which would be the day after the 2020 Presidential election. Trump’s supporters say this move is a positive step; a spokesman for The Climate Mobilization calls it “a betrayal of the next generation.” While a Democratic president will undoubtedly request that the U.S. rejoin the agreement, our nation is demonstrating itself to be an unreliable international partner who is completely uninterested in the welfare of other nations.

The self-defeating foolishness of this decision is described well by former Secretary of State, John Kerry, and former Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, in an op-ed in the Washington Post (I made a less-effective effort in an earlier blog post, We Will Always Have Paris). In an op-ed in the Guardian, Elizabeth Warren describes her opposition to this decision, which will raise the issue of climate change to further prominence in the 2020 election. Even the U.S. Chamber of Commerce now supports the U.S. staying in the Paris Agreement. It is hard to imagine how harshly history will judge Trump’s move to exit the Paris Accord…

read more

IN BRIEF: PAST
CLIMATE NEWS

MORE MY TAKES