Does Government have a DUTY to protect common resources for the people? This question, applied to the livability of our environment, has been challenged in various courts for nearly a decade under the Public Trust Doctrine. What is the latest news? On June 8, 2016, a federal judge denied a Trump … [Read more...]
Climate issues that are much in the news are added as posts listed below. The primary science and suggested outside links are provided under the initial statements.
CO2's rate of increase in the atmosphere has ACCELERATED since posting back in 2014 about CO2 being the planet's thermostat. Translation, the Earth will warm faster and it will be warmer when it finally reaches a new state of balance between energy received from the sun, and energy radiated back out … [Read more...]
Human civilization has grown and prospered during a 10,000 yr period of remarkably stable climatic patterns. Different cultures have adapted to specialize in certain foods largely because different places have had conditions that favor one crop or another. Small Shifts Have Consequences In our … [Read more...]
Skepticism and outright denial of human causation of climate change remains high in the USA, much higher than in other countries. Why? What political and mass marketing of ideas against understanding climate change are hindering the USA? Is there a way to get past this skepticism and act … [Read more...]
April 16, 2018 update "EVERY bit of the fuel used in getting Tar Sands extracted and softened and pumped first required burning additional fuel pushing more CO2 into the atmosphere … before the net refined fuel from the Tar Sands is itself burned in a car or other device - which adds the rest of … [Read more...]