Fossil fuel subsidies cause more use of materials that warm the planet. We need to STOP giving extra money to fossil fuel companies as tax breaks and outright subsidies! These policies encourage greater usage and worsen our planetary environment. Many nations provide subsidies in the name of helping … [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.
James Hansen and others talk of a CARBON FEE AND DIVIDEND (making a carbon tax revenue neutral.) Its very granular cost aspects gives every manager and family a real incentive to transition off fossil fuels. While he and others have spoken of the process, I've never seen or heard these plans … [Read more...]
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...]
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...]