Monthly Archives: September 2015

Climate Letter #498

High-tide flooding on the US east coast.  Miami has just seen the worst that residents can remember.  Sea level rise is very much a factor.  All three videos have interesting things to say. http://climatecrocks.com/2015/09/30/supermoon-flooding-has-miami-media-talking-climate-change/ —– How Brazil and Indonesia are … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #497

A grand-scale global carbon trading scheme that is a beautiful idea with considerable merit, and actually quite practical.  You might have to read this two or three times before you get a clear picture of how it would work, and … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #496

China’s new pledge to curtail emissions.  Here are the important details from last week’s summit talks in Washington.  Just slowing down China’s tremendous rate of growth will be a huge challenge.  This new attitude seems designed to do that and … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #495

Some  astute points about climate change being emphasized by the pope.  These could only be arrived at through very deep study, based on information and principles that are universally acceptable. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/09/22/the-top-five-things-pope-francis-gets-totally-right-about-climate-change/?wpmm=1&wpisrc=nl_green —– Coral reef damage is continuing.  This report from … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #494

The case for climate change optimism.  This is provided at length in an article by Jonathan Chait in the September 7 issue of New York Magazine, covering many bases with some keen perceptions.  The vital importance of a turnaround in … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #493

The full story of the pope’s encyclical and the science behind it.  One of the main points here is that the science nearly duplicates the important conclusions of the IPCC studies, implying that it was expertly constructed.  It also adds … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #492

Part III of the Inside Climate News revelations about Exxon’s climate research.  (See the earlier parts and comments in the last few Climate Letters.)   There is much more substance to add to this incredible story.  (Actually the whole story, which … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #491

An update of various statistics involving global temperatures.  One chart tracks the steady approach toward the 2C limit presumption, now at the halfway point.  A linear extension of the present trendline looks like it would bring us there by shortly … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #490

Cooperation between the US and China on climate matters appears to be growing.  The subject is very much a part of the agenda for next week’s summit meeting.  Keep in mind that expansion of renewable energy projects on a worldwide … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #489

How climate change might transform nature.  A study has been done revealing how quickly new ecological systems can emerge to replace the ones we are familiar with in the event of extreme temperature swings.  There is no guarantee that humans … Continue reading

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