Monthly Archives: July 2017

Climate Letter #969

A close look at a planet with a serious trend of warming.  One chart gives the raw data for what is happening to air temperatures.  Another shows that the amount of incoming sunshine cannot be blamed.  The third, and most … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #968

How climate change is worsening nitrogen pollution.  This fine article clearly explains all of the various dimensions to this problem, including the serious end results.  The role of climate change is expressed by greater patterns of rainfall in the presence … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #967

What is an actually safe target for higher global temperatures?  This post presents the basic case for an argument of just 0.5C, which of course is well below the number we have lately arrived at.  It was written by David … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #966

An interview with Paul Hawken, conducted by Yale e360, about creative solutions to the problem of climate change.  Paul is the author of Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming, and he is a truly inspiring … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #965

Full data released for global deforestation in 2015, second highest since records began in 2001.  The 49 million acres that disappeared are comparable in size to the area of Nebraska but less than the record loss of 60 million acres … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #964

In Kenya, a way of life is being lost to climate change.  This is a very moving story about cattle herders who have been living on the edge of sustainability for centuries but are now endangered by rising heat and … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #963

Severe drought is once again causing serious food shortages in North Korea, requiring outside humanitarian assistance.  One can hope for a resolution that is broadly favorable to all of us. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-nkorea-food-hunger-idUSKBN1A52DC —– Meanwhile Shanghai, suffering from its second major heatwave … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #962

A closer look at Schroders’ Climate Progress Dashboard (see yesterday’s Climate Letter).  I can now show you a little more about what this asset management firm has in mind and what is in the dashboard itself.  There are twelve real-world … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #961

This is one of the world’s five most vulnerable countries to climate change.  South Sudan, with a population of around 11 million, experiences climate change 2.5 times quicker than the global average.  It has practically no capacity to adapt, or … Continue reading

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Climate Letter #960

Weather map findings.  On the global temperature map (scroll down) the areas of dark smudges from West Africa to northern India have not changed much for several weeks.  There is one special spot to keep an eye on, marked by … Continue reading

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