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CO2 above 400 … Permanently?

September 29, 2016 glenn Uncategorized

At a time when atmospheric carbon dioxide is usually at its minimum, the monthly value failed to drop below 400 parts per million. That all but ensures that 2016 will be the year that carbon dioxide officially passed the symbolic 400 ppm mark, never to return below it in our lifetimes, according to scientists. Never […]

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Our Best Shot at Cooling the Planet …

September 27, 2016 glenn Uncategorized

A recent article in The Guardian titled “Our best shot at cooling the planet might be right under our feet” gives a reasonable explanation of how to at least take the edge off of global warming, and possibly cool it eventually. The article mentions record temperatures and sea ice melting, with the forecast of at […]

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CO2 Levels In the Atmosphere Have Dropped!!

September 22, 2016 glenn Uncategorized

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It’s remarkable. We have worked so hard to reduce fossil fuel emissions, yet they keep climbing. Now, something magic has happened. Atmospheric CO2 levels are now lower than they were a month ago. Using weekly average readings, CO2 levels have dropped about 8 ppm over the last five months. Readings at Mauna Loa were 409.44 […]

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Map Tells Us All Where To Go

March 31, 2014 glenn Uncategorized

This is so helpful. This map tells us where to be when the climate gets worse. Now we can all run to the same places and overpopulate them. http://energyskeptic.com/2014/scientists-on-where-to-be-in-in-the-future Permaculture training tells us to avoid disturbing the best places. Choose somewhere that needs improving, and improve it!   We move into a home.  It took […]

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Pet Peeves

February 2, 2014 glenn Uncategorized

This was the straw…. Something I read today – “If the carbon emissions from fossil fuels are allowed to continue to accumulate in the atmosphere, the science of what will happen sooner or later is relatively clear….” Even if they don’t accumulate, it’s “relatively clear” that things will still go from bad to worse! If […]

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Beyond Revolt

November 18, 2013 glenn Uncategorized

Author and activist Naomi Klein has been on an environmental tear in recent years, and more recently has used terminology such as waging war and revolt. Her October 29 article “Why Science is Telling All of Us to Revolt and Change Our Lives Before We Destroy the Planet“, takes it’s launching point as Brad Werner’s […]

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House On Fire — Get Out the Hose

November 18, 2013 glenn Uncategorized

I just want to tweek the analogy here. This is one of the comments made by Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune after the release of the IPCC report late September.   “OK.  Enough with the scary stuff.  Here’s the single most important thing you need to know about the AR5: It’s not too late. We […]

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We Have A Problem

November 1, 2013 glenn Uncategorized

We have a problem, and it’s serious and complex. But do we understand it? And unless we understand it, can we solve it? Simply put, our problem is: “The earth is warming. It’s caused by burning fossil fuels which release CO2, a greenhouse gas that traps heat in the atmosphere.” What is the solution? “Stop […]

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Where Did 400 Go?

October 7, 2013 glenn Uncategorized

Remember the day, May 10, 2013, when we read that the level of CO2 in the atmosphere had exceeded the milestone 400 parts per million (ppm)? Bill McKibben and Al Gore, as well as numerous other activists and scientists, weighed in. According to McKibben, “We’re in new territory for human beings — it’s been millions […]

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350 Day!

March 15, 2013 glenn Uncategorized

Yesterday, many of you celebrated Pi Day, and quite a few of you made it a point to reframe the day as Pie Day. This is just a lead in to a friendly reminder that in just a few weeks, it will be the fifth anniversary of the submission announcing that 350 is the limit. […]

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