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Today, I saw something I have been waiting 5 years to see from this article in Science Magazine: Study says large-scale solar and wind installations in Sahara and Sahel could supply all of Earth’s electricity needs and then some: Extensive renewables development there would raise local nighttime temperatures while increasing rainfall and growth of vegetation,...
Pope Francis met with oil and gas executives and investors in a closed-door session at the Vatican on Saturday to sound the alarm on fossil fuels’ dire threat to humanity and urgently call for greater efforts to develop alternative energy. “There is no time to lose,” the pontiff told them. “This is a challenge of epochal proportions....
  This is GOOD NEWS:   A federal appeals court Wednesday rejected the Trump administration’s attempt to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a group of kids who want to force the government to do more to fight climate change. The San Francisco-based Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled that it would be premature...
Once again, flood records are being re-broken in a short period of time, this time during the Winter.       Video courtesy Associated Press
From Bloomberg News’ Christopher Flavelle:   Louisiana is finalizing a plan to move thousands of people from areas threatened by the rising Gulf of Mexico, effectively declaring uninhabitable a coastal area larger than Delaware. A draft of the plan, the most aggressive response to climate-linked flooding in the U.S., calls for prohibitions on building new...
It’s been awhile since last I posted, but this is the kind of information that is too important to ignore…. Ice Apocalypse Rapid collapse of Antarctic glaciers could flood coastal cities by the end of this century. By Eric Holthaus on Nov 21, 2017 (Grist) ….Antarctica is a giant landmass — about half the size...
It seems that a second Native Tribe is going to have to be located. First it was the Alaskan Kivalina, whose Island was not so much destroyed by sea level rise, but through loss of Sea Ice. The frozen Sea Ice normally surrounds the Island in the Winter and Spring months, during times of stormy...
Thanks to Pakalolo for this great article!   Bill Fletcher, Jr. of the Global African, discussed the looming disaster in the Caribbean with climate and development scientist Ramon Bueno and Caribbean climate change activists Stina Herberg and Empress Modupe Olufunmi-Jacobs to talk mitigation and the activism behind the threat. The Transcript and video of the interviews...
Towards the end of his acceptance speech for “Revenant” at the Golden Globes Award Actor and Environmentalist spoke out on behalf of Indigenous cultures and preserving the Planet for future generations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncgFQAISaGo
From the Huffington Post An Egyptian billionaire provided new details about his plan to buy an island to receive hundreds of thousands of refugees from Syria and other conflict-ridden nations, in an interview that will air on CNN Sunday. Naguib Sawiris, who as CEO of the Cairo-based Orascom Telecom Media and Technology is believed to be...
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