After a public plea by the UN Secretary General at the COP24 climate change talks in Poland on December 12, the European Union and a group of developing countries signed on to do something far more serious about reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The "Desert to Power Initiative", an ambitious plan to eliminate energy poverty in Africa and provide 10 GW of solar energy by 2025 and support 250 million people with green electricity, was just unveiled at the Paris Agreement climate change talks at COP24.
In a chilling opening keynote address to the nations attending this year’s UN Climate Summit in Poland, David Attenborough demanded urgent action now, because the “Collapse of our civilizations and extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon.”
Although the blockbuster 1600+ page report released on November paints a properly frightening picture, the data is still flawed, the warnings not vivid enough, and the impact diluted amidst the scientific details.
A new report says the oceans have held on to 60 percent more heat every year than anyone expected, further messing up the accuracy of past predictions of how fast the Earth will heat from global warming.
A group of over 100 British scientists, academics and writers have signed a “Declaration of Rebellion” against the government of the United Kingdom for its active support of the fossil fuel industry and lack of action in the global climate change planetary emergency.
On October 25, the City of San Diego took a major step towards making its Climate Action Plan and the goal of 100% renewable energy use throughout the city by 2035, as it announced it will begin the process of forming a new joint-powers authority (JPA) to manage purchasing power for its residents and possibly also the entire San Diego region.
As climate change science becomes better understood, one of the complicating factors for North Atlantic computer simulations is inaccurate predictions of air pressure changes over Greenland during the last 30 years.