Geoengineering: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
We were supposed to start to bring our emissions down globally at least two decades ago, but instead they have increased. Even though many groups like the Club of Rome are now calling for significant reduction of emissions by the 2020’s, it’s hard to imagine it happening by any stretch. Because we continue to fail to act in other ways to clean up our planet, geoengineering, which has been called a devil’s bargain, is becoming one of our only remaining options. Though it is certainly no substitute for cutting emissions.
What is Direct Air Capture (DAC)? Most researchers now agree that the daunting math of climate change means we’ll need carbon capture. Models that show us hitting the Paris climate target of “well below” 2°C rise in global average temperature almost all involve enormous amounts of negative emissions, which they mostly get from BECCS. There […]
“Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.”― Wendell Berry Health Impacts of Climate Change When people talk about climate change, they usually refer to the impact it […]
Extreme Weather History | References “Scientists predict a major upturn in the incidence of extreme weather events due to the changing climate. According to the National Wildlife Foundation, the maximum wind speeds of tropical storms/hurricanes are expected to rise 11% by the end of the 21st century. Total rainfall is also expected to increase by […]
Approximately 2 years after the World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity (2nd Notice) was released in 2017 an additional warning in the form of the “World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency” has been released. The paper opens with “Scientists have a moral obligation to clearly warn humanity of any catastrophic threat and to tell it […]
“You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words . . . We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is the money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you?”
“Climate change is intangible and complicated, which makes it an easy target for our era of fake news.” – Amy Harder, Axios Science Fact v. Science Fiction It has become popular to confound science fact with science fiction. This maelstrom of propaganda fabricated from half truths littered with ambiguous data, now referred to as fake […]
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