Who gets to control the world’s climate, and how they would go about it?
- Would injecting sulphur in the atmosphere cool the planet (geoengineering)?
- Is that safe?
- What are the potential unintended consequences?
COP27: Who will (should) pay for Climate Change?
How can a family in the United States quickly modify their house to reduce its emissions of carbon dioxide and its consumption of fossil fuels to near zero?
How the World Really Works: The Science Behind How We Got Here and Where We’re Going by Vaclav Smil
Do we absolutely have to have the unequivocal cooperation of the United States and China if we are ever able to effectively deal with the challenge of climate change?
Are the Pacific Northwest record heat, and the Surfside building collapse, black swan events, or manifestations of climate change?
Is it time for ecocide to become an international crime?
How might climate change warming significantly benefit the GDP of northern countries such as Canada, Iceland, Scandinavia and Russia?
Are citizens and scientists underestimating climate change’s potential existential threat? > MOSAIC
- How much will the seas rise?
- When Is It Time to Retreat From Climate Change? (sp)
Are oil platforms a hidden global environmental disaster in slow motion?
A Simple Plan
Earth’s greatest existential risks such as climate change and nuclear apocalypse will only be solved by the world (U.S. and China) cooperating and innovating together to affect the entire global economy.
- Pick a long long-term target date, 30-50 years out.
- Set the climate change goals.
- Chunk down those goals to annual increments.
- Complete an increment each year.
- Be serious about the plan and follow through.
- Gain increasing confidence in the plan over time.
If climate change does not become a long-term problem, we would have only spent a drop in the bucket and wouldn’t hurt anything and probably would improve many of our earth’s biophysical and social systems.
We have nothing to lose (a tiny amount of short-term profits) and a lot to gain by saving the earth from dying.
Big Picture / Earth / Envelope / Weather / Climate: the aggregate of weather / Climate change
The best thing an average person can do to mitigate climate change…
… is to reduce their energy footprint. The best way to do that is to simplify your life, which will simplify (reduce) your energy needs. Not only will this save you money, time and stress, but simplification is indeed the best path to a happier and more peaceful life.
And for the rich and powerful, it’s time for them to do their part. We don’t have another decade. We don’t have another planet. We don’t have another life.
The Climate Book: The Facts and the Solutions by Greta Thunberg
Termination Shock by Neal Stephenson
Ecocide by David Whyte
The End of Ice by Dahr Jamail
- put your money where your values are: Aspiration Financial
- everyday people: The Race to Save the World
- Extinction Rebellion
- air pollution: New Delhi
- black swan (randomness): The Black Swan by Nicholas Taleb
- carbon neutral = carbon produced – carbon absorbed
- cold: polar vortex
- documentary: Before the Flood
- energy history: Vaclav Smil
- extractive capitalism:
- Eradicating Ecocide by Polly Higgins
- Ecocide by David Whyte
- This Changes Everything Klein
- Losing Earth Rich
- facts: Vital Signs
- glaciers: The End of Ice Jamail
- Global Emissions Tracker
- life after warming:
- survival guide: How to Prepare for Climate Change by David Pogue
- The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells
- managed retreat:
- Global Views on Climate Relocation and Social Justice by Ajibade & Siders
- NASA sea level projection tool
- research: NASA
- science fiction:
- unintended consequences: Termination Shock by Neal Stephenson
- climapocalypse: The Day After Tomorrow
- kids speak out: Amy and the Tortoise – How Animals Saved the Planet by John Leben
- Midnight Sky
- The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson
- time machine: Climate Time Machine
- tipping points: Irreversible Change
- united global initiatives:
- How to Avoid a Climate Disaster by Bill Gates
- Paris Climate Agreement
- youth movement to stop climate change: Sunrise Movement
When Is It Time to Retreat From Climate Change?
Accelerating and Extreme…
….. avalanches, earthquakes, extinction, cold, heat, drought, dust, floods, hurricanes, melting ice, mud slides, polluted air, polluted water, population, rainfall (atmospheric rivers), rising seas, shrinking habitats, storms, tornados, volcanos, wildfires, winds…