Enviromental Issues

Scott Montgomery August 12, 2016 Originally posted on ourfiniteworld.com Written by Gail Tverberg The Peak Oil story got some things right. Back in 1998, Colin Campbell and Jean Laherrère wrote an article published in Scientific American called, “The End of Cheap Oil.” In it they said: Our analysis of the discovery and...

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Published by the US EPA Photo Courtesy of www.thenation.com  Extreme weather and climate events are: Events that typically don't happen very frequently, such as droughts or floods that have historically occurred on average only once in 100 years. Events that vary from "the norm" in severity or...

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Debbie Carlson Aug 25th 2016 11:00AM Photo Courtesy of BBC.Com Renewable energy has made significant inroads into the U.S. energy system and even in the era of low fossil fuel prices, costs for solar and wind installations are down dramatically. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, the solar...

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By Chris Mooney August 10 North Miami buildings are seen near the ocean. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) This story has been updated. On a warming Earth, seas inevitably rise, as ice on land melts and makes its way to the ocean. And not only that — the...

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By Robert Scribbler “The IPCC indicated in its fourth assessment report that achieving a 2 C target would mean stabilizing greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at around 445 to 490 ppm CO2 equivalent or lower. Higher levels would substantially increase the risks of harmful and...

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Climate change is badly degrading coral reefs far from human settlements. Cover photo-ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies / Terry Hughes The outlook for the world's coral reefs "keeps getting gloomier," according to the authors of a new study which shows that reefs far from...

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By Rachael Bale PUBLISHED July 12, 2016 A new analysis of satellite imagery shows extensive coral reef damage in the South China Sea for the first time. Cover Photograph by John McManus -Giant clam poachers left this reef left broken and barren. More than 40 square miles (104...

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By Laura Parker PUBLISHED July 14, 2016 Underground water is being pumped so aggressively around the globe that land is sinking, civil wars are being waged, and agriculture is being transformed. Cover Photograph by Manish Swarup, AP--A shepherd drinks water on the dry bed of Manjara Dam,...

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By Brian Clark Howard PUBLISHED July 18, 2016 More than 800,000 volunteers pitched in to help the country fight climate change. Volunteers plant trees in Allahabad, India, on July 11, as part of an effort to restore 50 million trees in a day. Cover Photograph by...

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