SNOW! The old models like “El Niño” do not account for Climate Change

  Driving up from PDX yesterday and believing in anything that NOAA says about the end of October and November would have caused you:  (1) a tremendous loss of faith in where and what your tax dollars do at NOAA, and (2) an equal tremendous loss of faith in humanity's ability to forecast the weather …

Entropy and New Epochs

Teaching P.W. Atkins' Physical Chemistry for 4 years to pre-meds, and introducing engineers to their first college chemistry at the University of Central Florida, you would think I know something about the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics and Entropy.  But I always re-analyze my appreciation for the uniqueness of entropy. You know what entropy is?  It's …

Children Sue People of The United States for Their Future Free of Global Warming

A group of children is suing the U.S. government—claiming their rights to life, liberty, and property are under threat from climate change thanks to government policies that have encouraged the use and extraction of fossil fuels. Host Meagan Cantwell interviews news writer Julia Rosen on the ins and outs of the suit and what it could …

Chapter 5 – IPCC (UN) Report

"Without societal transformation and rapid implementation of ambitious greenhouse gas reduction measures, pathways to limiting warming to 1.5°C and achieving sustainable development will be  exceedingly difficult, if not impossible, to achieve (high confidence).  "Limiting warming to 1.5°C would require all countries and non-state actors to strengthen their contributions without delay." - Chapter 5 bullet points I will …

Chapter 2 – IPCC (UN) Report

  Chapter Two "The chances of limiting warming to 1.5°C and the requirements for urgent action: "1.5°C-consistent pathways can be identified under a range of assumptions about economic growth, technology developments and lifestyles.  However, lack of global cooperation, lack of governance of the energy and land transformation, and growing resource-intensive consumption are key impediments for achieving …