Business World Massively Underestimating The Effects Of Climate Change

In a new study published Dec. 10 in the journal Nature Climate Change, scientists working with environmental non-profits Conservation International and the Carbon Disclosure Project report that the business world might be massively Companies are seriously underestimating how climate change will affect business on their work.

In an analysis of 1,630 companies’ corporate disclosures about the effects of climate change, the researchers found that the aggregate risk reported by companies only adds up to tens of billions of dollars, whereas most experts estimate the actual cost will climb into the trillions (pdf).. The authors note that this huge discrepancy “reflects both that a large number of companies do not report financial impacts and that many that do are probably underestimating them.”

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The Real Climate Crisis is Immigrants & Refugees

Central America’s “dry corridor” is a large region extending over Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador – which are the same countries the immigrant caravan came from. Climate change, derided by the Trump Administration (and Trump himself) is the real reason why thousands of immigrants are seeking to move north.

Frequent droughts exacerbated by climate change have struck the region. In 2014, another drought struck the dry corridor. Farmers were still scrambling to recover when another untimely drought hit early this year, wiping out the first harvests of beans and maize. Many of these asylum-seekers who joined the caravan were caught up in Trump’s family separation policy were indigenous Guatemalan farmers fleeing the specter of starvation.

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Actions Always Speak Louder Then Words

Always more bad news (how could it be any different?) on the climate front –

Traceable evidence of the impacts of climate change on humanity

Greenhouse gasses triggering more changes than we can handle

Ongoing greenhouse gas emissions are known to increase atmospheric temperature, in turn enhancing soil water evaporation resulting in drought, wildfires and heatwaves in normally dry places, or massive rain and floods in commonly wet areas. In the oceans, warmer waters also evaporate faster, increasing wind speeds and the downpours of hurricanes, whose surges can be aggravated by sea level rise. As a result, greenhouse gas emissions can aggravate simultaneously multiple climate hazards.

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4th National Climate Assessment Report

The 4th National Climate Assessment Report is out. Released of course “early” and on purpose (Friday) to ensure as few people as possible would be aware of this. No, that is not conjecture, it’s an admitted Trump Administration fact. They don’t want people to be aware of how severe climate change is getting, but you’d have to be asleep or seriously distracted to not realize that things are getting mighty serious for some people (soon – all of us).

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Where Do You Go When There Is Nothing Left?

The terrible tragedy that has befallen the town and people of Paradise, CA has created an enormous number of climate refugees in the Golden State. The wildfire was heavily influenced by extended drought conditions and was probably unavoidable. It is these kinds of tragedies that I’ve been warning about over the years. Now the deadliest wildfire in the past 100 years, what happened to Paradise bodes ill-warnings for many other parts of the country gripped by drought.

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Collective Failure

[This is another previously written unpublished post from about two years ago. Still applicable, more then ever – Admin]

The public cannot discern between truth or fiction. The many lies, deceptions, distortions, omissions and outright fabrications being extolled are as  unperceived as whatever actual truths are being told. What this means is we’re in a particular point in human history where any kind of narrative (story) can be deemed real. Whatever the truth actually is, has become irrelevant to the narrative being promoted because almost nobody is capable of staying (verbalizing) on the truth. Any kind of narrative is now acceptable communication.

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The Biosphere is Dying

Two articles to share:

Ocean Shock – the planet’s hidden climate change

Humanity has wiped out 60% of animal populations since 1970

These are topics of great importance and significance for the future survivability of the human race, but they’re also going to be broadly ignored. We cannot seem to bring ourselves to address our faults, and those inherent in the civilization we’ve constructed.

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Bitcoin can push global warming above 2 C in a couple decades

Pretty sure I reported this already, but it’s still newsworthy. Bitcoin can push global warming above 2 C in a couple decades

The team found that if Bitcoin is incorporated, even at the slowest rate at which other technologies have been incorporated, its cumulative emissions will be enough to warm the planet above 2°C in just 22 years. If incorporated at the average rate of other technologies, it is closer to 16 years.

“Currently, the emissions from transportation, housing and food are considered the main contributors to ongoing climate change. This research illustrates that Bitcoin should be added to this list,” said Katie Taladay, a UH Manoa master’s student and coauthor of the paper.

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Here’s How Trump Is Being Manipulated By Industry and Phony “Climate Science”

If you want to get a “picture” of the disconnect between climate science (facts / reality) and what the Trump Administration “wants” – then read this article:

A look at the climate science sent to Trump

I’ll highlight the important points:

a) The Heartland Institute is a well-known climate denial organization representing big oil and corporate interests. They’re not going to be fair, unbiased or informative to the actual facts (as their history has proven, over and over again).

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Trump Approves America’s Energy Addiction – Drilling In Arctic Waters

For someone who claims he’s a “genius” but incessantly lies thousands and thousands of times now, we could reasonably expect the man and his Administration to go on lying about the environment and climate change. Which is of course, what they’ve been doing since he took office.

Now they want to drill for oil in the Arctic waters. What could possibly go wrong? More to the point – does anybody even care anymore? Continuing to feed the gusher demand for oil is alleged to be on the pathway to “energy independence” but in reality, it is a crack-like addiction to hell by planet-destroying companies who’s only real motive is profits.

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Science Uges Crash Program To Remove Carbon From Earth’s Atmosphere

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine has urged the U.S. Federal government to launch a research program to remove carbon dioxide from Earth’s atmosphere.

Incorrectly-termed “clean energy” isn’t coming about fast enough and immediate removal of carbon dioxide is needed to stave off dangerous temperature increases. However, it’s a bad time to make such a request in the anti-science, anti-fact, anti-everything Trump Administration, so don’t hold your breath.

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October 2018 Update

I’ve been dragging my feet on posting a new blog report (sorry). There’s just too much going on right now to add to the mix. I paid very close attention to the Kavanaugh hearings (guilty as charged) and am in shock with at least half the nation that this serial sexual abuser was confirmed to the Supreme Court.

A lot of things did NOT happen as they should have. Only 9 witnesses were ‘interviewed’ by the FBI after the week-long delay on the hearings was requested (and Christine Ford was NOT one of them). Trump directly interfered with the witness list and who the FBI could and could not talk to during this “delay”. In retrospect, that was their plan (the Rape Party) all along, and now we know why. Nearly 50 additional witnesses offered to come forward and testify against Kavanaugh – not a single one of these people were interviewed in the ‘allowed’ period. But several published their statements in the newspapers anyway.

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Methane Lakes

This is what a methane lake looks like:

Up in the Arctic, inland lakes are bubbling up methane directly into the atmosphere. As a greenhouse gas, this is bad bad news.

Scientists have been puzzling over a dramatic spike in atmospheric methane levels, which since 2006 have averaged 25 million tonnes more of the gas per year. Walter Anthony’s study found that Arctic lakes could more than double this increase as well.

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Carbon Tax

I’m sure that we’ve all read where a “carbon tax” will reduce fossil fuel use. This seems to be one of the basic mantra’s of the carbon tax proponents. I disagree.

I remember when gasoline was really cheap (.25 cents a gallon) as a kid. Wages weren’t too good back then either. Since then, additional taxes and endless price increases have been enacted on fossil fuels (primarily gasoline and diesel). Consumption of these fuels has skyrocketed. We’re now burning 100,000,000 barrels a day or thereabouts (almost there). That is an ENORMOUS amount of fuel – and carbon – being spewed into the atmosphere.

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Climate Thoughts

Some thoughts on what humanity is facing as the world continues to warm…

The climate won’t “stabilize” for a very, very long time, far, far past the lifespans of your great, great, great, great, great, great, great… well, you get the idea. Therefore, humanity should be making mitigation and adaption efforts the #1 priority right now, with a focus on food production in a hellish world at the top of a very long list of “to do’s”.

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The Carbon Future

We now, in the year 2018, have a carbon problem of such gargantuan size and severity that it now presents an extinction level threat to most, if not all life on Earth no matter what we now do.

This problem remains totally unsolved. This dilemma facing all of humanity, indeed all of life on Earth is truly monumental. It staggers our ability to imagine the scale, scope and complexity of this threat. We’re still trying to come to grips with what this really means. Numerous past articles have tried to do exactly that – this is yet another attempt.

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What Lies Beneath (all the lies and disinformation)

There is always more in the news on climate. And it is always bad – if you toss out the false claims, invisible technology and false hopium that is usually interjected into these articles.

If you just stick to the known facts, you will quickly realize that we’re still not being told the whole scope of the problem facing humanity. By now, you will probably also realize that this withholding has been deliberate for many, many years.

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Musings About Losing Earth

Ho hum… there has been a lot going on since the last time I bothered to weigh in on climate collapse. Vast swaths of California are still burning, as is my own region, and in British Columbia. The air so thick with smoke here, visibility is down to 100 yards, and the most of the fires are hundreds of miles away. But the real news is the useless discussion going on about a New York Time’s article, “Losing Earth“.

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