Ilulissat is Glacier Ground Zero

I’ll be heading to Greenland next month, first stop, Ilulissat. Ilulissat is at the mouth of the fiord where Jacobshaven glacier, the world’s fastest moving ice stream, is pouring icebergs in to the sea.  Most of the cool visuals you…
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How Oil Will Die

Long article here, worth reading the whole thing at the link. Seth Miller in Medium: The Keystone XL will go down as the world’s last great fossil fuels infrastructure project. TransCanada, the pipeline’s operator, charged about $10 per barrel for…
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India Pushing for Renewable Leadership

Above, my interview 2 years ago with Keith Schneider, long time writer for the New York Times who specializes in International environmental and energy issues. I’ll be visiting him again next week for an update, in light of Paris. For…
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Advice From teh Communicators

An evergreen across science communication is that scientists don't know how to communicate science.  Eli has confronted this issue before at the cost of ticking (permanently) off a bunch of communicators . . .  a whole lot of other people…
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Who Doesn’t Like a Good Car Crash?

Dummies don’t lie. Electric vehicles are safer for several reasons, not least of which are a lower center of gravity, and the flexibility and additional space that an electric drive system gives to engineers in providing best possible protection. Close…
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Wind Power: the True Story

They say that a good book should always tell a story. And this is true for this book by Paul Gipe. Titled "Wind Energy for the Rest of Us" is not just about the technology, but it tells the whole…
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Melting momentum: May 2017

Here's a quick blog post, which is mostly a copy of a comment I just wrote on the 2017 melting season thread on the Arctic Sea Ice Forum. For those who want to know more about what melting momentum means,…
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Fracking: Pros and Cons

Most popular article ever on Yale Climate Connections, just updated. Yale Climate Connections: There’s an issue where the underlying science remains a political football, and scientists are regularly challenged and called out personally. Where energy needs and short-term economic growth…
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Climate communication

Doug McNeall recently gave a talk about surviving the climate communication environment, which he discusses in this post. A lightly edited version of the slides are available here. The slides, of course, don’t tell you precisely what was said in…
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Algae on Ice: Director’s Cut

Made a few minor adjustments on this one. Still worth a look if you have not seen. Positive feedback is great from your boss. Not so great from an Ice Sheet. This is the kind of communication you get for…
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The Dusk of Big Oil’s Day

CBC: A move by OPEC sent a brief surge of optimism through the Canadian petroleum industry last week, when the oil cartel announced it was extending its production cuts. But according to research released shortly after that announcement, the world…
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Lukewarmers resurgent

I’ve noticed a slight resurgence in those claiming to be lukewarmers and trying to argue that this is some kind of reasonable middle ground. I’ve written about lukewarmers before, but the basic issue with the lukewarmer argument is that they…
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Climate Science: 1912

#Climate science isn't rocket science. It's much harder. But we've been working on it for more than a century and we're damn good at it. pic.twitter.com/irpu0sH1Ae — Peter Gleick (@PeterGleick) June 9, 2017 Making the rounds on Twitter. Recently unearthed…
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