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Larsen C Continues to Unravel

Click above for larger. Project Midas: On July 12 2017, data from the Sentinel-1 satellite confirmed the calving from the Larsen C Ice Shelf of Iceberg A68, a slab of ice 5,800 km in area and weighing more than 1…
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New, and Old, Explainers on Temp Adjustments

Favorite hobby horse of deniers. Evil scientists adjust temperature measurements to suit their one-world-government agenda. Reality more boring. Fortunately, Berkeley Earth Alumnus Zeke Hausfather is one of our most lucid explainers. Zeke Hausfather in Carbon Brief: These adjustments have long…
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The Age of Electric Vehicles Dawns

New York Times: There is simply no credible way to address climate change without changing the way we get from here to there, meaning cars, trucks, planes and any other gas-guzzling forms of transportation. That is why it is so…
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Dark Snow 2017 Photo Update

Quick look at what’s going on. My first three days in Greenland were spent in Ilulissat, which is home to one of the world’s fastest flowing Icestreams, which empties into Disko Bay, and, eventually the North Atlantic.  It’s been said…
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Republicans Cracking on Climate?

We watched over 8 years as Republicans railed against the Affordable Care Act, promising that they had a ready alternative, if only the bad people would let them enact it. Well, now we see the sham that was. Could something…
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Bigger and Bigger ‘uns

"We keep sending bigger ones, and they keep ignoring them" #ActOnClimate #climate #LarsenC #antartica via @NewYorker pic.twitter.com/aAXcyZheh8 — Mike Hudema (@MikeHudema) July 14, 2017 Filed under: Crock of the Week…
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Know Nothings: On the Road to Taliban

More relevant than ever, Chairman of the House “Science” Committee, Lamar Smith, lauds Donald Trump as the “only source of unvarnished truth.” Leonard Pitts in the Miami Herald: We have explored the role of social media, the loss of the…
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Mann to Doomers: Not so Fast

There is a cottage industry online of over-the-top predictions of imminent human extinction from climate change – something I always have pushed back on. To those that warn of imminent human extinction, I say, “We’re not getting off that easy.”…
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Have Drone, Will Travel

After a successful fundraiser this spring, I am off to Greenland, flying tomorrow. Our “Windsled Project” is already completed, and I’ll be debriefing ice chemist Ross Edwards after I get back.  If all goes well, there may be further activity…
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Tesla Model 3 Dropping Soon

The Verge: Elon Musk said that the first production unit of the ultra-anticipated Tesla Model 3 would be coming this week, and here it is. The Tesla CEO posted two photos of the vehicle to Twitter late on Saturday night.…
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Jerry Brown: Trump Does Not Speak for America

Raw Story: Speaking to over 12,000 environmental activists in Hamburg, California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) announced plans for a global environmental summit in San Francisco next year, telling the crowd that President Donald Trump “doesn’t speak” for America. According to…
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Russian Hackers Target Nuclear Plants

I’ll say it again. Distributed Energy Generation will enhance National Security. Bloomberg: Hackers working for a foreign government recently breached at least a dozen U.S. power plants, including the Wolf Creek nuclear facility in Kansas, according to current and former…
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Reality Check: Earth to Venus Unlikely

I have some good news and some bad news. Even absent a Permian Extinction wipeout – Earth’s paleoclimate history shows that possible outcomes of a strong greenhouse warming include some pretty dire scenarios.  Avoiding a 90 percent extinction event is…
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China’s City of Trees

The Chinese expected they’d have to compete to become technological leaders of the world. I’m sure they didn’t expect the US would hand leadership over to them – but here we are. Indy100: Fortunately though, there are some good news…
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