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As Sea Level Rises: Build the Mall

Sea level is rising. Malls are going bust everywhere. What’s the answer? Build the biggest mall ever, at sea level. Wall Street Journal: At a time when store closures are accelerating and struggling malls pockmark the country, county commissioners in…

Climate Climbs to Top Corporate Concern

Bloomberg: The world’s biggest companies are increasingly worried about climate change. The terms “climate” and “weather” combined were among the most frequently discussed topics among executives of Standard & Poor’s 500 companies, beating “Trump,” “the dollar,” “oil” and “recession” according…

James Hansen: Can Carbon Capture Work?

A lot of news and talk about carbon capture and negative emissions this week. James Hansen talks us down. James Hansen’s Blog: I am minimizing Communications, so that I can (really!) finish Sophie’s Planet, while also providing expert testimony for…

Antarctica Melt Increase Confirmed

Above, I interviewed Glaciologist Jonathan Bamber of the University of Bristol in December at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in New Orleans. I wanted to ask him to comment on a point I had heard in regard to Antarctica,…

Air to Gasoline Story Starts a Fire

Rob Meyer in The Atlantic: A team of scientists from Harvard University and the company Carbon Engineering announced on Thursday that they have found a method to cheaply and directly pull carbon-dioxide pollution out of the atmosphere. If their technique…

Reinventing Power: Wind Farmer

Description: Steve Harris comes from many generations of farmers. There is no question that being a farmer is hard work, and the certainty provided by the wind being generated on his farm in rural North Carolina is making it a…

Reinventing Power: Block Island Wind

Description: Bryan Wilson lost his business during the 2008 recession but he, and the island he calls home, found a new future in offshore wind. After relying for decades on diesel generators for power, Block Island played a critical role…

EPA “imploding” Under Pruitt Scandals

EPA spokesman: ‘Have a great day. You’re a piece of trash.” Really. Shock and disappointment even among long-time aids whose careers have been damaged by association. And who really wants a used Trump mattress? That’s some really disgusting crazy. Advertisements…

New NASA Admin – From Denial to Science?

This is a thing that is possible. https://t.co/fiFAG0FhDx — Gavin Schmidt (@ClimateOfGavin) June 6, 2018 The Hill: NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine says he changed his mind on the existence of man-made climate change because he “read a lot.” “I heard…