@Manchester Climate Monthly: Interview with Manisha Ananth­araman about #climate #justice #intersec­tionality

Here’s a short interview with Associate Professor Manisha Anantha­raman, who is in Manch­ester for a confer­ence. She hopes to attend tomor­row’s Fridays for the Future event in St Peters’ Square, between 12 and 2. She’s happy to answer questions about …

Today: 08:27

@DeSmogBlog: Wined and Dined by Energy Industry Consul­tant, State Utility Regul­ators Met With Its Client

Read time: 6 mins

A consu­lting firm that organizes official missions abroad and confer­ences for state utility commiss­ioners used the links it culti­vated with these regul­ators to advance its own client’s inter­ests, a DeSmog investi­gation has found.

Documents obtained from several state public utility commis­sions through open records requests provide a glimpse into the methods employed behind…

Today: 01:48

@Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Kenneth to Pound Mozam­bique in Idai’s Wake

Earther: Mozam­bique is still reeling from Cyclone Idai, which struck the country hard last month, claiming over 1,000 lives across the region. Now a new cyclone is on the horizon, threat­ening to stretch already thin resources even thinner.­Cyclone Kenneth is chugging from the Pacific toward Mozamb­ique. Currently the equiv­alent of a tropical storm with sustained winds of about […]

2019-04-24 22:44

@Yale Climate Media Forum: Help Wanted: More climate storyt­ellers

About five years ago, a prominent author and activist writing extens­ively about environ­mental and climate issues had launched a creative multi­media climate storyt­elling project. His efforts empha­sized citizen action on climate issues through creative writing, film, theatre, dance, radio, and […]

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2019-04-24 12:05

@Yale Climate Media Forum: Leah Penniman reclaims a farming legacy

During Super­storm Sandy, rain drenched Soul Fire Farm in upstate New York. But the farm’s crop losses were minimal. Penniman: “It was because we were using an Afro-​Indig­enous techn­ology of permanent raised beds, so the water was channe­lized, it was […]

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2019-04-24 12:00

@The Carbon Brief: Guest post: How will climate change’s warming pattern look in the future?

Dr Andrew King is lecturer in climate science at the School of Earth Sciences and...

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2019-04-24 11:35

@Manchester Climate Monthly: Event Report: the diversity of #Extinc­tionReb­ellion #Manch­ester

Early on Monday evening I attended my first Extin­ction Rebellion meet up in Manche­ster. Every Monday from 6pm a group of members meet up at Sandbar on Grosvenor Street. [Next week’s meeting, Monday 29th, is at the Bread­shed, nearby. See …

2019-04-24 10:20

@Manchester Climate Monthly: Upcoming Event: “What next for #climate action in #Manche­ster?” Thurs 23rd May, 7.30pm

In a month’s time, the evening before the next Youth Strike for Climate, there will be a public meeting at the Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount St, on the question “what next for climate action in Manche­ster?” More details are …

2019-04-24 08:04

@DeSmogBlog: Top EPA Advisers Challenge Long-​Standing Air Pollution Science, Threat­ening Ameri­cans’ Health

Read time: 6 mins

By Richard E. Peltier , Unive­rsity of Massach­usetts Amherst

Americans rely on the Environ­mental Prote­ction Agency to set pollution control standards that protect their health. But on April 11, an important scien­tific advisory group submitted recommen­dations to EPA Adminis­trator Andrew Wheeler that propose new and dangerous ways of interp­reting findings on the health effects of…

2019-04-24 07:14

@NOAA: Scien­tists embark on new field season to study coral reef ecosystems

2019-04-24 05:00

@The Carbon Brief: State of the climate: Heat across Earth’s surface and oceans mark early 2019

Global surface temper­atures in 2019 are on track to be either the second or third...

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2019-04-23 17:00

@Climate Communication: IPCC Special Report: Global Warming of 1.5º C

2019-04-23 15:10

@Climate Communication: Fourth National Climate Assesment Volume II

2019-04-23 14:47

@Climate Communication: Climate Science Special Report: Fourth National Climate Assess­ment, Volume I

2019-04-23 14:29

@Manchester Climate Monthly: Upcoming Event: Free showing of “This Changes Everyt­hing” 11 May #Manch­ester

This is organised by the GM Unite Community Branch‘s climate group. It’s free, but you have to book, and please bring your own mug (no plastic) This free film screening event aims to both inform the public, and to bring …

2019-04-23 13:01

@Yale Climate Media Forum: How to prepare kids for climate change

Dear Sara, How can I prepare my children for their future on a hot planet? They are both under two, so I know I’m looking a little far ahead. However, I think it’s better to teach them the tools and […]

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2019-04-23 12:05

@Yale Climate Media Forum: Greens­boro, N.C., invests in electric buses

Electric buses are quiet and good for the enviro­nment. But that’s not what inspired officials in Greens­boro, North Carolina, to add ten electric buses to the city’s fleet. Their motiv­ation was primarily finan­cial. Fischer: “Transit is a very costly business […]

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2019-04-23 12:00

@Manchester Climate Monthly: Join the Land Army – #Manch­ester food growing volun­teers required to help small organic growers

Join the Land Army! Inspired by the women’s land armies of the First and Second World Wars, The Land Army was set up to help small organic growers in Greater Manch­ester increase their yields and stren­gthen their busine­sses. We currently …

2019-04-23 11:50

@NOAA: The Pacific-​North American Pattern: the stomach sleeper of the atmosphere

Stand aside polar vortex! The PNA may be the most important atmosp­heric circul­ation pattern you've never heard of.

2019-04-23 09:31

@James Annan: BlueSkies­Research.­org.uk: Steffen nonsense

Been pondering whether it was worth bother blogging this but I haven’t written for a while and in the end I decided the title was too good a pun to pass on (I never claimed to have high standar­ds).The paper "Trajec­tories of the Earth System in the Anthrop­ocene" had entirely passed me by when it came out, though it did seem to attract a bit of press coverage eg with the BBC saying Resear­chers…

2019-04-23 07:48

@And then there's physics: Jonat­han’s Funk

[The following is the second part of my chat with Jonathan. First part is here.] nowhmm, i need to find back eric‘s questi­onwhat is a reaso­nable number for how much of the american elect­rical grid could become renewable in the …

2019-04-23 01:06

@Bill Hooke: How to close out Earth Day, April 22, 2019

The sun is setting on Earth Day 2019. All the commemor­ations, celebra­tions, and orations – a world of them! – are winding down, wrapping up, time zone by time zone. Perhaps the Day’s festiv­ities and more solemn observ­ances have consumed …

2019-04-22 23:17

@DeSmogBlog: In Ruling on Coal Mining, Federal Judge Issues Latest Rebuke of Trump's Attack on Public Lands

Read time: 3 mins

By Julia Conley , Common Dreams. Origi­nally published on Common Dreams .

Green groups on Saturday celeb­rated the latest federal ruling aimed at preve­nting President Donald Trump from rolling back environ­mental regula­tions that were put in place by his predec­essor.

Judge Brian Morris issued a ruling late Friday stating that the Interior Depar­tment broke federal law when it…

2019-04-22 23:03

@John Fleck: New Mexico’s Rio Grande, rising

My co-​author Eric Kuhn was in town over the weekend to finish up the copy edits for our upcoming book Science be Dammed, and happily we were not so busy that we didn’t have a chance to get in a couple of bike rides. (In our collabo­ration these last few years, “Are you going to ...

2019-04-22 21:29

@The Lukewarmers Way: I’m Starting a New Weblog

Because two blogs aren’t enough, obvio­usly. So, The Green New Deal was put forward without an explan­ation of how to implement it. I have started a weblog to try and show ways in which the principal elements of The Green …

2019-04-22 17:59

@Skeptical Science: Is the grid ready for electric vehicles?

This is a re-​post from Yale Climate Connec­tions by Jan Ellen Spiegel

Some Americans appear increa­singly ready to give up their gas cars for electric vehicles. But are the country’s electric grids prepared for them?

The question is a critical one in the quest to address climate change, because transpo­rtation is now the single largest sector contri­buting to U.S. green­house gas emiss­ions. EVs…

2019-04-22 20:43

@Tamino's Open Mind: Truth is here


2019-04-22 17:08

@Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Rememb­ering a Global Warming Warning from Earth Day 1970


2019-04-22 15:37

@Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Flight Atten­dants – Climate Change is the Real Threat, not GND

Sara Nelson is the Interna­tional President of the Associ­ation of Flight Atten­dants-​CWA, AFL-​CIO. Sara Nelson in Vox: “Pretty much everyone on the plane threw up” is not a sentence most travelers want to hear.But that’s a direct quote from the pilots’ report after United Express Flight 3833 operated by Air Wisconsin hit extreme turbu­lence on approach to […]

2019-04-22 15:05

@Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Possible Relief for Nuclear?

Applied Energy: Highl­ights – Nuclear power plants are subject to different operat­ional constr­aints than other power plants. – We provide a mathem­atical represe­ntation of these distinct constr­aints on nuclear flexib­ility. – Benefits of nuclear flexib­ility are signif­icant in a power system with high shares of renewa­bles. – Benefits include lower power system operating costs and increased…

2019-04-22 14:55