Keeping Global Warming Below 1.5°C May Still Be Possible With Immediate Action, New Study Shows

“It’s good news from a geophysical point of view,” says the lead researcher. “We are basically saying we can’t build anything now that emits fossil fuels.”

Source: Keeping Global Warming Below 1.5°C May Still Be Possible With Immediate Action, New Study Shows

Worst Mass Extinction Event in Earth’s History Was Caused by Global Warming Analogous to Current Climate Crisis

Gaworecki writes: New research by scientists at the United States’ University of Washington and Stanford University suggests that the most destructive mass extinction event in Earth’s ancient history was caused by global warming that left marine life unable to breathe.

Source: Worst Mass Extinction Event in Earth’s History Was Caused by Global Warming Analogous to Current Climate Crisis

Reliable tropical weather pattern to change in a warming climate — ScienceDaily

As human activities cause the Earth’s temperature to increase, reliable, well-studied weather patterns like the Madden-Julian Oscillation will change too, say researchers.

Source: Reliable tropical weather pattern to change in a warming climate — ScienceDaily

At Last, Divestment Is Hitting the Fossil Fuel Industry Where it Hurts | Portside

I remember well the first institution to announce it was divesting from fossil fuel. It was 2012 and I was on the second week of a gruelling tour across the US trying to spark a movement. Our roadshow had been playing to packed houses down the west coast, and we’d crossed the continent to Portland, Maine. As a raucous crowd jammed the biggest theatre in town, a physicist named Stephen Mulkey took the mic.

Source: At Last, Divestment Is Hitting the Fossil Fuel Industry Where it Hurts | Portside

What the blazes is Sanders’ position on anything… ??Our Revolution

I have tried to hedge with Sanders but nonetheless tried to be critical of his framing of ‘revolution’ around the at best FDR-New Dealism, if that much. The result I predict will be a bust, but since I can’t quite figure his strategy (for all I know his fake talk of ‘revolution’ could trigger the real thing) I can only warn that if you use the term ‘revolution’ a note comes due at some point to deliver or else you are fart gas out of the backside of the Edouard Bernsteins. Continue reading What the blazes is Sanders’ position on anything… ??Our Revolution

 122.4F

Vast swaths of our planet are becoming literally too hot and dry to survive in. This past spring, the city of Nawabshah in southern Pakistan, recorded a high of 122.4° Fahrenheit, the highest temperature ever registered anywhere on Earth for the month of April. The contiguous United States had its hottest month of May, and the third-hottest month of June. Wildfires raged in the Arctic as northern Europe grappled with near-record heat, and at least 86 people died in Japan as triple-digit temperatures baked the country. A recent analysis of climate trends in some of South Asia’s biggest cities found that temperatures will be so high by the end of the century that people directly exposed to such heat will not be able to survive. Already, daytime heat is extreme enough to kill people who are forced to work outdoors in many parts of the world, and wreaks havoc on the health and livelihoods of tens of millions each year.

Source: Verso