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

 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

Force of nature | Richard Seymour on Patreon

Official Post from Richard Seymour: “We know only a single science, the science of history. One can look at history from two sides and divide it into the history of nature and the history of men. The two sides are, however, inseparable; the history of nature and the history of men are dependent on each other so long as men exist.” —

Source: Force of nature | Richard Seymour on Patreon

Developing Country Issues at COP24 … and a Bit of Good News for Solar Power and Carbon Capture

We humans are an interesting species … instead of seeing eye-to-eye, we are inclined to see eye-to-nose.  We focus on the present and ourselves, particu

Source: Developing Country Issues at COP24 … and a Bit of Good News for Solar Power and Carbon Capture