The processes by which fertile topsoil is created are slow ones, to put it in mild terms. Generally speaking, the timespans necessary to turn glacial rock dust into something that … [Read full article]
Category: Disasters & Extreme Weather
New York City Files Multibillion-Dollar Lawsuit Against 5 Major Oil Firms
Five of the world’s largest oil companies are now in the process of being sued by New York City for their “contributions to global warming,” Comptroller Scott Stringer has revealed. … [Read full article]
Florida — When Will Its Real Estate Market Go Underwater?
How much longer does southern Florida have until real-estate values in the region collapse on the back of flagging demand? At some point the reality that the region is not … [Read full article]
What Do You Do If Your Country Is Facing Water Shortages Exacerbated By Climate Change? Pray, Apparently — Israel’s Agriculture Minister Leads Prayers For Water
Much of the Middle East is now slated to essentially turn to desert over the coming decades and centuries owing to climate change, and exacerbated by poor human judgment and … [Read full article]
Is Carbon Capture The Answer To Global Warming? And How Much Will It Cost?
Carbon capture will be essential to meeting the goals of the Paris climate accords, says Glen Peters of the Cicero Center for Climate Research in Oslo. But he is pessimistic that politicians will ever support such technology.
Holidays with the Skywalkers
I would endeavor today to be sanguine and say something righteous and hopeful this holiday season. The closer one looks at the state of our world, the more reason there is for … [Read full article]
California Wildfire Damage Already Over $3.3 Billion In 2017
There’s been more than $3.3 billion in insured losses caused by the wildfires in California so far this year, with the figure expected to rise, the California Department of Insurance … [Read full article]
+50° Celsius Heatwaves Coming For Australia?
Australia’s largest cities could begin experiencing extreme heatwaves with +50° Celsius temperatures within the relatively near term (within the next ~20 years), even if international climate change and greenhouse gas … [Read full article]
Drought In Europe — Another Effect of Climate Change
Two major drought indices in Europe are deviating from each other in a way that’s consistent with many climate change simulations — further gaining ground in the march towards the … [Read full article]
In the new anti-normal, climate adaptation is king
My last PlanetSave story ended with an upbeat reference to the coming boom in what is now widely called the new Climate Adaptation Economy, or the fast-growing field of companies … [Read full article]
Republicans Want To Rob America … To Cut Taxes On The Rich
Republican politicians are an interesting breed of liars…. Politicians are supposed to explain to the voting public why their complicated, detailed policies are worth supporting and good for the country … [Read full article]
On The Wrong Side Of History …
What happened with people who sided with Hitler and the Nazis in their quest to murder countless humans? As their crowd rose to the heights of power and prestige, many people … [Read full article]
Trump Considers Opening Pacific Coast To Oil Drilling
The Trump administration is reviewing plans for offshore natural gas and oil drilling in the Pacific. There have been no new wells of the Pacific Coast of the United States since 1984.