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Arctic warming accelerating

Arctic News: "As ocean warming continues, prospects for the sea ice in the Arctic are grim.Warmer water is melting the sea ice from below. The image on the right shows ever less sea ice volume in the Arctic, reflecting huge thinning of the sea ice over the years."

Oil glut IS #peakoil

Easy-to-extract oil peaked in 2005. It is now declining at about 6% a year. Hard-to-extract oil is replacing some of the loss, but at a price that is too high for consumers and too low for producers. This is why the price seems to fluctuate out of control.There is a hot war over one last large reserve of easy oil under Kirkuk, Iraq. Show More Summary

Desperate oil troll trying to kill #publictransit

Metro Report: "‘The administration has made it clear that infrastructure investment is important for our country’s economic prosperity’, said Richard White, Acting President & CEO of APTA. ‘This budget proposal to eliminate public transportation...Show More Summary

Humans cannot survive 4 degrees rise in global avg temp

Nature Bats Last: "If you’re too busy to read the evidence presented below, here’s the bottom line: On a planet 4 C hotter than baseline, all we can prepare for is human extinction (from Oliver Tickell’s 2008 synthesis in the Guardian). Show More Summary

Abrupt #climatechange

Do you feel that we have entered the sharp turn of the exponential curve of warming? That there is no chance of turning back?Ok. It is likely you are right. Now, what to do.We should make our last years as painless as possible. Let's...Show More Summary

#Heat or #Emissions?

The idea of reducing human carbon emissions is to reduce greenhouse effect and thereby reduce the temperature of the biosphere.There are two ways to reduce human emissions. Stop producing them, or get energy from non-carbon sources.The main problem with getting energy from non-carbon sources is that there is nothing about them that curbs growth. Show More Summary

Renewables and electric cars will increase carbon emissions

Cars promote sprawl. Sprawl wastes energy. Buildings are spread out. Each one needs separate heating, cooling, lawn-care, parking, sewer lines, roads, etc.Sprawl is sacred to capitalism because it means growth. Even if that growth is mostly waste, capitalism doesn't care. Show More Summary

Melting soil in cold regions releasing long-held CO2

ScienceAlert: "That's an amount comparable to all the emissions from the US commercial sector in a single year.The chief reason for the greater CO2 release was that as Alaska has warmed up, emissions from once frozen tundra in winter...Show More Summary

Miles of Ice Collapsing Into the Sea

The New York Times: "A rapid disintegration of Antarctica might, in the worst case, cause the sea to rise so fast that tens of millions of coastal refugees would have to flee inland, potentially straining societies to the breaking point. Show More Summary

Adding up the feedbacks, biosphere goes over 22C by 2027

Nature Bats Last: "In total, Carana ends up with 10.02 C above baseline by mid-2026, or about 23.5 C. That’d be the highest global-average temperature on this planet during the last 2,000,000,000 years. Taking a conservative approach at every step, I conclude “only” an 8.71-degree rise in temperature by mid-2026. Show More Summary

What's so great about #freetransit?

saves money for riders saves money for city as a whole reduces bureaucracy immediate reduction in energy use easy to implement people love it makes buses more efficient leads to urbanization and falling birth rate reduces incentives for sprawl the list goes on and on and on...see more

Fast track to reduce #heat

Social and corporate media are full of ideas for human designed carbon-capture and renewable energy sources.What is not understood is that according to physics, human activity generates heat. This happens no matter what the fuel is.Show More Summary

Natural carbon-capture destroyed by logging

World Economic Forum : "Forests have been removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing carbon for more than 300 million years. When we cut down or burn trees and disturb forest soils, we release that stored carbon to the atmosphere. Show More Summary

Our main problem is #heat, some scientists predicting human extinction

Arctic News : "How much could temperatures rise? As above image shows, a rise of more than 10°C (18°F) could take place, resulting in mass extinction of many species, including humans."

Autoautos are a hi-tech desperate attempt to save #autosprawl

CityLab: "But the dream of cheap, clean mobility in cities might run up against some harsh realities—soaring energy consumption, supercharged sprawl, and intensified traffic congestion—if AVs are simply deployed to encourage more driving."

Agriculture on the Brink

truth-out : ""In just one year, the equivalent of an entire population of Egypt is added to the world's population," he said. "Driving up demand for food in the face of severe limitations on agricultural capacity.""

Buses vs Cars

?????????: Buses bring customers to market Cars block access to the market Buses work 18 hours a day Cars sit 18 hours a day Buses free up space Cars take up space Buses are safe Cars are dangerous Buses allow you to text Cars and texting are deadly Buses help you make new friends Cars are anti-social, annoy pedestrians\ Can you add to this list?

When the permafrost melts, it won't matter how many windmills we have

InsideClimate News: "Soaring temperatures in the Arctic have triggered a huge seasonal surge in carbon dioxide emissions from thawing permafrost and may be tipping the region toward becoming a net source of heat-trapping greenhouse gases, a new study shows."

To get peace and economic security, Americans will have to give up cars

@realDonaldTrump Bush-led wars could've paid for:??health insurance for 15 years +??wiped out student loan AND credit card debt +??Fixed infrastructure — Adam Khan (@Khanoisseur) May 7, 2017This tweet shows that many Americans are fed up with hypocrisy and corruption of the GOP. Show More Summary

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