Welcome back to What’s Hot in Climate Change! We start out with concerning new research that shows the planet may cross the 1.5C threshold of warming within 15 years. The 1.5C threshold is what the Paris Climate Talks identified as an important goal to hold global warming under. One result of global warming is sea level rise. A recent study of US population displacement shows us that sea level rise is not just a coastal problem, but a problem for those places where the people displaced from the coasts will end up. If all this concerns you, there are plenty of Continue reading What’s Hot in Climate Change, June 2017
How can we have “global warming” and still have monster snow storms and frigid winters? Somehow that never made sense to me, until one day I stumbled upon the answer. How global warming causes extreme weather came to me in a revelation about five years ago from an insurance company, Swiss Re, that had written a report about how climate change effects insurance payouts. Swiss Re is a “reinsurance” company that insures other insurance companies. “Reality-based” organizations, like the U.S. military, or large insurance corporations that pay out millions of dollars of claims money, tend to focus on pesky details like evidence, cost versus benefit, and their Continue reading How can we have extreme winter AND global warming??
UPDATE: December 2016, This post is updated regularly as new podcasts on climate change are published. Only the best podcasts make it on this page. Are you hungry for a good podcast on climate change? I know I am. Unfortunately the pickings are slim. But I’m sure that will change in the coming years as climate change comes to dominate the nightly news. If you search iTunes or the web for “climate change podcast” a bunch of stuff comes up. Most of them aren’t very recent or updated often. Seems like folks started out with good intentions, then petered out. Continue reading The Best Climate Change Podcasts