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
Time for another What’s Hot in Climate Change, a summary of the most interesting and/or important climate change stories from the previous month or so. For those paying attention, horrific news with respect to the climate seems to be coming at an ever increasing pace. There’s also plenty of encouraging news. The adoption of alternative energy seems to steadily exceed all expectations. The race is on between the worst effects of climate change, and those measures we take to stop it from happening. Our fate quite literally hangs in the balance. Corrected sea level rise estimates or… it’s worse than you know Continue reading What’s Hot in Climate Change – Oct. 2016