GhostOnTheHalfShell , to AcademicChatter group
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Steve has made the direct appeal to have scientists/economists referee mainstream economist's climate damage functions (like Nordhaus).

Included is the research proposal Steve and Tim Lenton have authored.

https://profstevekeen.substack.com/p/my-talk-to-stewardship-summit-2024

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  • bibliolater , to evolution group
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    The French aristocrat who understood evolution 100 years before Darwin – and even worried about climate change

    "Georges-Louis Leclerc proposed species change and extinction back in the 1740s, a new book reveals"

    https://www.theguardian.com/science/2024/apr/07/the-french-aristocrat-who-understood-evolution-100-years-before-darwin-and-even-worried-about-climate-change

    🇫🇷 @science @biology @evolution

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    bibliolater , to evolution group
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    The French aristocrat who understood evolution 100 years before Darwin – and even worried about climate change

    "Georges-Louis Leclerc proposed species change and extinction back in the 1740s, a new book reveals"

    https://www.theguardian.com/science/2024/apr/07/the-french-aristocrat-who-understood-evolution-100-years-before-darwin-and-even-worried-about-climate-change

    🇫🇷 @science @biology @evolution

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    bibliolater , to science group
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    "Through the burning of fossil fuels, animal agriculture and deforestation, the world’s CO2 levels are now more than 50% higher than they were before the era of mass industrialization. Methane, which comes from sources including oil and gas drilling and livestock, has surged even more dramatically in recent years, Noaa said, and now has atmospheric concentrations 160% larger than in pre-industrial times." https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2024/apr/06/record-highs-heat-trapping-gases-climate-crisis @climatechange @science

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    leapingwoman , to bookstodon group
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    @bookstodon Just finished audiobook of New York 2140. I wasn't expecting to like it as much as I did. Actually I loved it! At 22.5 hours it was a commitment, but well worth it. My parents were from Brooklyn so my personal history there enriched my reading.

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    Republicans, spurred on by advocates, pass a bill that, on the face of it, appears to unintentionally ban all emissions ("injection, release, or dispersion of chemicals into the air affecting temperature, weather, or the intensity of the sunlight")

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-68716894

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    Forgot to tag the thousands of travelers stranded in Big Sur this weekend with

    “We came here just to have lunch and go home, and now it’s like everyone is trapped here...The couple went to a general store and bought some emergency supplies: water, hot dogs and instant oatmeal."

    https://www.nytimes.com/2024/03/31/us/california-highway-1-collapse-stranded.html

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  • bibliolater , to politicalscience group
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    "Modern imperialism is embodied by industrial capitalism, which prioritizes resource extraction and maximizing profit. This paradigm is deeply embedded in the fabric of global affairs, influencing international trade, political dynamics, and the economic frameworks of nations".

    Charles Fletcher, William J Ripple, Thomas Newsome, Phoebe Barnard, Kamanamaikalani Beamer, Aishwarya Behl, Jay Bowen, Michael Cooney, Eileen Crist, Christopher Field, Krista Hiser, David M Karl, David A King, Michael E Mann, Davianna P McGregor, Camilo Mora, Naomi Oreskes, Michael Wilson, Earth at risk: An urgent call to end the age of destruction and forge a just and sustainable future, PNAS Nexus, Volume 3, Issue 4, April 2024, pgae106, https://doi.org/10.1093/pnasnexus/pgae106 @economics @climatechange @politicalscience

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  • bibliolater , to politicalscience group
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    "Modern imperialism is embodied by industrial capitalism, which prioritizes resource extraction and maximizing profit. This paradigm is deeply embedded in the fabric of global affairs, influencing international trade, political dynamics, and the economic frameworks of nations".

    Charles Fletcher, William J Ripple, Thomas Newsome, Phoebe Barnard, Kamanamaikalani Beamer, Aishwarya Behl, Jay Bowen, Michael Cooney, Eileen Crist, Christopher Field, Krista Hiser, David M Karl, David A King, Michael E Mann, Davianna P McGregor, Camilo Mora, Naomi Oreskes, Michael Wilson, Earth at risk: An urgent call to end the age of destruction and forge a just and sustainable future, PNAS Nexus, Volume 3, Issue 4, April 2024, pgae106, https://doi.org/10.1093/pnasnexus/pgae106 @economics @climatechange @politicalscience

    ChrisMayLA6 , to Random
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    Over at the other place, George Tsakraklides makes this brilliant metaphorical point about rising temperatures across the world....

    'If you were driving & this was the course of your engine’s temperature, you would of course stop and call a mechanic'.

    He suggests it is capitalism that systematically obstructs meaningful change, but I think that's more about corruption of our political class by the fossil fuels & associated sectors.

    corruption happens under other systems too

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    Sheril , to Random
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    We will not meaningfully tackle unless we change the global system.

    ChrisMayLA6 , to Random
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    The great retirement pivot is well under-way...

    By 2050 the UN expects one in six people to be older than 65 by 2050; up from one in 11 in 2019.

    Larry Fink (BlackRick investments) warns of a retirement crisis as funding for retirement become lass stable & states suffering budget constraints around pensions & social care.

    Alongside climate change the societies of the new millennium are facing a new reality;

    sadly our political class seem unable to respond,.

    h/t FT

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    "When natural gas prices are low, companies are more likely to vent or flare methane...That’s bad news for efforts to fight climate change...As a greenhouse gas, methane is about 80 times more potent at warming the atmosphere than carbon dioxide over a 20-year period."

    https://insideclimatenews.org/news/26032024/permian-basin-methane-flaring/

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    TotalEnergies tried to silence Greenpeace France by intimidating them with court action, requiring the deletion of a report into TotalEnergies' 2019 greenhouse gas emissions.

    TotalEnergies claimed their emissions were 455 million tonnes of CO2e. The Greenpeace report estimated actual CO2e emissions of 1,635,648,000 tonnes.

    The Paris Judicial Court dismissed the summons, giving Greenpeace France a significant victory for freedom of speech, allowing them to question the extent of the climate impact caused by companies like TotalEnergies.

    Click here for more...
    https://bit.borfai.net/Mast2GPTotalenergies







    RealJournalism , to Random
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    We need more people like Eliza Kashinsky on our city councils. She points out that there is a big barrier to creating walkable cities, and that is finances. But is not going to wait. So she supports changing zoning regulations, which doesn't cost cities a thing, so that more affordable housing and walkable communities can be built. She is qualified; she is a walking encyclopedia on zoning laws. Elections matter. https://eugeneweekly.com/2024/03/28/why-run/

    wecanfixclimatechange , to Random
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    Copernicus online portal offers terrifying view of climate emergency

    "Looking at the mass of information, there is only one conclusion: we are running out of time"

    https://wecanfixclimatechange.com/2024/03/copernicus-online-portal-offers-terrifying-view-of-climate-emergency

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    Positive news:

    Pollution will be curbed under a rule from the EPA -esp. beneficial to poor, Black & Latino communities. It'll require manufacturers to slash emissions of GHG from new trucks, delivery vans & buses. The rule will not mandate the adoption of a particular 0-emission tech, rather -will require manufacturers to reduce emissions by choosing from several cleaner technologies: electric trucks, hybrid trucks & hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles-.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2024/03/29/truck-pollution-regulations-climate/

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    From Michigan to Nebraska, Midwest States Face an Early Wildfire Season.

    The blazes come after a record dry winter in the region. “Year to date, we've had close to 300 wildfires statewide,” a Wisconsin official said. “The normal year-to-date 10-year average is about 40 fires.”

    https://insideclimatenews.org/news/28032024/midwest-early-wildfire-season/

    mfeilner , to Random German
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    London's history is coming to an end.
    Read this book. Its science not fiction.

    Infrapink , to Random
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    According to a recent paper, due to fluctuations in the rotation of Earth's core, Earth';s rotation is speeding up. The final minute of 2026 would only have 59 seconds in order to keep UTC synchronised with Earth's rotation.

    But has melted so much of the polar ice caps that the distribution of Earth's mass has changed. This has delayed the negative by three years, to 2029.

    https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-024-00850-x
    https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-024-00932-w

    Original (paywalled): https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-024-07170-0

    lisabortolotti , to philosophy group
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    “Mind is a machine for jumping to conclusions.” RIP Daniel Kahneman @philosophy

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    This interview spring to mind when I heard the news. It really hit home when Daniel said that nearly a decade ago. Looking at emissions charts today seems to validate his thinking.

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jun/08/climate-change-deniers-g7-goal-fossil-fuels

    >In one strikingly depressing scene in his recent book Don’t Even Think About It, climate change activist George Marshall interviews the Nobel prizewinning psychologist Daniel Kahneman, the leading scholar of cognitive biases, and tries to nudge him into saying that understanding our brains’ limitations will, at the very least, make it easier to overcome them. “I’m not very optimistic about that,” Kahneman replies, despondently sipping tomato soup. “No amount of psychological awareness will overcome people’s reluctance to lower their standard of living. So that’s my bottom line: there is not much hope. I’m thoroughly pessimistic. I’m sorry.”

    @philosophy @bojacobs

    maugendre , to Climate - truthful information about climate, related activism and politics.
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    An MNC is the target of a civil claim for its role in . It is (which bought Lafarge in 2015, just after the bribes to the terrorist organisation "Islamic State").

    The Cantonal Court of Zug has ruled "that the court costs and lawyers' fees will be borne by the State."

    https://www.globaleverantwortung.at/kommentar-der-anderen-four-indonesians-filed-climate-lawsuit-in-switzerland/ @climate

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