The Stark Reality of the SCIENCE of the CLIMATE CRISIS


 

American Association for the Advancement of Science [AAAS]

 

International Panel on Climate Change [IPCC]

 

National Aeronautic and Space Administration [NASA]

·         NASA-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for ‘irreversible collapse’ (March 14, 2014):  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2014/mar/14/nasa-civilisation-irreversible-collapse-study-scientists

 

US National Academy of Sciences and Royal Society

·         Climate Change Evidence & Causes:  An overview from the Royal Society and the US National Academy of Sciences:  http://dels.nas.edu/resources/static-assets/exec-office-other/climate-change-full.pdf       Climate Change Basics: http://dels.nas.edu/resources/static-assets/exec-office-other/climate-change-basics.pdf     Climate Change Q&A: http://dels.nas.edu/resources/static-assets/exec-office-other/climate-change-QA.pdf

·         Scientists More Certain than Ever on Climate Change, Report Says: http://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/scientists-more-certain-ever-climate-change-report-says-n39661   From  Mann’s perspective, this report is too conservative. For example, he said, it fails to acknowledge that climate models often underestimate the rate of change.”

 

Individual Scientists

·         Scientific American: Earth will Cross the Climate Danger Threshold by 2036 [Michael Mann] (March 2014):   http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/earth-will-cross-the-climate-danger-threshold-by-2036/

·         Climate and Energy: Fundamental Facts, Responsibilities and Opportunities: Testimony to the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.  [James Hansen] (March 13, 2014): http://www.columbia.edu/~jeh1/mailings/2014/20140313_SenateTestimony.pdf

 

Feedback Loops

·         Vicious Global Warming Feedback Loop Worse Than Feared: http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/02/19-5  Vicious cycle: amount of warming involved in Arctic ice loss, now amounts to roughly one-quarter of all warming.  Journal reference:  PNAS, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1318201111

 

Comprehensive Analysis

 

The Stark Reality of the INJUSTICE of the CLIMATE CRISIS

 

People of Color/Indigenous Communities

·         Lakota vow: ‘dead or in prison before we allow the KXL pipeline’ http://wagingnonviolence.org/feature/lakota-vow-dead-prison-allow-kxl-pipeline/

·         People of Color Are Disproportionately Hurt by Air Pollution: http://www.theatlanticcities.com/arts-and-lifestyle/2014/04/people-color-are-disproportionately-killed-air-pollution/8881/   Based on: Clark LP, Millet DB, Marshall JD (2014) National Patterns in Environmental Injustice and Inequality: Outdoor NO2 Air Pollution in the United States. PLoS ONE 9(4): e94431. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0094431 http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0094431

·         Climate Change, Capitalism, Patriarchy: It’s All A Single Battle Now: http://www.dianuke.org/climate-change-capitalism-patriarchy-single-battle/

 

Occupy

·         From Occupy to Climate Justice: http://www.thenation.com/article/178242/occupy-climate-justice#   There’s a growing effort to merge economic-justice and climate activism.

 

System Change, Not Climate Change

·         How Science Is Telling Us All To Revolt: http://www.newstatesman.com/2013/10/science-says-revolt  by Naomi Klein       Tuesday, October 29, 2013 by New Statesman

·         Why Unions Need to Join the Climate Fight: http://www.naomiklein.org/articles/2013/09/why-unions-need-join-climate-fight   By Naomi Klein – September 3rd, 2013  Naomi delivered this speech on September 1, 2013 at the founding convention of UNIFOR, a new mega union created by the Canadian Autoworkers and the Canadian Energy and Paper Workers Union. Full text of the speech follows the video. 

·         ALTERNET: Humanity’s Crisis Is Systemic and Overwhelming—And the Only Way Out Is to Create Bold New Systems: http://globalclimateconvergence.org/2014/02/17/alternet-humanitys-crisis-is-systemic-and-overwhelming-and-the-only-way-out-is-to-create-bold-new-systems/   February 17, 2014.  By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers  The climate, economy, energy and social justice are at stake. It is easy to become numb to the realities we face.

 

The Stark Reality of the INSANITY of the CLIMATE CRISIS

China

·         China’s Plan to Clean Up Air in Cities Will Doom the Climate, Scientists Say.  InsideClimate News (February 13, 2014):  http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20140213/chinas-plan-clean-air-cities-will-doom-climate-scientists-say

 

The Stark Reality that the SOLUTIONS are Just Waiting for us to Implement