Climate Change

Kurt Cobb, originally published by Resource Insights
Luis Miguel Bugallo Sánchez (Lmbuga) in 2017. Via Wikimedia Commons

Aug. 20, 2023

Just when you thought the hydrogen economy zombie was dead and gone, it rises again, this time in color.

Sidney Coles
Kai Nagata, communications director at Dogwood BC, presenting at the third annual Peace and Unity Summit.

Aug. 17, 2023

Presentation highlights darker truths behind violence and intimidation against Indigenous land defenders resisting resource extraction

Associated Press
[Top photo: Presidential candidate Jan Topic, of the Country Without Fear Coalition, shows his ballot in a referendum on whether the country should ban oil operations in the Amazons during a snap election in Gyayaquil, Ecuador, Sunday, Aug. 20, 2023.  In a historic decision, Ecuadorians voted on Sunday against the oil drilling of Yasuni National Park, which is a protected area in the Amazon the home to two uncontacted tribes and serves as a biodiversity hotspot. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia, File)]

Aug. 21, 2023

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Ecuadorians voted against drilling for oil in a protected area of the Amazon, an important decision that will require the state oil company to end its operations in a region that’s home to isolated tribes and is a hotspot of biodiversity.

Climate Tipping Points: Insights for Effective Policy Action
This report reviews evidence that overshooting 1.5°C may push the earth over several tipping points, leading to irreversible and severe changes in the climate system. If triggered, tipping point impacts will rapidly cascade through socio-economic and ecological systems, leading to severe effects on human and natural systems and imposing important challenges for human adaptation.
John Vaillant
Smoke from the McDougall Creek wildfire fills the air and nearly blocks out the sun in Kelowna. DARRYL DYCK/THE CANADIAN PRESS

Aug. 18, 2023

The Beast is back, and this time it’s coming for the news cycle.

Tom Murphy, originally published by Do the Math
Teaser photo credit: By Lawrence Livermore National Security – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Aug. 16. 2023

Great. The fusion hype is bad enough already. Now its resurgence is going to interrupt the series of posts I’m in the middle of publishing in order for this post to be “timely.”

The first (and much bigger) round of breathless excitement came in December 2022 when the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at the Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL) announced a (legitimate) breakthrough in achieving fusion: more energy came out of the target than laser energy injected.


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