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Ringing The Alarm Bell NOW

Ringing The Alarm Bell NOW

I know.  I know.  I keep sending you articles about extreme weather and its consequences.  It’s because it’s my perception that most people, especially those in the US, haven’t yet come to grips with how bad the circumstances are that we are already experiencing around the planet due to the increased heat in the atmosphere .  And, therefore, how much worse it is…

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The World’s Driest Desert is Flooding

The World’s Driest Desert is Flooding

If you are still thinking that extreme weather from a warming planet is still years away and that we have time to react, you’d better start paying attention to what is already happening all over the globe.  It’s time to listen carefully to the scientists and start making dramatic changes NOW before things get really out of hand or we move past…

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Hindu Kush Himalayan Region is Important Too

Hindu Kush Himalayan Region is Important Too

In the last article I sent out it mentions the world’s ‘Third Pole”.  That region is the Hindu Kush Himalayan mountains.  And a warmer climate is melting it as well.   “Glaciers in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region, which spans eight countries in South Asia from Afghanistan to Myanmar, could lose more than a third of their volume by the end…

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How About A Change of Pace?

How About A Change of Pace?

There have been a great deal of articles recently with information and developments which I want to share with you.  My practice has been not to deluge you with emails from me and limit my posts to 2 or 3 a week.  I’ve decided to alter that practice for the time being and write to you more often, if I can find the time.…

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DANGER: Four Times the Rate Previously Thought

DANGER: Four Times the Rate Previously Thought

  The data from scientists just gets scarier and scarier.  Despite the fact that you may look out your window and not see much change in your immediate landscape, massive changes are happening around the globe that are already having a significant impact on our planet and many other people around the globe are already feeling the pain.  The recent…

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CO2 Emissions Hiccup

CO2 Emissions Hiccup

I’m sure you are aware that over half of US coal fired power plants have been closed since 2002 when the Sierra Club Beyond Coal Campaign began.  (281 retired and 249 to go) And almost no new ones have been permitted for construction.  This has not only reduced significant amounts of CO2 but also small particulate matter and other emissions…

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Shorter Winters, Less Snow, Big Trouble

Shorter Winters, Less Snow, Big Trouble

One of the first consequences of a warming climate that I said would occur is now happening and being confirmed by data. Scientists predicted that the snow pack in the Rocky Mountains would shrink as a result of shorter and warmer winters.  The principal problem that was foreseen was less water flowing into the rivers which flow into the Great Plains that provide irrigation for…

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What’s Warm and Wet?  Minnesota and Siberia

What’s Warm and Wet? Minnesota and Siberia

The following headlines and articles are becoming more and more frequent as the consequences of a warming climate are becoming increasingly evident and consequential.  It’s one thing to say, “get used to these headlines”.  It’s an altogether different thing to get used to what is and going to happen.  The frequency of the headlines is only a small sampling of…

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Climate Change Costs Allstate $3 Billion in 9 Days

Climate Change Costs Allstate $3 Billion in 9 Days

For decades, many people said that the cost of doing something, anything to fight climate change was simply too much and uneconomical.  I have always said that there is no evidence of this and that there is not one shred of data to support this contention.  Not one single study.  In fact, all the research shows that doing what is…

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Today is a Big Day for The Environment

Today is a Big Day for The Environment

Recently, I’ve been writing quite a bit about the financial risk climate change presents to the capital markets and insurance companies. And the last post was about the consequences to people who live in the path of hurricanes that cause catastrophic rain and storm surge and other weather events that create climate refugees. Now, I want to turn to the…

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