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How Many Fingers Do You Have?

How Many Fingers Do You Have?

I have been writing for a long time about following the money as it relates to climate change.  More recently I’ve been revealing how more and more finance entities have been committing to begin redirecting their capital away from fossil fuel projects and into renewable energy assets.  This started with a trickle and becoming a torrent.  When this started it was tentative and…

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Let’s Get Something Straight

Science matters.  While there aren’t many climate change skeptics any more, unless you belong to the Republican Party, it is  worthwhile to see graphically what is happening to our planet’s atmosphere so we can be confident of the rationale for demanding aggressive action to avoid the worst consequences that a quickly warming climate will cause.  So short and to the point today.  A quick…

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Is It Any Wonder?

Is It Any Wonder?

As I have been writing about for years and in many of my most recent articles, follow the money.  Fossil fuels are being abandon like a hot potato.  As predicted, costs of renewables have dropped more than dramatically.  In 10 years solar has gone from $300 a megawatt hour to $38 in China today.  And wind in the last 10 years…

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Next S&P and Dow Jones Jump on Board the Train

Next S&P and Dow Jones Jump on Board the Train

I am staying on the finances of climate change.  The last post related to the IMF (International Monetary Fund) warning that:   “nations must do all they can to promote a recovery that also fights against the climate-change crisis” IMF Gets On Board More and more pressure is coming to bear on investors to take into consideration the risk of directing capital…

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Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

The last couple of messages weren’t particularly encouraging.  This one brings a better message:  The message is getting through.   The message is that climate change is REAL, something to be concerned about and will have a personal impact.     “Nearly three-quarters of respondents also said they were worried about the current global climate, with 34 percent saying they…

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The Big Gamble:  Betting Our Future on Ignorance?

The Big Gamble: Betting Our Future on Ignorance?

The following Newsweek opinion piece’s principal message is that the current COVID-19 pandemic should teach us the lesson about the cost of failing to recognize foreseeable disasters and take actions to mitigate them.  Denying the science behind pending catastrophes doesn’t make them go away.   “The real discussion we should be having is not about the age-old debate of big government versus small…

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Once Again OUR Tax $$$s are Supporting the Fossil Fuel Industry and Therefore Climate Change

Once Again OUR Tax $$$s are Supporting the Fossil Fuel Industry and Therefore Climate Change

Before I start my overview of the attached article I want to address the feedback I received from many of you about my format.  Thanks to all of you who responded.  The first point was that almost everyone liked it and encouraged me not to change it.  That said, there was some confusion on the overall scheme.  So let me try to…

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The Answer, My Friend, Is Blowing In The Wind (Credit to Bob Dylan)

The Answer, My Friend, Is Blowing In The Wind (Credit to Bob Dylan)

The winds of change are blowing.   I’ve alerted you too many times to count that the energy industry is changing rapidly and is nearing a tipping point.  Actually, given the current situation, may have been pushed permanently beyond the tipping point and into a new reality.   Here’s some more evidence of how the rapidly evolving future is currently…

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Could Thawing Permafrost Doom the Planet?

Could Thawing Permafrost Doom the Planet?

I’ve over the years, and recently also, mentioned positive feedback loops.  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Positive_feedback)  Certainly the melting of the Arctic, Antarctic and Greenland ice is one that is very frightening.  But there is another one that has been extremely worrisome to me and which has gotten little public attention but could be the dagger in the heart to being able to stop runaway climate…

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