Tag: tipping point

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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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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Frightening Climate Change Consequences Happening Now, Not Some Distant Time in the Future

Frightening Climate Change Consequences Happening Now, Not Some Distant Time in the Future

Still not convinced that the climate is getting warmer and that the outcomes will be no big deal? Well, Australia is now suffering unheard of heat and the following article describes an outcome of climate change that is truly frightening.  What the “alarmists” have been predicting is not occurring at some vague time in the future but RIGHT NOW and in a…

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Climate Change in Financial Markets is Going Mainstream

Climate Change in Financial Markets is Going Mainstream

Two themes that I have written about a great deal come together in this article. One is that risk of climate change is increasingly becoming factored into financial markets and financial decisions. I’ve cautioned about being invested in fossil fuel industry assets especially those companies that have trillions of dollars of fossil fuels on their balance sheets that could end…

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Could Oil Demand Peak in Just Five Years?

Could Oil Demand Peak in Just Five Years?

Two reoccurring themes in my posts are that mainstream thinking is wrong and that changes are going to happen much, much faster than the experts project.  One of those changes is how fast the transition from a fossil fuel economy to one that is powered by renewable energy will happen.  Usually when I make some bold statement about how fast things will…

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An Unrecognizable World

An Unrecognizable World

The map below does not copy well to this posting.  The title is “The World: 4 degrees C Warmer”.  And it notes, “No one knows exactly what this world will look like, but models provide insights into forced human migrations and our future power generation.”  Another notation is: “Amazon: desert”.  How accurate this might be if we are unable to…

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Declining Demand for Fossil Fuel Stock

Declining Demand for Fossil Fuel Stock

Here’s some news you may have missed. Ireland is divesting of its fossil fuel investments. More and more individuals and institutions are realizing that holding and investing in fossil fuel companies is bad for the planet, bad economics and bad for their reputation and brand. Thus, they are all dumping their fossil fuel securities. And the movement is spreading: individuals,…

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