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Enviro News Wrap: Obama’s Climate Plan; Shell in the Arctic; the Growth of Renewables; Natural Gas Greenwash, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: It was great to hear Obama wax poetic about climate change last week – but a lot of his climate plan involves things he is already doing and it seems that he hopes that Congress can somehow pass meaningful legislation, good luck with those lame…

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Putting a price on carbon remains a vital tool for dealing with the climate crisis

CO2 Increasing “Super Exponentially” – A Call for “Evidence-Based Decision Making”

A research paper called Evidence for super-exponentially accelerating atmospheric carbon dioxide growth (pdf) recently published  in the Cornell University Library shows – in great mathematical detail – that atmospheric carbon is increasing “super exponentially” and that human civilization currently consumes planetary resources at the rate of 1.5 earths every year. “This means,” says the report in its introduction, “it now takes the Earth…

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