Tag Archives: Climate Science

The Importance of Science-Based Emission Reduction Targets

Emissions reductions based on science. Failure is not an option

The importance of science-based emissions reduction targets cannot be overstated. Failure to adhere to these targets will augur a climate catastrophe. The first round of emission reduction targets agreed to at COP21 are laudable, but climate scientists tell us that we must be even more ambitious.  Even if all nations achieve the emissions reduction targets contained in the Paris Climate Agreement, we will fail …

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The Terrifying Truth About Climate Change

We have in our power to create a future nightmare or pull back from the brink. That is the climate change truth

An apocalyptic future is materializing that threatens human civilization and all life on the planet. The truth about climate change is more terrifying than our worst nightmares. We are teetering on the brink of a world that is the stuff of nightmares. This includes starvation, riots, disease, violence, and war. Climate change augurs a wide range of adverse impacts. These impacts range from the …

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Our Common Future Under Climate Change: The Challenge and Opportunity

Our Common Future Under Climate Change

Living in a post-carbon world – The largest international scientific meeting on climate change concluded this week in Paris, reinforcing the idea that 2015 is a crossroads for action on global warming. The international conference Our Common Future Under Climate Change (CFCC15) included 2000 scientists from nearly 100 countries discussing a large breadth of interests and disciplines. A total of 165 session over the four-day conference considered …

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Opposition to Science Invites a Climate Catastrophe

Human Anti-intellectualism will leave a parched earth for our progeny

Our efforts must be informed by science if we are to seriously address the threat of climate change. However, there are a significant number of people, corporations and governments that are resistant to scientific discourse. Science is at the heart of environmentalism. On a wide range of issues, it is the work of scientists that has brought important issues to light. Scientific research not …

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Why People Don’t Believe in Climate Science

How do we wrap our brains around global warming?

Why is it so hard to wrap our brains around global warming? – It’s a hoax, it’s the sun, it’s scientists after grant money, it’s a play for world domination. Then there’s Al Gore, the favorite straw man for many climate change deniers. One thing is clear, facts don’t matter. A climate change narrative based solely on facts hasn’t worked and won’t work. Why is …

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