Prima. Well done. Deutschland wird zum Klima-Bremser: Die Bundesregierung gerät beim Klimaschutz immer mehr ins Hintertreffen. Das geht aus Dokumenten zum EU-Gipfel hervor.
Greta Thunberg has done her science homework: We checked the science references in Thunberg’s speech for pedagogical use with top scientists from Finland. First three of the four science-related claims below were found accurate. The fourth claim about ”a minimum of 80 % CO2 reduction by 2030” would have required more explanation. [Yes, and that explanation would be that new studies require a 100% reduction by 2030, see below.]
Genosse Trump arbeitet an Alt-Science: Donald Trump is using Stalinist tactics to discredit climate science: A panel to promote an alternative explanation for climate change would be disastrous. Yet that’s what White House officials want
The Floods are Coming – Climate Refugees in Bangladesh: Experts predict that up to 20% of Bangladesh will disappear beneath the water within the next 30 years as rivers and sea levels rise. As many as 30 million people will have to be resettled as a result of climate change.
National Geographic: Das Zeitfenster für eine erträgliche Klimazukunft schließt sich: „Forscher analysierten Millionen möglicher Szenarien und fanden nur eine Handvoll, die sie als akzeptabel einstuften.“ – CO2-Ausstoß auf Null bis 2030. Hier das Paper: Robust abatement pathways to tolerable climate futures require immediate global action
Top oil firms spending millions lobbying to block climate change policies, says report: The largest five stock market listed oil and gas companies spend nearly $200m (£153m) a year lobbying to delay, control or block policies to tackle climate change, according to a new report.
Shutting Down Almost Every Coal Plant and Swapping For Renewables Would Save Money, Report Finds: An analysis released Monday from Energy Innovation, a energy policy shop focused on developing policies for a clean energy transition, finds that right now, its cheaper to tear down three-quarters of American coal plants and replace them with renewables than to let them continue operating. That number will only continue to rise into the future as renewables continue on their way to becoming among the cheapest sources of energy.
Wired: WE MIGHT BE REACHING ‘PEAK INDIFFERENCE’ ON CLIMATE CHANGE: SOMETHING WEIRD IS happening around climate change. Republicans are deciding it’s real. Three years ago, only 49 percent of Republicans thought so, but by last December it was 64 percent, as a Monmouth University poll found. That’s a huge jump in a short time and is all the more astonishing given that the Republican president and many of his party’s politicians pooh-pooh the global emergency. Meanwhile, other parts of the electorate are really freaking out. Last year, the percentage of those who say they’re “very worried” about global warming shot up from 21 percent to 29 percent, according to a poll by Yale’s and George Mason University’s programs on climate change communication.