climate change

Instead of environmental enlightenment, swathes of society have lurched towards anti-science; yet this planet is our life support system.

Euan Nisbet leads science team to Hong Kong in quest to find why levels of potent greenhouse gas methane are rising in the atmosphere

We humans seem smart yet have a great fondness for irrational codswallop.

Communicating climate change tough with business friendly environmentalism

From a lengthy, informative article on Dissent website:
[quote]For those who believe that the arc of the moral universe is long but bends toward justice, it is comforting to see that bend reflected in the polls. Over time, as public awareness of an outrage increases, tolerance for the status quo should diminish while the percentage of the population demanding change creeps up. With steady persistence, popular support for detrimental views will recede, ignorance will be undermined, and consensus around truth will solidify.

Arctic warming to cost trillions of dollars

From Nature:
[quote]We calculate that the costs of a melting Arctic will be huge, because the region is pivotal to the functioning of Earth systems such as oceans and the climate. The release of methane from thawing permafrost beneath the East Siberian Sea, off northern Russia, alone comes with an average global price tag of $60 trillion in the absence of mitigating action — a figure comparable to the size of the world economy in 2012 (about $70 trillion). The total cost of Arctic change will be much higher.

Instead of aiming for a leisurely life after work, Hansen plans to better focus his time on climate science, along with communicating the science and its policy implications.