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Update, 2019-10-20, 00:37 EDT And it’s not only Speaker Pelosi, but Admiral William McRaven, and then General Joseph Votel.
This post was originally a little too concise. (I posted it from my Google Pixel 2.) The referenced papers are Grubler (2010), Boccard (2014), and Escobar-Rangel and Lévêque, as well as a slide presentation by them. In addition, there is … Continue reading
(Click on figure to see a larger image, and use browser Back Button to return to blog) Data derived in part from SeaWIFS and image is from the NASA Earth Observatory here. Related links: Global Biosphere Global Biosphere over time … Continue reading
From China’s emissions glimpsing the peak: (Click graph for a larger figure. Use your browser Back Button to return to blog.) (Click graph for a larger figure. Use your browser Back Button to return to blog.)
Why decentralized electrical power has to win, no matter what Elon Musk says, and utilities are doomed
(Click image for a larger figure.) The graphic is from a story today, on this subject, in the Boston Globe. About the recent model, and that almost unspoken risk.
(NOAA urges caution regarding over interpretation of the right edge of this series. They note an abrupt jump in CO2 concentration which they emphasize may be due to an unknown measurement problem. I’m sure they are investigating.)
Reference: K. E. Trenberth, J. T. Fasullo, J. Kiehl, “Earth’s global energy budget”, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 90, 311–323, http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/2008BAMS2634.1