[GWSG] C from the air; Ant. C change; G6 climate resolution; The Human Planet; GA Climate Project

Tilley, Al atilley at unf.edu
Tue Jun 12 13:01:07 EDT 2018

1. The new technique for removing carbon from the air at a reasonable cost has been the occasion for propagandizing mischief, as well as for the reasonable hope that some tough emissions sources such as air travel might be temporarily accommodated through carbon removal and sequestration to compensate for the burned aviation fuel. https://climatecrocks.com/2018/06/10/air-to-gasoline-story-starts-a-fire/

James Hansen supplies valuable analysis of the cost claims for the new process, indicating that it is likely to be of limited application. https://www.climatescienceawarenesssolutions.org/blog-1/2018/6/12/get-out-of-jail-free-card-carbon-capture\<https://www.climatescienceawarenesssolutions.org/blog-1/2018/6/12/get-out-of-jail-free-card-carbon-capture/>

2. According to a new float sensor the Southern Ocean is not sequestering the 13% of atmospheric CO2 it was thought to remove, perhaps because of an increase in the circumpolar winds. That could speed global heating. http://www.climatecentral.org/news/antarctic-ocean-discovery-warns-of-faster-global-warming-21865

3. The six national groups with serious representation at the G7 conference arrived at consensus on a strong statement promising climate action. https://insideclimatenews.org/news/10062018/g7-summit-climate-change-communique-trump-allies-estranged-germany-france-canada?utm_source=EHN&utm_campaign=268f146b95-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8573f35474-268f146b95-99031877e

4. Our urgent tasks are to complete the transition to renewable energy and to engineer the world back to 350ppm of CO2. Simon Lewis and Mark Maslin depict a world consistent with those tasks in their book The Human Planet (to be released by Pelican next month). The two key features are a Universal Basic Income above subsistence level and Half Earth, the project of rewilding half of the earth's land surface. Together, the measures would create an appropriate setting for a program of adaptation to the changing climate and an opportunity to mitigate future change. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/12/universal-basic-income-and-rewilding-can-meet-anthropocene-demands

5. The Georgia Climate Project has worked out a list of forty questions to form the base of a climate action program. The Project is "a network of colleges and universities working with federal, state and local government officials, non-governmental organizations, private industry, and other partners seeking to improve understanding of climate impacts and solutions in Georgia." http://www.savannahnow.com/news/20180601/road-map-lists-georgia-climate-questions

The Project's home page, with a link to the questions and other materials, includes a paper which describes the Project and its strategy, along with provisional responses to and expansions of the 40 questions.


Few regions have made a serious attempt to answer the questions, What risks are we running? What should we do to cope with them? We all need and deserve answers to those questions. The GA Project's questions, adapted to local needs, could be the basis for bringing authorities to face the problem.?

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