[GWSG] Interconnect communities; on Hansen; counter Hansen; SLR warning; ruling vs. ruling; a strong dem.; IPCC on 1.5C vs. 2C

Tilley, Al atilley at unf.edu
Wed Jun 27 09:47:50 EDT 2018

1. Percolation is the readiness with which an open path can be traced across a network. By applying percolation theory to community structure, the authors of the linked study deduce that the more people in a community who have connections with people in other communities, the higher the resilience of the community. Climate adaptation planners might build in interconnections. https://phys.org/news/2018-06-affects-resilience-network.html

2. Ten climate scientists reflect on James Hansen's influence and on the state of the climate. https://grist.org/article/james-hansens-legacy-scientists-reflect-on-climate-change-in-1988-2018-and-2048/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=daily

3. Hansen's general predictions in 1988 have proven remarkably accurate. Patrick Michaels and other Koch surrogates continue to misrepresent them in the Wall Street Journal. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2018/jun/25/30-years-later-deniers-are-still-lying-about-hansens-amazing-global-warming-prediction

4. Harold Wanless, U of Miami, tells a S Florida audience why we could see fifteen feet of sea level rise this century. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/26/rising-seas-florida-climate-change-elizabeth-rush

5.  A federal district judge ruled that Oakland and San Francisco could not collect from fossil fuel companies to deal with sea level rise because the problem was more properly dealt with legislatively through the EPA. In a conflicting ruling, another federal judge has ruled that state court is the proper venue to deal with such matters.  http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-climate-nuisance-20180626-story.html

6. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democratic nominee from New York, is running on a platform of 100% renewable energy by 2035. Her activist approach is likely to be influential in a Democratic Party which has largely sidelined or taken weak positions on climate. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ocasio-cortez-climate-change_us_5b3307a5e4b0b5e692f25e18?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000618

7. A draft of the IPCC report foresees substantially greater damage from 2C of warming than from 1.5C, though even the lower figure will result in multi-meter sea level rise and other adverse climate effects. "C1. All 1.5C-consistent pathways imply rapid reductions in net global anthropogenic CO2 emissions to reach net-zero around mid-century, together with rapid reductions in other anthropogenic emissions, particularly methane. Greater emissions reductions by 2030 lead to a higher chance of limiting global warming to 1.5C without, or with only limited overshoot (zero to 0.2C). (high confidence)" https://mailchi.mp/climatehome/ipcc-15c-special-report-leak-here?e=5868e97cf3 ?

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