Lisa Kubiak

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The Climate Post: First-Ever Direct Observation of Greenhouse Gas Increase

A new study in the journal <i>Nature</i> offers that for the first time scientists have directly observed an increase in one major greenhouse gas at Earth's surface.<p>"We see, for the first time in the field, the amplification of the greenhouse effect because there's more CO2 [carbon dioxide] in the …

What Causes the Greenhouse Effect?

I’ve had a request to (once again) go through an explanation of the (poorly-named) Greenhouse Effect (GHE). Hopefully there is something which …

Ocean Recede

Shutter Power

Sustainability/Global warming

Life & Death

Noah Diffenbaugh: Animation of Impacts of Global Warming on Snow

This may be the future of solar power

A company in Sweden is claiming to have designed a system that can convert 34% of sunlight into solar energy, potentially changing the future of …

Renewable energy target calls for 1,000 new wind turbines, inquiry told

Senate committee hears that to meet RET of 33,000 gigawatt hours means 1,000 extra turbines will be necessary, up to 50% of existing number<p>To meet the recently struck renewable energy target figure of 33,000 gigawatt hours 1,000 wind turbines would need to be built, a Senate inquiry has been …

Wood Pellet Power: A Climate Threat?

Much ado has been made of late about the advantages and, increasingly, the potential disadvantages of using wood to create energy. Figuring out what’s what on that front has taken on new urgency, with renewable energy policies in Europe driving an unprecedented boom in the use of manufactured wood …

Fossil Fuels

Climate Change May Put Power Grid at Risk in the West

The ravages of climate change could severely hurt the ability of utilities in the 11 Western states to generate power unless they “climate proof” …

Climate change: Americans crowding into future heatwave zones, study says

Houston-Dallas-San Antonio and Atlanta-Charlotte-Raleigh areas most affected by ‘double whammy’ of population shift and temperature rises, scientists argue<p>The combination of global warming and a shifting US population will by mid-century deliver a “double whammy” that greatly increases the number …

Climate Change

We Need To Support All Types Of Solar: Utility-Scale, Rooftop, Community, And More

Solar energy is booming – and you needn’t look further for proof of its success than Brian H. Potts’ recent op-ed in the Wall Street Journal. When a utility lawyer like Potts is arguing for what <i>type</i> of solar energy our country should be investing in –utility-owned, large-scale solar versus …

Solar Power

EPA boss: Climate change could kill thousands

<b>(CNN) —</b> Like Hawaii's coral reefs?<p>Dig fishing?<p>Don't want to see your neighbors die in a heat wave?<p>Then you should care about climate change.<p>That's a little flip, I know. But it's the message we need to take to heart from a new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report, titled "Climate Change in …

Climate change is killing us. We must use the law to fight it | Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett

The ‘Claim the Sky’ campaign aims to save lives by protecting the atmosphere as a global asset, with governments taking legal action against those who pollute it<p>How many deaths does climate change have to cause before someone takes responsibility? Our current use of fossil fuels has “potentially …

Climate

Fossil fuel industry must 'implode' to avoid climate disaster, says top scientist

‘The age of carbon is over’ and a transition to a greener economy is inevitable, says Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, adviser to the German government and Pope Francis<p>An “induced implosion” of the fossil fuel industry must take place for there to be any chance of avoiding dangerous global warming, …

Climate

Gavin Schmidt: The emergent patterns of climate change

Jill Stein Speaks on Climate Change and Capitalism

Arctic Ice Grows Thicker As Global Temperatures Rise

Close<p>Arctic ice grew by a third in 2013 despite the continued rise of global temperatures driven by climate change, researchers report. A cool summer …

Decorating Hacks: Genius Makeovers You Can do In a Day

Are you passionate about interior décor? Do you find yourself thinking about ways you can make your home décor stand out and keep it up to date? Well …