This post is a summary of an article titled “Trump’s climate-change sociopathy” by Jeffrey D. Sachs. It appeared in Project Syndicate. Here is a link to the complete article. All quotations in this post are from Sachs’ article. Jeffrey D. Sachs is Professor of Sustainable Development and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia…… Continue reading Trump’s climate-change sociopathy
Paul Krugman column in the NYT on June 1, 2017. Paul Krugman says that a low-emissions economy would look a lot like the economy we have now. It would mostly run on electricity which would be generated by wind, solar and nuclear, all of which have become much less expensive recently. Sure, the sun doesn’t…… Continue reading Going non-carbon wouldn’t hurt the US economy a bit.
On Thursday afternoon Donald Trump, speaking from the Rose Garden at the White House, withdrew the US from the Paris climate-change accord. And this morning, Friday morning, the news is full of US and world leaders and many top journalists rebuking Trump for the serious mistake he has just made. A roundup of some of the most…… Continue reading Trump is rebuked around the world for withdrawing the US from the Paris climate accords.
This post is about a book Fred Pearce wrote about five years ago called The Coming Population Crash: and Our Planet’s Surprising Future. Fred Pearce has long been one of my favorite writers. I am also a big fan of his book on global warning called With Speed and Violence: Why Scientists Fear Tipping Points in Climate…… Continue reading The Coming Population Crash
This article is about a pictorial essay in the New York Times on Sunday, May 20, 2017. The article is about what may well be the beginning of the end of the Antarctic ice. Here is a link to the original NYT article. There are lots of dramatic big spreads of water and ice flowing off East…… Continue reading Antarctic dispatches: miles of ice collapsing into the sea
This article is part one of a three part series on Global Warming. This article is about Mark Lynas’s book, Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet, 2008. Mark Lynas is a British journalist who lives near Oxford University and Oxford’s Radcliffe Science Library which houses tens of thousands of scientific papers containing all the…… Continue reading Three Books on Climate Change, Part 1
This is part two of a three part series on Global Warming. This article is about Fred Pearce’s Book, With Speed and Violence: Why Scientists Fear Tipping Points in Climate Change, 2008. Fred Pearce’s book, With Speed and Violence: Why Scientists Fear Tipping Points in Climate Change, is probably the best of the three…… Continue reading Three Books on Climate Change, Part 2