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- US drinking water contamination with ‘forever chemicals’ far worse than scientists tho ught | Environment | The Guardian January 23, 2020
- Jeffrey Sachs Endorses Bernie Sanders for President January 23, 2020
- Climate Activists Sound Alarm on Mediterranean Natural Gas Pipelines January 23, 2020
- Spain Declares Climate Emergency & Readies Climate Legislation + Australian Wildfires Release Massive Amounts of Greenhouse Gas January 23, 2020
- Davos 2020: Prince Charles meets Greta Thunberg – BBC News January 23, 2020
- How can we combat the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan? January 22, 2020
- Historical Atlas of Africa: A. J. F. Ajayi, Michael Crowder January 22, 2020
- Writing African History (Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora) January 22, 2020
- The History Atlas of Africa : From the First Humans to the Emergence of a New South Africa (History Atlas Series): Samuel Kasule January 22, 2020
- The New Atlas of African History: G. S. P. Freeman-Grenville January 22, 2020
- BBC World Service – Newshour, Wuhan: Virus-hit Chinese city to shut public transport January 22, 2020
- Do Morals Matter? | Behind The Book featuring Joseph Nye January 22, 2020
- ‘Loose with the truth’: Chuck Schumer on the gravity of Donald Trump’s alleged offences January 22, 2020
- ‘The time to act is now’: Prince Charles calls for green taxes to fight climate emergency January 22, 2020
- The Heat: World Economic Forum January 22, 2020
- BBC World Service – Witness History, Silent Spring: A book that changed the world January 22, 2020
- Has Reaganomics Turned America Into a “Sh*thole” Country? January 22, 2020
- Solution To Climate Change Is To Make It Profitable, Says Private Equity Investor | Davos 2020 January 22, 2020
- China declares a ‘war’ on plastic pollution January 22, 2020
- Appeals Court Dismisses Landmark Youth Climate Lawsuit Against U.S. Government January 21, 2020
- Trump and Greta Thunberg Address Elites at Davos as Oxfam Condemns Mounting Inequality January 21, 2020
- Voting Rights Advocate: The Impeachment of Trump Is Needed to Protect Our Elections & Democracy January 21, 2020
- A Show Trial? As Trump Impeachment Trial Begins, Mitch McConnell Accused of Staging a Cover-Up January 21, 2020
- How McConnell’s “rigged” impeachment trial rules keep the public in the dark January 21, 2020
- Greta Thunberg Addresses Global Elite at Davos: Our House Is Still on Fire January 21, 2020
- David Suzuki on the climate change existential threat January 21, 2020
- Only Greta Gets it Right (climate) – World Economic Forum, Jan 2020 January 21, 2020
- Adam Schiff Annihilates Trump Lawyer’s Impeachment Trial Metaphor January 21, 2020
- Greta Thunberg Shames Economic Elite At Davos January 21, 2020
- Defining Lines: Cartography in the Age of Empire at the Nasher January 21, 2020
- ‘What will you tell your children?’: Greta Thunberg blasts climate inaction at Davos January 21, 2020
- Trump blasts impeachment trial upon arrival at Davos Economic Forum January 21, 2020
- Davos: Greta Thunberg makes opening remarks at session on averting ‘climate apocalypse’ January 21, 2020
- Oxford Martin School – Events January 21, 2020
- Greta Thunberg speaks at the World Economic Forum | LIVE January 21, 2020
- Dylan Thomas, 1952: A Child’s Christmas in Wales, A Story – Recorded at Steinway Hall, NY January 21, 2020
- New evidence against Trump may not be part of Senate trial January 21, 2020
- Putin moves to keep power indefinitely January 21, 2020
- China confirms human-to-human transmission of new coronavirus January 21, 2020
- Oxfam warns of widening gap between rich and poor January 20, 2020
- Andrea Bernstein, “American Oligarch” January 20, 2020
- ‘This is not inevitable’, says Oxfam about rising global inequality January 20, 2020
- Dust storm barrels across regional NSW | Nine News Australia January 20, 2020
- Massive dust storm engulfs New South Wales in Australia January 20, 2020
- Bipartisan NAFTA 2.0 Is Still Fatally Flawed January 20, 2020
- SPECIAL: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in His Own Words January 20, 2020
- Davos 2020 – Press Conference: IMF World Economic Outlook Update January 20, 2020
- Climate Change, Migration and Environmental Refugees January 20, 2020
- Climate refugees fleeing drought were part of the migrant caravan from Central America January 20, 2020
- Michael Mann – Future Australians may become ‘climate refugees’ | TheHill January 20, 2020
Daily Archives: November 6, 2016
Ralph Cicerone makes a few remarks at a Celebration Of Carl Sagan at The Library of Congress on Nov. 12, 2013 in Washington, D.C.
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Richard Harris November 6, 20169:18 AM ET
Ralph Cicerone, a celebrated scientist and a driving force in the effort to put climate change on the global agenda, died Saturday at the age of 73.
Cicerone had retired in June as president of the National Academy of Sciences. In his long association with that congressionally chartered organization, he had gradually helped scientists and politicians alike focus on how much human beings are changing the Earth’s atmosphere.
“Ralph Cicerone was a model for all of us of not only doing what counts, but doing it with honesty, integrity, and deep passion,” Marcia McNutt, his successor at the National Academy of Sciences said in a statement.
Cicerone was known for his soft-spoken passion around the power corridors of Washington. As he worked to understand man-made changes to the earth’s atmosphere such as climate change and ozone depletion, he also pressed to make the public and people in power be aware and responsive.
His passion extended far beyond climate science. As president of the academy, he helped develop a book to explain why evolution is based on the principles of science but creationism is not. And he recently convened a panel to talk about the ethics of genetically manipulating human embryos.
He also encouraged scientists to help Hollywood embed scientific thinking in movies and television.
Cicerone was educated as an engineer, but his globally recognized research was in the field of climate science.
He worked closely with F. Sherwood Rowland at the University of California, Irvine, and is credited with helping lay the groundwork for Rowland’s startling discovery that man-made chemicals were destroying the Earth’s protective ozone layer. Rowland shared a Nobel Prize with Mario Molina for that work, which spurred a global treaty to limit these dangerous chemicals.
Cicerone served as chancellor of UC Irvine from 1998 to 2005.
In 2001, a skeptical President George W. Bush asked the National Academy of Sciences to report back to him about climate change. He had just rejected the Kyoto climate treaty.
Cicerone led that 11-member panel, which included scientists who held a spectrum of views. The academy panel concluded that climate change was a serious concern and that was getting worse.
President Bush publicly accepted that finding, but was not swayed to take substantial action on climate change.
Ralph Cicerone, former UC Irvine chancellor who studied the causes of climate change, dies at 73 – LA Times
Ralph Cicerone, a distinguished UC Irvine scientist who conducted pioneering research into global warming and the depletion of Earth’s ozone layer before taking the helm as the university’s fourth chancellor, died Saturday. He was 73.
His family did not release a cause of death, UC Irvine spokeswoman Cathy Lawhon said. William Kearney, director of media relations for the Washington-based National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, said Cicerone died unexpectedly at his home in Short Hills, N.J.
Cicerone was an internationally renowned researcher heralded for work that revealed organic compounds called chlorofluorocarbons, methane and other trace gases were on track to surpass carbon dioxide as the main greenhouse gases driving global warming.
His research proved influential in developing environmental policies worldwide.
Narrated by esteemed actor Emma Thompson, the documentary “The Doubt Machine: Inside the Koch Brothers’ War on Climate Science” reveals how the Koch Brothers have used their vast wealth to ensure the American political system takes no action on climate change, and are attempting to buy the 2016 Congressional elections
Scientists say Temperatures Will Rise to Critical 2° by 2050
2014 and 2015 each set the record for hottest calendar year since scientists began measuring surface temperatures over 150 years ago, and 2016 is shaping up to be even warmer. This will be the first time that we’ve seen three consecutive years with record-breaking temperatures.
A temperature increase of two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels will now be reached much sooner than earlier predicted according to a report by seven leading climate scientists.
“The 1.5°C target could be reached by the early 2030’s and the 2°C target by 2050” says the report that included Sir Robert Watson, former Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The scientists say that even if all the pledges made by the signatory countries to the Paris agreement are fully implemented, climate will pass this dangerous mark in 34 years.
This is a threshold that most scientists have warned cannot be crossed without dire consequences, including a rise in sea levels of several feet that would flood many coastal cities in the U.S., longer droughts, more intense heat waves that cause a major disruption in the world’s food supply, and large migrations of people from countries of the global south.
It is also a point where it becomes far more difficult to reverse the warming trend. Some scientists suggest temperatures by the end of the century could rise as much as 4-6°C above pre-industrial levels.
The report titled The Truth About Climate Change says, “Much of the public believes that climate change is only going to happen by the end of the century,” and that this is a misunderstanding of the urgency. Unless there is a dramatic change in current public policy, most people alive today will live to see the 2°C threshold crossed.
Published on Oct 19, 2015
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