Daily Archives: February 25, 2018

How Six Americans Changed Their Minds About Global Warming – The New York Times Richard muller


View article for ideas o Muller- like phenomenon.

Carl Sagan, Al Gore Climate Warning 1985 +2m SLR +5°C by 2100

Climate State

Published on Feb 23, 2018

December 10, 1985 – A group of senators and scientists today called for national and international action to avert a predicted warming of the earth’s climate resulting from a buildup of carbon dioxide and other man-made gases in the atmosphere. http://www.nytimes.com/1985/12/11/us/… David Durenberger https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_D… Al Gore https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Gore Gordon J. MacDonald https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_… MacDonald was among the first to publish on the role of methane hydrates and climate in 1990. Role of methane clathrates in past and future climates https://link.springer.com/article/10…. Syukuro Manabe https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syukuro… Carl Sagan https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Sagan Ralph Cicerone https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_C… Max Baucus https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Baucus Dean Abrahamson https://islandpress.org/author/dean-e… Source C-SPAN https://www.c-span.org/video/?12100-1…

Kevin Anderson: Paris, climate & surrealism: how numbers reveal another reality

Cambridge Climate Lecture SeriesPublished on Mar 14, 2017

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Cambridge Climate Lecture Series

Speaker: Prof. Kevin Anderson, Professor of energy and climate change

Title: Paris, climate and surrealism: how numbers reveal an alternate reality

The Paris Agreement’s inclusion of “well below 2°C” and “pursue … 1.5°C” has catalysed fervent activity amongst many within the scientific community keen to understand what this more ambitious objective implies for mitigation. However, this activity has demonstrated little in the way of plurality of responses. Instead there remains an almost exclusive focus on how future ‘negative emissions technologies’ (NETs) may offer a beguiling and almost free “get out of jail card”.
This presentation argues that such a dominant focus reveals an endemic bias across much of the academic climate change community determined to voice a politically palatable framing of the mitigation landscape – almost regardless of scientific credibility.
The inclusion of carbon budgets within the IPCC’s latest report reveals just how few years remain within which to meet even the “well below 2°C” objective.

Making optimistic assumptions on the rapid cessation of deforestation and uptake of carbon capture technologies on cement/steel production, sees a urgent need to accelerate the transformation of the energy system away from fossil fuels by the mid 2030s in the wealthier nations and 2050 globally. To put this in context, the national mitigation pledges submitted to Paris see an ongoing rise in emissions till 2030 and are not scheduled to undergo major review until 2023 – eight years, or 300 billion tonnes of CO2, after the Paris Agreement.

Despite the enormity and urgency of 1.5°C and “well below 2°C” mitigation challenge, the academic community has barely considered delivering deep and early reductions in emissions through the rapid penetration of existing end-use technologies and profound social change. At best it dismisses such options as too expensive compared to the discounted future costs of a technology that does not yet exist. At worst, it has simply been unprepared to countenance approaches that risk destabilising the political hegemony.

Ignoring such sensibilities, the presentation concludes with a draft vision of what an alternative mitigation agenda may comprise.


Salah Salah
Published on Jul 10, 2016


Dr. Hugh Hunt & Professor Kevin Anderson discussing Climate Change realities

Nick Breeze
Published on Dec 20, 2015

http://envisionation.co.uk/index.php/… In this spontaneous conversation between two of Britain’s most vocal scientists on climate change and engineering, we see a frank analysis of the details that bely inconvenient truths for each one us. Our current carbon pollution rate is taking us towards a planet that is on average 4ªC warmer than today with regional variations far exceeding this and changes to the natural world that will be so profound that it is fair to say, this will not be the same planet.

“We Have To Consume Less”: Scientists Call For Radical Economic Overhaul to Avert Climate Crisis

Democracy Now!

Published on Nov 21, 2013

http://www.democracynow.org – A pair of climate scientists are calling for what some may view as a shocking solution to the global warming crisis: a rethinking of the economic order in the United States and other industrialized nations. Kevin Anderson and Alice Bows-Larkin of the influential Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research in England say many of the solutions proposed by world leaders to prevent “runaway global warming” will not be enough to address the scale of the crisis. They have called for “radical and immediate de-growth strategies in the United States, EU and other wealthy nations.” Anderson says that to avoid an increase in temperature of 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), the world would require a “revolutionary change to the political and economic hegemony.” See all of our coverage from the U.N. climate summit in Warsaw, Poland: http://www.democracynow.org/topics/wa…

Sustainable development dilemma – why are facts not enough to convince?

Centre for Environment and Development Studies in Uppsala, CEMUS
Published on Aug 10, 2017
From Almedalen 2017.
With Kevin Anderson, Visiting Professor in Climate Change Leadership Uppsala University
Henrik Hamrén, Scientific Journalist Stockholm University
Maria Osbeck, Researcher SEI
Anna Rudels, Moderator, Department for Communication Swedish Institute
Science provide us with crucial and alarming facts, showing that we need to act now– so why is it so difficult for us to get the message? What are the mechanisms behind how sustainable development issues are communicated? And how do we go from facts and information to concrete action?


Leader or Laggard? Reviewing Sweden’s climate and sustainability agenda

Centre for Environment and Development Studies in Uppsala, CEMUS
Published on Aug 10, 2017
From Almedalen 2017.

Kevin Anderson, Zennström Professor in Climate Change Leadership, Uppsala University

Ranjula Bali Swain, Researcher, Department of Economics, Uppsala University

Hanna Hansson, Research Assistant, Swedish Delegation for the 2030 Agenda, Swedish Government

Erik Westholm, Professor at Department of Urban and Rural Development, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

What does a nation such as Sweden need to deliver if it is to make its fair contribution to the Paris agreement on climate change? And how are we doing so far? Are there tradeoffs between adressing climate change and other sustainable development goals? And what synergies can be created?


Are universities making the world worse? Education and research in an age of climate change

Centre for Environment and Development Studies in Uppsala, CEMUS

Published on Aug 10, 2017
From Almedalen 2017.

Kevin Anderson, Zennström Visiting Professor in Climate Change Leadership, Uppsala University

Josefin Wangel Weithz, Associate Professor in Sustainable Urban Development, KTH

Johanna van Schaik Dernfalk, Unit manager, Environmental and Agricultural Sciences, Formas

What is the role of universities in response to the great environmental and social challenges of our times? In an age of escalating climate change, ecological unravelling and societal instability and uncertainty, what is higher education and research really for? And for whom?

And for whom? http://www.almedalsveckan.info/event/…

Chris Hedges & Abby Martin (Feb 02, 2018) – Trump, Fascism & the Christian Right