I missed this warning when published late last year. They do not use the word “ecocide”. I wish they did.
“To prevent widespread misery and catastrophic biodiversity loss, humanity must practice a more environmentally sustainable alternative to business as usual. This prescription was well articulated by the world’s leading scientists 25 years ago, but in most respects, we have not heeded their warning. Soon it will be too late to shift course away from our failing trajectory, and time is running out. We must recognize, in our dayto-day lives and in our governing institutions, that Earth with all its life is our only home.”
A satirical comment and serious reply.
There are seven tropical storms or hurricanes active right now in the Pacific and the Atlantic. It is likely that Florence will be a Cat 4 when it makes landfall on the east coast of the US in a couple of days. Buckle Up. Florence in Graphs is illustrative of a potential nightmare.
I noticed on the weather channel yesterday one commentary on the possibility of a blocking High sitting northeast of the landfall. This storm might well sit around for a while. I’ll be following post mortem to see whether unusal jetstream activity contributed to this event.
Overland and watershed flooding from Florence is a serious worry, perhaps more so than coastal flooding from the storm surge. Ugly indeed.
Isaac, the next in line in the Atlantic is tracking further south and may well deliver another severe blow to Puerto Rico.
By Karen Savage A New York Supreme Court judge said Exxon must hand over financial spreadsheets and answer questions from New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood, who is investigating whether the oil giant deceived its shareholders about the risks of climate change. The ruling was handed down by Judge Barry Ostrager in New York Supreme…
via Judge Orders More Exxon Disclosures in New York Climate Probe — Climate Liability News
For those of you following this matter here are links to some of the key documents. FYI, the CEC mainains a website devoted to this matter and all submissions are retriveable there.
- The Applicants’ submission
- Canada’s response
- The CEC Secretariat’s recommendation
- The CEC’s resolution
- CEC press release
We need legal accountability. We need to get on with it. Please read and particpate.
Here is the information in pdf format.
This document is a rivetting read, particularly in respect of counts 8 and 9 relating to campaign finance. Enjoy.
I am a big fan of Paul Beckwith. He is a wonderful teacher. He is getting seriously stressed. One of his latest 15 min video deals with heat and the arctic. Please watch and subscribe to his Youtube site. You may not agree but you will not be able to avoid learning something.
Unless the entire industry addresses the issue of pre-combustion leaks of natural gas, it cannot be considered better than coal. http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/06/natural-gas-could-warm-planet-much-coal-short-term