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Just as rebuilding your house in a week would cost far more than rebuilding it slowly, so hasty remodeling of the global energy system would ...

You don't have to believe in climate change to solve it.

"You don't have to believe in climate change to solve it. Everything we do to raise energy efficiency, will make money, improve security & ...

You cannot adapt to chaos.

"You cannot adapt to chaos." - unknown.

Would you let space aliens damage our planet?

If aliens came and damaged our planet, would you declare them 'persons' and give them money, or would you mobilize to fight them?

Category:Human Causality
Why Woolworth's?  Drinking coffee won't end racism!

Saying 'stopping the Keystone pipeline won't stop global warming,' is like a civil rights skeptic saying in 1960, 'Why Woolworth's lunch cou ...

When Positive is Negative—it's a chain reaction.

Positive feedback increases change in whatever direction that change is heading—so it's self-reinforcing. While riding a motorbike, what st ...

Weather you see from your window, climate you see from a satellite

‘Weather is what you see outside your window, climate is what you see from a satellite.’ – Scott Mandia, Professor of Physical Sciences at S ...

We don't have to do it alone

“We need to do it ourselves, but we don’t have to do it alone!”


Waking the "Sleeping Giants" of abrupt change

The longer global warming continues, the greater the risk of "waking the sleeping giants"—major feedbacks such as ice sheet collapse, methan ...

Unless you care a whole awful lot, nothing will change – The Lorax

“UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – The Lorax by Dr. Suess

Uncertainty? In science, 95% certainty is the gold standard

“In science, 95 percent certainty is often considered the gold standard for certainty.” - Seth Borenstein Associate Press science writer

Time to act like this is an emergency

“If (climate change) is an emergency, we have to act like it…But the good news is (if we act) we get to have a future for our kids.” — Naomi ...

Think 'We'll adapt'?  Our infrastructure may not be able to adapt

Our very elaborate infrastructure won't work because it was designed for the climate we had, not the one we are going to have. — Dr. Richard ...

The U-Turn Generation: turning things around

This is not Gen X, Y or Z. It is Gen U - the U-turn ­­generation whose task is to see global emissions slow, and over the next 30-40 years, ...

The greenhouse effect isn’t rocket science

‘The science behind the greenhouse effect was simple enough to have been widely understood by the mid 19th century, when the light bulb and ...

The danger is not to the planet but our civilization

‘The danger is not to the planet but to our civilization on the planet. This is the real challenge of climate change.’ – Adam Frank, writer ...

The bad news: It's us. The good news:  We can stop it.

The bad news: we are causing it.
The good news: we can stop it.

Temperature change is like walking the dog.

When CC walks his dog, he moves in a straight line, but his dog, TC, tugs on the leash and wanders right and left. TC is Temperature Chang ...

Send your kids down the bunny slope?  Or a ♦ ♦ ♦  run?

Want your kids skiing down the bunny slope or the triple black diamond expert slope? This is our choice for reducing our global carbon emis ...

Science drags us 'kicking and screaming' toward truth

"Science is so powerful that it drags us kicking and screaming towards the truth, despite our best efforts to avoid it."

Reject climate change? That harms your beach house & your kids

'If you dismiss all climate science as a hoax, I can’t help you. That’s between you & your beach house — and your kids, whose future you’re ...

Pricing carbon: The silver bullet of climate change policy

‘The simple prescription for anyone concerned about climate change: price carbon. It’s simple. It works. It’s conservative to the core.’ — ...

Power plants most vulnerable to water scarcity.

Who knew? Power plants use 40% of U.S. freshwater supplies. How will they cope with a drier climate? Who will keep the lights on when the w ...

Our new moon shot: Restore a healthy climate by 2070

“We can restore the climate of the 1980s by 2070. It won’t require a miracle or big sacrifices, just the will and policies to do it.” — Pet ...

Only poets can approach explaining this present danger

“Only poets can approach this task (describing the threat of climate change) until we come up with the right metaphor.” — Donald A. Brown, A ...

Noticed that a drink stays cold until the last ice melts?

The faster Arctic ice melts and the more open sea is revealed, the more heat that becomes available to melt the remaining ice and heat up th ...

Nothing short of a revolution

Climate solutions are not tweaks. They’re a revolution.

Nothing can be changed until it is faced.

"Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced."
-- James Baldwin

Not sure it's warming?   Just ask the plants.

"If you question the numbers, just ask the plants."— Andy Extance, Simple Climate.

No such thing as a free lunch

There is no such thing as a free lunch. If there is, you might get food poisoning.

No longer 'Green vs Gold.'  Now 'Green = Gold'

"There is a great market opportunity for innovation. We going to go from green vs. gold to green = gold."—James Bradfield Moody.

Natural cycle? Even the dinosaurs would disagree

"The last time climate change happened this fast was the Cretaceous (time of the dinosaurs) and the oil was being made then." - Stephanie C ...

Meatless Monday: Every journey starts with a single step

The task of reducing carbon emissions seems enormous, but every journey starts with a single step. You can reduce your carbon emissions by i ...

Like Russian Roulette...with more and more bullets!

Climate change increases the odds for extreme weather. Like playing Russian Roulette, while adding more and more bullets to a revolver. Yo ...

Join the movement to stop the biggest threat to our planet

'Climate change: the single biggest thing humans have ever done to this planet. One thing must get bigger: our movement to stop it.' — Bill ...

Is it going to be bad or horrifically bad? That's the scientific debate

‘Is it going to be bad or horrifically bad?’ This is what the scientists debate, not it could be fine. Nothing like that.’ – Dr. Justin Woo ...

If left unchecked, this issue will swamp all other all other issues

“Climate Change is not just another issue. It is an issue that if left unchecked, will swamp all other issues.” — Ross Gelbspan, writer and ...

If 1º melts the Arctic, we're fools to see what 2º will do

"If 1 degee melts the Arctic, we're fools to find out what 2 degrees will do." — Bill McKibben, environmental author & founder of 350.org

Hurricane Sandy: A criminal with help from an accomplice

"If (Hurricane Sandy) was a criminal case, detectives would be treating global warming as a likely accomplice in the crime. - writer Andrew ...

Category:Extreme Weather
Heads up!  Keep sewer pumps above rising sea.

In New York City, pumps at some sewage stations have been raised to higher elevations, and the city government has undertaken extensive plan ...

Hate high taxes?  Then stop Mother Nature's Extreme Weather Tax

Alarmed by Hurricane Sandy’s destruction and the current drought? Warning: Mother Nature is now imposing ‘an extreme weather tax.’

Fossil fuel subsidies are a brake on emissions reduction

In 2010, 37 governments spent $409bn on artificially lowering the price of fossil fuels, according to the International Energy Agency. This ...

Extreme drought and heat waves are a threat to your freedom.

“Climate change is a threat to our freedoms. If you're a Great Plains rancher or a farmer, your freedom is enormously constrained by the fa ...

EV chargers: The future is here -- in Houston (again!)

What could be more futuristic than when the world listened with baited breath as astronauts talked to NASA control in Houston? Well, the fu ...

Category:Clean Energy
Energy democracy: Power in your hands.

Little House on the Prairie families were resourceful and self-reliant. Today's smart power grids and solar PV will democratise electricity ...

Category:Clean Energy
Einstein: compound interest is most powerful force in world.

Since 1950, the global percentage of dry areas has increased by about 1.74% of global land area per decade. That is 1.74% compounding intere ...

Category:Extreme Weather
Earth's climate is an ornery beast...that overreacts

"The paleoclimate record shouts out to us that, far from being self-stabilising, the Earth's climate system is an ornery beast which overrea ...

Earth was warm before? That's an observation, not an explanation

'Yes, the climate changed before. That's called an observation, but a scientist’s role is to explain why it changed before and now. — Peter ...

Don't like big government? Then act now to solve climate change

"I do not want the government telling me what to do. But, the longer we wait, the worse this problem gets...then you are going to see a lot ...

Distant danger:  Try warning a teenager to stop smoking!

It's hard to change habits, especially when the most harmful consequences lie in the distant future. Try convincing a teenager to stop smok ...

Deny global warming? Do you deny Air Force heat seeking missiles?

'In a bizarre sense, to deny global warming is to question the ability of the Air Force to put the right sensor on a heat seeking missile.' ...

Category:Who to Believe?
Climate Russian Roulette:   But what's in the loaded chamber?

Continued release of greenhouse gases is like playing "Russian Roulette with the climate, hoping that the future will hold no unpleasant sur ...

Climate protection puts money in your pocket

"Once people understand climate protection puts money in your pocket, the political resistance will melt faster than the glaciers." - Amory ...

Climate is the canvas and weather is what is painted on it

“Climate is the canvas and weather is what is painted on it. Humans have changed the climate so now all weather is affected by us.” – Scott ...

Cities lead the charge on climate change action

'Around the world, city leaders are not wasting time debating the science of climate change...we are taking action. There’s simply too much ...

China is "eating our lunch" on clean energy

"Meanwhile China will keep eating our lunch on clean energy. What we need are politicians willing to make the tough—and often unpopular—dec ...

Category:Clean Energy
An extra 2°C and you'd have a fever!

"When we look at the last 4 decades, we've seen 0.5°C global warming. Some people say, 'well that's not much!' Then I tell them to think o ...

A very dangerous threat, not a "cocktail hour curiosity"

Climate change is not a "cocktail hour curiosity." It is a very dangerous threat. Our climate system is an angry beast and we are poking i ...

3 phases of great scientific ideas: denial, resistance, & acceptance

“Every great scientific truth goes thru three phases: 1st people deny it, 2nd they say it conflicts with the Bible, 3rd they say they knew i ...

100% Certainty?  Not even the military requires this to take action

"You never have 100% certainty in anything. If you wait for 100% certainty on the battlefield, something bad is going to happen." — Vice Ad ...

'Tropic of Chaos'

The 'Tropic of Chaos'; the band encircling the middle of the globe between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, where already-d ...

"politicians don’t create political will, they respond to it."

"We adamantly believe that politicians don’t create political will, they respond to it." — Mark Reynolds, Citizens Climate Lobby Executive D ...

"Climate is always changing... !"

Sure, the climate always changes—just like asteroids have always hit the Earth. But does that mean that a big asteroid hitting the Earth tod ...

"...Like leaving the 'fridge door open."

As the Arctic warms, so the northern continents at higher latitudes experience cold winters with heavy snow falls. It's rather like the frid ...