Day: October 23, 2019

U.N. confirms the ocean is screwed

The ocean isn’t alright. The seas, which hold some 332,519,000 cubic miles of water, are warming, rising, acidifying, and losing oxygen. And a new comprehensive U.N. climate special report, released Wednesday, presents an encyclopedic review of how Earth’s oceans and ice sheets have been altered as the world relentlessly warms.  Over 100 scientists from 36…

Trump Administration Sues California for Daring to Address Climate Change

The Trump administration continued its twin, often intertwined wars against California and the climate on Tuesday, suing the state for participating in a program to reduce its carbon pollution.The Department of Justice (DOJ) is arguing that the state’s cap-and-trade program—essentially a market for companies to trade emissions—is unconstitutional because it includes Canadian province Quebec. While…

Are Wildfires Caused by Utilities or Climate Change? Yes

California TodayWednesday: An expert writes that both contribute to California’s increasingly dire problem. Also: The anniversary of a protest on Alcatraz Island.Oct. 23, 2019, 9:26 a.m. ETImageA helicopter dropped water onto a burning hillside in the Porter Ranch neighborhood.CreditKyle Grillot for The New York TimesGood morning.(Here’s the sign-up, if you don’t already get California Today…

Energy transition needs ‘staged’ approach: AEMO

Oct 23, 2019 — 2.55pmAustralia’s energy market operator has declared that a “staged” approach to the transition to renewable energy may be necessary to keep the power system safe and suggested lessons could be learned from Ireland, which has limits on wind and solar penetration to keep the grid stable.”More active management” will also be…