climate change
Author of 1983 EPA Report on Global Warming Explains Why He’s Still Hopeful After 36 Years of Being Ignored

In 1983, the Environmental Protection Agency published a report titled “Can We Delay A Greenhouse Warming?” It ran through the latest predictions on climate change, and analysed the feasibility of several policy options, from taxes to fossil fuel bans, that could slow the coming catastrophe. It is one of the earliest EPA reports dedicated to the issue, and one of several pieces of evidence that experts were very much on top of the problem nearly 40 years ago. The report predicts a warming of 2 degrees Celsius by the middle of this century, which isn’t so far off from what scientists are predicting today. Read More >>

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Geoengineering Is Inevitable

Here’s what’s going to happen: Every year for the foreseeable future, scientists, activists, and citizens concerned about climate change will have a discussion in one form or another about geoengineering. There will be editorials and vague proposals in journals; there will be think pieces on the need not to do it, but to talk about it. These will increase in volume and urgency as our situation becomes ever clearer, perhaps starting right now, with the release of the latest and most dire Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report. Read More >>