End of Snow (Again): “under a high emissions scenario, skiing could be very limited … by the end of this century”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall They can’t help themselves, their models predict a level of warming which would melt most of the snow. Is skiing dead due to global warming? Dear EarthTalk: With the onset of global warming, how likely is it that ski resorts and skiing itself might soon become a thing of the…

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“Rescuing the Low-Carbon Energy Transition From Magical Thinking”… With More Magical Thinking

Guest commentary by David Middleton Lessons to Learn From the Carbon Tax Backlash By David Hart December 21, 2018 The “yellow vest” protesters in France hate it. Four Canadian provinces, including the biggest one, Ontario, have refused to implement a national law requiring them to impose it. The state of Washington voted it down. Even “Green New Dealers” are shying…

Droughts boost emissions as hydropower dries up

From Eurekalert Public Release: 21-Dec-2018 Droughts boost emissions as hydropower dries up Stanford’s School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences When hydropower runs low in a drought, western states tend to ramp up power generation – and emissions – from fossil fuels. According to a new study from Stanford University, droughts caused about 10 percent…