Clouds and the ‘Climate Tipping Point’

I don’t agree with the ideas and conclusions presented in this lecture, but it is interesting and instructive to watch nonetheless. – Anthony Earnest C. Watson Lecture by Professor Tapio Schneider, “Clouds and the Climate Tipping Point.” Low clouds over subtropical oceans cool Earth’s climate because they reflect most of the sunlight shining on them…

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Al Gore Predicts a 2020 Political Climate Change Tipping Point

Guest essay by Eric Worrall I guess after getting the science wrong so many times Al Gore feels safer predicting a political tipping point than another dodgy “Ice Free Arctic” prediction. Al Gore: America Is Close to a ‘Political Tipping Point’ on Climate Change The former vice president discusses how the politics of the environment…

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NASA: Beer Production has hit a Climate Tipping Point

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to NASA scientist Joshua Fisher, climate change in regions which produce hops for breweries in the Pacific North West may have reached a tipping point, impacting the future availability of craft beer. Climate change is hurting craft breweries IRINA IVANOVA MONEYWATCH November 1, 2017, 5:00 AM First it came…

In Search of the 3% Renewable Energy ‘Tipping Point’.

  Guest post by David Middleton In order to search for the 3% Renewable Energy ‘Tipping Point’, we must ascertain a definition of the phrase… Definition of tipping point : the critical point in a situation, process, or system beyond which a significant and often unstoppable effect or change takes place Merriam-Webster Let’s see if we…

Multinational Warning: Australia Has Passed a Renewable Energy "Tipping Point"

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Multinational Mining Giant Glencore has warned of job losses and damaging economic contraction, because government favouritism towards renewable energy has eroded reliable baseload capacity. Energy intensive businesses like Glencore are firing workers and decommissioning factories, to match the reduced availability of reliable baseload power. Australia passes a ‘tipping point’ in…