In Conclusion...
A video talk By Ross Gelbspan (14:52 minutes)


"History is a nightmare from which I am trying to awaken."

-- Stephen Daedalus, Ulysses by James Joyce

“One thing that has been interesting this entire campaign season to watch is that people that say facts are facts; they’re not really facts. Everybody has a way, it’s kind of like looking at ratings or looking at a glass of half-full water. Everybody has a way of interpreting them to be the truth or not true. There’s no such thing, unfortunately, anymore of facts.”

-- Trump surrogate Scottie Nell Hughes quoted in the New York Times, Dec. 6, 2016

“[The environment] will be fine, we can leave a little bit, but you can’t destroy businesses.”

-- Donald Trump, quoted in The Guardian (U.K.), Nov. 12, 2016

"The earth is speaking now, but man won't listen."

-- Darryl "Grey Eagle" Brown, a spiritual leader of the Choctaw tribe, June 12, 2016

"Like any grandfather, I want my grandchildren to enjoy the beauty and bounty of a healthy planet. And like any human being, it grieves me to see that floods, droughts and fires are getting worse, that island nations will disappear and uncounted species will become extinct."

-- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Nov. 26, 2015

"God always forgives, but the earth does not. Take care of the earth so it does not respond with destruction,"

-- Pope Francis, at a UN conference in Rome, Nov. 19, 2014

“Those of us who spend our days trawling . . .the scientific literature on climate change are becoming increasingly gloomy about the future of human civilization. We are well past the time of niceties, of avoiding the dire nature of what is unfolding, and politely trying not to scare the public.”

-- Elizabeth Hanna, of the Australian National University, on that country's record heat wave and wildfire epidemic

“We have spent our entire existence adapting, okay? So we will adapt to this. Changes to weather patterns that move crop production areas around — we’ll adapt to that. It’s an engineering problem, and it has engineering solutions.”

--Rex Tillerson, CEO of ExxonMobil, June 27, 2012

“There’s no such thing as clean coal. . .Improving the efficiency in how much energy you get from burning a pound of coal doesn’t make clean coal.”

---- Bill Ritchie, former manager of several large Montana coal mines, The Missoulian (Mt), April 17, 2012

"The melt-off from the world's ice sheets, ice caps and glaciers over eight years of the past decade would have been enough to cover the United States in about 18 inches of water, according to new data" from Nasa Satellites.

-- The Christian Science Monitor, Feb. 8, 2012

The Heat Is Online

The Climate Movement and the Liabilities of Hope

* CO2 concentrations hit record 410 parts per million   (April, 2017)

* As the climate becomes more unstable, media coverage craters   (March, 2017)

* World's oceans found to be dramatically hotter than previously thought  (March, 2017)

2016 -- a year of broken records

* Melting Greenland spawns a sudden profusion of icebergs   (April, 2017)

* Global wildlife reshuffle brings new risks to human health, conmerce   (March, 2017)

* Trump moves to cripple US climate policies (March, 2017)

* Humans are forcing the climate to change 170 times faster than natural forces  (Feb. 2017)

* Warming is making our world both wetter and drier  (March 2017)

* Warming waters have killed large sections of Australia's Great Barrier Reef  (March, 2017)

* Emotional health becoming a worldwide casualty of climate change  (Feb. 2017)

* Scientists see much earlier sudden North Atlantic cooling  (Feb. 2017)

* Volunteer coders rescue NASA's earth science data (Feb. 2017)

* Sea ice melts to record lows at both poles  (Feb. 2017)

* 2016 sets third consecutive record for hottest year  (Jan. 2017)

* Fearful of Trump, scientists fudge language, scrub data  (Dec. 2016)

* New findings disprove "pause" in increasing warming  (Jan. 2017)

* Warming is driving local extinctions all over the globe  (Dec. 2016)

* The wandering polar vortexan explainer  (Dec. 2016)

* Scientists copy climate data to prevent its disappearance under Trump administration (Dec. 2016)

* Nine climate skeptics included in Trump team  (Dec. 2016)

* Trump team hunts down climate doves in US Dept. of Energy  (Dec. 2016)

* Trump election fuels culture of climate denial  (Dec. 2016)

* Climate denier heads NASA transition team  (Dec. 2016)

* Carbon-rich soil found to be a major source of warming  (Dec. 2016)

* Military leaders: climate refugees will cause "unimaginable" crisis  (Dec. 2016)

* Trump picks leading skeptic to head EPA team  (Nov. 2016)

* Arctic meltdown could trigger "uncontrollable" climate impacts: scientists  (Nov. 2016)

* Earth is hotter than any time in the last 115,000 years (Oct. 2016)

* US high temperatures have occurred twice as often as low temperatures since 2000 (Nov. 2016)

* 100 million California trees have died from long-term drought (Nov. 2016)

* Warming reduces the cooling effect of volcanoes (Nov. 2016)

* Shifting polar vortex is producing longer winters in the northern hemisphere (Oct. 2016)

* CO2 "new normal" not seen for 3 million years: WMO (Oct. 2016)


* Carbon fueled vegetation growth won't slow the warming  (Nov. 2016)

* Arctic melting is causing "super cold" winters in eastern US and UK  (Oct. 2016)

* Warming is polarizing the climate (not just the people)  (Sept. 2016)

* Scientists tie surge in wildfires to warming temperatures  (Oct. 2016)

* NASA:  earth is warming faster than at any time in the last 1,000 years  (Aug. 2016)

* Deep ocean heating seen as the "greatest threat" to humanity  (Sept. 2016)

* Arctic sea ice shrinks to second lowest level on record   (Sept. 2016)

* Thawing northlands threaten to release lethal diseases  (Aug. 2016)

* Oil and coal emissions have postponed the next ice age for at least 50,000 years  (Jan. 2016)

* 2015 -- a year of record-breaking climate milestones  (Aug. 2016)

* Extreme weather has fueled a quarter of the world's recent conflicts  (July, 2016)

* The climate emergency is here now:  scientists  (June, 2016)

* Hurtling pace of Arctic meltdown stuns scientists  (July, 2016)

* Wealthy conservatives pump millions to train "denialist" journalists  (June, 2016)

* Scientists:  400 ppm of CO2 is now a permanent feature of life on earth  (June, 2016)

* Sea levels rising faster than any time in last 2,800 years  (Feb. 2016)

* Rate of acidification of North Atlantic has doubled in a decade  (Feb. 2016)

* Warming is driving many bird species toward the poles (Nov. 2015)

* Exxon knew about catastrophic climate impacts in 1977    (Sept. 2015)

* UN predicts 50 million climate refugees in the next 10 years  (Sept. 2015)


* Big oil plays a Shell game with our future  (May, 2015)

* Hurricanes are becoming fewer -- but more intense   (May, 2015)

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* Warmth is causing ticks to wake earler, spread further  (May, 2015)

* Winter Arctic sea ice is smallest on record   (March. 2015)


* Special Report: From the climate scientists  50 shades of grief  (Jan. 2015)

Requiem for All the Children

* WAIS sheds one "Mt. Everest" every two years  (Dec. 2014)

* Geoengineering "fixes" could harm billions of people -- study  (Nov. 2014)

GLOBAL SOLUTION: Rewiring the World with Clean Energy**

* Insurers drop coverage as climate impacts spread  (Oct. 2014)

* Pentagon again issues security alarm about climate change  (Oct. 2014)

                                                                    "Beyond the Point of No Return"

* Oceans becoming acidified 10 times faster than 56 million years ago (June. 2014)

* Warming waters trigger largest marine migrations in two million years  (May, 2014)

"Not an Act of God" -- (an op-ed about Hurricane Sandy)

* Meltdown of major Antarctic glacier is "unstoppable" -- study   (May, 2014)

* 2 degrees C too hot by half:  scientists (Dec. 2013)

 "Moral Leadership In The Greenhouse"

* NASA ANIMATION:  131 years of planetary heating in 26 seconds (Jan. 2012)

* Oceans have stored more heat than they released since 1993  (May, 2010)