QUOTEWORTHY

“The IPCC understates a key risk: that self-reinforcing feedback loops could push the climate system into chaos before we have time to tame our energy system.”

– Mario Molina, winner of 1995 Nobel Prize for chemistry

“Climate change is an issue determining our destiny as mankind – it will determine the wellbeing of all of us.”

-- German Chancellor Angela Merkel addressing the UN climate conference in Bonn, Nov. 2017

“[I]f we don't do anything about climate change now, in 50 years' time we will be toasted, roasted and grilled."

-- Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

"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. [I]t’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

“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


* Greenland meltdown matches worst case scenario for sea level rise  (Dec. 2019)

* 11,000 scientists declare a global climate emergency  (Nov. 2019)

* Atmospheric warming is shrinking birds   (Dec. 2019)


climate change is not just another issue in this complicated world of proliferating issues. It is the issue which, unchecked, will swamp all other issues.


* Interconnected tipping points threaten climate cascade  (Nov. 2019)

* Hurricanes are becoming more frequent and more destructive  (Dec. 2019)

* Global fossil fuel subsidies exceed $5 trillion  (Sept.2019)

* IPCC:  the coming changes will be "sweeping and severe (Oct. 2019)

* WMO confirms record GHG concentrations in 2018  (Nov. 2019)

* Twenty firms generated one-third of all global emissions  (Oct. 2019)

* CO2 concentrations higher than any time since humans began to evolve  (May, 2019)

* Siberian thaw is destroying a people's way of life (Oct. 2019)

* IPCC issues "code red" for the world's oceans  (Sept. 2019)

* Oceans will rise 15 feet much sooner than expected  (Sept. 2019)

* As the climate implodes, the US plans 177 new carbon-fueled power plants  (Sept. 2019)

* Greenland sheds two billion tons of ice in one day   (June. 2019)

* The hotter the water the stronger the canes; the warmer the Arctic the longer it rains  (Sept. 2019)

* GHG output in 2018 was the highest ever recorded  (Aug. 2019)

* From bread baskets to (food) deserts:  the UN sounds a desperate alarm  (Aug. 2019)

* The warming is starving Arctic reindeer (July, 2019)

* Moody's Analytics estimates climate impacts could cost the world more than $60 trillion by 2100  (July, 2019)

* Study foresees crash of civilization by 2050  (June. 2019)

* Arctic permafrost found thawing 70 years earlier than anticipated  (June, 2019)

* US fossil fuel subsidies exceed national defense budget  (May, 2019)


   GREENLAND MELT PRELUDE TO A NATURAL HOLOCAUST


* Food fish, sea animals, disappearing at twice the rate of land animals  (9April, 2019)

* Carbon emissions hit record high in 2018  (March 2019)


“The IPCC understates a key risk -- that self-reinforcing feedback loops could push the climate system into chaos before we have time to tame our energy system.”

              – Mario Molina, winner of a 1995 Nobel Prize for chemistry


* Plants are moving northward to escape the warmin(April, 2019)

* Ocean warming is drastically cutting the world's fish population  (March 2019)

* 2001-2018: 18 of the 19 hottest years on record  (Feb. 2019)

* Wild weather an early consequence of polar ice melt  (Feb. 2019)

* World's oceans heating much faster than previously thought  (Jan. 2019)

* Sharp decline in insect populations alarms scientists  (Oct. 2018)

* 2018 was an 'ear-splitting wake-up call(Jan. 2019)

* Greenland's meltdown goes into "overdrive"  (Dec. 2018)

* Warming could trigger a "cascade" of species extinctions   (Dec. 2018)

* Oceans have trapped 60 percent more heat than previously thought  (Oct. 2018)

* Arctic reindeer population crashed by half in the last 20 years  (Dec. 2018)

* Arctic warming intensifies extremes by "stalling" the movement of weather fronts  (Aug. 2018)

* Acidification is eroding the floor of the oceans  (Nov. 2018)

* Hurricane Florence is 50 percent wider and wetter due to climate change  (Sept. 2018)


“The IPCC understates a key risk: that self-reinforcing feedback loops could push the climate system into chaos before we have time to tame our energy system.”

            – Mario Molina, winner of a 1995 Nobel Prize for chemistry


* Warming is changing the timing of the seasons  (July,  2018)

* Danger sign:  nighttime low temps rising faster than daytime highs  (July, 2018)

* Fish losing sense of smell due to acidification  (July, 2018)

* New CO2 concentrations not seen for 3 million years  (Oct. 2017)



2016 -- a year of broken records


* Massive chunk of Larsen C ice shelf fractures  (July, 2017)

* Sea levels are rising three times faster than in 1990  (May, 2017)

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


US PRESS COVERAGE:  A DAMNING BETRAYAL OF PUBLIC TRUST


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

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


THE DESPAIR OF SCIENTISTS: "WHEN THE END OF THE WORLD IS YOUR DAY JOB"



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* 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**


* 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)


 "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)