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Pursuing progress on a finite, fast-forward planet at @dotearth and The rest? Family, friends, nature - & songs:

U.S. Ocean Agency Warns of Global Coral Bleaching Event — Assessing widespread reports of reef stress along with unusually high sea-surface temperatures, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is warning of a globe-spanning bleaching of corals in coastal waters around the tropics. When stressed by sustained high temperatures, the coral organisms that build reefs sometimes expel the symbiotic algae living in their tissues, causing affected areas to turn white or pale.

Can We Uninvent Suburbia? — There's a fine story in our Sunday Styles section today by Alex Williams examining the environmental costs of suburban life, which evolved around the highway system, cheap oil, and the automobile and now typically consumes several times more energy per person (and thus fossil fuels) than urban living. There's all that driving.

A Korean Economist is Elected to Lead the U.N. Climate Change Panel — Hoesung Lee, a Korean economist who was a vice chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, has been elected chairman, defeating European and American candidates with far more prominent public profiles. Lee is a professor at Korea University in Seoul, specializing in the economics of climate change, energy and sustainable development.

A Top Task for the New Chair of the U.N. Climate Panel - a Communication Reboot — The new chairman* of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is scheduled to be elected shortly at a large gathering of climate scientists and government representatives in Dubrovnik, Croatia. [I'll update the post after the election and press conference.]
Oct 06, 2015

A Top Task for the New Chair of the IPCC – a Communication Reboot @dotearth

Oct 06, 2015

A Top Task for the New Chair of the U.N. Climate Panel – a Communication Reboot via @dotearth

Oct 06, 2015

Ah the 21st century... My take on a top task for new IPCC chair (when they can vote!):…

Ahead of Paris Climate Talks, a Draft Climate [Agreement][Accord][Pact] Emerges — It's bracket time again in the surreal, but necessary, world of climate change diplomacy. In what counts as progress in preparations for Paris negotiations aimed at forging the first new global climate agreement since 1992, the United Nations secretariat managing the process issued a news release today titled, " First Draft of New Climate Change Agreement Presented to Governments."
Oct 05, 2015

Ahead of Paris Climate Talks, a Draft Climate [Agreement][Accord][Pact] Emerges

Oct 05, 2015

RT @Revkin: Ahead of Paris Climate Talks, a Draft Climate [Agreement][Accord][Pact] Emerges

Oct 05, 2015

Bracketed #cop21 draft climate agreement text sure looks like great @lastweektonight fodder.

Humans Connect Around Rare Lunar Eclipse, But Not Our Rare Earth? — Before saying goodbye to the global blitz of "super blood moon" eclipse photography and chatter (already supplanted by the momentous NASA confirmation of signs that water flows on present-day Mars), I wanted to post a short note I received Monday morning from Deborah Hamon, an environment-focused artist from Marin County, Calif.
Sep 29, 2015

Parting #supermoon thought from @DeborahHamon: Humans Connect Around Rare Eclipse of the Moon But Not Our Rare Earth?

Sep 29, 2015

Intrstng point @revikin tho I think we do connect re #Nature/Earth: Ppl Connect Over Eclipse of Moon But Not Earth?

From Cheap Oil to ‘#ShellNo’ Protests, a Look at Factors in Shell’s Arctic Retreat — Given the complex array of factors shaping any decision related to energy, it's always wise to consider an Agatha Christie " everyone did it " explanation when something big happens.
Sep 28, 2015

Shell ditches Arctic #oil bid. Reason? Low prices + other factors, say Yergin, Smil.… via @Revkin

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Real-World Steps on Energy and CO2 — The ripples are still spreading from a recently released game plan for a "post-partisan" approach to expanding humanity's energy menu without overheating the climate. The plan, aimed at filling the policy gap left by the death of a carbon cap and trading system, focuses on stimulating innovation and diffusion of non-polluting energy technology through direct investment and procurement policies.

At U.N., Obama Focuses on Corruption, Inequality and Other Roadblocks to Sustainable Development — Trying a new approach on comments. They will be activated after a couple of hours.] President Obama today joined the parade of leaders addressing a United Nations session hailing the adoption of 17 Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, which range from extremely lofty ("end poverty in all its forms everywhere") to doable but difficult ("sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss").

The Root of Pope Francis’s Appeal Among Secular Sustainability Seekers — I've been musing on why Pope Francis has attracted so many secular scientists and others trying to chart a low-impact path for humanity in a crowding, turbulent, fast-forward century?* I count myself among these ranks, and that was one reason I spent four days at the Vatican in May, 2014, lured by the title of a meeting organized by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences: " Sustainable Humanity, Sustainable Nature, Our Responsibility."
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Oct 09, 2015

RT @MichaelBTI: Ecomodernish Obama in @RollingStone: We can't lecture India about climate change without helping with cheap energy.…

Oct 09, 2015

"Live" (video) agents at #lax @HertzCarRental not affecting line length. Productivity boost but no customer boon.

Oct 08, 2015

Reminding me way overdue to write on denier/skeptic ban. Climate tussle is many-flavored landscape of types & terms.…

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