2017 is so unexpectedly warm it is freaking out climate scientists

[Joe Romm, thinkprogress.org, Jul 19, 2017] “Extremely remarkable” 2017 heads toward record for hottest year without an El Niño episode. January–June 2017 global surface temperatures (compared to the 20th century average) in Degrees Celsius. CREDIT: NOAA Normally, the hottest years on record occur when the underlying human-caused global warming trend gets a temporary boost from an El…

Sobre el calentamiento global, la paz y la democracia: La verdad a medias

[Pablo González Casanova*, ALAI AMLATINA, 18/07/2017] Hace menos de un año “The Economist” –una prestigiada revista inglesa– sostuvo en su editorial, que Trump representa “una nueva edad de lo que podría llamarse la post-verdad”.  Según la revista, en esta nueva edad sus voceros ya no se preocupan de las evidencias ni de las ciencias.  Esta afirmación…

The Uninhabitable Earth

[David Wallace-Wells, New Yorker, 9 de julio, 2017] Famine, economic collapse, a sun that cooks us: What climate change could wreak — sooner than you think. (See below, for “half of global industrial emissions since 1988 traced to just 25 corporate and state-owned entities.”) I. ‘Doomsday’ Peering beyond scientific reticence. It is, I promise, worse than…

Climate Change Shockwaves

[DemandClimateJustice, http://www.medium.com ] June gave the world a taste of things to come as climate change-fuelled killer heatwaves and chaos continued to envelope many countries, with fires and floods devastating the lives and livelihoods of many people across the world. Firefighters struggled to cope with widespread wildfires in central Portugal In Portugal, unprecedented wildfires killed…