Rebecca Solnit and Nafeez Ahmed have thoughtful essays on our quandary writ large. [more]
Three degrees is the new two degrees. [more]
Inside Climate News has an excellent report and an effective accompanying video. Apparently the railroads are not a reasonable delivery system for petroleum products. Who knew?
The Manila metro area is in the expected track of a large hurricane (“Hagupit”) that peaked at Cat 5.
Storm surge and winds will have somewhat subsided by the time it hits Manila but the storm is moving slowly and producing enormous rainfall rates over a large area. Severe disruption can be anticipated. [more]
Original advice is appearing for people burned out on environmental degradation. [more]
Ensia reports that Daniel Nocera … at Harvard University, as well as scores of other researchers around the world, are on the verge of turning the promise of artificial photosynthesis into reality. This could be a gigantic win. But it still needs a regulatory push. [more]
h/t Tokyo Tom for the previous two
related: the big splash from Matt Taibbi last week:
That’s even without the core issue:
An hour, and very much worth your time.
New research suggests that the sub-glacial surface in much of Greenland is more muddy than rocky in structure, which would imply that he Greenland ice sheet may fail more quickly than heretofore expected. [more]
TransCanada made small Texas landholders feel like they were trespassing on their own property while destroying their house and damaging their health, according to a story in The Texas Observer [more]