Unsurprisingly XKCD nails it, but head on over there to read the mouseover text, I am sure it perfectly describes more than a few Planet3.0 readers (and writers!). And we wouldn’t want it any other way.
The CBC’s Fifth estate devotes 1 hour to exploring the sorry state of federal science in Canada.
(h/t The Disaffected Lib)
On and on go the discussions about the potential risks of a spill but not enough people are talking about the much larger risk of unmitigated climate change. [more]
“Global warming, huh? By pure coincidence every scientist was right” Homer Simpson
At this rate Canada’s emission regulations should be ready by 2025.
Canada is once again delaying emissions regulations in the oil and gas sector, despite major pipeline projects that continue to put intense scrutiny on the energy industry’s environmental track record
The regulations were first promised seven years ago, and Alberta has recently criticized the federal government for delays in introducing them.
From the bad-news department.
The IPCC has released a very snazzy video that summarizes the fifth assessment report.
Real Climate gives the recent methane news some proper context. The bottom line is that since methane is a short lived GHG it would take a very sudden and very massive release of methane for it to have a large effect on the climate. And that is unlikely. [more]
To help drive home the point climate change hasn’t stopped, or paused, but has continued unabated the friendly robots over at Skeptical Science have created this widget showing just how quickly the earth is accumulating energy. [more]