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August 06 2017

How much will it cost to mitigate climate change?

Our potential mitigation options are ordered from left-to-right in terms of cost (getting progressively more expensive as we move to the right).[...]

You will see that many options to the left-hand side of the curve have negative costs. Negative costs indicate options which would actually save money. These are typically related to energy efficiency or land management projects which would provide an economic return over the longer-term.
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"Miracle"

Don’t they know that there’s something going on?
What they’re harming with their indecision
But who will be left standing when I’m gone?
There’ll be nothing left but a vision

It’s too easy to turn a blind eye to the light
It’s too easy to bow your head and pray
But there are some times
When you should try to find your voice
This is one voice that you must find today

Are you hoping for a miracle
As the ice caps melt away?
No use hoping for a miracle
There’s a price we’ll have to pay

Don't they know that there's
Something they can do?
To be sure of tomorrow's tomorrow
And too late is too late for me and you
No more time left for you to borrow

And it’s too easy to turn a blind eye to the light
It’s too easy to bow your head and pray
But there are some times
When you should try to find your voice
And this is one voice that you must find today

Are you hoping for a miracle
As the ice caps melt away?
No use hoping for a miracle
There’s a price we’ll have to pay
Are you hoping for a miracle?
Are you hoping for a miracle?
Earth likely to warm more than 2 degrees this century
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Warming of the planet by 2 degrees Celsius is often seen as a "tipping point" that people should try to avoid by limiting greenhouse gas emissions. But the Earth is very likely to exceed that change, according to new University of Washington research. A study using statistical tools shows only a 5 percent chance that Earth will warm 2 degrees or less by the end of this century. It shows a mere 1 percent chance that warming could be at or below 1.5 degrees, the target set by the 2016 Paris Agreement.

"Our analysis shows that the goal of 2 degrees is very much a best-case scenario," said lead author Adrian Raftery, a UW professor of statistics and sociology. "It is achievable, but only with major, sustained effort on all fronts over the next 80 years."

The new, statistically-based projections, published July 31 in Nature Climate Change, show a 90 percent chance that temperatures will increase this century by 2.0 to 4.9 C.

"Our analysis is compatible with previous estimates, but it finds that the most optimistic projections are unlikely to happen," Raftery said. "We're closer to the margin than we think."
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August 05 2017

August 03 2017

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August 02 2017

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August 01 2017

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July 31 2017

»Urlaub war uns wichtiger als eure Zukunft, sorry«
VON MARC BAUMANN FOTO: CATHLEEN NAUNDORF

Mit unserem Lebensstil schädigen wir den Planeten unwiderruflich. Jeder weiß es, keiner tut wirklich etwas dagegen. Ein vorweggenommener Entschuldigungsbrief an unsere Kinder.

Liebe künftige Generationen,

sorry. Das mit der schmelzenden Arktis, das mit dem abgeholzten Regenwald, das mit den leergefischten Meeren, das waren wir. Wir haben euren Planeten ausgebeutet, eure Natur kaputt gemacht, euer Klima auf Jahrhunderte hinaus geschädigt. Unsere Wissenschaftler hatten uns zwar seit Jahrzehnten gewarnt, in immer eindringlicheren, verzweifelteren Worten, aber wir haben es nicht ernst genommen. Nicht ernst genug.

Und weil ihr, die ihr die Erde von uns erbt, zu Recht wütend auf uns sein werdet, entsetzt und fassungslos angesichts unserer Rücksichtslosigkeit und Dummheit, habt ihr ein Anrecht auf eine Erklärung. Nicht erst im Jahr 2050, wenn eh alles zu spät ist, sondern heute, 2017, wenn man es noch in allerletzter Sekunde hätte umbiegen können. Wir, die Erwachsenen weltweit, hätten mit aller Kraft und Macht auf die Bremse steigen müssen, aber wir sind weiter gut gelaunt und ignorant Vollgas mit unseren Verbrennungsmotoren gegen die Wand gefahren. Und ihr wart im Kindersitz auf der Rückbank dabei.

... weiter auf sueddeutsche,de
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Have astronomers found evidence for an exomoon? Maybe.

The three observed transits of the exoplanet Kepler-1625b show odd asymmetries, possibly indicating the presence of an exomoon. The dark line is the best fit model of a planet+moon (various other models are plotted with thin purple lines). Credit: Teachey, Kipping, and Schmidt
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