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Because apparently we can't have a website anymore without a blog


The blah-blah-blog

Actually, I post a lot of information related to climate change almost daily elsewhere. But, as time permits, I'm going to put the esoterica I encounter related to climate change here rather than trying to update the various pages. So this will be reverse in chronological rather than logically organized within the structure of the rest of this website. Please don't rely on this as a consistent and current source for climate change information updates. Sadly, we cannot rely on our corporate-controlled mass media for good information on this. I update this site on my own time, and making a living has to take priority.
Past blog pages: May 2019 June 2019 July 2019 August 2019 September 2019 October 2019

2019.11.28 - 'Existential Threat to Civilization': Planetary Tipping Points Make Climate Bets Too Dangerous, Scientists Warn (Common Dreams)

2019.11.26 - Convergent completes oil refinery battery storage project for Shell Canada (Energy Storage)

2019.11.26 - B.C.'s $830M in fossil fuel subsidies undermines efforts to fight climate crisis, report says (CBC News)

2019.11.25 - Greenhouse gases accelerated to new peak in 2018, UN says (CBC News)

2019.11.25 - Alaska’s ice cellars melting due to climate change after being used to store food for generations (The Independent)

2019.11.24 - Extraordinarily warm fall a big problem in Canadian Arctic (CTV News)

2019.11.24 - Grooming forests could be making fires worse, researchers warn (CBC News)

2019.11.24 - Scott Morrison and the big lie about climate change: does he think we're that stupid? (The Guardian)

2019.11.22 - Solar Costs & Wind Costs So Low They’re Cheaper Than *Existing* Coal & Nuclear — Lazard LCOE Report (CleanTechnica)

2019.11.22 - Coal Knew, Too (HuffPost)

A newly unearthed journal from 1966 shows the coal industry, like the oil industry, was long aware of the threat of climate change.

2019.11.22 - Satellite Studying Volcanoes Finds Giant Oilfield Methane Plume (Bloomberg)

2019.11.22 - This Is The Most Efficient Thermoelectric Material To Ever Been Made (Wonderful Engineering)

2019.11.21 - Climate Change A Risk To Financial System, Bank Of Canada's Stephen Poloz Says (HuffPost)

2019.11.20 - Threat to fish biodiversity blamed on government: scientists (National Observer)

2019.11.19 - Net-zero emissions plan a pipe dream without funding help, chair says (Ottawa) (CBC News)

2019.11.19 - Data Shows We're Living Through Earth's Second Hottest Year on Record (Science Alert)

2019.11.19 - Rising global wind speeds boosts future of wind power – study (Smart Energy International)

2019.11.19 - Canadians can unite behind energy efficiency (Policy Options)

2019.11.18 - Did you know there's a $1.6-billion federal bailout package for Alberta's oil industry? (National Observer)

2019.11.18 - The path to net-zero emissions won't be easy, but here's how it can be done (CBC News)

2019.11.18 - 1 year on, most oil-and-gas bailout money has moved, federal government says (CBC News)

2019.11.18 - How the American environmental movement dealt a blow to Alberta's oilpatch (CBC News)

2019.11.18 - Colombia’s first clean energy auction opens door to $2.2 billion in funding (Smart Energy International)

2019.11.16 - Amid Blackout, a California Tribal Village Kept Lights On With Solar Energy (TruthOut)

2019.11.16 - How building stronger communities could help cities cope with climate change (CBC News)

2019.11.15 - Cap and Trade Is Supposed to Solve Climate Change, but Oil and Gas Company Emissions Are Up (ProPublica)

2019.11.15 - Gas Is Good but Not Good Enough, Says European Investment Bank (Greentech Media)

2019.11.15 - Venice flooded again 3 days after near-record high tide (CBC News)

2019.11.15 - Climate change: why Sweden’s central bank dumped Australian bonds (The Conversation)

2019.11.15 - Creating a New Market for Coal in the Push to Mine ‘Critical Minerals’ for National Security (DeSmog Blog)

2019.11.14 - Lufthansa And SWISS Introduce “Climate Neutral” Fuel Option (Simple Flying)

2019.11.13 - How the Climate Crisis Is Killing Us, in 9 Alarming Charts (Wired)

2019.11.13 - Climate change: do more now or risk catastrophe, warns energy agency (The Guardian)

2019.11.13 - 'Wildfires, disease, food scarcity: scientists predict a grim century for Canada (National Observer)

Or perhaps this is the future we are prepared to accept rather than act today to prevent it.

2019.11.13 - 'Tragedy of a lifetime': Venice declares emergency after near-record tide and floods (National Post)

Speaking of a day for thinking, is this the future we want?

2019.11.12

If November 11th is a day dedicated to remembering the horrors of war and the sacrifices of people to overturn the subjugation of humans by megalomaniacs, perhaps today is a day we should spend some time thinking about where we are in terms of real democracy, and how we treat each other, recognizing that as humans we are much more alike than we differ. Our DNA is essentially identical. We value personal security, having enough to eat, sufficient resources (income) to survive and even thrive, to act as social creatures, to have families and friends, and for most of us, to live in peace and stability. We know that the biggest threats to this are the coming consequences of catastrophic climate change, and the greed of a very small minority who want more power and more money, which they can only obtain by taking those from the rest of us.

Yesterday, we honoured and thanked those who made big sacrifices so we could be free citizens.
Today, we should ask ourselves if the current state of our world measures up to what they sought to protect.
Tomorrow, we can act to make the world a place worthy of the sacrifices of those who have gone before us.

2019.11.12 - Arctic could face 'abrupt' climate threats due to permafrost thaw, says study (CBC News)

2019.11.12 - Another Major Miner Turns Its Back On Coal (OilPrice.com)

2019.11.11 - Global banking sector failing climate emergency (Smart Energy Interntional)

2019.11.11 - Disappearing shrimp sign of climate crisis (National Observer)

2019.11.10 - A little humour may help with climate change gloom (The Conversation)

2019.11.10 - The world’s largest single fleet of smart batteries (Smart Energy Interntional)
“We want to accelerate the global transition to a zero-carbon energy system. Smart charging of batteries in homes and electric vehicles provides the critical tool to help achieve decarbonisation by storing and shifting solar and wind resources. At the same time, it helps save money for consumers and reduce infrastructure cost.”

2019.11.08 - German boxship set for ‘climate-neutral’ synthetic natural gas trials (Splash)

2019.11.08 - Canola at the pumps? Farmers want Alberta to increase biofuel requirements (Calgary Herald)

2019.11.07 - Global investment in cutting greenhouse gases fell by 11% in 2018 (The Guardian)

2019.11.07 - How big a problem is idling? (CBC News)

2019.11.07 - Melting arctic sea ice linked to emergence of deadly virus in marine mammals (Phys.org)

2019.11.06 - Doing more with less energy goes a long way (Rabble)

2019.11.05 - Despite industry claims, Canadian oil has never been dirtier (Rabble)

2019.11.05 - Italy to make climate change study compulsory in schools (Reuters)

2019.11.04 - This Arctic Community Is Literally Falling Into the Ocean (Vice)

2019.11.04 - Montreal-developed satellite pinpoints carbon from space (National Observer)

2019.11.04 - Warmer, wetter climate benefits some birds as wetlands vanish (The Conversation)

2019.11.04 - Oil and gas majors must cut production by a third or Paris Agreement fails (Smart Energy International)

2019.11.04 - Battery technology improvements outpacing forecasts (Smart Energy International)

2019.11.02 - Climate change: Asia 'coal addiction' must end, UN chief warns (BBC)

2019.11.01 - Greenhouse gas emissions from diesel vehicles cancelled out cuts from renewable energy (The Guardian)

Past blog pages: May 2019 June 2019 July 2019 August 2019 September 2019 October 2019

You can find many earlier postings related to climate change at:
Keith's List Archive and
the Sustainable Biofuel List Mail Archive.

I present a lot of information in this blog and on this website. If you need some help sorting through the noise level and getting a forward-looking, proactive approach to climate change for your business, I can do that work for you via my consulting business. Contact

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