Marin County Sues Big Oil for Climate Damages

Marin County Sues Big Oil for Climate Damages

NOAA’s Coastal Sea Level Rise Viewer projection of a 2 foot sea level rise impact (light blue) on Marin County, and densely populated eastern Marin in particular   As just reported in the Mercury News, two Bay Area counties sued 37 oil, gas and coal...
France to Ban Gas Vehicle Sales by 2040

France to Ban Gas Vehicle Sales by 2040

Evening traffic near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, seen from the Champs-Elysées This month, France became the latest country to set a hard target on the phase-out of fossil-fuel vehicles when its environmental minister, Nicholas Hulot, announced that France would ban...
A Trillion-Ton Iceberg Breaks Into the Sea

A Trillion-Ton Iceberg Breaks Into the Sea

This week, a massive chunk of the Larsen C ice shelf broke free, continuing the recent multi-year trend Within the last day or two, a trillion-ton iceberg the size of the state of Delaware (about 2300 square miles) finally broke loose from the Larsen C ice shelf...
California Still Needs to Make Big Greenhouse Gas Cuts

California Still Needs to Make Big Greenhouse Gas Cuts

Traffic on I-80 near Ashby Ave. From the LA Times: “New data released by state regulators provide a detailed snapshot of California’s battle against global warming. We’ve crunched the numbers on specific sources of pollution, including planes, cars and trucks,...
Massive Larsen Ice Shelf Predicted to Break Soon

Massive Larsen Ice Shelf Predicted to Break Soon

Crack in Larsen C ice shelf. Photograph: Ted Scambos, NSIDC In the near future, a huge section of the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica will break off and collapse into the ocean, creating one of the largest icebergs in history. Larsen C is a major extension from of...