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Ecocide: “unlawful or wanton acts committed with knowledge that there is a substantial likelihood of severe and either widespread or long-term damage to the environment being caused by those acts.”


Carbon Bankroll 2.0     


NOAA: Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Now More Than 50% Higher Than Pre-Industrial Levels - Pre-industrial levels: about 280 ppm. Currently (6/3/22): about 420 and rapidly rising. Scientific concensus: The highest safe level is 350. And Here.


Climate.Gov: Climate Change: Global Temperature - In terms of average global surface temp

1880-1900 avg temp: 56.65 F/13.7 C


2022: 58.55 F/14.75 C


Goal is to stay below: 59 F/15.2 C (+1.5C above 1900 avg)    


NPR: USDA Updated Plant Hardiness Zones       


NOAA: Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale    


6/11/24


Guardian: World's Top Banks Greenwashing Their Role in Destruction of the Amazon     


6/9/24


Guardian: Big Oil Tells Whore Court to Shield it From Liability for Climate Damage     


6/7/24


NBC: Phoenix and Las Vegas Break All-Time Daily Temperature Records at 113 & 111 - Death Valley 122


6/5/24


Guardian: UN Chief Urges Global Fossil-Fuel Advertising Ban

Good News Network: Data from Battery-Powered Trains Shows Swapping Batteries for Diesel Saves 12 Million Tons of Emissions per Year     


6/4/24


CNN: Heat Dome Will Send Temperatures Into the Triple-Digits Across the West     


6/1/24


Boston Globe: The Earth Just Had its Warmest May Ever, the 12th Record-Breaking Month in a Row     


5/31/24


The Hill: Vermont Becomes First State to Require Oil Companies to Pay for Climate Change Damage     


5/25/24


CBC Canada: For the First Time, There's Visual Evidence Warm Sea Water is Pushing Under Doomsday Glacier    


5/23/24


Des Moines Register: Insurance Industry's Hypocrisy: Warning About Climate Change, Backing Fossil Fuels     


Yahoo: Hurricane Season: NOAA Makes Highest Storm Forecast on Record     


5/9/24


Guardian: 'The Stakes Could Not Be Higher": World is on Edge of Climate Abyss, UN Warns     


5/8/24


Guardian: World's Top Climate Scientists Expect Global Heating to Blast Past 1.5 C Target - “The world’s response to date is reprehensible – we live in an age of fools.”


5/7/24


AP: From Flooding in Brazil and Houston to Brutal Heat in Asia, Extreme Weather Seems Nearly Everywhere     


4/30/24


Common Dreams: Biden Restores, Expands Bedrock Environmental Law Gutted by Trump    


4/10/24


Newsweek: Big Oil Could Face Homicide Charges     


4/8/24


Guardian: Tenth Consecutive Monthly Heat Record Alarms and Confounds Climate Scientists     


4/6/24


Guardian: Scientists Confirm Record Highs For Three Most Important Heat Trapping Gases    


2023 was the first year that stayed above that mark for the entire year.


3/17/24


AP: South Sudan Shutters All Schools as it Prepares for Extreme Heat Wave     


3/10/24


New Republic: The Case for Prosecuting Fossil Fuel Companies for Homocide     


3/8/24


BBC: World's First Year-Long Breach of Key 1.5C Limit  


3/6/24

BBC: More Climate Records Fall in World's Warmest February  


3/1/24


Weather.com: Texas Wildfire Grows to Largest on Record and Here     


2/28/24


Guardian: John Kerry: Demagogues Imperilling Global Fight Against Climate Breakdown    


2/22/24


Vice: How Do Oil Companies Get Away With...Everything? An Expert Explains     


Weather.com: Census Bureau: Weather Disasters Displaced 2.5 Million in US in 2023    


2/17/24


NYTimes: Biden Administration Relaxes Timetable for Shift to Electric Cars     


2/11/24


Guardian: EPA Again OKs Use of Toxic Herbicide Linked to Parkinson's Disease - Difference?


2/9/24


Guardian: Atlantic Ocean Circulation Nearing Tipping Point, Study Finds    


NPR: Climate Scientist Michael Mann Wins Defamation Case Against Conservative Writers  


2/5/24


Guardian: Hurricanes Becoming So Strong That a Category 6 is Necessary     


1/30/24


Guardian: 'Smoking Gun Proof': Fossil Fuel Industry Knew of Climate Danger as Early as 1954, Documents Show    


1/29/24


New Yorker: The Perverse Policies That Fuel Wildfires       


1/22/24


Guardian: Why 2024 Will Be the Crucial Year for Climate Litigation  


1/12/24


Bill McKibben: Friction is Growing - Big insurance companies are now repeating the same talking points that climate activists have been using for years. Too bad they couldn't have come on board years ago.


1/9/24


Guardian: 2023 Smashes Record for World's Hottest Year by Huge Margin - “Every year for the rest of your life will be one of the hottest [on] record. This in turn means that 2023 will end up being one of the coldest years of this century. Enjoy it while it lasts.”




Climate Breakdown 2023