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No, nuclear power is not actually ‘dangerous’

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 11.17.2021


by Mike Shatzkin and Dietmar Detering   This article was originally published on Climate Change Resources.    The global heating catastrophe being fostered by humanity’s proclivity to burn fossil fuels for energy is an emergency. An all-hands-on-deck emergency. An employ-every-tool-in-the-toolbox emergency. Despite that, a myth persists that blocks humankind’s use of the most powerful possible […]


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Who Created the Renewable Energy Miracle?

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 08.18.2021


by Paul Krugman (originally published in the New York Times)   As terrible as many things in the world are, climate is unique in posing an existential threat to civilization. And it’s horrifying that so many political figures are dead set against any serious action to address that threat.   Despite that, there’s still a chance that […]


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Scientific Study Removes Doubt About Climate Change Causes

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 08.05.2021


This is a synopsis of a report on NBC News by Denise Chow.   Researchers studying Earth’s absorption of the sun’s energy found a less than 1 percent probability that the recent changes occurred naturally. For decades, Earth’s energy system has been out of whack.   Stability in Earth’s climate hinges on a delicate balance between […]


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Earth Overshoot Day – Again

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 07.29.2021


by Tim Rumage, cofounder of This Spaceship Earth and Planetary Ethicist   I say again because Earth Overshoot Day for 2021 is the same date as it was in 2019 – July 29.(1)   I also say again because this is the 52nd year in a row(2) that humanity has decided to demand that the […]


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Saving Ourselves from Ourselves by David Houle TEDxLakeShoreDrive

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 07.26.2021


TEDx talk presented virtually in February 2021   


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Moving to a Finite Earth Economy by David Houle

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 07.26.2021


University of Chicago TedX Talk delivered in April 2019  


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Study: Changing Republican Minds on Climate

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 07.22.2021


by Kate Yoder, Associate Publisher at Grist   Conservatives aren’t exactly known for demanding action on climate change. But in one corner of the internet, there’s a seemingly alternate universe where they express their concern for the planet in stirring, freedom-loving terms.   “Climate change threatens our freedom,” the New Climate Voices site states right […]


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Why Mission 2030?

tseadmin 03.08.2021


Humanity urgently needs to fundamentally change how it lives on Earth. The climate crisis is accelerating and looming ever larger. Tipping points have been crossed as evidenced by all the weird weather, historical droughts and floods, category 4 and 5 storms, an accelerating rate of sea level rise, accelerating extinct species and of course increasing […]


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We Can’t Hack Our Way Out of Climate Doom

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 02.23.2021


Matt Simon covers cannabis, robots, and climate science for WIRED.   The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s report on land use has resurfaced an uncomfortable reality. On top of everything it says about how we must fundamentally change our food system, cutting emissions alone is not enough to stave off disaster—we as a species have […]


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Texas Blackouts Due to Deregulated Energy Market

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 02.18.2021


by SAMMY ROTH  FEB. 18, 2021 6 AM PT   This is the Feb. 18, 2021, edition of Boiling Point, a weekly newsletter about climate change and the environment from the LA Times.   As a deadly winter storm plunged millions of Texans into darkness this week, politicians skeptical of climate change and loyal to the […]


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