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Parts of Spaceship Earth are Becoming Uninsurable

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager
02.20.2024

 

The rate of climate change surged alarmingly over the past decade, posing a ‘code red’ emergency for the world and the insurance industry.   $122 billion total insured losses worldwide from weather-related natural catastrophes in 2023. (Swiss RE)   250% rise in economic losses over the past three decades due to climate change. (Capgemini)   […]

 

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Corporations can help address e-waste, but the culture must change first

Shannon Mahaffey - COO, Origina
02.12.2024

 

How can we change a corporate IT culture that encourages B2B buyers to solve every problem with a new purchase instead of improving or simply maintaining the software or hardware they’ve already invested in?   Chief technology officers are faced with a difficult dilemma worldwide. They understand and acknowledge the environmental damage caused by filling […]

 

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An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

David Houle - Futurist
02.06.2024

 

In this century, there has been a developing conversation about the transition from fossil fuels to clean energy. It is long past time for humanity to dramatically reduce our reliance on fossil fuels… yet we have not done so.   There are many reasons why this is taking much longer than it could or should […]

 

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Climate Models Did Not Predict This

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager
01.29.2024

 

Gavin Schmidt is a climate modeler at NASA. Climate modeling takes in all of the climate data (climate is an extremely complex and highly interconnected system) from thousands of sensors on the land at different altitudes, and in the oceans at different depths, around the world and uses software to run models of what we […]

 

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Your Carbon Footprint is Just the First Step

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager
01.23.2024

 

A standard tool to help individuals assess their contribution to climate change is a carbon footprint calculator. Hundreds of these calculators are available online, enabling you to input details like whether or not you wash your clothes in cold water, how often you eat beef, and what type of transportation you use to commute to work. […]

 

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Extreme Heat

Roy Wysnewski - Meteorologist
01.13.2024

 

Editorial Note: As this crew commentary is being posted, several countries in the Northern Hemisphere are experiencing extreme cold and snow storms. Extreme weather events are becoming more severe and more frequent. In many ways, Florida is the canary in the coal mine when it comes to our climate crisis. We can learn from their […]

 

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What to look for in 2024 regarding our accelerating Climate Crisis

David Houle - Futurist
01.08.2024

 

We at This Spaceship Earth have long thought that two things are critical for humanity to slow and then stabilize global warming: actions and a deep sense of urgency. We are not accomplishing enough… and certainly not with the urgency required. Urgent action is needed. Is our species up to this reality?     What […]

 

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The Horror of COP28

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager | David Houle - Futurist
12.19.2023

 

Last Commentary we wrote about the hypocrisy and failure of the COP28 conference in Dubai, which ended last week. This column is about the absolute horror of this failure from a historical perspective and the failure of all 28 annual COPs.   28 annual conferences focused on global warming and the CO2 emissions that have […]

 

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COP 28: Hypocrisy, Failure and the Triumph of Fossil Fuels

David Houle - Futurist
12.12.2023

 

Once again… a total failure. As I have written several times, I expected it would be. If the first 27 COPs had been successful, there wouldn’t be a need for the current one in Dubai.   The reason it is a failure is that its purpose since 1995 has been to lower GHG emissions, particularly […]

 

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Peak Oil and Peak Auto

David Houle - Futurist
12.05.2023

 

We are entering the end of fossil fuels as our primary energy source, and  a significant reduction in the number of cars on our roads. It’s not going to happen suddenly or quickly. Both will continue to grow in the near future, but  Peak Oil and Peak Auto will occur.   Peak Oil is the […]

 

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