MachineMachine /stream - tagged with climate https://machinemachine.net/stream/feed en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss LifePress therourke@gmail.com <![CDATA[Cloud Loss Could Add 8 Degrees to Global Warming | Quanta Magazine]]> https://www.quantamagazine.org/cloud-loss-could-add-8-degrees-to-global-warming-20190225/

On a 1987 voyage to the Antarctic, the paleoceanographer James Kennett and his crew dropped anchor in the Weddell Sea, drilled into the seabed, and extracted a vertical cylinder of sediment.

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Wed, 27 Feb 2019 19:38:31 -0800 https://www.quantamagazine.org/cloud-loss-could-add-8-degrees-to-global-warming-20190225/
<![CDATA[‘Everything is not going to be okay’: How to live with constant reminders that the Earth is in trouble]]> https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/everything-is-not-going-to-be-okay-how-to-live-with-constant-reminders-that-the-earth-is-in-trouble/2019/01/24/9dd9d6e6-1e53-11e9-8b59-0a28f2191131_story.html

What does it mean to be alive right now? Right now. Right this second, right this epoch, as mankind alters the Earth beyond recognition.

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Thu, 07 Feb 2019 05:01:00 -0800 https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/everything-is-not-going-to-be-okay-how-to-live-with-constant-reminders-that-the-earth-is-in-trouble/2019/01/24/9dd9d6e6-1e53-11e9-8b59-0a28f2191131_story.html
<![CDATA[Searching for Language to Capture How Climate Change Has Altered Our World - The New York Times]]> https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/17/books/review/rising-elizabeth-rush.html

RISING Dispatches from the New American Shore By Elizabeth Rush Illustrated. 299 pp. Milkweed Editions. $26. A drowned world: It’s an ancient fear and a very old story.

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Tue, 28 Aug 2018 05:33:38 -0700 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/17/books/review/rising-elizabeth-rush.html
<![CDATA[It's So Hot in Japan, the Fake Food in Restaurant Windows Is Melting - MUNCHIES]]> https://munchies.vice.com/en_us/article/wjk4k4/its-so-hot-in-japan-the-fake-food-in-restaurant-windows-is-melting

A friend of mine flew from northern California, to North Carolina on Saturday night and was immediately surprised by what she encountered when she landed. “Why is it so hot here?” she texted before she was even out of the airport. “I haven’t been this hot since...I don’t even know.

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Tue, 14 Aug 2018 20:41:14 -0700 https://munchies.vice.com/en_us/article/wjk4k4/its-so-hot-in-japan-the-fake-food-in-restaurant-windows-is-melting
<![CDATA[Bunker Mentality: Start Preparing for Ecological & Economic Disaster Free Of Corporate Overlords | Zero Hedge]]> https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-10/bunker-mentality-start-preparing-ecological-economic-disaster-free-corporate

Let’s face it: reading stories about the ongoing destruction of planet Earth, the life-sustaining blue marble that all of us – aside from maybe Elon Musk – are permanently trapped on, has got to be one of the least-favorite topics of all time.

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Tue, 14 Aug 2018 20:41:12 -0700 https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-10/bunker-mentality-start-preparing-ecological-economic-disaster-free-corporate
<![CDATA[Solar Geo-Engineering Can't Save the World’s Crops - The Atlantic]]> https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/08/solar-geo-engineering-cant-save-the-worlds-crops/567017/

Over the past few years, I’ve heard dozens of scientists talk about solar geo-engineering, the once-outlandish idea that humanity should counteract climate change by releasing special gases into the stratosphere to reflect away sunlight and cool the planet.

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Thu, 09 Aug 2018 01:42:13 -0700 https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/08/solar-geo-engineering-cant-save-the-worlds-crops/567017/
<![CDATA[Capitalism Killed Our Climate Momentum, Not “Human Nature”]]> https://theintercept.com/2018/08/03/climate-change-new-york-times-magazine/

The novella-length piece represents the kind of media commitment that the climate crisis has long deserved but almost never received.

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Tue, 07 Aug 2018 18:22:30 -0700 https://theintercept.com/2018/08/03/climate-change-new-york-times-magazine/
<![CDATA[We Should Never Have Called It Earth | The On Being Project]]> https://onbeing.org/blog/kate-marvel-we-should-never-have-called-it-earth/

We should never have called it Earth. Three quarters of the planet’s surface is saltwater, and most of it does not lap at tranquil beaches for our amusement. The ocean is deep; things are lost at sea.

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Tue, 31 Jul 2018 19:35:45 -0700 https://onbeing.org/blog/kate-marvel-we-should-never-have-called-it-earth/
<![CDATA[A groundbreaking study outlines what you can do about climate change. | Grist]]> https://grist.org/briefly/groundbreaking-study-outlines-what-you-can-do-about-climate-change/

Researchers in Sweden examined the possible steps that people can take to help tackle the climate crisis. Although a lot of resulting news coverage focused on the most effective action (having one fewer kid), the real takeaway is that individual actions still matter. A lot.

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Sat, 07 Jul 2018 08:32:29 -0700 https://grist.org/briefly/groundbreaking-study-outlines-what-you-can-do-about-climate-change/
<![CDATA[The Neologismcene | Literature, the Humanities, & the World]]> http://arcade.stanford.edu/blogs/neologismcene

This particular terminological game is just about up, I think, and it's no surprise that Anthropos has won again. I don't think we'll be using any word but Anthropocene to describe the ecological present anytime soon. More's the pity, perhaps—but the Anthropocene is here to stay.

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Thu, 24 May 2018 07:47:24 -0700 http://arcade.stanford.edu/blogs/neologismcene
<![CDATA[The swiftness of glaciers: language in a time of climate change | Aeon Ideas]]> https://aeon.co/ideas/the-swiftness-of-glaciers-language-in-a-time-of-climate-change

Language bends and buckles under pressure of climate change. Take the adjective ‘glacial’. I recently came across an old draft of my PhD dissertation on which my advisor had scrawled the rebuke: ‘You’re proceeding at a glacial pace. You’re skating on thin ice.

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Wed, 04 Apr 2018 08:08:47 -0700 https://aeon.co/ideas/the-swiftness-of-glaciers-language-in-a-time-of-climate-change
<![CDATA[Two degrees no longer seen as global warming guardrail]]> https://www.24matins.uk/traf/headline/two-degrees-no-longer-seen-as-global-warming-guardrail-62957

Limiting global warming to two degrees Celsius will not prevent destructive and deadly climate impacts, as once hoped, dozens of experts concluded in a score of scientific studies released Monday. A world that heats up by 2C (3.

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Wed, 04 Apr 2018 08:08:45 -0700 https://www.24matins.uk/traf/headline/two-degrees-no-longer-seen-as-global-warming-guardrail-62957
<![CDATA[Tourists are swarming Antarctica to see it before it’s gone | The Outline]]> https://theoutline.com/post/3612/last-chance-expensive-luxury-tourism-antarctica

“Join our team on this special voyage that equips leaders with resources and actionable solutions to become a part of a global force of change.” This isn’t the description for Doctors Without Borders. It’s for a luxury Antarctic vacation expedition through the company Explorer’s Passage.

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Tue, 13 Mar 2018 08:02:51 -0700 https://theoutline.com/post/3612/last-chance-expensive-luxury-tourism-antarctica
<![CDATA[But What Would the End of Humanity Mean for Me? - The Atlantic]]> https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/05/but-what-does-the-end-of-humanity-mean-for-me/361931/

Preeminent scientists are warning about serious threats to human life in the not-distant future, including climate change and superintelligent computers. Most people don't care.

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Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:43:28 -0800 https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/05/but-what-does-the-end-of-humanity-mean-for-me/361931/
<![CDATA[The Zombie Diseases of Climate Change - The Atlantic]]> https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/11/the-zombie-diseases-of-climate-change/544274/

What lurks in the Arctic’s thawing permafrost? From the air, the coast of Greenland appears vast and tranquil. Hundreds of fjords, their surfaces a mirror of blue sky and cloud bottoms, divide the territory.

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Sun, 26 Nov 2017 10:30:54 -0800 https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/11/the-zombie-diseases-of-climate-change/544274/
<![CDATA[Refusing Survival: What Happens If We Don’t Save the World From Climate Change? | Novara Media]]> http://novaramedia.com/2017/11/12/refusing-survival-what-happens-if-we-dont-save-the-world-from-climate-change/

It’s ok. You can say it. Everyone else seems to be saying it now anyway. It might even make you feel better. It’s too late.

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Sun, 26 Nov 2017 10:30:44 -0800 http://novaramedia.com/2017/11/12/refusing-survival-what-happens-if-we-dont-save-the-world-from-climate-change/
<![CDATA[Humans May Be Living in Triassic-Period Conditions By 2250 - Motherboard]]> https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/jp33gx/climate-change-triassic-carbon-dioxide-emissions-global-warming

The Triassic Period was a gnarly time to be alive on Earth, and not only because it was Act One of the age of dinosaurs. This epoch stretched from 251 to 199 million years ago, and was bookended by mass extinction events caused, in part, by abnormally high atmospheric carbon levels.

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Sun, 26 Nov 2017 07:30:59 -0800 https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/jp33gx/climate-change-triassic-carbon-dioxide-emissions-global-warming
<![CDATA[Humans May Be Living in Triassic-Period Conditions By 2250 - Motherboard]]> https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/jp33gx/climate-change-triassic-carbon-dioxide-emissions-global-warming

The Triassic Period was a gnarly time to be alive on Earth, and not only because it was Act One of the age of dinosaurs. This epoch stretched from 251 to 199 million years ago, and was bookended by mass extinction events caused, in part, by abnormally high atmospheric carbon levels.

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Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:50:59 -0800 https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/jp33gx/climate-change-triassic-carbon-dioxide-emissions-global-warming
<![CDATA[Against ‘Sustainability’ - The New York Times]]> https://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/08/opinion/against-sustainability.html

Among the many stories that can be told about the origins of the environmental movement in the West, perhaps the most common is that it began with the emergence of Romanticism in the late 18th century. In this version, environmentalism was born as the good twin to evil industrialization.

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Wed, 25 Oct 2017 10:50:35 -0700 https://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/08/opinion/against-sustainability.html
<![CDATA[50 Years Ago Big Oil Bragged About Being Able To Melt Glaciers, While They Knew About Climate Change – ThinkProgress]]> https://thinkprogress.org/50-years-ago-big-oil-bragged-about-being-able-to-melt-glaciers-while-they-knew-about-climate-change-728efe887daa/

Newly-released oil industry documents push back the start date of the world’s most successful disinformation campaign to the 1960s, if not earlier.

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Mon, 11 Sep 2017 07:32:35 -0700 https://thinkprogress.org/50-years-ago-big-oil-bragged-about-being-able-to-melt-glaciers-while-they-knew-about-climate-change-728efe887daa/