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  • Ruth Anthony-Gardner

    Philly Women's March 1/21/17

  • Ruth Anthony-Gardner

    Even if renewables grow at breakneck speed, we won't avoid 2°C rise.

    Renewables can't deliver Paris climate goals: study

    Expansion of renewable energy cannot by itself stave off catastrophic climate change, scientists warned Monday.

    Even if solar and wind capacity continues to grow at breakneck speed, it will not be fast enough to cap global warming under two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit),…

    “The rapid deployment of wind, solar and electric cars gives some hope,” lead author Glen Peters, a researcher at the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research in Oslo, Norway, told AFP.

    “But at this stage, these technologies are not really displacing the growth in fossil fuels or conventional transportation." [emphasis mine]

  • Ruth Anthony-Gardner

    The UK's Met office has begun to share yearly CO2 rise predictions.

    First yearly CO2 forecast predicts one of biggest rises ever

    Now for the carbon dioxide forecast: levels of this gas in the atmosphere will rise by 2.5 parts per million to average 408 ppm in 2017.

    And the monthly average could exceed 410 ppm for the first time during this year’s peak in May (CO2 levels rise and fall each year with seasonal changes in plant growth). The precise forecast is 409.86 plus or minus 0.61 ppm.

    Not only is the CO2 concentration rising, it is rising ever faster. Levels at Mauna Loa have increased by an average of 2.1 ppm per year over the past decade, up from 0.7 ppm in the 1950s. But there are big variations from year to year.

    In particular, there are larger increases during El Niño years, during which warm surface waters in the Pacific Ocean affect weather worldwide.

    The predicted increase of 2.5 ppm in 2017 is well below the record 3.4 ppm rise last year, but still significantly more than the annual average of 2.1 ppm over the past decade.