Author: Susan Kraemer

hydropower

How a Hotter Climate Destroys Thermal Electricity Generation

Both hydropower and conventional thermal combustion electricity is depleted in a hotter new climate. A new paper published at Nature Climate Change, Power-generation system vulnerability and adaptation to changes in climate and water resources provides a comprehensive look at how… Read More
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Could Oyster Shells Sequester Carbon?

We’ve all heard about how as more CO2 is released into the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels; more is being absorbed by oceans, and that is making the ocean too acidic so that shellfish can’t make shells anymore. But CO2… Read More

Have Saudis Left it Too Late to Go Solar?

Saudi Arabia has yet to move on its grandiose solar plans announced in 2012 – and now it might be too late. The Gulf States’ biggest greenhouse gas emitter and the world’s largest oil exporter has yet to make any… Read More
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Could We Sequester CO2 In Antarctic Ice?

It might be possible to take billions of tons of CO2 out of the atmosphere by freezing Antarctic air. Until the last few years, no one has ever proposed storing CO2 under ice. “There really hasn’t been any suggestion of… Read More

Senate Bill Like Clinton’s Stops Climate Change

Short-lived climate pollutants like methane and black carbon account for approximately one-third of current global warming. Connecticut’s Democratic Senator Chris Murphy and Maine’s Republican Senator Susan Collins have introduced the Super Pollutants Act of 2015 – the U.S. Senate’s first… Read More

Faster Rising Seas if Antarctica Melts

Seas could rise much faster than previously thought – nearly three meters every century for 10,000 years, if we continue our business-as-usual rate of burning fossil fuels. New simulations of the future impact of climate change have revealed a much… Read More

California Goes for 50% Renewables by 2030

In a historic vote, California legislators have ensured that the eighth largest economy in the world is running on 50% renewable energy within just 15 years. California’s Democratic-majority legislature just acted decisively to further reduce the use of fossil energy… Read More