It's not enough to bash in heads, you have to bash in minds

            

Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary

(more…)

Vancouver’s annual fireworks festival started Saturday night. It was stunning as usual.


(more…)

Tamino’s more depressing version of Imagine:

Imagine every single report ever about the link between cigarette smoking and lung cancer, from the 1960s when the surgeon general’s report came out up to the present day, beginning with the statement that “No single case of lung cancer can be definitively linked to smoking.

Now imagine being inundated by op-eds in the Wall Street Journal and reports from Fox News on the link between cigarettes and heart disease saying that People got heart disease long before there were cigarettes. Heart disease rates are always changing. It’s just a natural variation

If you can imagine that, then you know what the current political “climate” in the U.S.A. is like when it comes to the subject of man-made climate change.

Watch how I soar
Snow Geese

(more…)

More of the same wood duck and her duckling from Stanley Park

Female Wood Duck – Stanley Park
Female Wood Duckling – Stanley Park
Female Wood Duck – Stanley Park
San Diego
La Jolla, California
Beach Master

Sedona
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon South Rim
Whytecliff Park

Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary

(more…)

cold


Unsurprisingly XKCD nails it, but head on over there to read the mouseover text, I am sure it perfectly describes more than a few Planet3.0 readers (and writers!). And we wouldn’t want it any other way.

Read the rest on Planet3.0

The CBC’s Fifth estate devotes 1 hour to exploring the sorry state of federal science in Canada.


The link above takes you to CBC’s official page which might not work for some people outside of Canada, but thankfully someone has posted it to YouTube.

Read the rest on Planet3.0

blog_gatewayhearingscartoon640


The recent approval of the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline by National Energy Board and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act review panel has brought a renewed flurry of attention to the project.

Read the rest on Planet3.0

“Global warming, huh? By pure coincidence every scientist was right” Homer Simpson

Read the rest on Planet3.0

At this rate Canada’s emission regulations should be ready by 2025.


Canada is once again delaying emissions regulations in the oil and gas sector, despite major pipeline projects that continue to put intense scrutiny on the energy industry’s environmental track record



The regulations were first promised seven years ago, and Alberta has recently criticized the federal government for delays in introducing them.

Read the rest on Planet3.0

The IPCC has released a very snazzy video that summarizes the fifth assessment report.


Read the rest on Planet3.0

Real Climate gives the recent methane news some proper context. The bottom line is that since methane is a short lived GHG it would take a very sudden and very massive release of methane for it to have a large effect on the climate.

Read the rest on Planet3.0

A frustratingly stubborn climate myth is that global warming stopped in 1998. It hasn’t. In fact the earth is currently accumulating extra heat at a rate of 4 Hiroshima nuclear bombs per second!

Read the rest on Planet3.0

A summary of the IPCC report in 4 minutes


Read the rest on Planet3.0

Chevron, Exxon and BP among companies most responsible for climate change since dawn of industrial age, figures show


The climate crisis of the 21st century has been caused largely by just 90 companies, which between them produced nearly two-thirds of the greenhouse gas emissions generated since the dawning of the industrial age, new research suggests.

Read the rest on Planet3.0

This video taken at 6am on Friday 8 November as Typhoon Hayian hit Hernani in Eastern Samar shows how quickly and intensely the storm surge hit.


Read the rest on Planet3.0

Michael Mann echoing Keven Trenberth’s position that all weather now has a climate change component since it is occurring in an altered atmosphere (one with more GHGs, heat and water vapour amongst many other factors).

Read the rest on Planet3.0