Climate Change: From Fossil Fuels to a Renewable Energy Future

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PDF of slide show:    2016-10-24-Political-Aspects-of-the-Environmental-Crisis.pdf

Link to this file:     http://Climate-Change-Web-Links.docx

“The War on Science and its Adverse Consequences”  LINK to suppl. presentation (tbd)

Some Political Aspects of the Environmental Crisis and Global Warming” LINK (tbd)

 

Hyperlinks and references related to these presentations below

 25 October 2016 for Space Coast Science Education Alliance, Florida Solar Energy Center, Cocoa, Florida

 1 November 2016 for Marine Resources Council, Indian River Lagoon, Lagoon House, Palm Bay, Florida

Presenter:  William Ross McCluney, Ph.D., Principle Research Scientist, ret. Florida Solar Energy Center/UCF

See also http://www.sunpineconsulting.com/   and        http://www.futureofhumanity.org

The Space Coast Science Education Alliance (SCSEA), founded 19XX by Dr McCluney (FSEC), Mike Hutton, Brevard Community College Planetarium Director, and representatives of other science-related education organizations in the region. See: www.spacecoastscience.org

Additional links of interest:

Book listing at Amazon.com: The War on Science by Shawn Otto    LINK

Scientific American Article: “A Plan To Defend Against the War on Science” by Shawn Otto     LINK

Article by Dr. McCluney: “Yes, We Can! A Path to 100% Renewables”        LINK

Article by Dr. McCluney: “The Cost of a 100% Conversion from Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy” LINK

 

HYPERLINKS

Roughly in order of topic appearance in slide show

Climate Change: From Fossil Fuels to a Renewable Energy Future

 

Paul Ehrlich I-PAT                               LINK                 http://www.sustainablescale.org/ConceptualFramework/UnderstandingScale/MeasuringScale/TheIPATEquation.aspx

Species extinction rate                       LINK

            http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/programs/biodiversity/elements_of_biodiversity/extinction_crisis/

 

Killing coral                                         LINK

            http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/whats-killing-coral-reefs-and-how-can-we-stop-it/

 

Fresh water declines                           LINK

            http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/about_freshwater/importance_value/

Disappearing forests                           LINK

            http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/forests/solutions/our-disappearing-forests/

 

Nature’s services under attack           LINK

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecosystem_services

 

Rare Earth metals declining               LINK

            http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/chinas-rare-earth-reserves-declining.html

 

Mauna Loa continuous record            LINK

            http://scrippsco2.ucsd.edu/graphics_gallery/mauna_loa_record/

 

Carbon Emissions from industry         LINK

            https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/monitoring-references/faq/greenhouse-gases.php

 

North America Carbon Emissions       LINK

            http://cdiac.ornl.gov/trends/emis/nam.html

 

Arctic sea ice melt                              LINK

            http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/

 

Land ice (glaciers) melting                 LINK1               LINK2

            http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2014/11/loss-of-land-ice-not-sea-ice-more-sea-level-rise/

            https://www3.epa.gov/climatechange/kids/impacts/signs/glaciers.html

 

Skeptical about global warming?       LINK

https://www.skepticalscience.com/argument.php

 

Drought in the West 2015                  LINK

            http://drought.unl.edu/NewsOutreach/MonthlySummary/June2015DroughtandImpactSummary.aspx

 

Oceans get warmer, storms stronger                                    LINK

            http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/ClimateStorms/page2.php

 

Tornadoes Earlier in Tornado Alley    LINK

            https://news.agu.org/press-release/tornadoes-occurring-earlier-in-tornado-alley/

 

The War on Science by Shawn Otto   LINK

            https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-war-on-science-book-review/

            Order: https://www.amazon.com/War-Science-Waging-Matters-About/dp/1571313532

 

A Plan To Defend Against the War on Science,” by Shawn Otto LINK

                https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-plan-to-defend-against-the-war-on-science/

 

Bloomberg New Energy PV Trend Chart:               LINK

                https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Price_history_of_silicon_PV_cells_since_1977.svg

 

U.S. Government Climate Program Links

 

U.S. Government: http://www.globalchange.gov/

NASA: climate.NASA.gov

NOAA: https://www.climate.gov/

DOE:  http://www.energy.gov/science-innovation/climate-change

NREL: http://www.nrel.gov/analysis/

LBNL: http://eesa.lbl.gov/departments/climate-sciences/

U. S. Dept. of Agriculture: http://www.globalchange.gov/agency/department-agriculture

U.S. Dept HHS:                     http://www.globalchange.gov/agency/department-health-human-services U.S

EPA: https://www.epa.gov/climatechange

NSF: https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/climate/

Smithsonian Institution:  http://ecosystems.serc.si.edu/climate-change/

 

Private, Non-Profit, Climate Change Organization Links

 

350.org                                                         https://350.org/

Union of Concerned Scientists               http://www.ucsusa.org/

The Climate Reality Project                     https://www.climaterealityproject.org/

The Sierra Club                                           http://www.sierraclub.org/

Greenpeace                                                 http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/

The Post Carbon Institute                        http://www.postcarbon.org/

Citizens’ Climate Lobby                            http://citizensclimatelobby.org/