Facing Future Blog

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May 18, 2024

Permafrost Showdown

by Robert Hunziker

"Deep below the glistening surface of a frozen Arctic lake, something is bubbling—something that could cause global warming to accelerate beyond all previous projections… Now the freezer door is opening, releasing the carbon into Arctic lake bottoms. Microbes digest it, . . .

May 13, 2024

Surprising Rising Seas “Must Reads”

by Robert Hunziker

Sea levels are surging along the US coastline, exceeding 30-year expectations. Scientists are confused, concerned, searching for answers. In that regard, an excellent new series by The Washington Post d/d April 29th, 2024 “Must Reads” is an eye-opening view into . . .

May 7, 2024

The Heat’s On – Big Time!

by Robert Hunziker

“Nearly nineteen thousand (19,000) weather stations have notched record high temperatures since Jan. 1.” (Source: Earth’s Record Hot Streak Might be a Sign of a New Climate Era, The Washington Post, April 19, 2024) A blistering start to the 2024 . . .

May 2, 2024

Ocean Heat Pummels the Great Barrier Reef, Again

by Robert Hunziker

It’s never been so bad. The Great Barrier Reef, which is one of nature’s most iconic mosaics of biodiversity, is on the ropes because of extreme global warming. Coral bleaching at the World Heritage-listed reef is “experiencing its worst mass . . .

April 19, 2024

Herbert Marcuse – New Left Revival?

by Robert Hunziker

World events serve as a stage of constant search for how best to construct and maintain society, which is an underlying theme of some decades ago found in the works of Herbert Marcuse, 1898–1979, German-American philosopher of prominent fame during . . .

April 19, 2024

The Death of Paris ’15

by Robert Hunziker

The Paris climate agreement of 2015 set the standards for how nation/states must approach the net zero target year 2050 by reducing greenhouse gas emissions in stages, starting with major reductions by 2030. Paris ’15 is dead. According to a . . .

April 16, 2024

Unchartered Territory Dead Ahead

by Robert Hunziker

When America’s leading authority on the climate system Gavin Schmidt of NASA throws his hands up in the air, exclaiming, we’ve got a knowledge gap for the first time since satellites started tuning into the planet’s climate system, what does . . .

April 12, 2024

WMO Bright Red Alert

by Robert Hunziker

The World Meteorological Organization (Geneva, Switzerland) State of Climate 2023 Report by Celste Saulo, secretary general, was issued on March 19th, 2024. “As secretary general of the World Meteorological Organization, I am now sounding the Red Alert about the state . . .

March 29, 2024

Carbon Capture, too Little too Late?

by Robert Hunziker

Will carbon capture technology bail society out of the latest version of greenhouse gas emissions, CO2 suddenly doubling its rate of increase when compared to the past decade, in breathtaking fashion, thus overheating the ocean and the Arctic and Antarctica . . .

March 28, 2024

Climate Agreements Suck

by Robert Hunziker

Climate agreements suck. There are no real enforcement provisions. Many signatories cheat. Some don’t report at all. Moreover, reported data is highly suspect. It’s a worldwide scandal recently exposed by YaleEnvironment360. Evidence of cheating is found in the atmosphere: Global . . .

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