350 or bust: Face The Nation Faces The Reality Of a Warmer World

Is the mainstream media waking up to the reality of climate catastrophe just as our climate jumps the shark? Earlier this week on CBS’s Face The Nation, Climate Central’s Chief Climatologist Heidi Cullen, American Meteorological Society President Marshall Shepherd, WFOR-TV’s Chief Meteorologist David Bernard, and TIME Magazine’s Jeffrey Kluger discussed recent extreme weather events, the ...

350 or bust: Welcome To The New Normal: FrankenWeather

* The pictures and videos coming out of New York and New Jersey are a vivid reminder that Mother Nature always bats last; human technology, civilization, and hubris crumbles  in the face of her power. Reports are that 17 people are dead, and 7 million are without power on the U.S East Coast. * Arianna ...

350 or bust: Meteorologist At A Loss For Expletives To Describe What Hurricane Sandy Could Do

“If you think mitigated climate change is expensive, try unmitigated climate change.” Dr. Richard Gammon The “Frankenstorm” combination of Hurricane Sandy, super-storm conditions, and climate change is starting to pummel the North American East Coast as I write this. The Weather Channel’s Bryan Norcross said: “This is a beyond-strange situation. It’s unprecedented and bizarre.”  It’s ...

350 or bust: Arctic Sends Clear Message: Act Now To Reduce Carbon Dioxide Pollution

There’s not much good news to write about today, as a bubble of cold air from the Arctic moves into central North America. Brace yourself for some record-breaking cold if you (like me) live in that region. But that’s not the worst of it by a long shot; unfortunately this could mean that warmer southern ...

350 or bust: Olympics 2012 & The Global Goodwill To Address The Serious Threat Of Climate Change

It’s day 11 of the summer olympics in London. While I have the utmost respect – indeed, awe – for the women and men who are willing to sacrifice countless hours to hone their bodies and their skills to compete internationally, I do have concerns about the whole olympic process. In the end, the olympics ...

350 or bust: This Is Not Cool

This extraordinary mild winter in North America, followed by an unprecedentedly warm march, has shocked a lot of people who formerly dismissed the reality of climate change.  In addition, several years of violent tornado seasons have many asking if we are entering a “new Normal” in regard to our seasons. In this two part series,  ...

350 or bust: Things Happen, But It’s Time To Connect The Dots

Thailand has the worst flooding in its history, only a month after Central America has the worst flood in its history, a month after Vermont has the worst flooding in its history in the same year that the Mississippi river has the worst flooding in its history. And Queensland in Australia has its worst floods ...

350 or bust: Extreme Weather Costing U.S. Billions – When Does The Climate Change Lightbulb Go On?

It’s been an exhausting and extreme year weather-wise across the U.S., as this pointed out in this Reuters article, Weather Disasters Keep Costing the U.S. Billions This Year. And yet, there is still resistance across that country and my own, furiously propped up by wealthy fossil fuel interests, to the scientific evidence pointing out people’s ...

350 or bust: “People Who Believe In Climate Change Should Have Their Heads Examined”

I’m off canoeing in beautiful Canadian Shield country again this week, so while I’m on holiday I will be reposting articles from the 350orbust archives. This article was first published in July 2010. An acquaintance I recently bumped into told me, loudly and emphatically, that “people who believe in climate change should have their heads ...

350 or bust: Huge Sand Storm Causes Power Outages, Closes Airport in Phoenix

Some incredible footage from a huge sandstorm that blanketed Phoenix Arizona yesterday. One local resident said: I have been in Arizona for 20 years and have never seen a storm this size. Once the dust reached us it was as dark as the middle of a moonless night. Get ready for more and more extreme ...

350 or bust: Extreme Weather Events: Brought To Us By Big Oil & Gas

Happy Canada Day! What a week it’s been on the climate/weather front. Here in northwestern Ontario we’ve been experiencing a lovely June, although firefighters say it’s the driest summer in five years (which means they’ll have a busy summer). As I write this early in the morning, the sky is blue, the temperature is hovering ...

350 or bust: Deadly Tornado In Massachusetts Pulls Water From River, And Other Friday Links

It’s a rainy Friday in northwestern Ontario as we head into a weekend which will include, for our family, watching the second hockey game of the Stanley Cup finals between the Vancouver Canucks and the Boston Bruins. I know, today is significant because it’s the day that Stephen Harper’s government makes it first Speech from ...