Tag Archives: Global Warming

METRO UPDATE | Roger Baker : The continuing Texas drought crisis

By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | May 4, 2014 Roger Baker’s three-part Rag Blog series, “Can Austin survive the current Texas drought,” garnered much attention and was reposted widely, including by the highly-influential Resilience.org. Roger wrote the following … Continue reading

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METRO REPORT | Bruce Melton : Critical sea level rise on Padre Island

Sea level rise is accelerating. At some point, our barrier islands will cross a disintegration threshold and begin to disappear. Because every mile of every beach is created differently, we will see some beaches begin to suffer sooner than others. … Continue reading

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Roger Baker :
Can Austin survive the current Texas drought? / 3

We look at  the climate science that warns that Austin faces serious water supply problems, and at the roles played by transportation planning and suburban sprawl in that crisis. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | February 19, 2014 … Continue reading

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Roger Baker :
Can Austin survive the current Texas drought? / 1

There is sound science that says there is likely to be big trouble, even in supplying Austin’s current population with enough water. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | February 6, 2014 First of three. I met a traveller … Continue reading

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Jack A. Smith :
Climate Change Confab Brings Too Little Too Late

Climate change activists in Warsaw, Friday, November 22, 2013, portray, from right, French President Francois Hollande, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, President Obama, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Photo by Czarek Sokolowski, / AP. Climate Change meeting in Warsaw brings … Continue reading

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Bruce Melton on Global Warming and Climate Change Denial

Environmental activist Bruce Melton at the studios of KOOP radio in Austin, Texas, September 20, 2013. Photo by Roger Baker / The Rag Blog. Rag Radio podcast: Environmental researcher and climate change activist Bruce Melton Austin environmentalist and Rag Blog … Continue reading

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Bruce Melton : Kick the Climate Deniers off the Island

The Greenwood Acres fishing pier on Lake Buchanan, west of Burnet, Texas. Photo by Bruce Melton / The Rag Blog. The climate science is certain: Time to kick the deniers off the island In just eight years, permanent climate conditions … Continue reading

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Bruce Melton : Calling all Earthlings

Alien beings emerge from “What Was Once Lake Buchanan” as the water level falls. Photos by Bruce Melton / The Rag Blog. Calling all earthlings:Climate change communicationsmay as well be from aliens Relative to most of the 20th century, Austin’s … Continue reading

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Tom Hayden : Earth Night

Is ‘Earth Night’ coming? Image from Wikimedia Commons. Earth Night Al Gore wrote in 1992, ‘the maximum that is politically feasible still falls short of the minimum that is truly effective.’ Making it ‘politically feasible’ to tackle extreme climate change … Continue reading

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Roger Baker : Is Capitalism in Deep Trouble?

Illustration by Latuff / Marxist.com. Before the fall?Terminal Capitalism / Part 2 We take a closer look at the role natural resource limits in combination with the excesses of unregulated finance capital are playing in blocking a global economic recovery. … Continue reading

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Bruce Melton : World Bank on Climate: ‘Turn Down the Heat’

Glacier melt. Photo by Dave Appleby / Flickr / Truthout.Is it really this bad?World Bank on climate:‘Turn down the heat’ Instead of working on climate pollution emissions reductions, we are now emitting more than was imagined in the 1998 worst-case … Continue reading

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Jonah Raskin : In the Wake of Sandy

The Rag Blog’s Jonah Raskin in post-Sandy Far Rockaway, New York.In the wake of Sandy:An interview with Far Rockaway community organizer Ofelia Mangen ‘I think Sandy is a human disaster. We’re the disaster, not nature. We created it. If you … Continue reading

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