What's been most interesting to Climate Dispatch readers? The five most viewed posts to date are:
The most viewed post, Traitors to Humanity, offers some thoughts on how climate deniers will be remembered in the future, concluding:
For a bit of political self-gratification now, the climate denial leaders are condemning themselves to be forever remembered as betraying humans and the planet.
The California coastline is already seeing the impacts of rising tides and warmer waters. What is not generally known is that our best efforts to address climate change will likely lead to a sea level increase of about 3 feet in the next 85 years. Without aggressive efforts, the rise could be 6 feet. Even a few inches causes dramatic impacts, so we better get ready. The third most viewed post relates to climate impacts on our coast and is linked here.
|Source: PG&E presentation to CEC/PUC Adaptation Workshop 7/27/15|
Promoting "Clean Coal" has become a favorite energy source for many of the Republican presidential candidates and some are even distancing themselves from cleaner energy like solar and wind. The fourth most viewed post compares "clean coal" to the many-headed hydra that sprouts more heads each time you cut one off. The post is linked here.
|Hydra: Digital image courtesy of the Getty's Open Content Program|
The fifth most viewed post was part of a series covering summertime workshops to assess progress towards California climate goals for 2030. The renewable energy post is the only one of the series in the top five list. The other posts covered transportation (#8) and energy efficiency (#11).
Source: E3 Dr. Nancy Ryan presentation