Great Animation to Share, Concisely Showing the Global Warming of Recent Decades

Hey, busy people,  here is a new, concise animation showing the increasing temperatures of recent decades. (It's actually kind of hypnotic, fun to watch...) I’d say it’s important to share the animation with family and friends – to gently and…

What’s So Dangerous About Global Warming? Massive Government Report Says Climate Is Warming And Humans Are The Cause

The United States government Friday published its most-weighty report yet on the unfolding climate change crisis, drawing on over 1,500 peer-reviewed scientific papers, according to National Public Radio's All Things Considered:  Read their article or hear the broadcast here. In…

What’s So Dangerous About Global Warming: Coal to Solar Switch Could Save 52,000 U.S. Lives Per Year

Gosh, who would have guessed, with all this talk about bringing coal jobs back? Coal is filthy stuff and shortens the lives of 52,000 Americans each year, according to "So about those coal jobs: Turns out replacing coal with solar could…

What’s So Dangerous About Global Warming? Here’s What Happens if the U.S. Withdraws From the Paris Climate Change Agreement

Global Warming for Busy People is mostly calls-to-action, and we focus on coaxing busy-but-concerned people to start fighting the good fight, teaching a basket of tactics drawn from the personal powers we all possess in a democratic, market-based economy. But…

Climate Change is Rewriting History Books: There Hasn’t Been a Cooler-Than-Average Month in 628 Months

March temperature data is in, and the news isn't good:  It was the second hottest March on record. The excellent graphic in this piece by Brian Kahn of Climate Central tells the story of our unfolding new-climate era. "What's so…

Global Warming Adaptation, Like the Emerging Advanced-Energy Sector, Will Produce a LOT of New Jobs: The Alaskan Experience

Nice investigative piece from this week's Bloomberg... on how poorly prepared for climate adaptation Alaska currently is, given the much-warmer winters its economy now experiences. But, not obviously, there are a BOATLOAD of new jobs coming in the climate adaptation…

Focus on big solutions that really matter

Global warming is a devilish problem, because our greenhouse gas pollution comes mostly from fossil fuels which infect every area of our civilization. But though daunting, fossil fuels are where we must focus the big solutions, ones that really stand…

Summer release date set for An Inconvenient Sequel: Speaking Truth to Power

According to film-industry mainstay Variety, a July 28 summer release date has been set for An Inconvenient Sequel:  Speaking Truth to Power. Al Gore's ten-year update of his orginal hit global warming documentary An Inconvenient Truth received positive reviews at this month's…

Concise, Positive Climate Message (Tattoo it on Your Arm)

This useful summary-message is by Canadian author Guy Dauncey, from his fine resource book: "The Climate Challenge (101 Solutions to Global Warming)"  Fossil fuels have been amazing. The age of fossil fuels is almost over. Climate change is the Earth's…

Great short video on Climate Weirding by Katherine Hayhoe

I can't resist turning busy readers onto powerful, concise videos... that give a solid briefing very quickly. This video is by climate scientist Katherine Hayhoe of Texas Tech University... her talks are lively, short and pack a lot of scientific…

Just the facts… the RealClimate website is an excellent learning source

As I said, most busy people visiting our site already know that global warming is a huge, emerging and long-lived problem... But for those who want more background, here is a concise look at the unvarnished science, a link to…

Elon Musk’s Unbelievably Simple Killer Break Down on Climate Change

Normally, people who come to Global Warming for Busy People aready KNOW the magnitude of our risk and are here seeking solutions... "Ok, I get it.  What are the most efficient ways I can get results?" But just in case…

Why create Global Warming for Busy People? (part 2)

Fine, so our first blog post posed problem and mission statements... scary stuff, but big and true stuff -probably the biggest challenge humanity has ever faced. But we're about solutions here, and that's where the excitement, community, and deep brain…

Why create “Global Warming for Busy People?” (part 1)

PROBLEM STATEMENT: Human population (“the economy”) will surpass our planet’s carrying capacity, and human-caused climate change stress-points are already starting to show. This is the kind of thing that ends civilizations… the stress-point emerging first and most urgently is global…