Pumped hydro storage ‘could make Australia run on renewable energy alone within 20 years’ – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

‘Australia has the capacity to store up to 1,000 times more renewable energy than it could ever conceivably need, according to an analysis by researchers at the Australian National University (ANU).’

Source: Pumped hydro storage ‘could make Australia run on renewable energy alone within 20 years’ – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

World hunger worsens from war, climate events – Portland Press Herald

‘More than half of those hungry live in areas affected by violent conflicts that have crippled local agriculture and restricted access to food supplies, with African nations being among the worst hit. Famine was declared earlier this year in South Sudan, while Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen have suffered more food shortages. The increase in the undernourished also came as a gauge of food prices rebounded from a seven-year low, even amid a global glut of grains.’

Source: World hunger worsens from war, climate events – Portland Press Herald

First Hurricane Harvey, Now Irma: Is Climate Change to Blame for Destructive Storms?

‘Despite what President Trump and his appointees say, the scientific evidence keeps pouring in that climate change is real, is really caused by humans, and will cause real impacts on our lives. There’s even evidence suggesting that many of the tiny proportion of studies that do undermine climate change research are deeply flawed.’

Source: First Hurricane Harvey, Now Irma: Is Climate Change to Blame for Destructive Storms?

Senator Dianne Feinstein believes Texas storms part of global warming

August 29, 2017, San Francisco

Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein, chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, appeared at the Commonwealth Club to discuss several topics, including these comments on global warming and the record breaking storms in Texas.

Senator Feinstein
“I believe that what’s happening now in Texas is part of the warming” ~ Senator Dianne Feinstein
Senator Feinstein
” The question really is, is it too late? Some predict the climate’s going to warm 4 to 9 degrees, and if it does, there’s nothing we can do, we destroy earth. If we keep the warming one to two degrees, which is still possible, then we can deal with it. So it isn’t hopeless if we do the right thing. ” ~ California Senator Feinstein

Transcript of climate comments:

Senator Feinstein: “This president does not believe that the climate is warming. I strongly disagree. And all you need to do is take a look at a National Geographic Magazine and see where they’re predicting that a huge ice shelf breaks off which is now rifting, and when it does, the seas rise 10 feet.”

“So I think global warming is real. It’s happening much faster than the scientists thought. We need to do … we’ve had three bills on the floor of the Senate in the time I’ve been there, and I think that not one of ‘em has gotten more than 38 votes. And so we’ve got a big job out there by telling Senators and House members and letting them see what is happening.”

Senator Feinstein

“I believe that what’s happening now in Texas is part of the warming. The seas are warming, and in Antarctica what’s happening all the huge glaciers are on beds under the ocean. The ocean is warming there much faster than anyone expected. So these glaciers are dropping off into the water, and they’re huge. They’re the size of states, and when they drop and melt it’s terrible. So, I mean there are a lot of things that we could do. The question really is, is it too late?”

“Some predict the climate’s going to warm 4 to 9 degrees, and if it does, there’s nothing we can do, we destroy earth. If we keep the warming one to two degrees, which is still possible, then we can deal with it. So it isn’t hopeless if we do the right thing. “

Herbst Theatre

“And you know I really got to commend Jerry Brown, I mean he’s put this state in a clean fuel dimension.”

Ellen Tauscher: “So we are no longer in a place of reversing climate change but we could retard it so that it is still sustainable for human life, but we have to act now.”

Senator Feinstein: “That’s correct, we have to act now.”

Report by James George

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