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The Lowest Cost Renewable Energy Comes With a 2000 Percent Environmental Dividend

January 29, 2015 by Jim Baird

NASA and NOAA have proclaimed that 2014 was the warmest year ever recorded. It was the year also in which scientists identified heat movement into the ocean depths as the reason an atmospheric warming hiatus has existed for the previous 15 years.[read more]

Short-Circuiting Sea Level Rise

October 14, 2014 by Jim Baird

Sea Level Rise Cycles

Sea level rise can be short-circuited with energy systems that pay for themselves with the power they generate. The heat of global warming is going principally into the oceans; mainly in the top, mixed, layer of the tropical seas.[read more]

Hope For an Energy Rich, Sustainable Future

September 16, 2014 by Jim Baird

Energy Future and Sustainability

If the rate of ocean heat uptake is the most fundamental single measure of the state of Earth’s climate, then ocean thermal energy conversion using a heat pipe is the single hope for an energy rich sustainable future, given, as I believe is the case, 97 percent of climate scientists are right.[read more]

More Evidence Global Surface Temperatures Poised To Rise Rapidly

July 26, 2014 by Joseph Romm

Potential Surface Temp Jump

A new study finds that when climate models factor in the temporary warming and cooling impact of El Niño and La Niña, they accurately predict recent global warming. And that is consistent with recent studies that led one climatologist to say, “Global temperatures look set to rise rapidly.”[read more]

Carbon Sequestering Energy Production

July 10, 2014 by Jim Baird

CCS and Energy

It is estimated that ocean storage has taken up over ninety percent of the heat attributed to global warming and that the amount of carbon dioxide that has been taken up since the start of the Industrial Revolution has been sufficient to raise the ocean’s acidity by about 30 percent.[read more]

Global Warming: It Ought to Be Illegal

March 28, 2014 by Jim Baird

Global Warming Effects

The recent MIT article, 'How the ocean reins in global warming,' points out how burying atmospheric heat deep in the ocean delays long-term global warming. Can we be anything but criminally negligent for not acting on this readily apparent knowledge?[read more]

Hacking Global Warming [VIDEO]

February 21, 2014 by Jim Baird

Hacking Global Warming

Adding it all up, scientists estimate the total amount of heat warming the oceans, land, and atmosphere and melting ice is the equivalent of 4 Hiroshima atomic bombs worth every second. The planet is a big place. The extent of damage all of this heat does depends on where the warming occurs.[read more]

The Existential Imperative: Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion II

January 6, 2014 by Jim Baird

Ocean Heat and Energy

The fourth IPCC assessment projects that 40 to 70 percent of species could go extinct if Earth warms by 3.5 °C. Ominously a recent study by Australian and French scientists published in Nature predicts that unless greenhouse gas emissions are cut, the planet will heat up by 4°C by 2100.[read more]


Putting the Brakes on CO2 is at Best Half a Climate Solution

November 28, 2013 by Jim Baird

CO2 and Climate

A new study on continued global warming after emissions stoppage challenges the widely-accepted scientific consensus that the planet’s temperature would actually remain the same or decline if CO2 emissions suddenly stopped.[read more]

WANTED: A Climate Bounty

November 15, 2013 by Jim Baird

Climate Solutions and Rewards

Were we able to harness the force of hurricanes, we could not only service the energy needs of billions we could prevent death and destruction on a massive scale. And the crazy thing is we actually have the capability to do just that.[read more]


What's More Productive: CO2 Sequestration or Ocean Heat Sequestration?

November 12, 2013 by Jim Baird

Sequestration Effectiveness

Ocean thermal energy conversion replicates the events that have lead to the climate change hiatus and in the process offer the potential to produce at least the amount of energy we are currently deriving from fossil fuels.[read more]