tipping point

Morgan Stanley: Fixed Charges on Solar May Cause 'Tipping Point' for Grid Defection

August 7, 2014 by Stephen Lacey

Solar Business Tipping Point?

Tens of millions of homeowners could soon find it advantageous to invest in solar combined with energy storage, further distancing themselves from their utility. But will they actually sever ties completely? Barring extraordinary circumstances, the economic case for grid defection is still very weak for U.S. consumers.[read more]

The EPA Gives Us 25 Ways to Limit Climate Change

April 19, 2014 by Sarah Battaglia

The earth is getting warmer. There’s no doubt about that. The average temperature of our planet rose 1.4°F over the last 100 years, and is expected to continue on that path over the next 100 years. Some are even predicting an increase by as much as 11.5°F.[read more]

Earth at Boiling Point

June 15, 2011 by Sam Carana

As long as no tipping points are crossed, many believe, there will only be insignificant rises in temperature and sea level, while any dangers are far away in the future. However, the boiling point analogy may more appropriately describe the risk of Arctic methane releases, and the window of opportunity we have to act.[read more]

‘Tipping Point’ — A non-technical perspective by Hansen

April 28, 2008 by Joseph Romm

The nation’s top climate scientists, James Hansen, has just published a general-audience article, “Tipping Point,” in “2008-2009 State of the Wild,” from Island Press. It is well worth sending to folks who don’t like all the math. His key points: We are at the tipping point because the climate state includes large, ready positive...[read more]