This is an interview with a woman exiting the movie “Chasing Ice“. The movie not only changed this woman’s mind about global warming, “it’s changed me as a person,” she said. “I believed Bill O’Reilly”. She’s now ready to “undo her damage” for her children and grandkids.
The new documentary, Chasing Ice, captures climate change on film with two-dozen time-lapse cameras placed throughout the… Continue reading | 1 Comment
“Nowhere in the world is the rising number of natural catastrophes more evident than in North America. The study shows a nearly quintupled number of weather-related loss events in North America for the past three decades, compared with an increase factor of 4 in Asia, 2.5 in Africa, 2 in Europe and 1.5 in South America. Anthropogenic climate change is believed to contribute to this trend, though it
I was horrified last night to watch President Obama and Mitt Romney try to out-dinosaur each other at the town hall debate. That brawl has no winner. It is a downward death spiral. Chris Hayes at MSNBC said after, “Discussing energy without talking about climate change is like talking about tobacco without talking about cancer.”
Yes, but even more; it can be viewed as a selfish… Continue reading
«Deep Sea Delta», boreplattform, her i Nordsjøen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This week, Norway announced plans to double a carbon tax on its North Sea oil industry and set up a £1 billion fund to aid the developing world in mitigating the impacts of… Continue reading
Every year, Arctic sea ice melts during summer months and then refreezes during the colder winter months. On September 16th of this year, sea ice extent fell to 3.41 million square kilometers ( 1.32 square miles), the lowest summer minimum on satellite record.
As temperatures increase, and sea ice melts, this… Continue reading | 1 Comment
A new analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists shows representations of climate science made on Fox News and in the Wall Street Journal opinion pages are “overwhelmingly misleading”.
“The analysis finds that the misleading citations include broad dismissals of human-caused climate change, rejections of climate science as a body of knowledge, and disparaging comments about individual
According to a Washington Post poll published in July, only 18% of Americans view climate change as their top environmental concern. Compare this to 33% who said so in 2007, (amidst a highly publicized IPCC report and… Continue reading
Last week, I was fortunate to be an attendee at the Climate Reality Leadership Corps training with Al Gore. A thousand people from around the world- 58 countries and 47 US states- made the pilgrimage to San Francisco to be part of this training and that alone was truly inspirational. Bette Midler was in the house. Grammy Award winner… Continue reading
With the drought affecting over 60% of the US this year, lots of people are paying attention to water scarcity issues. In a warming world, there will be higher levels of evaporation. That means some places will encounter more arid conditions that will lead to drought.
Since water is a greenhouse gas, more water in the atmosphere means more warming. This is called a… Continue reading
I just finished the latest book, Folks, This Ain’t Normal: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World, by farmer/author/educator extraordinaire Joel Salatin.
This book is overflowing with the type of contemplative life wisdom you’d expect from a Buddhist monk. Ponder this little gem: