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:
Worms are industrious, tireless workers. Did you know worms never sleep?
They eat our garbage and turn it into productive soil. Worms can be kept in a small bin with no odor in an apartment or small space.
It’s no wonder that Charles Darwin spent almost 40 years of his life learning from… Continue reading | 2 Comments
Rio +20 (2012 Interview with David Suzuki)
This Democracy Now interview with the great Canadian scientist, David Suzuki, was the best I witnessed from the Rio+20 Conference. I highly recommend clicking on the video below and watching it in it’s entirety. I’ve pulled out some highlights from their transcript.
AMY GOODMAN: I began by asking David Suzuki if anything has changed since his daughter delivered that
June 8th is World Ocean Day
June 8th is the day we set aside to honor the world’s oceans, because as Jean-Michel Cousteau reminds us in the below video, “water is life”.
It’s helpful to be reminded, but it is also sad. Sad… Continue reading
President Nasheed of the Maldives briefs reporters during the Copenhagen climate change talks (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
On February 7, 2012, Mohamed Nasheed, the democratically elected President of the Maldives and an outspoken climate change… Continue reading
As the latest climate data reports show, the period from May 2011 to April 2012 was the warmest ever recorded in the United States.
The average temperature over the 12-month stretch was nearly three degrees Fahrenheit above last century’s average. This news comes on the heals of the record-breaking heat of the warmest March on record.
And… Continue reading
Hawksbill Sea Turtle
Today, May 1st, marks the first day of sea turtle nesting season in Florida. Sea turtles are majestic creatures; reptiles who can trace their lineage back to prehistoric times.
They have survived the test of… Continue reading
What goes into the oceans, eventually ends up back in you.
As the big brained-mammal at the top of the food chain, we can’t expect to kill off the bottom of the chain and still survive ourselves.
Surfrider has a campaign called… Continue reading
Yikes! My Food Has a Footprint Too
This week, my son and I visited the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. As part of an exhibit, “Degrees of Change“, visitors can select items from a menu and calculate the carbon footprint of their meal.
Ian had a great time checking out the footprint… Continue reading