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
Last week, I was fortunate to attend a 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
Tax (Photo credit: 401(K) 2012)
The Energy and Enterprise Initiative has a new video out and you should see it.
While not the first conservatives to talk about a carbon tax, (Since 2008, T. Boone
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
Air – sea exchange of carbon dioxide (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Carbon Dioxide isn’t just stored in the atmosphere. The soils, plants and trees, and the ocean also act as a carbon sink. According to NOAA, the oceans absorb up to a quarter… Continue reading
USDA Changes Plant Hardiness Zones
The USDA issued a new map of plant hardiness zones for 2012. Last updated in 1990, the map divides the United States, including Puerto Rico, into 13 separate zones-representing regions of minimum average winter temperatures. The map is divided into 10˚F zones.
Zone boundaries also shifted. Many… 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
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