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
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
Yesterday was the 5th of May, Cinco de Mayo, a big celebration in Northern New Mexico, as you can imagine.
It was also the 350.org ‘s Connect the Dots event with actions going on worldwide like this one of firefighters in the Santa Fe Forest remembering the largest wildfire in New Mexico history that was connected to climate change.
My family and I spent our day… 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