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Expected Sea Level Rise Could Double From Prior Expectations

In April, 2018, the Guardian reported research by the UK Centre for Polar Observation and Modeling indicating that climate change was having a greater effect on the melt rate of the Antarctic ice sheets than previously thought and, as such, would “likely prompt global projections of sea-level rise to be revised upward.” Fast forward a … Continue reading Expected Sea Level Rise Could Double From Prior Expectations

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UN – One Million Species Face Extinction

The long awaited report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) was published on May 6th. The Report clearly shows that human activity is having dramatic consequences to Mother Earth. Approximately one million species are at risk of extinction due to climate change, pollution, and the destruction of natural habitats. It … Continue reading UN – One Million Species Face Extinction

A Bludgeon for Climate Change

As a retiree in my seventy-third year, I have time to sit at my computer and ponder questions ranging from the trivial to the profound. I usually find reasonable answers for the former, rarely for the latter.  One question, trivial or profound according to one’s own conscience, is how to convince the US population to … Continue reading A Bludgeon for Climate Change

Our Planet

David Attenborough's new Netflix series, Our Planet, lives up to its hype. I've watched the first episode. It is breathtaking essential viewing. It throws down the gauntlet to all viewers. Its message is either a stark visual warning to provoke action or a video epitaph. Attenborough's narration gives us twenty years to get our act … Continue reading Our Planet

“Tragedy of the Horizon” by Mark Carney

I read about a speech given by Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England to Lloyd's of London. It's readily available at the Bank of England website. It was given on September 29th, 2015. During the speech, Mr. Carney evoked the concept of the "Tragedy of the Horizon". By that he meant that … Continue reading “Tragedy of the Horizon” by Mark Carney

Congratulations

Congratulations to all the young people of the world who took action yesterday. Hopefully, you've incited the memories of many of your aunts, uncles, parents and grandparents who, too, demonstrated when they recognized that a quake was needed to disrupt a status quo and focus attention on an issue critical to them. True revolution occurs … Continue reading Congratulations

Human Impact on the Climate

Let me admit that writing this posting is cathartic. I'm tired of reading and hearing inanity from climate change skeptics and deniers. On February 25, 2019 the British peer-reviewed journal Nature Climate Change published "Celebrating the anniversary of three key events in climate change science." Its content was picked up by numerous news outlets. The … Continue reading Human Impact on the Climate

Global Climate Strike

March 15th, the Ides of March, 44 BC, the day that Julius Caesar was assassinated, "et tu, Brute?". This year, it has been designated as a "Global Climate Strike" by youth organizations around the world and as a day of action during which their concerns will be voiced in public displays of solidarity. Many young … Continue reading Global Climate Strike

“The Uninhabitable Earth”

When I received my weekly copy of the Economist last Saturday, as usual I went straight to the Books & Arts section. There was a review of a recently published book, in a new genre labeled "climate porn." The book is The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warmingby David Wallace-Wells. It's likely to send climate change … Continue reading “The Uninhabitable Earth”