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

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

“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”

It Snowed in Hawaii

Speaking of unusual weather.  It snowed in Hawaii yesterday. The Guardian reported this morning that a weather system brought powerful waves and snow to Hawaii on Monday.  Snow blanketed Polipoli Spring State Park on the island of Maui.  Four foot drifts were reported in the park which is at 6,200 feet.  This makes it, likely, … Continue reading It Snowed in Hawaii

Carlin’s Fleas

The Washington Post published an article (May 25th, 2018) citing a University of Reading (UK) Study indicating that 17 of the 18 warmest years on record have occurred since 2001. Multiple agencies (the US NOAA, the UK Met Office, and the World Meteorological Organization) reported that the last four years have been the warmest on record … Continue reading Carlin’s Fleas