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

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”

Climate Change Denial

Why does climate change denial persist in spite of the evidence? Much of the science behind climate change seems to be irrefutable at this point. For example, science has shown that the temperature of the earth has warmed about 2 degrees Fahrenheit since the Industrial Revolution. The implications of increased greenhouse gases (like carbon dioxide, … Continue reading Climate Change Denial