Union of Concerned Scientists Try to Calculate Cost of One Meter Sea Level Rise

July 23, 2017 – To ignore sea level rise is to ignore the most visible evidence of global warming. Our seas are rising 3 to 4 millimeters per year. That’s not a big number ... Continue Reading →

In Canada’s North the Permafrost Thaw is Pockmarking the Landscape as Methane Gets Released

July 21, 2017 – Permafrost is a great carbon sink except when it is melting. And that’s what is happening in Canada’s Arctic. Methane (CH4) release is changing the ... Continue Reading →

How Did We Know That the Larsen C Antarctic Iceberg Calved When it was in the Dark of Winter?

July 19, 2017 – I asked myself the above question when the first images came in showing that the final piece of ice holding the Delaware-sized iceberg cracked open in the last ... Continue Reading →

Your Electricity Provider May Soon Pay You to Buy an Electric Car

July 18, 2017 – It is a new phenomenon in the United States, but utility companies in Florida, Hawaii, Vermont, Oklahoma, and California are now offering customers discounts and ... Continue Reading →

Double Whammy Risk of Crop Failures From Climate Change States British Research Study

July 16, 2017 – Two days ago I wrote about declining aquifers in the breadbaskets of the world with a particular focus on the vulnerability of India and Pakistan because of overdrawn ... Continue Reading →

Depleting Aquifers: A Sign of the Time and a Threat to the Breadbaskets of the World

July 14, 2017 – For those of us who read this blog and live in North America, depleting aquifers is not a new subject. The Central Valley of California, the agriculture epicenter ... Continue Reading →

Fires in British Columbia’s Heartland and the U.S. West a Reminder That Climate Change is Already Impacting Our World

July 11, 2017 – The interior of British Columbia (BC) is burning this summer. And so is the interior of California. Why? Because tinder dry conditions, bad forest management ... Continue Reading →

Martian Surface Inhospitable to Earth Microbes Say Scientists

July 10, 2017 – This is a good news, bad news story. The good news is any biology that hitchhikes on Mars landers and rovers probably stands no chance of survival on the surface ... Continue Reading →

Floating Wind Turbines Happening All Over These Days

July 6, 2017 – If you are in the energy business then you might call this the year of floating offshore wind farms. Whether off Scotland, Japan, France, Portugal, Spain, Califonia, ... Continue Reading →

“Weight Restriction Days” – Something New to Think About When You Fly in the Age of Climate Change

July 5, 2017 – A new phrase entered common use in the last month – “weight restriction days.” But it might as well be called “wait restriction days” ... Continue Reading →