WMO, Doctors and Climate Scientists See Trump Presidency as a Climate Change Disaster

March 21, 2017 – It is spring in the Northern Hemisphere starting today, a beautiful day here in Toronto where I live. That’s the local weather and not the global climate ... Continue Reading →

And If You Thought Things Were Bad with the EPA and Trump, Check Out NOAA

March 8, 2017 – The agency of the U.S. government that tracks hurricanes, storm surges, tornadoes and other extreme weather events is about to see Donald Trump wield his anti-climate ... Continue Reading →

Global Warming’s Assault on the Great Barrier Reef

February 28, 2017 – My brother got into a conversation with a resident of his building last week who had just come back from Australia, and reported that the Great Barrier Reef ... Continue Reading →

Measuring Oxygen Levels in the Ocean Shows Evidence of Decline Through the Last 50 Years

February 26, 2017 – Climate change deniers try to argue that increasing carbon dioxide means the Earth will be greener, more lush, and a better environment. They point to the ... Continue Reading →

Canada’s Ice Caps Contributing to Sea Level Rises States UC Irvine Study

February 22, 2017 – When we read about sea level rise the usual suspects are Greenland and Antarctica. Sometimes alpine glaciers get honourable mention. But seldom do you hear ... Continue Reading →

Looking for an Exotic Cruise – How About One Over the North Pole?

February 21, 2017 – If you like cruising, and have been almost everywhere, then the MOSAiC project announcement yesterday is one for you. A group of researchers is planning to ... Continue Reading →

Where Saltwater and Freshwater Meet There is Potent Energy

February 17, 2017 – Ever heard of the salinity gradient? At Pennsylvania State University, civil engineers are working to develop a form of electrical power generation from where ... Continue Reading →

Sea Ice at the Poles Shrinking Both North and South

February 16, 2017 – Reports of Arctic sea ice coverage this year indicated the second lowest level since we began keeping records (1979). Lower sea ice in the Arctic has been ... Continue Reading →

Evidence of the Anthropocene Found in the Deepest Ocean Trenches of the Planet

February 14, 2017 – On Valentine’s Day I want to talk about love of planet. In this year’s January-February issue of Discover magazine, a review of the 100 top science ... Continue Reading →

Annual Global Risks Report for 2017 Has Extreme Weather Events at the Top of its List

January 19, 2017 – The World Economic Forum (WEF) publishes an annual risks report citing those factors posing the greatest challenge to the global economy. In its 12th edition, ... Continue Reading →