Do you think fossil fuel use and production should cease now? These are the banks financing it

Do you want all fossil fuel use and production to be converted to alternative energy sources immediately? Then don't deal with (in the US): JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citi and Bank of America. The rest of the top ten are domiciled elsewhere: Royal Bank of Canada, Barclays in Europe, Japan's MUFG, TD Bank, Scotiabank and … Continue reading Do you think fossil fuel use and production should cease now? These are the banks financing it

Bomb cyclones of the Mid-West remove the rich soil we’re counting on to feed us

As Mother Jones explains below, the sight of the spectacular flooding has been impressive but flooding is only the tip of our bread basket's problems with the bomb cyclone -- and others to come. The force of these floods is carrying away the soil that we need for our crops at the same time that … Continue reading Bomb cyclones of the Mid-West remove the rich soil we’re counting on to feed us

Paris Agreement target temperatures could be exceeded by 2023 (five years)

The voices of school children and environmentalists calling for immediate cessation of the production and use of fossil fuels are not radical or extreme. They're trying to prevent disaster within our own lifetimes. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/06/met-office-global-warming-could-exceed-1-point-5-c-in-five-years Met Office: global warming could exceed 1.5C within five years Lowest Paris agreement target may temporarily be surpassed for first time … Continue reading Paris Agreement target temperatures could be exceeded by 2023 (five years)

Is it “global warming” or “climate change”?

I've gradually moved from the term "global warming" to "climate change" even tho many of the obvious effects relate to heat records, drought, and warming of the ocean. The problems of climate change can show themselves as heat, but they can also emerge as changes or extremes. Also, unfortunately, the term "global warming" helps the … Continue reading Is it “global warming” or “climate change”?

Mega-storms could produce horrendous flooding in LA with up to $725 billion in damages

The "extreme" part of hurricanes, typhoons, and even ordinary Blue Northers, or what used to be fast moving rain or snow storms is often now that they simply stay put and keep the precipitation coming down in enormous quantities. We saw this in Texas, in Florida, in Puerto Rico. Turns out the California -- the … Continue reading Mega-storms could produce horrendous flooding in LA with up to $725 billion in damages

Earth-friendly diet means making better choices AND not wasting food

The key to making dietary changes that will stick is doing them gradually enough and with enough attention to taste that you don't wind up with a lot of wasted food. https://earther.gizmodo.com/eating-to-save-the-planet-isnt-just-about-what-i-eat-it-1832826454 Eating to Save the Planet Isn't Just About What I Eat—It's About What I Don't Brian Kahn Friday 3:55pm Photo: GettyIn three weeks … Continue reading Earth-friendly diet means making better choices AND not wasting food

Handy resource for viewing the consequences of rising sea levels

The graphics developed for visualizing what your city (or anywhere else) will look like as the sea levels rise have been extraordinarily complex and beautiful. Since the eastern coast of the US is already seeing a faster rate of increases that many other parts of the globe, the illustrations can be particularly stunning, or horrifying. … Continue reading Handy resource for viewing the consequences of rising sea levels