Everything needs a label.... Well, no it doesn't. Books labeled science fiction have, from the beginning, described futures where mankind or nature (or both) have produced a very different world. A number of these books are not recent at all. However, if labeling them cli-fi produces more sales, bravo. https://www.popsugar.com/entertainment/Cli-Fi-Books-45479861 Never Heard of Cli-Fi? Here … Continue reading Oh goody! Another genre of fiction. We NEED one of those. Cli-fi and a short list.
The original story about greatly accelerated warming of the oceans was frightening. Nice to know that the methodology used to reach that conclusion was wrong. Moreover, how pleasant that the researchers didn't let their pride keep them from notifying the public. https://www.washingtonpost.com/energy-environment/2018/11/14/scientists-acknowledge-key-errors-study-how-fast-oceans-are-warming/?utm_term=.6021b57d420a
https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/10/25/658588158/5-major-crops-in-the-crosshairs-of-climate-change 5 Major Crops In The Crosshairs Of Climate Change October 25, 201811:49 AM ET DAN CHARLES Twitter Heather Kim/NPR Climate change is coming like a freight train, or a rising tide. And our food, so dependent on rain and suitable temperatures, sits right in its path. The plants that nourish us won't disappear entirely. … Continue reading Food won’t be growing in the same places soon
As continues to be the case, the Guardian UK continues to produce the best daily coverage of climate change and global warming stories. This is one. Politicians say nothing, but US farmers are increasingly terrified by it – climate change Research forecasts Iowa corn yields could drop in half within the next half-century thanks to … Continue reading Time to listen to Iowa farmers — they know what climate change is doing Now
Climate Change and Its Staggering Refugee Crisis Research confirms that massive migration, into the millions, will be an inevitable consequence of global warming. Todd Miller posted Oct 17, 2018 Before 2005, when Oxford ecologist Norman Myers announced that there would be 25 million climate-fleeing migrants by 2012, there wasn’t the research to back it up. … Continue reading Where will all the climate change refugees go?
Low-lying coastal areas are at daily risk but usually die publicly. Some of the most drought-stricken areas, not so much. https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/10/why-climate-science-cant-help-some-poor-countries-un-ipcc/569458/ For Some Poor Countries, Climate Science Comes Too Late The field has a “data gap” problem that won’t be easy to solve. AMAL AHMEDOCT 15, 2018 A man walks past a dead cow in … Continue reading Action on climate change, or even measuring global warming, will be too late for some
https://ny.curbed.com/2017/10/25/16528152/hurricane-sandy-resiliency-efforts-nyc-timeline Here's how New York City is preparing for the next Hurricane Sandy Catching up on the city’s biggest resiliency efforts for a post-Sandy New York By Zoe Rosenberg, Ameena Walker, and Tanay Warerkar Updated Oct 29, 2018, 1:45pm EDT SHARE Hurricane Sandy caused extensive damage to Liberty Island and the South Shore of Staten Island where storm waves well … Continue reading NYC is taking steps to deal with the next Sandy