Where are the worst water problems in the US? The globe?

Lack of water, much less good drinking water, is already a huge problem in this country and across the globe. But there's no doubt that the problem differs significantly depending on location. https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2019/08/06/mapping-strain-our-water/ Mapping the strain on our water Pockets in several U.S. states — and across the globe — are draining their limited water … Continue reading Where are the worst water problems in the US? The globe?

Swedes are making major life changes to avoid anything but emergency air travel

This article is eye-opening about the changes to their lives that Swedes are willing to make to avoid air travel and a discussion of why they're willing to do so. Unfortunately, the article doesn't copy so you'll have to click thru. Certain modern careers are totally reliant on jetting from one location to another throughout … Continue reading Swedes are making major life changes to avoid anything but emergency air travel

Climate crisis challenges the planet’s food supply for more reasons than you’d think

Articles about the impact of the climate crisis on our food crops have focused heavily on the changes in growing season, higher temperatures that can affect germination and pollination,  reduction in needed bees and insects, and even the different amount of water available in different locations. This article focuses on something a little more arcane. … Continue reading Climate crisis challenges the planet’s food supply for more reasons than you’d think

Upcoming hurricane season has potential to be very nasty

The Capital Weather Gang at the Washington Post does a thorough and accurate job of both short-term and long-time weather forecasting. Worth noting. https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2019/08/08/noaa-ups-odds-above-average-hurricane-season-this-season-could-produce-quite-bit-activity/ NOAA ups the odds of above-average hurricane season: ‘This season could produce quite a bit of activity’ NOAA is forecasting a 45 percent chance of above-normal activity. By Matthew Cappucci Matthew … Continue reading Upcoming hurricane season has potential to be very nasty

We’re adding to the problems by misusing our land

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-49149761?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.com/news/topics/cmj34zmwm1zt/climate-change&link_location=live-reporting-story Stop abusing land, scientists warn By Roger Harrabin BBC environment analyst 5 August 2019 154 comments Scientists are to deliver a stark condemnation of the damage being done to the land surface of the planet. Human activities have led to the degrading of soils, expanded deserts, felled forests, driven out wildlife, and drained peatlands, … Continue reading We’re adding to the problems by misusing our land

We need solutions like these to get rid of the plastic already in the ocean

Am always pleased to see a proposal that would remove plastics from our ocean. We knew they were floating in huge patches but recently we're finding that the life we could on for food is filling up their stomachs with plastic to the point where they starve. I just hope this is a solution that … Continue reading We need solutions like these to get rid of the plastic already in the ocean

Arctic fires have side effects that are worse than anticipated

If there's one cliche that keeps appearing in the climate crisis coverage, it's that nothing operates on its own. If the ocean warms, that means hurricanes produce more rain. Now it's that permafrost was comprised principally of carbon-rich organic matter. As it thaws, that matter dries and then burns. Turns out those fires are producing … Continue reading Arctic fires have side effects that are worse than anticipated