Infamous iceberg 2x the size of Manhattan about to break off in the Antarctic

https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/green-tech/a27078575/iceberg-twice-the-size-of-manhattan-soon-to-break-free-of-antarctic-shelf/ Iceberg Twice the Size of Manhattan Soon to Break Free of Antarctic Shelf When two cracks finally meet, the results won't be pretty. By Jill Kiedaisch Apr 8, 2019 JAN DE RYDT, NORTHUMBRIA UNIVERSITY, BRITISH ANTARCTIC SURVEY A gigantic rifting event is entering its final phase on the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica. Two enormous … Continue reading Infamous iceberg 2x the size of Manhattan about to break off in the Antarctic

Extended and intensified allergy season part of climate change

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/allergy-season-getting-longer-and-nastier-each-year-180971922/ Allergy Season Is Getting Longer and Nastier Each Year An extended and intensified allergy season is one of the most visible effects of climate change By Jason Daley SMITHSONIAN.COM APRIL 9, 2019 401102181 If you have seasonal allergies, you may have already suspected that allergy season is coming earlier, lasting longer and growing more severe … Continue reading Extended and intensified allergy season part of climate change

A football field of land lost every 90 minutes

Elizabeth Kolbert, author of "The Sixth Extinction," does not write briefly. But what she has to say is thoughtful, well-written, and worth your time. Find a good chair and settle in with this. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/04/01/louisianas-disappearing-coast The Control of Nature April 1, 2019 Issue Louisiana’s Disappearing Coast The state loses a football field’s worth of land every … Continue reading A football field of land lost every 90 minutes

60% decline in earth’s wildlife in past 50 years

Mind blowing statistic here. What if one of those critters contained the key to our future? And now they're gone. https://www.ecowatch.com/earths-wildlife-wiped-out-since-1970-2616534688.html? Humanity 'Sleepwalking Towards the Edge of a Cliff': 60% of Earth's Wildlife Wiped Out Since 1970 Common Dreams Oct. 30, 2018 10:47AM ESTANIMALS A hippo in Okavango Delta National Park, Botswana. Buena Vista Images / … Continue reading 60% decline in earth’s wildlife in past 50 years

Even the coldest regions on earth thawing

Many more details in the article, but the bottom line is that East Antarctica, the coldest spot on earth, is now beginning to melt. Altho I've temporarily lost the link, the seed vault in Norway that was thought to provide eternal protection for the wide range of seeds, particularly food stock, has been found to … Continue reading Even the coldest regions on earth thawing

Another assault by the EPA on the Clean Air Act

Altho this isn't totally fresh reporting, the EPA's plans (frankly) floor me. Surely some of them remember the days before the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts. I'm not ancient and I do. Don't they care at all about their own families, much less next generations? The total blindness to consequences is incomprehensible to me. … Continue reading Another assault by the EPA on the Clean Air Act