• Climate Change
  • Precarious

    As is my usual routine I took my dog Cosmo out for our walk to the mailbox yesterday. Along the way I had a thought about the precariousness of our existence on Earth. We live in this sort of illusion as our daily life is wrapped in an assumption of stability. For the most part […]

  • Climate Change
  • It’s up to us

    So, Trump won the 2016 election. Yikes. Many are rightly concerned with what he and the Republican controlled congress will do. So many issues, far too many to cover here. No, this is a post about climate change because that’s one that affects us all and it’s the one that in the near and long […]

  • Climate Change
  • Off the Charts Heat

    August might be a new record for hottest month ever recorded: On Monday, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced that August 2016 has probably set a new record for the warmest absolute month ever measured, though it’s so close to July 2016 as to be in a statistically indistinguishable tie. That’s saying something, because […]

  • Climate Change
  • Our Gigaton Future

    This is, without a doubt, the best climate change infographic I’ve ever seen. The perfect starting point for a conversation with friends or family that have not taken the time to consider the scope or time frame of the climate change crisis. How Many Gigatons of Carbon Dioxide? You should definitely swing over and check […]

  • Climate Change
  • The U.S. Political System is BROKEN

    Worried about climate change? Don’t be! The US Senate voted 50-49 to reject “the scientific consensus that humans are causing climate change. So. Problem solved! The Senate rejected the scientific consensus that humans are causing climate change, days after NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration declared 2014 the hottest year ever recorded on […]

  • Apple
  • Apple and the environment

    Apple’s new solar farm and other environmental efforts: Apple’s been on a very impressive roll and I’m not talking about it’s ever evolving line of mobile devices and computers, but rather its continuing build-out of solar farms. In 2012 they completed their Maiden North Carolin data center with its own on-site solar power facility which […]

  • Agriculture
  • National Climate Assessment for Agriculture

    National Climate Assessment for Agriculture: Climate disruptions to agriculture have increased. Many regions will experience declines in crop and livestock production from increased stress due to weeds, diseases, insect pests, and other climate change induced stresses. The United States produces nearly $330 billion per year in agricultural commodities, with contributions from livestock accounting for roughly […]

  • Climate Change
  • National Climate Assessment

    A very nicely done website though it is a shame so little has been done to make real world changes: National Climate Assessment. Not that educating the public isn’t important. It certainly is. But far too little is happening in the way of real and drastic changes. From the page: U.S. average temperature has increased by […]