Category Archives: Climate change

Why is Canada cooking?

Meteorologist Eric Holthaus explains in simple terms. As snow and ice melts on high mountains, the darker, exposed earth heats up. So, high places like the Rocky Mountains become heaters, and this is a positive feedback loop: the worse it … Continue reading

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The situation is hopeless. We must take the next step

by David Feith We are facing so many problems. The problems seem overwhelming, so it is easier to ignore them. Climate change is an over-arching issue impacting on people all over the world, but in different ways. In India ‘Extreme … Continue reading

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Caught by climate change

Friday, 11 June 2021 Climate change affects weather by giving it more energy. Whether it’s drought, flood, wildfire, wind, heatwave, coldsnap, blizzard — whatever the weather does is more extreme. Where I live is a current example. We have experienced … Continue reading

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Climate victory gardens

You can do something enjoyable to improve your health, the beauty of your surroundings, support pollinating insects — and work on climate change. This is to grow some (or even all) of your food at home. Green America Magazine gives … Continue reading

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Are we just delaying the inevitable with climate change?

Originally posted on Bobbing Around:
I answer questions on Quora. For some reason, this one got me going, and my typing fingers took flight. Please read my answer, and if you approve of the message, share it around. With metta,…

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Guilty under the law, but acquitted anyway

Gandhi, Mandela, Martin Luther King — and Jesus — all said that when a law is immoral, it is our duty to break it. This is what Extinction Rebellion is about. In 2019, a bunch of people were arrested for … Continue reading

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Michael Mann on floods and fires in my country

Michael Mann is one of my heroes. He was one of the first to present undeniably strong evidence for catastrophic climate change. For this service to humanity, he suffered threats to his life, was sued in court on charges the … Continue reading

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Not nuclear

This interview with the editor of the World Nuclear Industry Status Report, Mycle Schneider is well worth reading. He is dispassionate, relies on facts, and his material is absolutely devastating for anyone who looks to nuclear power to save us … Continue reading

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A blueprint for survival

It is over 160 pages long, but well worth studying (not merely reading). This is the UN Environment Programme’s Making Peace with Nature. Most environmental analyses focus in on one major problem, such as pollution or climate change. This report … Continue reading

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Gas is gasping but follow the money

You will be interested in this hard-hitting bit of investigative journalism by Rebecca Leber. While solar is replacing coal and gas in electricity generation, electricity is replacing gas for hot water, temperature control, and cooking. And the gas industry is … Continue reading

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