Ebola and ISIS are making the headlines, but climate change is still and will continue to be one of the biggest threats to Americans (and people around the world, of course). You don’t have to take my word for it. Hear it from the Pentagon. “Among the future trends that will [...]
“Three colliding trends—declining freshwater reserves, uncertain grain supplies, and booming energy demand—are disrupting economies, governments and environments around the world. Unlike food or energy, water supplies are finite. This is especially true in the era of climate change, when more severe droughts and floods tighten the competition for water by food and energy. Complex challenges demand front-line context, integrated analysis and innovative solutions.”
Scientific studies show that as carbon dioxide acidifies the oceans, sharks are less able to detect prey, and their chances of survival are reduced, writes Tim Radford - with serious consequences for ocean ecology.
In October 2006, The New Yorker magazine, the repository sooner or later of all human wit and knowledge, printed a prophetic cartoon on the subject of climate change. In the estimation of climate change deniers, they are not only the scientists and environmentalists, but also ordinary people like myself -- and with luck, yourself -- who like a nice tree even if the urge to hug it is usually repressed. Wild and dangerous weather, as predicted by climate change theory, has afflicted various part
As this week's viral photo of 35,000 walruses crammed on an Alaskan shore reminds us, the climate crisis is still very much a thing. For those who missed it, a lack of Arctic ice evidently forced the poor creatures to huddle together on a narrow piec...