Migration Motivated By Climate Change, Defined

Climate change has been a constant topic in our pages. Migration motivated by this crisis, not at all. Thanks to Ari Shapiro, at National Public Radio (USA) for this clarifying question and answer session: The first step to preparing for surging climate migration? Defining it There are calls to better define what constitutes “climate migration” … Continue reading Migration Motivated By Climate Change, Defined

Climate Change, Personal Responsibility & Collective Responsibility

This is a question we ask, rhetorically, all the time. But we normally neither seek the actual answer nor come across the answer; but today is different, thanks to Bill McKibben’s weekly newsletter: The Particular Psychology of Destroying a Planet What kind of thinking goes into engaging in planetary sabotage? Two weeks ago, I looked … Continue reading Climate Change, Personal Responsibility & Collective Responsibility

Investing With Climate Change In Mind Is The Right Thing To Do

He may be late, but better that versus never. Investing with consideration for the environment seemed obvious long ago to some, but not to the decision-makers who most count–those whose investment decisions impact generations to come. Presumably, from the size of fund he manages, one of the most respected investors has decided to do the … Continue reading Investing With Climate Change In Mind Is The Right Thing To Do

Mayors Mitigating Climate Change Impacts

Interesting technology innovation for addressing climate change. We’re glad to hear that local level leaders have this on their radar. How ‘green’ concrete can help cities fight climate change The built environment produces over 40% of global CO2 emissions. U.S. mayors are taking the lead to cut emissions with CO2 mineralized concrete. As cities look … Continue reading Mayors Mitigating Climate Change Impacts

Bats as Climate Change Canaries

The impact of changing weather patterns becomes particularly evident when looking at the interrelationships of animal life cycles based on season. When it comes to habitat, conservationists are winning some battles, but climate change will require longer range goals. The Changing Climate Inside the World’s Largest Bat Colony The migration patterns of the Bracken Cave … Continue reading Bats as Climate Change Canaries

Climate Change, Coffee & Solutions

In Costa Rica, where we have been paying attention to the plight of coffee farmers in the last year, there are numerous scientific and sectoral organizations dedicated to assisting with the impact of climate change.  Richard Schiffman, who last appeared in our pages nearly a year ago, has this about Colombia’s approach: As Climate Changes, Colombia’s … Continue reading Climate Change, Coffee & Solutions

The Simplest Impact You Can Personally Have Related To Climate Change

We have been on the lookout since we started this platform for stories like this. There have been too many to link back to.Thanks to this team of collaborators I have just read a primer that is more clear, convincing and relatively painless in its instruction on how to change my diet than any of … Continue reading The Simplest Impact You Can Personally Have Related To Climate Change

A Game of Arboreal Chess Against Climate Change

https://vp.nyt.com/video/2018/10/30/78468_1_00cli-trees-test1_wg_1080p.mp4 Illustrations by Andrew Khosravani Those familiar with this site know that climate change denial would find difficult footing; no leap of faith is required to take it as scientific fact. We appreciate the following examples of learning from recent history of forest collapse and planning for environmental changes accordingly. Can Humans Help Trees Outrun Climate … Continue reading A Game of Arboreal Chess Against Climate Change

Fighting Climate Change With Ecosystem Restoration

Throughout the history of this site we’ve focussed on accentuating positive steps in conservation, while also pointing out the negative forces with the intention that knowledge is power that leads to action. We applaud the UN Environment Assembly for pressing further into the remaining window of opportunity to restore ecosystem health. New UN Decade on … Continue reading Fighting Climate Change With Ecosystem Restoration

Climate Change’s Impact On Everyday Life

When more people feel their livelihoods affected by climate change, then we might expect politicians to pay the price for inaction. Josh Wood, writing for the Guardian from Stonington, Maine has this evidence: ‘We live in a lobstocracy’: Maine town is feeling the effects of climate change When lobsters are life, environmental change affects livelihoods, … Continue reading Climate Change’s Impact On Everyday Life

The Picture From The Recent Climate Change Report Is Now More Clear

Deniers, we already know you will find a way to see this from some other perspective, and we have given up trying to understand why you do that. But for everyone else, there is still time to understand the implications of this science. And there is no shame in using props to help learn. Thanks … Continue reading The Picture From The Recent Climate Change Report Is Now More Clear

The Camera’s Gift To The Task Of Documenting Climate Change

Alan Taylor, who  compiles and edits the news photo blog “In Focus” for the Atlantic, shares 21 spectacular images with captions that help even a lay person understand better the science of climate change: Studying Greenland’s Ice to Understand Climate Change Earlier this year, Lucas Jackson, a photographer with Reuters, joined a team of scientists … Continue reading The Camera’s Gift To The Task Of Documenting Climate Change

Climate Change Deniers, Beware Of The Speaking Stones

Thanks to National Public Radio (USA) for this: Drought In Central Europe Reveals Cautionary ‘Hunger Stones’ In Czech River A lengthy drought in Europe has exposed carved boulders, known as “hunger stones,” that have been used for centuries to commemorate historic droughts — and warn of their consequences. The Associated Press reports that hunger stones … Continue reading Climate Change Deniers, Beware Of The Speaking Stones