This article looks at how scientists at a major conference were told to use smaller works such as human caused rather than anthropogenic when speaking to wider audiences in order to properly convey when is going on.
Here’s an interesting article that discusses species’ vulnerability to climate change, the rate at which it is likely to happen and the debate going on in science community about how species’ vulnerability should be measured. It is important to note though that they are not debating that it is likely that extinction will happen, [...]
While this article makes the classic beginner’s mistake of conflating weather with climate, it does give an insight into how climate change may actually impact the average American in some way.
Here’s a slideshow from time.com showing the 10 greenest buildings in America! http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,2065341,00.html
This week we looked at how values and risk assessment influence our willingness to act to mitigate climate change. This subject is one that we have touched on repeatedly, specifically when we have had the scientific data presented to us, we frequently ask ourselves collectively why people would choose not to act to stop [...]
Here’s a short video that talks about a two year trial on fuel efficient homes in England. They’re supposed to be carbon neutral but we won’t know how well they work for a few years since they’ll have people living in the homes for 2 years in order to collect data and then a [...]
This article discusses recent calculations done by scientists on the rate of glacial melt in the Patagonia region of Argentina. The scientists looked at the largest extend of the glaciers during the Little Ice Age and then compared that to the current location of the Glaciers. From this information they were able to figure [...]
This article gives an insight into the positive relationship between religion and ecology. While he mentions the recent Congressional hearings on Climate Change and how one Congressman says that we do not need to worry about climate change because God has promised he will not destroy the Earth after Noah’s flood, he focuses largely [...]
This article discusses how the recent republican led talks on climate change ended with the Republicans continuing to deny climate change and work against the EPA.
This article discusses a study that was done that shows how daily weather impacts people’s belief on whether or not CC is occurring, even though weather is not the same as climate.
This article explores the rational and irrationality behind American views on climate change, as well as giving suggestions of ways that environmentalists can change (such as using climate change instead of global warming) to help stop the unconscious opposition among many Americans.
Warmer temperatures are likely to increase allergy seasons, and it has actually already started!
CNN posted a quiz to test your sustainability knowledge!
This articles gives a brief run down of the potential reasons a large minority of Americans do not believe in climate change. At the end the author offers his opinion as to the largest reasons, as well as a semi-solution.
This article discusses how sections of the Amazon are undergoing drought, which will release many tonnes of carbon dioxide from the dying trees as well as inhibit the absorption of carbon dioxide by the forest. The scientists are unsure whether the droughts are due to climate change or natural variation in climate but either [...]
This article discusses how Artic waters are currently the warmest they have been for at least 2,000 years.