Ginger Mickey

64 Flips | 1 Magazine | @GingerMickey | Keep up with Ginger Mickey on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Ginger Mickey”

How Climate Change is Impacting American Agriculture

This winter was the warmest in the lower 48 states since record keeping started 121 years ago, according to National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration. A lot of that is because of a strong El Niño weather pattern, but warmer, shorter winters will be more common as climate change trends …

Climate change far more than an environmental issue

Climate change isn't just an environmental issue. At least not in the traditional sense.<p>Global warming bears all the hallmarks of environmental catastrophe: dwindling rivers, raging wildfires, dying animals and more. But those consequences aren't even half the story. Experts say climate change …

Climate Change

What Most People Don't Understand About Climate Change

According to President Obama's top science advisor<p>The world’s highest-ranking diplomats are meeting in Paris this week to complete the final version of a new UN agreement on climate change.<p>They are working on a 48-page draft resolution, prepared during the first week of the talks by lower-ranking …

Notable & Quotable: Climate Change and War

Robert H. Scales, a retired Army major general: ‘Our men and women in uniform are smart and perceptive. They can spot phoniness in a heartbeat.’<p>From April 13 testimony by Robert H. Scales, a retired Army major general, before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environmental and Public Works regarding the …

National Security

Why Our Brains Weren't Made To Deal With Climate Change

<i>Hidden Brain</i> host Shankar Vedantam takes you on vacation with him to Alaska. You'll hike on top of a glacier, drink from a cool stream, and talk with fellow tourists from around the world. But the trip comes with an upsetting observation: Glaciers in Alaska are retreating. The Mendenhall glacier, …

Mekong Delta Drought Crisis: A Climate-Change Security Risk In The Making

The Mekong Delta region in southern Vietnam, and the country’s southern-central highland areas, is suffering a crippling drought. Record low water levels in the delta is also causing saltwater intrusion that is wiping out crops and contaminating drinking water supplies.<p>The humanitarian and economic …

Mekong

Climate Change Has Been Making Weather Nicer—and That's a Problem

Climate change has actually improved weather in the U.S. over the past several decades, but that will not last for long with pleasant weather all but …

Bipartisan progress on fighting climate change is possible

<b>(CNN) —</b> Deep divisions between Democrats and Republicans, exacerbated by an unusually bitter presidential election season, threaten to undermine significant gains made by President Barack Obama on climate change, chief among them being a landmark Paris agreement that will be signed by world leaders …

Inside The Controversial Spectrum Of Climate Change Denial

<i>How many climate change deniers are there in the U.S.? originally appeared on Quora –</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Richard Muller, co-founder of Berkeley Earth, professor of physics at UC Berkeley, on Quora:</b><p>The number …

Climate change is making us sick

Climate change is hurting our health — right here and right now. As practicing physicians<i>,</i> we see the impacts on our patients.<p>Allergy season is more …

What is crowdsourcing and how can it help us adapt to climate change?

Climate change and associated extreme weather events are in evidence throughout the world, from melting sea ice in the Arctic to severe droughts in …

6 Climate-Change Documentaries to Watch on Earth Day

Al Gore made the definitive climate-change movie in 2006 with <i>An Inconvenient Truth</i>, and since then, rising temperatures have brought with them a surge of environmental documentaries. In honor of Earth Day today, here are six timely and often terrifying films on climate change.<p><b>How to Let Go of the</b> …

Documentaries

20 Startling Pics To Show Anyone Who Doesn't Think Climate Change Is Real

<i>On Earth Day, we're taking a look at some of the most shocking images that show how our climate is changing. This story was originally published on</i> …

It's time for the California Air Resources Board to focus on low-income areas, lawmakers say

It has been called the most important climate change agency in the world, with a budget that might soon reach $1 billion, a four-fold increase in the last decade.<p>The California Air Resources Board's unremarkable name belies its power to influence how much you pay at the gas pump and the car you'll …

Climate Change Writer Explains Why We May Not Be So Doomed After All

Don’t get us wrong: Climate change is very, very bad. It’s so bad that it might lead to an independent South Florida. But one climate writer at CNN wants us to focus on the bright side for Earth Day, noting that it’s still a problem, but things are looking up.<p>The reasons that John D. Sutter gives …

Nations Sign Landmark Agreement on Climate Change

U.N. says 175 countries signed, largest number ever in a single day<p>UNITED NATIONS—World leaders gathered at the United Nations on Friday to sign a landmark agreement on climate change, setting in motion a process to curb the impact of global warming.<p>The so-called Paris Agreement, brokered last …

Climate

Paris climate talks: Australian government ridiculed for signing deal while Great Barrier Reef is at risk

Opponents of the Australian environment minister have accused Greg Hunt of signing the Paris Agreement to limit global warming while ignoring …

Has climate change really improved U.S. weather?

Kevin Trenberth, <i>National Center for Atmospheric Research</i><p>According to a new report published in "Nature" on April 20, 2016 by Patrick Egan and Megan Mullin, weather conditions have "improved" for the vast majority of Americans over the past 40 years. This, they argue, explains why there has been …

Photos: The beautiful birds that may soon be lost to climate change

The winner of this year’s photography contest held by the National Audubon Society have been announced. More than half the species in the winning and honors list are considered threatened or endangered by the effects of climate change. The fact that every month this year has been the hottest on …

Climate Change Activists Hoist On Their Own Petard

The “scandal” over Exxon’s supposed disinformation about climate change continues to get weirder and has exposed a degree of hypocrisy amongst those involved. (Shocking, I know.) John Stewart helped bring “The Daily Show” to success by showcasing politicians’ hypocrisy, criticizing the actions of a …

Lake Suwa’s Shinto Legend and the Oldest Lake Ice Record on Earth: What It Tells Us About Climate Change and Variability

Changing Planet<p>Lake Suwa’s ice ridge is the subject of Shinto Legend in Japan and of great interest to lake and climate scientists. (Photo credit: Masahiro Miyasaka)<p>By Lisa Borre<p>Shinto priests observing an ancient legend recorded ice freeze dates on Lake Suwa in Japan starting in the 15th Century. …

Did climate change cause these ancient civilizations to collapse?

Scientists have documented the environmental impacts of climate change — including melting ice sheets — and predicted rising sea levels. But can …

Why States and Cities Must Lead the Way on Climate Change

Former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter Jr. is director of the Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University, and the author of the forthcoming book, “Powering Forward: What Everyone Should Know About America’s Energy Revolution.” Much was made a few months ago about the historic climate …

Climate

Scientist offers hopeful look at climate change

Amid the gloomy forecast of climate change, climatologist Richard Somerville sees a glimmer of light.<p>Somerville, a distinguished professor emeritus …

Climate Change Will Noticeably Reduce Oxygen In The Oceans By 2030

It's getting harder and harder to breathe<p>There might be plenty of fish in the sea, but what about oxygen for those fish?<p>A study published in <i>Global Biogeochemical Cycles</i> found that we will be able to detect a loss of oxygen due to climate change in oceans all over the world by 2030.<p>Low oxygen levels …

How Climate Deniers Try to Sow Confusion

Don’t you just hate it when you’re arguing with people who make really good points and leave you absolutely no rejoinder? Wouldn’t it be nicer if you …

Unseasonably warm weather a clear sign of climate change, say scientists

El Niño driving current spike in warm weather and May almost certain to be warmer than average from 1961 to 1990<p>Unseasonably warm weather across Australia, which is set to continue through the coming month, might be putting a spring in people’s step but is a clear sign of dangerous climate change, …