Sunjufish

46 Flips | 2 Magazines | 25 Likes | 13 Following | 16 Followers | @Sunjufish | A Dad of 2 who wants 2 b sure when my boys r old enuf 2 ask, Dad, what did u do 2 help the environment? I'll have LOTS of answers. All views r my own.

‘The most singular of all the things that we have found’: Clouds study alarms scientists

By Chris Mooney<p>, Reporter<p><i>This story has been updated.</i><p>Every week, there are many new scientific studies published relating to climate change. It is a big field, a multidisciplinary field and a hot field.<p>But according to leading climate scientist Veerabhadran Ramanathan — credited with discovering …

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The reality of global warming: We’re all frogs in a pot of slowly boiling water

The Great Debate<p>« Previous Post<p>Great debate gaffes in history<p>Next Post »<p>Donald Trump and Jon Stewart aren’t so different after all<p>12 comments<p>We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or …

Here’s why you should care about ocean acidification: It’s behind Earth’s worst-ever mass extinction

<b>(Karen Grigoryan/Shutterstock)</b><p>Rapid carbon emissions 252 million years ago wiped out the majority of the planet’s species<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>April 9, 2015 8:16pm (UTC)<p>Ocean acidification is like global warming's sad, ignored twin. It results, like climate change, from human emissions of greenhouse gases, …

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the pot calling the kettle black

In our modern world, we have a strange phenomenon. When polls are conducted about which professions the public considers most trustworthy and useful …

In Seattle, compost your food scraps -- or else

<b>(CNN) —</b> Have you ever thrown away a banana peel or dumped expired milk into the garbage? Well, if you do it in Seattle you are in for a fine.<p>Under a new policy, passed 9-0 by the Seattle City Council earlier this week, those who fail to compost "food waste and compostable paper" will be …

U.N. Monitoring Twitter for Our Mood on Climate Change

With a big international summit on climate change and other environmental issues coming up, the U.N. is very interested in keeping up with the latest news — and, it turns out, how people online feel about it. The organization's big data tool tracks mentions of various environment-related topics and …

The Interview: Climate Activist Naomi Klein

Klein calls climate change an ‘existential crisis for the human species.’<p>Naomi Klein, 42, is the left’s most visible and controversial figure. The …

California first to likely give extra funds to low-income EV buyers

SB 1275 Passes In California Assembly, 46-23<p>If you're of the opinion that current federal and state support for electric vehicle shoppers in the US are really just hand-outs to the already well-to-do, you might like what California State Senator Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) is up to. De Leon …

Behold the psychological shift among Americans with regard to global warming

As the experiential impact of global warming on our daily lives increases — the steady drumbeat of climate-related disasters around the world — …

Leaked U.N. Report: Climate Change Impacts Already ‘Inevitable,’ May Soon Be ‘Irreversible’

The effects of climate change will be “severe, pervasive and irreversible” within the next few decades if countries burn more than just one-quarter …

Science group says climate change worsening, dangerous

Human influence on the planet's climate is clear and having "widespread and consequential impacts on human and natural systems," some of which may be irreversible, says a draft report out today from a United Nations science panel.<p>"Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, and since the 1950s, …

The tea party would rather burn than submit to Washington

A friend of mine worked for a small-town newspaper years ago and had to write the weather report. The county fair was approaching, but the prediction was for rain. So the editors, fearing the wrath of local merchants, ordered my friend to change “rainy” to “sunny.” That was the newspaper’s policy. …

These Inspiring Posters Will Remind New Yorkers Why The People's Climate March Is So Important

The organizers of what may become the largest climate-change march in history have just announced the winners of a poster design contest to promote the event in one of New York City’s most visible locations.<p>The two winning designs, which were chosen by a panel of judges including Shepard Fairey, …

European Politicians Have a Strong Message for American Climate Change Deniers

<b>"If a policymaker were to stand up here and say this is all a big hoax, it would be political self-suicide."</b><p>That's the sentiment surrounding climate …

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Climate Bomb? Methane Vents Bubble on Seafloor off East Coast: Study

Methane appears to be bubbling up from more than 500 vents on the Atlantic Ocean floor off the U.S. East Coast, according to a new study in a finding that could have profound long-term implications for the global climate.<p>While scientists suspected these so-called seeps existed there, until now they …

Must-See Video: Arctic Emergency

By Donna Lisenby, www.ecowatch.com<p>| Educate!<p>This video provides the best explanation I have ever heard of how increasing carbon in the atmosphere …

Montana: Big Sky Country, Big Climate Problems

<i>Entomologist Diana Six and some dead whitebark pines in Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, about 40 miles southwest of Butte. (Photo: Krysti Shallenberger)</i><p>No matter how far you go on vacation, sometimes you can't get away -- especially if you write about science policy for a living.<p>I recently …

This is climate change: Ohio’s water crisis was a man-made disaster

<b>Satellite image of 2011 Lake Erie bloom (the most severe in decades) (MERIS/NASA)</b><p>Industrial agriculture, invasive species and warming temperatures are all vital parts of this weekend’s big story<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>August 4, 2014 3:15pm (UTC)<p>Over the weekend, 400,000 people in northwest Ohio were told …

6 Horrible Things We Have to Face Because of Climate Change

Global warming is here, it’s happening now, and, frankly, nothing we can do can change the fact that we are already screwed. Nero fiddles while Rome …

Staring Down the Barrel of Unsustainability

Is humanity on a sustainable path? Are we on the verge of being unsustainable? And, if so, how will we know when we get there?<p>Sorry. We are already there. We are drawing down global resources, both renewable and nonrenewable, at an alarming rate. Nature cannot keep up with us. Water tables are …

Is Climate Change Awakening a Methane Monster?

Posts will be thinning out in coming days. I’ll be flying tomorrow to meet Dr. Jason Box, Dark Snow Project Chief Scientist, in Copenhagen. From …

Harvard historian: strategy of climate science denial groups 'extremely successful'

In 1965, US President Lyndon Johnson had a special message for the American Congress on conservation of the environment.<p>Worried about the "storm of modern change" threatening cherished landscapes, Johnson said: “This generation has altered the composition of the atmosphere on a global scale …

Obama Will Attend UN Climate Summit in New York

President Obama will attend the high-level climate change "summit" that the United Nations plans to hold in New York on September 23, the White House …

If You Want To Be Rich, Don't Get An MBA

The first thing I am going to say about wealth is that many authors who write about prosperity and wealth make it clear: <i>A job will not make you rich.</i><p>If you want to be wealthy, at some moment of your life, you will have to create a source of income other than your salary. This is an evident and …

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Sneak preview of documentary about a man who planted a tropical forest singlehandedly

For the past 35 years Jadav Payeng has been planting trees on Majuli Island in Northern India. The 1,360 acre Molai Forest began as a barren sandbar …