Peterson Thomas Toscano

33 Added | 2 Magazines | 14 Likes | 1 Following | 8 Followers | @petersontoscano | Quirky Queer Quaker concerned about climate change & human rights. Host of Citizens Climate Radio.

Seeing 'Frankenstein' through the lens of climate change

Usually we celebrate the year a work of art came out, so a bicentennial of Mary Shelley’s novel "Frankenstein: or the Modern Prometheus" should take place in 2018. But this summer, some literary scholars have been celebrating a different kind of bicentennial — the 200th anniversary of the night …

Literature

An epic Middle East heat wave could be global warming’s hellish curtain-raiser

BAGHDAD — Record-shattering temperatures this summer have scorched countries from Morocco to Saudi Arabia and beyond, as climate experts warn that the severe weather could be a harbinger of worse to come.<p>In coming decades, U.N. officials and climate scientists predict that the mushrooming …

Middle East

Combating Climate Change? That’s ‘Women’s Work’

<i>Written by A. Tianna Scozzaro</i><p>There’s no doubt the earth’s climate is changing. As temperatures rise, climate patterns alter and extreme weather …

Hybrid supergrapes: Reinventing French fizz in face of climate change

The Champagne Committee is looking to develop new, more resistant grape varieties while retaining all the properties of the 'King of Wines'. — …

Siberian Child Dies After Climate Change Thaws an Anthrax-Infected Reindeer

<i>This story originally appeared on the Guardian and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>A 12-year-old boy in the far north of Russia has died in …

Rising Ocean Temperatures Are Making Us Sick

Rising ocean temperatures may be making us ill and it’s only getting worse.<p>Warmth-loving marine bacteria are growing in abundance and posing an increased risk to human health as waters heat up, according to a study published this week.<p>Vibrio bacteria causes an estimated 80,000 illnesses and 100 …

Global Warming

4 Ways That Elon Musk’s New Tesla Plan Will Totally Reinvent Our Cities

From solar energy to autonomous vehicles<p>Almost a decade ago, a not-so-well-known tech millionaire named Elon Musk took to the blog of his least-famous company and published a "secret master plan" to bring zero-emission electric vehicles to the masses. Now part two of Musk’s not-so-secret plan has …

Tesla

Former Treasury Chiefs Tell SEC to Crack Down on Climate

Three former secretaries of the U.S. Treasury yesterday forcefully urged the Securities and Exchange Commission to manage financial disclosures …

Climate

Suspending a chicken over your bed could protect against Zika virus and malaria

It sounds like a pretty 'fowl' suggestion but the odour of chickens could be the key to preventing malaria or even Zika, scientists believe.<p>Experiments by Swedish and Ethiopian scientists found that mosquitoes steer clear of homes which contain a live chicken suspended in a cage.<p>The researchers …

Something Is Causing Siberia's Tundra to Literally Bubble Underground

Siberia, you scary.<p>The frigid plains of northern Siberia are becoming a hotspot for mysterious geological phenomena. Over the past couple of years, sudden craters have been exploding from the permafrost-laden ground. Last month, we reported on a giant chasm in the Sakha Republic that looms so wide …

Global Warming

The climate that most of us grew up with is gone for good

On Tuesday, two government science agencies announced that the first six months of 2016 were the warmest first half of any year on record.<p>The data …

Terrify a child with climate change inaction figures

You’ve likely heard about the new collectibles taking the world by storm: They’re cute, cuddly, and exist only in a virtual world that may be better …

Mitch McConnell

WHAT IF : There was no climate denial in the USA?

February 15, 2016 / Climate Action / 2 Comments »<p><b>I have a question for you below.</b><p>I recently heard Elizabeth Kolbert speak. Last year she won the …

Marvin and his Sordid Asthmatic Past

February 29, 2016 / Environmental Justice / No Comments »<p>The only known photo of Marvin Bloom<p>Everyday I learn something new about Marvin Bloom, our …

A Climate Story of Biblical Proportions

May 5, 2016 / Climate Action / No Comments »<p>A bit of a brat, Joseph takes his place above his brothers<p><b>Not your usual Bible interpretation</b><p>Here at …

Black Lives Matter, FEMA, and Climate Change

May 28, 2015 / Environmental Justice / 1 Comment »<p>As a regular feature of the Climate Stew Show, we include <i>That Day in Climate History</i>, a broadcast …

The NEW Citizens Climate Radio show!

June 27, 2016 / Uncategorized / No Comments »<p><b>Hot New Climate Communication</b><p>I am thrilled to announce the launch of the new <b>Citizens Climate Radio</b>. If …

Where are you right now? The 5 Stages of Hot Climate Action

<b>F r e a k O u t Stage</b>: This is when the penny dropped and I suddenly realized just how serious climate change is. This is the Freak Out stage. …

Enough With the Stories About Climate Deniers!

Since I've "come out" as a person alarmed about climate change, my affirming friends have been posting global warming news stories on my Facebook wall. Not surprisingly many of these stories focus on climate deniers. The one making the rounds this week is about how officials in a Southern U.S. …

Explain Like I'm 5: How Fossil Fuels Are Used to Produce Meat - One Green Planet

We can thank fossil fuels for most of the modern conveniences we enjoy these days. Fossil fuels show up everywhere these days. They’re in the cars we …

Green Living

Military Experts In Texas Call For Plan Of Action On Climate Change

When the U.S. military calls climate change a “threat multiplier” and “a serious threat to national security,” it makes anyone stand up and pay …

Clean Power Plan

This Power Plant In Australia Is The First Ever To Send Energy From Waves Into The Grid

Waves are reliable and powerful. But only now is the world beginning to look at their true potential as a source for renewable energy.<p>Looking off the coast of Garden Island in Western Australia, all you’ll see is the ocean. But under the waves, the world’s first grid-connected power plant is …

Solar Powered Floating Eco Home On The Water Is Nearly 100 Percent Recycleable

• Home<br>• ><br>• Home Stylings<br>• ><br>• Solar Powered Floating Eco Home On The Water Is Nearly 100 Percent Recycleable<p>posted 2 years ago<br>Categories: Home Stylings<p>With …

See the Latest in Prefabricated Housing

Australian firm ArchiBlox debuts the world’s first carbon-positive prefabricated home<p>Though it may be small, the Carbon Positive House by Australian architecture firm ArchiBlox could have a massive impact. One of the world’s first carbon-positive prefabricated homes, the recently debuted …

Fossil Fuels

Six Lessons Learned From the Front Lines of the Climate Fight

I started fighting climate change almost 20 years ago. Back then it was a topic largely for environmentalists and scientists. Today, seven in every ten Americans understand it's a problem. Business leaders, social justice groups, farmers and ranchers, doctors and nurses and people from all walks of …

Must-Read ‘The Collapse of Western Civilization’ — A View From The Year 2393

How would a historian in 2393 write about this century if we continue self-destructively ignoring climate science — and as a result modern …

Sinuous Boomslang Walkway Gives Kirstenbosch Visitors a Taste of the Treetops in Cape Town

The Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in Cape Town just opened a sinuous wooden walkway canopy that allows visitors to experience their magical …

Architecture

The Pacific Ocean Is Turning Sour Much Faster Than Expected, Study Shows

It’s common knowledge among the scientific community that climate change will eventually acidify the oceans and turn them sour. What’s less common …

Blue Is The New Green: How Oceans Could Power The Future

In February, a natural gas power plant along the Central California coast closed after operating for more than 50 years, thus ending an era that saw …