Category Archives: climate change and the environment

Trump’s Sellout of American Heritage – by Timothy Egan – NYT

“We can count on this seasonal miracle, healthy fish returning to their birthplaces and then on to the dinner table, so long as the fragile balance of nature remains intact. But with a president who is going after clean air, … Continue reading

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Building a Better Coral Reef – by Damien Cave and Justin Gillis – NYT

Coral reef alive                                                         Coral reef dead ON THE GREAT BARRIER REEF, off Australia — After a plunge beneath the crystal-clear water to inspect a coral reef, Neal Cantin pulled off his mask and shook his head. “All dead,” he said. … Continue reading

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Climate Change Is Complex. We’ve Got Answers to Your Questions. – by Justin Gillis – NYT

Thank you Justin Gillis.   Climate Change Is Complex. We’ve Got Answers to Your Questions. We know. Global warming is daunting. So here’s a place to start: 17 often-asked questions with some straightforward answers. NYTIMES.COM 1. Climate change? Global warming? … Continue reading

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Mumbai flooding causes transport chaos – BBC News

“Heavy monsoon rains in Mumbai have thrown the Indian city’s transport systems into chaos.Some roads have been hit by waist-deep flooding.Officials are calling on people to stay at home. More than 16 million people have been affected by seasonal floods … Continue reading

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An Iceberg the Size of Delaware Just Broke Away From Antarctica – The New York Times

By JUGAL K. PATEL and JUSTIN GILLIS UPDATED July 12, 2017A chunk of floating ice that weighs more than a trillion metric tons broke away from the Antarctic Peninsula, producing one of the largest icebergs ever recorded and providing a … Continue reading

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Looming Floods, Threatened Cities – Part 2 – by Justin Gillis et al – NYT

“The risk is clear: Antarctica’s collapse has the potential to inundate coastal cities across the globe.Over tens of millions of years, thin layers of snow falling on the continent — in many places, just a light dusting every year — … Continue reading

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Miles of Ice Collapsing Into the Sea – by Justin Gillis et al – NYT

“Recent computer forecasts suggest that if greenhouse gas emissions continue at a high level, parts of Antarctica could break up rapidly, causing the ocean to rise six feet or more by the end of this century. That is double the … Continue reading

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As Rising Seas Erode Shorelines Tasmania Shows What Can Be Lost – The New York Times

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“Over the long term, the rise of the sea appears to be accelerating because of runaway growth in greenhouse emissions, and scientists fear much bigger effects this century, perhaps so large they could…

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Mud Erased a Village in Peru- a Sign of Larger Perils in South America – The New York Times

“BARBA BLANCA, Peru — A sheet of mud covers the village. Lampposts are bent sideways. Rooftops sit blocks from their homes. The nave of the village church is filled with sludge. A catastrophic mudslide essentially erased Barba Blanca from the … Continue reading

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Drought and War Heighten Threat of Not Just 1 Famine- but 4 – The New York Times

“BAIDOA, Somalia — First the trees dried up and cracked apart.Then the goats keeled over.Then the water in the village well began to disappear, turning cloudy, then red, then slime-green, but the villagers kept drinking it. That was all they … Continue reading

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