Category Archives: climate change and the environment

Methane and Frozen Ground | National Snow and Ice Data Center – Kevin Schaefer

Here Dr. Kevin Schaefer of the National Snow and Ice Data Center, or NSIDCprovides some answers to questions about methane and frozen ground. What is methane? Methane is a gas made up of one carbon atom and four hydrogen atoms. It’s … Continue reading

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Methane and Frozen Ground | National Snow and Ice Data Center – by Kevin Schaefer – Intro David Lindsay

   David Lindsay David Lindsay Draft two: Monday was a balmy, windy 50 degrees here, so Laine Harris invited me to go out for one last sail on his Pearson 30. As we drove out to the Branford River, Laine … Continue reading

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accelerate Like a ‘Speeding Freight Train’ in 2018 – By Kendra Pierre-Louis – The New York Times

By Kendra Pierre-Louis Dec. 5, 2018,    770 Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. Greenhouse gas emissions worldwide are growing at an accelerating pace this year, researchers said Wednesday, putting the … Continue reading

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Opinion | We Need a High Wall With a Big Gate – by Thomas Friedman – The New York Times

There are now more climate refugees, economic migrants searching for work and political refugees just searching for order than at any point since World War II, nearly 70 million people according to the International Rescue Committee, and 135 million more … Continue reading

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The Insect Apocalypse Is Here – By Brooke Jarvis – The New York Times

Image and story from NYT Magazine Dec 1, 2018 “Because insects are legion, inconspicuous and hard to meaningfully track, the fear that there might be far fewer than before was more felt than documented. People noticed it by canals or … Continue reading

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Male Insect Fertility Plummets After Heat Waves – By Karen Weintraub – The New York Times

By Karen Weintraub Nov. 13, 2018,     comments 3 For years, insect populations have been dropping worldwide without a clear explanation. A new paper suggests male infertility is at least one factor behind that decline, as warmer-than-usual temperatures take a … Continue reading

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Opinion | Will We Protect Antarctica or Exploit It? – By José María Figueres – NYT

By José María Figueres Mr. Figueres is a former president of Costa Rica and served as chief executive of the World Economic Forum.   This week, the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, comprising 24 nations and the … Continue reading

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Opinion | The Bearded Seal My Son May Never Hunt – by Laureli Ivanoff – NYT

Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration conducted a bottom-trawl survey in the summer and found that a large cold pool of water that has historically formed southwest of the fishing community I call home was gone. Sandwiched between … Continue reading

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Birders Don’t Need to Be Told That Catastrophic Climate Change Approaches | by Hannah Waters – Audubon

Birders Don’t Need to Be Told That Catastrophic Climate Change Approaches A new report warns that we’re approaching the point of no return—a fact that close observers of nature have known for years. By Hannah Waters October 10, 2018 On … Continue reading

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Major Climate Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as Early as 2040 – by Coral Davenport – NYT

David Lindsay:   The climate scientists were right, only the really bad stuff will happen sooner than previosly thought. NYT, By Co ral Davenport, Oct. 7, 2018 1468 comments “INCHEON, South Korea — A landmark report from the United Nations’ scientific panel … Continue reading

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