“‘Planned Retreat’ Enters the Climate Dialogue”

“As sea levels rise, U.S. communities have several strategies to cope with the effects of climate change, the president of the National Academy of Sciences said yesterday.” Here is an explanation of some of those strategies. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/ldquo-planned-retreat-rdquo-enters-the-climate-dialogue/

“Wetlands Can Help Fight Climate Change”

“Coastal wetlands take in carbon quickly and hold it for a long time, the literature review found. If they are not protected, the ecosystems could release huge amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, potentially jeopardizing the ability… Read More

“Flooding is the New Normal in Miami”

“In Miami, sea-level rise is not a problem for future generations. It’s a present-day reality.” Other areas close to the coast are also experiencing the effects of climate change through sea level rise and the effects will become… Read More

“Visualizing the True Cost of Oil Pipelines”

“Foremost among the hazards of any pipeline, of course, are spills.” These spills can lead to environmental problems and environmental injustice. We must move quickly towards renewable energies rather than rely on fossil fuels. https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/sa-visual/visualizing-the-true-cost-of-oil-pipelines/?WT.mc_id=SA_FB_ENGYSUS_BLOG

“11 Ways to See How Climate Change Is Imperiling the Arctic”

“While the average temperature of the planet is slowly creeping up, the Arctic is warming far more quickly—as much as two to three times faster.” This increase in temperature causes ice to melt at a high rate, causing… Read More

“Rain from Thunderstorms is Rising Due to Climate Change”

We know that precipitation patterns are changing as a result of greenhouse gas emissions.  We have engineered our water supply systems and planned our agricultural practices around the idea that we could expect, on average, the weather experienced… Read More

“Short-lived greenhouse gases cause centuries of sea-level rise “

“It’s important to understand how long climate changes will last, and how much more sea-level rise is already locked in.” Even if we take drastic actions, we’re still going to be paying the price for not making them… Read More

“Economics: The Next Frontier in Conservation Science”

“Externalities are by-products of economic activity that impact other parties without being reflected in the cost of the goods or services involved.” The environmental impacts of production are usually externalities. In order to move towards a sustainable future,… Read More

“U.S. Crop Harvests Could Suffer with Climate Change”

As a result of climate change, “future harvests of wheat, soybeans and corn could drop by 22 to 49 percent, mostly due to water stress.” Food shortages would cause massive problems for the human population. Just another reason… Read More

“‘A cat in hell’s chance’ – why we’re losing the battle to keep global warming below 2C”

“A global rise in temperature of just 2C would be enough to threaten life as we know it. But leading climate scientists think even this universally agreed target will be missed. Could dramatic action help?” https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/19/cat-in-hells-chance-why-losing-battle-keep-global-warming-2c-climate-change#pt0-724193