Tag Archives: climate change

Climate Change Changes Everything

I read with some interest last year when the blogging platform Medium announced that it was relaunching Matter, the long-form journalism publication it had acquired the previous year. Matter was founded by Jim Giles (formerly of Nature, The Atlantic, The … Continue reading

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A Drying West is a Dying West

In a report released February 1, 2015 in the Journal of Science Advances, researchers from NASA and Cornell and Columbia universities warned of a coming megadrought–drought severity outside the bounds of what’s thought to have occurred over the past 1,000–that … Continue reading

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This is Just The Beginning

As the title of Clare Foran’s recent article in the National Journal suggests, things are getting rough in California as water becomes a more and more precious resource. In “Drought is Taking California Back to the Wild, Wild West,” Foran … Continue reading

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I’ll See Your Glacier, and Raise You a Million More Carbon Emissions

The most recent IPCC’s Synthesis Report makes painfully clear that climate change is happening, it’s almost entirely the fault of humans and limiting its impacts will require reducing greenhouse gas emissions to zero this century, It’s long past time people demand … Continue reading

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Bringing the Drought Home

I’ve written about the west’s extended drought and climate change here before, but an article I came across at MNN (Mother Nature Network) really brought the matter home. I grew up in the Sacramento Valley in a little farming town … Continue reading

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Hot Child in the City

Alert climate change deniers: the Arizona Repulsive reports today that for no reason what-so-ever by 2100 the “new normal for Phoenix summertime temperatures” will be an average of  114.08°. The article cites a July 9, 2014 report from Climate Central … Continue reading

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Got Gas?

Although they’re gone now, we were surrounded by dairy farms for some 12 or so years. On several occasions as we drove past one of the larger dairy farms, the odor made me physically ill. So I have some experience … Continue reading

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