When a massive cruise ship sailed through the Northwest Passage earlier this year, it said a great deal about climate change, and about humanity.
Children across the US are mounting multiple cases against federal and state agencies, demanding that they take action on climate change. It’s working.
Beaches around the world are in a steady state of erosion, and one of the most immediate costs for people is the loss of oceanfront homes, whether located on the beach or on cliffs that tower over it. These losses are economically catastrophic, and the cost of dealing with them is going to increase in […]
Chess pieces are shifting into position on the board of campaign rhetoric. We already know that the knights of sexism will be darting here and there across the board, but that isn’t the entirety of the arsenal. A wise candidate knows that a campaign can’t be based solely upon calling the opposition a woman and […]
Birds are all around you, even if you live in the depths of the city and sometimes they feel like an abstract concept with the exception of the ubiquitous city pigeons. They’re a beautiful and diverse and splendid and amazing part of the natural environment, whether they’re soaring eagles or tittering sandpipers or songbirds that […]
While the BBC might think that a factual statement about rising temperatures should be redacted from a programme because it’s ‘controversial,’ most of us here in the real world are aware of the fact that the climate is changing, and it’s taking place at a faster rate than would occur naturally. This would seem to […]
The effects of climate change can be seen all around us; all except the most staunch denialists have to admit that it is happening whether they like it or not. Glaciers are shrinking, water levels are changing, and regional climates are also shifting. The rapid escalation of change paired with very convincing scientific evidence suggests […]
Well, okay. It’s not actually summer yet, so all of you looking at the calendar with eyebrows raised can simmer down. However, it’s certainly looking like a dry summer, given the low rainfall stats for the winter, and that is a very, very bad thing. It started with a cold and dry winter. In November, […]
I feel pretty passionately about dirt, because it’s awesome and important stuff. Rich, nutritious, delicious dirt is what grows the crops I eat, and the flowers I like to look at, and the trees that provide habitat for animals I love. Dirt is the fundamental underpinning of life on Earth, and that makes it critically […]
Humans have spent an extremely long time being fascinated by space. It’s a fascinating place, no matter how much you know about astrophysics, whether you just like looking at the stars or trace out the constellations or study supernovae with radio telescopes. Space has a deep, intense allure, which is part of why we are […]