The scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography who manage one of the two sets of instruments atop Mauna Loa (NOAA manages the other set) announced on April 20th that concentrations of CO2 exceeded 409 ppm for the first time in recorded history. While concentrations will soon fall slightly as a summer of photosynthesis commences … Continue reading
On March 30th, I briefly commented on the bleaching now taking place on the northern Great Barrier Reef. Today I want to talk about what this really means. XL Catlin Seaview Survey divers over bleached coral at Lizard Island, March 2016. Photo © AFP/Getty Reports so far indicate that there has been major damage and … Continue reading
Bonfires and Vanities. How changing attitudes to climate and privilege signal the revolution has started.
I’ve been distracted the past couple of weeks, but even distracted it is hard to miss the major news events as they unfold. I find some interesting links among four media frenzies that at first sight may seem quite unrelated. Let me see if I can convince you they are related, and that their relationships … Continue reading