Polar bears may be in more trouble than we had thought. The environmental NGOs learned long ago that certain large animals were charismatic and could become valuable poster children for their conservation efforts. That’s why the giant panda features on the corporate logo of WWF, the Worldwide Fund for Nature, formerly and still widely … Continue reading
Addendum: As I was about to post this to my blog, the first authoritative press release concerning the 2017 bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef was hitting the media. I don’t discuss it here, but the fact that the GBR has bleached severely in two successive years underscores the seriousness of the global environmental situation. … Continue reading
Sea and Sky – Complexity abounds, which is why climate change is so difficult to understand and project into the future.
Reclining on a tropical beach, it is easy to think of the ocean as deliciously wet, salty and refreshing, while the sky is simply a blue transparency, a near nothingness that sometimes brings a cooling breeze. In fact, both are complex mixtures of substances that are engaged in equally complex dances as they abide by … Continue reading