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
Glaciers Are Melting, Coral Reefs Are Bleaching; We Are Watching the Clowns Take Over Governments Around the World
It’s mid-winter and time for a sober look at the state of our planet, and at the state of our human enterprise. What on earth is happening to the Arctic? Is the bleaching of coral reefs as bad as it has been reported? Is humanity beginning the correction that most environmental scientists believe is long … Continue reading