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
August has been a quiet month. Around here the very warm days of July moderated a bit, and we’ve had some wonderful summer weather. It’s hard to believe our lakes will be frozen over in about four months’ time. Locally, nationally, internationally life has slowed to a crawl. Television news shows have been more than … Continue reading