Arctic

Polar Regions Compete with Coral Reefs to Shout Out a Warning. Is Anyone Listening?

The number caught my eye.  Because of its immensity.  Twenty-eight trillion tonnes.  That is one hell of a lot of ice.  On the 23rd of August, The Guardian reported that planet Earth had lost 28 trillion tonnes of ice since 1994.  Slowly, over 30 years, it had melted away.  It was lost from glaciers, from … Continue reading »

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Our Environmental Crisis in a New Post-Covid-19 World – Pluses and Minuses of a Pandemic

You might have thought that with Covid-19 locking down life, I’d have ample free time to post to my blog.  Fact is, I’ve been remarkably busy, in remarkably ineffective ways.  With next to nothing on my schedule for weeks, I’ve fallen into the trap which others have commented on.  While some people have used the … Continue reading »

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Climate Change Update: Where we are in early 2020

As I write this, Covid-19 is extending its impacts around the world, cruise ships are being quarantined, global stock markets are in a tailspin and the price of oil is collapsing.  The new Coronavirus is going to have some major impacts on our world, including a likely drop in CO2 emissions in 2020.  Whether it … Continue reading »

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