Changing Oceans

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 »

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Just Because it is Silly Season, Don’t Forget Climate Mitigation

Summer Silly Season It’s the height of silly season, and in 2016 the season is sillier than ever.  2016 being an election year, the United States will now immerse themselves in two weeks of that uniquely American and totally over-the-top set of events called the national conventions of the Democratic and the Republican political parties.  … Continue reading »

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Wildfire – Just One More Gift from Climate Change.

The Fort McMurray fire The Canadian news this past week has been filled with harrowing tales of the plight of people caught up in the Fort McMurray wildfire, and reports have spilled over into the international press.  It began the afternoon of Sunday May 1st when two blazes erupted southwest of Fort McMurray, a city … Continue reading »

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