Monthly Archives: March 2015

Anthropocene Anxieties – Maybe We Should Strive for Only 1 Degree Global Temperature Increase?

I’ve installed a new widget on this page that will allow visitors to sign up for e-mail notification when I put up a new post. I plan to continue about two posts a month. Enjoy, and tell your friends. Some good news on the climate front Friday 13th of March, and yet there was some … Continue reading »

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Reflecting on the Extent of Human Impacts on this Planet, and on the Need to Act on Climate

Last Sunday our temperature cracked 0oC for the first time in ages. On Tuesday the snow was melting rapidly and the temperature was a balmy 6oC. Yesterday I was out for a walk and came upon a gaggle of about 15 wild turkeys. The women, all dour and pinched-looking were off to one side, clearly … Continue reading »

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The ocean – large, complex, not well understood, and changing rapidly: a big problem as we seek to understand global environmental change.

Recent articles in the technical journals and in the media convince me we should be getting a lot more concerned about the state of the ocean than we are. Sure there has been progress. IPCC devotes whole chapters to discussion of ocean phenomena, numerous reports have appeared calling for more attention to the ocean, and … Continue reading »

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