Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Mega el Niño – How to Protect Our Coral Reefs (Part 2)

What to Do About our Dwindling Coral Reefs? In the previous post, I outlined what may be coming for coral reefs as the current el Niño does its thing. The news is not good. But the longer-term news is even less good, and we need to recognize that fact. Even if the climate talks in … Continue reading »

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It’s Here! A Mega el Niño Finally Reveals Itself (Part 1)

The Long Hot Year So far, 2015 is shaping up to be an interesting year weather-wise. NOAA’s monthly climate update for August contained another long list of records. The July global average temperature was 0.81oC (1.46oF) warmer than the average for the entire 20th Century; it was the warmest July on record and the warmest … Continue reading »

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They Share This Planet, They Are Wonderful, And They Are Not a Bit Like Us – Learning to Respect the Others that Populate our World.

Are Other Species Aware? A group of us were at dinner in a local Chinese restaurant, celebrating (if that is the correct word) the departure of a valued colleague, off to build her career. We were scientists, educators, environmental managers, planners, and just real folks with real jobs in the community. The conversation ranged widely, … Continue reading »

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