Monthly Archives: January 2016

On the Wondrousness of the Natural World, and How It Might Help Us Live Sustainably

(With apologies to those US friends who just got through one of the worst snowstorms ever.) Last week, we had one of those wonderful snowstorms. There was enough snow to spread a white blanket across the ground, yet not too much to swamp our capacity to keep our roads passable. The snow itself was fluffy, … Continue reading »

Categories: animal behavior, Climate change, coral reef science, In the News, Stories from a Coral Reef | 2 Comments

A New Year; Time to Talk about Catastrophes

Catastrophe – an event causing great and often sudden damage or suffering, a disaster. The word gets over-used, but we all know pretty much what it means. We also know that true catastrophes do happen. On Tuesday evening, 29th December, at 11:39 p.m. Earthquakes Canada recorded a magnitude 4.7 quake just east of Vancouver Island, … Continue reading »

Categories: Changing Oceans, Climate change, In the News | Comments Off on A New Year; Time to Talk about Catastrophes