Archive for the ‘Climate Change’ Category

Trees in Lebanon

As I’ve said many times before, I love trees. The last book I just finished reading in fact, The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben, taught me so much more about trees than I think I knew was possible.

It also adds a bit more background to tonight’s article, “Climate Change is Killing the Cedars of Lebanon” by Anne Barnard at the New York Times. By that, I mean in the sense that while climate change is going on, these trees are continuing to fight to survive in so many ways.

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Out west

As someone who has always enjoyed both history and science, not to mention went to school at the University of Oklahoma at Norman, the dust bowl has always been one of those topics that I actually know very little about so this article over at the Wall Street Journal was a quick and easy read.

The article is entitled “The Prophet of the Dust Bowl” by John F. Ross over at the Wall Street Journal and like I’ve said in the past, you will need a subscription to the Journal in order to access the article or you can just go down to your local library to read this article in the Review section of the June 16-17 weekend edition.

You could also check out the book The Promise of the Grand Canyon: John Wesley Powell’s Perilous Journey and His Vision for the American West, also by John F. Ross. Me, I’ve already read the article and now I need to go request the book.

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Oceans, carbon dioxide & climate change

So while scientist agree that the oceans play a role in climate change, at least in regards to the absorption of carbon dioxide, a recent article from some British scientist appears to show that the oceans might be absorbing many more times than originally thought. This according to the article entitled “Ocean Waves Show Earth’s CO2 Imbalance is Greater than Expected” by Jon Fingas over at Engadget.

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Trees & climate change

There is no doubt that trees, like all other species of plants (and animals) for that matter, are going to be affected by climate change. With this article we already see that happening with our tropical tree friend, the palm tree.

The article is entitled “Palm Trees Are Spreading Northward. How Far Will They Go?” by Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University courtesy of Science Daily. So for those of you that go to the tropics on vacation, perhaps you won’t need to go as far south in the future.

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Greenland and fires

Two words I have to say I never would have put together and according to the Danish meteorological service (Greenland is technically an autonomously governing part of Denmark) there are no experts who specialize in Greenland fire.

The articles is entitled “Greenland, the land of ice and snow, is burning over at the Grist. The phrase that I’ve heard before is that Iceland is green and Greenland is ice.  Makes you wonder what’s burning.

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Bloom and doom

Flowers

Okay, I have to say that the title of this article hits the nail right on the head. The article is entitled “Bloom and doom” by over at the Grist. The scary part is that I’ve seen plants and trees blooming since February!? Something’s just not right but, what could it be? Read and find out.

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Seal survival

It’s nice to see people like these volunteers over in Finland so committed to the environment while still understanding that a long term plan for climate change is needed. Check out this video entitled “WWF-Finland ensuring seals can bank for help” courtesy of World Wildlife Finland.

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