Archive for the ‘Climate Change’ Category

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.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

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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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Green Librarian

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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Migration mapping

After last year’s chance meeting of a Monarch butterfly coming out of it’s cocoon on the milkweed plant by our front porch, anything on the Monarchs grabs my attention. This article, entitled “Researchers identify monarch butterfly birthplaces to help conserve species ” over at Phys.org is a great example.

I know it’s still Winter but I’m already looking forward to Spring and our milkweed(s) blooming. Last year I actually planted one in the backyard too. Taking a family nature walk over at Russell E. Emmenegger Nature Park this past weekend on a day where the temperatures hit seventy also didn’t hurt. Yes, I know, I know, climate change is not good.

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Green Librarian

 

Hot, hot, hot!

So with all the discussion on climate change these days, my question has always been how hot has it been in the past? I know that obviously we can’t go back in time but with all the work being done these days on climate, I was happy to perhaps finally have some sort of answer.

The article where I sort of learned the answer was entitled “What’s the hottest Earth has ever been?” by Michon Scott and Rebecca Lindseyn over at NOAA Cimate.gov and via . I have to say, it’s been hotter.

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Forest fires

So it’s back up in the nineties here in St. Louis again and what topic do I pick to post about but, fire which in turn always reminds me of the book “Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout” by Philip Conners.

Reading this article tonight however, entitled “Let it burn: Smokey was wrong. You can’t prevent wildfires, and you shouldn’t try” b over at the Grist was an eye-opener to say the least. The most surprising part was the fact that climate change plays a rather minor role when it comes to forest fires. Learn something new everyday.

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Green Librarian

Summer at the lake?

When I came across this article the other day entitled“Why is Lake Abert Disappearing” by Rob Davis over at the Oregonian Newspaper after stumbling upon the article “When Water Turns to Dust” over at High Country News by Hillary Rosner (which unfortunately has no link), it instantly reminded me of Lake Mead and the recent record low that it hit earlier this year.

Here’s a great article on Lake Mead, entitled “Lake Mead reaches a record low” by over at Earthsky. This whole climate change is really  hitting home this summer. With the fires in Ft. McMurray (where one of the St. Louis Blues hockey players is from) and the fact now that we’ve been at 99 degrees here in St. Louis the last three days and it’s only June.

Ouch!

  

Green Librarian