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The Disturbing Climate Alarm Bells of 2016

The Disturbing Climate Alarm Bells of 2016

The popular belief is that if we’re not feeling the change then we’re probably not doing enough. And for the most part, that can easily be said about how humans are dealing with climate change. We are losing ground as disturbing climate alarm bells are going off all around us. Source: Independent, Climate Change: It’s “game over” for […]

On The Edge of 1.5˚C Of Warming

On The Edge of 1.5˚C Of Warming

The following visualization using small multiples is a creation by Ed Hawkins, a climate scientist with NCAS (National Centre for Atmospheric Science). The visual consists of small temperature maps showing temperature changes from 1850 to 2016, using the 1961-1990 period as the baseline. The overall global warming trend is clear as a bell. Planet earth is inching closer […]

Climate Change Impacts Women Disproportionally

Climate Change Impacts Women Disproportionally

In much of the world, women continue to be engaged in their traditional roles as mothers and family caregivers. Climate change impacts women in many ways. Childbearing makes women more vulnerable than men. Women and young girls often spend large parts of their day in the pursuit of fresh drinking water and diminishing food supplies. The following is […]

It’s Happening That Fast

It’s Happening That Fast

“It’s happening that fast,” says Mark Eakin who is with NOAA’s Satellite Oceanography and Climatology Division. Global warming turmoil is our new climate reality. The monthly temperature has been above average since 1985. And we are now entering an era of climate consequences. And it’s alarming! Credit: daulon/Shutterstock.com (sunset image); NASA/JPL (data and overlay). Monthly heat records […]

Climate Change Cartoons – Must I Draw You A Picture?

Climate Change Cartoons – Must I Draw You A Picture?

The following climate change cartoons are quite convincing. They can be a valuable aid in discussing the serious matter of the climate crisis we face with your friends or perhaps your elderly parents and of course your kids and grandchildren. Showing a visualization can be very useful in understanding a subject – or even persuading someone […]

Now in the Era of Climate Consequences

Now in the Era of Climate Consequences

Our planet has entered a new era. The era of climate consequences is upon us. Climate-related events and extreme weather are dominating the news. The impacts of global warming are all around us – droughts, wildfires, floods, melting ice, rising sea levels, natural disasters. The landscape is irreversibly changing. Droughts: India endures the effects of one of the […]

The Human Family is in a Difficult Situation

The Human Family is in a Difficult Situation

“The human family is in a difficult situation,” says Desmond Berghofer. Desmond is the grandfather of 12 grandchildren, a contributor on BoomerWarrior and a long-distance friend. We have corresponded by email and spoken by phone but regrettably we have never met face-to-face. Following my recent somewhat controversial article — The Climate Irony is Inescapable in […]

Climate Irony is Inescapable in Fort McMurray

Climate Irony is Inescapable in Fort McMurray

The climate irony is inescapable as the Fort McMurray wildfire drama unfolds day by day. It has been termed the perfect fire storm leading to a new breed of wildfires. Experts believe that the Fort McMurray blaze could be the new norm for wildfires as global warming continues to heat up the planet. David Andison, (professor with […]

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