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Ocean Acidification – Slow, Subtle But Deadly

Ocean  Acidification – Slow, Subtle But Deadly

This article deals with the nasty but quiet problem of ocean acidification. It was originally published on the Climate Reality site. As a Climate Reality leader (Chicago2013), I’m pleased to feature Climate Reality resources on BoomerWarrior.  (Rolly Montpellier~Managing Editor).  Climate change isn’t the only consequence of carbon pollution from fossil fuels. If driving global temperature rise […]

I’m Obsessed With Plankton

I’m Obsessed With Plankton

Plankton are a diverse group of organisms that provide a vital source of food to larger aquatic organisms such as fish and whales. In her article, Laura Tenenbaum says ” I’m obsessed with plankton, obsessed.” She explains why. (Rolly Montpellier~Editor for BoomerWarrior). Micrograph of phytoplankton. Image by the NOAA MESA Project, via the NOAA Photo Library. Every year […]

Arctic Warming is Simply Alarming

Arctic Warming is Simply Alarming

We have now entered the era of climate consequences. Arctic warming is simply alarming. Cassie Ito who is an admin colleague in Warriors for Environmental, Social and Economic Justice (Facebook Group) has a grim assessment of the human impact on the planet. “The human animal has exploited, pillaged and plundered since standing upright, it seems. Now […]

Top Indicators Our Climate Change is Permanent

Top Indicators Our Climate Change is Permanent

As a Climate Reality Leader, I like to feature blog pieces from the multiple resources of the Climate Reality Project. (Rolly Montpellier ~ BoomerWarrior Managing Editor). How do we know our climate is changing permanently, rather than just going through a normal period of flux? Let’s look at major changes scientists have seen in our […]

Plastic Madness

Plastic Madness

The following article by David Suzuki (with contributions by Senior Editor Ian Hanington) is entitled Microbeads are a sign of our plastic consumer madness. It has been circulated by email by the David Suzuki Foundation. “Plastic has made life more convenient, but many of us remember a time when we got along fine without it,” observes Suzuki. […]

The Unraveling of the Arctic

The Unraveling of the Arctic

We’ve known for some time that global warming will eventually transform Arctic ice into an open expanse of blue water. In a July 2013 article, Rolling Stone suggested that “the question has long been not if, but when.” A new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences projects an ice-free summer sometime between 2054 and 2058. […]

The Planet’s Largest Carbon Sink is in Trouble

The Planet’s Largest Carbon Sink is in Trouble

I’m pleased to welcome Stephen Leahy as a contributor to BoomerWarrior. Stephen is an independent environmental journalist and author of a new book, Your Water Footprint: The Shocking Facts Behind Our Thirst for Earth’s Most Precious Resource, which was previously featured on BoomerWarrior. You can learn more about Stephen in the bio at the end of this post. (Rolly Montpellier ~ […]

Plastics are Killing the Oceans

Plastics are Killing the Oceans

The following article by David Suzuki (with contributions by Senior Editor Ian Hanington) is entitled We have to stop filling and killing the oceans with plastic. It has been circulated by email by the David Suzuki Foundation. “What we do to the oceans and the life therein, we do to ourselves” observes Suzuki. I’m pleased to publish […]

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