Cows close up 1500 crop2

even AOC can’t blame this one on the cow farts

WHAT DOES ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ have to do with cow farts or methane? Well, I wanted a hu­morous title to catch the reader’s attention—especially given the se­ri­ous­ness of the—and the word “farts” catches a lot of folk’s at­ten­tion. As for AOC, you will have to wait until the post­script below to find out how she is as­so­ci­ated with bovine flatulence. [Continue reading]

ThwaitesGlacier 1500 crop

one melting glacier could mean an eleven foot rise in sea level

THIS ARTICLES ON THE THWAITES GLACIER in West Antarc­tica is based on the ar­ticle “If Thwaites Glacier col­lapses, it would change global coast­lines for­ever” by Car­olyn Beeler for The World web­site. The sub-headline for this piece reads, “Sci­en­tists fear the col­lapse of Thwaites Glacier could one day desta­bi­lize sur­rounding glac­iers and even­tu­ally trigger up to 11 feet of global sea-level rise.”

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India Drought 1500

is India becoming the land of bachelors?

DROUGHT IN INDIA is changing the way mar­riages are arranged: Men seeking wives are paying large fees to traf­fickers while wives seeking hus­bands are being made promises and get­ting duped into mar­riages. Ac­cording to the ar­ticle “No Water, No Wife: How Cli­mate Change is Linked to Traf­ficking” (Freedom United, Au­gust 5, 2019), wells and other sources of water have dried up, forcing people to walk miles for water in India. [Continue reading]