THE LAST OF THE PINTA ISLAND TORTOISES died in 2012. Known as Lonesome George, his story is “the perfect extinction story. It features a charismatic character with a recognizable face, an obvious villain, and the tireless efforts of naturalists. [Continue reading]
THE CLIMATE REALITY PROJECT has a list of “Five Must-Read Books About the Climate Crisis” (October 29, 2019). According to the blurb on their website, “It’s the perfect time of year to curl up with a great new book, so be sure to add these climate must-reads to your list.
CLIMATE ACTIVIST GRETA THUNBERG is back in the news but not in a manner that she is enjoying. According to the article “Trolls Force Artist to Cancel a Planned Greta Thunberg Mural in North Dakota” by Yessenia Funes for Gizmodo (February 13, 2020), local artist/photographer Shane Balkowitsch took portraits of Thunberg in October 2019 when she was visiting members of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. [Continue reading]
TRUMP PREPARING FOR CLIMATE CHANGE! Actually, the headline for the article by Zoya Teirstein for Grist (January 27, 2020) reads, “The Trump Administration is helping nine states prepare for climate change.” Either way, I know that many of you are thinking that word that Vizinni kept using in all the wrong places, “Inconceivable!” [Continue reading]
DONALD TRUMP, ENVIRONMENTAL HERO. To most of the people in the world concerned with the state of that world, those four words are more than a simple bit of irony: President Trump may be the quintessence of the climate change denial “movement”—ignorant (or duplicitous) and arrogant. [Continue reading]
“AUSTRALIA TODAY IS GROUND ZERO for the climate catastrophe. Its glorious Great Barrier Reef is dying, its world-heritage rain forests are burning, its giant kelp forests have largely vanished, numerous towns have run out of water or are about to, and now the vast continent is burning on a scale never before seen. [Continue reading]
THE GREENHOUSE GAS BULLETIN from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) provided figures for globally averaged concentrations of three key climate-heating gases in 2018: nitrous oxide (N2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), and methane (CH4). [Continue reading]