Ever feel like the environmental movement is always climbing a hill but will never, ever reach the top? Our President, who once stated he would do something to help protect the environment, has pretty much dropped that idea by the wayside. The CO2 level in our atmosphere is expected to pass record levels this month, [...]
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Q: What would you say are the most important steps we need to take as a nation to come up with solutions to climate change? Americans care more about the environment than ever before and the overwhelming majority of us acknowledges that climate change is real and human-induced. But still we continue to consume many [...]
Q: How are droughts and wildfires cause by global warming? I thought warming mostly brought on wet and flooded conditions. By throwing the planet’s climate regulation systems out of whack, global warming is likely to cause more extreme weather events of every kind, including additional precipitation and flooding in some cases and more drying and [...]
Think you know who the world’s biggest polluters are? Carbon emissions around the world continue to climb and were up another 3 percent as of last year. According to new international calculations on global emissions published recently in the journal Nature Climate Change, over 38 billion tons of carbon dioxide were pumped into our atmosphere [...]
Q: I read that CO2 in our atmosphere is now more than 300 parts per million. Doesn’t this mean that we’re too late to avoid the worst impacts of climate change? Actually the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere today is roughly 390 parts per million (ppm). And that’s not good news. “Experts [...]
Q: I heard that the Arctic summer sea ice is at its lowest level since we began recording it. What are the implications of all this melting? It is true that on September 16, 2012 the world reached a new low: The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) reported that the extent of sea [...]