Posted on July 11, 2016 by Envirothink
Dead mangrove forest off Australia’s east coast, photo by James Cook University
Climate change has wrecked havoc not only on our weather patterns but on the world’s forest and ecological systems. And the impact is devastating.
In the U.S., severe drought and major insect infestations have been responsible for almost unimaginable die-offs of old growth forests. In Australia El Nino conditions have caused the die-off of a 7000 kilometer (approximately 4,349 miles) stretch of mangrove shoreline in the southern reaches of the Gulf of Carpentaria.
Filed under: Climate Change, Nature | Tagged: climate change, drought, ecosystems, James Cook University, mangrove forests, Norm Duke, pollution | Leave a comment »
Posted on June 1, 2016 by Envirothink
One of California’s giant coastal redwoods that’s been cloned to save its genetic diversity, photo by Debra Atlas
On May 28th, two powerful entities came together to take on two serious climate-related issues and make a positive impact on our children’s future.
Planetary Emissions Management, Inc. and non-profit Archangel Ancient Tree Archive announced a partnership that will integrate innovative forest carbon measurement with environmental financial products along with the genetics of the largest trees on the planet.
Filed under: Climate Change | Tagged: Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, carbon sequestration, champion trees, climate change, CO2, David Milarch, deforestation, Forest Carbon Legacy Initiative, global warming, greenhouse gas emissions, Inc, Planetary Emissions Management, reforestation | Leave a comment »
Posted on November 18, 2015 by Envirothink
Imagine this: What if there were ways that would really and effectively fight climate change? Would government leaders embrace them?
It turns out that there already are 17 solutions out there that would let the world could cut annual greenhouse gas emissions by about 12 gigatonnes  in 2030. These are established and proven climate solutions – no new inventions required, and no vast amounts of capital necessary to have them work.
Filed under: Climate Change | Tagged: afforestation, climate change, climate solutions, deforestation, global emissions, greenhouse gases, low carbon, reforestation, renewable energy, solar, think tank, wind power | Leave a comment »
Posted on January 12, 2015 by Envirothink
Just read a great article by Ellen Moyer, Ph.D. In it she presents a clear cut analysis of the issues we face with climate change and existing solutions we can take to address these problems.
Filed under: Climate Change | Tagged: ag subsidies, clean energy, clean energy technologies, climate change, economic benfits, Ellen Moyer, energy technologies, existing solutions, forestry, greenhouse gases, health | Leave a comment »
Posted on November 24, 2014 by Envirothink
Last night’s episode of HBO’s drama “The Newsroom” featured an interview with a supposed EPA representative who spoke about climate change. Perhaps it’s more accurate to say the EPA guy finally said what our government, politicians and federal agencies haven’t or haven’t been able to get said for the past several decades. It’s plain talk – brutally honest, devastating “news”
that we’ve gone beyond our ability to fix the effects of climate change and are 20 years too late. Continue reading
Filed under: Climate Change | Tagged: Aaron Sorkin, climate change, climatologists, effects of climate change, EPA, HBO, Ice Age, Jeff Daniels, politicians, The Newswoom, truth | Leave a comment »
Posted on April 9, 2014 by Envirothink
One example of climate change – a destroyed forest in the middle of an Indonesian national park
In the television industry, there are numerous “special” networks – those devoted to special broad topics. These include The History Channel and Animal Planet, among others. But until now there has never been even a series that focused on the biggest challenge humans ever faced – climate change.
Showtime has stepped into this gap with its new series Years of Living Dangerously.
Filed under: Climate Change | Tagged: climate change, drought, journalists, Showtime, Thomas J. Friedman, Years of Living Dangerously | Leave a comment »
Posted on September 23, 2013 by Envirothink
Most Americans have never visited Glacier National Park, which straddles northern Montana and southern Canada. Yet these beautiful ice-rock formations provide more than sixty five percent of the world’s fresh water – for drinking, irrigation, and for hydroelectric power.
The glaciers at Glacier National Park are disappearing faster than anywhere else in the world, says Christopher White, author of the new book “THE MELTING WORLD: A Journey Across America’s Vanishing Glaciers”.
Filed under: Call to Action, Climate Change | Tagged: carbon, Christopher White, climate change, Dan Fagre, Glacier National Park, glaciers, greenhouse gases, Himalayas, National Park Service, UN International Panel on Climate Change, USGS | 1 Comment »