Back in 1912, a little newspaper article warned people about global warming. Per Snopes, the original story was written a year before this one.
From a friend on Facebook, this is a great way to look at the two possibilities about climate change:
- If scientists are wrong, hey, we’ll have a cleaner world
- If they’re right, we’re all dead
The TheTweetOfGod Twitter account shares the five stages of climate change. If you’ve seen that Alaska and the Amazon jungle are both burning simultaneously, I’m not sure if #5 should be Drowning or Burning.
It’s great to see wealthy people trying to save the environment. Per this CNN.com story, “Pink Floyd's David Gilmour auctioned 126 of his guitars for a record-breaking $21 million at a New York charity auction Thursday to fight against climate change.” Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay bought the “Black Strat” for ~$4M, and apparently he’s going to make it available to the public.
From Mozilla Pocket, The world has just over a decade to get climate change under control, and if climate changes don’t kill you, If you want to live forever, flush out your zombie (senescent) cells.
From the Washington Post, The oceans’ circulation hasn’t been this sluggish in 1,000 years, and that’s bad news.
I saw this quote by Gus Speth on Facebook and Twitter, and wanted to share it here. As Mr. Speth says, the top environmental problems aren’t biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse, and climate change, they’re selfishness, greed, and apathy (mostly the first two, in my opinion).
With the Earth’s atmosphere getting warmer, NPR has an article, Is there a ticking time bomb under the Arctic? (The short story is that there’s twice as much carbon in the thawing permafrost as their is in the Earth’s atmosphere.)
Here’s a Popular Science article, Should we try to fix global warming with fake volcanic eruptions?
On the same day the president of the United States decided to ignore that whole science thing and opt out of the Paris Agreement, a gigantic iceberg the size of Delaware is about to break off from one of the largest ice shelves in Antartica.