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).
The image here shows two photos of the Pedersen Glacier in Alaska. The black and white image is from 1917, and the open green field is from 2005. I found those photos in this YouTube video after viewing a short video about how warm it is in the Arctic Circle this year, where glaciers are melting during the winter instead of forming new ice.
For more information, the USGS has this page which shows many more examples of disappearing glaciers in Alaska.
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.
Back in the days before global warming the winters could be cold and long, and one year on February 11th I was on a yoga retreat in Mexico, which is where this picture was taken.
This is the 36-month running Alaska statewide average temp, from this Twitter link, with the red and blue lines added my me.