My last PlanetSave story ended with an upbeat reference to the coming boom in what is now widely called the new Climate Adaptation Economy, or the fast-growing field of companies providing resilience solutions in the United States and around the world. Setting the stage is the science pointing to an overshoot of the 1.5 degree […]
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A warming climate may drive more rainfall in tropical areas, thanks to a decrease in high tropical cloud cover, which in turn may further warm the air, according to new research.
It was, no doubt, incomprehensible for the U.S. to begin the process of pulling out of the UN Paris Climate Agreement, for all the reasons widely reported since President Donald Trump made the fateful announcement June 1st. The move undermines our reputation and relations overseas, risks weakening other countries’ commitment to the accord, and threatens […]
California Governor Jerry Brown this week signed an agreement with China’s Minister of Science and Technology that will strengthen ties between the two and increase cooperation on the development of green technology.
The connection between the related systems in our life, known as the food, energy, and water Nexus– is key to a more sustainable future. An upcoming event in Idaho brings together experts on the subject.
It’s rather crazy to me — the Republican Party is supposedly the “Christian” party and has the long-standing support of Bible-reading Christians in rural areas and Evangelicals. Somehow, a few loud-mouthed Christians and political propagandists have pulled on the strings of religious channels in order to get the public to put the Republican Party in the “Christian” bucket. […]
Republican politicians are an interesting breed of liars…. Politicians are supposed to explain to the voting public why their complicated, detailed policies are worth supporting and good for the country as a whole, or at least their constituents. But Republican politicians push one kind of policy obsessively, the kind that gives more money to the […]
When you think of healthy democracies, you definitely think of petrostates, right? Some would like to characterize Russia as a more varied and robust economy — not quite a petrostate — but the US Energy Information Administration has pegged 50% of Russia’s government income as coming from oil & gas (for some reason, that link […]
Let’s just start with a note that should be obvious to everyone: If Obama had deep and long financial ties to Russia (and many of his campaign leaders did as well), was under investigation by the FBI for this, and then fired the head of the FBI (right after he asked for more resources to […]
What happened with people who sided with Hitler and the Nazis in their quest to murder countless humans? As their crowd rose to the heights of power and prestige, many people who supported them must have thought their futures were looking up and they were setting up some kind of positive family reputation for future generations. To […]
Ocean acidification created by continuing anthropogenic climate change will result in a collapsing food web, according to new research from the University of Adelaide. The new findings are the result of analysis focused around determining the effects of climate change on the world’s fisheries, and on overall marine biodiversity. Image via NOAA “Humans rely heavily […]
In a bit of news that shouldn’t be all that surprising to those who have taken a real look at the evidence, new finds at a site in San Diego have shown that humans have been living in North America for at least 130,000 years now. The new finds at the “Ice Age paleontological-turned-archaeological site in […]
Over 600 people responded to a question on Ask Reddit to explain why they changed their minds about the dangers of climate change.
Weather forecasting has become a way for the average U.S. television viewer to learn about climate change.
The Trump administration is reviewing plans for offshore natural gas and oil drilling in the Pacific. There have been no new wells of the Pacific Coast of the United States since 1984.
An April, 2017 survey about climate change leads us to think about the importance of speaking out to protect the Clean Power Act from Trump administration dismantling.
A Christian worldview that denies climate change and disparages news from mainstream media sources may be the reason why evangelicals do not take global warming seriously. Is there anything that can be done?
A new study finds permafrost melting is happening sooner and faster than expected, putting the earth in danger of significantly higher temperatures if the Paris climate accords are not adhered to.
The United States. “We” elected a man who for decades has had a reputation as a con man. What could go wrong?… ♠ He talked about bringing all Americans health care — more affordable and cheaper health care. Turns out, after trying to push through a health care plan that would result in ~20 million Americans losing […]
While there are a lot of moving parts to the global economy, I’d argue that there is one fundamental premise that will have, hand’s down, the greatest influence in determining the fate of humanity, and that is the time horizon of strategizing a particular activity—short term vs. long term thinking. Take any industry, whether it’s […]
Originally published on EdenKeeper.org Creation Care leaders are predicting the coming Trump presidency will prompt more ecojustice activism, including non-violent civil disobedience, within US faith communities. Writing for Baptist News, Jeff Brumley states that “Faith-based protests of pipeline projects, global warming and other environmental causes won’t just be for the hard core anymore, thanks to […]
Corals Grow To Be Much, Much Older Than Previously Assumed, Research Finds — Implications Relating To Ocean Acidification & Coral Bleaching Events
Specific coral genotypes (“individuals”) can live for more than 5,000 years (at the least) according to new research from the National Marine Fisheries Service, Penn State, and Dial Cordy & Associates. The findings — based on research focused on elkhorn corals (Acropora palmata) living around Florida and in the Caribbean — mean that corals are […]
Originally published on EdenKeeper.org Formally blessed and sanctified, 150 solar panels forming a 38 kW array have been pressed into religious service at the iconic Gloucester Cathedral in Gloucestershire, England. Dubbed the oldest cathedral in the world to install solar panels, the new photovoltaic system will help reduce the ancient cathedral’s energy costs by 25%. […]
The USGS estimates that 10 million tons of CO2 was released over the 9 hour eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980. That’s a pretty huge number, but passenger vehicles in the USA alone emit as much CO2 as a Mt St. Helens eruption happening somewhere in America every 3 days.
In direct response to over-the-top consumer spending “holidays” like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday offers an excellent opportunity to help support our valiant non-profit organizations and our overburdened Earth. Why not celebrate #GivingTuesday by planting trees? Partnering with the Arbor Day Foundation, Home Care Assistance has announced it will plant 5,000 new trees in […]
Originally published on Edenkeeper.org Violence is escalating against the Water Protectors of the Standing Rock Sioux. On Sunday night, November 20th, temperatures were below freezing when peaceful protesters were fired on with water cannons, tear gas, and rubber bullets. We need to act now to help support their peaceful, unarmed efforts to protect their sacred […]
Retreat Of Pine Island Glacier In West Antarctica Began In 1940s, Through Ocean-Driven Thinning & Retreat Of Sea-Ice Shelves (Climate Change), Research Finds
The retreat and thinning of Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica, which had been known to go back at least as far as satellite monitoring of the region in the early 1990s, began all the way back in the 1940s — owing to ocean-driven thinning and retreat of sea-ice shelves, thereby leading to inland-glacier acceleration […]
The world is waiting to hear what President-elect Donald Trump has in mind for governing the U.S. Among the biggest questions is what will happen to the budget for climate and energy-related activities.
Global emissions have been essentially flat for the past three years even though total global economic activity has increased in each of those three years. That is about to change as Donald Trump wreaks havoc on US emissions policies.
On election day, forget about e-mails and pussy grabbing. Vote for people who will protect the earth and everyone on it. America cannot afford to have stupid leaders.
A study in France claims that climate change could turn portions of Spain and other Mediterranean areas into deserts by 2100.
Cognitive dissonance is what happens when someone tries to convince you something is true that you know to be false. Wearing a tin foil hat will not protect you from alien body snatchers and clicking your heels three times will not teleport you from the Land of Oz back to Kansas. Cognitive dissonance is perhaps […]