Just in case you’re new to the planet, it’s worth mentioning that one of the wildest and most untamed parts of the Earth is the Amazon rainforest, where an incredibly diverse biome is helping to keep the planet healthy. But just because some of us acknowledge the importance of the rainforests doesn’t mean that everyone […]
Who’s the savage in this forest? The indigene, or the “forest industry”? Thanks for posting this great photoon from The Pieces Fit on your Facebook page, Moms Clean Air Force!
I just ran across this one on Facebook and thought it deserved a share: “At one time in the world, there were woods that no one owned,” was apparently written by Cormac McCarthy in Child of God.
Human Impact On Amazon Via Deforestation, Logging, & Fires, Is Greatly Underestimated, Research Finds
The Amazon rainforest is taking a much worse beating from human-activity than was previously estimated, according to new research from an international group headed by Lancaster University. With said gross underestimation of human impact, the researchers also found that carbon loss is being grossly underestimated well. The underestimation is due to previous models not fully […]
There are the good wildfires, and there are the bad. Unfortunately, the latter often overwhelm the beneficial ones. We’ll go on with stories from San Diego in a minute—it’s a long story of an actually short time—but here’s a word about the bright side first. Whoopi Goldberg had a thought that’s worth repeating: When you […]
(All figures are from the 2014 National Climate Assessment draft.) Later today (Tuesday, May 6), at 8 a.m. EDT, the National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee of experts meets by conference call to approve the final version of the Third National Climate Assessment. The gist of their message, as Suzanne Goldenberg of The Guardian […]
Two weeks after the release of the report from IPCC Working Group Two, the report from Working Group Three was released. While the previous report dealt with the likely effects of future climate change, this new report focuses on mitigation strategies. And while considerable emphasis is put on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, this report also […]
By Dayna Reggero The upcoming SHOWTIME® docu-series, Years of Living Dangerously, premiering on April 13, provides an opportunity to meet the people and see the places affected by climate change. Sharing these stories is a host of major film, television and news figures, including Jessica Alba, Mark Bittman, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, and many more. […]