These are turbulent times. Blizzards, hurricanes, droughts, floods… every day it seems the climate is becoming ever more violent and disasters become ever more frequent, spawned, or at least made worse, by the copious quantities of gaseous carbon and toxic pollutants we continue to spew forth into the preciously thin atmosphere that sustains us. It’s the ultimate example of our incomprehensible tendency towards self-destruction. Some few among us are fighting to make change. Most of use have our heads in the sand. And all the while, the mean surface temperature is creeping inexorably skywards.
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A storm of our own design bears down upon us.
Now, the time has more than come for us to ask, not what the world can do for us, but what we can do for the world.
If we hope to avoid the impending climatic disaster, carbon neutrality should be the goal of everyone, but is net-zero carbon emissions truly achievable?
In global reforestation news, Ethiopia’s recent tree planting campaign breaks the record for the most trees planted in a single day.
Climate change and anthropogenic warming have devastated the economies of warmer, poorer countries; while financially boosting colder, wealthier countries.
Does the question of why cannabis should or shouldn’t be legalized create an unnecessary distraction from world hunger and the climate crisis?
When a nearby farm is sprayed, we have to shut all our windows and doors to keep the fumes out of the house, but there’s nothing we can do to save the bees.
We just had an election and we ended up with the same mediocre government we had before. They are not a government to guide us through the perils of our present times.
With last night’s defeat in Australia of the Labor Party to the Liberals against all odds, and the best of News Polls, and predictions, this contemplation of the Virginia creeper might just have to sustain us for the near future.
Of the roughly 400,000 plant species known to currently exist on Earth, roughly 30,000 are edible to humans. Of that 30,000, we have cultivated 7,000 at one time or another.
This Earth is our home, it gives us shelter, food, and nurtures us; yet we continue to destroy this planet day after day. This is not right.
Visitors to Mabul Island in Borneo flock to witness some of the most diverse marine life remaining in the world. But whilst there, they are almost guaranteed to meet another mysterious community that call the sea home.
As the clock continues ticking toward the collective future of the human species on planet Earth, there are still some among us who are either skeptics or out-right deniers of climate change.
In what is being described as the deadliest tropical cyclone worldwide in 2019, as of March, Intense Tropical Cyclone Idai hit Southern Malawi with a rainstorm which caused severe flooding in 15 of 28 administrative districts.
Climate change is essentially irreversible on human timescales; whatever changes are induced by our emission of CO2 into the atmosphere will persist for centuries, if not millenia.
It may turn out to be too little, too late, or it may buy us the time we need to switch over to net zero emissions economies in time to spare the world exceptionally catastrophic climate change.
Due to the complex interaction between human activities and the ecosystem, humanity’s food system is facing severe threats.