Category Archives: Climate Change

Year of the Pulse

2016. In Chinese circles, it’s known as the Year of the Monkey. In astrology circles, it’s known as the Year of Fire and Passion. In United Nations circles, it’s known as the Year of the Pulse. For those of you … Continue reading

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The Last of the Shamans

The Amazon: an area of land two thirds the size of the United States, boasting 1.4 billion acres of dense forest, where the river at its widest is 300 miles across, where the tallest trees reach 200 feet, and where … Continue reading

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Drought in Sao Paulo

About a year ago, we wrote about the looming inevitability of a two degree global temperature increase within this century—an increase we couldn’t exceed without irreversible and catastrophic climate events.* In short, scientists have estimated that, in order to stay … Continue reading

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Feeling Green

In all of the political round-ups I’ve read in the past few days, the one headline that’s stood out (after some variation of “Democrats Got Trounced”) is the one proclaiming that the environment is the real loser of the election. Unfortunately, it’s … Continue reading

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Why Is The Keystone Pipeline So Bad?

In the midst of rapidly developing events in Crimea, it’s easy to forget about Alberta, Canada. In Alberta, there are more species of wildlife than almost anywhere else in the world. This Canadian province hosts 587 different species, including 411 … Continue reading

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Make Our Own Hope: Participate in the Big Block of Cheese Day

Several months ago, I wrote about the dangers of climate change. I concluded by saying that although we’re all in a lot of trouble if we don’t change our behavior, we’re unlikely to do so because the financial incentives aren’t … Continue reading

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The Power of Two Degrees (Celsius)

In 2007, scientists at National Geographic predicted that if we failed to make drastic, global-scale changes to our environmental behavior by 2014, the damage would be irreversible: fundamental characteristics of the environment—such as a raised sea level; damage to the … Continue reading

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