November 29th, 2013
Give back to nature by helping restore forests, oceans and wildlife. Your contribution will boomerang back in countless ways, curbing climate change, teaching kids about the outdoors, feeding endangered monarch butterflies, making space for whales and even helping tree farmers. All you’ll get is that lousy T-shirt. (But this year, they’re actually pretty cool.)
November 21st, 2013
The Pacific island nation of Kiribati looks like a paradise but its days are numbered. As global climate change causes the oceans to rise, these low-lying atolls are losing ground with each passing year…but Kiribati faces a more immediate crisis.
Tags: · Kiribati
October 22nd, 2013
Al Gore’s 24 Hours of Climate Reality, a look at how climate change is costing billions around the globe, kicked off today, with segments covering North America and South America. Featured calamities include: Hurricane Sandy, Colorado’s recent flooding and drought in Mexico where farmers can no longer grow corn.
October 22nd, 2013
How will global warming affect New England in the 21st century and how is the region preparing for the coming changes?
September 27th, 2013
Researchers in California say climate change could spur an increase in global violence by as much as 50 percent over the next 40 years if current temperature trends continue.
September 18th, 2013
Response crews have begun to assess damage as the floodwaters begin to recede in Colorado. With many areas still inaccessible, officials told the Associated Press that it is difficult to get a thorough understanding of the devastation’s scope.
Tags: · Colorado flooding
September 16th, 2013
Carl Sagan was the featured speaker at the Interparliamentary Conference on the Global Environment in 1990. More that 40 countries met to discuss strategies on key issues.
August 30th, 2013
Engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas have found that tornadoes tend toward higher elevations and cause greater damage moving uphill.
July 12th, 2013
Wildfire trends in the West are clear: there are more large fires burning now than at any time in the past 40 years and the total area burned each year has also increased.
July 11th, 2013
Earthquakes often spin off tremors as they realign rock deep beneath the surface. Now get ready to tremble, because a new study shows that areas susceptible to earthquakes include your friendly neighborhood fracked region, which shakes when big earthquakes hit halfway around the globe.
June 12th, 2013
Robert Redford, leading man, acclaimed director and ardent conservationist, has become an American father figure, and this week as we approach Father’s Day, he’s speaking dad-to-dad to President Obama.
May 13th, 2013
Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is hovering at a landmark 400 parts per million, a level never before experienced by human beings. Scientists say we’re playing with fire, risking the planet’s future if we don’t start to lower the greenhouse gas levels forcing climate change. How should we react to this news? First, we need to envision climate change more accurately, as a deadly threat.
Tags: · 400 ppm, BarbaraKesslerBlog, Carbon Dioxide, Climate Change, CO2 pollution, disease, Drought, fires, Forest, freshwater, global warming, Greenhouse Gases, ice melts, Oceans, planet, rising seas, super storms, Wildlife