Category Archives: Climate change

A good news story from Pakistan … think trees

I don’t usually post a story straight from a news source, but I really want to share this one, and many (aka most) readers don’t follow links to external sources.  So rather than simply provide this link to Tik Root’s … Continue reading

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From orangutans to mosquitos in just 24 hours

Last week a fellow blogger, Debra Purdy Kong, alerted her readers to the fact that August 12 was World Elephant Day. Being someone who is very concerned about the number of the world’s animals whose survival is endangered and even … Continue reading

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Cigarettes, big oil, and the power of corporate interests

Drew Dellinger pretty well says it all in his compelling 2006 poem, Hieroglyphic Stairway.  In fact, he pretty well says it all in his first stanza. it’s 3:23 in the morning and I’m awake because my great great grandchildren won’t … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: please don’t let it come to this

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Indigenous Peoples Day, lessons in environmental stewardship and more

Today is not just the third Monday of my postings for National Indigenous History Month, it’s also National Indigenous Peoples Day.  It’s a day for celebrating Indigenous knowledge and culture, and Indigenous contributions to our planet.  [You can find some … Continue reading

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Earth Day, a celebration or a chance for redemption?

Today, April 22, marks 51 years since the world first celebrated Earth Day.  Since April 22, 1970.  Fifty-one years ago we could still convince ourselves that we could get things under control.  We could lessen our use of fossil fuels … Continue reading

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Map Monday: where are our trees and why do they matter?

A few week ago Map Monday featured the challenges humans face in ensuring sufficient fresh water for all our “needs”, including the vital basic need for sources of clean water in developing countries. A critical component of keeping our water … Continue reading

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Map Monday: what will our world look like when all the ice sheets melt?

We all know the polar ice is melting, and melting faster than one could have imagined. Just ask the polar bears. The Earth’s poles are sometimes called the canary in the coal mine for climate change. Why? Because the warming … Continue reading

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