Category Archives: Climate change

Map Monday: looking at air quality in a world wracked by wildfires

The topic of this week’s Map Monday was inspired by a link sent to me by a friend.  Thanks, Sharon. The world is watching the horrific wildfires in California, Oregon, and the state of Washington, which are following closely on … Continue reading

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Mother Nature doesn’t care if you believe in science or not

It seems to be fashionable these days for people to pick and choose among scientific theories and advice, depending on whether they like the implications of that scientific advice. They may treat one scientific theory like the gospel and another … Continue reading

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Wildlife and Earth Day in the time of COVID-19

Wildlife Wednesday and Earth Day all rolled into one. Happy Earth Day, everyone! Believe it or not, this marks the 50th year of celebrating Earth Day on April 22. I have to admit to not having been aware of Earth … Continue reading

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Climatologists Grimly Watch As People Who Ignore Science Suffer Real And Immediate Consequences — The Out And Abouter

I’m reblogging this satirical piece from Paul Duncan’s The Out And Abouter.  It’s satire, but it’s awfully close to the mark. It’s a great read.  Warning: those of you who didn’t spend your career in an engineering building as I … Continue reading

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Wildlife Wednesday: Climate change is threatening the very existence of many of our animals | Mar 11/20

Last week we looked at animals who are officially listed as being under severe threat of extinction because of loss of habitat, conflict with encroaching human populations, questionably legal wanton killing, and illegal poaching. This week we look at 10 … Continue reading

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Wildlife Wednesday: Shining a light on endangered animals around the world | Mar 4/20

Yesterday, March 3, was World Wildlife Day. It seems only appropriate to continue Robby Robin’s celebration of the animal kingdom on Wildlife Wednesdays by spending some time getting to know the animal species on our planet whose very existence is … Continue reading

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The pangolin and Mike Pence

Am I the only one who feels like she’s living in the Twilight Zone, or maybe in a Far Side cartoon?! These past few years have been weird – OK, frightening – but what’s unfolding now offers perhaps the ultimate … Continue reading

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Looking at climate change through world maps

Welcome to my first instalment of Map Monday. The maps in this post, and their descriptions, come from a fantastic website at carbonmap.org. This particular series, called The Carbon Map, actually has an animated visualization of the maps shown below, … Continue reading

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