Featured Links of May 2014
- National Climate Assessment
Climate change, once considered an issue for a distant future, has moved firmly into the present. Corn producers in Iowa, oyster growers in Washington State, and maple syrup producers in Vermont are all observing climate-related changes that are outside of recent experience. So, too, are coastal planners in Florida, water managers in the arid Southwest, city dwellers from Phoenix to New York, and Native Peoples on tribal lands from Louisiana to Alaska. This National Climate Assessment concludes that the evidence of human-induced climate change continues to strengthen and that impacts are increasing across the country.
We know the truth about climate chaos and yet, “led” by spineless politicians peddling snake oil, we continue business as usual.
Featured Links of April 2014
- Arctic Sea Ice Minimum Volumes 1979-2012
This is an animated visualization of the startling decline of Arctic Sea Ice, showing the minimum volume reached every September since 1979, set on a map of New York with a 10km grid to give an idea of scale. It is clear that the trend of Arctic sea ice decline indicates that it’ll be ice-free for an increasingly large part of the year, with consequences for the climate.
- Time history of atmospheric carbon dioxide from 800,000 years before until Jan 2014
The unprecedented fossil fuel experiment supported, among others, by the investments of the State of Rhode Island and its Institutions of Higher Learning. Indeed, as Nietzsche noted: “Insanity in individuals is something rare – but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.” Welcome to the asylum called Global Capitalism.
For more follow this link.