The following are three graphs representing the change in parts per million of carbon dioxide (CO2) measured at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii from March 1958 through December 2015: All three graphs accurately represent the same data. Each is presented on a different scale. The
Over the weekend, Rick Perry issued a challenge to Hillary Clinton. He tweeted that “Americans want results not rhetoric.” As Governor of Texas, Rick Perry certainly got results. – At the end of his term of Governor, Texas began to lose tens of thousands of
While Bernard Sanders speaks strongly on the issue of climate change, the Republicans and Hillary Clinton pretend the issue doesn’t exist as our atmosphere reaches a global CO2 average of 400 ppm for the first time in recorded history.
In reality, after his big speeches were done, Obama has been more listless than tireless in addressing the problem of climate change.
This week, for the first time in human history, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has gone above 400 parts per million. Carbon dioxide acts to trap energy from solar radiation in our planet’s atmosphere. Increasing concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide have thus
Nick Rahall’s bill would ban an entire category of action to confront climate change, with the goal of protecting the dirty energy dominance of fossil fuels corporations.
Although the majority of Senate Democrats voted to support the Whitehouse amendment to bring the costs of climate change back to the polluting industries responsible for it, 13 Democratic senators joined the Republicans to vote against it. I’m naming names here.
Of the 25 members of the Safe Climate Caucus, only 15 supported last week’s progressive legislation to finally take action against climate change. 9 Safe Climate Caucus members actually voted against the legislation to deal with climate change.
Rick Santorum seems not to understand that plants are not experts on climatology. Plants don’t understand science. Plants don’t have brains.
When we talk about anthropogenic causes of climate change, we need to think beyond our carbon footprint. We’ve also got a methane footprint, and a sulfuryl flouride footprint…
A standard cherry or apple tree will grow to a height of between 20 and 30 feet. That means I will eventually have to climb a ladder to pick fruit, but it also means that the trees will create more fruit. With their larger size, they’ll also shade more ground, and sequester more carbon from the air.