Tag Archives: greenhouse gas

Marine life on a warming planet

Humans’ continued pumping into the atmosphere of carbon dioxide – sometimes by the stupidest of chores like driving to the mailbox rather than walking there – is damaging the future of marine life. You can read more.

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James Hansen: ‘Neither party wants to offend the fossil fuel industry’

From Climate Progress comes this piece about NASA’s Dr. James Hansen. In it, Hansen talks about why scientists (and he is a model) must speak out about the threat posed by the burning of fossil fuels.

Sea ice in Arctic measured at record low

The underlying cause of the ongoing melt is, of course, our planet’s changing climate for which we humans are responsible, not sun spots or some other cause from outer space. The NY Times has the story.

Breaking news: Corn for food, not automobile fuel

Hah. That’s right and here’s why: Making ethanol, especially from corn, uses more energy than it yields. That’s a shocker to many folks, I know. This op-ed makes that case in fine fashion.

Searching for clues to calamity

I admit to becoming tired of reading yet another opinion piece about the politics embroiled in climate change. There, I said it. But even so this op-ed from today’s Times is a good read. To bad that a majority of federal lawmakers, mostly Republicans at that, simply don’t care as there will not be future generations.

Carbon dioxide level reaches milestone

This Associated Press article appeared in many papers across the country this morning; I saw it on the Web sites of at least a dozen a few minutes ago. In any case, the world has indeed reached a milestone in the parts-per-million ranking of carbon dioxide, the main global warming gas. And, guess what? Humans are responsible (no matter what the Cato Institute might say). The Cato, by the way, is referenced in this reporting as the journalist attempts to include the “balance” thingee, no matter how inane that “balance” source may be. It’s the old he said, she said style of reporting. Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Counting the family carbon

That’s carbon as in carbon dioxide, the greenhouse gas. This feature article explores the differences in carbon footprint between life in the exurbs of New Jersey and life in the woods of Maine. That’s a lot of territory and it doesn’t even get into the carbon footprint of the typical suburban lawn.