WWF (World Wide Fund For Nature) report describing how marine life has declined, in some cases, by 50% since 1970 due to over-fishing, ocean acidification and other human activity.
March 28, 2016 A study in Nature Geoscience compared the ongoing anthropogenic increase in carbon emissions with previous similar episodes. The only known analogous event –the Palaeocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, or PETM- happened 56 million years ago during the Cenozoic era, when the Earth’s average temperature shot up by about 5 … Continue reading
June 19, 2015 A study led by experts from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Stanford University, Princeton University and the University of California, Berkeley presents conclusive evidence indicating that the 6th mass extinction of animals is currently taking place, and humans are to blame.
June 16, 2015 By Marlene Cimons, Climate Nexus Marlene Cimons writes for Climate Nexus, a nonprofit that aims to tell the climate story in innovative ways that raise awareness of, dispel misinformation about and showcase solutions to climate change and energy issues in the United States. She contributed this article … Continue reading
October 14, 2014 Here’s more evidence, if any is needed, that the world needs to manufacture water in parched deserts far from any coastline to plant and irrigate trees so they can reduce the heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. A report published in the Proceedings of the National Academy … Continue reading
Acid Test: Rising CO2 Levels Killing Ocean Life (Op-Ed) Matt Huelsenbeck, Oceana 07/17/2013 Matt Huelsenbeck is a marine scientist for the climate and energy campaign at Oceana. Huelsenbeck contributed this article to LiveScience’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. The ocean absorbs approximately one-third of all human-caused carbon dioxide emissions at … Continue reading
Without Action, Warming to Decimate Species Diversity (Op-Ed) On June 26, 2013 President Obama announced a Climate Action Plan to address the enormous and growing costs of climate change. He talked about the impacts of climate change on society — devastating natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy, raging wildfires, diminished snowpacks, … Continue reading
On the Brink: Climate Change Endangers Common Species LiveScience.com – 05/12/2013 A wide variety of plants and animals are likely to become much less common if something isn’t done to avert the worst effects of a warming climate, new research suggests. Under a “business as usual” scenario, where greenhouse gas … Continue reading