Category: Climate

Bearing Witness to Climate Change July 2019

As the new month begin,¬†Alaska experiences record heat with temperatures climbing to 90 degrees in Anchorage. Because of the risk of wildfires, fireworks are being prohibited for the July 4th holiday.¬† This all is to be expected with climate change where the far north… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to Climate Change July 2019”

Bearing Witness to Climate Change June 2019

The Trump administration is said to be trying to change how long-term impact of climate change is reported by limiting how far into the future federal agencies like the USGS they can talk about affects of a warming planet. Are we are witnessing another… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to Climate Change June 2019”

Bearing Witness to Climate Change May 2019

A NPR news report and poll found that most teachers don’t teach or even discuss climate change which is bad news. Many feel either unprepared to do so or feel political pressure not to. The good news is that 4 in 5 parents wish… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to Climate Change May 2019”

Bearing Witness to Climate Change April 2019

According to new research, the Great Barrier Reef is under threat of collapsing due to warming oceans and mass bleaching events. Canada is said to be warming at twice the global rate said an official Canadian government report, similar to what is happening to… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to Climate Change April 2019”

Bearing Witness to Climate Change March 2019

A brutal winter is coming to an end in the U.S. where unseasonable cold weather in the Midwest meets up with warmer moist air in the south to create over three dozen tornadoes over one weekend which devastated whole towns and killed dozens of… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to Climate Change March 2019”

Bearing Witness to Climate Change February 2019

At the beginning of the month the U.S. experiences the coldest temperatures in decades as the polar vortex pulls Arctic temperatures southward. Actual temperatures in the upper Midwest range from to 10-30 below with wind chills of 40-60 below. Over a dozen have died… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to Climate Change February 2019”

Bearing Witness to Climate Change January 2019

A new study reported on in the NYT from the journal Nature claims that as the planet warms, plants and soil will absorb less not more carbon dioxide. The cause is attributable to hotter temperatures and wider droughts which stress plants and dries out… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to Climate Change January 2019”

Bearing Witness to Climate Change 2018

December 2018 The year ends with the cost of natural disasters around the world this past year exceeding $150 billion due to hurricanes, droughts, wildfires, typhoons, floods, heat waves, tsunamis and earthquakes. Obviously, climate change cannot be assigned blame for these disasters, or even… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to Climate Change 2018”

Bearing Witness to Climate Change 2017

August, 2017 The Alaskan arctic tundra and permafrost is thawing at an alarming rate. It threatens to release vast new amounts of carbon into the atmosphere, accelerating climate change past a point of no return. The buildup of methane under the thawing Russian tundra… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to Climate Change 2017”

Bearing Witness to Trump Week 24

Week of July 2 – 8, 2017 Trump travels to the G-20 meeting in Europe where he spends 2 hours with Putin, twice as long as planned. We all wonder whether he berated or congratulated them on Russia’s crackdown on dissidents, human rights, the… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to Trump Week 24”