Category: Climate

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”