Published on Truthout, 9 January 2016. Early January saw colder temperatures in Seattle than at the North Pole. Meanwhile, Antarctica’s largest glaciers are losing more than 20 feet of height. Yet the incoming US president has been busy stuffing his cabinet with nine of the staunchest climate science deniers. Read the full story on Truthout.
Published on Truthout, 28 December 2016. A recent study shows global warming causing previously frozen soil to release more CO2 and methane into the atmosphere. Even if all human-caused emissions stopped, soil respiration would continue adding the gases unless immediate steps are taken. Read the full story on Truthout.
Published on Truthout, 19 December 2016. With a Trump presidency looming, this is a do-or-die moment for the campaign that’s been working tirelessly to free Leonard Peltier. If President Obama fails to grant him clemency, the 72-year-old veteran who’s ailing and without access to health care will likely die in prison. Read the full story
Published on Truthout, 16 December 2016. “Unprecedented” warming finds the Arctic in uncharted territory, according to a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report. In the far north, methane is being released and parasites are multiplying, while Trump threatens to increase fossil fuel development. Read the full story on Truthout.
Published on Truthout, 12 December 2016. Late November temperatures at the North Pole were 36F above normal, planetary waters are becoming “de-oxygenized,” and scientists warn we may already be at a “game over” point. Having a climate denier in the world’s most powerful office at such a time does not bode well for the planet.
Published on Truthout, 6 December 2016. The nickname “Mad Dog” given to Trump’s choice for secretary of defense, retired Marine Gen. Mattis, doesn’t even begin to describe a war criminal who oversaw the slaughter of an estimated 5,700 Iraqi civilians during two sieges of Fallujah in 2004. Read the full story on Truthout.
Published on Truthout, 2 December 2016. Landlocked Bolivia depends upon Andean mountain glaciers for its water supply. But human-caused climate disruption has shrunk those glaciers by nearly 50 percent, triggering the worst drought in a quarter century and prompting the government to declare a state of emergency. Read the full story on Truthout.
Published on Truthout, 29 November 2016. No one is certain of the total number of orcas (otherwise known as “killer whales”) that exist in the wild. However, estimates are now around 100,000, and populations are dwindling. In Washington State’s Puget Sound and San Juan Islands, the once-large population of orcas has declined to around 80
Published on Truthout, 23 November 2016. A glance at Donald Trump’s shortlists for secretaries of the Departments of Energy, Environment, Agriculture and the Interior is like looking at a shortlist for the four horsemen of the apocalypse. Read the full story on Truthout.
Published on Truthout, 17 August 2016. September saw 3,715 warm temperature records broken across the US, leaving little doubt about the direction in which the planet is headed. Read the full story on Truthout.