America’s Pledge to the Paris Agreement

We all watched in horror as the current administration announced they would be withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. The President stated that the agreement "imposed wildly unfair environmental standards on American businesses and workers". While this action drew the President support from the Republican Party it drew skepticism and criticism from … Continue reading America’s Pledge to the Paris Agreement

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Climate Change Impacts on Wildlife and Livestock

I have spent some time talking about the impacts of climate change on human populations but what about the animal population? We mostly think of animals in two categories: wildlife and livestock. Rising sea-levels and drought induced food and water shortage can lead to extinction for some species. With all large scale changes there are … Continue reading Climate Change Impacts on Wildlife and Livestock

Escaping the Impacts of Climate Change

I wanted to pick this post up with where I left off in the last post, speaking about those displaced by climate change or extreme weather events. There is no actual defined name or definition for a "climate change refugee" or "environmental migrant". Migration due to the impacts of climate change has been happening for … Continue reading Escaping the Impacts of Climate Change

Heavy Rain Events and Flooding are the New Norm

Have you noticed that there has been an increase in heavy rain events and flooding in the past couple of years? I've noticed it too! These extreme weather events are just one more anomaly to get used to. Not only will these events continue, they will get worse and increase in frequency. For each degree … Continue reading Heavy Rain Events and Flooding are the New Norm

U.S. Pulling out of Paris Climate Agreement, Not a Show Stopper

Trump made many promises on the campaign trail that left climate change champions ready to cringe. The latest discussion surrounds the U.S. pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement. Just in case you need a tiny blurb of background information:┬áThe Paris Agreement's mission is to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change … Continue reading U.S. Pulling out of Paris Climate Agreement, Not a Show Stopper

Louisiana Declares State of Emergency for Disappearing Coastline

On April 19, 2017 the Governor of Louisiana declared a State of Emergency for the Louisiana coastline. The hope is that this declaration will bring nationwide attention to the desperate need for restoration and protection. The leadership in Louisiana is hoping that the President and Congress will declare the eroding coastline a national emergency and … Continue reading Louisiana Declares State of Emergency for Disappearing Coastline

Early Beginning to the Atlantic Hurricane Season

Robert Scribbler writes about conditions caused by global warming being just right to start up the Atlantic hurricane season a bit early again this year. North Atlantic May Cough Another Out of Season Tropical Cyclone this Week The continued injection of greenhouse gases is continuing to warm the earth and the earths oceans. The impact … Continue reading Early Beginning to the Atlantic Hurricane Season