Rising Ocean Temperatures May Mean Sea Turtles Stop Basking On Land: Warmer oceans will put the chill on sea turtle behavior, causing the endangered animals to stop basking on beaches within the next century.
Rise in Weather Extremes Threatens Infrastructure (NYTimes). Photo: Emergency repairs on a highway that buckled in triple-digit temperatures last month near Cary, N.C. Credit: Travis Long/The News & Observer, via Associated Press
This is from a working paper about how climate change could affect agriculture & humanity’s ability to feed itself. The paper is discussed in The New York Times: green.blogs.nytim... You can read the paper, to see what you think about it, here: ase.tufts.edu/...
Wired - Climate Change Is the Biggest Threat in the Pacific, Says Top U.S. Admiral. U.S. and Philippine military personnel distribute food aid after Typhoon Botha, Dec. 2012, a mission that the commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific sees as growing more frequent due to climate change. Photo: U.S. Pacific Command/Flickr
The growing acidity of the world’s oceans could cost the global economy $1 trillion by 2100 if humans don’t stop putting so much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, according to an extensive report compiled by 30 experts worldwide and released Wednesday by the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity. A Norwegin coral reef with gorgonian and stony corals in Norway.
15/04 - Dia da Conservação do Solo Erosão, compactação e aumento da salinidade do solo são os maiores problemas relacionados ao manejo inadequado. Terão relação direta com escassez de alimentos em futuro não distante, profundo desequilíbrio do sistema produtivo, se praticas corretas não forem adotadas. Manejo inadequado reduz significativamente potencial de produção. Renovação, aprimoramento das técnicas produtivas e redução de desperdícios são fundamentais.
In 2012 an ambitious group of filmmakers braved below freezing conditions with photographer James Balog to document the disappearance of Earth’s glaciers. The amazing (and unsettling) things they saw became spellbinding documentary Chasing Ice, which enjoyed widespread acclaim from critics and audiences alike. Watch how it also affected those who denied the existence of climate change...