Category: Looking at the whole picture

We need more people looking our entire planet, including our atmosphere. It would be helpful if they come from many different groups, so there are many perspectives.

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What is our timeline? And how might we think about it?

At some point, given the very long time that CO2 stays in the atmosphere, we will reach a negative tipping point of no return (WHAT MIGHT THAT MEAN?) if we continue our current ways of living on this planet. I am interested, however, in actively finding ways right now to explore every possible good avenue … Continue reading What is our timeline? And how might we think about it?

Why is it often so hard to recognize what’s happening?

In many ways this is a nearly invisible emergency. Literally. If only…! If only instead of being nearly invisible to us CO2 and methane in our atmosphere and oceans were some striking unpleasant color, shit brown perhaps! If only we had billboards constantly monitoring current level of extinctions (20% and increasing). If only there were … Continue reading Why is it often so hard to recognize what’s happening?

PORTAL 5 Things I have learned that have forever changed how I look at us and our earth

As I have slowed down and begun to take in some of the current information, four things have most affected how I look at everything these days. FIRST, CO2 in the atmosphere remains in the atmosphere for decades to centuries to even longer. (see Archer et. al. PDF) This means that anything that we spew … Continue reading PORTAL 5 Things I have learned that have forever changed how I look at us and our earth

PORTAL 1 “Just the facts, doc…”

“What We Know” is a clearly written statement for lay people by climate scientists who are part of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Their main points: Based on well-established evidence, about 97% of climate scientists have concluded that human-caused climate change is happening. We are at risk of pushing our climate … Continue reading PORTAL 1 “Just the facts, doc…”