According to the National Climate Data Center, the summer of 2014 was the hottest in the global record. It was a season of record wildfires, sea surface temperatures far above the 20th Century average, and of record droughts and rainfall events around the globe. And it was a year in which the ability of nations to provide food for the world’s seven billion and growing population amidst a mounting tally of extreme droughts and floods was called increasingly into question.
On Sunday September 24, 2014, the ever-more alarmed people of the world responded. In New York City, an estimated 410,000 took …
GR: Human impacts are so massive that “reasonable” compromises have no effect. This post is about greenhouse gasses and global warming. Other stories about plastic in the oceans, pesticides on the land, and our bulging population’s growing need for building, burning, cutting, fishing, grazing, hunting, and plowing are also untouched by “reasonable” compromises. We need to redefine our compromises as effective immediately (say 2 years) vs. long-term (10 years). It is nonsense to let special interests such as the oil/coal industry have their congressmen suggest reasonable solutions.