Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Ratcheting up Climate Change:

 

The more mainstream media buries environmental issues, the more we learn (when we can get news on these issues) how pervasive and intricate our environmental issues are.  Climate Change isn’t going to go away because the media think the public is tired of it or because their advertisers don’t like it.  All ignoring Climate Change is going to do is ratchet up the consequences and make our future very dicey.  Check out what Bill McKibben says of Climate Change

“Bill McKibben, author and founder of the international environmental organization 350.org, says that without a global campaign to curb climate change, the ecological devastation of our warming climate will make our planet uninhabitable. His appeal to citizens and policy-makers, the seventh video in the series "Peak Oil and a Changing Climate" from The Nation and On The Earth Productions, is a call to action as much as it is a sobering account of the damage we're already doing to our environment.”Bill McKibben: Climate Change Is Our Most Urgent Challenge | The Nation

Don’t despair, don’t ignore Climate Change.  Get moving.  Get the media you listen to or watch to keep you informed about Climate Change.  Request in the strongest terms that the weather reporters on your media include climatologists who can speak knowledgeably on climate matters.  Don’t just take the word of the pundits and Climate Change deniers; get all the information you can about the most important issue of our day.  Go here to find out something more that Climate Change can mean for our future if we don’t get moving:

Global warming could spur toxic algae, bacteria in seas - Yahoo! News "WASHINGTON (AFP) – Global warming could spur the growth of toxic algae and bacteria in the world's seas and lakes, with an impact that could be felt in 10 years, US scientists said Saturday. Studies have shown that shifts brought about by climate change make ocean and freshwater environments more susceptible to toxic algae blooms and allow harmful microbes and bacteria to proliferate, according to researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). " (February 19, 2011)  The top news headlines on current events from Yahoo! News

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