1. "Is it political if I tell you that if we burn coal, you’re going to warm the atmosphere? Or is that a statement of fact that you’ve made political? It’s a scientific statement. The fact that there are elements of society that have made it political, that’s a whole other thing."
    — Neil deGrasse Tyson (via socio-logic)

    (Source: alwaysmoneyinthebnanastand, via skepticalavenger)


  2. Good news! but it’s

    "only a small step in the battle against greenhouse gases. Regulations state that bio-diesel can only make up 5 percent of a litre of diesel, and that’s because cars and trucks are still designed to run on fossil fuels."

    This is why we need society wide action & innovation.


  3. the-lone-pamphleteer:

    How many experts have to say it before we actually start living differently?

  4. theweekmagazine:

    (JACK OHMAN | Copyright 2014 Tribune Media Services)

    The week’s best editorial cartoons

    (via climate-changing)

  5. greenpeaceaustp:

    RT @MarchinMarchAus: This pretty much says it all. Via @GreenpeaceAustP #MarchinMarch #auspol http://t.co/iWR0U7b8Q8

    (via dakotapuma)

  6. ourtimeorg:

    As straightforward as it gets.

    Besides, trees are nice.

    (via climate-changing)

  7. awkwardsituationist:

    for over a thousand years, the indigenous nenets people have moved seasonally with their reindeer along ancient migration routes in the yamal peninsula. but this remote region of northwest siberia, a vast tundra wilderness that stretches deep into the arctic ocean, is now under heavy threat from global warming.

    traditionally, the nenets cross the frozen ob river in november and set up camp in the southern forests around nadym, where their reindeer graze on moss and lichen pastures. in recent years, however, this annual winter pilgrimage has been delayed until late december when the river is thick enough to traverse.

    “our reindeer were hungry. there wasn’t enough pasture,” jakov japtik, a nenets reindeer herder, said. “the snow is melting sooner, quicker and faster than before. in spring it’s difficult for the reindeer to pull the sledges. they get tired.” added sergie hudi, “the reindeer for us are everything — our home, our food, our warmth and our transportation.”

    last year the nenets arrived at a regular summer camping spot only to discover that half of the lake had drained away after a landslide. while landslides do occur naturally, scientists say there is unmistakable evidence that yamal’s ancient permafrost is melting. winter temperatures, for example, have gone up ten degrees celsius in the last hundred years.

    ”it’s an indication of the global warming process,” says vladimir tchouprov for greenpeace russia. “the melting of russia’s permafrost could have catastrophic results for the world by releasing billions of tonnes of carbon dioxide and methane that was previously trapped in the frozen soil.” he adds that if temperatures continue to climb, much of russia’s northern region will be turned into impenetrable swamp.

    the yamal peninsula also contains the biggest gas reserves on the planet, and gazprom, russia’s state energy giant, is building several ambitious infrastructure projects across the tundra which threaten the peninsula’s delicate arctic ecology and disrupt the nenets’ migration routes.

    photos by bryan and cherry alexander (previously featured). story adapted from luke harding for the guardian and joanna eede for survival international. (previous climate change and arctic posts)

    (via climate-changing)


  8. dakotapuma:

    What is now at risk in the climate debate is nothing less than our ability to communicate with one another according to a protocol that binds all participants to seek reason and evaluate facts honestly. The ability to perceive reality is a prerequisite for self-governance. Wishful thinking and…

  10. cartoonpolitics:

    "There are none so blind as those that will not see" ~ (attributed, in various forms, to Matthew Henry and others)

    (via climate-changing)