A terrific piece in The New York Times this weekend by Bill McKibben—my pick for America’s best candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize—on why the White House isn’t just launching short-term damage to earth, but, as McKibben concludes “Trumpism will persist, a dark stratum in the planet’s geological history. In some awful sense, his term […]
Author Archives: Mark Nykanen
Marvelously uplifting. That’s all I’ll say:
For months, climate scientists have been saying that 2015 would be the hottest year on record, besting–if that’s the word we want to use–last year’s chart topper. Now it’s official, and not only did 2015 emerge as the hottest and sweatiest worldwide, it did so by a large margin. According to renowned climate scientist Michael Mann, the […]
America’s most powerful climate change deniers, some 49 recalcitrants in the elected body once revered as the government’s most ruminative chamber, stymied 195 nations of the world from reaching legally binding limits on greenhouse gas emissions in Paris. While the accord reached Saturday sets goals, it most decidedly does not require governments to reach them. […]
That’s the title of a NASA film that presents a remarkable depiction of the seasonal fluctuations in carbon dioxide emissions, along with its lesser sibling, carbon monoxide. While it isn’t mesmerizing, it is moving–in a number of ways.