What’s Hot in Climate Change, 11 July 2016

Welcome to the inaugural semi, bi-weekly “What’s Hot in Climate Change” post (pun intended!).  The Climate Advisor pours over scores of climate change articles from various media outlets and reputable scientific sources almost daily, so it seemed that besides just twittering out these articles, it might be helpful if we directed readers to the best of the bunch from the past week or two. So this will be a regular update of what this blog thinks are the best stories from the previous few weeks.  There may also be occasional book reviews and other fun and/or interesting stuff.  We will also have at least one item from each week that demonstrates how people, organizations and governments can adapt to climate change.  Of course, we will Read More …

Drought, Climate Change, and Your Health

Despite the cold in the eastern U.S. this winter, the West was relatively warm and dry.  A warm dry winter in the West is bad.  It means less than normal snow pack, dry forests, forest fires, and the bad things that happen to people and communities as a result. When the forest is dry in the spring, it leads to an early fire season and bigger fires.  This is exactly what’s been happening in the West for at least the past decade or so.  These warm, dry winters are just one of many signs that we are heading into a drought of epic proportions, especially in the Southwest, as we talked about in last week’s post.  Just to recap, if we keep burning fossil fuels and Read More …