New York Times report on shocking findings reported in Science journal: 29 million fewer birds than there were fifty years ago.
Washington Post story about unprecedented oceanic changes.
“We’re really playing catch-up,” said marine scientist Boris Worm of Dalhousie University in Canada. “Everything we base our civilization on is based on the accumulated experience from the last 7,000 years, about how the world works, and how we can survive in this world that had an exceptionally stable climate.
“And we’re shifting away from that equilibrium at breakneck speed now. We’re living in a no-analog world that none of us has any experience with.”
Critical habitat protections will be diminished.
NPR report: "In a move that critics say will hurt plants, animals and other species as they face mounting threats, the Trump administration is making major changes to how the Endangered Species Act is implemented....."
The Washington Post reports that Moody's Analytics says climate change could cost $69 trillion by the year 2100.
NYT report on Swiss study indicating that restoring forests will help slow global warming.
Better get used to it, scientists say. NY Times article.
"Hope is contagious." Story in The Guardian.
New York Times article , "If Seeing the World Helps Ruin It, Should We Stay Home?" quantifies carbon cost of travel.
NY Times story here.
Around the world, over 1000 people were arrested. Washington Post story.
The TV show Sixty Minutes ran a segment this weekend on a lawsuit making its way through the courts in the Pacific Northwest. Titled "Juliana vs. United States," the suit seeks to have the government stop supporting fossil fuel use. The lawsuit was filed in 2015 by Oregon lawyer Julia Olson on behalf of 21 children —the "climate kids" — that she recruited from environmental groups around the country. The plaintiffs submitted evidence indicating that as early as 1965 the government had information on the cumulative dangers of fossil fuel usage, and ignored it.
Here's some background on the program.
Mostly, it will feel a lot warmer.
Here's the map, courtesy of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.