Climate Change Is Real And Needs To Be Recognized

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Honestly, I’m tired.  I’m tired of hearing about climate change deniers, tired of people joking about the existence of global warming in winter, tired of the ongoing debate in the States about whether climate change actual exists.  What’s the point of having scientists if they are not believed and trusted by policy makers?  We need to see some sort of dramatic shift when it comes to talking about climate change.  No longer can the discussion be whether or not it’s real, we need to move past that and talk about what we now need to do about it.  What I’m trying to address today is the dichotomy we have in the public forum.  On the one hand we have an imbecile, who just so happens to be a US Senator and the chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and on the other we have Dr. Natalia Shakhova, the lead scientist of the Russia-U.S. Methane Study at the International Arctic Research Center. Continue reading

The Weekly Round Up: December 28- January 2

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We might have missed last week, but we’re back this week in full force!  Lots of stuff went on this week, and chances are you might have heard of a few of them.  I’m talking about natural gas leaks, new sharks, and giant squids.  But don’t worry, there’s also some pure-ly awesome bison news and a crazy hungry Chinese zookeeper, both of which may be news to you.  So here’s what happened this week while the Earth grew a year older. Continue reading

November Conservation Series: Factory Farming & Greenhouse Gases

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Before we get into the heftiness of this topic there is one thing I need to clarify- what is factory farming. By definition, factory farming is a system of rearing livestock using intensive methods, by which poultry, pigs, or cattle are confined indoors under strictly controlled conditions. Pretty straight-forward stuff.Then I thought, well how much of the meat that we consume is actually from factory farms? Are we all just overreacting when it comes to this stuff? Turns out we’re not reacting enough. Continue reading