This winter has been one of extremes. Here in the mid-Atlantic, a near-tropical holiday season was followed by a record-setting blizzard, and just this past weekend, practically arctic temperatures put a damper on Valentine’s Day– or at least, probably inspired more people to have their celebrations at home by the fire.
Posts Categorized: Climate Change
The data is in, and the news isn’t good: 2015 is officially the planet’s hottest year on record. This is bad news for wildlife struggling to adapt to rapid changes, people who’d prefer to avoid horrific tropical diseases, and anyone living near sea level.
The leaders of the world this weekend took one of the biggest steps in history to protect our planet and its wildlife heritage.
The Paris climate change negotiations are a good reminder that it’s not enough just to aim for a clean energy future. We also have to pay attention to how we get there.
The spectacular diversity of creatures that share our warming planet also have a lot at stake in this week’s climate negotiations. If climate change is left unchecked, it could threaten one in six of the planet’s species with extinction.