Posts Tagged ‘climate change’

Save the Planet: Eat Bugs!

I'm not sure I could be convinced to eat bugs, no matter how eco-friendly!

What would you do to help address global climate change and save the planet?  Install solar panels?  Wear organic knits?  Eat bugs?! You heard me right…. turns out that a vegetarian diet is not the only way to eat green.  Eating insects provides high amounts of protein, yet requires less energy and space to live, [...]

Why “Clean Coal” Will Never Be

What can be clean about coal?

Recently, I keep hearing about “clean coal” from unexpected sources.  Last month at the Driving Green event sponsored by Ford Motor Company at NAIAS in Detroit, Stewart Brand touted the benefits of clean coal and nuclear energy as alternatives to renewable resources.  Then, just last week, President Obama – a Democrat, lest you need reminding [...]

Weather Forecast Calls for a Hot 2011

We've experienced the hottest years on record recently

Sure, the East Coast has been hit especially hard with snowstorms this winter.  But be prepared.  The weather forecast calls for a hot 2011.  In fact, last year tied for the hottest year on record, the result of a long-term warming trend which will continue, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Whether you chalk [...]

Google Earth Engine Tracks Environmental Changes Worldwide


Search engine giant, Google, has been making news again in December 2010.  First, it unveiled Google eBooks and then, a week later at the COP16 talks in Cancun, the company announced Google Earth Engine.   The new, free online technology tracks environmental changes worldwide by comparing sattellite images taken over the past 25 years from the [...]

Climate Change A Factor in Where People Choose to Live?


Will climate change be a factor in where people choose to live one day?  Signs point to a big possibility of ‘yes,’ given the reality of rising sea levels and predictions for the decades ahead. Haven’t you heard? Global warming, aka climate change, is affecting everyone worldwide, whether or not its any drier or warmer [...]

Forests Play Important Role in Reducing Carbon Levels


If you have a basic knowledge of photosynthesis, you are probably aware of how forests play an important role in reducing carbon levels.  Trees “breathe” CO2 in and, along with water, convert the gas to glucose which they use to grow and thrive.  The by-product is oxygen, which means that green plants and trees really [...]

Oceans Diluted With Freshwater Runoff?


As reported in a few weeks ago, the amount of  water flowing into the oceans has been steadily increasing  in recent years, signifying a possible speeding up of the water cycle. The cause is likely global climate change, and we cannot underestimate the possible effects of our oceans diluted with freshwater runoff. A research [...]

Climate Change to Affect Global Food Supplies


The year 2010 is shaping up to be the hottest 12-month period since climate record-keeping began.  Even if you didn’t personally experience a hot summer in your region, temperatures topped out in Russia this year, and other areas experienced unusual flooding, as well.  Climate change can affect global food supplies because, as rains increase or [...]

Concern About Climate Change on the Rise


Its not just the BP oil spill that is causing people to re-think their ways.  Overall, concern about climate change is on the rise.  A recent poll by Yale and George Mason Universities shows that more Americans than ever are worried about environmental impacts of CO2 emissions.  Yet, this week, the U.S. Senate considered a [...]

In the Shadow of Melting Glaciers: Exploring Impacts of Climate Change


A new book, In the Shadow of Melting Glaciers: Climate Change and Andean Society, the potential impacts of climate change are startling, as well as surprisingly long in the works.  Author Mark Carey describes how a glacier lake outburst flood nearly 60 years ago in Peru forever changed the lives of people in the city [...]

Why Celebrate Earth Day?

Why Celebrate Earth Day?

Happy Earth Day!  Its the 40th anniversary of the annual event which, since 1970, has helped raise awareness of environmental and climate-related issues. But what if you aren’t particularly “green”?  Even if you don’t regularly recycle or buy organic, Earth Day is a reminder for us to take care of what we own.  Just as [...]

News Flash: Snow Does Not Disprove Climate Change

It seems to me that the world has lost its senses. Climate change is happening. We have vast tracts of empirical evidence to call on which show an increasing trend of the planet heating up. Then we have a couple of snowstorms in the UK and the US, and everyone is ready to abandon the [...]

Climate Change Begins at Home: Life on the Two-Way Street of Global Warming (Paperback)

Review ‘An excellent primer on how to cut your contribution to climate change.’ — BBC Focus Magazine, Autumn 2005′Brilliant work – I am a fan’ — Penney Poyzer of BBC2′s ‘No Waste Like Home”How can Reay be this wise, and still so funny? He has written a brilliant book. Read it and see.’ — Nicola [...]

Forest Health Threatened by Global Warming

A recent study published in the journal Science revealed that icebergs and polar bears are not the only things in nature showing global warming impacts.  Forest health, too, is impacted by climate change. Here in my Central Oregon home, the biggest natural disaster that can threaten our area is wildfire.  The arid, mountainous area is [...]

The Coal Hard Truth

We’ve discussed the clean coal debate before here on Peachy Green. Since I think we are all on the same page on this issue, I thought you would enjoy this funny new commercial from This is Reality. The reality of clean coal: Hope you had a good laugh over that one! Yes, let’s leave global [...]