Tag Archives: environment

Fighting Drought Through Technology

From earlier blog posts you may be able to tell that I am deeply invested in the current severe drought in my home state of California. However, this is not just affecting us out here in the Golden State. Throughout … Continue reading

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Overpopulation & Climate Change

One cannot consider climate change without discussing the impacts of overpopulation. While it is important for individuals to reduce their carbon footprint as much as possible, it will have little effect if the global population continues to grow at an … Continue reading

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Geoengineering: Can Technology Save Us?

In the realm of climate science, there are two approaches to dealing with climate change- adaptation or mitigation. Adaptation argues that humans will have to adapt to the new warmer, more extreme climate in order to survive. Mitigation is the … Continue reading

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Dust Bowl 2.0

More frequent droughts and more powerful storms are leading to more frequent and more severe dust storms in the United States. These so-called “dust emissions” have increased over the last 17 years. What are the effects of more dust in … Continue reading

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A Milestone We Shouldn’t Celebrate

Back in May, we reached an important milestone in our impact on the environment, and hardly anyone heard about it. Carbon dioxide levels reached 400 parts per million (for every million molecules in the atmosphere, 400 were carbon dioxide) as … Continue reading

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What is Global Warming?

I’m going to attempt to offer a simple answer to this question and how greenhouse gases contribute to the overall problem. First, lets start with the four most important greenhouses gases: carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and fluorinated gases. There … Continue reading

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Mapping the Impacts of Climate Change

Concerned about what climate change could mean for your region? This interactive map shows which areas are at the greatest risk for sea level rise, extreme weather, and agricultural productivity loss. China and India are among the highest overall risk … Continue reading

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Life After People- Video

“What would happen to planet earth if the human race were to suddenly disappear forever? Would ecosystems thrive? What remnants of our industrialized world would survive? What would crumble fastest? From the ruins of ancient civilizations to present day cities … Continue reading

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