Archive for September, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO’S NATURAL HISTORY: SOME RELATED LINKS

September 10, 2017

Thousands of scientists from around the globe are warning us to pay attention and change our ways.  This isn’t about some promise of heaven in the by-and-by.  This is a warning about hell here on earth, man-made.   Now that the U.S. is the only nation on earth not pledged to deal with climate change, there is some faint glimmer of hope.  But in the 25 years since the first such communal warning from science most trends have been negative.  Too many people, habitat destruction is rampant, fresh water depleted.  The nations of the earth did deal with ozone depletion, but that was a problem that didn’t threaten oil companies, coal mining, global shipping, airplane travel, fracking or use of pesticides by industrial agriculture.  In a word, it was fairly simple: don’t use that chemical, use this one.  We can’t even keep from poisoning one another with sugared drinks and opioids, how are we seriously going to stop population growth, chemical-based food production and depletion of forest and ocean?

Extinction does not make exceptions.

Human-caused toxic algae blooms. One culprit: fertilizers.

2017 National Climate Assessment from U.S. agencies.

Sea level rise, temperature rise and sunken cities of the future.

The great British environmental reporter on “INSECTAGEDDON.”

Bedbugs even make airplane rides.  Aren’t you itching to read about that?

Climate change: the modern world as a massive killing field.

Limpets, climate change and health of marine ecosystems.

Will the 1017-8 Dungeness Crab season be a safe one?

Warmer soil loses carbon to the atmosphere as global warming produces this negative feedback loop of more carbon into the air.

Neonicotinoids are contaminating bees and their honey around the world.  Bee-saster in the the making.

Click here for information on the herpes epidemic attacking commercial oyster beds using Asian oyster species.  The herpes microbes have been found in some oysters in California, not the native oysters.

Click here for info on Monsanto’s latest powerful poison and one state’s fight to prevent its use.

How bad can global warming extinctions become? https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/sep/09/this-is-how-your-world-could-end-climate-change-global-warming

Advertisements