What’s one of the most insidious myths we’ve bought into, when it comes to climate change? It has nothing to do with the science: it’s the simple idea that we have to be a certain type of person to care about climate change. If I’m a liberal, if I bike to work and call myself a “tree-hugger,” then of course I care about climate change. But what if I’m conservative, I drive a car, or I worry about the economy–does agreeing with the science of climate change mean I have to change who I am? When I moved to Texas 10 years ago, I didn’t know what to expect […]
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, like this south American treehopper, is another reason to preserve forests. Credit Robert Oelman Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon OO Amazon Is Burning At Near Record Level – the forest fires, coming on top of recent droughts – raise concerns that ‘we’re in a different regime.’ OO Climate Change Pledges Not Nearly Enough To Save Tropical Ecosystems – made by 178 nations, they won’t likely save tropical coral reefs and cloud forests, or prevent mass global extinctions. More is needed. If Only It Worked That Way… deforestation, whether through wildfires or human activities, cuts carbon storage. […]
From a stackwall on an island to a skateboard park with a treehouse. […]
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