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Fairfax Climate Watch
Fairfax, VA
on the front lines of climate change
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This evolving global holocaust has been weighing on my mind for several years now. As a PhD ecologist I have looked deeply into the science portending this disaster and it scares the heck out of me, so much so I am getting 'religion'. Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at Fairfax Climate Watch
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The lack of demands at the People's Climate March is a golden opportunity. We, the marchers, will determine the demands. Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at Fairfax Climate Watch
A roundup of climate-related headlines from the past two weeks of August, 2014. Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at Fairfax Climate Watch
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Aug 2, 2014
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These charts show the past 800,000 years of the Antarctic air temperature record (from deuterium in ice cores), along with: CO2, CH4, and the amount of summer sunlight in the Northern Hemisphere. Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2014 at Fairfax Climate Watch
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Jul 31, 2014
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It seems like the summer on the US East Coast has been unusually cold so far, but the truth is that it's only been cold compared to the recent dramatic warming caused by the rapidly rising greenhouse gas concentration in the atmosphere. Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at Fairfax Climate Watch
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Jul 24, 2014
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The main point of this book is that we can still escape from the fossil fuel trap, and we can even prosper while we do it. But the details are kind of important..! Now, since this whole topic is somewhat dry, and talk of climate change can get to be very depressing very easily, I wanted to shatter the mold, and put the issue into a new context. And that’s what I did. And, the result of the investigative process shocked even myself. Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at Fairfax Climate Watch
The feverishly followed games of the World Cup are thrilling soccer (or football) fans around the world. And although the games have an enthusiastic international following, the World Cup, and its organizing body, FIFA, are hardly without controversy. Even in soccer-loving Brazil, a number of protests have been sparked by the tournament, in large part drawing attention to the astronomical amount of energy and capital devoted to infrastructure to the World Cup, while many social programs remain underfunded. Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2014 at Fairfax Climate Watch
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Jun 14, 2014
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Chile’s Atacama Desert, an area with exceptionally few clouds, will soon be home to South America’s first and largest solar thermal plant. Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2014 at Fairfax Climate Watch
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New EPA emission rules fall short of an actual solution, but perhaps this plan will serve as an icebreaker and open discussion about the climate issue, and that could be productive. There are solutions to global warming. Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2014 at Fairfax Climate Watch
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Mudslides are being caused by worsening global climate conditions. Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2014 at Fairfax Climate Watch
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So, this vegetarian walks into a barbeque…an awkward hush falls over the party but for the distinct sizzle of meat on the grill. Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2014 at Fairfax Climate Watch
Starfish along the Pacific coast have been dying in considerable numbers since last June, and marine scientists are still struggling to pinpoint the specific reason. Some researchers have suggested a connection to climate change. Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2014 at Fairfax Climate Watch
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May 10, 2014
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We are responsible for fighting climate change, not because of our paltry individual carbon emissions, but because we are alive during an unprecedented moment. The greatest catastrophe in history is unfolding on our watch. We can either be bystanders and passive victims, letting climate change happen to us and watching as it horrifically reveals itself, or we can be active agents in fighting for what we hold dear. We can use our skills, talents, relationships, and resources to fight climate change with everything that we possess. Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2014 at Fairfax Climate Watch
Posted Apr 29, 2014 at Fairfax Climate Watch
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Arctic air temperature data from the Danish Meteorological Institute shows that the warming trend continues to worsen as we head towards the summer of 2014 Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2014 at Fairfax Climate Watch
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The latest report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) paints a bleak picture of the impact global climate change will continue to have on humankind. Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability, the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report, was released Monday after a final approval session in Yokohama, Japan. Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2014 at Fairfax Climate Watch
The national electronics retail chain Best Buy has announced a partnership with the San Mateo, California based solar provider SolarCity to begin offering a solar package to customers—and help customers navigate the transition to home solar. The two corporations piloted the partnership for a trial period in September of 2013 at Best Buy locations in California and New York to assess whether the collaboration was fiscally worth pursuing long-term. Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2014 at Fairfax Climate Watch
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Ireland’s unique geography contributes heavily to the country’s rich and singular food culture. Although Ireland lies along the same latitude at parts of Canada and southern Alaska, with the Gulf Stream passing over the island, the climate stays mild year-round, and livestock can feast on Ireland’s notoriously green pastures any time of year. Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2014 at Fairfax Climate Watch
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The US East Coast has been experiencing a very cold winter. Or has it? Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2014 at Fairfax Climate Watch
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Mar 3, 2014