Warmer oceans may be killing West Coast marine life

Scientists suspect that rising ocean temperatures and dwindling plankton populations are behind a growing number of seabird deaths, reports of fewer salmon and other anomalies along the West Coast. Jaime Gomez Plankton: Dwindling populations affect other types of marine life. Krill: Shrimplike creatures are an important food source in ocean. Coastal ocean temperatures are 2 […]

Estimates of greenhouse warming double

Since 1991, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report has predicted a 1.5-4.5°C increase in average temperatures due to a doubling of CO2 levels. Now, new results from distributive computing projects suggest that the temperature increase could go as high as 11°C. Although the IPCC has been reluctant to embrace these estimates, some […]

Kelpie Wilson Interviews Ross Gelbspan

TO’s Environment Editor Kelpie Wilson recently interviewed Ross Gelbspan, author of The Heat is On and a new book, Boiling Point: How Politicians, Big Oil and Coal, Journalists and Activists Have Fueled the Climate Crisis – And What We Can Do to Avert Disaster. Mr. Gelbspan was a longtime reporter and editor at the Philadelphia […]

The Earth has a Fever

120,000 years ago our species Homo Sapiens made his appearance on Earth. By 1900, a few decades after the beginning of the industrial era, the condition of the world’s flora and fauna was, for the most part, unchanged from the previous 14,000 years. During this period of time the atmosphere had not suffered great changes, […]