Climate Change

"As Walrus Arrive, Alaska Village Tells Visitors To Stay Away"

"A remote village on Alaska's northwest coast has begun a reverse tourism campaign. Residents want visitors to stay away. Pacific walrus by the thousands in recent years have come ashore in early fall near the Inupiat village of Point Lay, including about 6,000 last week, and people have dropped in, hoping to see a marine mammal phenomenon brought on by climate change and disappearing summer sea ice in the Chukchi Sea."

Source: AP, 10/12/2016

Clinton and Gore Bring Climate Change Message to Storm-Hit Florida

"Florida's east coast ranks as the region most vulnerable to sea-level rise in the U.S. Former Vice President Al Gore praised Hillary Clinton’s credentials on climate change at a Florida rally Tuesday that brought the presidential campaign to the front lines of the fight against global warming in the U.S. and laid out a clear contrast with Donald Trump’s denial of the science."

Source: TIME, 10/12/2016

"Climate Change Blamed for Half of Increased Forest Fire Danger"

"Forest fires are burning longer and stronger across the western United States, lighting up the landscape with alarming frequency. Residents are forced to flee, homes are incinerated, wildlife habitats are destroyed, lives are lost. Last year, the Forest Service spent more than half its annual budget fighting fires."

Source: NY Times, 10/11/2016

Methane Emissions Up -- But Uptick is from Ag, Landfills, Wetlands

"The amount of methane in the atmosphere is growing, but it’s not coming from where you think. While methane from fracking and other fossil-fuel activity hasn’t increased over the last 10 years, agriculture, landfills, and wetlands are getting gassier, according to a new study in Nature."

Source: Grist, 10/07/2016

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