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Julia Roberts plays Mother Earth and Harrison Ford stars as the Ocean as Holl... Ecosystem services.

Julia Roberts plays Mother Earth and Harrison Ford stars as the Ocean as Holl...

You’ve nodded off already, haven’t you? But wake up! Here are some Hollywood A-listers making a decent attempt to move beyond the obscure jargon and reveal the existential nature of what the Earth provides for humanity. Obama talks about climate change as he walks a trail in the Everglades. MIAMI, Fla. — President Barack Obama spoke about climate change during his first visit to the Florida Everglades Wednesday.

Obama talks about climate change as he walks a trail in the Everglades

He said the global threat is putting the national park in danger. Before his speech, the president and park rangers walked the Anhinga Trail, the national park’s most popular tourist stop. They passed baby alligators and a pair of black vultures. The birds are famous for eating the rubber off visitors’ vehicles. Obama said he could think of “no better place” to spend Earth Day than the River of Grass, as the Everglades is called.

But his decision to give the speech in South Florida clearly had another purpose. "Can No Longer Be Denied" In his speech, the president also took a verbal shot at Florida Governor Rick Scott. “Climate change can no longer be denied," Obama said. The president was also in South Florida to speak about his role in solving environmental problems. Obama was expected to speak about new environmental efforts in four areas of the country. Dear Future Generations: Sorry. Hans and Ola Rosling: How not to be ignorant about the world. Your meat addiction is destroying the planet.

“Jesus,” Molly said, her own plate empty, “gimme that.

Your meat addiction is destroying the planet

You know what this costs?” She took his plate. “They gotta raise a whole animal for years and then they kill it. This isn’t vat stuff.” She forked a mouthful up and chewed.” – William Gibson, Neuromancer (1984) On Monday, August 5th, 2013, at a television studio in London in front of around 100 people, Dr. Global Issues. Global Warming Map. Global Warming 101.

Space for Kids - Earth - The Threat of Melting Ice. About 20,000 years ago, much of Europe, Asia, North and South America was covered by huge sheets of ice, each many kilometres thick.

Space for Kids - Earth - The Threat of Melting Ice

Since then, the ice has gradually melted and the ice sheets have retreated. Today, the only ice sheets on Earth’s land masses are found in Antarctica and Greenland. Some ice also occurs as glaciers in mountainous regions and as floating ice floes in the Arctic Ocean and around Antarctica. At first glance, these remote left-overs from the last Ice Age seem of little significance for most of us today. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Observations from space suggest that parts of the major ice sheets are beginning to melt more rapidly. Space for Kids - Earth - Global warming. The Ozone layer, The Children of tomorrow. Global Warming For Kids. A Student's Guide to Global Climate Change. Environment. About Us - Fossil Free Stanford. The clearest proof we’ll ever get that our planet is falling apart.

Every once in a while, a chart or statistic or image comes along that reminds us, all over again, why it is that this global warming thing is so terrifying.

The clearest proof we’ll ever get that our planet is falling apart

This week, it was those darn walruses, who — after a summer when Arctic sea ice was at its sixth-lowest level on record — mobbed an Alaska beach in the largest such haul-out ever observed there. Salon was on the story. So, too, was pretty much everyone else who writes about climate issues, and we were all trying to get across the same basic idea: Those 35,000 walruses with nowhere else to go are climate change. Or at least, one of the best ways we have of understanding it. It’s not surprising the photos went viral — they’re a powerful, charismatic representation of dramatic changes that are happening in real-time. Decline in snowpack shows Calif. will have to manage its water differently. LOS ANGELES — On Thursday, California workers poked hollow aluminum tubes into Sierra Nevada meadows to measure the snowpack.

Decline in snowpack shows Calif. will have to manage its water differently

They did not find much. “We will conceivably see more years like this in the future,” said Jeffrey Mount, a geologist with the Public Policy Institute of California. The Earth has been getting warmer, scientists say, and the climate is expected to keep getting warmer. Many scientists blame humans. When we burn fossil fuels like gas, oil or coal it releases gasses known as greenhouse gasses. A Dry January. Submerged bricks in Florida give clue to rising sea levels, climate change. MIAMI — The archaeologists were digging near where the Miami River meets the ocean.

Submerged bricks in Florida give clue to rising sea levels, climate change

They were looking for artifacts from the Tequesta Indians but found something else as well. They found strong proof that South Florida's sea level is rising. The proof the archaeologists found is 10 bricks, an iron plate and some coconut palms. “It’s the first line of evidence something had really changed here in terms of sea level,” archaeologist Bob Carr said. Carr was speaking at the Met Square construction dig on downtown Miami's Fourth Street. Obama talks about climate change as he walks a trail in the Everglades. Teen activists- climate.

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