Tag: climate

Australia fires: nation braces for ‘catastrophic’ bushfire week

Australia fires: nation braces for ‘catastrophic’ bushfire week

By Micah Moen 100 Comments November 14, 2019

We know the weather forecast for tomorrow is at catastrophic levels and based on that, plus the conditions we’ve experienced in the last few days, I’ve accepted the advice of Commissioner Fitzsimmons and declared a state of emergency across New South Wales. – We’ve got to keep reminding ourselves that catastrophic is off the conventional […]

My Ocean is #OurOcean

My Ocean is #OurOcean

By Micah Moen 7 Comments November 12, 2019

The ocean. It covers three quarters of our planet. It gives us the oxygen we breathe. It regulates our climate. It feeds us. The ocean gives us clean energy. It offers new medicines. For millions, it provides a livelihood. For millions more, it provides life. The ocean is owned by no one, but shared by […]

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Why You Can’t Just Swim Straight Across the Ocean | The Swim

Why You Can’t Just Swim Straight Across the Ocean | The Swim

By Micah Moen 100 Comments November 10, 2019

BEN LECOMTE IS SWIMMING MORE THAN 5,500 MILES ACROSS THE PACIFIC OCEAN — AND FROM THE GET-GO, THIS WAS NEVER GOING TO BE EASY. IN ORDER TO COMPLETE HIS JOURNEY, BEN NEEDS A MAP TO NAVIGATE STRONG CURRENTS, EDDIES, AND EVEN TO ADJUST FOR THE CIRCUMFERENCE OF THE EARTH. JEREMY: The further north you go, […]

Saving the Environment with Business : Then That News

Saving the Environment with Business : Then That News

By Micah Moen 0 Comment November 8, 2019

Hi, I’m Norman Effrog from the Maple Chapter, and I’m here to talk about some exciting new developments in environmental sustainability. The old model was that environmentalists had to be in opposition to corporations. Nothing could be further from the truth. We have some exciting new plans to work with business. For example… We don’t […]

This Is the Engineering You’d Need to Cross the Pacific Ocean | The Swim

This Is the Engineering You’d Need to Cross the Pacific Ocean | The Swim

By Micah Moen 100 Comments November 7, 2019

HOW DO YOU EVEN BEGIN TO ENGINEER A VOYAGE AT SEA THAT COULD LAST FOR 7 MONTHS OR MORE? THE CREW ABOARD SEEKER NEEDED FUEL, SPECIALIZED BATTERY STORAGE, ALONG WITH ENOUGH FOOD AND FRESH WATER FOR NINE PEOPLE AND ONE LONG-DISTANCE SWIMMER. THE CREW WORKED WITH CHIEF ENGINEER RASMUS GORDON, WHO TOOK CHARGE OF EVERYTHING […]

WPT University Place: Sustainability and Environmental Citizenship

WPT University Place: Sustainability and Environmental Citizenship

By Micah Moen 0 Comment November 6, 2019

– All right, so, I’m not a chemist, I can’t make anything light up, and I can’t blow anything up, which is much to my consternation throughout my entire career. I would much prefer to be able to show you something that spectacular. When Dr. Shakhashiri asked me to speak here on the topic of […]

Institute on the Environment: The Right Time and Place

Institute on the Environment: The Right Time and Place

By Micah Moen 0 Comment November 5, 2019

If we look at every measure of our planet’s environment, we’re losing. We’re losing more biodiversity. We’re losing against the fight against global warming. As much as we might like to think these are getting better, they’re not. Environmental problems in the 21st century are huge problems. Things like climate change affect the entire planet. […]

State of the Climate 2018: Behind the science—ocean temperatures and heat content

State of the Climate 2018: Behind the science—ocean temperatures and heat content

By Micah Moen 0 Comment November 5, 2019

I’m Andrew Lenton and I’m a principal research scientist at CSIRO’s Climate Science Centre. I’m working on understanding the role the oceans plays in the global climate system. The world’s oceans help regulate our climate and slow down the rate at which the Earth’s surface is warming, by absorbing more than 90 per cent of […]

Welcome to the Fourth Wave: A new era of environmental progress

Welcome to the Fourth Wave: A new era of environmental progress

By Micah Moen 0 Comment November 4, 2019

technology is disrupting most areas of our lives so it’s no surprise it’s changing environmental advocacy we’ve seen the emergence of technologies that help people drive change by making problems visible and actionable the environmental community stands at the cusp of a major transformation we call it the fourth wave of environmental innovation the fourth […]