This New York Times article raises the specter of a new climate change phenomenon: chronic disasters composed of environmental refugees too poor to migrate, and forced to make multiple moves to reach the big city, where they hope to find a job, and too poor ever to go home again and start over.
Global warming will force inland plants and animals to migrate as their habitats change. Scientists have devised a “climate velocity” measure to estimate the speed of change. Flat areas present the biggest challenge to migration, mountains less of one. With more work, the measure should help conservationists invest wisely to preserve species.
This is the second part of a series from the Christian Science Monitor.
The best way to reroof an old building, using as criteria greenness, efficiency, affordability, easy maintenance, and esthetics is, after personal and bill-payer trade-offs, red cedar shingles.
So, you’re young, like rock climbing, and are job hunting. Wind turbines are sprouting up anywhere there’s wind, with more built every day. Someone has to clean, inspect, and repair them. Why not you? The pay’s good, you can get certified quickly, and you won’t have to work in an office. Apply now.
Christmas is past, but it’s not too late to give an eco-riendly gift to a green friend. Something that shows you care, too. Like 3 tons of carbon dioxide. Here’s how it works: A non-profit company in upstate New York buys CO2 saving certificates at auction, and sells them for $25. Win-win-win.