Michael Dukes’ Weatherwatch report from the Tuesday’s Guardian (from the 20th of March) is awfully essential to be consigned to such a minor position. He is giving us what ought to be viewed as headline news and his few column inches must be ventured into a more extended article that completely clarifies the science and system behind the two phenomenal weather events of the previous three weeks when London was colder than the north pole.
Climate change, bringing Arctic meltdown, has genuine worldwide impacts thing that doesn’t involve only the extinction of polar bears. Climatologists have, for quite some time, been cautioning of new atmospheric conditions which make creepy events the new typical. The most recent, by Jennifer Francis, comes in the April release of Scientific American, which predicts gigantic beach front flooding in the following 20 years. Temporarily, nonetheless, we ought to be worried about the arrival of more “brutal” events, one happening even one month from now or sometime in May, when plant growth will be going in full swing. Just think about the effect on the production of food.
Climate change is happening and here are a few pieces of evidence:
Global temperature which is rising
The planet’s average temperature has risen since the 19th Century, and it has come now to a number of 2.0 degrees Fahrenheit/1.1 degrees Celsius. This happened due to the increase of the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
Oceans which are warmer
Because of the heat has risen, the oceans absorbed it. So now, the temperature shows a warming of 0.302 degrees Fahrenheit since the year 1969.
Ice sheets which are shrinking
Greenland and Antarctic’s ice sheets have decreased. Greenland lost 36 to 60 cubic miles of ice and Antarctica lost around 36 cubic miles of ice.
Glaciers which are retreating
This already happened in the Alps, Himalayas, Alaska and Africa.
Karen and her husband live on a plot of land in British Columbia. They aim to grow and raise a significant part of their food by maintaining a vegetable garden, keeping a flock of backyard chickens and foraging. They are also currently planning a move to a small cabin they hand built. Karen’s academic background in nutrition made her care deeply about real food and seek ways to obtain it. Thus sprung Anna’s interest in backyard gardening, chicken and goat keeping, recycling and self-sufficiency.