Trump’s First Year Slightly less than a year ago, I used this blog to provide an open letter to Donald Trump regarding the environment (http://blogs.nicholas.duke.edu/citizenscientist/some-thoughts-for-the-new-president/). My points were simple: Use science to base environmental decisions;Continue reading
One recent analysis of 247 ski locations in the U.S. projects 50% reductions in the length of the winter recreation season over the next 30 years,
The future distribution of trees is of more than passing interest to a few weekend naturalists.
There is no credible evidence that chemtrails exist.
Enhancement of natural carbon sinks would allow a more orderly withdrawal of fossil fuels from our economy during the next several decades.
Forest biomass is not carbon-neutral in a meaningful time frame.
The average U.S. citizen is responsible for 16 tons of CO2 added to the atmosphere each year and nearly 50 square meters of sea-ice loss.
We will not make America great again if we can’t breathe the air, drink the water, or find mental refreshment and recreation in natural areas.
The impacts of climate change are likely to cause a 1.2% decline in GDP across the U.S. per one degree rise in temperature (C)
if we added iron to a large area of the world’s oceans, we could dramatically lower the level of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere.