More Than Two Dozen Alaskan Native Villages Face Relocation

Published on Truthout, 21 October 2016.

As climate disruption-fueled storms increase in power and sea levels continue to rise, more than 24 Native Alaskan coastal villages are facing the existential questions of when, where and how to move their communities. The phenomenon has become common enough to have a name — climigration.

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Record Heating of Earth’s Oceans Is Driving Uptick in Hurricanes

Published on Truthout, 6 October 2016.

As Hurricane Matthew impacts the East Coast of the US this week, it is important to consider how increasingly warm ocean temperatures around the globe are causing record-breaking rainfalls and more powerful tropical storms and hurricanes. They are also disrupting the entire marine food web.

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Scientists Sound Alarm on Climate but US Still Toys With Skepticism

Published on Truthout, 3 October 2016.

Despite unprecedented changes in atmospheric and oceanic patterns, political polarization about anthropogenic climate disruption keeps growing in the US, thanks to a conservative media bias. Even companies publicly expressing strong support for President Obama’s climate agenda are simultaneously funding “climate skeptic” lawmakers.

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