The first organisms to master photosynthesis were cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae. These lowly bacteria started the blue-green revolution.
Some stories are too quirky to ignore, and we must reap what we sow. The activation of zombie landslides in Alaska is a direct result of global climate change.
Early life wasn’t much to look at — single-cell, chemosynthetic creatures and ancestorial viruses floating in chemical-rich, primordial oceans. It wasn’t pretty, but it was a start.
The cost of flooding in the USA is high. We’ve seen it, and we constantly read about it in the news. A recent survey of flood risk for commercial real estate is not encouraging.
Despite the current political dismissals of threats from climate change, a rapid 2-foot rise in sea level would be bad news for Florida, Ron DeSantis, and the rest of the world. This threat is what the fuss is about.
Life’s first challenge was achieving homeostasis by adapting to conditions in Earth’s oceans. Chemosynthetic bacteria were superbly suited to this task and they were probably the first cellular life forms, kicking off a grand evolutionary party.party.
Yedoma, a highly organic, Pleistocene-age permafrost, contains 50 to 90 percent ice mixed with organic carbon. When Yedoma melts, it delivers a blast of potent greenhouse gases to the atmosphere.
Based on Florida’s recent response to the masking controversy, we can assume the “left-wing stuff” probably includes listening to the advice of scientists and proactively cutting greenhouse emissions.
Climate Change brings new weather patters and more rain to many areas
Realistically, we should be clear about Anthropocene climate change. It doesn’t pose a threat to the biosphere. Life goes on.