The Deccan Traps spewed toxins and greenhouse gases for 700,000 years. The Chicxulub asteroid impact near the Mexican, Yucatán peninsula was the coup de grâce for an already weakened biosphere.
Just days after California received a severe thrashing from the combination of a bomb cyclone and the Pineapple Express, New England was whipped by rain and 90 mph winds from a brutal nor-easter.
This past weekend, Northern California passed from drought to flood as a narrow band of fast-moving air, supercharged with moisture, dumped its wet load. Welcome to the Pineapple Express.
While pruning our honeysuckle arbor, I received a garden surprise. I did a double-take to my left and found myself staring at Ollie, who watched my progress from about five feet away.
Tree rings tell us stories worth listening to, warning us how the future of 40 million people is affected by the same fate that befell the Anasazi because, without water, there is no life.
Below the ground, climate change take place slowly, gradually corroding our city’s infrastructure and poisoning our coastal ecosystems with saltwater.
Retirement should be a change toward relaxing and enjoying life. Climate change makes picking a good location a critical consideration.
Precisely 384 million years after the first trees evolved, Homo sapiens arrived. Trees came and stayed, watching millions of animal species arrive and then disappear into the void of extinction.
Changes in drainage patterns or poor construction techniques can result in the unwelcome surprise of finding your car or home at the bottom of a newly formed sinkhole.
If we time-traveled back 1.8 billion years, the world would certainly not“seem the same”. The apex of life consisted of single-celled slime floating in ancient oceans.