“All Politics is Local” – As global warming and climate change impact everything from oceans to prairies to peoples around the world, our “local” is the whole of the United States of America.
Water Wars & water wars
Disputes over water are as old as sand and… well… water, and they’re not about to dry up. Rapidly expanding and worsening effects of global warming and climate change are going to make them more intense and violent, to the point where they’ll likely be state-sponsored.
The climate crisis is affecting waterways, natural water-holding bodies, the severity of weather events and climate conditions around the world. Even as ocean levels rise, fresh water is becoming scarcer and ever more valuable to people and nations. Scientists tell us these conditions are worsening.
As they do, “water wars” changes from a mere euphemism for neighborly disagreements to “Water Wars,” armed conflicts between nations.
Continue reading “Climate Change and Impending Battles for Humanity’s Most Valuable Resource”
There are costs to continuous development and the exclusion of pollution and environmental degradation from project analyses, and they’re harsh. Say hello to the Climate Crisis.
“All Growth is Good.” Not.
The statement came near the end of a gathering of entrepreneurs and businesspeople in the spring of 2018. Continue reading “Price of Continuous Development and Externalities is the Climate Crisis”
IV Words named the 80th best environmental blog on the Internet! It’s an honor… I think… maybe… awe, shoot… what the heck!
Feedspot’s Top 100 Environmental Blogs
It’s a heck of a thing. It seems IV Words has been selected as one of the Top 100 Environmental Blogs on the Web. Continue reading “#80 in Environmental Blogs, IV Words. What the Heck. Why Not?”
The Climate Crisis can be overwhelming, but the people who demanded immediate action by government at all levels at the Fargo Climate Strike today say ignoring the problem is not the answer.
They came for the grandchildren who will deal with the effects of the Climate Crisis for years after they’re gone. Continue reading “Global Climate Crisis Strike | Fargo, N.D.”
As extreme weather events caused by the climate crisis become more prevalent, reporters should make the cause-effect connections in their ledes or second paragraphs, not at THE END.
Reporters Can and Should Restructure Their Stories About Climate-Change-Related Severe Weather Events
About a month’s worth of rain fell on Washington, D.C. in one hour. The torrent resulted “…in one of (the city’s) worst flooding events in years,” according to the Washington Post. Continue reading “The Climate Crisis & The Inverted Pyramid”
The next generation has been waiting, watching, listening… and getting frustrated about the lack of action on climate change by governments around the world. Now they’re taking the lead.
More Kudos to the Kids
Tomorrow is a big day for the planet.
The kids are stepping out and speaking out once again. They’re demanding action on global warming and climate change. They’re sick and tired of waiting around for my generation and the one before it to do all the things that should’ve long since been done.
Before today, they’ve filed a lawsuit against the government of the United State of America. They’ve walked out of school to protest inaction by governments around the world. And tomorrow, March 15, they’re walking out again, but in a more organized fashion.
This time it’s being billed by some as a “coming out party” for the international Youth Climate Strike, a movement that started with a 15-year-old girl who’s had enough.
I’ve written about the lawsuit before, giving the kids behind it a shout-out. Today, once again, I say…
Kudos to the Kids!
The youth of the United States and the world have been gathering steam for several years now, beginning even before 21 of them filed suit against the U.S. government for not acting on what it knew about global warming and its effects.
That was in 2015.
Continue reading “The New Leaders on Climate Change”