This post is from our friend Dave Grace, a dual degree masters candidate with Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment and Divinity School and creator of the Youth Faith Conservation Network, which will be leading a biodiesel bus tour of Raleigh faith communities April 25th. This blog was originally posted at the Nicolas School’s website. The excitement is building: […]
New Publication: Climate Change Evidence and Causes
Climate Change Evidence & Causes Overview is a jointly produced publication of The US National Academy of Sciences and The Royal Society. Written by a UK-US team of leading climate scientists and reviewed by climate scientists and others, the publication is intended as a brief, readable reference document for decision makers, policy makers, educators, and […]
Lenten Reflection on Poverty and the Environment
We expect clean air and water to be plentiful. They are, after all, fundamental parts of God’s great creation. But the threats we pose to our planet and its resources are scientifically undeniable. We humans have proven to be careless in our treatment of the environment, frighteningly efficient in its destruction. And, as in so many cases, the burden for our actions falls disproportionately on the poor. The coal ash spill in the Dan River has drawn international attention in recent weeks. Coal has for years been burned at a Duke Energy power plant in Eden, and the residual ash had been dumped into a holding pond nearby. […]
Watch this 3 minute animated graphic of increasing CO2 in the atmosphere!
Here is a 3 minute video of atmospheric carbon dioxide from 1979 until January, 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vA7tfz3k_9A National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL) Global Monitoring Division is a wonderful resource. There are other wonderful videos and graphics available on NOAA ESRL’s website. Their mission is “providing the best possible information on […]