My husband is holding a global change flowchart I put together with information from 350.org. From this I’m making a series of three (less crowded) signs plus a 3'x10’ banner to spread the word in my community this summer. I don’t want to wait till after the election to take more action!
Connecting the dots on climate change at the graduation ceremony of Western State College in Gunnison, CO. Colorado has experienced severe droughts, and the most notable effect of this is the mass die-off of piñon pine trees due to a beetle that began killing the trees because they were weakened from drought.
The Winooski River is the 2nd largest water drainage system in Vermont. It starts high in the Green Mountains, cascading down small brooks, winds through farmland, and finally empties into the majestic Lake Champlain. In the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene, I was blown away by how the usually slow and meandering river had turned into a frothing, chocolate torrent. This photo is just above the Winooski Dam and just about everything you can imagine built up behind it during the flooding. I saw propane canisters, garbage cans, lots of tires, and even dead livestock and wildlife. But the most shocking element I noticed that day was the pungent and acrid smell of nitrogen fertilizer - the air was thick with it. As the Winooski spilled over its banks onto neighboring farmland, conventional pesticides were washed downstream, ultimately ending up in Lake Champlain.
This is a video of the flooding Montpelier, Vermont experienced in May of 2011. Less than six months later, we were under water again with the flooding from Tropical Storm Irene. We counted ourselves lucky the second time, because with Irene we had a couple day’s warning, so people could prepare. The May storm was a lot worse because it was a surprise, and happened mostly in the middle of the night. In the photo, I’m standing in Montpelier, although the flooding was over by the time it was taken.
For the 350.org global Climate Impacts Day, Connect the Dots event in May 2012, a small group of Dallas area residents set out to determine why heat waves in Dallas are getting worse and why drought and wildfires are increasingly affecting the state. (Taken near the Bath House Cultural Center at White Rock Lake, Dallas, TX.)
Watch our video by Marshall Hinsley on our Facebook page.
This mountain is called “Mokhnatko” and it is located in the Medeo near the city of Almaty. She was very beautiful for its firs. However, in 2011, June 13-14 in Kazakhstan had a hurricane. The strong wind blew the trees and left this sad picture. This was not here very long. If at all it was …
(via Poisoned Weather: Colorado Wildfires)