Extreme weather occurrences exacerbated by climate change? Not time to talk about climate change. Mass shooting at a school full of children? Not time to talk about guns. Terrorist attack in America by a white man? Don’t politicize this. Terrorist attack in another country by someone who isn’t white? We must ban all people from this religion immediately or we will be unsafe.
The Montmorency tart cherry is pretty much the only sour cherry grown in the U.S. And cherry growers in Michigan know the tree really well. It was brought here from France a couple hundred years ago. “This is older than most people think of as heirloom varieties and it’s our main variety to this day,” says Jim Nugent, a cherry grower in northern Michigan.
The tree is “very cold hardy” in the dead of winter, he says, and grows well in the state. But it is susceptible to damage from spring frost, making it very sensitive to the extreme weather shifts made more likely by climate change. And that made tart cherry growers nervous.
Warmer days in early spring have caused cherry buds to come out earlier on average. That combined with erratic spring weather, especially when it brings severe cold snaps, has already proved disastrous for the crop.
The USVI were hit by both Irma & Maria. Please don’t forget them
“The governor is doing a shitty job,” he [Vernon Araujo, the development director of the Family Resource Center] said frankly. “We still have people stranded without food and I’m standing here looking at crates of it.” - Read here
Please reblog. Let’s not forget the people of the US Virgin Islands.
I’m getting sick and tired of people stating that this kind of extreme weather has been happening since the dawn of time.
No shit, Sherlock.
We’re comparing it to climate change because the magnitude of this extreme weather, coupled with the fact that it’s happening frequently around the world in just the past few weeks alone, is incredibley alarming.
Stop acting like you know more about the world. We’re inhabitants, too. We’re aware of the Earth’s natural habits.
Cutting Science Funding Today Costs Us More Overall
“How much money will we save by cutting funding to the EPA? To NASA Earth Science? To the National Institutes for Health? Take all those numbers for all those organizations that the proposed federal budget would slash and add them up. Now, do the math on the other side. What’s the cost of environmental pollution? Of unclean, unsafe water? Of air that puts us at risk of health problems like asthma, lung disease and COPD? Of a loss of Earth monitoring for extreme weather, climate change, sea level rise, droughts, and natural disasters? Of the cessation of medical research, working to fight preventable diseases, and working to cure some of society’s greatest afflictions such as cancer, heart disease, alzheimers and more?”
The President of the United States just released his proposed budget for the next fiscal year, and there are some big losers in the scientific world. The EPA, the NIH, NASA Earth Science and many other organizations that exist for the benefit of America and all of humanity are poised to lose a significant amount of federal funding. This doesn’t simply affect the scientists who lose their jobs. If we take as a given that the projects that these organizations invest in are vital at some level, and that they will need to be accomplished at some point, we’re actually making it far more expensive in the long run. The loss of expertise, the cessation of production and the exodus of the team that would provide scientific continuity are all extremely costly, and will make all of these projects cost us more than they would have overall. We saw this lesson firsthand just a few years ago with James Webb.
seems like everyone is very nonchalant about climate change and the recent extreme weather conditions/threats of nuclear war. kinda feels like the world is ending and im scared shitless cus im having a good time on earth and i dont wanna die man. am i overreacting
-For the first time in 20 years, the Norwegian government opens a new frontline in the Arctic.
-Incineration of oil causes climate change, which is the cause of extreme weather conditions, and that people’s homes, health and families are at risk.
Millions of people already stand against oil drilling in the Arctic. Join or read more that savethearctic.org :)
Ps I do not hate Norway, (I love skam) but the polar bears die ffs. And btw sorry if this is badly written, english is NOT my first language. Ps again I don’t own this campaign or have anything to do with it other than I support it:)
Prevent climate change :)