Climate Watch

As we near the tipping point of no return, we wanted to create a page dedicated to the bad and good news of climate change to keep track of what is happening. 

It seemed a long time ago climate news was coming out only a few times a year, but as we continue down this path news comes way more frequently its hard to keep track or remember what has previously happened.  We wanted to create a page to track the news as it comes.  We feel its also important to track the positive.  Keep in mind we are not looking into news of the past just new news coming out since July 25th, 2019.

The bad.

August 6th, 2019

‘Biggest Crisis No One Is Talking About’: Quarter of Humanity Faces ‘Extremely High Water Stress’ Intensified by Climate Emergency

Been hearing about this quite a bit, cities and regions with millions of people close to running out of water.  People are talking about it, but the question comes down to what can be done about it.

August 4rd, 2019

Climate change on track to reduce ocean wildlife by 17%​​

17% Doesn’t sound critical, but the article mentions some areas such as the tropical areas will get hit harder at 40%-50%. 

August 1st, 2019

This week Greenland is melting faster then ever before.

That heatwave that was breaking records this summer in Europe is now over Greenland and its melting approximately 50 billion tons of water into the ocean! 

July 30th, 2019
Starvation deaths of 200 reindeer in Arctic caused by climate crisis, say researchers

Climate change is causing more rainfall that is falling on the snow, causing a thick layer of hardened ice.  The Reindeer would typically break the snow with their hooves to find food, but are unable to break the ice. 

July 29th, 2019
The Guardian looks at how drought and famine are forcing Guatemalan families to choose between starvation and migration. 

The above article from “The Guardian” is particularly troubling as it states 47% of children in Guatemala are suffering from chronic malnourishment partly due to climate change. 

July 25th, 2019
Amazon deforestation accelerating towards unrecoverable ‘tipping point’

With Brazil’s current leader things are looking quite bad in Brazil.  The president has even been nicknamed captain chainsaw.

The postive.

August 1st, 2019
61% of Canadians want government to take action on climate change even if economy suffers

This may seem trivial in terms of good news for the environment. However it’s a positive that the majority of people in Canada are taking climate change seriously enough to have to sacrifice.

July 30th, 2019
Ethiopia plants more than 350 million trees in 12 hours

Its obvious why this is great news, as we lose forests in Brazil its always great to see a nation stepping it up and doing something incredible.  However it is hard to believe they could of planted 350 million trees, as that is a lot of seedlings.  Still we will take this as a moral victory as Ethiopia spearheads a new campaign of reforestation called green legacy.

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