Tuesday, January 20, 2015

This is exciting!
2014 was the hottest year on record

2014 was one of the top 10 hottest years since 1880- and 9 out of 10 of the top 10 hottest years have occurred since 2000!

I think that we should stop trying to deny that global warming exists and instead start putting our energy to solve this huge problem.

I don't even think it's global warming anymore! Its not just that the earth is warming, it's more that all of the weather is being turned upside down- it didn't get cold since January even though it usually does in November or even October, there was barely any fall last year- THIS IS A REAL PROBLEM.

I don't know if we can ever actually bring the earth back to what it used to be, but we HAVE to at least prevent it from getting worse!

Btw, this is my 100th post.


Thursday, January 1, 2015

So today, I met someone who works at the EPA of the state of New Hampshire. I was able to ask her a lot of questions, and I got a lot of answers! Here are my notes:

1976: EPA was created by President Nixon because people were freaking out about sulfur dioxide emissions in the air (a product of combustion created when you burn coal or gas) that create acid rain. 

The government can help fix this problem in any way they can by regulating carbon emissions. 

Mercury was from coal burning and it affected fish . Mercury is a bio-accumulative toxin and it has really affected the fish. It is created from coal burning in coal plants. Small fish eat the sediments that go into the water, and then it is passed up the food chain, up to the big fish (tuna, swordfish) and then to the top of the food chain: us. Mercury can affect your brain and make you crazy. They used to use mercury in felt hats, which did make people become insane. This is where the phrase "mad as a hatter" comes from! So the point is, don't eat a lot of big fish. 

Its not even "global warming" anymore, it's climate change, because the entire planet is changing, not just warming. The jet stream has also shifted and the arctic is melting, so animals are losing their habitats. 

"I think we are [past the point of no return]. It's all greed and money."

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Hey guys! I know its been so long since I last wrote, and I'm really sorry about that! I didn't anticipate that this year would be so busy. But now I'm on break, and I have a lot more time! :-)
So, somebody told me about this really cool report by the Audubon Bird Society, 'The Climate Report'. It shows every bird in the U.S., and the dangers that they face because of global warming. You can find the birds that live in your area or search up specific birds. Here's the link!

Also, I will be making some more changes to my blog soon I think, so stay tuned!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Hi everyone,
It's getting cold out! This morning I woke up with a stiff neck because I had left the window in my room open! Also, I have a theory about why sometimes macbooks' trackpads don't work: If you leave it by an open window when its 50 degrees outside, the trackpads will freeze.
Secondly, I found an article on NPR that I'm going to post the link to. Here it is:
Walruses are feeling the effects of global warming
During this time of year, walruses should be on sea ice, but instead they are all crowded onto a beach in Alaska. Because there is no sea ice. We are talking about 35,000 walruses that are all crowded onto one beach. Here's a picture:
In this aerial photo taken on Sept. 27 and provided by NOAA, some 35,000 walrus gather onshore near Point Lay, Alaska.
I think this is very sad, and it is damaging to the walruses. Global warming may have a long-term effect on the walrus population, because they will not be able to spread out on the sea.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

GUYS!! Today was the climate change parade in New York! I am really kind of embarrassed to tell you... I didn't go. I had acting class and I didn't make it in time. I'm really upset. But I am so proud of all the tens of thousands of people who did march to make people aware of climate change. I am so happy about this, and I know I couldn't go, but I am supporting it as much as I can. Thanks, everyone, SO much!!!