Representatives of Harford County Climate Action make it clear for the County Council that human activity is driving climate change, and that Harford County faces significant dangers in the coming decades.
Harford County Council President Richard Slutzky disputes public consensus that humans are responsible for climate change, citing his research of scientists that have expressed skepticism on the subject.
In his book “The Water Will Come,” Jeff Goodell outlines what is happening to cities along the coasts as the Earth warms, polar caps melt and our oceans rise. His presentation is not just about what will happen in years to come, but what is happening now in cities along the coasts as oceans rise.
There has been much attention lately about the appropriateness of offensive speech on college campuses and the larger issue of free speech in general. Americans seem to be all about free speech when it comes to their individual beliefs, but not so much when it comes to issues they disagree with.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt unleashed a furor this month when he said: "I would not agree that [carbon dioxide] is a primary contributor to the global warming that we see. We don't know that yet, we need to continue the debate and the review and analysis." This is essentially the same answer Mr. Pruitt gave in his confirmation hearing, one that was echoed by Rick Perry, Rex Tillerson and Ryan Zinke during their confirmation as secretaries of Energy, State and the Interior. It's clearly an
Earlier arrival of spring, associated with climate change, is helping trees grow faster and limiting the amount of nitrogen that forests wash into waterways, researchers at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science have found.
The Chesapeake Bay's waters are warming, in some places rising more rapidly even than the region's air temperatures, a new University of Maryland study finds. If unchecked, scientists say, the trend could complicate costly, long-running efforts to restore the ailing estuary, worsening fish-suffocating dead zones over time and even altering the food web on which the bay's fish and crabs depend.
People who live along the coast may have more to fear from climate change than rising waters. A team of Maryland researchers has found evidence suggesting the odds of getting sick from a salmonella infection go up, especially for coastal residents, as shifting climate produces more extreme weather conditions.
The next two years will be game-changing for climate change policies in Maryland and around the world. Now is the time for those Marylanders who want action to make their voices heard by calling, visiting or writing their state legislators and Congress members.