Climate Adaptation

CLIMATE ADAPTATION

I want to punch climate change in the face. A blog about the interactions between the built environment, people, and nature.


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How Christmas Island protects red crabs during their annual migration: overpasses, underpasses, and a lot of people raking them off the roads.

Not clever infrastructure that deals with a nuisance, it’s a community support system for unique natural resource. This is how towns and national governments can work together to live with nature.

Dust devil on fire (warning, bad music). Imagine a mini-tornado with flaming tumbleweeds set to metal (well, don’t imagine, because it’s right here^).

How Bill Nye became the Science Guy.

Penguins tripping.

Neato wave clouds caught on video in Utah. Science, here.

Video: Decline of very old ice in the Arctic, 1987-2013.

Penguins chase a butterfly.

Baby elephant learns to use its trunk to drink water.

Ice boulders. Lake Michigan 2014.

Video: 100,000+ bats die from heatwave in Australia. Bat bodies strewn all over. Temperatures topped 109 degrees this week - too hot for bats to survive…

Obama’s science advisor describes the #PolarVortex and climate change. Seriously! Check it out.

President Obama’s Science and Technology Advisor, Dr. John Holdren, explains the polar vortex in 2 minutes—and why climate change makes extreme weather more likely going forward. Learn more at http://wh.gov/climate-change.

Rescue ship sent to retrieve stranded Antarctic voyagers now stuck in ice

An icebreaker carrying 52 passengers who were retrieved from an icebound ship in the Antarctic was told to halt its journey home on Friday after a Chinese vessel involved in the dramatic rescue became concerned that it, too, was trapped in the heavy sea ice.

The icebreaker Aurora Australis had been slowly cracking through thick ice toward open water after a Chinese helicopter on Thursday plucked the passengers from their stranded Russian research ship and carried them to the Aurora.