I am a Maine native. My sons were born in Rockport and Camden. I love lobster.
I am also a sailor, and have spent many days sailing alongside whales.
Humans, lobsters and whales all have to share the same waters.
Lobster fishers will have to adapt and the industry will have to develop better and safer equipment.
…Which is a tornado generated by wildfires. The phenomenon was first witnessed in 2003 in Australia. So I’m archiving this here for the curious.
“The research shows that 90% of the melting is the result of human-caused global heating, with natural factors accounting for the rest.”
You will have to do the legwork, but here are some leads!
…the nonprofit advocacy group Beyond Plastics calculated that the US plastics industry is on track to produce more climate pollution per year than domestic coal-fired power plants by 2030.
Collapse is imminent as ocean temperatures rise and oxygen is depleted.
The news doesn’t get better. Again, science works to explain why things happen, but any sailor or farmer could have told the scientists this was happening.
Glacial ice melt in Greenland alone means sea water levels will rise from at least 3 inches to more than 10 inches by the end of this century. If I live my expected life span of 10pm years, I will have witnessed sea level changes that alter the costs and borders of the globe. Average air temperatures will rise, and much of the now inhabited earth will be underwater or desert. It’s not as if suddenly, in 2100, sea level will jump from what it is now to 10 inches more. The next eighty years look to be a rapid loss of habitable areas, killing humans, animals and plants.
It will take huge effort and dedication of resources to even slow these changes by a small amount. So far, those resources have not been committed to saving anthropogenic Earth.
Glaciers in Antarctica are crumbling at a faster pace, with mess less new ice cover than needed to sustain the glaciers. Glacial ice locks up water, protecting the sea level from rising. As glaciers on the southernmost continent melt, sea levels rise, causing coastal flooding throughout the world.