Climate Change: Time For A Wake-Up Call
For the skeptics among us, The Nature Conservancy offers proof-positive
that the planet is growing warmer.
Photography By Marjo Aho
Martin Barriteau, the director of Sustainable Grenadines, displays results from experimental trials of growing new varieties of sea moss, which contain minerals, iodine, calcium and other healthy nutrients good for the body. It can be cooked, made into drinks or eaten raw.
If you thought temperatures were unseasonably warm this past winter, just wait a few more weeks – meteorologists are telling us to be prepared for a super sizzling summer. According to calculations by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, March temperatures were 8.6 degrees above normal and 6 degrees higher than average for the first three months of the year. As a headline in one publication noted, “National records weren’t just broken, they were deep-fried.”
Talk about a wake-up call.
The science of climate change is complex but in a nutshell the Earth is heating up because gases produced from vehicles, power plants, deforestation and other sources are building up in the atmosphere, acting like a thick blanket over our planet.
Read the entire article in the Summer 2012 issue