Guest Post—Tilt and Climate

Emma is one of my regular guest bloggers. I feel really thrilled about the possibility to post one educating post of this great blogger once a month over the next couple of months. Thank you so much, Emma, for sharing these great posts with us! If you would like to check out the previous guest posts, this amazing blogger wrote for me, head over here.
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Share Your World – April 17th, 2017

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Every week Cee poses some interesting questions for us to answer. I not only find it a great way to learn some more about bloggers out there but also find that it reveals a lot about ourselves while trying to answer them. Maybe it’s just because I try to actually make a lot out of every question and not give you the quickest and easiest answer. So I thought I change it around a little bit today and give you the quick answer first and then go into details afterwards.

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Not Doing Any Harm? Think Again!

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So there it is: Temperatures are going crazy all over the planet, for most of this year already. Winter in Europe was close to non-existing, fall over here too warm. Climate change not happening? I know that there are some of you who do believe that it’s all blabla. I don’t. I believe that we are heading into big changes that will have a massive impact on us. Maybe not on you and me and hopefully not on our children but further down the line. Storms are getting more and more extreme, heatwaves, the fires that come along with it and extreme colds killing people almost every year. Reefs are dying and species after species are getting extinct. Is this really the world we want to leave behind?

Spare a moment to figure out if you’d like creatures like the beautiful turtle above to be around for the grandchildren of our grandchildren to be seen swimming in our oceans. Turtles, crocodiles, sharks and whales have been around for millions of years and yet, we manage to bring them to the brink of extinction… Let’s spare the future generation from missing out on so many beautiful things we still enjoy.

“It is not too late to save the reef. But it will take courage and leadership to make the kinds of decisions necessary to do it. The alternative will mean we’ll be explaining to our grandchildren that we had the chance to save this natural wonder – but we were too selfish to take it.” – Tim Flannery on the dying of the Great Barrier Reef (see link to article above)

 

 

Guest Post – Waves: The Unconsidered Element of Climate Change

Emma is one of my regular guest bloggers. I feel really thrilled about the possibility to post one educating post of this great blogger once a month over the next couple of months. Thank you so much, Emma, for sharing these great posts with us! If you would like to check out the previous guest posts, this amazing blogger wrote for me, head over here.

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Wave activity has been unexpectedly rough up north in the Arctic, an area whose abundant ice flows usually keep the water nice and smooth for sailing. In fact, the waves have been so huge that the captain of the vessel Norseman II could not safely sail against them. Scientists think that the waves might answer the question of why the Arctic ice is vanishing so fast. Even the most extreme models of climate change do not predict the sheer speed at which the ice has been breaking up and melting.

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