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Long-Term Trends of Global Warming: Fact vs. Fiction

The debate on global warming has been going on for over 25 years now. It is without doubt a hotbed topic for both environmentally conscious and big business manufacturing. The rhetoric being thrown back and forth has gone from discussion to polarizing debate to plain myth – from both sides. A look at the discussion based on some recent facts and studies is in order as well as a way to get past the rhetoric.

Where Has All the Ice Gone?

As the earth warms, glaciers and ice sheets are melting and seas are rising. Over the last century, the global average sea level rose by 17 centimeters (7 inches). This century, as waters warm and ice continues to melt, seas are projected to rise nearly 2 meters (6 feet), inundating coastal cities worldwide, such as New York, London, and Cairo. Melting sea ice, ice sheets, and mountain glaciers are a clear sign of our changing climate.

What is Biodynamic Wine?

Do you look for the biodynamic label when buying wine? Prbably not — it’s not nearly as well-known as other certifications. Guest writer Jess Spate explains biodynamics, and why wine makers have so readily adopted these practices.

October 31st

Arctic Sea Ice in Free Fall

The North Pole is losing its ice cap. Comparing recent melt seasons with historical records spanning more than 1,400 years shows summer Arctic sea ice in free fall. Many scientists believe that the Arctic Ocean will be ice-free in the summertime within the next decade or two, and some say that this could occur as early as 2016.

October 11th

The Cleveland… Bears?

This month, a young black bear was found in a tree outside an apartment building in Cleveland. While it makes for interesting headlines on the small scale, the competing interests of humans and animals on the global scale could spell doom for wild creatures.

September 19th