Climate Change in the Sacramento Valley: Contemplating the Future

I’ve been reading and writing about climate change for several years now. Yet, there is that moment when you realize it has pierced the sacred spaces, the places we call home. My moment occurred during the 2017 fires in Napa and Sonoma Counties, California. Here’s my story.

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Climatically Speaking: The Best Stories on Climate, Food, Science and Culture, (11th ed.)

Extreme weather events and climate change; California fires and a fire tornado; Michael Mann on climate change and the future of civilization; 4°C warmer, a map and some data; climate change, wheat and ticks; frolicking goats and an earworm.

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Climatically Speaking: The Best Stories on Climate, Food, Science and Culture, (10th ed.)

Escaping the hazards of climate change in underground bunkers; a more planet friendly form of capitalism; mapping sea-level rise across the globe; recent worldwide heat waves; crops, nutrition and climate change; the doctor who solved a heart-wrenching mystery and more.

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My Father’s Flying Jaguar: Reflections on the Meaning of Cars

"Art on wheels" is how my husband refers to beautiful cars. But not me. Although I've had some car adventures in my life, including one with a flying Jaguar, I much prefer a cozy space where I can sit and think. And you'll never guess what I did to my grandmother's Cadillac. 

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Climatically Speaking: The Best Stories on Climate, Food, Science and Culture, (9th ed.)

California fires; heat domes and power outages; twice as hot and higher sea levels at 2°C; underground greenhouse video; vitamin C and scurvy; formaldehyde and leukemia; interview with Roy Scranton; and reducing your carbon footprint.

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Climatically Speaking: The Best Stories on Climate, Food, Science and Culture, (8th ed.)

Reducing your carbon footprint; when the Arctic Ocean becomes the Atlantic; return of the Blob; video on the risks of climate uncertainty; dangerously hot weather by 2100; water news from California; GMOs on the move and more.

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Climatically Speaking: The Best Stories on Climate, Food, Science and Culture, (7th ed.)

James Hansen, 30 years ago; climate change and refugees; climate change, hope and fear; global warming graph; video of Kilaeuea; underground greenhouses; drawing glaciers; Antarctica rising and more.

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Climatically Speaking: The Best Stories on Climate, Food, Science and Culture, (6th ed.)

Turning air into gasoline; threefold increase of ice loss in Antarctica; water conservation in Los Angeles; climate change and diminishing crops; climate change and the nutritional quality of fish; electric scooters; climate change and vector-born diseases; arsenic in the wind; a class on environmental grief and more.

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Tracking Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Over Geological Time

This is the first in a series of posts that describe Earth's carbon dioxide levels over geological time. Writing this piece has helped me memorize important dates and numbers. I hope it helps you, too. Climate science is fascinating! 

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