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Climate Change Breaks Multiple Records with Global Impacts

The World Meteorological Organization (WHO) issued a report that states records for 2016: a record global temperature exceptionally low sea ice unabated sea level rise ocean heat Extreme weather and climate conditions have continued into 2017. “This report confirms that the year 2016 was the warmest on record – a remarkable 1.1 °C above the […]

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Atlantic City Going Under

by Daniel Brouse For decades businesses located on the island of Atlantic City have been scenario planning for climate change and rising sea levels. At the turn of the century, the casinos devised a plan to float their businesses and ferry gamblers in. Now, the rising waters are no longer a scenario. So-called “nuisance flooding” […]

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Air Pollution: Getting All Choked Up

By Daniel Brouse Air pollution may be the largest problem facing the world. Emissions of CO2, methane and other greenhouse gases are causing irreversible climate change. Since the effects of global warming take years to become apparent, many people don’t even notice the change; however, air pollution is already the leading cause of death worldwide. […]

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Antarctica And Rising Sea Level

by Daniel Brouse and Sidd Mukherjee The U.N. weather agency said the Antarctic peninsula has set a heat record of 63.5° Fahrenheit (17.5 degrees Celsius) on March 24, 2015. In March of 2017, there is about 10% less sea ice in Antarctica than the previous record minimum. “One would probably say that the old record […]

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Bottom Of The Ocean Trashed

by Daniel Brouse EARTH — How much of the Earth have humans polluted? Scientists sent robots to the bottom of the ocean… deeper than man has ever explored. The findings are disturbing. “We often think deep-sea trenches are remote and pristine, untouched by humans,” says Alan Jamieson, a deep-ocean researcher at the University of Aberdeen, […]

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Protectionism: The Costs and Benefits of Trade Wars

by Daniel Brouse Protectionism is the theory or practice of shielding a country’s domestic industries from foreign competition by restricting imports. There are no known benefits to protectionism. The costs of protectionism include being financially destructive, negatively impacting health and wellness, as well as, causing death. (also see: Trade War! What Is It Good For?) […]

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Trade War! What Is It Good For?

By Daniel Brouse International Economics 101 What do you think of when you hear the term “trade war”? The costs and benefits to society are very similar to traditional warfare. 1) Financial Cost. A war is expensive. In a trade war, huge tariffs are placed on the purchase of imports. A tariff is a sales […]

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The Demise Of The USA: Will China Takeover?

By Daniel Brouse UNITED STATES — President Trump has done more to damage the environment in his first days of office than any President in history. He has pledged to withdraw from the Paris treaty. The Paris Treaty was the most extensive agreement to address climate change and the first time China and India joined-in. […]

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Hottest Year

By Daniel Brouse For The Human Induced Climate Change Experiment 2016 was Earth’s warmest year in at least the last 125,000 years. It marks the third record year in a row. NOAA reported, “The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for 2016 was the highest among all years since record keeping began in […]

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Losing 10 Billion Trees Per Year

Part of the study Foliage Spoilage & the Trees’ Canopy Collapse Thomas Crowther is a Yale Climate & Energy Institute postdoctoral fellow at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES) and led a study and census of the world’s trees (2015). The study determined there are 3 trillion trees on Earth; however, the […]

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    • Huge Credit Agency Data Breach
      by Daniel Brouse and Sidd Mukherjee for Membrane Domain Security Equifax is one of the largest credit reporting agencies in the world. Ironically, Equifax provides “identity protection tools with daily monitoring and alerts today!” From May to July, 2017, Equifax allowed a cybersecurity breach to steal 143 million people’s identity. The stolen information includes social […]
    • One Trillion Ton Iceberg
      By Daniel Brouse An iceberg weighing over one trillion tons (about the size of Delaware) broke off Antarctica. “Antarctica contains 90% of the world’s fresh water as ice. If all the ice melts, sea levels will rise by 60 meters (200 feet). The sea ice melting doesn’t raise the sea level as the ice is […]
    • Bounty of the Sea: More Plastic Than Fish?
      The Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the World Economic Forum, in a report called The New Plastics Economy  (which looks at the amount of plastic that ends up in the sea) claims there will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050. “If we continue dumping plastic in the sea at the present rate, […]
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    • Manayunk: Canal Legacies
      Roxborough Manayunk Wissahickon Historical Society presents: Wednesday, September 27th To be held at: Journey’s Way 403 Rector Street Philadelphia, PA 19128 @ 7 PM Guest Speaker — Sandy Sorlien – Canal Legacies: Tracing the Schuylkill Navigation from Coal Country to Manayunk
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      Updates and news from the Ambler Environmental Advisory Council. ** September Happenings ———————————————————— 1. Sept 8th, 6pm – Parking Lot Party at Weaver’s Way (http://amblereac.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=fee00eb3f8650a1767e21420a&id=0e83ea0520&e=265e941d2f) ! 2. Sept 12th, 7pm – Weavers Way Sustainability Club Meeting (http://amblereac.us11.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=fee00eb3f8650a1767e21420a&id=38e3b641d0&e=265e941d2f) at Mercantile 3. Sept 16th, 8:30-10:30 – Stewardship Saturday at Ambler Borough Park (http://amblereac.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=fee00eb3f8650a1767e21420a&id=c0b0574841&e=265e941d2f) 4. Sept 16th, 12-8pm […]
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      This striking image of Jupiter was captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft as it performed its eighth flyby of the gas giant planet.
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