Seeds Sown To Ease Climate Change by Bruce Sterling
While researching an article on global warming last year, freelance journalist Mike Tidwell became alarmed. Scientists were predicting melting glaciers, rising seas, increasing drought, wildfires and floods.
"I freaked out," Tidwell said.
He started looking for solutions. And that's how a gleaming new 25-foot-tall grain silo came to stand at the end of a street of bungalows in this Washington, D.C., suburb, miles from any farmland.
Believed to be the only urban silo in the country, the structure holds 21 tons of organically fertilized corn from untilled fields that Tidwell and 11 other families now use to heat their homes.
It's their contribution to reducing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, a key factor in global warming.
Arctic ice cap to vanish in 80 years, study says by Bruce Sterling
Kyoto climate treaty came 'too late' to save polar ice from melting
Sunday, December 22, 2002. The ice cap covering the North Pole will vanish in less than 80 years as climate change melts it away, say British meteorological researchers.
The area covered by ice has shrunk by 20 per cent since the 1950s and its average winter thickness has reduced by 40 per cent since 1970. From detailed measurements of the rate of melting, the Met Office's Hadley Centre for monitoring climate change predicts the ice-cap will disappear around September 2079. Continued at Canada.com.
'Compelling evidence' of global warming by Bruce Sterling
The northernmost reaches of the Earth are warming, reducing the sea ice across the Arctic Ocean, melting the ice sheet in Greenland and spreading shrubs into the Alaskan tundra, scientists said Saturday.
Taken individually, the changes only suggest the region's climate is undergoing a warming trend. Together, they provide dramatic evidence the change is real, a panel of scientists said during at a meeting of the American Geophysical Union.