ecogangster

real world climate analysis presented within the context of our changing ecosystem

There is no doubt that we have reached crisis point with our plastic obsession. This material is seemingly ubiquitous in everyday society, used to wrap just about any product you can think of on grocery store shelves. Given the durability and convenience of plastic, it is easy to see why it has become so popular.
How can scientists learn about climate from these beautiful and essential underwater ecosystems? Many coral reefs have been around for millions of years, yet they are extremely sensitive to changes in climate conditions.
James Hansen is a retired NASA climatologist who has often described himself as a moderate conservative. But along with a few other climate scientists, he has become embroiled in the PR battle between fossil fuel interests and scientific reality, making him a frequent target for right-wing rage and disinformation campaigns.