Chasing Coral

‘Simplicity on the outside doesn’t mean simplicity on the inside’ – Dr. Ruth Gates


CHASING CORAL

at Atlanta City Hall, October 6th 2017

What are corals?

Fig. 1 NOAA

The majority of corals are colonial organisms, which means that they are composed by hundreds of thousands of individual animals (called polyps). Each of these individual animals (polyps) has a stomach that opens at one end to feed itself (it also throws its waste though this same hole).  Tentacles surround the mouth in order to protect the animal and catch food (NOAA). Inside of their tissues, polyps have small plants (microalgae) that photosynthesize (like every other plant) feeding the animal. This means that corals have food factories living inside of themselves! (Chasing Coral). Continue reading “Chasing Coral”

Climate Change Introduction

 

‘Scientific evidence for warming of the climate system is unequivocal’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change


CLIMATE CHANGE

According to NASA, the climate of a region is its average weather. The weather is the short-term changes that we observe in temperature, clouds, precipitation, humidity and wind in certain region. Under this definition, the climate of the Earth is the average of all the world’s regional climates. Climate change refers to a change in this Earth’s climate average.

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Paul Hawken on One Hundred Solutions to the Climate Crisis

INTERVIEW: Paul Hawken on One Hundred Solutions to the Climate Crisis, available in YaleEnvironment360

In this post Diane Toomey, a public radio journalist,  interviews the environmentalist, entrepreneur and journalist Paul Hawken, author of the book Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming.

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