“See, you can ignore [climate change], but the thing about truth is, it can be denied—not avoided. So I’m sorry future generations: I’m sorry our footprint became a sinkhole, and not a garden; I’m sorry that we paid so much attention to ISIS, and very little to how fast the ice is melting in the Arctic. […] We are not apart form nature, we are a part OF nature; and to betray nature is to betray us, to save nature is to save us.”
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The U.S. is taking the helm regarding climate change and its alarming rate in the arctic, and, at the Arctic Council Friday, tried to make climate change a priority of the utmost importance, according to the Globe and Mail.
“‘This is not a future challenge, this is happening right now,’ Mr. Kerry said as he outlined the rapid retreat of Arctic ice cover, the collapse of permafrost with resulting massive releases of the potent greenhouse gas methane as well as dire coastal erosion and the acidification of the Arctic Ocean.”
You can now have a little less regret while eating McDonald’s, according to VICE News. In a recent article, VICE went in depth about McDonald’s pledge to the environment.
“‘Making this pledge is the right thing to do for our company, the planet, and the communities in which our supply chain operates,’ McDonald’s vice president of supply chain and sustainability Francesca DeBiase said in a statement. ‘We’re excited to continue collaborating with our supplier partners to achieve our goals.'”
It is important to recognize that McDonald’s is one of the first major fast food chains—and one of the largest companies—to make such a commitment on its entire product line.
The US Economy Grew in 2014 — Carbon Pollution, Not So Much.
VICE News explores the intricate relationship—and lack thereof—between economies and carbon emissions.
“If new US government figures are any indication, addressing climate change doesn’t have to mean curtailing economic growth. […] The agency said on Monday the US economy expanded by 2.4 percent in 2014, while greenhouse gas emissions increased 0.7 percent.”
“[The loss of life] is gut-wrenching. I fell in love with the polar regions as a kid, saw polar bears as a kid and I saw a healthy icy environment as a kid … We’re actually doing a big National Geographic story this summer between Greenland and Baffin Island called ‘The Last Ice.’ It’s going to be the last stronghold for multi-year ice in the Arctic in the next 20 to 30 years … That’s a blink, that’s a flash.”
This site is dedicated to raising public awareness about the plight of the threatened species, the narwhal. Scientifically named the Monodon monoceros, the narwhal has been listed as Nearly Threatened by the World Wildlife Fund For Nature. Conservation efforts have been put in place to create restrictions on whaling. Due to global warming, it is unlikely that narwhals will be taken off of the Nearly Threatened species list. Please browse this site to learn more and help spread the word by joining the cause on Twitter @ProtectNarwhals or at https://twitter.com/ProtectNarwhals!
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Narwhals Swimming In A Small Pod
feel free to Watch this national geographic video on narwhals!