Flying Jaguars and Roaring Cadillacs: Reflections on My History With Cars

"Art on wheels" is how my husband refers to beautiful cars. But not me. Although I've had some car adventures in my life, including one with a flying Jaguar, I much prefer artfully designed rooms where I can sit and think. And you'll never guess what I did to my grandmother's Cadillac. 

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Climatically Speaking: The Best Stories on Climate, Food, Science and Culture, (9th ed.)

California fires; heat domes and power outages; twice as hot and higher sea levels at 2°C; underground greenhouse video; vitamin C and scurvy; formaldehyde and leukemia; interview with Roy Scranton; and reducing your carbon footprint.

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Climatically Speaking: The Best Stories on Climate, Food, Science and Culture, (8th ed.)

Reducing your carbon footprint; when the Arctic Ocean becomes the Atlantic; return of the Blob; video on the risks of climate uncertainty; dangerously hot weather by 2100; water news from California; GMOs on the move and more.

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Climatically Speaking: The Best Stories on Climate, Food, Science and Culture, (7th ed.)

James Hansen, 30 years ago; climate change and refugees; climate change, hope and fear; global warming graph; video of Kilaeuea; underground greenhouses; drawing glaciers; Antarctica rising and more.

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Climatically Speaking: The Best Stories on Climate, Food, Science and Culture, (6th ed.)

Turning air into gasoline; threefold increase of ice loss in Antarctica; water conservation in Los Angeles; climate change and diminishing crops; climate change and the nutritional quality of fish; electric scooters; climate change and vector-born diseases; arsenic in the wind; a class on environmental grief and more.

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Tracking Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Over Geological Time

This is the first in a series of posts that describe Earth's carbon dioxide levels over geological time. Writing this piece has helped me memorize important dates and numbers. I hope it helps you, too. Climate science is fascinating! 

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Climatically Speaking: The Best Stories on Climate, Food, Science and Culture, (5th ed.)

Climate change and hurricanes; the carbon bubble; what farmers are planting in California; on moving to Arizona; the microbiome and gut-brain axis; climate change and art; sea-level rise and Hunts Point Market in New York; a more sustainable future for IKEA; another carbon dioxide milestone; coastal flooding and more. 

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Twenty Goldfinches in a Willow Tree

Years ago, I awoke to a chorus of goldfinches feasting on carob trees in the courtyard of my apartment complex. Thankfully, it is possible for cities to host habitats for birds. And I will never forget that magical spring morning. Though, unfortunately, I hear entirely different sounds from outside the windows of my current home. So I guess I'll be moving along, soon.

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Climatically Speaking: The Best Stories on Climate, Food, Science and Culture, (4th ed.)

Heat wave in Pakistan; carbon dioxide, a scorched planet and an asteroid from the past; an eco-community in Paris; living near coal- and oil-fired power plants and premature birth rates; joining hands in Massachusetts to prepare for climate change; seeds from Syria; intermittent fasting; pesticides and Parkinson's disease; an earworm and more.

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