Ecology, Environment and climate change
What is the current stance of our environment?
What are the most important problems/issues involving environment in the world at this moment?
How has that changed over time?
What are the main causing factors, which can be possibly changes?
How does pollution affect the environment?
How can we fix our environment, or make improvements?
What can we do to help and protect the environment and the animals in it? How do we save the bees?
Where is the position of our country in that?
What are the environmental issues specific of our country?
How is economy affecting our environment?
What are industries doing to minimize pollution?
What can we do to improve the situation?
Do other countries have more regulations on pollution?
Is oil becoming obsolete? Is the Keystone pipeline going to pollute America?
Why do we pollute the earth so much?
Why are there so many endangered animal species?
Why have so many animals been put on the endangered species list in the last ten years?
Why is climate change happening?
What can we do to stop climate change?
Why is it a problem that the earth’s temperature is changing?
Is it time to transform our energy system into something more efficient and environmentally safe
On climate change, the debate is over. The scientific community is virtually unanimous in telling us that climate change is real, is caused by human activity and is already doing devastating harm to our country and the entire world. How do we transform our energy system away from fossil fuel and into energy efficiency and sustainable energy while protecting those workers who might lose their jobs as a result of the transition? This is no small issue. The future of the planet is at stake.
President Trump is preparing executive orders aimed at curtailing Obama-era policies on climate and water pollution. … They will send an unmistakable signal that the new administration is determined to promote fossil-fuel production and economic activity even when those activities collide with some environmental safeguards.
Web data resources
Pew Research’s Energy and Environment
Congressional Budget Office
International Comparisons’ Environment
Nation Master’s Environment
Ranking America’s Environment
Climate Data Online’s Dataset Discovery
Ecology and Environment
Web source: Climate Data Online & National Science Foundation
World Back’s Climate Portal
EPA’s Outdoor air quality data
World Wildlife’s Conservation data and tools
Although it is widely accepted that future climatic change—if unabated—is likely to have major impacts on biodiversity, few studies have attempted to quantify the number of species whose populations have already been impacted by climate change. Using a systematic review of published literature, we identified mammals and birds for which there is evidence that they have already been impacted by climate change. We modelled the relationships between observed responses and intrinsic (for example, body mass) and spatial traits (for example, temperature seasonality within the geographic range). Using this model, we estimated that 47% of terrestrial non-volant threatened mammals (out of 873 species) and 23.4% of threatened birds (out of 1,272 species) may have already been negatively impacted by climate change in at least part of their distribution. Our results suggest that populations of large numbers of threatened species are likely to be already affected by climate change, and that conservation managers, planners and policy makers must take this into account in efforts to safeguard the future of biodiversity.
International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources’s Redlist of Endangered Species