Despite a "mini blizzard" that closed some area schools for the better part of a week, this past winter has been rather mild. At 12:00pm on Tuesday, April 4 HearSay will feature a discussion with local meteorologists and climatologists about the impacts the changing face of weather is expected to have. Guest host Joe Flanagan will be leading the discussion.
Dr. Tal Ezer will present "The Gulf Stream and Sea Level Rise" at the Environmental Forum, Friday, March 3, 2017, 7:00 PM Unitarian Church of Norfolk, 739 Yarmouth St, Norfolk, VA (on the Hague near the Chrysler Museum). RSVP helpful but not required to UCN.Forum@gmail.com
Virginia Climate Fever: How Global Warming Will Transform Our Cities, Shorelines, and Forests
What is unique about Stephen Nash's latest book Virginia Climate Fever, is that instead of reporting climate change as a global issue or even as an issue of the Western Hemisphere, the author shows that climate change is also a local problem. He does so by using non-scientific language to acquaint us with Virginia's historical weather data, the changes and impacts to our state observed and measured over decades, and how ongoing changes will come to impact Virginia and it's residents in the decades to come.
In the first chapter Mr. Nash explains why it is important for us - the citizens of Virginia - to discuss the effects of climate change in our state:
We live here and we make decisions together. We'll have to plan for climate change much of the time within the political confines of the state or of a community, rather than as part of some larger group. We have responsibilities to each other, to the natural systems we depend on, and to Virginia's landscape, one of surpassing richness and beauty.
Climate change is a subject that often leads to ferocious arguments that often play out politically and reported by the media. For those who believe that climate change is hysteria, a mistake, or a conspiracy, Mr. Nash's style as a writer is inviting and easy-going: Read more »