The Uninhabitable Earth

"It is worse, much worse, than you think. The slowness of climate change is like a fairy tale, perhaps as pernicious as the one that says that it isn't happening at all. . . that global warming is an Arctic saga, unfolding remotely. . ." The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future by David... Continue Reading →

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Imagine a Mammoth – Permafrost and Resurrection of Animals

Can resurrected mammoths save the climate? Thawing permafrost could push the Earth's climate past a tipping point. This is something that is largely ignored by politicians who has a habit of ignoring something until the situation has developed into a crisis. The Arctic permafrost is melting faster than scientists previously thought and the melting permafrost... Continue Reading →

Are you suffering from Climidia?

Climidia, yes, I am suffering from climidia. Cold, sluggish and wrapped up in sorrowful thoughts. Spring, the most wonderful of season should be filled with. . . Birds singing and chirping in the spring garden. Spring flowers opening their petals to greet the shy spring sun. Yet, the effects of climidia have postponed the arrival... Continue Reading →

Fill your eyes with all the stunning colours and natural splendour. Take deep breathe and smell the white sand and crystalline water. Then think about how far you would go to save this. A visit to the  Great Barrier Reef is a life-changing experience. One of the natural wonders of the world. Photo By Ciambue... Continue Reading →

Does the understanding that we have helped to cause previous mass extinctions help us to become less nonchalant about our role in the present wave of mass extinction? During the last million of years, our planet has experienced several cycles of cooling and warming. Unlike the relatively stable conditions the Earth has experienced the last... Continue Reading →

A giant iceberg, with an area equivalent to Trinidad and Tobago, is ready to break off from the Antarctic shelf. Why should I care? Photo:  Iceberg Arctic By AWeith The ice shelf, known as Larsen C, is predicted to be one of the largest break-offs ever recorded.  If the sheet collapses it will marginally cause... Continue Reading →

How do animals respond to climate change? Well, birds may tell their offsprings that it is hot outside the egg. Photo: A male Zebra Finch, Jim Bendon Beep, meep, oi! or a-ha!. Zebra finches are loud singers who are native to central Australia, Indonesia and East Timor. They inhabit grasslands as well as forests usually... Continue Reading →

Tanking sunshine and surfing on waves. Photo: By Alpsdake (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D,via Wikimedia Commons The political climate in the UK has been tumultuous the last weeks and today the new Prime Minister Theresa May decided to abolish the Department for Energy and Climate Change. Worrying sign! I had hoped that she would... Continue Reading →

Moths are a bit of a mystery as well as beautiful - not all of them are brown colours. Sadly, changes in climate has lead to a decline in many species. Lepidoptera, insect order, is made up of butterflies (10%) and moths (90%). Most moths are only active at night and their bouncy, seemingly erratic... Continue Reading →

Put on your hazmat suit and dive into the waves! Predicting the future is never easy but imagining it can be both exciting and scary. The two videos below by Dyrland Productions paints a gloomy and sad vision. But they are great conversation starters and they do make you think about what can happen if... Continue Reading →

  Do you see tree-lined streets and hear birds singing when close your eyes and imagine your ideal home and ideal city? People tend to describe the same things when asked to imagine their favourite place. The question is how to get from this image to reality. Simply adding natural elements like trees into urban... Continue Reading →

Waves of autumn migrating butterflies are on its way. The migration of birds is a well-known fact, yet butterflies, like the red admiral (Vanessa atalanta), also migrate every year. The red admiral migrates each Autumn and Spring from/to Africa and Southern Europe. The butterfly can also be found in Asia and North America where is... Continue Reading →

Coffee is part of life in many offices and homes and just smelling coffee may help you feel less stressed.  The dark elixir "help"  many people to wake up in the morning, yet the health advantages and disadvantages  may be debated. However, coffee is not only a something that we drink, a more sustainable approach... Continue Reading →

Do you remember  Lyra Belaqua and her dæmon is Pantalaimon in the novel "Northern Lights"?   Varroa mites are large in comparison to the honey. And the mite is just like having a monkey on back all the time, just like Lyra had a Pantalaimon In the 1950s the varroa mite jumped species from the... Continue Reading →

How would you measure the growth of something irregular under water? And how would you measure colour changes under water? Would you use a measuring tape and a chain? Or a camera and a supercomputer? Imagine an online catalog of corals. . . Corals may only cover around 1 per cent of the ocean floor,... Continue Reading →

What ideas swirl around your head when you hear the word "climate museum"? Climate change is a tricky subject that are rapidly touching every aspect of our lives from health to psychological well-being to household finance. Yet it is difficult to change someone's opinions by using a gloom-and-doom approach. Making climate change a personal topic,... Continue Reading →

Can you think of a way to win the race against a warming ocean. Ruth Gates and her group at the Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology try to define traits that make some corals survive  and sometimes even blossom in conditions that kill other corals. Often research has focused upon why species die  but here... Continue Reading →

What does save the bees means? It is difficult to ignore all the messages that we need to save the bees. We can read reports about the importance of bees and reasons for the decline in numbers. But what does it really mean to save the bees? Anand Varma, freelance photographer and videographer, raised bees... Continue Reading →

The sight and sound of bumblebees is a quintessential part of summer. How many different species of bumblebees can you recognize? Bumblebees are built for spending their days in colder climates. Their bodies are covered in hair and they are more robust than honeybees and solitary bees. Much media attention has focused on the honeybee-decline... Continue Reading →

For how long can you hold your breathe? One minute, two minutes or over three minutes? Polar bears dive to search for seasonal food such as seals and even Arctic kelp. Usually their dive lasts for around 30 seconds and the longest recorded dive has been around the same time that an average mammal including ... Continue Reading →

The logo for the blog Blue Think Dive is a damselfly, the beautiful demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo), petite libellule bleue in French. This image was chosen partly because of the intense blue colour, which was perfect considering the name of the blog but also because of a deep fascination with damselflies and dragonflies. These remarkable insects... Continue Reading →

Why is there still a debate about climate change? Should not the focus be on finding ways to deal with climate change? Why is this still a controversial issue and more importantly what is the best way to show a person that humans have contributed to changes in the climate? "In public discussions, climate change... Continue Reading →

Imagine that you could hear climate change.  Changing the medium and using different senses enhance our understanding and awareness of things. We are used to seeing charts and maps related to global climate changes, but their are other ways of helping us connect with what is happening. What does the changes in temperature sound like?... Continue Reading →

Can you put a price on something like the ocean? The World Wildlife Fund has calculated a monetary value on our ocean in the report, Reviving the Ocean Economy: The case for action—2015. The sum 15.55 trillion GBP (or $24 trillion) may sound enormous, it puts the ocean as the seventh largest economy in the... Continue Reading →

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