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Awards Eligibility Post for 2017

In  by January 12, 2018
It's that time of year when certain readers start thinking about nominations for various SFF awards like the Hugos and Nebulas. Little Blue Marble hasn't been around for long, and our slate of original fiction this year was quite small, but that's no reason not to boost and celebrate our contributors. Without further ado, here […]

The Great Global Species Shakeup

In  | | by December 12, 2017
The Toronto Star runs a great feature about species migration and their changing geographical locations as a result of climate change. How and where species will move is not completely intuitive. But these global averages mask local chaos: ecosystems aren’t plodding predictably forward in lockstep. Two trees in the same forest might respond totally differently. […]

This Starving Polar Bear Will Break Your Heart

In  | by December 8, 2017
Photographer Paul Nicklen filmed this starving polar bear for National Geographic. The prognosis for these wild creatures is grim.

Help document sea level rise in Vancouver

In  | | by December 5, 2017
Do you live in Vancouver? The City of Vancouver is looking for citizen scientists to help them document this month's king tides between December 5-9. Since king tides are often higher than regular tides, this is part of an overall effort to document and predict the effect of sea level rise on the city. Upload […]

Help Support Little Blue Marble!

In  | by November 18, 2017
Do you like Little Blue Marble's original content? Would you like to see more stories about our possible futures living with anthropogenic climate change? Well, now you can help us give you just that, by contributing financially to the magazine via our new Support Little Blue Marble page, or the contribution buttons in the sidebar. […]

Surprise! Eating local and organic isn't all that climate helpful

In  | by November 8, 2017
The CBC reports on two new studies that examine the effects of organic vs. conventional agriculture, and purchasing food from local vs. non-local vendors. They come to some disappointing conclusions on their impact on your carbon footprint. So while there are lots of good reasons to buy local or eat organic, mitigating climate change isn't necessarily […]

When Is Discussing Climate Change and Disasters Together OK?

Over on Syfy, Phil Plait has a great opinion piece called Now Is Exactly The Time We Should Be Talking About Climate Change. In it, he addresses those who, when disaster strikes, inevitably pull out the "stop politicizing human suffering" card. We need to listen to climate scientists now, as we should have been listening to […]

We're Back And Open For Business

In  | by September 15, 2017
Little Blue Marble editorial is back from our wandering ways. Some of the more observant among you might have noticed that we've also updated our submission policy: we are now fully open to submissions for an indeterminate amount of time, so please pass along your great climate change stories for our perusal. Feel free to […]

Cornell Launches Free Climate Change Course On Sept. 11

In  | | by September 7, 2017
Looking to learn about more about climate change? Consider taking Cornell's free climate change course which starts on Sept. 11 and runs until Oct. 1, 2017. You may register no matter where you live. More details here.

If Everyone Ate Beans Instead of Beef

In  | by August 2, 2017
James Hamblin at The Atlantic examines the results of a study by Helen Harwatt at Oregon State University that examines how a single food substitution affects greenhouse gas production: beans for beef. A relatively small, single-food substitution could be the most powerful change a person makes in terms of their lifetime environmental impact—more so than downsizing […]
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