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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 […]

Gone Walkabout

In  by August 1, 2017
If the new posts and updates are a little thin around here for the next little while, it's because Little Blue Marble editorial has gone walkabout. If you happen to be in Helsinki next week, you can join us at the 75th World Science Fiction convention where we'll be on a panel discussing climate change […]

On The Flip Side - Corporate Responsibility For Climate Change

In  | | by July 14, 2017
Our last post discussed individual options for reducing one's carbon footprint. However, that can seem like a drop in the bucket when one looks at where, exactly, most carbon emissions are coming from. The Carbon Majors Report (pdf) “pinpoints how a relatively small set of fossil fuel producers may hold the key to systemic change on carbon […]

What Are The Most Effective Lifestyle Adaptations for Mitigating Climate Change?

In  | by July 13, 2017
In the absence of being able to affect what happens on the global corporate scale, many people are looking for ways to change their lifestyles to help mitigate the effects of climate change. Switching to a hybrid or electric car, composting and recycling, changing your lightbulbs from incandescent to LED, driving less, adding solar panels […]
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