Our Watery Coastal Futures

In  | by October 16, 2018
This interactive map by Climate Central shows how sea-level rise will impact coastal areas around the globe with varying degrees of temperature increases. These rises will not be immediate, but what we "lock in" if we let climate change continue unchecked. Even at 2 degrees Celsius, the impacts are enormous. Little Blue Marble is based […]

Meat or No Meat? The debate continues

In  | | by September 18, 2018
Here's an interesting counterpoint in the Guardian to the "giving up meat will save the climate" argument. The problem with abandoning meat is that the resulting industrial farming puts too much pressure on the soil, and depletes already limited fertilizer resources. In the UK topsoil depletion is so severe that in 2014 the trade magazine […]

Little Blue Marble Has a New Look

In  by September 6, 2018
Aren't we shiny and sleek? We've updated Little Blue Marble's look and feel to emphasize our original content. Now you can read each featured story in a full-page format free of sidebar distractions, and we'll only pester you to subscribe at the end. Our archive pages also surface older stories at random in the showcase […]

Submission response delays

In  | by June 25, 2018
We apologize to authors whose stories have been in our submission queue for an inordinate amount of time. Editorial has been experiencing some severe computer issues that we hope to have resolved by the beginning of July 2018.

Climate change won’t wait for political change

In  | | | by February 15, 2018
Over at the Star, Linda McQuaig writes about how taking action to stop climate change is often thwarted at the political level, often by politicians more beholden to Big Oil's interests than their constituents'. This despite the fact that more people in Canada now oppose than support things like new pipelines, and want to see their […]

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 […]
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