SoCS It’s All a Matter of Degree

Climate change is often in the news and on our minds. Especially if you have senses to be aware of the changes in the weather. Here in California we are aware of the lack of rain and the length of our summers which can extend far into autumn. Our air conditioning bills are increasing. The Salton Sea is drying up. I have read that Southern species of birds are moving North and competing with local birds. Can we and the creatures that share our planet adapt to the changes wrought by changes of climate?

Some encouraging news in this post I read from Smithsonian is that some species are showing the capacity to adapt and are doing so.  This is a counterpoint to all the doom and gloom.

I have told myself to not let all the bad news get me down. We can not see the future and, although I believe we need to address global warming, that all outcomes may not be as bad as we fear.

|Stream of Consciousness Saturday SoCS|

Smithsonian article link below:

Can evolution save species from death by climate change? Maybe. Kinda. #ItsComplicated.

6 thoughts on “SoCS It’s All a Matter of Degree

  1. N5PIX

    It’s already too late the changes will happen even if we stop every chemical plant, coal plant and millions of cars. The damage has already been done. The world will continue to heat up. We only have our selves to blame. Energy conservation efforts are almost a joke considering countries like China have hardly any regulations.

    Next time you drive around your town at midnight, after the shops are close look in the windows of the businesses you shop at. All their lights are on. No responsibility, no accountability for that. Yet its placed on individuals instead of easy to spot waste such as that.

    The solutions are simple the politics are complex and $ always wins.

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  2. LindaGHill

    The earth goes through changes regardless – is it worse that this change is manmade? Probably – likely we’ve sped things up. But species do adapt. The question I suppose is how quickly can we all adapt…? Thanks for making this thought-provoking post a part of SoCS. 🙂

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  3. luciledegodoy

    Great post, and thanks for the links, Deborah.
    I saw the videos of Conservation International, made with celebrities like Harrison Ford, Julia Roberts, Ed Norton, Kevin Spacey, etc. What I liked about it is that elements of nature tell us that we need them more than nature needs us. If you would like to check it out, here is the link of one of them.

    Mother Nature

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