Rainforests: More Flowers Brought on by Climate Change


The link below is to an article that reports on a change to rainforests as a consequence of climate change – more flowers.

For more visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0709-climate-rainforest-shifts.html

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Australia: Climate Change to Bring Bigger Waves


The link below is to an article that reports on a possible consequence of climate change for Australia – larger waves.

For more visit:
http://www.nature.com/news/climate-change-may-bring-bigger-waves-for-down-under-1.12199

Canada: Bylot Island & Climate Change


The link below is to an article reporting on the possible future of Bylot Island as a consequence of climate change.

For more visit:
via http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112699026/ancient-forest-returns-with-global-warming-092212/

Article: Australia – Old Bar Under Threat


The link below is to an article reporting on coastal erosion at Old Bar, New South Wales, Australia. This town is just up the coast from where I live. It is a similar situation to Winda Woppa, which is only a suburb away from me. During intense storms the ocean erodes the sandy coastline rapidly and homes are increasingly at threat from storm surges.

The article below suggests that the situation at Old Bar is being caused by sea level rises as a consequence of climate change. This is the sort of reporting that is bringing a lot of discredit to climate change advocates, as it is not an honest report on the actual situation being reported on. I would not dispute that climate change is bringing us more severe weather events and this is certainly increasing pressure on coastal areas like Old Bar and Winda Woppa – but it is not sea level rises that is the problem. Factual and honest reporting is what is needed.

To view the article visit:
http://www.mmail.com.my/story/sea-rise-threatens-paradise-down-under-23507

Antarctica: Ice Melt is Alarming


The link below is to an article reporting on the effects of climate change in Antarctica, with the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf almost certainly doomed and a catastrophic ice melt in consequence of its disappearance.

For more visit:
http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/340580/title/Big_Antarctic_ice_sheet_appears_doomed

Rhino: Extinction Possible by 2025


The link below is to an article reporting on the possible extinction of all Rhino species by 2025 as a direct consequence of poaching and the ivory trade.

For more, visit:
http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/slaughter-of-rhinos-at-record-high-7687511.html

Wildlife: Adopt an Animal with WWF


World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has come up with a novel way to raise funds for animals they are seeking to protect. Supporters are able to adopt an animal from a selection on their website. There are a number of options for adopting animals, including the type of animal you would like to adopt, who you would like to adopt the animal for and what you will receive in consequence of an adoption. This idea may not be a bad idea for a gift perhaps?

For more visit:
http://onlineshop.wwf.org.au/adopt-an-animal.html