Tag Archives: The Climate Reality Project

Burning Brush in the Carbon Cycle

Is burning brush good for the environment? As a gardener I burn brush on a garden plot a couple times a year, rotating the burns on each of seven plots over time. The idea is the mass of the brush … Continue reading

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50th Earth Day Coming Up

I looked in the recycling bin and there were only eight items in it. Thursday is our day to leave the bin at the end of our driveway and I’m going to wait until next week. It’s not that we’re … Continue reading

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Long Tail of Carbon Emissions

Earlier this century India and China decided to build fleets of coal-fired power plants as their citizenry entered a world most Americans and Europeans already knew for its modernity and comparative affluence. The two populous states required more electricity. Carbon … Continue reading

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Climate Change, Roundabouts and Retail Stores

During a tour of my usual spots to observe flooding it doesn’t look as bad as it has. In 2008, the flood waters came to within 100 yards of our home before receding. We are nowhere near that now. Yesterday … Continue reading

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Flooding in Late Winter

The amount of snow and ice melt in the Midwest is monumental. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds issued disaster proclamations for 41 counties because of flooding (Click on the map to see details). News photographs show Offutt Air Force Base in … Continue reading

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Flooding at Mill Creek

Mill Creek swelled its banks swamping nearby farm fields. It looks like the nearby city sewer system was spared inundation… for now. Snow melt is everywhere in the county. Inches of packed snow yielded to ambient temperatures in the 50s … Continue reading

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A Winter Sort

A majority of the garden seeds wait in a corner on the lower level of our home. I cleared a sorting table and next month will plant celery and kale at the first greenhouse shift. There is no immediate need … Continue reading

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