Today I’d like to point you towards a Washington Post article by Zoeann Murphy and Chris Mooney that directly addresses climate change in a truly exceptional way.
Because of this, today’s posting is not my normal type of article. This is because the WashPo has done something that is quite different and noteworthy, it is a multimedia experience focused on the most challenging issue our species will ever encounter – climate change.
First, let’s start with a link to the article.
GONE IN A GENERATION – Across America, climate change is already disrupting lives – By Zoeann Murphy and Chris Mooney.
To truly experience it you should turn your sound on (or plug your headphones in)
What is it about?
It is not just focused upon one specific aspect. Instead, it contains a series of videos, graphics and associated text that cover four distinct topics all under the banner of how Climate Change is here today and is already impacting us.
Below is a listing of the four distinct themes contained within the article …
- FORESTS – Devastated forests in Montana.
- FLOODS – A flooded home in North Carolina.
- FIRES – Horrific blazes in California.
- FISHERIES – Lobster fishing upended on the East Coast.
Within each of the above you learn how there has been disruption in the present, and also how the way one generation lived – in the form of homes, pastimes, livelihoods — may not be possible for the next one.
Together is forms a truly powerful set of narratives that are very compelling
Who Created This Climate Multimedia article?
Further Reading and Resources
Enumerated below is a list of related stories from the Washington Post (yea I know, I sound like a Was Post ad, but I’m really not being paid to promote them, I have no connection or financial interest here)
- ‘Everything is not going to be okay:’ Living while knowing the Earth is in trouble
- The New Arctic Frontier — and new threats from China and Russia
- Damage ‘intensifying across country,’ White House report finds
- Mapping the Camp and Woosley Fires in California
- The grim scope of 2017’s California wildfires. 2018 was worse.
- The aftermath of Hurricane Florence
Below are the sources for the factual information contained within their primary article. You don’t need to simply trust them, you can go check out the facts yourself.
- Forest carbon data sourced from the USFS Forest Inventory and Analysis Program.
- Forest disturbance data provided by the Biogeosciences Research Group at Clark University.
- American lobster density data sourced from the Pinsky Lab, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University.
- Maine lobster harvest data sourced from the State of Maine Department of Marine Resources.
- Hurricane Florence modeled storm surge data provided by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence.
- Satellite imagery sourced from Mapbox. Acres burned and emergency fund fire suppression expenditures for California sourced from CalFire.
- California temperature and precipitation data sourced from NOAA.