ODU Professor Discusses Uneven Sea Level Rise

Dr. Tal Ezer will present "The Gulf Stream and Sea Level Rise" at the Environmental Forum, Friday, March 3, 2017, 7:00 PM Unitarian Church of Norfolk, 739 Yarmouth St, Norfolk, VA (on the Hague near the Chrysler Museum).  RSVP helpful but not required to

People's Climate March, Norfolk

The climate continues to warm with October, 2015 "obliterating" temperature records set for the month just last year.
In buildup to the Paris Climate talks, there will be a Global Climate March on Sunday, including a marching event in Norfolk.
Several of us are attending the Norfolk march today at noon, 772 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510
If you are not able to attend, join the virtual march.
Let your voice be heard!

Mountaintop Removal Mining - Financing, Permits Removed Instead; Global Heat Transfer Primer

April 1, 2015

Sharing two mountaintop removal mining stories with happy endings, and one story/video that describes how ocean currents impact global heat transfer. Read more »

Ctizen Input Needed on Offshore Drilling, Atlantic Coast Pipeline, and Federal Flood Protection Policy

April 1, 2015

A number of federal action committees are currently accepting public comments for consideration on offshore drilling, floodplain/coastal ecosystem protection, and the Atlantic Coast pipeline. Read more »

"Merchants of Doubt" Update - Screening Postponed

April 16, 2015

The Westhampton Theater Regal 2 Cinema in Richmond informed us today that the Sony Classics film Merchants of Doubt, originally scheduled to screen the weekend of March 27th, then rescheduled for the weekend of April 17th, has again been postponed. At this time a new screening date has not been selected.

Stephen Nash Examines Virginia's Changing Climate

Virginia Climate Fever: How Global Warming Will Transform Our Cities, Shorelines, and Forests







What is unique about Stephen Nash's latest book Virginia Climate Fever, is that instead of reporting climate change as a global issue or even as an issue of the Western Hemisphere, the author shows that climate change is also a local problem. He does so by using non-scientific language to acquaint us with Virginia's historical weather data, the changes and impacts to our state observed and measured over decades, and how ongoing changes will come to impact Virginia and it's residents in the decades to come.

In the first chapter Mr. Nash explains why it is important for us - the citizens of Virginia - to discuss the effects of climate change in our state:

We live here and we make decisions together. We'll have to plan for climate change much of the time within the political confines of the state or of a community, rather than as part of some larger group. We have responsibilities to each other, to the natural systems we depend on, and to Virginia's landscape, one of surpassing richness and beauty.

Climate change is a subject that often leads to ferocious arguments that often play out politically and reported by the media. For those who believe that climate change is hysteria, a mistake, or a conspiracy, Mr. Nash's style as a writer is inviting and easy-going: Read more »