glacier studies / global warming / photography / Science

Glacial Event 3 Years Ago Equivalent to the Entire Island of Manhattan Disappearing–Except Three Times as High—Warming Continues

Captured glacial calving disaster…..and explanation of perspective.  Thanks, hmmmm. to upworthiest broadcast of the day…. Here’s the striking metric:It took 100 years for this glacier to retreat 8 miles.  It took ten years 2000-2010 to retreat 9 miles. Three years hence, the retreat continues to accelerate. Advertisements Continue reading

Architecture / British History / Cities / London / photography / Urban Planning

The London You Wouldn’t Recognize–Fab Photos & Narrative

photo courtesy: wired.London.UK This montage story was a link just waiting to be shared!  Thank you BBC.  Enjoy a well-done narrative recap of London across historical periods, describing how the burgeoning population, trends of commerce and business regulation, entertainment and architecture are driving the thriving growth and design of one of the world’s greatest cities. Continue reading

conservation / Environment / Nature / photography / Trees

A Tree is a Tree

I’ve been doing some research for a book review and couldn’t resist posting this remarkable Ronald Reagan quote from a speech he gave in 1966 in which he opposed expansion of Redwood National Park: “A tree is a tree. How many more do you have to look at?” Thank goodness, there are enough right-thinking people across this country … Continue reading