Al Gore is coming to St. Louis Saturday and will discuss his new book “The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change.”
Friday, February 8, 2013
Sunday, November 4, 2012
This week's Conversation Starter is about the question of whether Irene last year and Sandy this year have persuaded you to give the question of climate change and global warning another look.
Michio Kaku is a theoretical physicist at the City University of New York. He appeared for a segment last week on CBS This Morning to discuss the question of global climate change in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, which bashed parts of Manhattan, the Jersey Shore and other regions of the country hard on Monday and Tuesday. Are you a believer? What do you think about the question of whether mankind is having an effect on the global climate? Does the fact that a giant hurricane, Irene, and another one combined with two other weather systems, Sandy, pounded the northeast in just 14 months? Kaku's basic premise was this: Get used to so-called "100-year storms" and "100-year floods" happening more often. Because the trends that track energy (…
Saturday, October 20, 2012
On the senate race, political spending by a powerful Missouri contributor and climate change—our roundup of some of the Missouri political stories that hit the media this week.
Editor's Note: The following articles were aggregated from several news organizations in Missouri. You can read more about each story by clicking on the headline. President Emeritus of Missouri Botanical Garden take out billboard to warn about climate change (St. Louis Beacon) Dan Burkhardt said to Peter Raven, emeritus head of MoBOT, spent $2,500 for a billboard along Interstate 70 between Warrenton and Wright City, saying "Climate change is real. Vote for candidates who will work to find solutions." Both men regularly champion environmental causes. Burkhardt created a land trust with his own farmland a few years ago and recently helped launch the nonprofit Magnificent Missouri, celebrating Missouri conservation efforts. No mention of '…
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
The forecast predicts temperatures in the 50s and up this week. Do you think we will really escape with a mild winter?
Climate change may have given Texas the most destructive wildfire season in the state's history, but here in Missouri we've been treated to a mostly dry and often unseasonably warm winter these past months. Here we are about to enter February, and the forecast predicts a week of temperatures in the 50s and even mid-60s. This seemed a bit too good to be true to us, so we are seeking the weather wisdom of Patch readers. Vote in our poll and comment below on your hopes or fears for the remaining weeks of winter.