Category: Mike Bell


CLIMATE CHANGE CHRONICLE 19: On Becoming Earthlings

Frequently in these chronicles I have referred to us humans as “earthlings.” In this chronicle I’d like to discuss the term “earthlings” in more detail.
(I know…the term “earthlings” may remind you of those 1940-50 horror movies where two-headed monsters from outer space roam through communities zapping people with their eyes and turning them into quivering mounds of flesh. But go with me on this one.)

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On Becoming Earthlings

Frequently in these chronicles I have referred to us humans as “earthlings.” In this chronicle I’d like to discuss the term “earthlings” in more detail.

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Tuktoyaktuk

We get increasing daily reminders in the media about climate change. Why do many of us have so much difficulty dealing with it?
I think it is because the major impacts seem so far away.

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A Climate Change Course for Teens

I was quite taken by the recent UN Report on the dangers of climate change. It indicated that given the rate at which our planet is warming, we would have to take definitive action by 2030. If we don’t, we face dire consequences by 2040.

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Talking to Myself

Recently a friend wrote to me and said, “Mike, I’m enjoying your chronicles. But couldn’t you be more specific and tell us what we should be doing about climate change?” I’m not trying to tell people what they should be doing. That is up to them. But the question made me aware that I am not being clear enough about what I’m trying to do with these chronicles. So I had a conversation with myself that I will share with you.

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