2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference

Dec - 11 2015

The 2015 UN Climate Change Conference ends today. What have we learned? What have we agreed to change and what will inevitably stay the same? You can find this image in the Wikipedia page that I linked in if you would like a larger version of it. I think this one works good enough since […]

Three simple reasons why climate change is real, and humans are causing it

Dec - 06 2015

Originally published on June 23, 2014 3.10pm BST at theconversation.com David Waltham does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond the academic appointment above. Dire warnings of imminent human-induced climate disaster are constantly in […]

Mountain Ecosystems

Nov - 20 2015

Mountain ecosystems are found throughout the world, from the equator almost to the poles, occupying approximately one-fifth of its land surface. Beyond their common characteristics of having high relative relief (or very marked topographic variation) and steep slopes, mountains are remarkably diverse (Ives. Messerli and Spiess, 1997). They are found on every continent, and at […]

The Mountains

Nov - 20 2015

Are a part of your life whether you realize it or not. It doesn’t matter if you live on a mountain, under one or a long way away from one they impact your life. Fifty-percent of the world’s population is dependent on mountain water. Roughly ten-percent of the world’s population derives their existence directly from […]

700 Mountains

Nov - 17 2015

700 sounds like a lot, and it is when you realize this is the number of mountains a 2008 proposal suggested strip mining to access the seams of coal buried inside. Burning the Future: Coal in America The documentary “Burning the Future: Coal in America,” from director David Novack shows the impact of mountaintop removal […]