Let the Rain Fall
Rajesh Kumar/Reuters Farmers and locals of Ranchi, India pray for rains to come in a ritual outside of the Hindu Lord Shiva temple. The India Meteorological Department has warned of yet another late arrival of monsoon season, but remains optimistic [...]Tags: Drought, Hinduism, Lord Shiva, photography, Picture of the day, Rain, Rajesh Kumar, Reuters, The Wild Magazine
The future is now. And it is hot.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today released new data showing that last month was the hottest July ever recorded, with temperatures in the contiguous United States coming in at 3.3 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average. The heat [...]Tags: Bill McKibben, Blaine Skrainka, Climate Change, Drought, El Niño, Global Warming, Heatwave, hurricanes, James Hansen, NASA, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, National Academy of Sciences, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, Politics, The Wild Magazine, world
Monsoon Season, Mumbai
Girgaum Chowpatty beach in Mumbai (Ahmad Masood/Reuters) Nearing the midpoint of India’s Monsoon season that runs from from June to September, lack of precipitation has farmers and global futures markets worried. It is too soon to have been officially labeled [...]Tags: Blaine Skrainka, Climate Dots, Drought, Economics, India, Monsoon, Monsoon Season, Mumbai, Photogrpahy, The Wild Magazine
AVAAZ.org is compiling a petition to voice concern over the response to the crisis in Somalia. Currently, a geopolitical quagmire hangs over the heads of Western leaders. © Brendan Bannon/MSF “More than 2000 people are dying every day in Somalia, [...]Tags: AVAAZ.org, Blaine Skrainka, Climate Change, Drought, Environment, Support Somalia, The Horn of Africa, The Wild Magazine, world
CLIMATE CHANGE UPDATE
News coverage has been completely overwhelmed during the month of July over the synthetic debt ceiling crisis, yielding little time for coverage of other stories. For the environmentally conscious WILD community, we want to highlight some recent developments regarding climate [...]Tags: Arctic, Birth Defects, Blaine Skrainka, Cancer, Climate Change Update, Climate Skeptics, Conservatives, DDT, Debt Ceiling Crisis, Drought, East Africa, Environment, Horn of Africa, Pestacides, Politics, Somalia, Tea Party, The Wild Magazine, world
STAND BY ME
On Saturday night, humanitarian advocates and global superstars teamed up raise awareness for the ongoing crisis in Somalia. Bono, of U2, invited Somali native K’Naan to the stage to perform a stirring rendition of Ben King’s Stand By Me. The [...]Tags: Blaine Skrainka, Bono, Drought, East Africa, Horn of Africa, Humanitarian Crisis, K'Naan, music, ONE, Somalia, Stand By Me, The Wild Magazine, United Nations, War, world
THE EPICENTER OF CLIMATE CHANGE
The Horn of Africa on the continent’s east coast is experiencing the worst drought in more than 60 years. Climate scientists believe that the extreme weather patterns are a direct result of human carbon emissions. The drought has compounded the [...]Tags: Africa, Blaine Skrainka, Climate Change, Daphne Wysham, Djibouti, Drought, Environment, Ethiopia, Famine, Horn of Africa, Kenya, Piracy, Somalia, The Epicenter of Climate Change, The Wild Magazine, world
NICE DAY, HUH?
We in North America have been griping about (or in some cases celebrating) the effects of climate change since the notion came into popular consciousness several years ago. An inconvenient onslaught of snowstorms, a flurry of tragic tornadoes, some unruly [...]Tags: Africa, Climate Change, Drought, Elizabeth Zephyrine McDonough, Kenya, Kyoto Protocol, Maasai, Tanzania, world, Zeno Goldsmith