Friendly Reminder | Climate Change Is Real

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So yes, we bring this up from time to time again. We feel compelled to reinforce this and present new data around the very fact that this is happening irrespective of the ways in which the masses will lie to themselves about it. And all we have to say is you can lie up and down, but the truth, the real, hard, scientific, data-backed truth is; we are in deep shit.

Let’s just say as a small journalism outlet we will continue covering what matters to the best of our ability.

After all it is our duty to present facts based in data and allow you agency to make up your own mind.


Here’s the data – We’ve done the damage and the earth is warming up at an alarmingly exponential rate.

Here are some of the things perhaps you’ve noticed about your own direct climate.

  • a warmer atmosphere
  • a warmer and more acidic ocean
  • higher sea levels
  • larger changes in precipitation patterns

So I don’t know about you, but to me it’s evident without question the planet is heating up. Summer seems to be arriving sooner and lasting longer. The cold in the morning seems to peak later and the temperature seems to be dropping in the cold months far lower than any to my own recollection in my neck of the woods, California.

The hottest month used to be end of July growing up into August, but now it seems like September is the hottest with some of that heat pushing into October even.

We even had a fairly sunny Christmas, not that I was expecting snow, but with the frost bite and chill and dropping temperatures I wouldn’t be surprised to see anything at this point.


More disturbing data suggests the Himalayan water bed is drying at ten times the normal rate potentially leaving no water for 1/6th of the world population. Nearly 50% of perennial springs in the region have dried up.

And while the earth may be made up of predominantly water the sad irony is a minute portion of that water, i.e, 1%, nope not a typo, one percent is all that is good enough to drink.

The rest has been trashed by, us.

We here in the states continue consuming and loitering at alarming rates. We make up a small fraction of the world’s population, but consume massive amounts. One report shows, ““With less than 5 percent of world population, the U.S. uses one-third of the world’s paper, a quarter of the world’s oil, 23 percent of the coal, 27 percent of the aluminum, and 19 percent of the copper.”

We make up 5% of the world’s population and consume 16% of the world’s energy.

Ignorance is truly bliss I suppose. No finger pointing, just presenting facts and owning our own stuff as well. Doing little things like recycling adamantly and traded in the big 4 by 4 gas guzzler for a hybrid. Just my little part to suffocate Mother Earth a little less.

Nature has the power to help us transcend and we should honor it in more loving ways.

How Nature Can Help Us Transcend

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Sue Dhillon is an Indian American writer, journalist, and trainer.

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