In varying degrees, and within our own limits of understanding, we all care about the state of the world's resources. I respect the living planet, and every form of life that plays a part in keeping it healthy—most of all the trees.
Cave data has sparked new interest in a Siberian permafrost thaw. The permafrost frontier refers to where ground begins to be permanently frozen in layers that can be tens to hundreds of metres thick. These formations record 500,000 years of changing permafrost conditions—including warmer periods similar to the climate of today.
Scientists say that particles from diesel engines and wood burning could be having twice as much warming effect as assessed in past estimates. Black carbon is said to be a significant source of rapid warming in the northern United States, Canada, northern Europe and northern Asia. The particles also have an impact on rainfall patterns in the Asian monsoon.
What with continuing war throughout the world, comets hitting Russia, and ice melting to change the climate, our planet doesn't seem a very stable place at the moment.
Apparently, spiritual people live along the San Andreas Fault line, specifically to meditate and keep the area secure. For the last thirty years, I've included a wish for the trees to take the goodness from the earth and spread it into the atmosphere to protect our Earth during my morning meditations.
Let the scientists and environmentalists work out the specifics of how to reduce carbon emissions. Maybe if we all sent daily positive thoughts to our planet, we could achieve stability in these changing times.