Hurricanes, wind, snow, rain and more are causing destruction along the entire Atlantic coast. Look what it did to this lady’s umbrella!! (Art MacKay cartoon) Continue reading CLIMATE CHANGE: It’s Hard on Umbrellas!!
It’s not all about carbon and in the absence of knowledge this is what happens!! “A Canadian peer-reviewed study that came out last summer found the volume of waste from SMRs would be between double and 30 fold that from … Continue reading NUCLEAR – Some First Nation support in New Brunswick for small nuclear reactors (SMRs)
This was originally written regarding a severe 2015 storm called Patricia that missed the Bay of Fundy back in the day. We have updated it to express concern about hurricanes like IDA and FIONA which placed coastal nuclear plants in … Continue reading NUCLEAR ISSUES: What if Hurricane IDA or Hurricane FIONA had Struck the Fundy Area?
Marine Traffic around the world at the beginning of 2023. From marinetraffic.com. Bookmark this site to get daily versions. You can zoom in to see what’s happening in your area as well as the name and function of the ships. … Continue reading OCEAN POLLUTION: So You Want to Know Where the Ships Are Today?
So you don’t believe Sea Levels will rise and impact our coastal life. Here’s a review of the facts by Art MacKay Continue reading CLIMATE CHANGE: Don’t believe Sea Levels will rise and impact our coastal life? Read this!
PART I | OCT. 25, 2015 Big changes are occurring in one of the fastest-warming spots on Earth – YARMOUTH BAR, NOVA SCOTIA Sandwiched on a narrow sandbar between Yarmouth’s harbor and the open Gulf of Maine, the fishermen of … Continue reading CLIMATE CHANGE: Big changes are occurring in one of the fastest-warming spots on Earth
The Cape Codder reports, “There have been many more right whales than usual this year,” noted Nathalie Jaquet, director of the Right Whale Aerial Survey at the Provincetown Center For Coastal Studies. “We’ve identified at least 120 whales. That’s out … Continue reading WHALES: Opinion – Right Whale Congregation – Is It Really a Mystery?
The following was published in 2008. Fourteen years later it doesn’t seem like sail will take over from fuel consuming ships at sea!! According to the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder, a large ship … Continue reading ISSUES: Is the New Age of Sail Coming to Atlantica?
Everyone knows the Bay of Fundy … right? It is home to thousands of unusual and spectacular marine invertebrates as well as more beautiful birds than you can count and a dozen species of whales and seals including the endangered North … Continue reading ISSUES: Marine Protected Areas – Canada’s failure in the face of big business?
I’m in the process of scanning old documents and press clipping. This particular one appeared in the Telegraph Journal back in 2000, the same year I received the Visionary Award from the Gulf of Maine Council. I’ve read it through … Continue reading LOOKING BACK: 21 years have passed and the Bay of Fundy isn’t getting better…
Back in 2008 I ran a community non-profit with a mandate to promote a sustainable environment and community. But every time I am called an “environmentalist” I cringe. In 2008 a local newspaper was reporting on a bunch of protestors … Continue reading LOOKING BACK: Activists, Anarchists, Environmentalists and Whales
Will Nova Scotia become an island? The world’s leading climate scientists have warned there may be only a dozen years for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5 C, beyond which even half a degree will significantly … Continue reading ISSUES: SEA RISE IMPACTS AROUND THE BAY OF FUNDY – Tantramar – Will Nova Scotia become an island?
Anyone who has visited a true rain forest, whether in the Amazon, British Columbia, or Asia, must be struck by the dampness below the massive canopy of ancient trees, a canopy that holds and maintains water that is vital to … Continue reading ISSUES – How deforestation of the Amazon has led to issues that threaten our global future. Meanwhile here at home ….
The world’s leading climate scientists have warned there is only a dozen years for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5 C, beyond which even half a degree will significantly worsen the risks of drought, floods, … Continue reading ISSUES: SEA RISE IMPACTS AROUND THE SAINT JOHN AREA
This interesting chart from marinetraffic.com shows the densities of ships travelling in the area for the year 2013. With global trade growing annually, the emissions from gigantic ships that range from huge cruise ships to giant tankers is substantial both in terms … Continue reading ISSUE: Climate change and shipping–Unanswered questions
Another species of krill is a keystone here along our north Atlantic coast. And they too will be moving … but north … taking other important species like Right Whales along with them. Art MacKay ********************************************* Antarctic krill: Key … Continue reading CLIMATE CHANGE: Antarctic krill: Key food source moves south AND Northern krill are moving north
The Future? Fundy Tides has been posting articles about the potential impacts from sea level rise around the Bay of Fundy. Although there are some real worries like the Point Lepreau Nuclear Power Plant, for the most part we … Continue reading CLIMATE CHANGE: If the Warnings are True, Sea Level Rise in Boston will be Catastrophic!!
It was my pleasure on November 20th to attending the book launch for an astoundingly important book … “Letters from the Future“. Dozens of folks came to Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre in St. Andrews to review the book … Continue reading LOOKING FORWARD: Letters from the Future
With predictions that climate change will bring rising sea levels and more flooding, can properties along the St. Croix River Estuary be protected. This survey was conducted in early 2000 and includes photos of nearly all Canadian dwellings as they … Continue reading CLIMATE CHANGE – Can we protect properties on the International St. Croix Estuary?
The following 2013 report from Yale speaks to possible changes in the North Atlantic that are influencing the distribution of North Atlantic Right Whales. These changes continued in 2015 and beyond into 2021 with summer population shifts from the Bay … Continue reading WHALES: The Missing Whales – A Report that Came True!
PART 4 | OCTOBER 28, 2015 Invasive species exploit a warming Gulf of Maine, sometimes with destructive results BRUNSWICKS tory by Colin Woodard/ Staff Writer Photos by Gregory Rec/ Staff Photographer Compare intertidal flats in Brunswick’s Maquoit Bay in June … Continue reading CLIMATE CHANGE: Invasive species moving north, sometimes with destructive results
It seems we never stop. What will the impact of this be? Check this out … Click to access mainecoalitiontostopsmartmeters.org-this-amazing-animation-shows-57000-future-satellites-swarming-the-earth-in-the-next-9-years.pdf Continue reading PLAYING GOD? They are saying 57,000 satellites will be swarming the earth in 9 year!!
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