Modern-day Cassandras have been sounding alarms about the risks of nuclear power for years, and those warnings, like Cassandra's, have fallen on deaf ears. Too often it takes a catastrophe to wake people up from their indifference.
When Kellogg's announced that it is moving to limit the deforestation caused by the palm oil it uses to make Girl Scout cookies, it represented an enormous achievement for two 15-year-old girls from Michigan.
Hey, it's winter, snow happens, and a cold snap doesn't prove anything one way or another. At least, don't shy away from telling people it's winter. You just might need to remind them when winter comes next year.
Climate change is messing with mammals. Among other things, it is shifting their geographical ranges, changing their behavior (or, as scientists call it, their phenology), and causing disruptions up and down the food chain.