Preventing hyperbole in climate discussions.

While the rate of occurrence of extreme weather events continue to rise with climate change, not all extreme weather events are attributed to climate change.  Using remote sensing technology, scientists can explain the difference. In 2015, Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), the then-chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee brought a snowball to the Senate…

Should we be eating microplastic?

Microplastics are present in the air, water, and soil, and they infiltrate the food we eat every day.   However, the health impacts of inadvertently consuming plastic are still largely unknown. This paper explores two questions: First, where is microplastic present in food and water supplies.  Second, what studies have linked health concerns and the microplastics…