Every Tuesday we bring you issues that impact you as an outdoor loving woman. Whether it has to do with climate change or female empowerment, we scour the internet, including government bills, social media and local and national news, and deliver it to you – so you know.
1. The Bomb Cyclone and Nor’easters to come
A raging winter storm brought some beautiful snow to the Northeast, but it also brought devastating destruction. The ominously named weather phenomenon, Explosive cyclogenesis, is also known as a weather bomb, or in this case, dubbed by national news, the bomb cyclone.
In the wake of the storm, the entire East Coast experienced bizarre to dangerous weather in a matter of days and even hours. In Florida, near-frozen iguana’s fell from trees and some parts of the state saw snow for the first time in 28 years. In Boston, dozens of people’s cars were boxed in ice as waves crashed over seawalls, breaking the highest ever recorded tide since 1921.
Of the 219 #BillionDollarDisasters in the U.S. since 1980, Hurricane Harvey ranks 2nd, Hurricane Maria 3rd, and Hurricane Irma 5th most costly: https://t.co/xuEjg4JPDt #StateOfClimate pic.twitter.com/kTFfdOCjeW
— NOAA NCEI Climate (@NOAANCEIclimate) January 8, 2018
According to a study by three scientists with the Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences at North Carolina State University, rising coastal temperatures will and are increasing the strength of cyclonic storms. According to Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, a Democrat from Rhode Island, the 2017 Atlantic storm season produced 17 named storms and ten hurricanes. Senator Jim Inhofe, a Republican from Oklahoma, denied that there’s any substantial proof that climate change is negatively impacting the U.S. or the world.
Get ready: strong, damaging Nor’easters could become more commonplace.
2. The Golden Globes take a swing at sexual harassment
Who runs the world? Girls. Or at least they ran the globe at the 75th Golden Globes Sunday night. This was the first major award show since news of Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual harassment opened the floodgates in Hollywood and across the world. The women of the Me Too movement won Time’s ‘Person of the year’ against other nominees like President Donald Trump, a man caught on tape sexually harassing a woman of Hollywood.
For the Golden Globes, the Hollywood elite wore all black in solidarity with victims, both male and female. A conversation that needs both men and women involved, Seth Meyers opened the shabang off with a bang. His final line?
“It’s clear that everyone in this room worked hard to get here, but it’s clear now that the women had to work even harder.”
While Meyers made us laugh, Oprah, was the one who really said it all. If you haven’t yet, listen to her speech. May it empower you.
3. New Year’s Resolutions – A Good Reason to Keep Them
It’s not all doom and gloom. Now that you, hopefully, feel inspired in a way only Oprah can, let’s talk about a really good reason to keep your 2018 fitness goal. How about a race in a National Park? Vacation Races is introducing series after series of races in places like the Grand Canyon to Mount Rushmore. At a time where public lands are at stake and entrance fees to National Parks are being hiked, this is a way to get out there and show your support. You can even race with Team Sierra, and help a cause fighting for our land, sea and animals.