Climate scientists paint a grim picture of life on earth in just a few generations given the steady march of global warming. Melting ice caps, rising sea levels and dying tropical forests are a part of that scene. What can be done to slow things down or turn them around?
The impact of global warming on the Arctic poles is well documented and easy to see. But scientists are just now beginning to understand the impact of rising temperatures on tropical forests around the equator.
More than 850-thousand North Carolinians are estimated to either have no health insurance or to be under-insured. That is expected to change as of January 1st, when the main part of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, goes into effect. Plan outlines have already been released by health insurance companies so individuals can begin their research, and next month they can begin applying for the plan they prefer. Business Journal contributing writer