about the blog

Here, I write about biology, mental health, religion, and feminism. This blog is also a portfolio of my art, poetry, fiction, and projects including my posts about climate change in the state of Maine. Ms. Fire. Blog is also the place where I reflect.

Why “Ms. Fire” ?

Though I am married, I like to use the “Ms.” title because I do not describe myself as my husband’s wife. The last name “fire” was a random last name I came up with. It was associated with with an email I used for my Kindle Fire my mom gave to me. Hence the word “Fire” in the email. It wasn’t until I started using Aurelia Fire for blogging, that I realized that readers may see it weird that I use “Fire” as my blog name and (fake) last name since I survived a house fire.

This website is about climate change in the state of Maine.

In Maine, we rely on the environment for our livelihood. It is our mission to show the changes in temperature and weather, and these effects on Maine’s land and economy so we can all change. 

What is climate change?

The Earth gives off a natural gas such as methane or carbon dioxide to keep it a good temperature for life. These gases help the Earth stay at a good temperature. 

“Part of what makes Earth so amenable is the naturally-arising greenhouse effect, which keeps the planet at a friendly 15 °C (59 °F) on average,” wrote NASA, 2018. 

We also produce these natural gases such as methane and carbon dioxide, which also gets trapped in the Earth’s atmosphere and warm the earth, according to NASA.

“The level of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere has been rising consistently for decades and traps extra heat near the surface of the Earth, causing temperatures to rise,” wrote NASA. 

What does this mean for Maine?

Because the temperature is changing, the cod and lobster market in Maine has changed.

Because the Earth is warming, the polar ice caps are depleting making the ocean rise, according to NASA. 

What does this mean for Maine?

Since the sea level is rising, Maine’s beaches, marshes, and other land close by the sea are in danger of erosion