Category: Climate change

Five Key Facts About Climate Change | Residenc…

Five Key Facts About Climate Change | Residence on Earth

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Temperature in the northern hemisphere since the year 1000.(LEFT)

Human beings have made huge progress in our material well-being during the last century. Since 1900 we have eradicated infectious diseases that used to kill millions of infants and young children; far fewer people die from wars and starvation, and thanks to medical and technological advances, we are…

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Sustainable Agricultural Transition – Energy, …

Sustainable Agricultural Transition – Energy, Environment & Society

As our world wrestles with the impacts of climate change and the challenge of living sustainably and justly on this earth, agriculture will remain one of the most important questions we must address. Our current ‘industrial agriculture” is characterized by monocultures, international food trade, and environmentally and socially detrimental practices. For this reason, many believe it is time to…

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Australians can’t agree on how to save the Gre…

Australians can’t agree on how to save the Great Barrier Reef and it’s getting ugly – FY Society

recent study showed how vulnerable Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is to climate change, but the question of what to do about it is far from settled. Australians have yet to agree on how to balance a long-term strategy to save the reef against the short-term needs of an economy that relies on tourism — and fossil fuels.

A full third of the corals that make up the Great Barrier Reef were damaged…

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Designing for Climate Change | Eco Thrifty Liv…

Designing for Climate Change | Eco Thrifty Living

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Above all else, we design our farm for climate change. Primarily this means drought-proofing and flood-proofing simultaneously. While we employ many strategies along these lines, here is one that is very straight-forward.

In June, 2015 Whanganui experienced an extreme rain event that caused slips and erosion on our farm. In one area approximately 30 cubic metres of stream bank…

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UK Firm Managing $1.2 Trillion in Assets to No…

UK Firm Managing $1.2 Trillion in Assets to No Longer Invest in Companies With “Bad Record” on Climate Change | Enlighten Abyss

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It’s a needed step similar to having the banks stopping their funding of oil pipelines. The rationale of the fund manager saying “money talks” is interesting.

Legal and General, which oversees more than $1.2 trillion in assets, said it would punish companies with a bad record on climate change and strip them of their funding.

Helena Morrissey, head of personal investing, said…

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The Treetalker – a bit of the latest news abou…

The Treetalker – a bit of the latest news about global warming and the oceans | news from (and about) the trees

By 67MERRILL This week, at my website, 4 articles from the Washington Post’s Climate and Environment newsletter, a new “Focus on” the Sweetgum tree, and a blog post about patience (since I have so little  .) If you want to read any of the entire articles, visit my websiteand you’ll find my summaries and links to the original articles. The news articles are: (Levke Caesar/Potsdam Institute for…

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Climate-friendly burgers: fact or fiction? | G…

Climate-friendly burgers: fact or fiction? | Grist

By Nathanael Johnson Beef cattle graze near Pagosa Springs, Colorado.    Robert Alexander/Getty Images (Left) Here’s a crazy idea: What if your love of steak wasn’t a massive environmental problem but part of a solution instead? What if we could suck carbon out of the air and save the world simply by eating beef? A new study suggests that all this is possible, but it comes with a whopper of a…

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Portugal generated 100% of its energy from ren…

Portugal generated 100% of its energy from renewable sources in March — Quartz

Portugal’s renewable electricity production exceeded monthly consumption for what is likely the first time, in March, according to the nation’s transmission system operator, REN.The average renewable generation for the month exceeded 103% of consumption, beating out the last record (99.2%), set in 2014. It almost certainly won’t be the last time. The country is predicting that renewables will…

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Nobody knows what climate change will do to th…

Nobody knows what climate change will do to the world’s crops – Scientific Inquirer

There’s still a lot we don’t know about the vulnerability of our agriculture to climate change. This is according to a recent doctoral thesis from Linköping University.

Satellite observations show sea levels rising,…

Satellite observations show sea levels rising, and climate change is accelerating it | nereida.org – an educational approach to healthy oceans

by Michelle Mech Sea level rise is happening now, and the rate at which it is rising is increasing every year, according to a recently released study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Researchers, led by University of Colorado-Boulder professor of aerospace engineering sciences Steve Nerem, used satellite data dating to 1993 to observe the levels of the world’s oceans. Using…

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