Climate change and biodiversity should be top headline news (David Suzuki)
We’re Not the Class of 2019. We’re the Class of 0000.
Deliver a plan for zero emissions—or get zero of our votes.
Coops, community, and agroforestry: Q&A with coffee entrepreneur Dean Cycon
If you’re older than 27 you’ve lived through 50% of humanity’s fossil fuel emissions (carbon concentration being reallocated into atmosphere and oceans mainly),
of all time
What if reporters covered the climate crisis like Edward R. Murrow covered the start of World War II?
by Bill Moyers (link to video included)
End fossil fuel subsidies, and stop using taxpayers’ money to destroy the world: Guterres
US is hotbed of climate change denial, major global survey finds
Exclusive: Out of 23 big countries, only Saudi Arabia and Indonesia
had higher proportion of doubters
Where the forest has no name
North America’s temperate rainforest extends some 2,500 miles from California to the Gulf of Alaska, providing important habitat for many species and playing a big role in global carbon sequestration.
However, despite its uniqueness, there is no officially recognized name for the whole of the forest.
Rain Forests of Home Atlas
The governments of 187 countries have agreed to control the movement of plastic waste between national borders, in an effort to curb the world’s plastic crisis — but the United States was not among them.
Rodale Institute Approved
We’re partnering with select brands to create “Rodale Institute Approved” products
that support regenerative organic agriculture.
From chicken to tomatoes, here’s why American food is hurting you.
The recent news about glyphosate and cancer only highlights
a broader problem with our system:
our obsession with killing the natural world is poisoning us.
‘Now I Am Speaking to the Whole World.’ How Teen Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Got Everyone to Listen
“Can you hear me?” Greta Thunberg asks the 150 members and advisers in
the U.K. Houses of Parliament. She taps the microphone as if to check if
it’s on, but the gesture is meant as a rebuke; she’s asking if they’re
listening. She asks again later in her speech. “Did you hear what I just
said? Is my English O.K.? Is my microphone on? Because I’m beginning to
wonder.” There is laughter, but it’s unclear if it’s amused or awkward.
From Greta Thunberg to Parkland: Young Activists and the Right-Wing Smear Industry
These attacks have become an industry supposedly rooted in a worldview that
worships rights and individual freedoms, but, in actual fact, is rooted
in a hatred of activism, principle, and dedication.
How eminent domain is blighting farmers in path of gas pipeline
Compulsory purchase – or the threat of it – of property on the route of a pipeline
for fracked natural gas has left a slew of grievances and lawsuits in West Virginia and Virginia
‘The Art Of Food’ By Rick Bennett
Banned bread: why does the US allow additives that Europe says are unsafe?
China, Brazil and members of the EU have weighed the potential risks and outlawed chemicals found in US loaves.
As Jeff Creque, agricultural director at the Carbon Cycle Institute,
which promotes carbon-focused agriculture, said the state should
instead be aiming to engage 3% of its agricultural land annually, so
that by 2050 all of the state’s 25 million acres of agricultural land
becomes a net carbon sink — that’s the kind of commitment needed to meet
the state’s decarbonization goals.
Frances Arnold Turns Microbes Into Living Factories Instead of synthesizing new biochemicals from scratch, the Nobel Prize-winning chemist puts nature to the task — with astonishing results.
Scientists around the world are working to turn agricultural waste into food, packaging and more
MIGRATION, AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT THE STATE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE( FAO)
IPBES Global Assessment Summary for Policymakers (PDF)
Summary for policymakers of the global assessment report on
biodiversity and ecosystem services of the Intergovernmental
Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
Ten per cent of the oxygen we breathe comes from just one kind of bacteria in the ocean.
Now laboratory tests have shown that these bacteria are susceptible to plastic pollution, according to a new study
Researchers develop viable, environmentally-friendly alternative to Styrofoam™.
For the first time, the researchers report, the plant-based material
surpassed the insulation capabilities of Styrofoam™ (PS #6). It is also very
lightweight and can support up to 200 times its weight without changing
shape. (“It degrades well, and burning it doesn’t produce polluting ash.”. . .hmmm)
Plastics For Change
Changing Lives Through Recycling
Climate Denying Trump Administration Rebrands Burning Fossil Fuels
Sperm counts are on the decline – could plastics be to blame?
Research suggests that sperm counts have dropped by half in the last 50 years or so
and that a higher percentage are poor swimmers.
A recent study that tested both men and dogs added to concerns
that chemicals in the environment are damaging the quality and quantity of sperm.
Chemicals in water and soda bottles and cans.
Though its health effects are still debated, the EPA says it is concerned about bisphenol (such as BPA) because ‘it is a reproductive, developmental and systemic toxicant’
Are ExxonMobil Executives the most evil people in the 200K-yr-long History of Humanity?
Internal ExxonMobil documents show that the company’s scientists predicted in 1982 that by 2020, parts per million of carbon dioxide in earth’s atmosphere would reach 410-420
ppm. For the first time this spring ppm of CO2 exceeded 415.
The 1982 memo says in part,
“Considerable uncertainty also surrounds the possible impact on
society of such a warming trend, should it occur. At the low end of the
predicted temperature range there could be some impact on agricultural
growth and rainfall patterns which could be beneficial in some regions
and detrimental in others.”
“At the high end, some scientists suggest there could be considerable
adverse impact including the flooding of some coastal land masses as a
result of a rise in sea level due to melting of the Antarctic ice
Reminder: Climate Change Was No Accident
As far back as 1982, fossil fuel executives knew they were trading a few decades of profits for the entire future of the planet.
Exxon predicted in 1982 exactly how high global carbon emissions would be
today | The company expected that, by 2020, carbon dioxide in the
atmosphere would reach roughly 400-420 ppm. This month’s measurement of
415 ppm is right within the expected curve Exxon projected
World’s Richest Man Jeff Bezos Hides Backstage as Amazon Workers Demand ‘Bold, Rapid’ Climate Action
“How will we tell our children that we knew we had such a small window to
act decisively, but instead we helped Shell, BP, and others find and
extract oil more quickly?”
Anthropocene now: influential panel votes to recognize Earth’s new epoch.
‘Atomic Age’ would mark the start of the current geologic time unit, if proposal receives final approval.
The Rockefeller Foundation shuttered its “100 Resilient Cities” plan, calling into question the reliance on philanthropy to bolster climate resilience.
The Folly of Climate Change Philanthropy:
Corporate largesse won’t save cities from global warming —
especially when it comes from the industry that helped cause the predicament.
What Would It Mean to Deeply Accept That We’re in Planetary Crisis?
Perfluoroalkyl Acid Characterization in U.S. Municipal Organic Solid Waste Composts
Here’s How the Oil Industry Plans to Solve Climate Change<