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Thursday, 14 December 2017

Want to avert the apocalypse? Take lessons from Costa Rica

quote [ Chasing economic growth gains us nothing but global warming. We should follow the lead of tiny Costa Rica, where life expectancy is soaring ]

I'd love to visit Costa Rica one day, been some time since I've gotten out of the States.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2]
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Thursday, 7 December 2017

China's Crazy Plan to Keep Sand From Swallowing the World

quote [ Can a ?Green Great Wall? stave off environmental disaster?

By 2050, the government intends to plant 88 million acres of forests in a belt nearly 3,000 miles long and up to 900 miles wide in places. The project has global relevance. According to the United Nations, desertification directly affects more than 250 million people across the world.
...
China?s sylvan crusade is one of the most ambitious tests to date of whether humankind can geoengineer its way out of a major environmental problem. ]

I admire the scale of this attempt to fight desertification, but it seems kind of a brute force effort.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+4 Interesting]
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Southern California SE'ers - How are you all holding out?

quote [ Emergency crews in the Los Angeles area were contending with brisk winds, steep terrain and fatigue from days of relentless work. ]

It's hot and fucked up here with some insane wind gusts. Couple that with a whole lot of rain last year, and zero-zip-nada rain this year and the whole southern part of the state is dry and crispy.

Stay safe - and don't be one of those idiots I have been seeing on the news reports watering down a bank with a garden hose as a 30 foot wall of flame approaches them.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+4 Underrated]
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Monday, 4 December 2017

Moody's Warns Cities to Address Climate Risks or Face Downgrades

quote [ Coastal communities from Maine to California have been put on notice from one of the top credit rating agencies: Start preparing for climate change or risk losing access to cheap credit. ]

Reality doesn't care if you believe in it.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+4 Good]
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Thursday, 30 November 2017

The Complicated Legacy Of A Panda Who Was Really Good At Sex

quote [ Today, there are 520 pandas living in research centers and zoos, mostly in China. Chinese officials say more than 130 of them are descendants of Pan Pan. ]

Saving the species with captivity.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+3]
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Monday, 27 November 2017

Carbon Negative (Short Documentary)

quote [ The history of our planet is written in carbon. But we are quickly hitting a hard ceiling of bearable CO2 levels in our atmosphere. ]

This is the climate change short doc I was assistant producer on earlier this year. Highlights one scientist's work and the machine she's built to combat excessive carbon emissions. Narrated by the silky sweet voice of Peter Coyote.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+4 Interesting]
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Friday, 17 November 2017

More Than 200,000 Gallons Of Oil Have Spilled From The Keystone Pipeline

quote [ The large leak was discovered Thursday in South Dakota, prompting crews to shut down the pipeline. ]

Sooner or later there won't be none around
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+6 Sad]
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Thursday, 16 November 2017

The three-degree world: cities that will be drowned by global warming

quote [ The UN is warning that we are now on course for 3C of global warming. This will ultimately redraw the map of the world ]


It would seem avoiding the 2C shift is now out of the question.

Just 100 companies responsible for 71% of global emissions, study says

Pacific Ocean ?blob? appears to take toll on Alaska cod

Southern California smog worsens for second straight year despite reduced emissions
[NSFW] [environment & nature] [+6 Interesting]
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Here let me rub your nose in it.

quote [ Macron: France will cover US share of funding for UN's climate science panel ]

This on the heels of that self admiration session this afternoon is...painful.

[SFW] [environment & nature] [+5 Funny]
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Monday, 6 November 2017

The Earth's Shrinking Ozone Hole

quote [ The largest the hole became this year was about 7.6 million square miles wide, about two and a half times the size of the United States, in September. But it was still 1.3 million square miles smaller than last year, scientists said, and has shrunk more since September.

Warmer-than-usual weather conditions in the stratosphere are to thank for the shrinkage since 2016, as the warmer air helped fend off chemicals like chlorine and bromine that eat away at the ozone layer, scientists said. But the hole's overall reduction can be traced to global efforts since the mid-1980s to ban the emission of ozone-depleting chemicals. ]

Some rare good news on the environment.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+4 Good]
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