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The melting of Canada's glaciers is irreversible - environment

The melting of Canada's glaciers is irreversible - environment | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

March 8, 2013 - New Scientist

By 2100, a fifth of the world's third-largest ice sheet will be gone – and the world's oceans will be 3. 5 centimetres higher

 

See Canada's glaciers while you still can. Their melting is irreversible, according to projections based on real-world data and validated by satellite images. By the end of the century, a fifth of the Canadian ice sheet – the world's third largest – could be gone for good, raising average global sea levels by 3.5 centimetres. If the whole ice sheet melts, it would raise the global sea level by about 20 centimetres, a fraction of the 70 and 7 metre rises expected respectively if Antarctica and Greenland each shed all their ice... http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23254-the-melting-of-canadas-glaciers-is-irreversible.html

 

Shrinking ice worries Great Lakes scientists USA TODAY VIDEO REPORT http://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2013/03/07/great-lakes-ice/1970939/

 

 

Talking to the UN Security Council about Climate Change February 15, 2013 - http://blogs.worldbank.org/voices/Talking-UN-Security-Council-about-Climate-Change?cid=EXT_TWBN_D_EXT

 

 

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300 Years of FOSSIL FUELS in 300 Seconds



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“NO ONE ON THIS PLANET WILL REMAIN UNTOUCHED BY CLIMATE CHANGE"


OIL WARS : CHECK MATE: OIL IN NEW ERA AS OPEC REFUSES TO YIELD TO U.S. SHALE FRACKING http://sco.lt/7L1Kfh



Statesman Journal, November 22, 2014
CONNECTING THE DOTS:  EXTREME CLIMATE CHANGE AND CONFLICT
http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/opinion/columnists/dick-hughes/2014/11/22/connecting-dots-extreme-climate-change-conflict/19418355/


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                                                       WATCH

                                       Post Carbon Institute

                    300 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUELS IN 300 SECONDS

              WINNER OF YOUTUBE'S BEST NONPROFIT VIDEO AWARD!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJ-J91SwP8w&feature=youtu.be


Fossil fuels have powered human growth and ingenuity for centuries. Now that we're reaching the end of cheap and abundant oil and coal supplies, we're in for an exciting ride. While there's a real risk that we'll fall off a cliff, there's still time to control our transition to a post-carbon future.
A deeper analysis of the crises we face, and possible solutions we can work on right now can be had HERE: http://j.mp/PCReader


                                                     WATCH

                           National Geographic, November 18, 2014
STUNNING NASA VISUALIZATION REVEAL HOW CARBON DIOXIDE FLOWS AROUND THE WORLD http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/11/141118-nasa-video-carbon-dioxide-global-warming-climate-environment/



World Resources Institute, May 21, 2014
THE HISTORY OF CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS
http://www.wri.org/blog/2014/05/history-carbon-dioxide-emissions

 

 28 March, 2013 - EcoWatch
 ▶  FOSSIL FUEL SUBSIDIES: A GLOBAL SCANDAL - http://ecowatch.com/2013/fossil-fuel-subsidies-a-global-scandal/


                                                         WATCH

                                                      PBS Nature
          As The Ice Melts a Remarkable Story Is Unfolding in The Arctic. 

                                 One That as Never Been told Before
                        "INVASION OF THE KILLER WHALES" (ORCAS)

            http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/invasion-killer-whales/11179/


Guardian Sustainable Business, November 07, 2014
▶   YOUR BRAIN ON CLIMATE CHANGE: WHY THE THREAT PRODUCES APATHY, NOT ACTION  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/nov/10/brain-climate-change-science-psychology-environment-elections


                                                    VIDEO 56:44
                                          "THE NEXT FRONTIER:  
                      ENGINEERING THE GOLDEN AGE OF GREEN"
This entertaining one-hour documentary takes the viewer around the world in search of technologies and policies that will address the serious problem of excessive carbon dioxide emissions and our dangerous dependence on foreign oil.  It features interviews with some of the top energy and economic experts along with educators and high-level government officials, all striving to develop clean energy solutions and alternatives to burning fossil fuels.
                                http://www.thenextfrontiermovie.com/



                                                      WATCH

                                            "WHAT'S POSSIBLE"

       The Three-Minute Film Shown at The U.N. Climate Summit Opening.

http://www.takepart.com/video/2014/09/17/whats-possible-un-climate-summit-opening-film



                                                       VIDEO
THEY TOOK A CAMERA TO A REMOTE AREA IN GREENLAND, AND WHAT THEY RECORDED IS SIMPLY TERRIFYING

                     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC3VTgIPoGU



▶  HOW RIGGED IS THE FOSSIL FUEL MARKET? UNEARTHING THE TRUE COST OF FOSSIL FUELS http://sco.lt/97hfX7


-From: @Pavan Sukhdev to @pdjmoo via TWITTER

▶ IT'S TOO LATE FOR MARKET SOLUTIONS.  NEED GLOBAL AGITATION -- NOW -- FOR TAXING FOSSIL FUEL HEAVILY, BANNING THEM BY 2020.

Pavan Sukhdev, Founder-CEO, GIST Advisory. Author- Corporation 2020. Study Leader for UNEP's The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB).  Biography: http://www.unep.org/greeneconomy/AboutGEI/WhoisGEI/BiographyPavanSukhdev/tabid/56208/Default.aspx


WATCH TRAILER
'PUMP'

               The Film Setting Out to 'Change Your Attitude About Fuel Forever'
Directed by Joshua Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell, and narrated by Jason Bateman, the film “tells the story of America's addiction to oil, from its corporate conspiracy beginnings to its current monopoly today, and explains clearly and simply how we can end it — and finally win choice at the pump.” http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/marketing_comms/sustainable_brands/pump_setting_out_change_your_attitude_about_fuel_f



                                                        WATCH
                 63 YEARS OF GLOBAL WARMING IN 14 SECONDS
                  From NASA's Goddard Institute For Space Studies
http://www.climatecentral.org/news/watch-63-years-of-global-warming-in-14-seconds-17012


HGN October 16, 2013
 ▶ CLIMATE CHANGE TO UNDERMINE EVERY CORNER OF GLOBAL OCEANS BY 2100 http://www.hngn.com/articles/15007/20131016/climate-change-undermine-corner-global-oceans-2100.htm?utm_source=zergnet.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=zergnet_102949

 

 Carbon Brief, July 18, 2014
 ▶ NEW MEGA-MAP DETAILS ALL THE WAYS CLIMATE CHANGE WILL AFFECT OUR EVERY DAY LIVES http://www.carbonbrief.org/blog/2014/07/new-mega-map-details-all-the-ways-climate-change-will-affect-our-everyday-lives/


Grist, July 14, 2014
THANKS TO THE FRACKING BOOM, WE'RE WASTING MORE MONEY THAN EVER ON FOSSIL FUEL SUBSIDIES... making society bear the brunt of the local pollution and climate change caused by fossil fuel extraction, transport, and burning. the federal government continues to lose lots of money by selling fossil fuel extraction rights on public lands for less than they are worth, as the Government Accountability Office has reported. Here again, more extraction means more lost government revenue. This is true for coal as well as oil and gas. In Wyoming and Montana’s Powder River Basin, where coal mining is booming, Oil Change notes that below-market lease rates are costing the Treasury $1 billion per year. http://grist.org/climate-energy/thanks-to-the-fracking-boom-were-wasting-more-money-than-ever-on-fossil-fuel-subsidies/

 

                                                   WATCH

                  HUMANITY'S DESTRUCTION OF EARTH'S CLIMATE

                                   -- IN NINETY SECONDS

                                        http://sco.lt/5FjShF



  -▶ SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/72Hsf3



                                            THE ONLY WAY OUT:

              CHINA TO PRIORITIZE ENVIRONMENT OVER ECONOMY &

                              DEVELOPMENT IN REVISED LAW

                                              http://sco.lt/51P1sH


 

                    OBAMA'S "ALL OF THE ABOVE" DRILL, BABY, DRILL:

             FRACKING, TARSANDS OIL, NUCLEAR... MAY KILL US ALL 

                                            http://sco.lt/7p2tEX

 

                      COAL BURNING EXACTS A LETHAL PRICE 

                                       http://sco.lt/8wLmKX


                    PRICING CARBON, CARBON STORAGE, OFFSETS

               Failed Strategies That Won't Save The Climate or Planet

                                       http://sco.lt/7UBKIj



 ARCTIC RELEASING VAST AMOUNTS OF ENORMOUS METHANE PLUMES DIRECTLY INTO EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE http://sco.lt/61P213


                          FRACKING OURSELVES INTO OBLIVION

                     THE SHALE GAS 'FRACKING' REVOLUTION -

                                  AN ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE 

                                                http://sco.lt/8qklOr


                                                      --- WATCH ---

               "THE DIRTY TRUTH" TAR SANDS OIL EXTRACTION -

                                 THE DIRTIEST OIL ON EARTH

                                        http://sco.lt/6OpdeT


                                             

                            THE DARK SIDE OF BIOENERGY, BIOFUELS

                        Research Suggests Biofuels Will Cost The Earth

                                            http://sco.lt/7CkypN

 

                            SOLAR ON A ROLL :  TAKES OFF WORLDWIDE

                                              http://sco.lt/7T2vmT



                                  THE COMING LEGAL RECKONING

                                       Guardian, December 29, 2013

IT WON'T BE LONG BEFORE THE VICTIMS OF CLIMATE CHANGE MAKE THE WEST PAY http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/29/poorer-countries-climate-change-case



  -▶ INDUSTRIAL CIVILIZATION HEADED FOR 'IRREVERSIBLE COLLAPSE'.  UN NASA-FUNDED STUDY http://sco.lt/68UVMn



                                               ENOUGHNESS

              WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                                http://sco.lt/6EFbPt




WOMEN'S KNOWLEDGE:  THREE REASONS WE WON'T SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE WITHOUT IT http://sco.lt/83NaQj


Climate Progress, May 21, 2014
POPE FRANCIS ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE:  IF WE DESTROY CREATION, CREATION WILL DESTROY US" http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/05/21/3440075/pope-francis-if-we-destroy-creation-creation-will-destroy-us/


▶  THICH NHAT HANH: MAYBE IN 100 YEARS THERE WILL BE NO MORE HUMANS ON THE PLANET http://sco.lt/75L9hx

 


Yale Environment 360, July 02, 2014

2047 : WHERE WILL EARTH HEAD AFTER ITS 'CLIMATE DEPARTURE'? The term “climate departure” has an odd ring, but its meaning is relatively straightforward. It marks the point at which the earth’s climate begins to cease resembling what has come before and moves into a new state, one where heat records are routinely shattered and what once was considered extreme will become the norm. http://e360.yale.edu/feature/interview_camilo_mora_where_will_earth_head_after_its_climate_departure/2783/


Common Dreams, March 21, 2014

FOSSIL FUEL GIANTS GUZZLING WORLD'S WATER AS POOR GO THIRSTY http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/03/21-2



                                                    WATCH
HEIRS OF BILLIONAIRE OIL TYCOON JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER JOIN GROWING FOSSIL FUEL DIVESTMENT MOVEMENT

http://www.democracynow.org/2014/9/22/heirs_of_billionaire_oil_tycoon_john


 


  -▶  ARCTIC OCEAN 'ACIDIFYING RAPIDLY' - HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS - ARCTIC COULD BE ICE FREE IN TWO YEARS  http://sco.lt/7uKXnV

 

 -▶ GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/8bjv73

 

 

▶  WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS  http://sco.lt/74mbHF

 

                                   EXTRAORDINARY TED TALK VIDEO

                                                WHAT WE ARE LOSING

                                                     Paul Nicklen

               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra-lxoAUP5c




▶ MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, MASS EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING AND OUR MELTING WORLD http://sco.lt/7KDmGv


                             THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM.

      DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH

                                            http://sco.lt/5nT3OT



 

▶  "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - IPCC REPORT, UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/7C0zyb

 

May 10, 2013

 ▶  WORLD HITS 400 PPM C02 MILESTONE - HIGHEST IN 50 MILLION YEARS http://sco.lt/7yyCx

 


 

                    IS THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US? 

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

 ▶  TERRACIDE: THE BIGGEST CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE IN HISTORY: DESTROYING THE PLANET FOR RECORD PROFITS http://sco.lt/7gxiG9


 

                                                  GREAT VIDEO

                                                      WATCH

                                   HOPE IN A CHANGING CLIMATE:

         RESTORING THE EARTH--  IN RWANDA, ETHIOPIA AND CHINA http://news.linktv.org/videos/hope-in-a-changing-climate-restoring-the-earth


 

                             CLIMATE KIDS: NASA's Eyes On Earth

                                      http://climatekids.nasa.gov/

Great resource For all the parents out there who want to teach their kids about climate change


 

                                                      WATCH

              CLIMATE CHANGE - A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION

SECRETARY KERRY DELIVERS POWER REMARKS ON CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/8JvN3Z

 

 

pdjmoo's insight:


                                   FOLLOW MY SCOOPITs

 

 

▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health


▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet


▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life


▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us


▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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Samantha Fuller's curator insight, October 2, 2013 1:03 PM

This videos main point is fossil fuel, but all the things we are using fossil fuels for are growing into climate change problems. The whole world is dependent on fossil fuels. Try to think of one thing that wasn't made using fossil fuels or doesn't use fossil fuels. All these new inventions we have are still running on fossil fuels. The manufactors are adding to much co2 in the air causing tempertures to rise. What we need to do is learn to live without fossil fuels. Changing our energy sourse will change our whole economy. 

Forest of Peace's curator insight, December 20, 2013 8:03 PM

Green Gateway for next generation with a #Bamboo #Maze as a# Nature-trail #EDUCATION Its your shoot! http://ow.ly/rSdPd @O2Zonia plus a #Net-Zero-emission-all-in-resort, only by @forestofPeace

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OIL WARS : Check Mate. Oil in New Era as OPEC Refuses to Yield to U.S. Shale Fracking

OIL WARS : Check Mate. Oil in New Era as OPEC Refuses to Yield to U.S. Shale Fracking | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it



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                    300 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUELS IN 300 SECONDS

                                            http://sco.lt/7lDG6b


Energy Voice, November 27, 2014
-▶ OIL IN NEW ERA AS OPEC REFUSES TO YIELD TO US SHALE https://www.energyvoice.com/marketinfo/69704/oil-new-era-opec-refuses-yield-us-shale/



The National Business, December 25, 2014
-▶ SAUDI ARABIA'S FISCAL DEFICIT TO WIDEN : “We have the ability to endure low oil prices over the medium term” http://www.thenational.ae/business/economy/saudi-arabias-fiscal-deficit-to-widen



France 24, 2014


-▶ OPEC TO KEEP OIL OUTPUT UNCHANGED DESPITE LOW PRICES. Analysts say that by opposing an output cut, Saudi Arabia appears to be hoping to drive prices below the level at which shale oil production is economical. That, in theory, would force shale producers – particularly in the U.S. – to cut back, re-establishing OPEC’s dominance of the energy market. http://www.france24.com/en/20141127-opec-keeps-oil-output-unchanged-despite-low-prices/


The National UAE, November 27, 2014

-▶ OPEC MINISTERS OPT FOR STATUS QUO AS OIL PRICES SLIDE.  “It is increasingly clear that we have begun a new chapter in the history of the oil markets,” the IEA concluded. “Economic development no longer spurs oil demand growth as it once did.”

                                                CHECK MATE

The UAE’s Minister of Energy, Suhail Al Mazrouei, echoed other ministers in saying that it was not Opec producers who were primarily responsible for the world’s oil glut, referring particularly to surging North American production....Meanwhile, oil production from North America — especially from unconventional sources, including so-called shale oil — has surged over the last few years, helped by relatively high oil prices. That has pushed the need for imported oil by the US to its lowest level in more than four decades and meant tougher competition for oil producers to find buyers... http://www.thenational.ae/business/energy/opec-ministers-opt-for-status-quo-as-oil-prices-slide



Center for American Progress, December 22, 2014
-▶ FOSSIL-FUEL INDUSTRY SPENT BIG TO SET ANTI-ENVIRONMENT AGENDA FOR THE NEXT U.S. CONGRESS : A legislative rider that was quietly attached to a major defense funding bill earlier this month marked a watershed change in the political fortunes of the coal, oil, and gas industries and their return to power in Washington, D.C. The rider—which turns the Bull Mountains in Montana over to a Koch-connected, Houston-based company to be strip mined for coal—is the fossil-fuel industry’s first major payoff from a three-quarters-of-a-billion-dollar investment to secure Republican control of Congress and to set the stage for a pro-coal, pro-drilling, and anti-environment agenda in 2015


https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/news/2014/12/22/103667/the-fossil-fuel-industry-spent-big-to-set-the-anti-environment-agenda-of-the-next-congress/


The Hill, December 08, 2014
-▶ FOSSIL FUEL LOBBYISTS TAKE AIM AT ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS -- EMBOLDENED BY GOP CONTROL OF CONGRESS

http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/226286-fossil-fuel-lobbyists-take-aim-at-environmental-regs


Sustainable Business, May 14, 2014
-▶ A RETURN OF 5800% THAT'S WHAT THE FOSSIL FUEL LOBBY GETS http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/25711


Bloomberg, December 24, 2014
-▶ OIL DRILLERS ARE UNDER PRESSURE TO SCRAP RIGS TO COPE WITH DOWNTURN http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-23/oil-drillers-under-pressure-to-scrap-rigs-to-cope-with-downturn.html

Naked Capitalism, December 21, 2014
-▶ DRILLING OUR WAY INTO OBLIVION - SHALE GAS (FRACKING) AND BIG OIL  http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2014/12/drilling-way-oblivion.html


Reuters, December 02, 2014
-▶ AT CLIMATE TALKS, UN CALLS FOSSIL FUELS 'HIGH RISK' INVESTMENT. Falling oil prices show the "high risk" of fossil fuel investments compared with renewable energies, the U.N.'s climate chief said on Monday at the start of 190-nation talks on a deal to slow global warming. Christiana Figueres, head of the U.N.'s Climate Change Secretariat, dismissed suggestions that a tumble in the price of oil to a five-year low on Monday could brake hopes for a shift to renewable energies as a cornerstone of the climate deal.  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/02/us-climatechange-lima-idUSKCN0JF37320141202


Grist, December 12, 2014
-▶ FOSSIL FUEL COMPANIES GROW NERVOUS AS DIVESTMENT MOVEMENT GROWS STRONGER http://grist.org/climate-energy/fossil-fuel-companies-grow-nervous-as-divestment-movement-grows-stronger/


Guardian, December 21, 2014

-▶ THE GUARDIAN VIEW ON FALLING OIL PRICES : A MIXED BLESSING

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/21/guardian-view-falling-oil-prices-mixed-blessing


Washington Post, December 07, 2014
-▶ FOSSIL-FUEL LOBBYISTS, BOLSTERED BY U.S. GOP WINS, WORK TO CURB ENVIRONMENTAL RULES  http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/fossil-fuel-lobbyists-bolstered-by-gop-wins-work-to-curb-environmental-rules/2014/12/07/3ef05bc0-79b9-11e4-9a27-6fdbc612bff8_story.html


Renew Economy, December 03, 2014

BIG OIL AIMS TO KILL CLEAN ENERGY TARGET IN WESTERN US STATES. A major new petroleum industry campaign is afoot to shoot down clean energy regulations in all three West Coast states http://reneweconomy.com.au/2014/big-oil-aims-kill-clean-energy-target-western-us-states-37963


Corporate Europe Observatory, December 08, 2014
-▶ ANGLO AMERICAN'S DIRTY ENERGY LOBBY AND ITS FALSE CLIMATE SOLUTIONS http://corporateeurope.org/blog/anglo-americans-dirty-energy-lobby-and-its-false-climate-solutions


Treehugger, May 25, 2012

-▶ THE $4 BILLION LOBBYING BLITZ THAT BOUGHT SHELL THE ARCTIC http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/4-billion-lobbying-blitz-bought-shell-arctic.html


Oil Change International, November 26, 2014

-▶ BIG OIL'S FRONT GROUPS EXPOSED http://priceofoil.org/2014/11/26/big-oils-front-groups-exposed/


Common Dreams, December 08, 2014
OBAMA'S OIL BOOM DESTROYING HOPE FOR PROGRESS ON CLIMATE http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/12/08/obamas-oil-boom-destroying-hope-progress-climate


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                                                     FRACKING


CNN Money, November 28, 2014

-▶  OPEC DECISION: TO SQUEEZE US SHALE OIL PRODUCERS BY FORCING DOWN PRICES  http://money.cnn.com/2014/11/28/investing/opec-oil-price-us-shale/index.html


Bloomberg, November 28, 2014

-▶ OPEC POLICY ENSURES U.S. SHALE CRASH, RUSSIAN TYCOON SAYS http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-11-27/opec-policy-ensures-u-s-shale-crash-russian-oil-tycoon-says.html


CNBC, February 27, 2014

-▶ WILL OPEC BANKRUPT U.S. SHALE PRODUCERS? LEAVING AMERICAN TAXPAYERS HOLDING THE BAG http://www.cnbc.com/id/102222911


Environmental Justice, March 06, 2014
NO FRACKING WAY : HOW THE EU-US TRADE AGREEMENT RISKS EXPANDING FRACKING. A major trade deal currently being negotiated between the European Union (EU) and the United States (US) threatens the power of governments to protect communities, citizens and the environment from risky new technologies such as fracking. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) covers a huge range of issues and sectors, including food safety, genetically modified products, toxic chemicals, highly polluting fuels and data protection. The talks threaten to weaken or roll-back democratically agreed safeguards put in place to protect the environment and citizens – for the sake of corporate profits. http://www.tni.org/briefing/no-fracking-way?context=596



Al Jazeera, November 28, 2014

-▶  OPEC IN THE AGE OF CLIMATE CHANGE   http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2014/11/opec-age-climate-change-201411289461527196.html


                     THE SHALE GAS "FRACKING" REVOLUTION:

                            AN ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE

http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3221506918/the-shale-gas-fracking-revolution-an-environmental-nightmare



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-▶ THROWING SUNLIGHT ON THE DANGERS OF MANIPULATING MARKETS AND COMMODITIES  http://www.cnbc.com/id/102222904


                    HOW RIGGED IS THE FOSSIL FUEL MARKET?

              UNEARTHING THE TRUE COST OF FOSSIL FUELS

                                     http://sco.lt/97hfX7


Ecowatch, November 12, 2014
TWO THIRDS OF FOSSIL FUEL RESERVE MUST STAY UNDERGROUND TO STABILIZE CLIMATE Two thirds of all proven fossil fuel reserves must stay in the ground if the world is serious about avoiding dangerous climate change, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA) in its World Energy Outlook 2012 report released today.  http://ecowatch.org/2012/fossil-fuel-underground-stabilize-climate/


Guardian Environment, November 20, 2014

HOW THE G2 SUBSIDISES $88 BILLION IN EXPLORATION FOR FOSSIL FUEL - INTERACTIVE  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/datablog/ng-interactive/2014/nov/11/how-the-g20-subsidises-exploration-for-fossil-fuel-interactive


28 March, 2013 - EcoWatch
 ▶  FOSSIL FUEL SUBSIDIES: A GLOBAL SCANDAL - http://ecowatch.com/2013/fossil-fuel-subsidies-a-global-scandal/


Salon, March 13, 2014
 ▶  HOW BIG OIL DESTROYS THE WORLD:  A REAL-LIFE SAGA OF GREED http://www.salon.com/2014/03/13/how_big_oil_destroys_the_world_a_real_life_saga_of_greed


Peak Prosperity, December 03, 2014

-▶ OIL AND THE GLOBAL SLOWDOWN: We are being driven by our system of money, we serve it not the other way around, which is a tragedy of both epic and comic proportions. http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/89380/oil-and-global-slowdown


                                              INTERACTIVE

                     Guardian Environment, December 01, 2014

150 YEARS TIMELINE OF WORLD'S TOP 20 CARBON EMITTERS

CARBON EMISSIONS: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2014/dec/01/carbon-emissions-past-present-and-future-interactive



                       2010 BP DEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTER

                      IMPACT GULF'S ECOSYSTEM -- 4 YEARS ON

                                          http://sco.lt/5Ahg6D


The Guardian, December 11, 2014
-▶ AN ECOLOGICAL DISASTER: BANGLADESH OIL SPILL THREATENS RARE DOLPHINS. Bangladesh officials warn that an oil spill from a crashed tanker is threatening endangered dolphins and other wildlife in the massive Sundarbans mangrove region, branding the leak an ecological ‘catastrophe’ http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/11/bangladesh-oil-spill-threatens-rare-dolphins


                                                        VIDEO

         THE TRUE STORY OF CHEVRON'S ECUADOR OIL DISASTER

                                          http://sco.lt/63ewyH


                                                         VIDEO

                            INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                              A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER

                                                http://sco.lt/5c5Z2H


▶  SHELL OIL WRECKS NIGERIA'S OGONILAND WITH OIL SPILLS

AND GETS AWAY WITH IT --WHO WILL RESTORE THE ENVIRONMENT? http://sco.lt/4vZqvB


Seattle Times, December 24, 2014
▶  CONSTANT OIL SPILLS DEVASTATE RUSSIA...EQUIVALENT TO ONE DEEPWATER HORIZON-SCALE LEAK ABOUT EVERY TWO MONTHS http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2017080098_russiaoilspill.html


PHOTOS

Climate Progress, December 04, 2014

▶  ISRAEL HIT WITH MASSIVE 600,000 GALLON OIL SPILL

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/12/04/3599861/israel-oil-spill/


▶  USA NATURAL GAS EXPORTS

LEAVE A POLLUTION CESSPOOL FOR TAXPAYER CLEAN-UP http://sco.lt/6f9msr


Mongabay, December 23, 2013
▶  WORLD FIRST:  RUSSIA BEGINS PUMPING OIL FROM ARCTIC SEABED http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1223-hance-russia-arctic-oil.html?n3ws1ttr


-▶  CHEAP OIL OR A STABLE CLIMATE? WE CAN CAN'T HAVE BOTH, IEA REPORT SAYS  http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3325881879/cheap-oil-or-a-stable-climate-we-can-t-have-both-iea-report-says



SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/5x2tqz



The Guardian Environment, November 24, 2014
-▶ OBAMA'S CLIMATE CHANGE ENVOY:  FOSSIL FUELS WILL HAVE TO STAY IN THE GROUND  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/25/todd-stern-fossil-fuels-ground-climate-change-obama


Guardian Environment, April 07, 2014

▶  LET'S CALL CLIMATE CHANGE WHAT IT IS:  VIOLENCE http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/07/climate-change-violence-occupy-earth


▶  AT THE LIMITS OF THE MARKET -- WHY CAPITALISM HASN'T (CAN'T SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/84Vywz


                                            VIDEO REPORT

                            Democracy Now, December 09, 2014

                        From UN COP20 Lima, Peru Climate Talks

INDIGENOUS WOMEN EARTH DEFENDERS SPEAK OUT AGAINST CORPORATE PLUNDER OF THEIR LANDS AND ENVIRONMENT

http://www.democracynow.org/2014/12/9/indigenous_women_on_the_front_lines


RT News, December 04, 2014

BIG OIL MUST PAY FOR CLIMATE CHANGE HARM TO WORLD'S POOREST: WE NEED A LEVY ON FOSSIL FUELS  http://www.rtcc.org/2014/12/04/big-oil-must-pay-for-climate-change-harm-to-worlds-poorest/


▶  INDUSTRIAL CIVILIZATION HEADED FOR 'IRREVERSIBLE COLLAPSE': UN IPCC REPORT / NASA-FUNDED STUDY http://sco.lt/68UVMn


                  OBAMA'S "ALL OF THE ABOVE" DRILL, BABY, DRILL:

             FRACKING, TARSANDS OIL, NUCLEAR... MAY KILL US ALL 

                                            http://sco.lt/7p2tEX


                   PRICING CARBON, CARBON STORAGE, OFFSETS 

            FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE PLANET

                                      http://sco.lt/7d7RmT


                                               TAXING THE SUN:

          SOLAR ENERGY COULD DESTROY UTILITY MONOPOLIES

                              ACCORDING TO U.S. UTILITIES

                                           http://sco.lt/6oGEa1



                                             --- WATCH ---

               "THE DIRTY TRUTH" TAR SANDS OIL EXTRACTION -

                                 THE DIRTIEST OIL ON EARTH

                                        http://sco.lt/6OpdeT


                          THE SHALE GAS "FRACKING" REVOLUTION

                                A Climate and Environmental Nightmare

                                           http://sco.lt/8VentB


Salon, March 13, 2014
-▶  HOW BIG OIL DESTROYS THE WORLD:  A REAL-LIFE SAGA OF GREED http://www.salon.com/2014/03/13/how_big_oil_destroys_the_world_a_real_life_saga_of_greed


-▶ A VIP READ: THE ECONOMICS OF CURBING SPECULATION IN FOOD, WATER AND VITAL RESOURCES  http://sco.lt/8YbdY1


-▶ THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE, INDIGENOUS LAND AND LIVELIHOODS IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/5nT3OT



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At the Limits of the Market : Why Capitalism Hasn't (Can't) Solved Climate Change

At the Limits of the Market : Why Capitalism Hasn't (Can't) Solved Climate Change | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

August 29, 2013 Desmog Canada

Part 1, Read At the Limits of the Market:

 ▶  WHY CAPITALISM "WON'T" SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE

One of the great mysteries of contemporary capitalism is the fact that as a system it appears absolutely incapable of responding to the crisis of climate change.... http://www.desmog.ca/2013/08/29/limits-market-why-capitalism-won-t-solve-climate-change-part-1

 

August 30, 2013 Desmog Canada - Part 2
Part 2, At The Limits Of The Market

 ▶  WHY CAPITALISM "HASN'T" SOLVED CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.desmog.ca/2013/08/30/limits-market-part-2-why-capitalism-hasn-t-solve-climate-change


Center for American Progress, December 22, 2014
-▶ FOSSIL-FUEL INDUSTRY SPENT BIG TO SET ANTI-ENVIRONMENT AGENDA FOR THE NEXT U.S. CONGRESS : A legislative rider that was quietly attached to a major defense funding bill earlier this month marked a watershed change in the political fortunes of the coal, oil, and gas industries and their return to power in Washington, D.C. The rider—which turns the Bull Mountains in Montana over to a Koch-connected, Houston-based company to be strip mined for coal—is the fossil-fuel industry’s first major payoff from a three-quarters-of-a-billion-dollar investment to secure Republican control of Congress and to set the stage for a pro-coal, pro-drilling, and anti-environment agenda in 2015

https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/news/2014/12/22/103667/the-fossil-fuel-industry-spent-big-to-set-the-anti-environment-agenda-of-the-next-congress/


CommonDreams, December 19, 2014
 ▶  WHAT CLIMATE CHANGE ASKS OF US: MORALITY, OBLIGATION, MOBILIZATION AND CRISIS COMMUNICATION http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/12/19/what-climate-change-asks-us-moral-obligation-mobilization-and-crisis-communication


Inter Press Service, May 18, 2014
 ▶  CAPITALISM UNABLE TO DEAL WITH CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/05/capitalism-unable-deal-climate-change/


The Independent, June 16, 2014

-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE WILL 'COST WORLD FAR MORE THAN ESTIMATED' :  OLD ECONOMIC MODELS NO LONGER VALID FOR THE FUTURE WE FACE  http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/climate-change-will-cost-world-far-more-than-estimated-9539147.html

 

 RT Newswire, May 27, 2014
-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE MEANS WE MUST REWRITE ECONOMICS TEXTBOOKS http://www.rtcc.org/2014/05/27/climate-change-means-we-must-rewrite-economics-textbooks/


 Climate & Capitalism, May 02, 2014
 ▶  WILL CAPITALISM'S DEATH WISH KILL US ALL? http://climateandcapitalism.com/2014/05/02/will-capitalisms-death-wish-kill-us/


                                     OIL WARS :CHECK MATE

OIL IN A NEW ERA AS OPEC REFUSES TO YIELD TO U.S. SHALE FRACKING http://sco.lt/7L1Kfh


 

  -▶ THE COMING CLIMATE CRASH: LESSONS FROM THE 2008 RECESSION http://sco.lt/6tNs8H


 

-From: @Pavan Sukhdev to @pdjmoo via TWITTER

▶ IT'S TOO LATE FOR MARKET SOLUTIONS.  NEED GLOBAL AGITATION -- NOW -- FOR TAXING FOSSIL FUEL HEAVILY, BANNING THEM BY 2020.

Pavan Sukhdev, Founder-CEO, GIST Advisory. Author- Corporation 2020. Study Leader for UNEP's The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB).  Biography: http://www.unep.org/greeneconomy/AboutGEI/WhoisGEI/BiographyPavanSukhdev/tabid/56208/Default.aspx

 

                                       A WAKE-UP VIDEO

                                           "EXTREME ICE"

                JUST HOW FAST ARE WE MELTING?  AS IT HAPPENS

                                       http://sco.lt/8zIJfd


- ▶ GREENLAND'S ANTARCTICA MELTING:  CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/7MZUVV


 Yale Environment 360, July 02, 2014
2047 : WHERE WILL EARTH HEAD AFTER ITS 'CLIMATE DEPARTURE'? The term “climate departure” has an odd ring, but its meaning is relatively straightforward. It marks the point at which the earth’s climate begins to cease resembling what has come before and moves into a new state, one where heat records are routinely shattered and what once was considered extreme will become the norm.http://e360.yale.edu/feature/interview_camilo_mora_where_will_earth_head_after_its_climate_departure/2783/

 


 ▶  THIS FAITH IN THE MARKETS IS MISPLACED: WILL BIG BUSINESS SAVE OR DESTROY OUR PLANET? http://sco.lt/8Yxtgn



                                                BEYOND GDP

CAN CAPITALISM EVER BE GREEN? THE SEARCH FOR A NEW ECONOMIC SYSTEM - WITH MEANING http://sco.lt/6ccWBt


 

 Common Dreams, March 21, 2014
FOSSIL FUEL GIANTS GUZZLING WORLD'S WATER AS POOR GO THIRSTY http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/03/21-2


                                                         VIDEO

                                          "Capitalism: A Ghost Story"
  CAPITALIST POWER GRAB OF RESOURCES IN EMERGING NATIONS.

                          An Evening with Arundhati Roy and Siddhartha Deb

                         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tkQyqLnFbk

 


                                  WHEN IS ENOUGH ENOUGH?

                             ClimateProgress, December 27, 2013
  -▶  IN THE MIDST OF RECORD OIL BOOM, OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SEEKS MORE OIL PRODUCTION http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/12/27/3105211/obama-administration-oil-production/#

 

Pavan Sukhdev
 ▶  WILL 2013 BRING A NEW, SUSTAINABLE WORLD?  AN END TO CRONY CAPITALISM http://pavansukhdev.com/2013/01/05/will-2013-bring-a-new-sustainable-world/



                                        WHO'S IN CONTROL

                    NATION STATES OR GLOBAL CORPORATIONS?

                     DOES YOUR DEMOCRATIC VOTE EVEN COUNT? 

                                          http://sco.lt/5Vb2dl



 ▶ DRILL, BABY, DRILL:  IN THE MIDST OF RECORD OIL, GAS BOOM AND CLIMATE CHANGE, OBAMA ADMIN STILL SEEKS MORE AND MORE PRODUCTION  http://sco.lt/6ff30D

 

 September 12, 2013 Climate Progress
 ▶  THESE GIGANTIC COMPANIES HAVE THE WORLD'S WORST CARBON EMISSIONS http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/09/12/2609611/companies-emissions-revenue/

 

                       PRICING CARBON AND CARBON STORAGE

    FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET

                                        http://sco.lt/7GrrPd

 

Living on Earth, October 4, 2013
 ▶  AUSTRALIA TO REPEAL CARBON TAX UNDER PRESSURE FROM COAL INDUSTRY http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00040&segmentID=2

 

 

 ▶  ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE  http://sco.lt/7ExcmX

 

 ▶  HOLDING CORPORATIONS RESPONSIBLE: Mining Companies Devastate Pristine Wisconsin for Frac-Sand - Leaving A Mining, Chemical Wasteland http://sco.lt/66Gc7N

 

 ▶  MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING, THREATENING CIVILIZATION http://sco.lt/98I2F7

 

 ▶  ARCTIC MELTING, OCEAN 'ACIDIFYING RAPIDLY' - HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS -   http://sco.lt/7uKXnV


                       THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING

                                             http://sco.lt/599jsH



                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT


April 2013 ELDIS

▶  PROTECTING CARBON TO DESTROY FORESTS??!! : LAND ENCLOSURES AND REDD+ http://sco.lt/7DYN17


▶  FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL.  OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?  http://sco.lt/8fNIET


▶  NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING: CONSERVING OUR NATURAL WORLD IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON ITS DESTRUCTION  http://sco.lt/9EcFvt

 

 ▶  CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET  http://sco.lt/6x8dHN

 

 ▶  LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS  http://sco.lt/6FzKSX

 

 

 ▶  THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS: HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL http://sco.lt/6XU6Kn

 

 ▶  WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/6odAoL

 

 ▶ HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS VITAL FOR BOTH HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH http://sco.lt/7rCeWH

 

WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING - Healthy Ecosystems Vital for All Planetary Life  http://sco.lt/8idD7J


 

 ▶  A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE - BANKRUPTING NATURE THREATENS CIVILIZATION http://sco.lt/5XbihV


 

  ▶  WILL AMERICANS ALLOW PUBLIC SERVICES TO BE PRIVATIZED?  http://sco.lt/76BSSX

 

 ▶  ZEN MASTER THICH NHAT HANH: ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3995311842/zen-master-thich-nhat-hanh-only-love-for-mother-earth-can-save-us-from-climate-change

 

                                                   WATCH

                                              FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

 

                       BLOG -----AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                               http://ow.ly/n97Vf

 

 

 

 

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Vast Methane 'Plumes' Seen in Arctic Ocean Rising Directly Into Atmosphere as Sea Ice Retreats

Vast Methane 'Plumes' Seen in Arctic Ocean Rising Directly Into Atmosphere as Sea Ice Retreats | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it



METHANE IS ABOUT 20 TIMES MORE POTENT IN WARMING THE EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE THAN CARBON DIOXIDE. FRACKING FOR NATURAL GAS RELEASES METHANE



Independent, July 08, 2014

VAST METHANE 'PLUMES' SEEN IN ARCTIC OCEAN AS SEA ICE RETREATS. Dramatic and unprecedented plumes of methane -

A GREENHOUSE GAS 20 TIMES MORE POTENT THAN CARBON DIOXIDE  - have been seen bubbling to the surface of the Arctic Ocean by scientists undertaking an extensive survey of the region.... it’s strongly reminiscent of what is probably the worst possible climate scenario imaginable, a feedback loop so humongous and destructive that it would lead to runaway warming that makes today's runaway warming look tame by comparison. The last time this happened, it poisoned 90 percent of all life on earth with hydrogen sulfide gas, in a process described by paleontologist Peter Ward as "life killing itself off."... http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/vast-methane-plumes-seen-in-arctic-ocean-as-sea-ice-retreats-6276278.html

                                          ALSO ARTICLE

http://earthsky.org/earth/scientists-discover-vast-methane-plumes-escaping-from-arctic-seafloor



ScienceDaily, December 22, 2014
METHANE IS LEAKING FROM PERMAFROST OFFSHORE SIBERIA

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/12/141222111559.htm



                                              --   WATCH --

                       March 3, 2013 The Energy Collective

                                 MELTING PERMAFROST

                          A CLIMATE CHANGE TIME BOMB

 http://theenergycollective.com/globalwarmingisreal/193961/permafrost-climate-change-time-bomb

 


Phys.org, December 09, 2014
WARMER PACIFIC OCEAN COULD RELEASE MILLIONS OF TONS OF SEAFLOOR METHANE http://phys.org/news/2014-12-warmer-pacific-ocean-millions-tons.html


July 24, 2013 New Scientist
HUGE METHANE BELCH IN ARCTIC COULD COST $60 TRILLION http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23923-huge-methane-belch-in-arctic-could-cost-60-trillion.html#.UfDLLlPc-RQ

 

Alternet, July 04, 2014

THE GIANT METHANE MONSTER THAT CAN WIPE OUT THE HUMAN RACE: Underneath the frozen Arctic are 1,000 gigatons of the world's most deadly greenhouse gas http://www.alternet.org/environment/giant-methane-monster-lurking


New Scientist

-▶ MAJOR METHANE RELEASE IS ALMOST INEVITABLE   http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23205-major-methane-release-is-almost-inevitable.html


DailyKoz, July 28, 2014
 ▶  "VAST METHANE PLUMES ESCAPING FROM THE SEAFLOOR" DISCOVERED IN SIBERIAN ARCTIC SEA http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/28/1317252/--Vast-methane-plumes-escaping-from-the-seafloor-discovered-in-Siberian-Arctic-Sea

 

Climate Progress, August 01, 2014
-▶  THE REALLY SCARY THING ABOUT THOSE JAW-DROPPING SIBERIAN CRATERS -- RAPIDLY ESCAPING METHANE INTO THE ATMOSPHERE http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/08/01/3466466/siberian-craters-permafrost-climate-change/

 

 Nature News, July 31, 2014
-▶  MYSTERIOUS SIBERIAN CRATER ATTRIBUTED TO METHANE RELEASE Build-up and release of gas from thawing permafrost most probable explanation, says Russian team. http://www.nature.com/news/mysterious-siberian-crater-attributed-to-methane-1.15649


Climate Central, October 09, 2014
-▶ HUGE METHANE EMISSIONS 'HOT SPOT' IN U.S. DETECTED BY SATELLITE  http://www.climatecentral.org/news/huge-methane-emissions-hot-spot-in-u.s.-18156


Phys.org, December 08, 2014
-▶ IS NATURAL GAS A 'BRIDGE' TO A HOTTER FUTURE? http://phys.org/news/2014-12-natural-gas-bridge-hotter-future.html


Climate Central, Aprl 15, 2014
HUGE METHANE LEAKS ADD DOUBT ON GAS AS 'BRIDGE' FUEL. Natural gas drilling (Fracking) could emit up to 1,000 times the methane previously thought, possibly significantly increasing the greenhouse gas footprint of the production of natural gas, the study shows. http://www.climatecentral.org/news/huge-methane-leaks-add-doubt-on-natural-gas-as-a-bridge-fuel-17309


Scientific American, August 05, 2014
MYSTERIOUS CRATERS ARE JUST THE BEGINNING OF ARCTIC SURPRISES. Researchers are rethinking century-old observations as they witness the unexpected and peculiar perils that are emerging from thawing Arctic permafrost  http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/mysterious-craters-are-just-the-beginning-of-arctic-surprises/



                            COAL BURNING EXACTS A LETHAL PRICE

                                            http://sco.lt/8wLmKX


Guardian, July 24, 2014

RAPID ARCTIC THAWING COULD BE ECONOMIC TIME BOMB, SCIENTISTS SAY: Methane released by a thinning permafrost may trigger catastrophic climate change and cost the world $60tn http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/jul/24/arctic-thawing-permafrost-climate-change

 

- ▶ HOW METHANE WRECKED OBAMA'S FRACKING GAMBIT. New science shows that thanks to methane leaks, gas won't work as a "bridge fuel." http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/09/methane-fracking-obama-climate-change-bill-mckibben


Center for Biological Diversity, July 29, 2014
TOP SCIENTISTS URGE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO USE ACCURATE ESTIMATES OF METHANE'S DANGEROUS CLIMATE EFFECTS http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2014/methane-07-29-2014.html

 

ClimateCentral, August 05, 2015
RESEARCH REPORT: DETERMINING METHANE LEAKS IS KEY TO CLIMATE GOALS http://www.climatecentral.org/news/climate-goals-priority-is-methane-leaks-17854

 

February 22, 2013 Spiegel Online

SCIENTISTS WARN OF DANGER OF TRAPPED CARBON - MELTING PERMAFROST http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/new-science-research-shows-dangerous-carbon-lurking-in-permafrost-a-885052.html

 

July 22, 2013 Climate Central

 ▶ ARCTIC'S BOREAL FORESTS, WHICH CONTAIN HUGE AMOUNTS OF BURIED CARBON, ARE BURNING AT AN UNPRECEDENTED RATE - NEW STUDY http://www.climatecentral.org/news/arctics-boreal-forests-burning-at-unprecedented-rate-16278

 

SummitVoice, August 05, 2014
INCREASE IN ARCTIC BOREAL FOREST WILDFIRES LIKELY TO HAVE BIG IMPACT ON CARIBOU HERDS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/08/05/climate-increase-in-arctic-wildfires-likely-to-have-big-impact-on-caribou-herds/

 

 Real News One, June 10, 2014

-▶ PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/



                     AN OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA

                   New Economic Perspectives, January 31, 2014
 ▶ ARE YOU GOING TO DETONATE THE WORLD'S LARGEST "CARBON BOMB"? http://neweconomicperspectives.org/2014/02/president-obama-going-detonate-worlds-largest-carbon-bomb.html

 

 

                                       =================

                                      FRACKING & METHANE

                                        =================


-▶ HOW A NEW STUDY SERIOUSLY CHALLENGES NATURAL GAS AS A CLEAN FOSSIL FUEL - METHANE GREENHOUSE GAS RISES http://sco.lt/7Ftflp


Blue and Green Tomorrow, August 06, 2014
-▶ SCIENTISTS WARN EXPANSION OF FRACKING IS OUTPACING RESEARCH INTO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS http://blueandgreentomorrow.com/2014/08/06/scientists-warn-expansion-of-fracking-is-outpacing-research-into-environmental-impacts/


Yale Environment 360,  August 16, 2014
- ▶ A NEW FRONTIER FOR FRACKING:  DRILLING NEAR THE ARCTIC CIRCLE  http://e360.yale.edu/feature/a_new_frontier_for_fracking_drilling_near_the_arctic_circle/2794/


Climate Central, June 19 2014
- ▶ DERELICT OIL WELLS MAY BE MAJOR METHANE EMITTERS http://www.climatecentral.org/news/abandoned-oil-wells-methane-emissions-17575?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular


HuffPost Green, April 15, 2014
-▶ METHANE EMISSIONS FROM GAS WELLS UP TO 1,000 TIMES HIGHER THAN FEDERAL ESTIMATE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/15/methane-natural-gas-epa_n_5153205.html

 

 Living on Earth, June 13, 2014
- ▶ NEW EPA RULES IGNORE METHANE (FRACKING) http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=14-P13-00024&segmentID=1

 

Vancouver Observer, January 5, 2014
UNCONVENTIONAL OIL AND GAS WILL FRY CLIMATE -- SAYS EXXONMOBIL REPORT https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/climatesnapshot/unconventional-oil-and-gas-will-fry-climate-exxonmobil-report

 

31 March 2013 Global Possibilities

-▶  LEAKAGES OF GAS IN PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS CAN LEAD TO HIGHER GREENHOUSE GAS LEVELS THAN BURNING OTHER FOSSIL FUEL LIKE COAL AND OIL http://www.globalpossibilities.org/new-study-exposes-how-natural-gas-isnt-the-clean-fossil-fuel-its-hyped-up-to-be-2/


             -▶  THE SHALE GAS 'FRACKING' REVOLUTION -

                          AN ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE 

                                       http://sco.lt/8qklOr

  

ClimateProgress, July 26, 2014
-▶  EPA IS FAILING TO STOP METHANE LEAKS FROM PIPELINES, INSPECTOR GENERAL SAYS http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/26/3464570/epa-inspector-general-methane-report/

 

 Softpedia, April 16, 2014
 -▶ SHALE GAS WELLS FEATURE MASSIVE METHANE LEVELS http://news.softpedia.com/news/Shale-Gas-Wells-Feature-Massive-Methane-Levels-437922.shtml

 

New York Times, February 13, 2014

-▶  STUDY FINDS METHANE LEAKS NEGATE BENEFITS OF NATURAL GAS AS A FUEL FOR VEHICLES http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/14/us/study-finds-methane-leaks-negate-climate-benefits-of-natural-gas.html?hp&_r=0

 

April 5, 2013 Mother Jones

-▶  FRACKERS LOSING $1.5 BILLION YEARLY TO METHANE LEAKS INTO ATMOSPHERE  http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2013/04/frackers-are-losing-15-billion-yearly-leaks

 

Bloomberg Sustainability, February 23, 2014

 -▶ COLORADO FIRST STATE TO CLAMP DOWN ON FRACKING METHANE POLLUTION http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-24/colorado-first-state-to-clamp-down-on-fracking-methane-pollution.html

 

May 6, 2013 WRI Insights
-▶  5 REASONS WHY IT'S (STILL) IMPORTANT TO REDUCE FUGITIVE METHANE EMISSIONS http://insights.wri.org/news/2013/05/5-reasons-why-its-still-important-reduce-fugitive-methane-emissions


Environmental Defense Fund, Ocober 06, 2014
- ▶ WHY EPA's PRESS RELEASE DOESN'T REFLECT THE REAL METHANE EMISSIONS NUMBERS http://blogs.edf.org/energyexchange/2014/10/06/why-epas-press-release-doesnt-reflect-the-real-methane-emissions-numbers/


Center for American Progress, October 06, 2014
- ▶ REDUCING METHANE POLLUTION FROM FOSSIL-FUEL PRODUCTION ON AMERICA'S PUBLIC LANDS http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/report/2014/10/06/98326/reducing-methane-pollution-from-fossil-fuel-production-on-americas-public-lands/

 

Bloomberg, August 06, 2014
-▶ DEEP WATER FRACKING NEXT FRONTIER FOR OFFSHORE DRILLING. Energy companies are taking their controversial fracking operations from the land to the sea -- to deep waters off the U.S., South American and African coasts.  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-07/deep-water-fracking-next-frontier-for-offshore-drilling.html


AmericaBlog New, July 27, 2014
▶   OBAMA LEASING MILLIONS OF GULF ACRE FOR OFFSHORE OIL & GAS DRILLING:  HIS WORDS DO NOT MATCH HIS DEEDS http://americablog.com/2014/07/obama-leasing-millions-gulf-acres-offshore-oil-gas-drilling.html

 

 

                                                  Ralph Nader:

                FRACKING' LURE, TRAP AND ENDLESS DAMAGE

http://www.eurasiareview.com/14122012-ralph-nader-frackings-lure-trap-and-endless-damage-oped/

 

                            FRACKING OURSELVES INTO OBLIVION

                                       http://sco.lt/8mKlIP



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                                                   ARCTIC

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    OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB. 

         THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES

                                       http://sco.lt/5pPxWD


The Daily Beast, December 13, 2013
-▶ THE END OF THE ARCTIC? http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/12/13/the-end-of-the-arctic-ocean-could-be-ice-free-by-2015.html

 

Summit Voice, December 05, 2013
-▶ ARCTIC SCIENTIST RESIGNS AFTER BATTLING HIS OWN FEDERAL AGENCY OVER TRANSPARENCY AND SCIENTIFIC ETHICS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/12/05/environment-arctic-scientist-resigns-after-battling-his-own-federal-agency-over-transparency-and-scientific-ethics/

 

 August 2, 2013 Reuters

-▶ FISH DIE AS ALASKA TEMPERATURES CONTINUE TO BREAK RECORDS http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/02/us-usa-heatwave-alaska-idUSBRE97118020130802

 

 National Geographic, July 30, 2014

16-FOOT WAVES MEASURED IN ARCTIC OCEAN WHERE THERE WAS ONCE ONLY ICE. wave action breaks up sea ice, allowing more sunlight to warm the ocean, it can trigger a cycle that leads to even less ice, more wind, and higher waves http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/07/140730-arctic-wave-height-sea-ice-climate-change-science/

 

 ▶  AN ALARMING INSIGHT INTO OUR MELTING ICE GLACIERS AND WHAT THIS MEANS FOR OUR PLANET AND YOU. For the First Time in Human History We are Witnessing an Unprecedented Change to our Environment and Planet. Ice is far more sensitive to temperature changes than we thought and ice is melting twice as fast as a decade ago.

                                                    WATCH

                           OUR RADICALLY CHANGING PLANET

                            "EXTREME ICE" - UNPRECEDENTED

                                                 PBS Nova

            http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/extreme-ice.html

                                                    AND

                      http://video.pbs.org/video/1108763899/

 

                                                           WATCH
                                         "EXTREME ICE SURVEY"
Time-lapse proof of extreme ice loss. 95% of glaciers in the world are either retreating or shrinking
                        http://www.ted.com/playlists/30/natural_wonder

 

                                                 ANIMATION

                                  April 24, 2013 Arctic News

-▶ ARCTIC SEA ICE MINIMUM VOLUME http://arctic-news.blogspot.dk/2013/04/arctic-sea-ice-animation.html

 

 

  August 1, 2013 Summit County Citizens Voice
 -▶  WHAT IF ARCTIC SEA ICE DOESN'T FORM IN WINTER? http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/08/01/climate-what-if-arctic-sea-ice-doesnt-form-in-winter/

 

November 5, 2013
▶  THIS IS WHAT EARTH WILL LOOK LIKE IF WE MELT ALL THE ICE  http://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/what-earth-will-look-if-climate-change-melts-all-ice.html

National Geographic INTERACTIVE MAP http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/09/rising-seas/if-ice-melted-map

 

  4 TRILLION TONS OF ICE MELT RAISING SEA AT ALARMING RATE Journal "Science" Study: http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3533121273/4-trillion-tons-of-ice-melt-raising-seas-at-alarming-rate-journal-science-study

 

 August 4, 2013 Care2

 -▶ HOW TO DESTROY ALASKA IN 4 EASY STEPS: A U.S. GOVERNMENT HANDBOOK  http://www.care2.com/causes/destroy-alaska-in-4-easy-steps-a-u-s-government-handbook.html

 

 

-▶  POLAR BEARS 'MAY NEED TO BE FED BY HUMANS TO SURVIVE'  http://sco.lt/7JCUk5

 

Wildlife Promise, October 16, 2013
-▶  DWINDLING ARCTIC SEA ICE FORCES 10,000 WALRUSES ASHORE http://blog.nwf.org/2013/10/dwindling-arctic-sea-ice-forces-10000-walruses-ashore/

 

 -▶  70,000 CANADIAN SEAL "CULL" AKA "SLAUGHTER, WILL NOT REVIVE CANADA'S COD STOCKS http://sco.lt/4i4j33

 

Live Science, May 31, 2013
▶  ENCHANTING WHALE SONGS, STORIES OF A CHANGING ARCTIC http://www.livescience.com/37032-whales-reveal-arctic-changes.html

 

                                                         VIDEO
                                          National Geographic
          EXPLORING RUSSIA'S SPECTACULAR ARCTIC ISLANDS
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/magazine/ngm-franz-josef-land

 

                                         =====================

 

 Guardian, November 9, 2013

▶  IPCC CHAIRMAN: ARE WE PREPARED TO "PASS ON A LOUSY, SPOILT AND DEFILED PLANET? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/ippc-pachauri-climate-change-spoilt-defiled-planet


 

Mongabay, June 06, 2014

-▶ NEW STUDY FINDS ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE GLOBALLY MAY COST MORE THAN U.S. GDP http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0606-morgan-ecosystem-services.html


 Albuquerque Journal,  April 05, 2014
▶  FOSSIL-FUEL MONEY MONEY DROWNING DEMOCRACY http://www.abqjournal.com/379429/opinion/fossilfuel-money-drowning-democracy.html

 

                      HOW RIGGED IS THE FOSSIL FUEL MARKET?

                  UNEARTHING THE TRUE COST OF FOSSIL FUELS

                                              http://sco.lt/97hfX7

 

                                                         WATCH:

                                 'YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY"

                         Must See  Video:  Showtime Climate Series

                                             http://sco.lt/7NBCPh

 

IS "THREAT" ANOTHER PLOY FOR THE HIGHLY PROFITABLE, RADICAL GEOENGINEERING OF THE ARCTIC AND OUR CLIMATE? "Raining Chemicals From the Skies – Unregulated Climate Geoengineering" « The Natural Eye Project http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/raining-chemicals-from-the-skies-geoengineering/

 

                                                          VIDEO

                                   CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING:

               CAN WE SAVE THE PLANET BY MESSING WITH NATURE?

                                             http://sco.lt/5R121p

 

 -▶ THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US -- CAN HUMANS SURVIVE? http://sco.lt/95E5aL

 

 

                                               --- WATCH ---

               "THE DIRTY TRUTH" TAR SANDS OIL EXTRACTION -

                          THE DIRTIEST OIL ON EARTH

                                    http://sco.lt/6OpdeT




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Guardian, November 10, 2014
WE MUST MANAGE GLOBAL WARMING RISKS BY CUTTING CARBON POLLUTION, TOP SCIENTISTS CONCLUDE. The latest IPCC report details the immense risks posed by failing to mitigate global warming http://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2014/nov/10/we-must-manage-global-warming-risks-by-cutting-carbon-pollution-ipcc


FastCoExist, November 04, 2014
▶ THE MOST APOCALYPTIC PARTS OF THE UN's LATEST BIG CLIMATE CHANGE REPORT http://www.fastcoexist.com/3037979/the-most-apocalyptic-parts-of-the-uns-latest-big-climate-change-report


Truthout, September 22, 2014
▶ UN REPORT:  HUMAN-CAUSED DISRUPTION IS "SEVERE, PERVASIVE, IRREVERSIBLE" http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/26297-un-report-human-caused-global-warming-is-severe-pervasive-irreversible


Bloomberg, August 26, 2014
▶ IRREVERSIBLE DAMAGE SEEN FROM CLIMATE CHANGE IN UN LEAK. Humans risk causing irreversible and widespread damage to the planet unless there’s faster action to limit the fossil fuel emissions that cause climate change, according to a leaked draft United Nations report.  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-26/irreversible-damage-seen-from-climate-change-in-un-leak.html


Guardian Environment, August 26, 2014
▶ GLOBAL WARMING IS ALREADY HERE AND COULD BE IRREVERSIBLE, UN PANEL SAYS. Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous – and it’s increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says.
    The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on Monday sent governments a final draft of its synthesis report, which combines three earlier, gigantic documents by the Nobel Prize-winning group. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/aug/26/global-warming-irreversible-un-panel-report


 Guardian Environment, March 14, 2014

▶  NASA-FUNDED STUDY: INDUSTRIAL CIVILIZATION HEADED FOR 'IRREVERSIBLE COLLAPSE'? Nafeez Ahmed:

Natural and social scientists develop new model of how 'perfect storm' of crises could unravel global system...A new study sponsored by Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center has highlighted the prospect that global industrial civilisation could collapse in coming decades due to unsustainable resource exploitation and increasingly unequal wealth distribution.http://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2014/mar/14/nasa-civilisation-irreversible-collapse-study-scientists

 

Guardian Environment, March 18, 2014
▶  CLIMATE CHANGE IS PUTTING WORLD AT RISK OF IRREVERSIBLE CHANGES, SCIENTIST WARN. The world is at growing risk of “abrupt, unpredictable and potentially irreversible changes” because of a warming climate, America’s premier scientific society warned on Tuesday.
    In a rare intervention into a policy debate, the American Association for the Advancement of Science urged Americans to act swiftly to reduce greenhouse gas emissions – and lower the risks of leaving a climate catastrophe for future generations... http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/18/climate-change-world-risk-irreversible-changes-scientists-aaas


VIDEO (10:00)
OUR FORESTS ARE DYING, ARE WE NEXT?
Trees are the terrestrial lungs of the planet, and they are dying all over the globe. Government agencies and mainstream media are not reporting on the unfolding cataclysm of this die off.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPzix8TiHR8



 Quartz, February 04, 2014
-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE IS SLOWLY BUT STEADILY COOKING THE WORLD'S OCEAN http://qz.com/173647/climate-change-is-slowly-but-steadily-cooking-the-worlds-oceans/


 -▶ GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/8bjv73

 

OCEAN ACIDIFYING: RAPIDLY RISING C02 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE  http://sco.lt/8WLvHd


VAST METHANE 'PLUMES' SEEN IN ARCTIC OCEAN RISING DIRECTLY INTO ATMOSPHERE AS SEA ICE RETREATS http://sco.lt/8rSiJN


Alternet, July 04, 2014
 ▶   THE GIANT METHANE MONSTER THAT CAN WIPE OUT THE HUMAN RACE: Underneath the frozen Arctic are 1,000 gigatons of the world's most deadly greenhouse gas http://www.alternet.org/environment/giant-methane-monster-lurking


                                                     --- WATCH ---

                       300 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUELS IN 300 SECONDS

                                            http://sco.lt/724dSD


A WAKE-UP VIDEO:

"Extreme Ice"

Just How Fast Are We Melting? As It Happens

http://sco.lt/7xj1MH


Bloomberg, August 06, 2014
-▶ DEEP WATER FRACKING NEXT FRONTIER FOR OFFSHORE DRILLING. Energy companies are taking their controversial fracking operations from the land to the sea -- to deep waters off the U.S., South American and African coasts.  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-07/deep-water-fracking-next-frontier-for-offshore-drilling.html


                                               PRICING CARBON

     A FAILED STRATEGY THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET

                                               http://sco.lt/5BKyfp


 ▶   OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB.  THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES  http://sco.lt/5pPxWD

 

AmericaBlog New, July 27, 2014
▶   OBAMA LEASING MILLIONS OF GULF ACRE FOR OFFSHORE OIL & GAS DRILLING:  HIS WORDS DO NOT MATCH HIS DEEDS http://americablog.com/2014/07/obama-leasing-millions-gulf-acres-offshore-oil-gas-drilling.html

 

             -▶  THE SHALE GAS 'FRACKING' REVOLUTION -

                          AN ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE 

                                       http://sco.lt/8qklOr


 ▶ THE COMING CLIMATE CRASH: LESSONS FROM THE 2008 RECESSION http://sco.lt/6tNs8H



-▶ WORLD LOSING BIODIVERSITY THOUSAND TIMES FASTER THAN NATURAL EXTINCTION: UN http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3618052038/world-losing-biodiversity-thousand-times-higher-than-natural-extinction-un


 July 9, 2013 Science Daily
-▶ EVOLUTION TOO SLOW TO KEEP UP WITH CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130709175747.htm

 

December 12, 2012 Discovery
-▶ HAVE HUMANS CAUSED A NEW GEOLOGICAL ERA? http://news.discovery.com/human/have-humans-caused-a-new-geological-era-121207.htm

 

 ▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US:  CAN HUMAN SURVIVE? http://sco.lt/95E5aL


    -▶ POLAR BEARS MAY NEED TO BE FED BY HUMANS TO SURVIVE http://sco.lt/6uz4Aj


                                                   WATCH 4:00

                     THE EARTH'S NEXT 100 YEARS, VISUALIZED

                                            http://sco.lt/8vwwb3

 

 

EarthSkyScience, June 18, 2014
NASA: MAY 2014 WAS THE WARMEST MAY ON RECORDIt now seems possible that 2014 could become the hottest year on record, if the trend from the first five months continues. http://earthsky.org/earth/may-2014-was-the-warmest-may-on-record

 

Yale Environment 360, July 02, 2014
2047 : WHERE WILL EARTH HEAD AFTER ITS 'CLIMATE DEPARTURE'? The term “climate departure” has an odd ring, but its meaning is relatively straightforward. It marks the point at which the earth’s climate begins to cease resembling what has come before and moves into a new state, one where heat records are routinely shattered and what once was considered extreme will become the norm. http://e360.yale.edu/feature/interview_camilo_mora_where_will_earth_head_after_its_climate_departure/2783/

 

-From: @Pavan Sukhdev to @pdjmoo via TWITTER

▶ IT'S TOO LATE FOR MARKET SOLUTIONS.  NEED GLOBAL AGITATION -- NOW -- FOR TAXING FOSSIL FUEL HEAVILY, BANNING THEM BY 2020.

Pavan Sukhdev, Founder-CEO, GIST Advisory. Author- Corporation 2020. Study Leader for UNEP's The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB).  Biography: http://www.unep.org/greeneconomy/AboutGEI/WhoisGEI/BiographyPavanSukhdev/tabid/56208/Default.aspx


RTCC News, March 2, 2014

  -▶ CLIMATE CHANGE COULD BE LIKE '100-YEAR WAR' SAYS US ARMY EXPERT http://www.rtcc.org/2014/03/18/climate-change-like-100-year-war-says-us-army-expert/


   -▶ MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING, MELTING WORLD http://sco.lt/5cPnrF

 

Common Dreams, April 04, 2014
- ▶ CLIMATE CHANGE AND INEQUALITY BREWING GLOBAL SOCIAL UPHEAVALPresident of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, is warning that the combined crises of planetary climate change and rising global inequality in a highly interconnected world will lead to the rise of widespread upheaval as the world's poor rise up and clashes over access to clean water and affordable food result in increased violence and political conflict. http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/04

 

Guardian Environment, March 30, 2014
- ▶ CLIMATE DENIAL ISN'T FUNNY ANYMORE: WHEN WILL WE WAKE UP? 25 YEARS OF IPCC CLIMATE CHANGE WARNINGS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/planet-oz/2014/mar/31/ipcc-climate-change-impacts-report-history-warnings

 

Climasphere, March 30, 2014
ON CLIMATE CHANGE: "HUMANITY IS MAKING A RECKLESS GAMBLE WITH IT'S FUTURE - ONE THAT IS VERY UNLIKELY TO PAY OFF" http://www.climasphere.org/#!article/Even-the-most-optimistic-climate-warming-predictio DOWNLOAD "GLOBAL CLIMATE & HEALTH" REPORTS


The Independent, March 18, 2014

LEAKED UN IPCC REPORT:  GLOBAL WARMING WILL CAUSE WIDESPREAD CONFLICT, DISPLACE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE AND DEVASTATE THE GLOBAL ECONOMY http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/official-prophecy-of-doom-global-warming-will-cause-widespread-conflict-displace-millions-of-people-and-devastate-the-global-economy-9198171.html

 

Guardian Environment, March 18, 2014
▶  THE GLOBAL TRANSITION TIPPING POINT HAS ARRIVED: VIVE LA REVOLUTION. What we are seeing, as I've argued in detail before, are escalating, interconnected symptoms of the unsustainability of the global system in its current form. While the available evidence suggests that business-as-usual is likely to guarantee worst-case scenarios, simultaneously humanity faces an unprecedented opportunity to create a civilisational form that is in harmony with our environment, and ourselves. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2014/mar/18/transition-tipping-point-revolution-doom

 

                                      SHORT ANIMATED VIDEO
                                   Climate Council, March 31, 2014
                   REALLY. IMPORTANT. SCIENCE. ANNOUNCEMENT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOD52WeFVms&feature=youtu.be



Guardian Envronment, March 31, 2014
- ▶ UN IPCC CLIMATE CHANGE REPORT 'SHOULD JOLT PEOPLE INTO ACTION, SAYS IPCC CHIEF: UN science panel's chairman, Rajendra Pachauri, says report on impacts of rising temperatures should push leaders to act http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/31/climate-change-report-ipcc-chief

 

Salon, April 03, 2014
- ▶ GLOBAL WARMING COULD DRY OUT A THIRD OF THE EARTH BY 2100 - Columbia University’s Earth Observatory http://www.salon.com/2014/04/03/global_warming_could_dry_out_a_third_of_the_earth_by_2100/

 

 ▶  WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS http://sco.lt/74mbHF

 

Guardian Environment, March 28, 2014
- ▶ UN IPCC SECOND REPORT:  CLIMATE CHANGE FELT ON ALL CONTINENTS AND ACROSS THE OCEANS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/28/ipcc-report-climate-change-report-human-natural-systems

 

Before It's News, January 14, 2014
▶  OFF THE CHARTS: THE UNBELIEVABLE LIST OF HEAT RECORDS BROKEN IN 2013 http://beforeitsnews.com/environment/2014/01/off-the-charts-2013-australias-hottest-year-the-unbelievable-list-of-heat-records-broken-in-2013-2490202.html

 

Australian Broadcasting Corporation, March 26, 2014

- ▶ ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT TO WORSEN OVER TIME AS RESOURCES BECOME HARDER TO REACHEven if current appetites for new things remained stable, the world is headed for more environmental destruction as resources become harder to reach. HAVING PICKED MOST of the 'low hanging fruit', humans are now putting more effort into extracting useful materials, and a new study says the associated environmental impacts are only going to grow. http://www.abc.net.au/environment/articles/2014/03/25/3970411.htm

 

BBC News , March 31, 2014
- ▶ NEW UN IPCC REPORT: CLIMATE IMPACTS ARE OVERWHELMING- The impacts of global warming are likely to be "severe, pervasive and irreversible", a major report by the UN has warned. Scientists and officials meeting in Japan say the document is the most comprehensive assessment to date of the impacts of climate change on the world. http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-26810559

 

 RTCC News, March 26, 2014
  -▶ UN IPCC SCIENCE REPORT HIGHLIGHTS LIMITS TO CLIMATE ADAPTION. Warns that there are barriers to man’s ability to adapt to projected floods, droughts and other extreme weather events, which means that the world will inevitably endure a certain amount of pain within the next century http://www.rtcc.org/2014/03/26/un-climate-science-report-will-highlight-limits-to-adaptation/

 


Reuters, March 25, 2014

  -▶ IF GLOBAL WARMING IS NOT STOPPED, WILL GO ON FOR CENTURIES - U.N. World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/03/25/climatechange-temperature-idINDEEA2O00620140325

 

Huffington Post Green, March 25, 2014
  -▶ CLIMATE CHANGE COULD DELAY THE FIGHT AGAINST WORLD HUNGER FOR DECADES http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/25/climate-change-world-hunger_n_5021535.html


 

Huffington Post, March 26, 2014
  -▶ CLIMATE CHANGE DANGERS HERE NOW, WILL WORSEN MANY HUMAN ILLS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/24/climate-change-dangers_n_5019412.html

 

 August 9, 2013 Climate Progress

-▶ NEW IPPC REPORT: CLIMATOLOGISTS MORE CERTAIN GLOBAL WARMING IS CAUSED BY HUMANS, IMPACTS ARE SPEEDING UP http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/08/18/2484711/ipcc-report-more-certain-global-warming-is-caused-by-humans-impacts-speeding-up/

 

April 1, 2013 Huffington Post

-▶ NASA's DR. JAMES HANSEN: DOUBLING DOWN ON OUR FAUSTIAN BARGAIN http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-james-hansen/doubling-down-on-our-faustian-bargain_b_2989535


 SF Gate, March 24, 2014
  -▶ CALIFORNIA DROUGHT: CENTRAL VALLEY FARMLAND ON ITS LAST LEGS. Only sensible solution is to retire hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/California-drought-Central-Valley-farmland-on-5342892.php

 

                                                      WATCH
                              PBS Newshour, March 19, 2014
RISING SEAS: SOUTH FLORIDA CONSIDERS INVESTMENT AGAINST RISING SEAS http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/south-florida-rising-sea-levels/

 

 

The Ecologist, March 22, 2013
Thich Nhat Hanh:

▶  IN 100 YEARS HUMAN LIFE ON PLANET EARTH MAY HAVE ENDED http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1291786/thich_nhat_hanh_in_100_years_there_may_be_no_more_humans_on_planet_earth.html

 

                           FULL VIDEO OF JOHN KERRY SPEECH

                      POWERFUL ADDRESS FROM INDONESIA

          "Climate Change Is The Greatest Challenge of Our Generation"

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks on climate change from Jakarta, Indonesia on February 16, 2014. A transcript can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-yDzHApXiw&feature=youtu.be

 

 FULL TRANSCRIPT http://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2014/02/221704.htm

 

                                                PRICING CARBON

      A FAILED STRATEGY THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET

                                                http://sco.lt/5BKyfp

 

 ▶  THIS FAITH IN THE MARKETS IS MISPLACED: WILL BIG BUSINESS SAVE OR DESTROY OUR PLANET? http://sco.lt/8Yxtgn

 

  -▶ OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/63qRl3


 -▶ THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING http://sco.lt/61gcWf

 

                                                         VIDEO:

                                        "CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING"

          CAN WE SAVE THE PLANET BY MESSING WITH NATURE?

                                             http://sco.lt/5WgE0v

 

 

 ▶ AT THE LIMITS OF THE MARKET:  WHY CAPITALISM HASN'T AND CAN'T SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/84Vywz

 

PR Watch, August 01, 2013
-▶  DIRTY HANDS:  77 ALEC BILLS IN 2013 ADVANCE A BIG OIL, BIG AG AGENDA http://www.prwatch.org/news/2013/08/12193/dirty-hands-77-alec-bills-2013-advance-big-oil-big-ag-agenda

 


 

 -▶  OBAMA'S "ALL OF THE ABOVE" DRILL, BABY DRILL MAY KILL US ALL http://sco.lt/6cMFxh

 

 

 ▶  WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/76Gtij

 

 -▶ THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS: HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL  http://sco.lt/6XU6Kn

 

 -▶ LOOTING THE VERY FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE: CORPORATE FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE: A RECIPE FOR DISASTER http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/10/13

 

                             WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                      http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

▶  UNPRECEDENTED STUDY:  THREATENING OUR OWN EXTINCTION WITH LOSS OF BIOLOGICAL AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY http://sco.lt/64XtcP

 

   ▶ ENOUGHNESS:  WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

                                       ERADICATING ECOCIDE:

WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                        http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

                           AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

                                                  WATCH

                                              FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

                                 

 

 

▶  "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - IPCC REPORT, UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/7C0zyb

 

 

PICKING UP THE CORPORATE TAB

The Guardian, March 17, 2014
TOXIC TRAIL:  HOW A LANDMARK SUPERFUND CLEANUP PROGRAM LEAVES ITS OWN TOXIC LEGACY.

Below some of the world’s most expensive real estate, in the heart of Silicon Valley, pipes and pumps suck thousands of gallons of contaminated water every hour from vast underground toxic pools.

Giant industrial filters trap droplets of dangerous chemicals at the surface, all in the hope of making the water drinkable again and protecting the workers of tech giants such as Google and Symantec from toxic vapors. Often the original mess is almost untreatable. In Silicon Valley’s case, it would take 700 years of continuous treatment to make the groundwater drinkable. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2014/mar/-sp-toxic-waste-silicon-valley-trail

 

 

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Ferananda's curator insight, May 13, 5:47 PM

I don't give a lot of energy to speaking about 'the collapse' of our civilization as I try to connect with people not from fear but from creativity.  Yet I post this study as it came out from NASA and its pretty grounded in regards to the state of the environment.  

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How Rigged is the Fossil Fuel Market? Unearthing the True Cost of Fossil Fuels

How Rigged is the Fossil Fuel Market? Unearthing the True Cost of Fossil Fuels | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

                                                 --- WATCH ---

                     300 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUELS IN 300 SECONDS

                                        http://sco.lt/724dSD

 

February 7, 2012 TreeHugger

HOW RIGGED IS THE FOSSIL FUEL MARKET? IN A WORD, "OVERWHELMING".  AN UNHOLY ALLIANCE -- THE TRUE COST OF FOSSIL FUELS. Fossil fuel company executives and D.C. politicians have long worked together to ensure coal and oil prices stay low enough to keep Americans hooked. Here's how we can break the addiction.... Industry gets tax breaks, subsidies, military support in volatile regions, the right to use our air and water like a sewer, and assurance that the government will clean up its environmental messes. Politicians get campaign contributions, a steady flow of dirty energy, and a talking point to brandish about how they kept gas affordable...http://www.treehugger.com/energy-policy/true-cost-fossil-fuels.html?campaign=daily_nl



The Conversation, December 11, 2014
-▶WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TO THE CLIMATE IF WE STOPPED EMITTING GREENHOUSE GASES TODAY? http://theconversation.com/what-would-happen-to-the-climate-if-we-stopped-emitting-greenhouse-gases-today-35011



Center for American Progress, December 22, 2014
-▶ FOSSIL-FUEL INDUSTRY SPENT "BIG" TO SET ANTI-ENVIRONMENT AGENDA FOR THE NEXT U.S. CONGRESS : A legislative rider that was quietly attached to a major defense funding bill earlier this month marked a watershed change in the political fortunes of the coal, oil, and gas industries and their return to power in Washington, D.C. The rider—which turns the Bull Mountains in Montana over to a Koch-connected, Houston-based company to be strip mined for coal—is the fossil-fuel industry’s first major payoff from a three-quarters-of-a-billion-dollar investment to secure Republican control of Congress and to set the stage for a pro-coal, pro-drilling, and anti-environment agenda in 2015

https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/news/2014/12/22/103667/the-fossil-fuel-industry-spent-big-to-set-the-anti-environment-agenda-of-the-next-congress/


Salon, December 12, 2014
▶ THE FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY'S JEKYLL-AND-HYDE TRICK:  BACK CLIMATE REFORM WHILE QUIETLY FINANCING LOBBY TO KILL THEM http://www.salon.com/2014/12/12/the_fossil_fuel_industrys_jekyll_and_hyde_trick_back_climate_reforms_while_quietly_financing_lobby_to_kill_them_partner/


Washington Post, December 07, 2014
-▶ FOSSIL-FUEL LOBBYISTS, BOLSTERED BY GOP WINS, WORK TO CURB ENVIRONMENTAL RULES http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/fossil-fuel-lobbyists-bolstered-by-gop-wins-work-to-curb-environmental-rules/2014/12/07/3ef05bc0-79b9-11e4-9a27-6fdbc612bff8_story.html


Corporate Europe Observatory, December 08, 2014
-▶ ANGLO AMERICAN'S DIRTY ENERGY LOBBY AND ITS FALSE CLIMATE SOLUTIONS http://corporateeurope.org/blog/anglo-americans-dirty-energy-lobby-and-its-false-climate-solutions


                                               OIL WARS


CHECK MATE : OIL IN NEW ERA AS OPEC REFUSES TO YIELD TO U.S. SHALE FRACKING http://sco.lt/7L1Kfh


                                            VIDEO REPORT

                          Democracy Now, December 09, 2014

                                         UN COP20 Lima, Peru

CORPORATE CONQUISTADORS: : NEW REPORT EXPOSES HOW MULTI-NATIONALS DRIVE PROFIT FOR CLIMATE CHANGE

http://www.democracynow.org/2014/12/9/corporate_conquistadors_new_report_exposes_how


                                           NEW PDF REPORT

                               CORPORATE CONQUISTADORS :

THE MANY WAYS MULTINATIONALS BOTH DRIVE AND PROFIT FROM CLIMATE DESTRUCTION. Multinational corporations are relentlessly expanding their operations into ever more vulnerable and remote regions of the planet. As they do so they both drive the climate crisis and exacerbate its impacts. They bear responsibility for a global crisis which affects us all, and they bring social and environmental destruction to the local communities where they operate.  http://democracyctr.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Corporate_Conquistadors-EN-webFINAL.pdf


Sustainable Business, May 14, 2014
-▶ A RETURN OF 5800% THAT'S WHAT THE FOSSIL FUEL LOBBY GETS http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/25711


Oil Change International, November 26, 2014
-▶ BIG OIL'S FRONT GROUPS EXPOSED http://priceofoil.org/2014/11/26/big-oils-front-groups-exposed/


Renew Economy, December 03, 2014
BIG OIL AIMS TO KILL CLEAN ENERGY TARGET IN WESTERN US STATES. A major new petroleum industry campaign is afoot to shoot down clean energy regulations in all three West Coast states http://reneweconomy.com.au/2014/big-oil-aims-kill-clean-energy-target-western-us-states-37963


HuffPost Politics, March 29, 2014

WORLD'S BIGGEST COAL COMPANY AND WORLD'S BIGGEST PR FIRM PAIR UP TO PROMOTE COAL FOR POOR PEOPLE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/27/peabody-burson-marstellar-coal_n_5044962.html


 ▶ OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY LAUNCH "BLACKMAIL" AD CAMPAIGN http://sco.lt/5xnPyT


  Harvard Business Review, February 05, 2014
- ▶  STUDY:  "GREEN" ADVERTISING HELPED BP RECOVER FROM THE DEEPWATER HORIZON SPILL http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/02/study-green-advertising-helped-bp-recover-from-the-deepwater-horizon-spill/


-▶THROWING SUNLIGHT ON THE DANGERS OF MANIPULATING MARKETS AND COMMODITIES   http://www.cnbc.com/id/102222904



Boulder Weekly, March 13, 2014


AMERICA'S DIRTIEST SECRET: The oil and gas industry’s contamination problems are so large, they have been deemed impossible to prevent or clean up by both industry and government. An unimaginable tonnage of contamination is being placed into our environment every year thanks to lax regulation of exploration and production wastes http://www.boulderweekly.com/article-12516-americarss-dirtiest-secret.html


Salon, March 13, 2014

 ▶ HOW BIG OIL DESTROYS THE WORLD:  A REAL-LIFE SAGA OF GREED http://www.salon.com/2014/03/13/how_big_oil_destroys_the_world_a_real_life_saga_of_greed/


Truthout, October 03, 2014
CARBON CAPTURE AND CLEAN COAL:  OBAMA'S MULTI BILLION DOLLAR PIPE DREAM -- WITH YOUR TAX DOLLARS  http://truth-out.org/news/item/26559-carbon-capture-and-clean-coal-obama-s-multibillion-dollar-climate-pipedream


                                             WATCH TRAILER
                                                     'PUMP'

The Film Setting Out to 'Change Your Attitude About Fuel Forever'
Directed by Joshua Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell, and narrated by Jason Bateman, the film “tells the story of America's addiction to oil, from its corporate conspiracy beginnings to its current monopoly today, and explains clearly and simply how we can end it — and finally win choice at the pump.” http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/marketing_comms/sustainable_brands


Grist, May 23, 2014
 -▶ DO COAL COMPANIES HAVE MORE RIGHTS THAN VOTERS? http://grist.org/business-technology/do-coal-companies-have-more-rights-than-voters/


                                               ===============

                                                      SUBSIDIES

                                               ===============


Huffington Post Politics, July 09, 2014
 -▶ U.S. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT STILL SPENDING TENS OF BILLIONS TO SUBSIDIZE FOSSIL FUELS Over the past five years, the Obama administration has repeatedly called for cutting fossil fuel subsidies in the form of tax breaks and other incentives. But the amount of money the federal government forfeits through subsidies has increased steadily over that time period, reaching $18.5 billion last year, according to a new report from the environmental group Oil Change International. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/09/fossil-fuel-subsidies_n_5572346.html?m=true


RTCC Climate News, November 11, 2014
G20 DIRECTS $775 BILLION IN SUBSIDIES TOWARD FOSSIL FUELS -- UNDERMINING CLIMATE ACTION http://www.rtcc.org/2014/11/11/g20-billions-to-big-oil-undermine-climate-action/


Guardian, November 10, 2014
RICH COUNTRIES SUBSIDISING OIL, GAS AND COAL COMPANIES BY $88bn A YEAR FOR NEW EXPLORATION. US, UK, Australia giving tax breaks to explore new reserves despite climate advice that fossil fuels should be left buried http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/11/rich-countries-subsidising-oil-gas-and-coal-companies-by-88bn-a-year


Oil Change International, July 09, 2014
CASHING IN ON ALL OF THE ABOVE:  U.S. FOSSIL FUEL PRODUCTION SUBSIDIES UNDER OBAMA http://priceofoil.org/2014/07/09/cashing-in-on-all-of-the-above-u-s-fossil-fuel-production-subsidies-under-obama/


  27 March, 2013 Washington Post
IMF: WANT TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE?  GET RID OF $1.9 TRILLION IN ENERGY SUBSIDIES http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/03/27/imf-want-to-fight-climate-change-get-rid-of-1-9-trillion-in-energy-subsidies/


ReNew Economy, April 29, 2014
▶  FOSSIL FUEL SUBSIDIES COST $2 TRILLION ANNUALLY, ACCORDING TO IMF http://reneweconomy.com.au/2014/fossil-fuel-subsidies-costing-global-economy-2-trillion-imf-79534


 RTCC, February 04, 2014
 ▶ IMF CHIEF LAGARDE WARNS OF MERCILESS, CLIMATE CHANGE: "WE ARE 'SUBSIDIZING BEHAVIOR THAT IS DESTROYING THE PLANET http://www.rtcc.org/2014/02/05/imf-chief-lagarde-warns-of-merciless-climate-change/

 

Grist, January 05, 2012
▶  FOSSIL FUELS RECEIVE 250 DIFFERENT KINDS OF SUBSIDIES http://grist.org/list/2012-01-04-fossil-fuels-receive-250-different-kinds-of-subsidies/

 

28 March, 2013 - EcoWatch
 ▶  FOSSIL FUEL SUBSIDIES: A GLOBAL SCANDAL - http://ecowatch.com/2013/fossil-fuel-subsidies-a-global-scandal/

 

January 20, 2012 Treehugger - Lester Brown
GOVERNMENTS SPEND $1.4 BILLION PER DAY IN SUBSIDIES TO DESTABILIZE CLIMATE http://www.treehugger.com/energy-policy/governments-spend-14-billion-day-destabilize-climate.html

 

FOSSIL FUEL SUBSIDIES FIVE TIMES GREATER THAN CLIMATE FINANCE  http://sco.lt/7mFYcj


Grist, July 14, 2014
THANKS TO THE FRACKING BOOM, WE'RE WASTING MORE MONEY THAN EVER ON FOSSIL FUEL SUBSIDIES... making society bear the brunt of the local pollution and climate change caused by fossil fuel extraction, transport, and burning. the federal government continues to lose lots of money by selling fossil fuel extraction rights on public lands for less than they are worth, as the Government Accountability Office has reported. Oil Change notes that below-market lease rates are costing the Treasury $1 billion per year. http://grist.org/climate-energy/thanks-to-the-fracking-boom-were-wasting-more-money-than-ever-on-fossil-fuel-subsidies/

 

 UNEP Newscenter, April 28, 2014
 ▶ FOSSIL FUEL SUBSIDIES HAMPER PATHWAY TO INCLUSIVE GREEN ECONOMY, EXPERTS SAY. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently reported that CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion and industrial processes were responsible for approximately 78 per cent of the total increase in greenhouse gas emissions between 1970 and 2010.

    Experts say reducing or eliminating harmful fossil fuel subsidies - and properly pricing energy to account for environmental impacts - is one of the most promising ways governments can promote a transition to a greener economy, and even the playing field for investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy. http://www.unep.org/NewsCentre/default.aspx?DocumentID=2787&ArticleID=10837&l=en

 

 The Nation, April 15, 2014
▶  THE TAX BREAKS THAT ARE KILLING THE PLANET http://www.thenation.com/blog/179357/tax-breaks-are-killing-planet#

 

Center For American Progress, February 10, 2014
-▶ WITH ONLY $93 BILLION IN NET PROFITS, THE BIG FIVE OIL COMPANIES DEMAND TO KEEP TAX BREAKS . Lifting the crude oil export ban, as some Big Oil companies are lobbying to do, could raise gasoline prices at filling stations as global demand on commodity markets increases http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/news/2014/02/10/83879/with-only-93-billion-in-profits-the-big-five-oil-companies-demand-to-keep-tax-breaks/


 

                    OBAMA'S "ALL OF THE ABOVE" DRILL, BABY, DRILL:

             FRACKING, TARSANDS OIL, NUCLEAR... MAY KILL US ALL 

                                            http://sco.lt/7p2tEX


 -▶  CHEAP OIL OR A STABLE CLIMATE? WE CAN CAN'T HAVE BOTH, IEA REPORT SAYS  http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3325881879/cheap-oil-or-a-stable-climate-we-can-t-have-both-iea-report-says


Ecowatch, November 12, 2014

TWO THIRDS OF FOSSIL FUEL RESERVE MUST STAY UNDERGROUND TO STABILIZE CLIMATE Two thirds of all proven fossil fuel reserves must stay in the ground if the world is serious about avoiding dangerous climate change, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA) in its World Energy Outlook 2012 report released today.  http://ecowatch.org/2012/fossil-fuel-underground-stabilize-climate/

 

Denver Post, May 95m 2013

▶  COLORADO OIL BOOM 'DEATH SENTENCE' FOR FERTILE SOIL AND GROUND WATER: 716,982 gals spilled and seeped into soil over past decade. Who pays for clean up?  http://www.denverpost.com/environment/ci_25692049/colorado-faces-oil-boom-death-sentence-soil-eyes

 

 Common Dreams, March 21, 2014

FOSSIL FUEL GIANTS GUZZLING WORLD'S WATER AS POOR GO THIRSTY http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/03/21-2



 Climate & Capitalism, November 15, 2013
▶  CORPORATE POWER BLOCKS GLOBAL ENERGY TRANSITION -- WHY AN ENERGY REVOLUTION IS NEEDED http://climateandcapitalism.com/2013/11/15/corporate-power-blocks-global-energy-transition/


NRDC ACTION CENTER: DEMAND LIMITS ON CARBON POLLUTION https://secure.nrdconline.org/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=3447


Forbes, July 18, 2014
5 REASONS BIG OIL DOESN'T CARE ABOUT WORKING AMERICANS. Do oil companies really care about hard-working Americans, struggling families, low-income people and communities of color? Could it be that they are using these groups as a smokescreen for killing environmental protections and protecting their profits? http://www.forbes.com/sites/edfenergyexchange/2014/07/18/5-reasons-big-oil-doesnt-care-about-working-americans/


Yale Global, October 16, 2014
HOW WALL STREET IS KILLING BIG OIL. Investors force big private energy companies into liquidation; energy dominance shifts to emerging markets  http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/how-wall-street-killing-big-oil




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  -▶ THE TRUE STORY OF CHEVRON'S ECUADOR ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER http://sco.lt/7pCbOj


 -▶ SHELL OIL WRECKS NIGERIA'S OGONILAND WITH OIL SPILLS ... AND GETS AWAY WITH IT.  WHO RESTORES THE ENVIRONMENT? http://sco.lt/4vZqvB


                         2010 BP DEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTER

              CONTINUES TO IMPACT GULF'S ECOSYSTEM -- 4 YEARS ON

                                                http://sco.lt/5Ahg6D


EcoWatch, May 01, 2014
THOUSANDS OF CRUDE OIL GALLONS SPILL AND EXPLODE INTO JAMES RIVER AS TRAIN DERAILS IN VIRGINA http://ecowatch.com/2014/05/01/crude-oil-spill-virginia/


New York Times, March 2, 2014
BP DOUBLES INITIAL SIZE ESTIMATE OF LAKE MICHIGAN OIL SPILL http://www.nationofchange.org/bp-doubles-initial-size-estimate-lake-michigan-oil-spill-1396019685


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 Bloomberg, May 02, 2014
-▶ CARBON DIOXIDE BEAT HISTORIC LEVEL EVERY DAY LAST MONTH. “We’re running out of time, but not solutions,” Ed Chen, a spokesman for the Natural Resources Defense Council, said... “The next big step is to limit, for the first time, carbon pollution being spewed by our power plants.” http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-05-02/carbon-dioxide-exceeds-historic-threshold-through-april.html

 

                                                     VIDEO
                               Moyers and Company, May 16, 2014
                    THE WAR ON CLIMATE CHANGE SCIENTISTS
                            Bill Moyers and Dr. David Suzuki, Scientist
Climate Change and Government Collusion with the Petrochemical iIndustry.... killing the messenger is a 50-year-0ld strategy ripped straight from big tobacco’s playbook. “This is a very effective thing that we know has been done by the tobacco industry [and] it’s being done by the fossil fuel industry… http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-the-war-on-climate-scientists/


 EcoWatch, July 16, 2014
HOW YOUR TAX DOLLARS FUND CLIMATE CHANGE DENIAL. How Increased Subsidies Rewarded U.S. Gas and Oil Companies For Accelerating Climate Change http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/16/subsidies-gas-oil-climate-change/


                                           THE ONLY WAY OUT

                       CHINA TO PRIORITIZE ENVIRONMENT

            OVER ECONOMY AND DEVELOPMENT IN REVISED LAW

                                            http://sco.lt/51P1sH


                     COAL BURNING EXACTS A LETHAL PRICE 

                                       http://sco.lt/8wLmKX

 

                PRICING CARBON, CARBON STORAGE, OFFSETS 

            FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE PLANET

                                      http://sco.lt/7d7RmT



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 Center for Public Integrity, April 23, 2014
▶  BIG OIL, BAD AIR - TEXAS FREEZES AGENCY'S FUNDING AFTER AIR POLLUTION DATA RELEASED. State regulators and politicians are more focused on protecting the industry than protecting the public http://www.publicintegrity.org/2014/04/23/14622/texas-freezes-agencys-funding-after-air-pollution-data-released

 

The Nation, April 11, 2014
▶  WANT TO STOP CLIMATE CHANGE? TAKE THE FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY TO COURT. Big Carbon with all it's tricks is where Big Tobacco was, before it started losing - Published paper with a revolutionary thesis http://www.thenation.com/article/179459/want-stop-climate-change-take-fossil-fuel-industry-court#


Vancouver Observer, January 5, 2014
UNCONVENTIONAL OIL AND GAS WILL FRY CLIMATE -- SAYS EXXONMOBIL REPORT

https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/climatesnapshot/unconventional-oil-and-gas-will-fry-climate-exxonmobil-report


HuffPost Politics, March 28, 2014
U.S. TRIES TO STOP INDIA'S SOLAR POLICY WHILE PUSHING FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/28/india-us-solar-wto_n_5031345.html


CleanTechnica, November 09, 2014
INDIA EYES $100 BILLION INVESTMENT IN RENEWABLE ENERGY http://cleantechnica.com/2014/11/09/india-eyes-100-billion-investment-renewable-energy/


Endangered Species Coalition:

FUELING EXTINCTION - HOW DIRTY ENERGY DRIVES WILDLIFE TO THE BRINK - REPORT PDF Download http://fuelingextinction.org/index.php/component/content/article?id=70


 

                           THE SHALE GAS "FRACKING" REVOLUTION

                                 AN ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE

http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3221506918/the-shale-gas-fracking-revolution-an-environmental-nightmare


                                                      VIDEO (5:16)
                                                NO FRACKING WAY

HOW THE EU-US TRADE DEAL RISKS EXPANDING FRACKING IN EUROPE AND THE U.S. http://vimeo.com/88146142

 

 

                                        USA NATURAL GAS EXPORTS

             LEAVE A POLLUTION CESSPOOL FOR TAXPAYER CLEANUP

                                       METHANE GLOBAL WARMING 

                                               http://sco.lt/6QCpUX


 YES Magazine, January 3, 2014

▶  WHAT IF WINSTON CHURCHILL WERE LEADING THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE? http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/how-to-eat-like-our-lives-depend-on-it/winston-churchill-leading-fight-climate-change

 

YaleGlobal Online, April 09, 2014

SOVEREIGN DEBTS IN A FOSSIL-FUELED WORLD. Advanced economies – steeped in debt, with infrastructure and tax policies built around fossil fuels – resist innovation on new fuels or efforts to stem climate change and pollution. Hickey suggests that “Most world governments are so compromised with the fossil-fuel industry they cannot easily walk away without leaving their financial coffers worse off as the true costs of energy are hidden in a producer and consumer subsidy labyrinth that promotes the addiction.” Eliminating subsidies for the fossil-fuel industry, highlighting the true costs, would speed up the development of alternative energies. – YaleGlobal  http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/sovereign-debts-fossil-fueled-world

 

 Australian Broadcasting Corporation, March 26, 2014

- ▶ ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT TO WORSEN OVER TIME AS RESOURCES BECOME HARDER TO REACH http://www.abc.net.au/environment/articles/2014/03/25/3970411.htm


The Guardian, December 04, 2013

-▶ 'ALEC''s ASSAULT ON CLEAN ENERGY:  HOW ALEC-INSPIRED LAWS PLANS TO CHARGE HOMEOWNERS WHO INSTALL OFF-THE-GRID SOLAR
• Documents reveal conservative group's anti-green agenda
• Strategy to charge people who install their own solar panels
• Environmentalists accuse Alec of protecting utility firms' profits
 http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/04/alec-freerider-homeowners-assault-clean-energy


ClickGreen, June 23, 2014
 -▶ SOLAR POWER COULD RELIABLY MEET 24-HOUR CONSUMER DEMAND, STUDY FINDS http://www.clickgreen.org.uk/news/international-news/124845-solar-power-could-reliably-meet-24-hour-consumer-demand%2C-study-finds.html

 


THIS FAITH IN THE MARKETS IS MISPLACED: WILL BIG BUSINESS SAVE OR DESTROY OUR PLANET? http://sco.lt/8Yxtgn

 

-▶ AT THE LIMITS OF THE MARKET:  WHY CAPITALISM HASN'T (AND CAN'T) SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/84Vywz

 

 Pavan Sukhdev

▶  WILL 2013 BRING A NEW, SUSTAINABLE WORLD?  AN END TO CRONY CAPITALISM http://pavansukhdev.com/2013/01/05/will-2013-bring-a-new-sustainable-world/


 

                              KICKING THE "HABIT" AIN'T EASY

National Geographic, February 11, 2014
GERMANY PLANS TO RAZE TOWNS FOR BROWN COAL AND CHEAP ENERGY. Villages face the bulldozer as one of Europe’s renewable energy leaders leans more heavily on an old habit.  http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2014/02/140211-germany-plans-to-raze-towns-for-brown-coal/

 

                                               --- WATCH ---

              "THE DIRTY TRUTH" TAR SANDS OIL EXTRACTION -

                                 THE DIRTIEST OIL ON EARTH

                                    http://sco.lt/6OpdeT


                                              VIDEO REPORT

                              Democracy Now, December 09, 2014

                            From UN COP20 Lima, Peru Climate Talks

INDIGENOUS WOMEN EARTH DEFENDERS SPEAK OUT AGAINST CORPORATE PLUNDER OF THEIR LANDS AND ENVIRONMENT

http://www.democracynow.org/2014/12/9/indigenous_women_on_the_front_lines


The Ecologist, March 20, 2014
-▶  FOREST PEOPLES AT RISK FROM CORPORATE AND GOVERNMENT 'CARBON GRAB' http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2325253/forest_peoples_at_risk_from_carbon_grab.html


                                                          VIDEO
                        INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                          A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER

                                               http://sco.lt/5c5Z2H



MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING, THREATENING CIVILIZATION http://sco.lt/7nU397

 

▶  GLOBAL WARMING IS HERE TO STAY, WHICHEVER WAY YOU LOOK AT IT http://sco.lt/7WJayH

 

 ▶   OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB.  THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES  http://sco.lt/5pPxWD


 ▶   GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/8bjv73

 

 ▶ STOP BURNING RAIN FORESTS FOR PALM OIL, BIOFUELS AND MONOCROP AGRICULTURE  http://sco.lt/5Ylp7h

 


  ▶ OCEAN ACIDIFYING: RAPIDLY RISING C02 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE  http://sco.lt/8WLvHd

 

                                             ▶ WATCH  ▶

     "ENDING THE SILENCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE - THE POLITICS"

                                         Moyers and Company

                                            http://sco.lt/5St5Cj

 

 

 ▶  WORLD CAN'T WAIT UNTIL 2020 ON CLIMATE CHANGE, SAYS NEW HIGHLY-DISTURBING INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY REPORT http://sco.lt/82bCM5

 

▶  "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - IPCC REPORT, UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/7C0zyb

 

  ▶  WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/6odAoL

 

ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE  http://sco.lt/7ExcmX

 

-▶ THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

 

                                                     WATCH

                                              FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-

 

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

 

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▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life


▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us


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Mass Epidemic Illnesses Coming With Global Warming, Melting World : Massive Desertification

Mass Epidemic Illnesses Coming With Global Warming, Melting World : Massive Desertification | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it


▶  HOW OUR WARMING PLANET INCREASES CHANCES OF WIDE ARRAY OF EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES - THREATENING CIVILIZATION http://grist.org/climate-energy/were-already-sick-of-climate-change-and-getting-sicker/


RT New, October 29, 2014
- ▶ 700 YEAR OLD VIRUS FROM ANCIENT CARIBOUS POOP REVIVED, INFECTS LIVING PLANT. Scientists have successfully revived a 700-year-old virus that was frozen within ancient caribou feces, using it to infect a modern-day plant. The development raises the possibility that global warming could resurrect other infectious viruses. http://rt.com/usa/200287-ancient-poop-virus-revived-infects/


BBC News, March 03, 2014

- ▶ GIANT VIRUS COMES BACK TO LIFE AFTER BEING FROZEN IN SIBERIAN PERMAFROST FOR AN AMAZING 30,000 YEARS http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-26387276


New Scientist, March 03, 2014
- ▶ BIGGEST-EVER VIRUS REVIVED FROM STONE AGE PERMAFROST THAWING TUNDRA. Now that this virus has been revived from the permafrost, so too could potentially harmful pathogens, possibly including viruses humans have never encountered before, the researchers say. http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25151-biggestever-virus-revived-from-stone-age-permafrost.html#.UxYSgF5kJK4


                                                      REPORT

                                    PLOS ONE, February 25, 2014
-▶  WHY BIODIVERSITY AND LOSS AND IT'S REGULATION MATTERS: INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND THEIR OUTBREAKS IN ASIA-PACIFIC:  http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0090032


Guardian, October 28, 2014
-▶EBOLA IS A PRODUCT OF DESTRUCTIVE AND EXPLOITIVE GLOBAL ECONOMIC SYSTEM http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/oct/28/ebola-africa-symptom-failing-economic-system-west-deforestation


EcoInternet, October 01, 2014
-▶  EBOLA A SYMPTOM OF ECOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL COLLAPSE http://www.ecointernet.org/2014/10/01/ebola-a-symptom-of-ecological-and-social-collapse/


-▶  EBOLA:  HUNTING SEED DISPERSING ANIMALS PUSHING CENTRAL AFRICAN FORESTS TOWARD ECOLOGICAL COLLAPSE  http://sco.lt/8AcxIP


January 30, 2012 PhysOrg
 ▶ PLANT BIODIVERSITY PRESERVATION IS CRUCIAL TO BUFFER NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND DESERTIFICATION IN DRY LANDS http://phys.org/news/2012-01-biodiversity-ecosystems-global-drylands.html


Phys.org, August 27, 2014
▶ CLIMATE CHANGE, DROUGHT POSES GROWING HEALTH THREAT, UN REPORTS. "Climate change is no longer only an environmental issue"... poses a growing health threat, the UN warned on Wednesday, saying extreme weather and rising temperatures could claim hundreds of thousands of lives and spread disease. http://phys.org/news/2014-08-climate-poses-health-threat.html#nRlv


SummitVoice, March 18, 2012
-▶ GLOBAL WARMING: DOCTORS FORESEE MAJOR HEALTH IMPACTS. Asthma, allergies and infectious disease could surge in warming world  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2012/03/18/global-warming-doctors-foresee-major-health-impacts/


Environment News Service, May 20, 2014
-▶ DETERIORATING ENVIRONMENT THREATENS HUMAN HEALTH WORLDWIDE http://ens-newswire.com/2014/05/20/deteriorating-environment-threatens-human-health-worldwide/


Huffington Post, March 26, 2014
 ▶   CLIMATE CHANGE DANGERS HERE NOW, WILL WORSEN MANY HUMAN ILLS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/24/climate-change-dangers_n_5019412.html



-▶ LARGE-SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAIN HUMAN AND ECOSYSTEM HEALTH  http://sco.lt/8amPlR



                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT



DESERTIFICATION: The Guardian Environment http://www.theguardian.com/environment/desertification


DEFORESTATION IS DESERTIFICATION: A DEADLY GAME FOR ALL LIFE  http://sco.lt/4rCFH7


▶  CHANGING OUR WORLD FOREVER.  THE WAY TO A NEW, UNKNOWN ARCTIC ECOSYSTEM http://sco.lt/8eWiUz




April 15, 2013 - Irish Times

 ▶  AFRICA STRUGGLING TO FORCE SAHARA BACK AS CLIMATE CHANGE WREAKS HAVOC Desertification and rising sea levels pose serious threats to life in Africa... http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/africa/struggling-to-force-the-sahara-back-as-climate-change-wreaks-havoc-in-senegal-1.1359970

 

Thomson Reuters Foundation, February 22, 2012
 ▶  ENCROACHING DESERTS THREATEN LIFE ALONG TIBET'S LONGEST RIVER http://www.trust.org/item/?map=encroaching-deserts-threaten-life-along-tibets-longest-river

 

Guardian Environment, September 15, 2014
-▶ DROUGHT BITES AS AMAZON'S "FLYING RIVERS' DRY UP. Scientists say deforestation and climate change responsible for forests not producing vapour clouds that bring rain to Brazil, reports Climate News Network http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/15/drought-bites-as-amazons-flying-rivers-dry-up



-▶ CALIFORNIA DROUGHT - WORST IN RECORDED HISTORY http://sco.lt/4rmrQn


Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Columbia University, December 2012

 ▶ MEGA DROUGHTS AHEAD: WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS COULD BEGIN IN EIGHT YEARS  http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3997322622/worst-drought-in-1-000-years-could-begin-in-eight-years

 

Huffington Post Green, September 24, 2013

- ▶  NEARLY ONE IN 10 U.S. WATERSHEDS IS "STRESSED;  DEMAND FOR WATER OUTPACING SUPPLY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/24/watersheds-stressed-study-supply-water_n_3983176.html

 

 May 23, 2013 Environment News Service
- ▶  U.S. GROUND WATER CONSUMPTION ACCELERATING http://ens-newswire.com/2013/05/23/u-s-groundwater-consumption-accelerating/


Earthblog, August 04, 2014
NEW SCIENCE SUGGESTS MORE LAND-BASED ECOSYSTEMS LOST THAN BIOSPHERE CAN BEAR An important scientific journal article published today finds that 66% of Earth’s land area must be maintained as natural and agro-ecological ecosystems to sustain a livable environment. Yet about 50% have already been lost, threatening global biosphere collapse  http://www.ecointernet.org/2014/08/04/biosphere_collapse/


 TerraDaily, February 02, 2012
BIODIVERSITY ESSENTIAL FOR ECOSYSTEMS ON GLOBAL DRYLANDS http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Biodiversity_enhances_ecosystems_global_drylands_999.html



 Climate Progress, June 25, 2014

 ▶  ONE QUARTER OF INDIA IS TURNING INTO DESERT http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/06/25/3452502/one-quarter-of-india-desert/


August 26, 2013 Grist

 ▶ "THE WHOLE BELT FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE CANADIAN BORDER TO NORTHERN ARGENTINA IS GOING TO BE JUST DESERT IN 100 YEARS." BRINGING WITH IT A WIDE ARRAY OF EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES - THREATENING CIVILIZATION Reporter Linda Marsa investigated the impact of global warming on our health. Cover your mouth: What she found is terrifying.

http://grist.org/climate-energy/were-already-sick-of-climate-change-and-getting-sicker/

 

Treehugger, January 13, 2014

52% OF EARTH'S 9.7 BILLION PEOPLE WILL LIVE IN WATER-STRESSED AREAS IN 2050 - MIT STUDY http://www.treehugger.com/clean-water/52-earths-97-billion-people-will-live-water-stressed-areas-2050-mit-study-shows.html

 

 August 14, 2013 Circle of Blue
- ▶  FORTUNE TELLING: USA COLORADO RIVER TEETERS TOWARD FIRST-EVER SHORTAGE DECLARATION http://www.circleofblue.org/waternews/2013/world/fortune-telling-colorado-river-teeters-toward-first-ever-shortage-declaration/


                                                      VIDEO

                           WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE -

                                        http://sco.lt/856DXl





 -▶ WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS http://sco.lt/74mbHF


 - ▶ GREENLAND'S MELTING:  CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/7MZUVV

 

 -▶  ARCTIC OCEAN MELTING, ACIDIFYING RAPIDLY  http://sco.lt/9GRj3B

 

                                                    WATCH

                                Our Radically Changing Planet

                            "EXTREME ICE" - UNPRECEDENTED

                                                 PBS Nova

            http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/extreme-ice.html

                                                    OR

                      http://video.pbs.org/video/1108763899/



 

THE COMING CLIMATE CRASH: LESSONS FROM THE 2008 RECESSION  http://sco.lt/5Ajv9d

 

- ▶ HUMANITY'S DESTRUCTION OF EARTH'S CLIMATE IN NINETY SECONDS  http://sco.lt/5FjShF

 

                                                 VIDEO 4:00

                    THE EARTH'S NEXT 100 YEARS VISUALIZED

                                           http://sco.lt/8vwwb3


Yale Environment 360, July 02, 2014
2047 : WHERE WILL EARTH HEAD AFTER ITS 'CLIMATE DEPARTURE'? The term “climate departure” has an odd ring, but its meaning is relatively straightforward. It marks the point at which the earth’s climate begins to cease resembling what has come before and moves into a new state, one where heat records are routinely shattered and what once was considered extreme will become the norm. http://e360.yale.edu/feature/interview_camilo_mora_where_will_earth_head_after_its_climate_departure/2783/


 

                            PRICING CARBON AND CARBON STORAGE

    FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET

                                           http://sco.lt/7GrrPd

 

 

 ▶ UN IPCC REPORT AND NASA-FUNDED STUDY:  INDUSTRIAL CIVILIZATION HEADED FOR 'IRREVERSIBLE COLLAPSE' http://sco.lt/8lOuIr


MAN AND HIS ENDANGERED HOME - OUR PURSUIT OF GROWTH AND LUXURY MAY LEAVE US HOMELESS  http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/man-and-his-endangered-home

 

Guardian, December 29, 2013
-▶  THE COMING LEGAL RECKONING:

IT WON'T BE LONG BEFORE THE VICTIMS OF CLIMATE CHANGE MAKE THE WEST PAY http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/29/poorer-countries-climate-change-case

 


  ▶ ERADICATING ECOCIDE:  WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/7uGWKv


 

 

 ▶ LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS  http://sco.lt/6FzKSX

 

CLIMATE CHANGE PROMISES TOUGH TIMES FOR ASIA AND AFRICA - REPORT http://sco.lt/8vOrab

 

AT THE LIMITS OF THE MARKET:  WHY CAPITALISM WON'T AND CAN'T SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/5Qy6cL

 

FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL.  OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY? http://sco.lt/8fNIET

 


 

▶ SOIL AS A LIFELINE:  THE HIDDEN WORLD OF SOIL UNDER OUR FEET http://sco.lt/6kqJaT

 

▶ WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING - Healthy Ecosystems Vital for All Planetary Life  http://sco.lt/7Obz0L

 

 

 

WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/6odAoL



                   THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                        http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

                                                   WATCH

                                              FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/


 ▶ ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE - Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and Pope Francis http://sco.lt/57JX0L

 

 

          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD  http://ow.ly/n97Vf





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▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life


▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us


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Australian PM Wants To Fry The Planet: In Gross Climate Denial

Australian PM Wants To Fry The Planet:  In Gross Climate Denial | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

RTCC, July 17, 2014

 ▶ GLOBAL OUTRAGE AS AUSTRALIA CANS CARBON TAX http://www.rtcc.org/2014/07/17/global-outrage-as-australia-cans-carbon-tax/

RTCC, July 17, 2014

 ▶ AUSTRALIA REVOKES CARBON TAX - INTERNATIONAL REACTIONS http://www.rtcc.org/2014/07/17/australia-axes-carbon-tax-international-reactions/


Renew Economy, December 06, 2014
 ▶ AUSTRALIA SCRAMBLES AT UN LIMA CLIMATE TALKS TO PREVENT BLOWOUT IN 2020 EMISSIONS TARGET which will not only cause embarrassment around its domestic policies, but could compromise its continued involvement in the Kyoto Protocol. http://reneweconomy.com.au/2014/australia-scrambles-in-lima-to-prevent-blowout-in-2020-emissions-target-46837



Sydney Morning Herald, September 27, 2014

 ▶ AUSTRALIA'S STANCE SAVAGELY CONDEMNED AT UN NEW YORK CLIMATE SUMMIT  http://www.smh.com.au/world/australias-climate-stance-savagely-condemned-at-new-york-summit-20140926-10mc0x.html


Sydney Morning Herald, November 26, 2014
 ▶ ABBOTT GOVERNMENT PLANS TO SCRAP THE NATIONAL WATER COMMISSION AS DROUGHT LOOMS http://www.smh.com.au/environment/abbott-government-plans-to-scrap-the-national-water-commission-as-drought-looms-20141126-11u0cy.html


Australian Broadcasting Corporation, November 26, 2014
 ▶ AUSTRALIA PANDERING TO CORPORATE PROFIT: CONTROVERSIAL MINE WATER BILL PASSED IN QUEENSLAND. Miners in Queensland will no longer need a licence to take ground water and will be exempt from reporting requirements for "low-risk" activities... Critics said the water reform and other legislation would give coal companies the right to extract billions of litres of ground water without having to buy licences or to adhere to caps. Environment groups feared the legislation would damage aquifers and the Great Barrier Reef.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-11-27/water-bill-passed-by-queensland-parliament/5922396


Guardian, October 14, 2014
 ▶ MINING COMPANIES LOBBY G20 IN AUSTRALIA TO BACK COAL AS FUTURE OF ENERGY. PR campaign aims to convince world leaders that coal-fired power offers the solution to ‘energy poverty’ in developing countries. ‘Let’s have no demonisation of coal. Coal is good for humanity,’ says Australian PM, Tony Abbott  http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/14/mining-companies-lobby-g20-leaders-to-back-coal-as-future-of-energy


Guardian, October 13, 2014
 ▶ AUSTRALIAN PM, TONY ABBOT SAYS 'COAL IS GOOD FOR HUMANITY' WHILE OPENING MINE http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/13/tony-abbott-says-coal-is-good-for-humanity-while-opening-mine


Guardian, November 16, 2014
 ▶ AUSTRALIAN PM TELLS G20 LEADERS HE BACKS COAL, DESPITE PLEAS ON CLIMATE CHANGE: THE ODD MAN OUT http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/16/g20-leaders-australia-back-down-climate-change-language


ABC Australia, September 12, 2014

 ▶ HAS THE MINING INDUSTRY TAKEN OVER THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT? An eleventh hour amendment to already controversial mining laws in Queensland has triggered anger from landholders and green groups, with a lawyer saying the new legislation restricts the rights of landholders to object to a mining lease application. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-12/late-night-amendment-changes-right-of-qld-landholders-mining-lea/5741032


Reuters, November 13, 2014
AUSTRALIANS 'BURY HEADS IN SAND' PROTEST TO MOCK GOVERNMENT CLIMATE STANCE. More than 400 protesters stuck their heads in the sand on Australia's Bondi Beach on Thursday, mocking the government's reluctance to put climate change on the agenda of a G20 summit this weekend. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/13/us-australia-protests-idUSKCN0IX14420141113


DW.DE November 13, 2014
AUSTRALIA 'GOING BACKWARDS' ON CLIMATE CHANGE TARGETS http://www.dw.de/australia-going-backwards-on-climate-change-targets/a-18060290


Guardian Environment, August 17, 2014

 ▶ AUSTRALIA'S PM, TONY ABBOTT'S PUSH TO DITCH RENEWABLES COULD HAND COAL AND GAS INDUSTRY $10bn http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/aug/17/tony-abbotts-push-to-ditch-renewables-could-hand-coal-and-gas-industry-10bn


Guardian, October 03, 2014
 ▶ AUSTRALIA'S INVESTMENT IN RENEWABLE ENERGY SLUMPS 70% IN ONE YEAR:  CHOOSES COAL AND FOSSIL FUELS OVER ENVIRONMENT http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2014/oct/03/australias-investment-in-renewable-energy-slumps-70-in-one-year


                               ===========================


 Dear Mr. Prime Minister:  If the Climate collapses so will our ecosystems, and the economy. There will be massive social chaos on the planet, and there will be no jobs.  Your environmental policies are destroying the crucial natural environment that we need to stabilize the planet and that supports all life... all in the name of profits and "jobs"...It is time for you to wake up to your responsibility...playing to the corporate dollar will be your downfall ... and ours ...For Without Nature We Do Not Exist.....pdjmoo


                                  =============================


Mongabay, July 22, 2014

 ▶ SCIENTISTS BLAST AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT'S MOVE TO DISMANTLE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTIONS http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0722-atbc-resolution-australian-govt.html


Sydney Morning Herald, June 10, 2014

 ▶ AUSTRALIA PM, TONY ABBOT, SEEKS ALLIANCE TO THWART PRESIDENT OBAMA ON CLIMATE CHANGE POLICYPrime Minister Tony Abbott with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper both say there is no need for carbon ... http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/tony-abbott-seeks-alliance-to-thwart-president-obama-on-climate-change-policy-20140609-39t93.html

 

Sydney Morning Herald, July 08, 2014
 ▶ TONY ABBOTT'S GOVERNMENT IS 'RECKLESSLY ENDANGERING' THE FUTURE ON CLIMATE SAYS UK CHIEF http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/tony-abbotts-government-is-recklessly-endangering-the-future-on-climate-says-uk-chief-20140708-zszx4.html


Rolling Stone, October 3, 2011
▶  CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE END OF AUSTRALIA http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/climate-change-and-the-end-of-australia-20111003 http://ow.ly/sD4jz


Guardian, August 01, 2014
 ▶ AUSTRALIA:  THE GREAT BARRIER REEF AND THE COAL MINE THAT COULD KILL IT. The Great Barrier Reef is sick. Almost half of its coral is already dead and a massive new coal mine, which was given final approval this week, will only cause further damage. This is not just an issue for Australia, it affects us all http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/aug/01/-sp-great-barrier-reef-and-coal-mine-could-kill-it


 ▶ TWO THIRDS OF FOSSIL FUEL RESERVE MUST STAY UNDERGROUND TO STABILIZE CLIMATE « http://ecowatch.org/2012/fossil-fuel-underground-stabilize-climate/



Guardian, October 02, 2014
 ▶ PLANET OZ:  SCIENTISTS FIND HUMAN FINGERPRINTS ALL OVER AUSTRALIA'S HOTTEST YEAR ON RECORD http://www.theguardian.com/environment/planet-oz/2014/oct/03/scientists-find-human-fingerprints-all-over-australias-hottest-year-on-record


                                                   WATCH

                           -Democracy Now, January 9, 2013
AUSTRALIA ON FIRE: RECORD-SHATTERING HEAT, WILDFIRES ENGULF WORLD'S LARGEST EXPORTER OF COAL http://www.democracynow.org/2013/1/9/australia_on_fire_record_shattering_heat



The Ecologist, September 25, 2014
CHINA'S WAR ON POLLUTION COULD LEAVE AUSTRALIA'S DIRTY COAL OUT IN THE COLD http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2570105/chinas_war_on_pollution_could_leave_australias_dirty_coal_out_in_the_cold.html


EcoWatch, July 08, 2014

 ▶ PUTTING JOBS & GROWTH AHEAD OF CLIMATE CHANGE IS SUICIDE:  THE ECONOMICS OF GLOBAL WARMING http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/08/economics-of-global-warming/


                          COAL BURNING EXACTS A LETHAL PRICE

                                             http://sco.lt/7HudAP


The Converation, August 29, 2014
 ▶ AUSTRALIA'S PM, TONY ABBOTT' ENVIRONMENT AGENDA IS EVEN HARSHER THAN HE PROMISED http://theconversation.com/abbotts-environment-agenda-is-even-harsher-than-he-promised-30796


RT News, August 27, 2014

 ▶ WHY AUSTRALIA PM @tonyabbottmhr  CLIMATE POLICY IS TOXIC. Climate change poses risks to much more than the economic status quo. It does not just affect carbon-polluting industries, farm exports, physical infrastructure, property and ski-fields. Both physical and mental health are at risk.  http://www.rtcc.org/2014/08/27/why-australia-pm-tony-abbotts-climate-policy-is-toxic/


Guardian Environment, July 14, 2014
 ▶ AUSTRALIA HAS A CHOICE:  JOIN OTHERS TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE, OR STAND ALONE http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/14/australia-has-a-choice-join-others-to-combat-climate-change-or-stand-alone


 Rolling Stone, October 3, 2011
▶  CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE END OF AUSTRALIA http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/climate-change-and-the-end-of-australia-20111003


HuffPost Green, October 01, 2014
 ▶ SOUTH PACIFIC NATIONS PLAN TO BLOCK AUSTRALIAN COAL PORT TO PROTEST CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/01/south-pacific-nations-coal-port_n_5911660.html


Slate Magazine, September 24, 2014

 ▶ THE SAUDI ARABIA OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC: HOW AUSTRALIA BECAME THE DIRTIEST POLLUTER IN THE DEVELOPED WORLD http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2014/09/australia_s_environmental_movement_has_been_overthrown.html


InsideClimate News, September 23, 2014
 ▶ CANADA-AUSTRALIA 'AXIS OF CARBON' AN OBSTACLE TO CLIMATE PACT. Their prime ministers mince no words in their disdain for putting a price on greenhouse gas emissions to protect their fossil fuel exports.

https://insideclimatenews.org/news/20140923/canada-australia-axis-carbon-obstacle-climate-pact

 

                                                     --- WATCH ---

                       300 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUELS IN 300 SECONDS

                                            http://sco.lt/724dSD


Guardian Environment, August 18, 2014
 ▶ PLAN FOR ONE OF AUSTRALIA'S LARGEST SOLAR POWER STATIONS SCRAPPED http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/18/plans-for-one-of-australias-largest-solar-power-stations-scrapped


Grist, December 17, 2013
 -▶  IS THE COAL INDUSTRY ABOUT TO WRECK THE AUSTRALIAN GREAT BARRIER REEF? http://grist.org/news/is-the-coal-industry-about-to-wreck-the-great-barrier-reef/

 

Business Spectator, July 28, 2014

 ▶ AUSTRALIA APPROVES ITS BIGGEST COAL MINE YET IN NORTH QUEENSLAND, THREATENING ENVIRONMENT AND WATERWAYS  http://www.businessspectator.com.au/news/2014/7/28/policy-politics/hunt-approves-giant-carmichael-coal-mine


                   AUSTRALIA'S GREAT BARRIER REEF IS DYING

                                WHAT WE STAND TO LOSE 

                                        http://sco.lt/6q4ykD



Guardian Sustainable Business, April 1, 2014

- ▶ THE UNQUENCHABLE THIRST OF AN EXPANDING COAL INDUSTRY http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/unquenchable-thirst-expanding-coal-industry

 

 The Australian, June 12, 2014
 ▶ COUNT ME OUT OF CLIMATE CHANGE SUMMIT SAYS AUSTRALIAN PM, TONY ABBOTT http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/policy/count-me-out-of-climate-change-summit-says-tony-abbott/story-e6frg6xf-1226951212337?nk=d6d3da647967dbdb74a18076b4925751

 

Media Matters for America, July 24, 2014
-▶ HOW RUPERT MURDOCH PUSHED AUSTRALIA INTO A CLIMATE CHANGE RETREAT http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/07/24/how-rupert-murdoch-pushed-australia-into-a-clim/200197


 

                                                       VIDEO:
                               Circle of Blue, March 09, 2014
                                           THE BIGGEST DRY

       STORIES OF AUSTRALIA'S WANING RIVERS & WORRIED TOWNS http://www.circleofblue.org/waternews/2009/science-tech/environment/video-the-biggest-dry-stories-of-australias-waning-rivers-worried-towns/

 

New Scientist, July 10, 2014

INSANITY ▶ AUSTRALIA'S EPIC SCHEME TO FARM ITS NORTHERN WILDS .The government wants to dam northern rivers to create a giant food bowl – but no one knows how it will affect the environment or Indigenous people http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25870-australias-epic-scheme-to-farm-its-northern-wilds.html

 

 Circle of Blue, March 09, 2014

 ▶ AUSTRALIA'S FOOD BOWL, LIKE THE WORLD'S, IS DRYING UP http://www.circleofblue.org/waternews/2009/world/australia-drought-water-warning/

 

Bloomberg, August 07, 2014

 -▶ CHINA ADDS SOLAR CAPACITY EQUAL TO AUSTRALIA'S ENTIRE SUPPLY OF POWER IN 2013 http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-07/china-add-australia-sized-solar-capacity-in-energy-push.html


Vice News, August 30, 2014
 ▶ HOW AUSTRALIA PERFECTED SOLAR POWER AND THEN WENT BACK TO COAL https://news.vice.com/article/how-australia-perfected-solar-power-and-then-went-back-to-coal


SOLAR ON A ROLL :  TAKES OFF WORLDWIDE

http://sco.lt/7T2vmT

 

                                        THE ONLY WAY OUT: 

CHINA TO PRIORITIZE ENVIRONMENT OVER ECONOMY & DEVELOPMENT IN REVISED

                                              http://sco.lt/51P1sH



CHINA AND AUSTRALIA TOP THE LIST OF 'CARBON BOMB' PROJECTS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jan/22/china-australia-carbon-bomb.


Clean Technica, July 20, 2014
 ▶ INDIA DOUBLES TAX ON COAL TO FUND CLEAN ENERGY, ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS http://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/20/india-doubles-tax-coal-fund-clean-energy-environmental-projects/

 

Global Voices, July 20, 2014
- ▶ HOW PACIFIC ISLANDERS ARE FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE WITH CANOES http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/07/20/pacific-islanders-plan-journey-to-australia-canoes-climate-change/

 

                                          ==================

 

Forbes, July 18, 2014
-▶ 5 REASONS BIG OIL DOESN'T CARE ABOUT WORKING PEOPLE Do oil companies really care about hard-working Americans, struggling families, low-income people and communities of color? Could it be that they are using these groups as a smokescreen for killing environmental protections and protecting their profits? http://www.forbes.com/sites/edfenergyexchange/2014/07/18/5-reasons-big-oil-doesnt-care-about-working-americans/

 

 July 14, 2013 The Conversation

     ▶ EMISSION TRADING SCHEMES ARE FRAUGHT TERRITORY: IS AUSTRALIA READY FOR THE CORPORATE SCAM? http://theconversation.com/emissions-trading-schemes-are-fraught-territory-is-rudd-ready-16062


                PRICING CARBON, CARBON STORAGE, OFFSETS 

            FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE PLANET

                                      http://sco.lt/7d7RmT



                  UNEARTHING THE TRUE COST OF FOSSIL FUELS: 

                    HOW RIGGED IS THE FOSSIL FUEL MARKET?

                                          http://sco.lt/4ruX0z



                                     AUSTRALIA BURNING:

                      BUSHFIRES RAGE OUT OF CONTROL

                                      http://sco.lt/7otlxZ


-▶  AUSTRALIAN HONEYBEE HIVES ARE MELTING AS TEMPERATURES SOAR http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-reese-halter/australian-honeybees-unable-to-make-honey_b_4670475.html


Guardian, July 13, 2014

 ▶ SOUTHERN AND WESTERN AUSTRALIA FACES 40% REDUCTION IN RAINFALL BY END OF CENTURY DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE Perth in Western Australia identified as most vulnerable city under prediction of massive 40% reduction in rainfall http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/jul/14/southern-australia-faces-water-crisis-by-end-of-century-due-to-climate-change

 

Circle of Blue, March 09, 2014

 ▶ AUSTRALIA'S EPIC DROUGHT IS GLOBAL WARMING. The grievous consequences of drought and global warming are more visible and dangerous in Australia than in any other industrialized nation. http://www.circleofblue.org/waternews/2009/world/australia-drought-water-scarcity-desertification/

 

 New Scientist, July 13, 2014

 ▶ AUSTRALIA IS DRYING OUT THANKS TO OUR EMISSIONS http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25887-australia-is-drying-out-thanks-to-our-emissions.html

 

Summit Voice, July 14, 2014
 ▶ GREENHOUSE GASES DRIVE AUSTRALIA DRYING TREND: SCIENTISTS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/07/14/climate-greenhouse-gases-drive-australia-drying-trend/


 

 CSRWire, March 10, 2009
-▶  "THE BIGGEST DRY": AUSTRALIA'S EPIC DROUGHT, A WARNING OF GLOBAL WATER SCARCITY: http://www.csrwire.com/press_releases/15166-Australia-s-Epic-Drought-a-Warning-of-Global-Water-Scarcity-The-Biggest-Dry-

 

                 THE BIGGEST DRY - INFOGRAPH, VIDEOS, PHOTOS

                  http://www.circleofblue.org/waternews/biggest-dry/



The Guardian, August 07, 2014
AUSTRALIA: 'ABNORMALLY EARLY' BUSHFIRE SEASON PROMPTS CALL FOR MORE RESOURCES http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/07/abnormally-early-bushfire-season-prompts-call-for-more-resources

 

                             SCHIZOPHRENIC ABBOTT

                                 Guardian August 02, 2014
 ▶ AUSTRALIAN PM, TONY ABBOTT, LAUNCHES GREEN ARMY RECRUITING 15,000 YOUNG AUSTRALIANS. About 15,000 young Australians will be mobilised for the government’s Green Army and get their hands dirty on environmental projects for a weekly wage of up to $500.
The Abbott government’s Green Army initiative will involve 1500 projects implemented over the next three years. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/02/tony-abbott-green-army-recruiting-drive



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ENVIRONMENT, WILDLIFE

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Guardian Environment, April 01, 2014

-▶ AUSTRALIAN KOALAS MAY DISAPPEAR IN AREAS AFFECTED BY CARBON OFFSET SCHEME:  NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/02/koalas-may-disappear-in-areas-affected-by-offset-scheme-says-foundation


 Climate Progress, December 20, 2013
-▶ MASSIVE KOALA-DISPLACING WITH COAL MINE IN AUSTRALIA'S GALILEE BASIN - The AU$6.4 billion mine will produce up to 40 million tonnes of a coal a year, which according to The Guardian, “would release an estimated 85.6m tonnes of CO2 once burned, slightly more than the annual emissions of Romania.” http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/12/20/3095491/australias-galilee-basin-palmer-coal/#


The Converation, March 26, 2014
▶  AUSTRALIA SHOULD ENLIST DINGOES TO CONTROL INVASIVE SPECIES, INSTEAD OF KILLING THEM http://theconversation.com/australia-should-enlist-dingoes-to-control-invasive-species-24807

 

AUSTRALIAN ENDANGERED WOMBATS STARVING TO DEATH

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/wombats-hit-by-killer-plants-8373788.html

 

Canberra Times, January 29, 2014

-▶ AUSTRALIA: IT'S BECOMING HARDER TO SEE THE TREES FOR THE REVENUE. Conserving our biodiversity is becoming dependent on its destruction http://www.canberratimes.com.au/comment/its-becoming-harder-to-see-the-trees-for-the-revenue-20140128-31l2b.html


 

 -▶  AUSTRALIA'S BRUTAL SHARK CULL IMPOVERISHES OCEAN: GOVERNMENT SANCTIONED ECOCIDE http://sco.lt/7jFYdl

 

 - ▶ AUSTRALIA: OCEAN-GRABBING BY HUGE CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL FISHING VESSELS 'THREATENS WORLD'S FISHERIES' http://sco.lt/6cD1N3

 

 Guardian Environment, November 25, 2013

▶  AUSTRALIA UNDER FIRE FOR FAILING TO PROTECT THREATENED ANIMALS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/nov/26/australia-under-fire-for-failing-to-protect-threatened-animals

 

Guardian Environment, March 24, 2014
 - ▶ AUSTRALIAN COMPANIES ACCUSED OF JEOPARDIZING SUMATRAN PRIZED LEUSER ECOSYSTEM INDONESIAN THREATENING WILDLIFE EXTINCTION  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/24/australian-companies-accused-of-hampering-conservation-in-indonesia

 

The Conversation, May 26, 2013

- ▶ AUSTRALIA:  VICTORIAN LAW CHANGE ABANDONS NATIVE FORESTS TO CORPORATE LOGGERS -- FOR PURE PROFIT http://theconversation.com/victorian-law-change-abandons-native-forests-to-loggers-14113


 ▶ UNFAIR SHARES:  HOW THE COAL INDUSTRY BOUGHT AUSTRALIA'S HUNTER RIVER - Pushing out rich farmland, consuming and polluting precious water PHOTOS http://www.lockthegate.org.au/unfairshares

 

Reuters, February 28, 2014

AUSTRALIA: ELDERLY, YOUNG TO LEAVE AREA NEAR AUSTRALIAN MINE FIRE BURNING FOR 3 WEEKS. Children, the elderly and pregnant women have been urged to leave a small Australian town because of health concerns from a fire that has been burning at a nearby coal mine for almost three weeks.
    Particulate pollution, which can damage the lungs and respiratory system, has been measured at more than 10 times the recommended daily threshold in the area around the fire near South Morwell, about 150 km (95 miles) east of the Victoria state capital of Melbourne.  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/28/us-australia-minefire-idUSBREA1R0AR20140228

 

                                                      VIDEO

CARING FOR BASINS BEYOND REFORM WITH AUSTRALIAN SCIENTIST, JOHN WILLIAMS http://ht.ly/2YD7S

 

 ▶ AN ELDERS PRAYER FOR THE RIVER: Fish Come Back Dead Red Gum trees, Lake Pamamaroo near Menindee (click image to enlarge) http://ht.ly/2YD7S

 

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                                            WATCH - NOVA PBS

                                 WHAT AUSTRALIA HAS TO LOSE
                      AUSTRALIA:  FIRST 4 BILLION YEARS (SERIES)
                                        "AUSTRALIA AWAKENING"

One of the strangest landscapes on Earth reveals our planet's complex history http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/australia-first-years.html#australia-awakening

YOUTUBE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rArGi6lwds

 

 

 Science Daily, January 19, 2014
-▶  GET USED TO HEAT WAVES:  EXTREME EL NINO EVENTS TO DOUBLE DUE TO GLOBAL WARMING EMISSIONS - MASSIVE CHANGES IN GLOBAL RAINFALL PATTERNS  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140119142454.htm

 

Sydney Morning Herald, January 20, 2014
-▶  MAJOR EL NINO EVENTS LIKELY TO DOUBLE DUE TO GLOBAL GREENHOUSE GAS INCREASES http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/major-el-nino-events-likely-to-double-in-next-century-20140119-312sy.html


 Business Green, January 15, 2014

▶  BP: GLOBAL EMISSIONS TO SOAR 29 PERCENT BY 2030 http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2323190/bp-global-emissions-to-soar-29-per-cent-by-2030?utm_term=&utm_content=headline_title&utm_campaign=BG.Daily_RL.EU.A.U&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=BG.DCM.Editors_Updates


Real News One, June 10, 2014
-▶ PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/


                                        WALL STREET SPEAKS OUT

                                    THE COMING CLIMATE CRASH

                              LESSONS FROM THE 2008 RECESSION

                                             http://sco.lt/6tNs8H

 

  

 -▶ THE SHEER LUNACY OF BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING:  CONSERVING NATURE IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON ITS DESTRUCTION http://sco.lt/9EcFvt


 

-▶ CALIFORNIA DROUGHT - WORST IN RECORDED HISTORY http://sco.lt/4rmrQn

 

 Climate Central April 2nd 2014
WARMING TEMPERATURES COULD DRY OUT ONE THIRD OF PLANET http://www.climatecentral.org/news/warming-temperatures-could-dry-out-one-third-of-planet-17249

 

 - ▶ WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS http://sco.lt/74mbHF

 


 

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                                       A WAKE-UP VIDEO

                                           "EXTREME ICE"

                JUST HOW FAST ARE WE MELTING?  AS IT HAPPENS

                                       http://sco.lt/8zIJfd

 

- ▶ GREENLAND'S ANTARCTICA MELTING:  CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/7MZUVV


 

 

DEFORESTATION IS DESERTIFICATION: A DEADLY GAME FOR ALL LIFE -  AUSTRALIA & GLOBAL ECOCIDE http://sco.lt/72G2nh

 

                                                            VIDEO
                           Australia News Network, February 26, 2014
 -▶  MASSIVE SUPER TRAWLER FOREIGN FLEETS PUSHING PACIFIC TUNA TO THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-02-26/an-pacific-tuna-fishing-industry-close-to-collapse/5284016

 

Papua New Guinea Mine Watch , July 03, 2011
-▶ AUSTRALIAN NICKEL MINING DESTROYING WEST PAPUA PARADISE http://ramumine.wordpress.com/2011/07/03/australian-nickel-mining-destroying-west-papua-paradise/

 

                                                          VIDEOS

                                            AUSTRALIA BURNING:

                             Australia bushfires rage out of control

http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3994748096/australia-burning-australia-bushfires-rage-out-of-control-video

 

 

ARCTIC IS RELEASING HUNDREDS, PERHAPS THOUSANDS, OF ENORMOUS PLUMES OF METHANE DIRECTLY INTO EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE

                                                 http://sco.lt/8gVi1x

 

                           THE SHALE GAS "FRACKING" REVOLUTION

                                 AN ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE

http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3221506918/the-shale-gas-fracking-revolution-an-environmental-nightmare

 

                                   WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                               The Water Crisis

                                            http://sco.lt/53HMPJ

 

 

 - ▶ FAST-TRACKING OUR OWN EXTINCTION: THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST AND PALM OIL ECOCIDE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1510545458/fast-tracking-our-own-extinction-the-deforestation-holocaust-and-palm-oil-ecocide

 

                                                       WATCH:

                                     "A BLOODY BUSINESS" (60 minutes)

                 Investigation by Australian TV  Four Corners Investigation

                                AUSTRALIAN LIVE ANIMAL EXPORTS

                                                 http://sco.lt/7cFyuf

 

                                                    WATCH

                THE MOST SHOCKINGLY BEAUTIFUL VIDEO

                 FACTORY FARMING - FROM AUSTRALIA

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3123800365/watch-the-most-shockingly-beautiful-video-about-factory-farming-from-australia

 

 

                      THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                             http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

 

ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE:  ZEN MASTER THICH NHAT HANH AND POPE FRANCIS http://sco.lt/57JX0L

 

 

 


 

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                                                    FRACKING:

                          http://ecowatch.org/p/energy/fracking-2/


 WHERE ARE THE REGULATIONS AND LIABILITY FOR POISONING OUR WATER, SOILS AND LAYING WASTE TO OUR ENVIRONMENT? WHY IS THE FRACKING INDUSTRY NOT BEING HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR LAND & IMMINENT DOMAIN GRABS, PAYING TAXES AND COLLATERAL/ENVIRONMENTAL  DAMAGE?  AND DON'T BUY THE "JOBS" CARD - IT'S A PLOY.



Phys.org, December 08, 2014
-▶ IS NATURAL GAS A 'BRIDGE' TO A HOTTER FUTURE? http://phys.org/news/2014-12-natural-gas-bridge-hotter-future.html


  -▶ OIL WARS : CHECK MATE.  OIL IN NEW ERA AS OPEC REFUSES TO YIELD TO U.S. SHALE FRACKING http://sco.lt/7L1Kfh


Common Dreams, December 01, 2014
  -▶ 'THIRSTY' GLOBAL FRACKING INDUSTRY PUTS WATER, ENVIRONMENT, COMMUNITIES AT RISK. 'The fracking industry needs to be urgently reined in before it's too late for our planet and people across the globe.' http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/12/01/thirsty-global-fracking-industry-puts-water-environment-communities-risk


DeSmogBlog, November 23, 2014
  -▶ MONSTER WELLS: HUNDREDS OF FRACKING WELLS USING 10-25 MILLION GALLONS OF WATER - EACH   http://www.desmogblog.com/2014/11/23/monster-wells-hundreds-fracking-wells-using-10-25-million-gallons-water-each


International Business Times, November 18, 2014
-▶  'MONSTER' FRACKING WELLS GUZZLED 3.3 BILLION GALLONS OF WATER IN DROUGHT-STRICKEN AREAS, ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT FINDS  http://www.ibtimes.com/monster-fracking-wells-guzzled-33-billion-gallons-water-drought-stricken-areas-1725561


Reuters, November 18, 2014
-▶  WATER IS THE BIGGEST OUTPUT OF U.S. OIL AND GAS WELLS. The biggest product of the U.S. petroleum industry is not oil, gas or condensate but water -- billions and billions of gallons containing dissolved salts, grease and even naturally occurring radioactive materials. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/18/us-usa-shale-water-kemp-idUSKCN0J223P20141118


                        POLITICS TRUMPS SAFE DRINKING WATER

Fracking into underground drinking water sources is not prohibited by the 2005 Energy Policy Act, which exempted the practice from key provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act. Oil companies get a free ride at expense of both environmental and human health with little or no oversight or regulation. Damage May Be Irreversible


-▶  THE WATER FOOTPRINT OF SHALE GAS DEVELOPMENT  http://ecowatch.org/2012/the-water-footprint-of-shale-gas-development/


-▶  USA OIL AND GAS DRILLERS HAVE INJECTED MORE THAN  10 TRILLION GALLONS OF TOXIC WATER INTO THE EARTH --- LEGALLY !! http://dgrnewsservice.org/2012/09/20/oil-and-gas-drillers-have-injected-more-than-10-trillion-gallons-of-wastewater-into-the-earth/


ProPublica, June 21, 2014
- ▶ INJECTION WELLS:  THE POISON BENEATH US. There are more than 680,000 underground waste and injection wells nationwide..."In 10 to 100 years we are going to find out that most of our groundwater is polluted...A lot of people are going to get sick, and a lot of people may die." ...Over the past several decades, The boom in oil and natural gas drilling has injected more than 30 trillion gallons of toxic liquid deep into the earth, using broad expanses of the nation's geology as an invisible dumping ground.

No company would be allowed to pour such dangerous chemicals into the rivers or onto the soil. But until recently, scientists and environmental officials have assumed that deep layers of rock beneath the earth would safely entomb the waste for millennia. There are growing signs they were mistaken. http://www.propublica.org/article/injection-wells-the-poison-beneath-us


June 25, 2013 Common Dreams

-▶  STUDY: DRINKING WATER CONTAMINATION LINKED TO FRACKING, HORIZONTAL DRILLING http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/06/25-4


DeSmogBlog, September 23, 2014
-▶ CALIFORNIA FARMERS FILE SUIT ALLEGING OIL FRACKING COMPANIES FAULTY WASTEWATER INJECTION CAUSED CROP FAILURES AND LOSSES http://www.desmogblog.com/2014/09/23/california-farmers-file-suit-alleging-oil-companies-faulty-wastewater-injection-caused-crop-loss


Guardian, November 06, 2014
  -▶ KALE OR FRACKING? FARMERS AND CORPORATIONS FIGHT IT OUT FOR WATER http://www.theguardian.com/money/us-money-blog/2014/nov/06/kale-fracking-corporations-farmers-drought


RT News, October 09, 2014
-▶  CALIFORNIA AQUIFER CONTAMINATED WITH BILLIONS OF GALLONS OF FRACKING WASTEWATER http://rt.com/usa/194620-california-aquifers-fracking-contamination/


ClimateProgress, August 29, 2014
-▶  PENNSYLVANIA FINALLY REVEALS FRACKING HAS CONTAMINATED DRINKING WATER HUNDREDS OF TIMES  http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/08/29/3477184/pennsylvania-fracking-water-contamination/


ClimateProgress, September 25, 2015
-▶ SCIENTISTS:  FRACKING WASTE WATER POSES THREAT TO DRINKING WATER http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/09/25/3572143/fracking-wastewater-health-study/


The CantonRep, September 21, 2014
-▶ THIRSTY WELLS:  FRACKING CONSUMES BILLIONS OF GALLONS OF WATER. Drillers in Ohio have used more than 4 billion gallons of water to frack horizontal shale wells since 2011.  http://www.cantonrep.com/article/20140920/NEWS/140929938


ClimateProgress, July 08, 2014
- ▶ CHEVRON ADMITS THE TRUTH:  OIL SHALE WILL USE HUGE AMOUNTS OF WESTERN WATER : WATER RIGHTS http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/08/3457738/chevron-oil-shale-water/


Al Jazeera America, September 10, 2014
- ▶ WHEN FRACKING AND FREE SPEECH COLLIDE. 

What started as a short YouTube video and a couple of local news interviews about a Texas landowner being able to light his water on fire has ballooned into a free speech fight.Steve Lipsky has complained for years that fracking company Range Resources polluted his drinking water and streams that run through his property. The company sued him in 2011 for defaming its reputation for "environmental stewardship".

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/9/9/fracking-free-speech.html


Mic, October 17, 2014
  -▶ GROUNDBREAKING RESEARCH REVEALS THE ALARMING CONSEQUENCES OF FRACKING. If you're a big fan of hydraulic fracturing — the mining technique referred to as "fracking" — this slew of new studies on the practice might convince you otherwise.  http://mic.com/articles/101648/groundbreaking-research-reveals-the-alarming-consequences-of-fracking


ProPublica, July 18, 2014

-▶ CALIFORNIA HALTS INJECTION OF FRACKING WASTE, WARNING IT MAY BE CONTAMINATING AQUIFERS http://www.propublica.org/article/ca-halts-injection-fracking-waste-warning-may-be-contaminating-


The CantonRep, September 21, 2014
-▶ THIRSTY WELLS:  FRACKING CONSUMES BILLIONS OF GALLONS OF WATER. Drillers in Ohio have used more than 4 billion gallons of water to frack horizontal shale wells since 2011.  http://www.cantonrep.com/article/20140920/NEWS/140929938


 

                                                David Suzuki

              WHAT'S THE FRACKING PROBLEM WITH NATURAL GAS http://ecowatch.org/2012/whats-the-fracking-problem-with-natural-gas/


EcoWatch, February 18, 2014

-▶ TRADING WATER FOR FUEL IS FRACKING CRAZY, Dr. David Suzuki. It would be difficult to live without oil and gas. But it would be impossible to live without water. Yet, in our mad rush to extract and sell every drop of gas and oil as quickly as possible, we’re trading precious water for fossil fuels. http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/18/trading-water-for-fuel-fracking-crazy/



                                              VIDEO REPORT
                                NBC News, September 14, 2014
FRACKING OR DRINKING WATER?  THAT MAY BECOME THE CHOICE
http://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/fracking-or-drinking-water-may-become-choice-n202231


Ecowatch

IS THE IRREVERSIBLE COST TO OUR WATER, ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN HEALTH WORTH THE 'FRENETIC DRIVE TO BE #1" - USA GAS ENERGY DRILLING RUSH http://ecowatch.org/p/energy/fracking-2/

 

Grist, October 31, 2013
-▶ MARCELLUS SHALE FRACKING WELLS USE 5 MILLION GALLONS OF WATER APIECE http://grist.org/news/marcellus-shale-fracking-wells-use-5-million-gallons-of-water-apiece/

aquifers


'InsideClimate, July 16, 2014
- ▶ NORTH DAKOTA: A MILLION GALLONS OF 'SALTWATER' FRACKING WASTE SPILLS INTO TRIBUTARY OF LAKE SAKAKAWEA THAT PROVIDES DRINKING WATER TO THE RESERVATION.  In early July, a million gallons of salty drilling waste spilled from a pipeline The salty drilling waste contains heavy metals in concentrations that might not meet drinking water standards, as well as radioactive material http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20140716/saltwater-north-dakota-fracking-spill-not-whats-found-ocean

 

Oil Price, February 06, 2014
-▶ AS DROUGHT HITS, FRACKING POSES THREAT TO WATER SUPPLY : WATER RIGHTS http://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/As-Drought-Hits-Fracking-Poses-Threat-to-Water-Supply.html


East Bay Express, January 22, 2014
FRACKING DURING A DROUGHT IS CRAZY http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/fracking-during-a-drought-is-crazy/Content?oid=3816394


The Raw Story, February 05, 2014
-▶  REPORT:  FRACKING IS DEPLETING WATER IN AMERICA'S DRIEST AREAS http://linkis.com/www.rawstory.com/rs/ajjFa

 

Midwest Energy News, July 09, 2014
 -▶ OHIO STUDY FINDS MORE COSTS THAN BENEFITS IN SHALE GAS DRILLING http://www.midwestenergynews.com/2014/07/09/ohio-study-finds-more-costs-than-benefits-in-shale-gas-drilling/


 Salon, April 04, 2014
PENNYSYLVANIA FAILS TO REPORT WATER CONTAMINATION FROM FRACKING: NOT THE POLICY OF DEP http://www.salon.com/2014/04/04/pennsylvania_fails_to_report_water_contamination_from_fracking/

 

 -▶ TruthOut, March 14, 2014

CONTAMINATED WATER SUPPLIES, HEALTH CONCERNS ACCUMULATE WITH FRACKING BOOM IN PENNSYLVANIA http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/22407-contaminated-water-supplies-health-concerns-accumulate-with-fracking-boom-in-pennsylvania


Common Dreams, Febraury 04, 2014
FRACKINGS TERRIFYING WATER USAGE TRENDS SPELLS DISASTER http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/02/05-9

 

26, 2013 - The Dickinson Press

-▶ A scathing report issued Thursday by the Western Organization of Resource Councils says water used in the process of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is reaching a crisis point in Western states.... http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/event/article/id/67864/group/Energy/

 

-▶  THE WATER FOOTPRINT OF SHALE GAS DEVELOPMENT  http://ecowatch.org/2012/the-water-footprint-of-shale-gas-development/

 

 Inside Climate News, February 05, 2014

▶  FRACKING'S THIRST FOR WATER: INVESTORS WARNED OF THE HIDDEN FINANCIAL RISKS In dozens of water-scarce counties where fracking is booming, water use is at or approaching more than a billion gallons a year. http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20140205/frackings-thirst-water-investors-warned-hidden-financial-risks

 

-▶  WHAT 20 MONTHS OF WATER CONSUMPTION FOR FRACKING IN THE U.S. LOOKS LIKE  http://ecowatch.org/2012/water-for-fracking/

 

 July 10, 2012 Strange Sounds

-▶  FRACKING AND DRINKING WATER MAP: SHOWS YOU WHERE YOU SHOULD NOT DRINK TAP WATER IN THE USA http://strangesounds.org/2013/07/fracking-and-drinking-water-map-this-map-shows-you-where-you-shouldnt-drink-tap-water-in-the-usa.html


 Dec 31, 2012 The Guardian UK

-▶ NO RULES, FEW REGULATIONS - THE FRACKING LANDGRAB - WHEN FRACKING CAME TO SUBURBAN TEXAS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/dec/31/fracking-in-towns-texas-oil

 

June 25, 2013 Common Dreams

-▶  STUDY:  DRINKING WATER CONTAMINATION LINKED TO FRACKING, HORIZONTAL DRILLING  http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/06/25-4

 

                                                   ProPublica
             FRACKING - GAS DRILLING'S ENVIRONMENTAL THREAT

                          http://www.propublica.org/series/fracking

 

August 11, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶  FRACKING - A TEXAN TRAGEDY: AMPLE OIL, GAS, BUT NO WATER  
Fracking Boom sucks away precious water from beneath the ground, leaving cattle dead, farms bone-dry and people thirsty http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/11/texas-tragedy-ample-oil-no-water

 

Yale Environmental 360, Februry 26, 2014

 -▶ AS FRACKING BOOMS, GROWING CONCERNS ABOUT WASTEWATER http://e360.yale.edu/feature/as_fracking_booms_growing_concerns_about_wastewater/2740/

 

North Carolina Health News, May 12, 2014
FRACKING WASTE COULD INCREASE CARCINOGENS IN NORTH CAROLINA DRINKING WATER http://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2014/05/12/fracking-waste-could-increase-carcinogens-in-nc-drinking-water/

 

Salon, April 04, 2014
PENNYSYLVANIA FAILS TO REPORT WATER CONTAMINATION FROM FRACKING: NOT THE POLICY OF DEP http://www.salon.com/2014/04/04/pennsylvania_fails_to_report_water_contamination_from_fracking/


 Global Possibilities, January 24, 2014
FRACKING POSES 'TOO MUCH DANGER TO WATER SUPPLY' IN NEW YORK: MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO  http://www.globalpossibilities.org/de-blasio-fracking-poses-too-much-danger-to-water-supply-in-new-york/


Guardian Environment, February 05, 2014

FRACKING IS DEPLETING WATER SUPPLIES IN AMERICA'S DRIEST AREAS, REPORT SHOWS. From Texas to California, drilling for oil and gas is using billions of gallons of water in the country's most drought-prone areas  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/05/fracking-water-america-drought-oil-gas

 

ClimateProgress, July 25, 2014

-▶ JUDGE SIDES WITH OIL INDUSTRY PROFITS TO OVERTURN COLORADO TOWN'S BANK ON FRACKING IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/25/3464121/judge-overturns-colorado-fracking-ban/


-▶ EPA ALLOWING OIL COMPANIES TO INJECT DRILLING AND FRACKING WASTE INTO AQUIFERS BELOW NORTHERN COLORADO http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20121228/NEWS01/312280037/EPA-allowing-oil-companies-inject-drilling-fracking-waste-into-aquifers-below-Northern-Colorado?nclick_check=1


Truthout
FRACKERS OUTBID FARMERS FOR WATER IN COLORADO DROUGHT http://truth-out.org/news/item/8540


Guardian Environment, May 22, 2014
BUSTED: US OIL LOBBY HYPE: WRITE-DOWN OF TWO-THIRDS OF US SHALE OIL AVAILABILITY EXPLODES FRACKING MYTH http://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2014/may/22/two-thirds-write-down-us-shale-oil-gas-explodes-fracking-myth

 

Jan 24, 2013

-▶  DO WE HAVE ENOUGH WATER TO FRACK OUR WAY TO ENERGY INDEPENDENCE? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeffrey-rubin/fracking-shale-water_b_2522940.html

 

The Globe and Mail, December 29, 2013

IS LNG FRACKING WORTH ITS WEIGHT IN WATER? http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/is-lng-fracking-worth-its-weight-in-water/article16121900/

 

June 25, 2013 Common Dreams
-▶  STUDY:  DRINKING WATER CONTAMINATION LINKED TO FRACKING, HORIZONTAL DRILLING  http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/06/25-4



 

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                           THE SHALE GAS "FRACKING" REVOLUTION

                                 AN ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE

http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3221506918/the-shale-gas-fracking-revolution-an-environmental-nightmare

 

                                             FRACKING AMERICA

                             THE GIGANTIC PUBLIC LAND GRAB

MAKING DEALS FOR PRIVATE FOR-PROFIT GAS DRILLING ON OUR PRISTINE PUBLIC LANDS http://sco.lt/991RWT

 

                                                USA LNG EXPORTS -

             FRIEND OR FOE? NATURAL GAS AS A CLEAN FOSSIL FUEL?

                                               http://sco.lt/6HpjbV


                                    USA NATURAL GAS EXPORTS

           LEAVE A POLLUTION CESSPOOL FOR TAXPAYER CLEAN-UP

                                            http://sco.lt/6f9msr


 

                                       ===========================

                                               FRACKING CHEMICALS

                                        ==========================


-▶  FRACKING SECRETS BY THE THOUSANDS KEEPS U.S. CLUELESS ON WELLS, LEAVING TOXIC CHEMICAL MINEFIELD IN THEIR WAKE - FOR TAX PAYER CLEAN UP http://sco.lt/8JGKy9


  -▶  THE TRILLION-GALLON LOOPHOLE: LAX RULES FOR DRILLERS THAT INJECT POLLUTANTS INTO THE EARTH  http://sco.lt/6dLRPl


-▶  FRACKING CHEMICALS USED IN TEXAS KEPT SECRET 19,000 TIMES IN FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF THIS YEAR  – EcoWatch: http://ecowatch.org/2012/fracking-chemicals-kept-secret/


Ohio.com, February 12, 2012
-▶  FRACTURING NATURAL GAS WELLS REQUIRES HUNDREDS OF TONS OF CHEMICAL LIQUIDS http://www.ohio.com/news/local-news/fracturing-natural-gas-wells-requires-hundreds-of-tons-of-chemical-liquids-1.264478


 

PLAYING THE PATENT GAME TO PROTECT CORPORATE INTERESTS
HuffPost Green, March 12, 2014

▶  WYOMING HIGH COURT QUESTIONS RULING AGAINST FRACKING CHEMICAL DISCLOSURE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/12/wyoming-fracking_n_4951248.html


May 20, 2013 Desmogblog
-▶  OBAMA ADMIN APPROVES ALEC MODEL BILL FOR FRACKING CHEMICAL FLUID NON-DISCLOSURE ON PUBLIC LANDS http://www.desmogblog.com/2013/05/20/obama-admin-approves-alec-model-bill-fracking-chemical-fluid-disclosure-public-lands
SEE: @ALEC @ALECexposed


 -▶  THE TOXIC CHEMICALS USED IN HYDRAULIC FRACKING Learn about toxic chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing - TOXMAP National Library of Medicine http://toxmap.nlm.nih.gov/toxmap/news/2011/11/learn-about-toxic-chemicals-used-in-hydraulic-fracturing.html

 

-▶ FRACKING COMPANIES USE "TRADE SECRET" LOOPHOLE TO AVOID CHEMICAL DISCLOSURES  http://www.allgov.com/news/controversies/fracking-companies-use-trade-secret-loophole-to-avoid-chemical-disclosures-121001?news=845823

 

Science Daily, October 2, 2013
▶  STREAMS BELOW FRACKING WASTE-WATER TREATMENT PLANT SHOW ELEVATED SALTS, METALS -- AND RADIOACTIVITY http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131002092621.htm

 

                                                5 VIDEOS

                              Waking Times, April 08, 2013
                HOW FRACKING CAN MAKE WATER FLAMMABLE
One of the most outrageous and unbelievable effects of fracking in some areas is the phenomenon of tap water becoming flammable, straight from the tap, due to methane and other gasses leaching into ground wells and water supplies. Watching a faucet set on fire and hearing the stories of the people involved is not something that can be too readily dismissed, and here are a 5 examples of this:
http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/04/08/5-videos-showing-fracking-make-water-flammable/


Grist, September 03, 2014
WATCH THE WORLD GO UP IN FRACKING FLARES http://grist.org/list/watch-the-world-go-up-in-fracking-flares/


 

                                 ==========================

                      WATER POLLUTION = TOXIC WASTE, HEALTH

                                ==========================

 

Rewire, February 26, 2014
▶  FRACK DRILLING WASTE BEING DUMPED INTO OCEAN OFF CALIFORNIA COAST -- WITH LEGAL PERMIT !! Fracking wastewater contains more than just the chemicals used by oil and gas companies to break up the rocks, including toxic substances like methanol, benzene, naphthalene, and trimethylbenzene. It can also include nasties that it picks up from those deep rock formations, including lead and arsenic. And while safely disposing of such substances isn't easy in the best of situations, ocean disposal poses special risks for those who play in, live near, or eat fish from the sea. http://www.kcet.org/news/rewire/petroleum/fracking-waste-is-being-dumped-into-the-ocean-off-californias-coast.html

 

Nation of Change, November 16, 2013
-▶  ANALYSIS FINDS OFFSHORE FRACKING INDUSTRY PUMPING TOXIC WASTE WATER INTO COASTAL WATERS http://www.nationofchange.org/analysis-finds-offshore-fracking-industry-pumping-toxic-wastewater-coastal-waters-1384613582


Global Possibilities, March 12, 2014
-▶   27 TONS OF DIRTY RADIOACTIVE 'OIL SOCKS' FOUND ILLEGALLY STOCKPILED IN ABANDONED NORTH DAKOTA GAS STATION http://www.globalpossibilities.org/radioactive-oil-socks-found-illegally-stockpiled-in-abandoned-north-dakota-gas-station/


 February 11, 2013 EcoWatch

-▶  FRACKING TOXIC WASTEWATER, 20,000 GALLONS, DUMPED IN SEWER http://ecowatch.org/2013/fracking-wastewater-dumped-sewer/ http://www.ohio.com/blogs/drilling/ohio-utica-shale-1.291290/could-new-national-forest-management-plan-boost-drilling-1.410891


August 26, 2013 Mint Press News
-▶ TOXINS FOUND IN DRINKING WATER ACROSS THE U.S.: HOW BAD IS THE PROBLEM http://www.mintpressnews.com/toxins-found-in-drinking-water-across-the-u-s-how-bad-is-the-problem/167798/


 Ecowatch, November 4, 2013
-▶ COAST GUARD PROPOSES POLICY TO TRANSPORT RADIOACTIVE FRACKING WASTEWATER BY BARGE http://ecowatch.com/2013/11/04/policy-to-transport-radioactive-fracking-wastewater-by-barge/

 

Live Science, October 2, 2013

-▶ FRACKING WASTEWATER RADIOACTIVE AND CONTAMINATED, STUDY FINDS http://www.livescience.com/40122-fracking-wastewaster-radioactive-contaminated.html


July 14, 2013 Nation of Change

-▶  EPA TO ALLOW CONSUMPTION OF TOXIC FRACKING WASTE WATER BY WILDLIFE AND LIVESTOCK http://www.nationofchange.org/epa-allow-consumption-toxic-fracking-wastewater-wildlife-and-livestock-1373811581


               FRACKING OUR FOOD SUPPLY AND ENVIRONMENT

                                       http://sco.lt/6uNFR3


                                                  FRACKING:

                          http://ecowatch.org/p/energy/fracking-2/


 February 11, 2013 EcoWatch

-▶  FRACKING TOXIC WASTEWATER, 20,000 GALLONS, DUMPED IN SEWER http://ecowatch.org/2013/fracking-wastewater-dumped-sewer/


                     REPORT: WASTING OUR WATERWAYS 2012

                            March 22, 2013 Environment America

-▶ INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES CONTINUE TO DUMP MILLIONS OF POUNDS OF TOXIC CHEMICALS INTO AMERICA'S RIVERS, STREAMS, LAKES AND OCEAN WATERS http://www.environmentamerica.org/reports/ame/wasting-our-waterways-2012April


ScienceDaily, December 16, 2014
▶  FRACKING CHEMICALS DISRUPT HORMONE FUNCTION. Endocrine-disrupting chemicals, or EDCs, are substances that can interfere with the normal functioning of the endocrine system. EDCs can be found in manufactured products as well as certain foods, air, water and soil. Research has linked EDC exposure to infertility, cancer and birth defects. “More than 700 chemicals are used in the fracking process, and many of them disturb hormone function,” http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131216140428.htm

 

 Huffington Post Green, December 20, 2013
-▶  HORMONE-DISRUPTING CHEMICALS FOUND AT FRACKING SITES LINKED TO CANCER, INFERTILITY, STUDY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/20/fracking-chemicals-cancer-study_n_4468243.html


ClimateProgress, July 23, 2014
-▶ WHY A JURY'S HISTORIC $3M AWARD TO A FAMILY SICKENED BY FRACKING MAY NEVER BE PAID http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/23/3434385/texas-fracking-verdict/

 

The Center For Public Integrity, July 22, 2014
-▶ INVESTIGATION: FAMILIES SICK FROM FRACKING TURN TO SCIENTISTS http://www.publicintegrity.org/2014/07/22/15127/families-sick-fracking-turn-scientists


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April 26, 2013 The Dickinson Press, North Dakota
-▶  FRACKING AWAY THE WATER:

REPORT WARNS OF DWINDLING SUPPLY DUE TO OIL INDUSTRY  http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/event/article/id/67864/group/Energy/

 

August 15, 2013 Mongabay
-▶  FRACKING SUCKS UP ALL THE WATER FROM TEXAS TOWN http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0815-gen-fracking-texas-water.html

 

May 19, 2013 NBC News

-▶  FRACKING BOOM TRIGGERS WATER BATTLE IN NORTH DAKOTA http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/20/.UZy_mJHeukU.twitter


Feb 22, 2013 DC Bureau

-▶   "FRACKADEMIA" - OBAMA'S TOP CANDIDATE FOR ENERGY SECRETARY, OVERSEES PRO-INDUSTRY-FUNDED RESEARCH http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=6200a1195c3e730065fb8c3c7&id=5e8c9cae94&e=548a460b7e

 


 

 WATER PRIVATIZATION LIMITING ACCESS TO PUBLIC INFORMATION http://sco.lt/8OxuCn


 ▶ WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS http://sco.lt/74mbHF

 

                             

                                  WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                                 http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

                                                         WATCH

 

-▶  "GASLAND" - PART 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phCibwj396I

-▶  "GASLAND" - PART 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_uNx2fXlfE

-▶  60 MINUTE AUSTRALIA - FRACKING - THE COAL SEAM GAS LAND GRAB YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PELxZ3K2o0c

-▶  VIDEO NEWS INTERVIEW: FRACKING "FLOWING BACK" CHEMICALS! - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUQMtxcKfQc

-▶  WATER - IS THERE ENOUGH TO GO AROUND?

"BLUE GOLD: WORLD WATER WARS (1:29:42) - YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKcf-RBHirw

-▶  300 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUELS IN 300 SECONDS http://sco.lt/724dSD



 

-▶ THOUSANDS PROTEST AROUND THE WORLD TO BAN FRACKING http://ecowatch.org/2012/thousands-rally-around-the-world-to-ban-fracking/

 

Frack Off, July 11, 2013
-▶ 20 IMPACTS OF UNDERGROUND COAL GASIFICATION http://frack-off.org.uk/resource/20-impacts-of-underground-coal-gasification-ucg/


                           FRACKING OURSELVES INTO OBLIVION

                                           http://sco.lt/8mKlIP

 

March 22, 2013 - CNN

-▶ IN AFRICA, ARE LAND GRABS REALLY WATER GRABS?  http://www.edition.cnn.com/2013/03/22/opinion/water-grabs-africa/index.html?hpt=hp_c5

 

 

 -▶ LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS  http://sco.lt/6mZspd

 

                                                         WATCH

                                     TAR SANDS OIL EXTRACTION

                                              "THE DIRTY TRUTH"

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July 27, 2013 DW World
-▶ CANADA'S TAR SANDS OIL LEAVING MASSIVE POLLUTION ON ENVIRONMENT AND WATER http://www.dw.de/canadas-tar-sands-oil-a-blight-on-keystone/a-16971880

 

 

 

 

 

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TAXING THE SUN: Solar Energy Could Destroy Utility Monopolies -- According to U.S. Utilities -

TAXING THE SUN: Solar Energy Could Destroy Utility Monopolies -- According to U.S. Utilities - | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it


 THE UTILITY MONOPOLY MUST END:  EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO PRODUCE HIS OR HER OWN POWER FROM THE SUN. WHY SOLAR?  THE SUN EMERGES EVERY DAY.  WIND POWER CAN ONLY GENERATE WHEN RELIABLE WIND BLOWS. 


April 10, 2013 - Grist

▶  SOLAR PANELS COULD DESTROY UTILITY MONOPOLIES, ACCORDING TO U.S. UTILITIES

Rooftop solar panels and other distributed-energy tools will radically shake up the power sector, according to an unusually frank report from a utility trade group.... http://grist.org/climate-energy/solar-panels-could-destroy-u-s-utilities-according-to-u-s-utilities/



Greentech Media, December 22, 2014
▶   ARIZONA UTILITIES FINALLY GET APPROVAL TO OWN ROOFTOP SOLAR http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/arizona-utilites-get-the-go-ahead-to-own-rooftop-solar


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                                             TAXING THE SUN

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August 2, 2013 Treehugger
▶  NO MORE FREE SUN: ARIZONA'S BIGGEST POWER UTILITY WANTS TO TAX SOLAR http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/no-more-free-sun-arizona-if-solar-power-fee-approved.html


Climate Progress, April 30, 2014
▶  ARIZONA MAY IMPOSE UNUSUAL NEW TAX ON CUSTOMERS WHO LEASE SOLAR PANELS http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/04/30/3432172/arizona-solar-property-tax/


Renewable Energy World.com, July 03, 2014
▶  ARIZONA UTILITIES ARE NOT SUPPORTING A SOLAR-FRIENDLY POLICY. http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/07/arizona-utilities-are-not-supporting-a-solar-friendly-policy

 

ClimateProgress, July 01, 2014
 ▶ SOLAR COMPANIES SUE OVER NEW ROOFTOP SOLAR TAX IN ARIZONA http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/01/3455140/solar-companies-sue-arizona-tax/

 

Daily Koz, November 14, 2013
▶  KOCH, ALEC AND GIANT UTILITY COMPANY OUT TO DERAIL ARIZONA'S PRIVATE SOLAR INDUSTRY, NET METERING http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/11/14/1255524/-Koch-ALEC-giant-utility-company-about-to-derail-Arizona-s-solar-industry


The Guardian, December 04, 2013
-▶ 'ALEC''s ASSAULT ON CLEAN ENERGY:  HOW ALEC-INSPIRED LAWS PLANS TO CHARGE HOMEOWNERS WHO INSTALL OFF-THE-GRID SOLAR
• Documents reveal conservative group's anti-green agenda
• Strategy to charge people who install their own solar panels
• Environmentalists accuse Alec of protecting utility firms' profits
 http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/04/alec-freerider-homeowners-assault-clean-energy


Slate, September 24, 2014
'ALEC' AND CLIMATE CHANGE: ALEC: A FIGHT OVER ROOFTOP SOLAR PANELS COULD DECIDE AMERICA'S ENERGY FUTURE http://www.slate.com/articles/business/moneybox/2014/09/alec_climate_change_a_fight_over_rooftop_solar_panels_could_decide_america.html


-▶ WHO AND WHAT IS 'ALEC' ? http://sco.lt/8Q3lhZ


Huffington Post Green, October 31, 2013

▶   ARIZONA COMMISSIONER PROBES UTILITY'S SECRET KOCH FUNDING OF ANTI-SOLAR CAMPAIGN http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/31/arizona-solar-net-metering_n_4181871.html?ref=topbar


 Alternet, April 28, 2014
-▶ NOW THAT SOLAR CAPACITY IS SOARING - KOCH BROTHERS DEMAND TAX ON THE SUN http://www.alternet.org/environment/now-solar-capacity-soaring-koch-brothers-demand-tax-sun


 AzCentral, September 18, 2014
'ARIZONA'S NEXT GOVERNOR WILL INHERIT DEBATE OVER TAXING ROOFTOP SOLAR PANELS http://www.azcentral.com/story/money/business/2014/09/18/arizonas-next-governor-will-inherit-debate-taxing-rooftop-solar-panels/15832269/


Reuter, October 22, 2014
▶  BIG UTILITIES PUSHING INTO BOOMING HOME SOLAR MARKET, IN DESPERATE ATTEMPT TO MAINTAIN MONOPOLY & CONTROL -- BUT NOTHING FREE http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/22/us-utilities-solar-idUSKCN0IB16I20141022


The Washington Post, September 19, 2014
▶  THE COMING ERA OF UNLIMITED – AND FREE – CLEAN ENERGY
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2014/09/19/the-coming-era-of-unlimited-and-free-clean-energy/


Huffington Post Green, October 22, 2014
▶  BIG UTILITIES WANT IN ON THE RESIDENTIAL SOLAR INDUSTRY BOOMhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/22/utilities-residential-solar_n_6026866.html


Vox, September 29, 2014
▶   SOLAR POWER IS GROWING SO FAST THAT OLDER U.S. ENERGY COMPANIES ARE TRYING TO STOP IT http://www.vox.com/2014/9/29/6849723/solar-power-net-metering-utilities-fight-states


Business Insider, September 28, 2014
▶   THE WORLDWIDE BATTLE BETWEEN UTILITIES AND SOLAR http://www.businessinsider.com/r-taxes-fees-the-worldwide-battle-between-utilities-and-solar--2014-9


Los Angeles Times, August 09, 2014

LAWS PREVENT SOLAR PANELS IN MANY STATES WITH ABUNDANT SUNLIGHT: UTILITIES PROMOTE ANTI-SOLAR LAWS http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-no-solar-20140810-story.html#page=1


 Grist, July 11, 2014
THE UTILITIES STRIKE OUT AGAINST SOLAR http://grist.org/climate-energy/utilities-to-battery-powered-solar-get-off-our-lawn/


September 3, 2013 Yale Environment 360

▶  WITH ROOFTOP SOLAR ON RISE, U.S. UTILITIES ARE FIGHTING BACK http://e360.yale.edu/feature/with_rooftop_solar_on_rise_us_utilities_are_striking_back/2687/

 

 Voice of America, July 07, 2014
▶  EXPERTS:  SOLAR POWER COULD SOON POSE ECONOMIC THREAT TO ELECTRIC UTILITIES http://www.voanews.com/content/solar-power-economy-electric-utilities/1952688.html


 Climate Spectator, May 28, 2014
BARCLAYS BANK DECLARES SOLAR THREAT TO FOSSIL FUEL MARKETS. Barclays has downgraded the entire US electricity sector's corporate bond market to 'underweight', saying the industry is not prepared for the long-term threat posed by solar, Barron's reports. http://www.businessspectator.com.au/news/2014/5/29/solar-energy/barclays-declares-solar-threat

 

 Sustainable Business, April 24, 2014
-▶ BATTLE BETWEEN FOSSIL FUELS AND SOLAR INTENSIFIES http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/25670

 

May 10, 2013 Bloomberg

▶  ROOFTOP SOLAR BATTLE PITS COMPANIES AGAINST UTILITIES http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-10/rooftop-solar-battle-pits-companies-against-utilities.html

 

Living on Earth, March 22, 2014
ELECTRIC UTILITIES MONOPOLY FIGHTS ROOFTOP SOLAR http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=14-P13-00012&segmentID=1

 

 July 26, 2013 New York Times
▶  ON ROOFTOPS, A RIVAL FOR UTILITIES COMPANIES - MOVING TO ROLL BACK GOVERNMENT INCENTIVES AIMED AT PROMOTING SOLAR AND RENEWABLE Big power companies say that incentives for solar power are robbing them of paying customers, setting up a fight for the future of renewable energy..http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/27/business/energy-environment/utilities-confront-fresh-threat-do-it-yourself-power.html?ref=science


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Ecowatch, December 04, 2014
▶   ROOFTOP SOLAR SET TO OUTSHINE MASSIVE SOLAR FARMS http://ecowatch.com/2014/12/04/rooftop-solar-outshine-solar-farms/


Triple Pundit, November 13, 2014
▶  CHINA'S 20% RENEWABLES COMMITMENT A CHALLENGE TO U.S. UTILITIES, China’s massive commitment to renewable energy will create economies of scale that will shatter current price levels around the world. Its success will bring to scale the technologies and processes required to integrate renewable energy into an electrical grid. China is on a path that will push the U.S. electric utility industry over a renewable energy cliff. http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/11/chinas-20-renewable-energy-commitment-challenges-u-s-electric-utility-industry/


Climate Progress, October 22, 2014
▶  CHEAP SOLAR POWER JUST BECAME AN EMPLOYEE BENEFIT FOR MORE THAN 100,000 PEOPLE http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/10/22/3582763/cheap-solar-power-employee-benefit/


Yale Environment 360, September 25, 2014
▶   WORLD'S LARGEST COAL COMPANY PLANS BILLION-DOLLAR SOLAR PROJECT IN INDIA http://e360.yale.edu/digest/worlds_largest_coal_company_plans_billion-dollar_solar_project_in_india/4257/



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Treehugger, August 12, 2014
▶  WHY IS FLORIDA, THE SUNSHINE STATE,  SAYING "NO" TO SOLAR POWER? Southeast utilities are blocking solar in favor of coal

You'd think that the places with the most sunshine would be the biggest proponents of solar power, but sadly, the world doesn't make that much sense. Cloudy Germany has long been a leader in solar power, while Florida, the self-proclaimed Sunshine State, along with most of the US Southeast, has created a regulatory environment that is outright hostile to solar. http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/why-sunshine-state-saying-no-solar-power.html


Climate Progress, April 16

-▶ OKLAHOMA UTILITIES WILL CHARGE CUSTOMERS WHO INSTALL THEIR OWN SOLAR PANELS http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/04/16/3427392/oklahoma-fee-solar-wind/


WCVB.com, February 12, 2014

▶  MASSACHUSETTS UTILITY CUSTOMERS FACE MORE THAN $1 BILLION IN HIGHER ELECTRICITY BILLS IF SOLAR POWER IS INTRODUCED http://www.wcvb.com/news/solar-power-to-cost-mass-residents-more/24433466

 

Climate Progress, June 11, 2014
 ▶ PUSH TO IMPOSE EXTRA FEES ON CUSTOMERS WHO INSTALL SOLAR PANELS SPARKS OUTRAGE IN UTAH http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/06/11/3445764/utah-solar-fee-outrage/

 

 Climate Progress, May 02, 2014
▶  HAWAII'S LARGEST INVESTOR-OWNED UTILITY ORDERED TO STOP STALLING ON ROOFTOP SOLAR.
 http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/05/02/3433587/hawaii-utility-more-solar/

 

  Scientific America, December 16, 2013
▶  CLOUDS OVER HAWAII'S ROOFTOP SOLAR GROWTH HINT AT U.S. BATTLE http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/analysis-clouds-over-hawaiis-roofto/

 

Nassau News, June 1, 2014
 ▶ FLORIDA UTILITIES ATTEMPTING TO SILENCE SOLAR ADVOCATES http://www.nassaunewslive.com/florida-utilities-attempting-to-silence-solar-advocates/19321

 

Salon, February 26, 2014
-▶ FLORIDA WOMAN LIVING OFF THE GRID FORCED TO CONNECT TO CITY UTILITIES http://www.salon.com/2014/02/26/florida_woman_living_off_the_grid_forced_to_connect_to_city_utilities/

 

 Moneyweb, June 12, 2014
 ▶ SOUTH AFRICA: ENERGY UTILITIES TO PUNISH RESIDENTS FOR SWITCHING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY http://www.moneyweb.co.za/moneyweb-south-africa/metro-to-punish-residents-for-switch-to-renewable-


 RenewableEnergyWorld, May 06, 2014

WHY A VERMONT UTILITY CEO IS EMBRACING SOLAR AND NET METERING http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2014/05/why-a-vermont-utility-ceo-is-embracing-solar-and-net-metering

 

 

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 Idaho Stateman, May 13, 2014
WALKING ON SUNSHINE MAY BE SOONER THAN YOU THINK. Solar road panels remove snow, generate power http://www.idahostatesman.com/2014/05/13/3182008/idahoans-solar-road-panels-remove.html

 

 The Atlantic, May 12, 2014
THAT AMAZING SOLAR ROADWAYS PROJECT HAS A WORKING PROTYPE:  COULD POWER THE UNITED STATES THREE TIMES OVER http://www.citylab.com/tech/2014/05/amazing-solar-roadways-project-has-working-prototype/9076/

 

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 Renew Economy, December 05, 2013

▶   WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE ENERGY PRICE FALLS TO ZERO? http://reneweconomy.com.au/2013/what-happens-when-the-energy-price-falls-to-zero-99309

 

Scientific America, March 25, 2014

FIGHT WITH TRADITIONAL UTILITIES OVER ROOFTOP SOLAR FORECASTS A BRIGHT FUTURE FOR CLEANER ENERGY http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fight-over-rooftop-solar-forecasts-a-bright-future-for-cleaner-energy/

 

April 19, 2013 Solar Daily

▶  PHYSICIANS UNITE AGAINST UTILITIES STOPPING SOLAR ENERGY - ALIGN WITH SOLAR ENERGY COMPANIES TO FORM NEW GROUP http://www.solardaily.com/reports/Physicians_Unite_with_Solar_Energy_Companies_to_Form_New_Group_999.html

 

 August 20, 2013 Solar Daily
▶   U.S. BIG-BOX RETAILERS TURN TO SOLAR, HOW CAN "OLD MODEL" ELECTRIC UTILITIES ADAPT? http://www.solardaily.com/reports/Big_Box_Retailers_Turn_To_Solar_How_Can_Electric_Utilities_Adapt_999.html


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 SOLAR ON A ROLL 

TAKES OFF WORLDWIDE

http://sco.lt/4vZ7lB

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Sydney Morning Herald, October 28, 2013
AUSTRALIA:

▶  SOLAR - ELECTRICITY INDUSTRY MUST OPEN ITS EYES TO THE BENEFITS OF HOMES INSTALLING SOLAR PANELS

Solar panels have moved from being a fringe technology to a disruptive technology, challenging the way energy businesses operate. As with every revolution, the solar revolution is facing a reactionary response by the established order. Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/electricity-industry-must-open-its-eyes-to-benefits-of-homes-installing-solar-panels-20131027-2w9kh.html#ixzz2j4oDmvHD

 

-▶  WORLD CAN'T WAIT UNTIL 2020 ON CLIMATE CHANGE, SAYS NEW HIGHLY-DISTURBING INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY REPORT  http://sco.lt/82bCM5

 

-▶ DRILL, BABY DRILL:  IN THE MIDST OF RECORD OIL, GAS BOOM, RISING C02, OBAMA ADMIN SEEKS MORE AND MORE OIL  http://sco.lt/6ff30D

 

                                               PRICING CARBON

     A FAILED STRATEGY THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET

                                               http://sco.lt/5BKyfp

 

                           COAL BURNING EXACTS A LETHAL PRICE

                                                http://sco.lt/7Tiyo5

 

 

                                         FRACKING INDUSTRY

AIMS TO EXPORT NATURAL GAS WHILE TOUTING FALSE CLAIMS OF ENERGY SECURITY http://ecowatch.org/2012/fracking-industry-export-natural-gas/

 

                                              USA LNG EXPORTS -

FRIEND OR FOE? NATURAL GAS AS A CLEAN FOSSIL FUEL?  http://sco.lt/6HpjbV

 

                                                      BIOFUELS

FOOD OR FUEL? RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUEL WILL COST THE EARTH  http://sco.lt/8ezJ2X

 

                                                       NUCLEAR

GLOBAL NUCLEAR WASTE THE LONG DANGEROUS HALF-LIFE OF STRONTIUM-90:  FUKUSHMA AND CHERNOBLY http://sco.lt/7fduoD

 

                                           A WAKE-UP VIDEO:

                                                 "Extreme Ice"

                        Just How Fast Are We Melting? As It Happens

                                                 http://sco.lt/8zIJfd

 

                                 NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING:

NATURE IS PRICELESS (INVESTING LIKE AN ECOSYSTEM)  http://sco.lt/7xzjKj

 

 

 

▶  FOR THE LATEST GLOBAL NEWS ON SOLAR TRENDS http://www.solardaily.com/

 


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Stephane Bilodeau's curator insight, April 14, 2013 7:58 AM

"Back in January, the Edison Electric Institute — the (typically stodgy and backward-looking) trade group of U.S. investor-owned utilities — released a report [PDF] that, as far as I can tell, went almost entirely without notice in the press. That’s a shame. It is one of the most prescient and brutally frank things I’ve ever read about the power sector. It is a rare thing to hear an industry tell the tale of its own incipient obsolescence."

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Climate Geoengineering - VIDEO - Can We Save the Planet by Messing with Nature?

Climate Geoengineering - VIDEO - Can We Save the Planet by Messing with Nature? | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

 

 LET THERE BE NO DOUBT:  THIS GEO-ENGINEERING OUR CLIMATE CAMPAIGN IS ABOUT PROFIT, BIG PROFIT.... FOLLOW THE MONEY

 

                                 EXCELLENT VIDEO REPORT

                                   May 20, 2013 Democracy Now

As the carbon dioxide in the air hits 400 parts per million for the first time in human history, some are arguing that the best way address climate change is to use the controversial practice of geoengineering — the deliberate altering of the Earth’s ecological and climate systems to counter the effects of global warming. ...

The arguments for and against climate engineering revealing the extent of vested interests linking researchers, venture capitalists and corporations with Clive Hamilton, professor of public ethics at Charles Sturt University in Canberra, Australia, He’s the author of Earthmasters: The Dawn of the Age of Climate Engineering.

There’s virtually no regulation of geoengineering. And when it comes to sulfate aerosol spraying, there’s nothing to prevent a government, any government, or even a corporation or a billionaire with a messiah complex, from launching a program of taking control of the Earth’s weather by installing this kind of solar shield. So the absence of governance, the absence of regulation and the exclusion, particularly of people from poor and vulnerable countries, is a very serious concern…. ORIGINAL SOURCE:  http://www.democracynow.org/2013/5/20/geoengineering_can_we_save_the_planet


ETC Group, December 09, 2014
- ▶REPORT: GEOENGINEERING AND CLIMATE CHANGE:  IMPLICATIONS FOR ASIA, AFRICA AND LATIN AMERICA  http://www.etcgroup.org/content/geoengineering-and-climate-change-implications-asia


The Guardian, November 26, 2014
- ▶ REFLECTING SUNLIGHT INTO SPACE, SPRAYING CHEMICALS DOWN ON EARTH, HAS TERRIFYING CONSEQUENCES, SAY SCIENTISTS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/26/geoengineering-could-offer-solution-last-resort-climate-change


BBC Environment, November 25, 2014
- ▶ GEO-ENGINEERING:  CLIMATE FIXES 'COULD HARM BILLIONS' : PRESENTS UNKNOWN OUTCOMES Long regarded as the most bizarre of all solutions for global warming, ideas for geo-engineering have come in for more scrutiny in recent years as international efforts to limit carbon emissions have failed. Now three combined research projects, led by teams from the universities of Leeds, Bristol and Oxford, have explored the implications in more detail. http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30197085


Bristol Post, November 26, 2014
- ▶ BRISTOL SCIENTIST 'TERRIFIED' OF TECHNOLOGIES HE'S DEVELOPING TO TACKLE GLOBAL WARMING http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Bristol-University-Geoengineering-climate-8216/story-24718686-detail/story.html


Guardian Environment, February 05, 2014
- ▶ BILL GATES BACKS CLIMATE SCIENTISTS LOBBYING FOR LARGE-CALE GEOENGINEERING http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/feb/06/bill-gates-climate-scientists-geoengineering


 David Suzuki Foundation, March 20, 2014
- ▶ WE CAN'T JUST GEOENGINEER OUR WAY OUT OF CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/science-matters/2014/03/we-cant-just-geoengineer-our-way-out-of-climate-change/


Dr. David Suzuki, Geneticist, April 22, 2010
- ▶ GEOENGINEERING IS INSANE http://www.handsoffmotherearth.org/2010/04/david-suzuki-geoengineering-is-insane/

 


Guardian, November 17, 2014
- ▶ WILL TALK OF GEOENGINEERING OUR CLIMATE LET PEOPLE SLIP INTO A FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY: GIVING UP CUTTING THEIR CARBON FOOTPRINT? http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/17/geoengineering-co2-carbon-dioxide-earth-climate


Toronto Star, November 10, 2014
- ▶ MANY EXPERTS SAY TECHNOLOGY CAN'T FIX CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2014/11/09/many_experts_say_technology_cant_fix_climate_change.html


                                          ANIMATED VIDEO:

                             WHO NEEDS GEOENGINEERING?

                                       Inconvenient Facts

                                     http://sco.lt/5wNgNV

 

ETC Group

- ▶ CLIMATE AND GEOENGINEERING http://www.etcgroup.org/issues/climate-geoengineering

 

TruthOut, February 12, 2014
- ▶ WHAT IS CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING? WORD GAMES AND PR IN THE ONGOING DEBATES FOR PUBLIC-ACCEPTANCE. Winning over public acceptance matters, and terminology is key: precisely why we need to be wary and monitor these word games http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/21798-what-is-climate-geoengineering-word-games-in-the-ongoing-debates-over-a-definition


Guardian, November 06, 2014
- ▶ COULD GEOENGINEERING PREVENT CLIMATE EFFECTS CAUSED BY GIANT VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS? http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/06/geoengineering-could-prevent-climate-effects-caused-by-giant-volcanic-eruptions


Guardian Environment, August 03, 2014
- ▶ GEOENGINEERING: MAJOR SCIENTIFIC ESTABLISHMENTS ARE DISCUSSING MODIFYING THE EARTH'S CLIMATE TO OFFSET GLOBAL WARMING http://www.theguardian.com/environment/planet-oz/2014/aug/04/geoengineering-the-earths-climate-sends-policy-debate-down-a-curious-rabbit-hole

 

Guardian Environment, July 31, 2014
- ▶ FAILURE TO DEAL WITH ETHICS WILL MAKE CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING 'UNVIABLE' - Environmental philosopher warns major ethical, political, legal and social issues around geoengineering must be addressed http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/31/ethics-geoengineering-solutions-climate-change

 

The Washington Post, January 2, 2013
- ▶ ANOTHER PROBLEM WITH GEOENGINEERING OUR CLIMATE:  ONCE YOU START, YOU CAN'T REALLY STOP http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/01/02/one-problem-with-geoengineering-once-you-start-you-cant-ever-stop/


Guardian, February 25, 2014

- ▶ GEOENGINEERING OUR CLIMATE:  SIDE EFFECTS COULD BE POTENTIALLY DISASTROUS, RESEARCH SHOWS http://www.scoop.it/t/gaia-diary/p/4016702855/2014/02/27/new-research-suggests-geohacking-would-be-a-catastrophically-bad-idea


June 4, 2013 EcoWatch

- ▶ THE WAR ON NATURE: GEOENGINEERING AND THE CLIMATE CRISIS http://ecowatch.com/2013/the-war-on-nature-geoengineering-and-the-climate-crisis/


  ETC Group, September 27, 2013

- ▶ CONCERN AS IPCC BANGS THE DRUM FOR CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/1371403/56580bc214/546730523/69eaf81be4/


July 18, 2013 NBC News Science
- ▶ CIA SAID TO BACK STUDY ON WAYS TO HACK THE GLOBAL CLIMATE http://www.nbcnews.com/science/cia-said-back-study-ways-hack-global-climate-6C10680035

 

July 17, 2013 Mother Jones
- ▶ CONSPIRACY THEORY NO MORE.  

TURNS OUT CIA IS REALLY TRYING TO CONTROL THE WEATHER: BACKS $639,000 CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING STUDY http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/07/cia-geoengineering-control-climate-change

 


April 4, 2013 ETC Group

- ▶ NORMALIZING GEOENGINEERING AS "FOREIGN AID" http://www.etcgroup.org/content/normalizing-geoengineering-foreign-aid

 


 August 22, 2013  Science Matters 

David Suzuki Foundation
- ▶ IS GEOENGINEERING A SILVER BULLET FOR CLIMATE CHANGE?
... But rather than rationalizing our continued use of fossil fuels in the false belief that technology will enable us to carry on with our destructive ways, we really need governments, scientists and industry to start taking climate change and greenhouse gas emissions seriously. We can't just engineer our way out of the problem.
http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/science-matters/2013/08/is-geoengineering-a-silver-bullet-for-climate-change/GEOENGINEERING:

 


                                              -- WATCH --

                     "GLOBAL DIMMING"  - BBC DOCUMENTARY

                         Climate Geoengineering & Global Warming

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8RyNSzQDaU&feature=share

 

 Truthstream Media: September 26, 2013

UN: ‘THE WORLD WON'T COOL WITHOUT CHEMTRAILS' http://truthstreammedia.com/un-the-world-wont-cool-without-chemtrails-no-matter-what/

 

 "The only way to avoid creating the risk of substantial temperature increases through Solar Radiation Management is concurrent strong reductions of Green House Gas emissions."

 

ScienceDaily, February 17, 2014
- ▶ NEW STUDY:  WARNING AGAINST ABRUPT STOP TO GEOENGINEERING METHOD (IF STARTED). The new study, published today, 18 February, in IOP Publishing's journal Environmental Research Letters, has highlighted the risks of large and spatially expansive temperature increases if solar radiation management (SRM) is abruptly stopped once it has been implemented. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140217200823.htm

 

  - ▶ GEOENGINEERING: AN EXTREME ARTIFICIAL ENGINEERING http://sco.lt/7dxoCf

 

                                                         VIDEO

                                Skywatcher: September 12, 2012
THE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY OF ARTIFICIAL CLOUDS AND WEATHER MODIFICATION WEATHER MODIFICATION CAUSES CLIMATE MODIFICATION. Climatologists vastly underestimate the amount of deliberate weather modification programs, erroneously believing them to be occasional "experiments," and unaware that THOUSANDS of planned weather modification events occur every year in the U.S. and worldwide. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xx-STEA-Vqo

 

 

AND WHAT ABOUT ALL THESE PARTICLES RAINING DOWN ONTO EARTH, OUR SOIL, WATER, WILDLIFE, AGRICULTURE AND IMPACT ON BOTH ENVIRONMENTAL AND HUMAN HEALTH?

 

                    VIDEOS, DATA, ARTICLES AND MUCH MORE

                        RAINING CHEMICALS FROM THE SKY:

                            CLIMATE RE-ENGINEERING OUR PLANET

                                 RISKING PLANETARY TERMINATION

                                           The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/raining-chemicals-from-the-skies-geoengineering/

 

 Nation of Change, September 9, 2013

- ▶ NEUROLOGIST WARNS OF NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASE SURGE DUE TO CHEMTRAIL SPRAYING What this means is that as you breathe in aluminum dust – nano-particles that rain down after a chemtrail spray, you are inhaling, via the olfactory nerves, a heavy metal that doesn’t belong in your body, and will directly affect your cognitive ability. This is not just a concern for older generations, as Blaylock informs us, but even for small children and babies.  Even home air-filtering systems aren’t going to help, because the particles are nano-sized, far too small to be eliminated by even the most costly home air filter... http://www.nationofchange.org/neurologist-warns-neurodegenerative-disease-surge-due-chemtrail-spraying-1378712902

 

 Independent, October 20, 2013
- ▶ LET'S PLAY GOD: THE SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENTS WITH OUR WEATHER WILL THEY SAVE THE WORLD OR DESTROY IT? http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/lets-play-god-the-scientific-experiments-that-might-save-the-world-or-destroy-it-8884386.html

 

Terra Daily, January 16, 2014

- ▶ CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING:  WHAT DOES THE PUBLIC THINK? http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Climate_engineering_what_do_the_public_think_999.html

 

TG Daily, January 26, 2012

- ▶ ATMOSPHERIC GEOENGINEERING COULD MAKE CLIMATE WORSE. One suggested method of countering man-made climate change, injecting sulphate particles into the stratosphere, could carry serious consequences, scientists say http://www.tgdaily.com/sustainability-features/61035-atmospheric-geoengineering-could-make-climate-worse

 

 - ▶ ROGUE GEOENGINEERING COULD LEAD TO AN UNPREDICTABLE INTERNATIONAL CRISIS  http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3994798443/rogue-geoengineering-could-lead-to-an-unpredictable-international-crisis

 

ClimateCentral, December 27th, 2013

- ▶ REDUCING SUNLIGHT BY GEOENGINEERING WILL NOT COOL THE EARTH: WHY IT'S A BAD IDEA http://www.climatecentral.org/news/reducing-sunlight-by-geoengineering-will-not-cool-earth-16861

 

Summit Voice, December 08, 2013
- ▶ MORE EVIDENCE THAT GEO-ENGINEERING IS LIKELY TO HAVE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/12/08/global-warming-more-evidence-that-geo-engineering-is-likely-to-have-unintended-consequences/

 

 Guardian Environment, January 8, 2014
- ▶ GEOENGINEERING COULD BRING SEVERE DROUGHT TO THE TROPICS, RESEARCH SHOWS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/08/geoengineering-drought-tropics-climate-change-volcano

 

Climate Central, November 4, 2013

- ▶ CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING COULD REDUCE CRITICAL GLOBAL RAINFALL http://www.climatecentral.org/news/geoengineering-could-cut-global-rainfall-study-finds-16699

 

Guardian Sustainable Professional, November 29, 2013
- ▶ CLIMATE SCIENCE:  CAN GEOENGINEERING SAVE THE WORLD? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/climate-science-geoengineering-save-world

 

Mother Jones Report, July 17, 2013

- ▶ CIA BACKS $630,000 SCIENTIFIC STUDY ON CONTROLLING GLOBAL CLIMATE http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/07/cia-geoengineering-control-climate-change

 

 The Colorado Independent, October 15, 2013

- ▶ AS FLOOD WATERS RECEDE, SKI AREAS STEP UP CLOUD-SEEDING EFFORT - HOW WILL IT IMPACT DOWNWIND AND ECO/HUMAN HEALTH? http://www.coloradoindependent.com/144449/as-flood-waters-recede-ski-areas-step-up-cloud-seeding-efforts

 

 Natural News, October 6, 2012
- ▶ SWEDISH OFFICIAL ADMITS TOXIC 'CHEMTRAILS' ARE REAL, NOT A WILD CONSPIRACY http://www.naturalnews.com/037451_chemtrails_conspiracy_theory_geoengineering.html#

                          

                (A thought provoking, award winning documentary)
            "WHY"  IN THE WORLD ARE THEY SPRAYING?  (73 min)

An Investigation into one of the many agendas associated with chemtrail/GeoEngineering Programs (Weather Control)

                   http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/world-spraying/

 

 

                                             WATCH (1hr37min)

                     "WHAT" IN THE WORLD ARE THEY SPRAYING?
Here is the story of a rapidly developing industry called Geo-engineering, driven by scientists, corporations, and governments intent on changing global climate, controlling the weather, and altering the chemical composition of soil and water - all supposedly for the betterment of mankind. http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/what-in-the-world-are-they-spraying/

                                         


Scientific America, October 2, 2013

- ▶ LATEST IPCC CLIMATE REPORT PUTS GEOENGINEERING IN THE SPOTLIGHT. AN UNKNOWN, UNTESTED APPROACH TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=latest-ipcc-climate-report-puts-geoengineering-in-the-spotlight

 

 

                               ==== FOLLOW THE MONEY ====

                                       OWNING THE CLIMATE

               MONSANTO AND CHEMICAL GEOENGINEERING

 

  - ▶ BIG MONEY IN GEOENGINEERING: CONTROLLING THE WORLD - ▶

 IF YOU OWN THE CHEMICALS, YOU OWN OUR CHEMICAL DEPENDENT WORLD. NO CO-INCIDENCE THAT MONSANTO, WORLD LEADER IN THE CHEMICAL CARTEL,  BUYS CLIMATE CORP INSURANCE CO HAVING LOBBYIED THE UN RE: CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING

 


Mother Jones, Maggie Severns, October 9, 2013
-▶  5 WAYS MONSANTO WANTS TO PROFIT OFF CLIMATE CHANGE  http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/10/monsanto-profit-climate-change-corporation

 

TechCrunch, October 2, 2013
- ▶ MONSANTO BUYS WEATHER BIG DATA COMPANY CLIMATE CORPORATION FOR AROUND #1.1B http://techcrunch.com/2013/10/02/monsanto-acquires-weather-big-data-company-climate-corporation-for-930m/

 

Tech News & Analysis, October 2, 2013
- ▶ WHEN DATA MEETS AGRICULTURE: MONSANTO TO BUY CLIMATE CORP FOR $1B - CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING IS CHEMICAL GEOENGINEERING

http://gigaom.com/2013/10/02/when-data-meets-agriculture-monsanto-to-buy-climate-corp-for-930m

 

 Forbest, October 2, 2013

MONSANTO BUYS CLIMATE CORP FOR $1 BILLION TO UNDERWRITE AGRICULTURE WEATHER INSURANCE SUBSIDISED BY USA GOVT http://www.forbes.com/sites/bruceupbin/2013/10/02/monsanto-buys-climate-corp-for-930-million/

 

 June 17, 2013 Somewhat Reasonable
▶  CROP CLIMATE INSURANCE FOR BIG CORPORATE AGRICULTURE EXPANDED IN U.S. SENATE 2013 FARM BILL COSTING TAXPAYERS $955 BILLION IN SUBSIDIES http://blog.heartland.org/2013/06/crop-insurance-expanded-in-senate-farm-bill/

 

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 - ▶ BILL GATES ADMITS FUNDING CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING - CHEMTRAILS IN OUR SKIES  http://sco.lt/8e7lhZ

 

Guardian Environment, February 5, 2012
 - ▶ BILL GATES BACKS LOBBYING FOR LARGE-SCALE GEOENGINEERING http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/feb/06/bill-gates-climate-scientists-geoengineering

 

 

May 20, 2013 Guardian Environment
- ▶ MULTINATIONAL OIL CORPORATIONS BUYING OFF GOVERNMENTS: TAR SANDS EXPLOITATION WOULD MEAN GAME OVER FOR CLIMATE, WARNS LEADING SCIENTIST:  http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/may/19/tar-sands-exploitation-climate-scientist

 

August 7, 2013 World Watch Institute

- ▶ THE PROMISES AND PERILS OF GEOENGINEERING OUR CLIMATE http://blogs.worldwatch.org/sustainabilitypossible/the-promises-and-perils-of-geoengineering/

 

- ▶ WHY GEOENGINEERING SUITS RUSSIA'S CARBON AGENDA, GIVEN THE COUNTRY'S FOSSIL FUEL STRATEGY IN THE ARCTIC
The Arctic, a large portion of which is controlled or claimed by Russia, is a new carbon El Dorado, holding up to a quarter of the globe’s undiscovered oil and gas reserves. According to one energy industry insider: "Climate change is opening up one of the last frontiers for hydrocarbons on our planet. The Arctic … could be set for rapid change and development as exploration, production and infrastructure will have an inevitable, irreversible impact."
 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/24/why-geoengineering-suits-russias-carbon-agenda

 

- ▶ WORLD'S BIGGEST 'UNAUTHORISED' PRIVATE GEOENGINEERING EXPERIMENT 'VIOLATES' UN RULES http://sco.lt/87WhQf

 

                                            - WATCH

                    CLIMATE REMEDIATION EXPERIMENTS

             CONTRAILS, CHEMTRAILS AND ARTIFICIAL CLOUDS

                                   http://sco.lt/8BbQyP

 

July 19, 2013 The Daily Beast - Newsweek
- ▶ THE BIG IDEA: CAN WE OUTSMART CLIMATE CHANGE? http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/07/19/the-big-idea-why-conservatives-love-geoengineering.html

 

August 23, 2013 Wake Up World
- ▶ CHEMTRAILS / GEOENGINEERING: THE GREATEST CRIME OF ALL TIME ... AND HERE'S THE EVIDENCE http://wakeup-world.com/2013/08/23/chemtrails-the-greatest-crime-of-all-time/

 

March 15, 2013  Geoingeniería :

- ▶ GEOENGINEERING OUR CLIMATE: EFFECTS ON CIRRUS CLOUDS AND WHITENING OF THE SKY http://geoengineeringclimateissues.blogspot.com/2013/03/geoengineering-effects-on-cirrus-clouds.html

 

July 15, 2013 Terra Daily

- ▶ GETTING A LEG IN THE DOOR FOR LONG-RANGE (AND PROFITABLE) GEOENGINEERING OUR CLIMATE: PROTECTING OUR CORAL REEFS?? http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Cloud_brightening_to_cool_seas_can_protect_coral_reefs_999.html

 

 

                                   The Natural Eye Project

 CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING: RISKING A PLANETARY TERMINATION  http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/raining-chemicals-from-the-skies-geoengineering/

 

                                          ---- WATCH ----

                                     Moyers & Company

         ENDING THE SILENCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE - THE POLITICS

                                      http://sco.lt/5St5Cj

 

May 20, 2013 Guardian Environment

- ▶ HEARTLAND INSTITUTE WASTES REAL SCIENTIST' TIME = YET AGAIN WITH ANTI CLIMATE CHANGE PROPAGANDA http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2013/may/20/heartland-institute-scientists

 

- ▶ CLIMATE RESEARCH NEARLY UNANIMOUS ON HUMAN CAUSES, SURVEY FINDS http://sco.lt/8OIlqz


- ▶ PLANET PASSES DAILY 400 PPM CO2 MILESTONE: MARCH TOWARD DISASTER http://sco.lt/9JBzCT

 

 

 

                                  NUCLEAR NOT THE ANSWER

  - ▶ THE GLOBAL NUCLEAR WASTE NIGHTMARE:  The Long Dangerous Half-Life of Strontium-90 http://sco.lt/4zkb0j

 

                                   BIOFUELS NOT THE ANSWER

   - ▶ BIOFUELS: RESEARCH SUGGESTS THAT BIOFUELS WILL COST THE EARTH http://sco.lt/5D24ET

 

                                     FRACKING NOT THE ANSWER

- ▶ FRACKING OURSELVES INTO OBLIVION http://sco.lt/8mKlIP

 

- ▶ US CLIMATE BOMB IS TICKING: WHAT THE GAS INDUSTRY DOESN'T WANT YOU TO KNOW http://sco.lt/5BIftR

 

                                               --- WATCH ---

              "THE DIRTY TRUTH" TAR SANDS OIL EXTRACTION -

                                 THE DIRTIEST OIL ON EARTH

                                    http://sco.lt/6OpdeT

 

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▶  SOLAR ON A ROLL :  TAKES OFF WORLDWIDE http://sco.lt/4vZ7lB


- ▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION AND CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/6YARvt

 

CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON ITS DESTRUCTION.  NO TO BIODIVERSITY CARBON OFFSETTING http://sco.lt/8pAoSn

 

 ▶  RESTORING THE EARTH - THE BONN CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/4p7B3Z

 

▶  ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

 

- ▶ GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/7MZUVV

 

- ▶ ARCTIC OCEAN 'ACIDIFYING RAPIDLY' - HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS   http://sco.lt/6qm61h

 


  - ▶ OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB.  THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ACTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES  http://sco.lt/5pPxWD

 

  - ▶ CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/6x8dHN

 

- ▶ LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS  http://sco.lt/6mZspd

 

- ▶ WORLD CAN'T WAIT UNTIL 2020 ON CLIMATE CHANGE, SAYS NEW HIGHLY-DISTURBING INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY REPORT http://sco.lt/82bCM5

 

 - ▶ TERRACIDE: THE BIGGEST CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE IN HISTORY - DESTROYING THE PLANET FOR RECORD PROFITS http://sco.lt/7gxiG9

 

- ▶ PLANET PASSES DAILY 400 PPM CO2 MILESTONE - MARCHING TOWARD DISASTER http://sco.lt/8pMIe9

 

 ▶  GENETIC ENGINEERING AND THE GMO INDUSTRY: CORPORATE HIJACKING OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3994750421/corporate-hijacking-of-food-and-agriculture-genetic-engineering-and-the-gmo-industry

 

                                                -- WATCH --

                                                     "HOME" -

                                  An Exquisite Story of Our World

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

                       THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                           http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/


pdjmoo's insight:

Climate change is the result, not the cause, of many factors involving human-caused destruction of the balance of environment within our planetary biosphere. We all need to simply stop our destructive ways and put our brilliant minds to finding a new way of living on this planet in harmony with our natural world. We  have to cease raping and pillaging the planet for profit as if it is our private piggy bank.  By collective focus on restoring the planet a new economy and criteria for "jobs" would automatically evolve.  The old military minded capitalism mindset has lead us to this mess - and we must move past it if we are to survive.   If we keep pushing we will not only destroy humanity but all life on Planet Earth. Why is it we can't envision something entirely different than the way we have been operating?  Profiting from the destruction of our planet is insane.


                                                   ALSO SEE


BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH IS YOUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

 

 

 

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Daniel LaLiberte's curator insight, May 27, 2013 3:24 PM

We are ALREADY messing with nature, absolutely and catastrophically.  We must stop that, no question, as soon as possible, as fast as feasible.   Whatever we do should NOT be used as a substitute for eliminating all fossil fuel burning.  Full stop!

 

But it simply won't be enough to merely stop burning fossil fuels, because it is too late to stop the reinforcing feedbacks that will make things much much worse.  If we don't do anything more, then we are giving up, we are admitting defeat and accepting all the worsening destruction that follows.

 

To restore nature, we have NO choice but to mess with nature some more in order to actively counter the effects and the causes of global warming and all the rest of our destructive practices.  We must do it right, of course, and not make things worse.  It is not enough to deal with just the symptoms of the problems, but we must get at the underlying causes.  We must do it on a global scale, because the problems are global.   It won't be a short term solution because these are necessarily long term problems that require long term solutions.

 

We MUST save the planet by messing with nature.  But we also must solve a large number of other problems that allowed us to get into this mess.  Unrestrained irresponsible exploitation of nature for the benefit of a few is at the root of all those problems.

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We're on the Brink of the Worst Drought in 1,000 Years

We're on the Brink of the Worst Drought in 1,000 Years | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it


                               ZEN MASTER, THICH NHAT HANH:

ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/7Sfb6H

 

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New York Times, September 08, 2014
▶  MAPPING THE SPREAD OF DROUGHT ACROSS THE U.S. Mapping the Spread of Drought Across the U.S. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/upshot/mapping-the-spread-of-drought-across-the-us.html?_r=0&abt=0002&abg=0



The Independent, September 15, 2014
▶  NO RAIN FOR DECADES:  STAND BY FOR THE 'MEGADROUGHTS', SCIENTISTS WARN http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/no-rain-for-decades-stand-by-for-the-megadroughts-scientists-warn-9732483.html


Guardian Environment, September 15, 2014
DROUGHT BITES AS AMAZON'S "FLYING RIVERS' DRY UP. Scientists say deforestation and climate change responsible for forests not producing vapour clouds that bring rain to Brazil, reports Climate News Network http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/15/drought-bites-as-amazons-flying-rivers-dry-up


Voice of America. February 26, 2014
▶  SINGAPORE AND MALAYSIA ARE GRAPPLING WITH SOME OF THE DRIEST WEATHER THEY HAVE EVER SEEN http://www.voanews.com/content/malaysia-singapore-grapple-with-prolonged-dry-spell/1860091.html

 

 Live Science, February 19, 2014
▶  LARGEST LAKE IN IRAN AND ONE OF LARGEST SALTWATER LAKES ON PLANET IS DISAPPEARING - Shrunk more than 80% in past decade...http://www.livescience.com/43487-iran-lake-drying-up.html


Yahoo News, February 15, 2014
MORE THAN 140 BRAZILIAN CITIES RATION WATER http://news.yahoo.com/more-140-brazilian-cities-ration-water-165347577.html

 

                                                   IN PICTURES
                                       Al Jazeera, March 29, 2013
                             BRUTAL DROUGHT LINGERS IN BRAZIL

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/inpictures/2013/03/2013327134417357984.html


Mongabay, February 25, 2014
▶  IS BRAZIL'S EPIC DROUGHT A TASTE OF THE FUTURE? With more than 140 cities implementing water rationing, analysts warning of collapsing soy and coffee exports, and reservoirs and rivers running precipitously low http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0225-brazil-epic-drought.html

 

 Mail Online, January 21, 2014
CHINA'S LARGEST FRESHWATER LAKE, TWICE THE SIZE OF LONDON, COMPLETELY DRIES UP - WITH DISASTEROUS CONSEQUENCES http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2543513/Chinas-largest-freshwater-lake-twice-size-London-completely-dries-drought.html


Climate Progress, January 31, 2014
-▶ WATER LEVELS OF THE MIDDLE EAST'S BIGGEST LAKE HAVE DROPPED 95 PERCENT IN TWO DECADES http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/01/31/3234381/iran-lake-unsalvageable/

 

 ▶  MEGA DROUGHTS AHEAD: WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS COULD BEGIN IN EIGHT YEARS  http://sco.lt/9MzxpJ


 Think Progress, January 28, 2014

THE GREAT LAKES GO DRY:  HOW ONE-FIFTH OF THE WORLD'S FRESH WATER IS DWINDLING AWAY http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/01/28/3193301/climate-change-draining-great-lakes/

 

Climate Progress, July 07, 2014
LAKE MEAD, AMERICA'S LARGEST RESERVOIR, TO REACH RECORD LOW THIS WEEK http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/07/3457127/lake-mead-lowest-point-ever/

 

Alternet, May 20, 2014

▶  TEXAS DROUGHT SPAWNING FIRES AND DUST-BOWL LIKE CONDITIONS. Some Texas communities have less than 90 days of water left. http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/texas-drought-spawning-fires-and-dust-bowl-conditions

                                   Thomson Reuters Foundation

                      SHOWCASE: WATER AND CLIMATE CHANGE

           http://www.trust.org/spotlight/water-and-climate-change

 

 AlterNet, February 26, 2014
▶  HUMANITY HAS GOT TO COME TO GRIPS WITH THE WORLD'S FRESH WATER CRISIS http://www.alternet.org/saving-our-blue-future

 

                                        CALIFORNIA DROUGHT

                                WORST IN RECORDED HISTORY

                                          http://sco.lt/4rmrQn

 

Public Radio International, May 26, 2014
MEXICANS ARE DEALING WITH THE SAME DROUGHT AS THEIR NORTHERN NEIGHBORS, BUT WITH LESS WATER http://www.pri.org/stories/2014-05-26/mexicans-are-dealing-same-drought-their-northern-neighbors-less-water

 

 Lake Scientist, February 21, 2014
▶  ALL DRIED UP:  FIVE DISAPPEARING LAKES http://www.lakescientist.com/dried-up-disappearing-lakes/

 

                        "THE LAST WALK FOR WATER" (11 min read)
Two weeks ago, charity: water founder Scott Harrison hiked nine hours into a remote village in northern Ethiopia. He spent five nights living with the community, hoping to learn more about a girl whose story he'd heard over a year ago.
   What follows isn't a typical charity: water story. There are no pictures of smiling children or clean water, and there's no happy ending yet. However, we believe it should be told as it illustrates the urgency of our work and the reality of the water crisis. https://medium.com/thoughts-from-the-third-sector/979160375b4a



VIDEO (10:00)
OUR FORESTS ARE DYING, ARE WE NEXT?
Trees are the terrestrial lungs of the planet, and they are dying all over the globe. Government agencies and mainstream media are not reporting on the unfolding cataclysm of this die off.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPzix8TiHR8

 

Greenfudge, February 5, 2014

▶  ONE SLICE OF PIZZA = 42 GALLONS OF WATER http://www.greenfudge.org/2014/02/05/one-slice-of-pizza-42-gallons-of-water/


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                                 FRACKING AWAY THE WATER:

REPORT WARNS OF DWINDLING WATER SUPPLY REACHING CRISIS POINT IN USA WESTERN STATES http://sco.lt/59iE3l


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 American Rivers, February 12, 2014

▶  RIVERS WORK BEST WHEN THEY'RE WET. The water supply system in the Colorado River Basin is near its breaking point. Despite an above normal snowpack in the Rockies, climate change and prolonged drought have sapped the once-vigorous Colorado River, threatening the water supply for 36 million people, 15% of the nation’s agriculture, and a $26 billion recreation economy. - See more at: http://www.americanrivers.org/blog/rivers-work-best-when-theyre-wet/#sthash.jLQdgH3h.dpuf

http://www.americanrivers.org/blog/rivers-work-best-when-theyre-wet/

 

DESALINATION PLANTS A PRICEY OPTION IF DROUGHT PERSISTS (AND LET'S HOPE THEY DON'T WRECK OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS TOO)

As the drought bakes its way toward a fourth year, the state has a string of secret weapons in the works that could supply millions of gallons of new drinking water and help stave off disaster: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Desalination-plants-a-pricey-option-if-drought-5239096.php

 

 ▶  NASA STUDY:  GLOBAL WARMING MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF EXTREME RAINFALL AND DROUGHT http://sco.lt/8I3aTJ

 

Guardian Environment, February 8, 2014
WHY GLOBAL WATER SHORTAGES POSE THREAT OF TERROR AND WAR: U.S. INTELLIGENCE  From California to the Middle East, huge areas of the world are drying up and a billion people have no access to safe drinking water. US intelligence is warning of the dangers of shrinking resources and experts say the world is 'standing on a precipice'  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/09/global-water-shortages-threat-terror-war

 

 EPICr

FIVE MUST SEE WATER INFOGRAPHICS http://epicr.com/2010/11/five-must-see-water-infographics/

 

                             WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                  THE GLOBAL WATER CRISIS

                                        http://sco.lt/8eupSj

 

Bloomberg, February 04, 2014
SAO PAULO BIGGEST WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM MAY RUN DRY WITHIN 45 DAYS. The system that provides half the drinking water to South America’s largest city, Sao Paulo, will run dry in 45 days if there’s no rain, amid the biggest drought on record http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-04/sao-paulo-biggest-water-supply-system-may-run-dry-within-45-days.html

 

HuffPost Green, December 04, 2014
THESE 11 U.S. CITIES MAY COMPLETELY RUN OUT OF WATER SOONER THAN YOU THINK http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/04/water-shortage_n_4378418.html

 

                                                   SHORT VIDEO                                  

                                        Easy Branches, January 18, 2014
                                       HOW MUCH WATER IS IN A CLOUD?

How do clouds defy gravity when they are full of water? Just how much water is in a cloud? The startling science behind clouds which are all too often taken for granted... http://news.easybranches.com/news/1679632.html

 

Yale Environment 360,
-▶  CHINA'S GREAT DAM BOOM:  A MAJOR ASSAULT ON ITS RIVERS http://e360.yale.edu/feature/chinas_great_dam_boom_an_assault_on_its_river_systems/2706/

 

-▶  28,000 RIVERS WIPED OFF THE MAP IN CHINA  http://sco.lt/7paeFV



                                     FOSTERING A WATER CULTURE

Harvesting Rainwater, July 13, 2013

▶  ON THE WATER CULTURE OF THE NAXI PEOPLE OF YUNNAN, CHINA http://rainwaterharvesting.wordpress.com/2013/07/13/on-the-naxi-water-culture/


▶ MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, MASS EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING AS OUR WORLD MELTS  http://sco.lt/7KDmGv


Care 2, March 1, 2013

▶  2012 BROUGHT EXTREME HEAT AND DROUGHT.  BUT THAT'S NOTHING TO WHAT'S AROUND THE CORNER

    2012 was the hottest year on record in the United States. Widespread drought, wildfires and extreme heat affected human health and caused food prices to skyrocket. According to new research out of Columbia University, however, last year’s heat wave may be nothing compared to what’s just around the corner.

    Researchers at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory predict that a megadrought, the likes of which haven’t been experienced since the 12th century, could hit planet Earth within the next eight years, and it might never leave [PDF]. The cause? According to scientists, this drought will be brought on by “anthropogenic radiative forcing”, also known as ‘stronger-than-normal greenhouse warming caused by climate pollution’.

Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/were-on-the-brink-of-the-worst-drought-in-1000-years.html#ixzz2qnnyz1Xj

 

Guardian Environment, February 04, 2014
-▶  RIVERS RUN DRY AS CORRUPTION CLAIMS SURROUND ROMANIA'S HYDROPOWER BOOM http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/04/romania-hydropower-illegality-claims-green-tariffs


 August 7, 2013 Project Syndicate, Brahma Chellaney

-▶  THE BATTLE FOR WATER http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/why-water-is-becoming-the-new-oil-by-brahma-chellaney

 

 The World Post, January 16, 2014

 ▶  AUSTRALIAN HONEYBEES UNABLE TO MAKE HONEY: THEIR HIVES ARE MELTING AS TEMPERATURES SOAR http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-reese-halter/australian-honeybees-unable-to-make-honey_b_4670475.html


 

                                                       VIDEOS:

                                        AUSTRALIA BURNING

                          Australia bushfires rage out of control

                                              http://sco.lt/7otlxZ

 

YES Magazine, January 3, 2014
▶  WHAT IF WINSTON CHURCHILL WERE LEADING THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE? http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/how-to-eat-like-our-lives-depend-on-it/winston-churchill-leading-fight-climate-change



 BreakingViews, February 04, 2014
▶  WATER FIGHT: SMOG OBSCURES LOOMING WATER RISK FOR CHINA: THE NEVER-ENDING THIRST OF FOSSIL FUELS....MINING, COAL... http://www.breakingviews.com/smog-obscures-looming-water-risk-for-china/21129863.article

 

                                                        WATCH

                    "BLUE GOLD: WORLD WATER WARS" (1:29:42)

                     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKcf-RBHirw

 

The Guardian, October 30, 2013
- ▶  BLUE-GOLD INVESTING: COMMODIFICATION OF CRITICAL WATER MAY OUT-PRICE THE POOR http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/water-access-commodity-human-rights


 

                     WATER PRIVATIZATION OF PUBLIC SERVICES

                       LIMITING ACCESS TO PUBLIC INFORMATION

                                         http://sco.lt/7Btkun

 

June 15, 2013 NPR

-▶ WATER WARS: WHO CONTROLS THE FLOW? http://www.npr.org/2013/06/15/192034094/rivers-run-through-controversies-over-who-owns-the-water?ft=1&f=1025


 

                                                     WATCH 

                         BOTTLED LIFE:  THE BUSINESS WITH WATER

                                           http://sco.lt/7hedEH


 -▶  RESTORING RIVERS:  THE LIFEBLOOD OF BOTH HUMAN AND ECOLOGICAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/5tVYLB

 

MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE http://sco.lt/5JvEi9

 

 

                                                      VIDEO 4:00

                         THE EARTH'S NEXT 100 YEARS VISUALIZED

                                              http://sco.lt/8vwwb3

 

Daily Kos, February 01, 2014
CLIMATE 2013: 100 STORIES (ILLUSTRATED)  http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/02/01/1274177/-Climate-2013-100-Stories-Illustrated#


 

                                                  VIDEO (16:00)
                                         Yale Environment 360
                                      WHEN THE WATER ENDS
                                         Africa’s Climate Conflicts
http://e360.yale.edu/feature/when_the_water_ends_africas_climate_conflicts/2331/

 

 

 OnEarth, January 6, 2014

AQUIFER ALERT: Stretching across eight U,S states, the Ogallala aquifer is the lifeblood of agriculture on the Great Plains. But can it survive a future of drought, pollution, and pipelines? ... Underlying almost 175,000 square miles in eight states, the aquifer sustains nearly one-fifth of all wheat, corn, cotton, and cattle production in the United States. But several years of drought and decades of intensive crop irrigation have left it seriously depleted http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/01/so-what-exactly-is-an-aquifer-we-explain


 Science Daily, January 19, 2014
GET USED TO HEAT WAVES:  EXTREME EL NINO EVENTS TO DOUBLE DUE TO GREENHOUSE GAS WARMING - MASSIVE CHANGES IN GLOBAL RAINFALL GLOBAL RAINFALL PATTERNS http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140119142454.htm

 

NASA STUDY:  GLOBAL WARMING MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF EXTREME RAINFALL AND DROUGHT http://sco.lt/8I3aTJ

 

                                                         VIDEO
                               HuffPost Green, January 25, 2014
NASA GRAPHIC SHOWS SIX TERRIFYING DECADES OF GLOBAL WARMING http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/25/nasa-global-warming-graphic-six-decades_n_4666447.html

 

 Business Week, January 17, 2014
  -▶ EXTREME WEATHER WREAKING HAVOC ON FOOD AS FARMERS SUFFER http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-01-16/farmers-worldwide-suffer-extreme-weather-wreaking-havoc-on-food

 

Guardian, John Vidal, September 27, 2013

▶  IS THE IPCC RIGHT ON CLIMATE CHANGE?  JUST ASK THE WORLD FARMERS IN AFRICA, ASIA AND LATIN AMERICA http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/sep/27/ipcc-climate-change-world-farmers

 

▶  HUMANITY WHOLLY UNPREPARED FOR ABRUPT CLIMATE IMPACT, WARNS REPORT. http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/12/04-1


                                            A WAKE-UP VIDEO:

                                                 "Extreme Ice"

                        Just How Fast Are We Melting? As It Happens

                                                 http://sco.lt/8zIJfd

 

Transition Network and Post Carbon Institute

▶  NEW REPORT: "CLIMATE AFTER GROWTH" - WE HAVE ENTERED AN ERA OF "NEW NORMALS" – THE IMPLICATIONS ARE PROFOUND http://www.transitionnetwork.org/blogs/rob-hopkins/2013-10/new-report-climate-after-growth

 

Climate Progress, January 28, 2014
24 U.S. HOUSE REPUBLICAN JUST VOTED TO DENY THE REALITY OF CLIMATE CHANGE http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/01/28/3215971/house-members-deny-climate-change/

 

-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE TO HALVE HABITAT FOR OVER 10,000 COMMON SPECIES http://sco.lt/8G99Av


July 26, 2013 Climate Progress
 -▶ MANY SPECIES WILL HAVE TO EVOLVE 10,000 TIMES FASTER TO ADAPT TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/07/26/2294101/many-species-will-have-to-evolve-10000-times-faster-to-adapt-to-climate-change-study-finds/?mobile=nc

 

  -▶ CLIMATE CHANGE ALREADY HAVING MAJOR EFFECTS ON ECOSYSTEMS AND SPECIES http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3912923984/climate-change-already-having-major-effects-on-ecosystems-and-species

 

April 22, 2013 MSN News
KEYSTONE SPECIES' LOSS COULD CAUSE ECOSYSTEM COLLAPSE http://news.msn.com/science-technology/keystone-species-loss-could-cause-ecosystem-to-collapse

 

Climate Progress, January 31, 2014

DENIAL FOR PROFIT: NESTLE CEO:  LET GOD HANDLE GLOBAL WARMING http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/01/31/3233481/nestle-climate-denier-god/


September 12, 2013 Rolling Stone
▶  UNITED NATIONS CLIMATE REPORT: 

INTERNATIONAL SCIENTISTS WARN CLIMATE DENIERS ARE ENABLING EARTH'S SUICIDE - GLOBAL WARMING IS VERY REAL: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/global-warming-is-very-real-20130912

 

▶  FRYING ON PLANET EARTH: WILDFIRES CONSUMING OUR FORESTS & ALL LIFE WITHIN THEM http://sco.lt/8LXukr

 

ABRUPT CLIMATE DISASTER THREAT RAISES CALL FOR EARLY WARNING SYSTEM http://sco.lt/5iaoSH

 

                                      THE COMING RECKONING
                                  Guardian, December 29, 2013
-▶  IT WON'T BE LONG BEFORE THE VICTIMS OF CLIMATE CHANGE MAKE THE WEST PAY http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/29/poorer-countries-climate-change-case

 

Treehugger, December 09, 2013
GLOBAL WARMING IMPACTS ON MENTAL HEALTH http://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/global-warming-impacts-our-mental-health.html

 

-▶  GLOBAL WARMING IS HERE TO STAY, WHICHEVER WAY YOU LOOK AT IT  http://sco.lt/7WJayH


 

 

  ▶ GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/7MZUVV

 

OCEAN ACIDIFYING: RAPIDLY RISING C02 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE  http://sco.lt/8WLvHd

 

                                                       VIDEO
                    CANADA'S BOREAL FOREST AT GREAT RISK

         THE LARGEST INTACT FOREST ECOSYSTEM ON THE PLANET

                                          http://sco.lt/6px3jN

 


 March 23, 3012 -  The Ecologist

▶  THICH NHAT HANH - MAYBE IN 100 YEARS THERE WILL BE NO MORE HUMANS ON THE PLANET   http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1291786/thich_nhat_hanh_maybe_in_100_years_there_will_be_no_more_humans_on_the_planet.html

 

                                                PRICING CARBON

      A FAILED STRATEGY THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET

                                                http://sco.lt/5BKyfp

 

 


 

                                          DESTRUCTIVE DAMS

                               BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

                 Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                              http://sco.lt/6zxQWX


 

                                               WATCH - FILM

                                      The Story - BOTTLED LIFE –

               THE TRUTH ABOUT NESTLE'S BUSINESS WITH WATER

                                          http://sco.lt/5pAmtl

 

August 3, 2013 Guardian

-▶  THE WATER COMPANIES AND THE FOUL STENCH OF EXPLOITATION: The privatisation of water is a story of greed, incompetence and fleecing the public http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/03/water-industry-exploitation-pollution

 

                                                     


              CLIMATE CHANGE - A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION

SECRETARY KERRY DELIVERS POWERFUL REMARKS ON CLIMATE

                                            http://sco.lt/8JvN3Z

 

Climate Progress, October 3, 2013
▶  WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE BIGGEST FREE TRADE AGREEMENT EVER AND HOW IT AFFECTS CLIMATE CHANGE  http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/10/03/2712961/biggest-free-trade-agreement-climate/

 

Climate and Capitalism, December 08, 2013
▶  CLIMATE POLITICS MUST BE AS RADICAL AS THE CRISIS: THIS RACE TO WRECK AND POISON THE EARTH FOR PROFIT IS SUICIDAL http://climateandcapitalism.com/2013/12/08/climate-politics-must-be-radical-as-crisis/

 

 

 ▶ OBAMA'S "ALL OF THE ABOVE" DRILL, BABY, DRILL: FRACKING, TARSANDS OIL, NUCLEAR... MAY KILL US ALL  http://sco.lt/7p2tEX

 


 ▶  WORLD CAN'T WAIT UNTIL 2020 ON CLIMATE CHANGE, SAYS NEW HIGHLY-DISTURBING INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY REPORT http://sco.lt/82bCM5

 

 ▶  AT THE LIMITS OF THE MARKET: WHY CAPITALISM HASN'T (CAN'T_ SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/5OhJZp

 

-▶ STOP BURNING RAIN FORESTS FOR PALM OIL: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN http://sco.lt/6S9nGb

 

 

▶   OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB.  THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES  http://sco.lt/5pPxWD

 

 

▶  "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - IPCC REPORT - UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/7C0zyb

 

 

THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US.  CAN HUMANS SURVIVE? http://sco.lt/630INt

 

▶  TERRACIDE: THE BIGGEST CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE IN HISTORY - DESTROYING THE PLANET FOR RECORD PROFITS  http://sco.lt/95LXpR

 

 

 ▶  GLOBAL WARMING:  WELCOME TO THE AGE OF MANKIND (AND A POLLUTED PLANET) http://sco.lt/7D1oGX

 


                                                 VIDEO:

                           ▶  "CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING"

          CAN WE SAVE THE PLANET BY MESSING WITH NATURE?

                                  http://sco.lt/5WgE0v

 

 

                                                  RESOURCES:

1. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr
WATERKEEPER.ORG http://waterkeeper.org/

Voice For The World's Waters

 

2. Read The #Water Daily http://paper.li/ShiftSoil/1308135402

 

3. UN WATER http://www.unwater.org/

 

4. UN WATER GLOBAL WATER ISSUES https://www.un.org/en/globalissues/water/

 

 

 

 

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                                                 --- WATCH ---

                      300 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUELS IN 300 SECONDS

                                            http://sco.lt/724dSD


Climate Progress, December 27, 2014
▶ IN THE MIDST OF RECORD OIL BOOM, OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SEEKS MORE OIL PRODUCTION  http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/12/27/3105211/obama-administration-oil-production/#


World Wildlife Fund, October 31, 2014
FEDERAL ASSESSMENT REITERATES RISK OF OFFSHORE DRILLING IN AMERICA'S ARCTIC https://www.worldwildlife.org/press-releases/federal-assessment-reiterates-risk-of-offshore-drilling-in-america-s-arctic


AmericaBlog New, July 27, 2014
▶   OBAMA LEASING MILLIONS OF GULF ACRE FOR OFFSHORE OIL & GAS DRILLING:  HIS WORDS DO NOT MATCH HIS DEEDS http://americablog.com/2014/07/obama-leasing-millions-gulf-acres-offshore-oil-gas-drilling.html


EcoWatch, June 14, 2014

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TAKES FIRST STEP TOWARD SELLING OFFSHORE GAS AND OIL LEASES http://ecowatch.com/2014/06/14/obama-offshore-gas-oil-leases/


Yale Global, October 16, 2014
HOW WALL STREET IS KILLING BIG OIL. Investors force big private energy companies into liquidation; energy dominance shifts to emerging markets  http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/how-wall-street-killing-big-oil


Mother Jones, September 08, 2014
-▶ BAD NEWS FOR OBAMA:  FRACKING MAY BE WORSE THAN BURNING COAL - "ALL OF THE ABOVE' STRATEGY FALLING APART  http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/09/methane-fracking-obama-climate-change-bill-mckibben



DEEP SEA MINING:  DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/70rdpp


Oil Change International, July 09, 2014
CASHING IN ON ALL OF THE ABOVE:  U.S. FOSSIL FUEL PRODUCTION SUBSIDIES UNDER OBAMA http://priceofoil.org/2014/07/09/cashing-in-on-all-of-the-above-u-s-fossil-fuel-production-subsidies-under-obama/


The Boston Globe, September 14, 2014
-▶ AS OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ORDERS CARBON CUTS TO FIGHT GLOBAL WARMING, IT SELL COAL RIGHTS THAT WOULD INCREASE IT
http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2014/09/13/obama-administration-orders-carbon-cuts-fight-global-warming-sells-coal-rights-that-could-increase/0W4zSKgfJJTgXtWmGeJaOP/story.html


The Hill, September 09, 2014
▶ DRILL, BABY DRILL: MOMENTUM BUILDS TO ALLOW US OIL EXPORTS : COULD PUSH UP DOMESTIC PRICES AS DEMAND GROWS http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/217620-momentum-builds-to-allow-us-oil-exports

BP DEEPWATER HORIZON 2010 OIL DISASTER CONTINUES TO IMPACT GULF OF MEXICO'S ECOSYSTEMS -- 4 YEARS ON http://sco.lt/79YbRJ



                                     WALL STREET SPEAKS OUT

THE COMING CLIMATE CRASH: LESSONS FROM THE 2008 RECESSION http://sco.lt/5kA1Bp


                     THE SHALE GAS 'FRACKING' REVOLUTION -

                               AN ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE 

                                       http://sco.lt/8qklOr

Real News One, June 10, 2014

-▶ PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/


Australian Broadcasting Corporation, March 26, 2014
- ▶ ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT TO WORSEN OVER TIME AS RESOURCES BECOME HARDER TO REACH http://www.abc.net.au/environment/articles/2014/03/25/3970411.htm


-▶  Grist, January 22, 2014

BIG GREEN GROUPS DEMAND AN END TO OBAMA'S "ALL OF THE ABOVE ENERGY STRATEGY http://grist.org/news/big-green-groups-demand-an-end-to-obamas-all-of-the-above-energy-strategy/


 

                     AN OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA

                   New Economic Perspectives, January 31, 2014
 ▶ ARE YOU GOING TO DETONATE THE WORLD'S LARGEST "CARBON BOMB"?  http://neweconomicperspectives.org/2014/02/president-obama-going-detonate-worlds-largest-carbon-bomb.html



Politico, January 29, 2014

 -▶  STATE OF THE UNION 2014:  OBAMA ON ENERGY - CAN'T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS http://www.politico.com/story/2014/01/obama-on-energy-having-it-both-ways-102784.html


AlterNet, January 29, 2014

- ▶ OBAMA'S HOPELESSLY WRONG ON THE ENVIRONMENT -- HERE'S THE REALITY OF WHAT WE FACE http://ow.ly/t5NSU


The Nation, July 28, 2014
▶   THE CENTERPIECE OF OBAMA'S ENERGY POLICY WILL ACTUALLY MAKE CLIMATE CHANGE WORSE. Wishful thinking and corporate greed are leading us down the wrong path to solving our climate crisis. http://www.thenation.com/article/180791/centerpiece-obamas-energy-policy-will-actually-make-climate-change-worse



OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB

THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES

http://sco.lt/5pPxWD


 

Grist, January 29, 2014

- ▶ ENERGY STATE OF OBAMA'S UNION: DRILL? FRACK? CUT CARBON? "ALL OF THE ABOVE"? President Obama received a letter 10 days ago from the nation’s leading environmental organizations, urging him to stop opening American lands and waters to fossil fuel extraction. Instead, the president doubled down on both his "something for everyone" energy policy goals http://grist.org/politics/energy-state-of-obamas-union-drill-frack-cut-carbon-all-the-above/


THE GREAT AMERICAN CORPORATE GIVEAWAY:

OUR PUBLIC LANDS: OIL, FRACKING

                                              http://sco.lt/7hcWET


 ReNew Economy, April 29, 2014
▶  FOSSIL FUEL SUBSIDIES COST $2 TRILLION ANNUALLY, ACCORDING TO IMF http://reneweconomy.com.au/2014/fossil-fuel-subsidies-costing-global-economy-2-trillion-imf-79534


RTCC, February 04, 2014
 ▶ IMF CHIEF LAGARDE WARNS OF MERCILESS, CLIMATE CHANGE: "WE ARE 'SUBSIDIZING BEHAVIOUR THAT IS DESTROYING THE PLANET" http://www.rtcc.org/2014/02/05/imf-chief-lagarde-warns-of-merciless-climate-change/


 -▶  FOSSIL FUEL SUBSIDIES FIVE TIMES GREATER THAN CLIMATE FINANCE  http://sco.lt/7mFYc

 

TIME TO END PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT AND SUBSIDIES FOR FOSSIL FUEL PRODUCERS http://sco.lt/9Gvlir

 

DeSmogBlog, February 02, 2014
▶  NO MATTER HOW YOU COUNT THEM, FOSSIL FUEL SUBSIDIES ARE AS HIGH AS EVER http://desmogblog.com/2014/02/03/no-matter-how-you-count-them-fossil-fuel-subsidies-are-high-ever

 

 

                    HOW RIGGED IS THE FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY?

                                              http://sco.lt/97hfX7



-▶  TWO THIRDS OF FOSSIL FUEL RESERVES MUST STAY UNDERGROUND TO STABILIZE CLIMATE http://sco.lt/5uqxMn


Guardian Environment, January 09, 2014

▶  GLOBAL WARMING IS BEING CAUSED BY HUMANS, NOT THE SUN, AND IS HIGHLY SENSITIVE TO CARBON, NEW RESEARCH SHOWS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2014/jan/09/global-warming-humans-not-sun


▶   OCEAN ACIDIFYING: RAPIDLY RISING CO2 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE http://sco.lt/8LsqbR


Business Green, January 15, 2014

▶  BP: GLOBAL EMISSIONS TO SOAR 29 PERCENT BY 2030 hthttp://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2323190/bp-global-emissions-to-soar-29-per-cent-by-2030


Grist, April 14, 2014
▶  THE FOUR FOSSIL FUEL STOCKPILES THAT COULD TOAST THE WORLD http://grist.org/news/the-four-fossil-fuel-stockpiles-that-could-toast-the-world/


Grist, January 13, 2014

-▶  LIFTING THE CRUDE-OIL EXPORT BAN WOULD WORSEN POLLUTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://grist.org/climate-energy/lifting-the-crude-oil-export-ban-would-be-bad-news-for-the-environment/


Rolling Stone, Politics, February 03, 2014

▶  HOW THE U.S. EXPORTS GLOBAL WARMING: While Obama talks of putting America on the path to a clean, green future, we're flooding world markets with cheap, high carbon fuels http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/how-the-u-s-exports-global-warming-20140203


New York Times, February 04, 2014

▶  U.S. PUSH TO EXPORT DIRTY FOSSIL FUELS PARALLELS PAST ACTION ON TOBACCO http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/04/u-s-push-to-export-dirty-fossil-fuels-parallels-past-action-on-tobacco/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0



                                      GREENPEACE REPORT

                                    Greenpeace, July 28, 2014
OBAMA ADMINISTRATION EXPORTING CLIMATE CHANGE BY EXPORTING COAL. Greenpeace USA has released a major new report on an under-discussed part of President Barack Obama's Climate Action Plan and his U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) carbon rule: it serves as a major endorsement of continued coal production and export to overseas markets. http://www.desmogblog.com/2014/07/28/greenpeace-report-obama-administration-exporting-climate-change-exporting-coal



Guardian Sustainable Business: March 27, 2014

THE RUSH FOR NEW OIL AND GAS SOURCES IS PUSHING US TOWARDS EXTREME ACTIONS http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/rush-new-oil-gas-sources-extreme-measures-arctic-russia


 Oil Price, December 29, 2013
▶  WHY OIL IS MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD FOR U.S. FOREIGN POLICY http://oilprice.com/Geopolitics/International/Why-Oil-is-Mightier-than-the-Sword-for-U.S.-Foreign-Policy.html


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CHINA

THE ONLY WAY OUT

CHINA TO PRIORITIZE ENVIRONMENT OVER ECONOMY & DEVELOPMENT IN REVISED LAW

http://sco.lt/51P1sH

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Australian Broadcasting Corporation, March 26, 2014
- ▶ ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT TO WORSEN OVER TIME AS RESOURCES BECOME HARDER TO REACH http://www.abc.net.au/environment/articles/2014/03/25/3970411.htm


Slate Magazine, January 13, 2014

U.S. CARBON EMISSIONS RISE 2 PERCENT IN 2013, SHOULD BE A WAKE-UP CALL FOR OBAMA

http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/01/13/u_s_carbon_emissions_rise_2_percent_in_2013_should_be_wake_up_call_for_obama.html

ClimateProgress, July 1, 2014

▶   THE AMOUNT OF CARBON DIOXIDE IN OUR AIR JUST REACHED A NEW RECORD, AND SCIENTISTS ARE WORRIED

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/01/3455026/400-ppm-carbon-dioxide-three-months/l

 

Science Daily, January 19, 2014
▶  GET USED TO HEAT WAVES:  EXTREME EL NINO EVENTS TO DOUBLE DUE TO GLOBAL WARMING EMISSIONS http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140119142454.htm


THE END OF CORAL REEFS?

AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100

http://sco.lt/7y1XHt


YES Magazine, January 3, 2014

▶  WHAT IF WINSTON CHURCHILL WERE LEADING THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE? http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/how-to-eat-like-our-lives-depend-on-it/winston-churchill-leading-fight-climate-change


 Redd-Monitor, February 25, 2014

WORLD BANK'S CARBON CARAVAN http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/02/25/bruce-rich-on-the-world-banks-response-to-climate-change-1-the-carbon-caravan/


WORLD BANK AND UN CARBON OFFSET SCHEME 'COMPLICIT' IN GENOCIDAL LAND GRABS http://sco.lt/5IxW2j




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FRACKING

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METHANE IS ABOUT 20 TIMES MORE POTENT IN WARMING THE EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE THAN CARBON DIOXIDE. FRACKING FOR NATURAL GAS RELEASES METHANE



-▶ VAST METHANE PLUMES IN ARCTIC OCEAN SEEN RISING DIRECTLY INTO ATMOSPHERE AS SEA ICE RETREATS http://sco.lt/6H0vuD

Mother Jones, September 08, 2014
-▶ BAD NEWS FOR OBAMA:  FRACKING MAY BE WORSE THAN BURNING COAL - "ALL OF THE ABOVE' STRATEGY FALLING APART  http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/09/methane-fracking-obama-climate-change-bill-mckibben


Living on Earth, June 13, 2014

- ▶ NEW EPA RULES IGNORE METHANE (FRACKING) http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=14-P13-00024&segmentID=1


US New and World Report, November 26, 2013

-▶  U.S. GOVERNMENT UNDERESTIMATES METHANE EMISSIONS BY 50 PERCENT.  New research suggests methane emissions in the United States may be 50 percent higher than previous Environmental Protection Agency estimations. http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/11/26/government-underestimates-methane-emissions-by-50-percent


Dissident Voice, March 07, 2014

▶  FRACKING:  SUICIDE CAPITALISM POISONS THE AIR THAT WE BREATHE AND WATER WE DRINK http://dissidentvoice.org/2014/03/fracking-suicide-capitalism-poisons-the-air-that-we-breathe/

 

-▶  SHALE GAS WON'T STOP PEAK OIL, BUT COULD CREATE AN ECONOMIC CRISIS http://www.resilience.org/stories/2013-06-25/shale-gas-won-t-stop-peak-oil-but-could-create-an-economic-crisis


 

              USA "NATURAL" GAS LNG EXPORTS - FRIEND OR FOE? 

    FOSSIL FUEL LEAVES A POLLUTION CESSPOOL FOR U.S. TAXPAYERS

                                           http://sco.lt/5gdUIL


Bloomberg, August 06, 2014
-▶ DEEP WATER FRACKING NEXT FRONTIER FOR OFFSHORE DRILLING. Energy companies are taking their controversial fracking operations from the land to the sea -- to deep waters off the U.S., South American and African coastshttp://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-07/deep-water-fracking-next-frontier-for-offshore-drilling.html


                            FRACKING OURSELVES INTO OBLIVION

http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3994993960/fracking-ourselves-into-oblivion




 ▶ HOLDING CORPORATIONS RESPONSIBLE: Mining Companies Devastate Pristine Wisconsin for Frac-Sand - Leaving Chemical Cesspool http://sco.lt/6gL1ov


                                                   WATCH:

               TAR SANDS OIL EXTRACTION - "THE DIRTY TRUTH"

                                       http://sco.lt/6OpdeT


                                               PRICING CARBON

     A FAILED STRATEGY THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET

                                               http://sco.lt/5BKyfp


                                                   FOOD OR FUEL?

                   RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUEL WILL COST THE EARTH

                                         http://sco.lt/8ezJ2X

 

 - ▶ MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE SHOCKING REPORT REVEALS http://sco.lt/5JvEi9


 Common Dreams, March 27, 2014
FORGET RUSSIAN GAS, JUST FRACK EUROPE & TAKE US EXPORTS: OBAMA http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/03/27-2



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-From: @Pavan Sukhdev to @pdjmoo via TWITTER

▶ IT'S TOO LATE FOR MARKET SOLUTIONS.  NEED GLOBAL AGITATION -- NOW -- FOR TAXING FOSSIL FUEL HEAVILY, BANNING THEM BY 2020.

Pavan Sukhdev, Founder-CEO, GIST Advisory. Author- Corporation 2020. Study Leader for UNEP's The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB).  Biography: http://www.unep.org/greeneconomy/AboutGEI/WhoisGEI/BiographyPavanSukhdev/tabid/56208/Default.aspx



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OIL

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Greenpeace International March 21, 2014

LESSONS FROM EXXON VALDEZ, 25 YEARS LATER http://greenpeaceblogs.org/2014/03/21/lessons-from-exxon-valdez-25-years-later/

 

                                                      WATCH

-▶  THREE YEARS AFTER DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL DISASTER, DOLPHINS DYING IN DROVE AND SCIENTISTS CAN'T STOP IT  http://sco.lt/5cPoG1

 

 

                                     WHEN IS ENOUGH ENOUGH?

                               ClimateProgress, December 27, 2013

America produced an average of 7.5 million barrels of crude oil per day in 2013, an increase of one million barrels per day and the biggest one-year jump in the nation’s history, FuelFix reported Thursday. The U.S. Energy Information Association (EIA) estimates production will grow by another one million barrels in 2014 and will peak at a whopping 9.5 million barrels per day in 2016.

And the production surge doesn’t stop at the water’s edge. According to FuelFix, “the Gulf of Mexico also is seeing a boost, with oil production expected to grow to 1.4 million barrels per day in 2014, up by 100,000 barrels.”... http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/12/27/3105211/obama-administration-oil-production/#


  Climate Progress, December 17, 2013

▶  WHAT A YEAR: 45 FOSSIL FUEL DISASTERS THE INDUSTRY DOESN'T WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/12/17/3056321/year-fossil-fuel-disasters/



                                                      WATCH
               BOMB TRAINS: THE CRUDE GAMBLE OF OIL BY RAIL:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpXfQMFR_Qs&feature=youtu.be


Grist, February 25, 2014

 ▶ OIL IS SPILLING FROM TRAINS, PIPELINES....AND NOW BARGES http://grist.org/news/oil-is-spilling-from-trains-pipelines-and-now-barges/

 

 Nation of Change, February 25, 2014
 ▶ 31,500 GALLON OIL SPILL SHUTS DOWN 65 MILES OF MISSISSIPPI RIVER http://www.nationofchange.org/oil-spill-shuts-down-65-miles-mississippi-river-1393342176

 

 -▶  NORTH DAKOTA CRUDE OIL TRAIN DERAILS, CARS EXPLODES, RESIDENTS WARNED TO STAY INSIDE http://desmogblog.com/2013/12/30/north-dakota-crude-oil-train-derails-cars-explode-residents-warned-stay-inside

 

 Huffington Post Green, January 14, 2014
OIL SPILLS LEAVE TRINIDAD'S BEACHES COVERED IN CRUDE - ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S WORST ENVIRONMENT DISASTERS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/14/trinidad-oil-spill-petrotrin-energy-company_n_4596696.html

 

▶  SHELL OIL WRECKS NIGER'S OGONILAND WITH OIL SPILLS ... AND GETS AWAY WITH IT.  WHO RESTORES THE ENVIRONMENT? http://sco.lt/7jKR3x


Boulder Weekly, March 13, 2014

AMERICA'S DIRTIEST SECRET: The oil and gas industry’s contamination problems are so large, they have been deemed impossible to prevent or clean up by both industry and government. An unimaginable tonnage of contamination is being placed into our environment every year thanks to lax regulation of exploration and production wastes http://www.boulderweekly.com/article-12516-americarss-dirtiest-secret.html


Salon, September 06, 2014
-▶ THE HORRIFYING TRUTH:  OUR OIL ADDICTION IS ONLY GETTING WORSE. Americans are driving more than ever and guzzling more gas, while the White House stands by and lets it happen http://www.salon.com/2014/09/06/the_horrifying_truth_our_oil_addiction_is_only_getting_worse_partner/



                                           DEEP SEA MINING

RUSH MOVES CLOSER AS ICE MELTS: DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/8xfbVZ



Common Dreams, March 21, 2014

FOSSIL FUEL GIANTS GUZZLING WORLD'S WATER AS POOR GO THIRSTY http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/03/21-2


                                                         WATCH
                                                    VIDEO REPORT
                                          Newshour, March 05, 2014

 -▶ THE BIGGEST EVER FINES FOR A COAL COMPANY that violated its water pollution permits: Alpha Natural Resources, which is based in Virginia, and 66 of its subsidiaries.:
    6,000 violations, violations over 300 state-issued permits, hundreds of streams, tributaries and rivers, 79 active coal mines, 25 coal processing plants, where they put the coal and wash it before it’s shipped, over five Appalachian states. So it’s a pretty massive coverage area for the settlement.

    Twenty-seven-and-a-half million dollars in fines, $200 million for the cleanup, in the range of penalty, how does this rank? http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/coal-producer-pay-hundreds-of-millions-water-pollution/

                              

 

                          GLOBAL NUCLEAR WASTE NIGHTMARE

                      THE LONG HALF-LIFE OF STRONTIUM-90

                                FUKUSHIMA AND CHERNOBYL

                                        http://sco.lt/7fduoD


 

                                             WIND TURBINES: 

IS IT OK TO SLAUGHTER HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF BIRDS AND BATS EVERY YEAR IN THE NAME OF CLEAN ENERGY? http://sco.lt/5LcZRB

 

           

                   SOLAR ON A ROLL :  TAKES OFF WORLDWIDE

                                      http://sco.lt/7T2vmT


Monetary Realism, June 05, 2014
 ▶ CHINA LAUGHED WHEN IT SAW HOW CHEAP SOLAR COULD BE  http://ow.ly/yhOTD


 HuffPost Politics, March 28, 2014
U.S. TRIES TO STOP INDIA'S SOLAR POLICY WHILE PUSHING FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/28/india-us-solar-wto_n_5031345.html




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CLIMATE CHANGE

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THE COMING CLIMATE CRASH:

LESSONS FROM THE 2008 RECESSION

http://sco.lt/6tNs8H



Yale Environment 360, July 02, 2014

2047 : WHERE WILL EARTH HEAD AFTER ITS 'CLIMATE DEPARTURE'? The term “climate departure” has an odd ring, but its meaning is relatively straightforward. It marks the point at which the earth’s climate begins to cease resembling what has come before and moves into a new state, one where heat records are routinely shattered and what once was considered extreme will become the norm.http://e360.yale.edu/feature/interview_camilo_mora_where_will_earth_head_after_its_climate_departure/2783/


                               Climate Change — VIDEO 4:00

                  THE  EARTH'S NEXT 100 YEARS VISUALIZED

                                   http://sco.lt/8vwwb3

 

-▶  CHEAP OIL OR A STABLE CLIMATE? WE CAN CAN'T HAVE BOTH, IEA REPORT SAYS  http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3325881879/cheap-oil-or-a-stable-climate-we-can-t-have-both-iea-report-say


Before It's News, January 14, 2014

▶  OFF THE CHARTS: THE UNBELIEVABLE LIST OF HEAT RECORDS BROKEN IN 2013 http://beforeitsnews.com/environment/2014/01/off-the-charts-2013-australias-hottest-year-the-unbelievable-list-of-heat-records-broken-in-2013-2490202.html


Green Prophet, April 10, 2012
 -▶ TIME TO ADAPT TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.greenprophet.com/2012/04/adapt-climate-change/


 

                                                A WAKE-UP VIDEO:

                                                   "EXTREME ICE"

                          Just How Fast Are We Melting? As It Happens

                                                http://sco.lt/8zIJfd


 

 ▶   GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/8bjv73

                                                        

                                                    Greenpeace
                                               SAVE THE ARCTIC
                                          http://savethearctic.org/


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                                     THE COMING RECKONING

                                    Guardian, December 29, 2013

IT WON'T BE LONG BEFORE THE VICTIMS OF CLIMATE CHANGE MAKE THE WEST PAY http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/29/poorer-countries-climate-change-case

 

 

Der Spiegel, December 6, 2013

-▶ WARSAW CLIMATE CONFERENCE SHOWS CAPITALISM ROOT OF CLIMATE FAILURE http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/warsaw-climate-conference-shows-capitalism-root-of-climate-failure-a-937453.html

 

                                      WOMEN'S KNOWLEDGE

    THREE REASONS WE WON'T SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE WITHOUT IT

                                           http://sco.lt/83NaQj

 

 Pavan Sukhdev Kevin Kromash, May 2013
-▶  TRANSFORMING BUSINESS FOR TOMORROW'S WORLD http://thesolutionsjournal.com/node/22221

 

 

  -▶  WORLD CAN'T WAIT UNTIL 2020 ON CLIMATE CHANGE, SAYS NEW HIGHLY-DISTURBING INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY REPORT  http://sco.lt/82bCM5

 

 

                                                          VIDEO

                                   CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING:

               CAN WE SAVE THE PLANET BY MESSING WITH NATURE?

                                             http://sco.lt/5R121p

 

 

-▶  HOLDING CORPORATIONS RESPONSIBLE: CORPORATIONS DEVASTATING ENVIRONMENT, LEAVING A CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL WASTELAND http://sco.lt/7DVcrx

 

-▶  ERADICATING ECOCIDE:  WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/7uGWKv

 

 

 ▶   THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB  http://sco.lt/7sR3eT

 

 ▶  TERRACIDE: THE BIGGEST CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE IN HISTORY - DESTROYING THE PLANET FOR RECORD PROFITS  http://sco.lt/95LXpR

 

-▶  "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE" http://sco.lt/7r58s5


 

 ▶    THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS:  HOW  NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL http://sco.lt/97vmc5

 

▶   CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/4ygejR

 

                           AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       http://ow.ly/n97Vf

 

 

 ▶  ZEN MASTER THICH NHAT HANH:

ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3995311842/zen-master-thich-nhat-hanh-only-love-for-mother-earth-can-save-us-from-climate-change

 

 

                                                   WATCH

                                              FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

 

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▶▶ Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment by @pdjmoo  http://sco.lt/8D8NuL

 

▶▶ OUR OCEANS NEED US by @pdjmoo http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

 

▶▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

 

 

 

 

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Polar bears 'may need to be fed by humans to survive' | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

The Guardian, February 25, 2014

-▶  POLAR BEARS MAY HAVE TO BE FED BY HUMANS TO SURVIVE

Drastic measures are required to save the beleaguered animal from extinction, say scientists... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/feb/07/polar-bears-fed-by-humans-survive



                                                     IN PICTURES
The Guardian Environment, December 09, 2014
SVALBARD'S POLAR BEARS AND THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2014/dec/09/svalbards-polar-bears-effects-climate-change-in-pictures


Salon, November 22, 2014
-▶ AS THE ICE CAP MELT, POLAR BEARS ARE LOSING THEIR NATURAL HABITATS -- AND STARVATION IS DRIVING THEM TO VIOLENCE  http://www.salon.com/2014/11/22/when_polar_bears_attack_how_climate_change_is_creating_a_new_breed_of_unlikely_killers/


August 11, 2013 Care2
-▶  THIS POLAR BEAR STARVED TO DEATH BECAUSE OF CLIMATE CHANGE  http://www.care2.com/causes/a-polar-bear-starves-to-death-climate-change-is-the-culprit.html


The Guardian Environment, November 17, 2014
-▶ ALASKA-AREA POLAR BEAR POPULATION PLUMMETS 40% IN 10 YEARS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/17/polar-bear-population-falls-sea-north-alaska


Mongabay, October 08, 2014
-▶  THE ONLY SOLUTION FOR POLAR BEARS:  'STOP THE RISE IN CO2 AND OTHER GREENHOUSE GASES' http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1008-watsa-wcn-amstrup.html?n3ws1ttr


Yahoo News UK, December 19, 2014
-▶ WARMING LEADS TO MORE RUN-INS WITH POLAR BEARS http://ow.ly/GcNsT


Aug 7, 2013 Focusing On Wildlife

-▶  STARVED POLAR BEAR PERISHED DUE TO RECORD SEA-ICE MELT http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/starved-polar-bear-perished-due-to-record-sea-ice-melt/


Conservation Magazine, December 03, 2014
-▶ CLICHE OR NO, CLIMATE CHANGE IS ALREADY HERE FOR POLAR BEARS http://conservationmagazine.org/2014/12/cliche-or-no-climate-change-really-is-coming-for-the-polar-bears/


National Wildlife Federation, December 2, 2013

-▶  ALARMING POLAR BEAR DECLINE A CALL TO ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/Media-Center/News-by-Topic/Global-Warming/2013/12-02-13-Alarming-Polar-Bear-Decline-a-Call-to-Action-on-Climate-Change.aspx


January 10, 2012 CBC News

-▶  CLIMATE CHANGE LEAVES SOME HUDSON BAY POLAR BEARS STARVING http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/story/2012/01/10/mb-starving-polar-bears-manitoba.html


WWF, November 26, 2014
-▶  "BUSINESS AS USUAL" EMISSIONS MAY MEAN STARVATION, CUB LOSS FOR POLAR BEARS http://wwf.panda.org/?unewsid=233930


World Wildlife Fund, April 30, 2014
 ▶   POLAR BEAR EXPEDITION FINDS LITTLE ICE AND FEW MOTHER BEARS http://worldwildlife.org/stories/polar-bear-expedition-finds-little-ice-and-few-mother-bears


 Guardian, May 28, 2014
-▶ FEWER POLAR BEAR CUBS BEING BORN IN ARCTIC ISLANDS: Rapid reduction of sea ice level hitting population's hunting grounds hard http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/28/polar-bear-cubs-arctic-climate-change


Scientific American, July 15, 2014

-▶  AS ARCTIC ICE DISAPPEARS, LANDLOCKED, STARVING POLAR BEARS ADAPT TO LAND BASED DIETS CHANGING ECOSYSTEMS  http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/landlocked-polar-bears-find-new-prey1/


New Scientist, November 26, 2014
-▶  LOSS OF ARCTIC SEA ICE TO DOOM POLAR BEARS BY 2075 A world without cubs. That will be the reality facing polar bears in 60 years, when retreating sea ice turns their remaining habitat into a lethal nursery for youngsters, if greenhouse gas emissions continue unchecked. http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26620-loss-of-arctic-sea-ice-to-doom-polar-bears-by-2075.html


                                                  VIDEOS
                            New York Times, June 10, 2014
RECORDING THE POLAR BEAR'S VIEW OF ITS CHANGING ARCTIC ENVIRONMENT http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/10/recording-the-polar-bears-view-of-its-changing-arctic-environment/


Phys.org, April 11, 2014

 ▶   DEN CONDITIONS REVEAL STATUS OF POLAR BEARS AS THEY FACE DECREASING ICE http://phys.org/news/2014-04-den-conditions-reveal-status-polar.html


August 6, 2013 Guardian Environment

-▶  THE POLAR BEAR WHO DIED OF CLIMATE CHANGE
A lack of sea ice, caused by global warming, meant the bear was unable to hunt seals and starved, according to an expert who had been monitoring the animal in Svalbard, Norway  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/picture/2013/aug/06/polar-bear-climate-change-sea-ice


                                                    WATCH
                   POLAR BEARS - THE QUEST FOR SEA ICE (2:49)
This beautiful video shows something terrible: How polar bears now have to swim for incredibly long distances looking for ice to hunt their prey without being seen. Many of them drown. Some get back to land and die later, exhausted and starved. All thanks to the collapse of the northern ice sheets. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYM4ndcV4Uo


 

Sploid, June 21, 2014
-▶  WATCHING DESPERATE POLAR BEARS SEARCHING FOR ICE IS  TRULY HEARTBREAKING http://sploid.gizmodo.com/watching-desperate-polar-bears-searching-for-ice-is-tru-1594349153



                 HUMANITY'S DESTRUCTION OF EARTH'S CLIMATE

                                           IN NINETY SECONDS

                                             http://sco.lt/5FjShF

 

Feb 15, 2013 Living on Earth:

-▶  STARVING POLAR BEARS
Polar Bears have long been the poster species for the problem of climate change. But a new paper in Conservation Letters argues that supplemental feeding may be necessary to prevent polar bear populations from going extinct. Polar bear expert Andrew Derocher from the University of Alberta joins Host Steve Curwood to discuss how we can save the largest bear on the planet.http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00007&segmentID=2

 

Guardian Environment, November 27, 2013

-▶  INTERACTIVE: CANADA'S DWINDLING POLAR BEAR POPULATION COULD COLLAPSE IN 17 YEARS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/interactive/2013/nov/27/canada-dwindling-polar-bear-population-interactive

 

Grist, September 23, 2013

-▶  AS CLIMATE CHANGES, POLAR BEARS SWITCH TO POLLUTED FOOD http://grist.org/news/as-climate-changes-polar-bears-switch-to-polluted-food/


Science World Report, September 21, 2013

-▶  POLAR BEAR SEAL DIET NOW HAS HIGHER CONTAMINANT LOAD: IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/9623/20130921/polar-bear-seal-diet-higher-contaminant-load-impacts-climate-change.htm

 

Science World Report, September 21, 2013

-▶  POLAR BEAR SEAL DIET NOW HAS HIGHER CONTAMINANT LOAD: IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/9623/20130921/polar-bear-seal-diet-higher-contaminant-load-impacts-climate-change.htm

 

Living on Earth, November 15, 2013
-▶  POLAR BEAR ATTACKS ON THE RISE DUE TO ICE MELTING AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.loe.org/shows


Mongabay, April 07, 2014
-▶  FROM SEALS TO STARFISH: POLAR BEARS RADICALLY SHIFT DIET A HABITAT MELTS http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0407-mann-polarbear-diet.html

 

CNBC News, February 07, 2014

-▶  HUNGRY POLAR BEARS DEVASTATING SEABIRD NESTING COLONIES http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/climate-change-has-polar-bears-on-egg-diet-1.2527740

 

January 24, 2012 CBC News
-▶  POLAR BEARS EATING MORE EIDER DUCK EGGS http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/story/2012/01/24/north-eider-duck-eggs.html

 

Yahoo News, January 23, 014
-▶  POLAR BEARS HUNT ON LAND AS ICE SHRINKS http://news.yahoo.com/polar-bears-hunt-land-ice-shrinks-150721159.html


Guardian Environment, November 27, 2013

-▶  FOR CANADA'S REMOTE TOWNS, LIVING WITH POLAR BEARS IS GROWING MORE RISKY http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/nov/27/canada-living-with-polar-bears-climate-change

 

Living on Earth, November 15, 2013
-▶  POLAR BEAR ATTACKS ON THE RISE DUE TO ICE MELTING AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00046&segmentID=6


 ENE News, November 18, 2013

-▶ FUKUSHIMA FALLOUT:
ALASKA: 28% OF POLAR BEARS WITH SKIN LESIONS & HAIR LOSS, THYROIDS TESTED BY GOVERNMENTlike symptoms in seals & walrus — Surprisingly high mortality of musk ox, weak immune system suspected — High rate of embryo deaths & bad eggs for geese http://enenews.com/alaska-28-of-polar-bears-with-skin-lesions-and-hair-loss-similar-to-seals-and-walrus-tested-for-thyroid-abnormalities-surprisingly-high-mortality-of-musk-ox-with-weak-immune-function-gees


 


 

NBC News Science, December 18, 2013

-▶ LASERS COULD PROTECT POLAR BEAR DENS FROM OIL DRILLING http://www.nbcnews.com/science/lasers-could-help-protect-polar-bear-dens-oil-drilling-2D11765619

 

                                   POLAR BEAR CAM - LIVE

                                         Tundra Buggy Cam

        http://explore.org/#!/live-cams/player/polar-bear-tundra-buggy-cam

                                   Polar Bears International

                        http://www.polarbearsinternational.org/

 

                                           LIVE WEBCAMS

          OFFERS RARE GLIMPSE OF MIGRATING POLAR BEARS http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/live-webcam-offers-rare-glimpse-of-migrating-polar-bears

 

 

 29 March, 2013 Living on Earth:
-▶  BABY POLAR BEAR RESCUE - REALLY CUTE AND GREAT PHOTOGRAPHS: A Polar Bear Orphan School for cubs without their mothers http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00013&segmentID=6

 

 -▶ OH NO... PHOTO Lonely polar bear in the Arctic Ocean http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/photo/2013-12/21/content_17188313.htm



 December 22, 2010 Yale Environment 360
-▶  AS ARCTIC OCEAN MELTS, A REFUGE PLAN FOR THE POLAR BEAR http://e360.yale.edu/feature/as_the_arctic_ocean_melts_a_refuge_plan_for_the_polar_bear/2355/


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                                         A WAKE-UP VIDEO:

                                             "EXTREME ICE"

             JUST HOW FAST ARE WE MELTING? AS IT HAPPENS

                                          http://sco.lt/8zIJfd


January , 2012 National Geographic

-▶  BABY HARP SEALS BEING DROWNED, CRUSHED AMID MELTING ICE http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/01/120106-harp-seals-global-warming-sea-ice-science-environment/

 

                                                          VIDEO
                                 The Telegraph, October 03, 2014
RECORD 35,000 WALRUSES PACK ONTO ALASKAN BEACH : MELTING ICE AND CLIMATE CHANGE  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/climatechange/11135137/Record-35000-walruses-pack-onto-Alaskan-beach-due-to-climate-change.html


                                                          PHOTOS
                              ALASKA: WALRUS MASS HAUL OUT
            http://www.adn.com/slideshow/photos-walrus-mass-haul-out


National Geographic, October 2, 2013

-▶  TEN THOUSAND WALRUSES GATHER ON ISLAND AS SEA ICE SHRINKS The marine mammals, which usually spend their time resting on sea ice, are increasingly forced to haul out on land.
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/10/131002-walruses-arctic-haulout-science-animals-alaska-global-warming/

 

 

August 2, 2013 Reuters
-▶  FISH DIE AS ALASKA TEMPERATURES CONTINUE TO BREAK RECORDS http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/02/us-usa-heatwave-alaska-idUSBRE97118020130802

 

Conservation Magazine, University of Washington, October 2, 2013
-▶  AS SEA ICE MELTS, CARIBOU CALVES GO HUNGRY http://conservationmagazine.org/2013/10/sea-ice-loss-hurts-caribou-calves/

 

   -▶  THOUSANDS OF SEA LION PUPS DEAD FROM STARVATION: NOT ENOUGH FISH IN THE SEA http://sco.lt/6PSnNx


 

International Fund for Animal Welfare, December 11, 2013
-▶  DRAMATIC IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON ANIMALS MUST BE ADDRESSED http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/dramatic-impacts-climate-change-animals-must-be-addressed

 

                                                   SHORT VIDEO

                                                SAVE THE ARCTIC
                                          http://savethearctic.org/

 

  Sustainablog, January 22, 2014
-▶  ARCTIC SEA ICE FREEFALL IS MIRROR IMAGE OF CARBON DIOXIDE ASCENT http://sustainablog.org/2014/01/arctic-sea-ice-freefall-is-mirror-image-of-carbon-dioxide-ascent/

 

ANIMAL PLANET LIVE: http://www.apl.tv/explore-polar-bears.htm



                                   EXTRAORDINARY TED TALK VIDEO

                                                   Paul Nicklen

                         TALES OF ICE-BOUND WONDERLANDS

               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra-lxoAUP5c

 

 

-▶ CHANGING OUR WORLD FOREVER: THIN ICE: THE WAY TO A NEW ARCTIC ECOSYSTEM  http://sco.lt/5j55xh


 -▶  GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/8bjv73

 

-▶  ARCTIC OCEAN MELTING, ACIDIFYING RAPIDLY  http://sco.lt/9GRj3B

 

 The Daily Beast, December 13, 2013

-▶ THE END OF THE ARCTIC? COULD BE ICE FREE BY 2015  http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/12/13/the-end-of-the-arctic-ocean-could-be-ice-free-by-2015.html

 

 -▶  CLIMATE CHANGE COULD ENDANGER MORE ANIMALS THAN WE THOUGHT http://sco.lt/58HaEr

 

-▶  HEALTH OF OCEANS 'DECLINING FAST' - MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE http://sco.lt/8ZyX6v


 


 

Huffington Post, March 26, 2014
 ▶   CLIMATE CHANGE DANGERS HERE NOW, WILL WORSEN MANY HUMAN ILLS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/24/climate-change-dangers_n_5019412.html


 -▶  WE MAY BE THE LAST GENERATION TO CATCH FOOD FROM THE OCEANS  http://sco.lt/8uHn7Z

 

                                                      WATCH:

                                                   CNN VIDEO:

                            "OVERFISHED AND UNDER-PROTECTED"

             OCEANS ON THE BRINK OF CATASTROPHIC COLLAPSE

                                            http://sco.lt/7e9wYL

 

 

 -▶  SEA CHANGE - THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING http://sco.lt/8AV5qz


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                                     Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh:

ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/8diF4z


 

Real News One, June 10, 2014
-▶ PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD: 

               ONE ENVIRONMENT, ONE HUMANITY, ONE PLANET http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

Mongabay, June 06, 2014
-▶  NEW STUDY FINDS ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE GLOBALLY MAY COST MORE THAN U.S. GDP http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0606-morgan-ecosystem-services.html

 

 

 

 

-▶  PRICING CARBON, CARBON STORAGE, OFFSETS: 

FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/7UBKIj

 

-▶  OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB.  THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES http://sco.lt/5pPxWD

 

Summit Voice, December 05, 2013
-▶  ARCTIC SCIENTIST RESIGNS AFTER BATTLING HIS OWN FEDERAL AGENCY OVER TRANSPARENCY AND SCIENTIFIC ETHICS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/12/05/environment-arctic-scientist-resigns-after-battling-his-own-federal-agency-over-transparency-and-scientific-ethics/

 

-▶  IS THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION UPON US? http://sco.lt/5GRCWv

 

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

 

 

 

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▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us


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THE ONLY WAY OUT: China To Prioritize Environment Over Economy & Development In Revised Law: Will USA Follow?

THE ONLY WAY OUT: China To Prioritize Environment Over Economy & Development In Revised Law: Will USA Follow? | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it


HuffingtonPost (Reuters) April 15, 2014

▶  CHINA TO PRIORITIZE ENVIRONMENT OVER ECONOMY AND DEVELOPMENT Smog-hit China is set to pass a new law that would give Beijing more powers to shut polluting factories and punish officials, and even place protected regions off-limits to industrial development. While some details of the fourth draft are still under discussion, it has been agreed that the principle of prioritising the environment above the economy will be enshrined in law, according to scholars who have been involved in the process. The fourth draft is due to be completed within weeks. ... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/15/china-expected-to-elevate-environment_n_5150010.html


HuffPost Green, December 23, 2014
▶  CHINESE AUTHORITIES CRACK DOWN ON ENVIRONMENTAL/POLLUTION CRIME

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/24/china-environmental-crime_n_6375290.html


NRDC, April 24, 2014

-▶ CHINA'S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION LAW AMENDMENTS A GAME CHANGER http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/bfinamore/new_weapons_in_the_war_on_poll.html


South China Morning Post, July 04, 2014

-▶ CHINA BOLSTERS ITS LEGAL FIGHT AGAINST POLLUTERS AND ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE:  NEW TRIBUNAL TO REVIEW ENVIRONMENTAL LAWSUITS http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1546086/new-tribunal-review-environmental-lawsuits-and-offer-advice-lower-courts


                                                  MEANWHILE

Washington Post, December 07, 2014
-▶ FOSSIL-FUEL LOBBYISTS, BOLSTERED BY GOP WINS, WORK TO CURB ENVIRONMENTAL RULES http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/fossil-fuel-lobbyists-bolstered-by-gop-wins-work-to-curb-environmental-rules/2014/12/07/3ef05bc0-79b9-11e4-9a27-6fdbc612bff8_story.html



               ----- WITHOUT NATURE WE HUMANS DO NOT EXIST ---


The Climate Group, March 03, 2014

-▶ ECO-CIVILIZATION:  CHINA'S BLUEPRINT FOR A NEW ERA, PDF

 Eco-civilization: China's blueprint for a new era, provides international readers with an overview of key policy guidelines and priorities the country’s new leadership will adopt, focusing on its pioneering low carbon ‘eco-civilization’ concept, which will have a profound impact on China’s future economy.
This is the first time that eco-civilization has been elevated to such a high-level, not only in parallel with, but also cutting across economic, political, cultural, and social systems. http://www.theclimategroup.org/_assets/files/China-Ecocivilisation.pdf


The Ecologist, November 19, 1014
-▶ CHINA LEADS THE WORLD IN GREEN ENERGY -- DESPITE U.S. GOP SENATE LEADER 'DO NOTHING' CLAIMS http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2639170/china_leads_the_world_in_green_energy_despite_us_senate_leader_do_nothing_claims.html


The World Economic Forum, July 25, 2014

-▶ HOW CHINA BECAME A CLIMATE LEADER http://forumblog.org/2014/07/china-climate-leader-sustainable-development/


RTCC Newswire, May 20, 2014
-▶ UN SEC. GEN, BAN KI-MOON:  CHINA MUST LEAD FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.rtcc.org/2014/05/20/ban-ki-moon-china-must-offer-global-climate-leadership/


Huffington Post Green, April 23, 2014  

EU CLIMATE HEAD URGES CHINA TO TAKE LEAD ON INTERNATIONAL FIGHT AGAINST WARMING http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/23/china-take-lead-on-climate-change_n_5196614.html


OnEarth, November 23, 2014
-▶ HOW CHINA PLANS TO TOP OUT COAL USE BY 2O20 http://www.onearth.org/earthwire/coal-tural-revolution


Treehugger, January 24, 2014
▶   CHINA ADDED MORE SOLAR CAPACITY IN 2013 THAN ANY OTHER COUNTRY EVER HAS IN A SINGLE YEAR http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/china-added-more-solar-capacity-2013-any-other-country-ever-has-single-year.html


Greentech Media, November 25, 2014
▶   CAN CHINA GET 40% OF ITS ELECTRICITY FROM RENEWABLES BY 2040?  http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/Can-China-Get-40-of-Its-Electricity-From-Renewables-by-2040


The Guardian, December 20, 2014
▶   10 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CHINA IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE ENVIRONMENT  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/andes-to-the-amazon/2014/dec/20/10-china-latin-america-environment



                                               VIDEO REPORT
                             PBS Newshour, November 28, 2014
CAN A RETURN TO BUDDHIST VALUE OFFER CHINA A GREENER PATH? http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/can-buddhist-values-offer-non-religious-china-a-greener-path/


The Guardian, November 28, 2014
-▶ AHEAD OF THE GAME : THE CHINESE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION AIM TO TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2014/nov/28/chinese-scientific-revolution-tackle-climate-change


                                                        WATCH
                 63 YEARS OF GLOBAL WARMING IN 14 SECONDS
                  From NASA's Goddard Institute For Space Studies
http://www.climatecentral.org/news/watch-63-years-of-global-warming-in-14-seconds-17012


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New Scientist, December 16, 2014
-▶ "GREAT GREEN WALL" HELPS CHINA TACKLE DESERTIFICATION: China has planted a "Great Green Wall" of trees across the north of the country in a bid to prevent the spread of the Gobi and Taklamakan deserts -- and the strategy appears to be working. "Vegetation has improved and dust storms have decreased significantly in the Great Green Wall region, compared with other areas," says Minghong Tan of Beijing's Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research. http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22429994.900-great-wall-of-trees-keeps-chinas-deserts-at-bay.html#.VJA1WsaHenj


One Green Planet, December 18, 201`4
-▶ CHINA TO RECOGNIZE 'ANIMAL WELFARE' FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MILESTONE LAW CHANGE http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/china-to-recognize-animal-welfare-for-the-first-time-in-milestone-law-change/



November 12, 2014, France 24 TV,
-▶ CHINA AND USA AGREE TO TARGET EMISSIONS PEAK 'AROUND 2030' http://www.france24.com/en/20141112-china-agrees-target-emissions-peak-around-2030-white-house/


Bloomberg, November 21, 2014
-▶ CHINA PLANS TO SLOW ENERGY CONSUMPTION INCREASE BY 28% BY 2020 http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-11-19/china-plans-to-slow-energy-consumption-increase-to-28-by-2020.html


Triple Pundit, November 13, 2014
▶  CHINA'S 20% RENEWABLES COMMITMENT A CHALLENGE TO U.S. UTILITIES, China’s massive commitment to renewable energy will create economies of scale that will shatter current price levels around the world. Its success will bring to scale the technologies and processes required to integrate renewable energy into an electrical grid. China is on a path that will push the U.S. electric utility industry over a renewable energy cliff. http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/11/chinas-20-renewable-energy-commitment-challenges-u-s-electric-utility-industry/


                                                 PHOTOS

                           Mother Jones, November 19, 2014
THESE STUNNING PHOTOS SHOW CHINA'S DAILY ONSLAUGHT OF TOXIC SMOG  http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/11/photo-daily-beijing-china-air-crisis-weibo-climate



Mongabay, August 19, 2014
 -▶ CHINA PLEDGES $275 BILLION OVER 5 YEARS TO CUT RECORD AIR POLLUTION  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0819-hance-china-air-pollution.html


Mining.com, July 12, 2014
-▶ BEIJING TAKES AIR POLLUTION BY THE HORNS, IMPOSES USE OF CLEAN COAL http://www.mining.com/beijing-takes-air-pollution-by-the-horns-imposes-use-of-clean-coal-93130/



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2013 MAY 22Grist

 ▶ CHINA HAS PROPOSED FIRM LIMITS ON GREEN-HOUSE-GAS EMISSIONS -- seriously weakening one of the U.S.’s go-to excuses for climate inaction... http://grist.org/news/could-a-chinese-carbon-cap-pave-the-way-for-a-global-climate-deal/


2014 SEPTEMBER 04 , Mother Jones,
▶ CHINA JUST GOT SERIOUS ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING.  NOW WE'RE OUT OF EXCUSES http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/09/china-climate-change-carbon-market


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The Climate Group, September 03, 2014
 -▶ CHINA LEADS THE WORLD'S NEW RENEWABLE ENERGY RECORD  http://www.theclimategroup.org/what-we-do/news-and-blogs/china-leads-the-new-renewable-global-records/


Bloomberg, August 07, 2014
 -▶ CHINA ADDS SOLAR CAPACITY EQUAL TO AUSTRALIA'S ENTIRE SUPPLY OF POWER IN 2013 http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-07/china-add-australia-sized-solar-capacity-in-energy-push.html

                       (MUCH MORE ON CHINA SOLAR BELOW)


The Climate Group, August 20, 2014
 -▶ CHINA'S CLEAN REVOLUTION II: OPPORTUNITIES FOR A LOW CARBON FUTURE. This report shows that in an incredibly short space of time China has taken the lead in the race to develop and commercialize a range of low carbon technologies. http://www.theclimategroup.org/what-we-do/publications/Chinas-Clean-Revolution-II-Opportunities-for-a-low-carbon-future


The Climate Group, September 04, 2014
▶ CHINA WILL LAUNCH WORLD'S BIGGEST CARBON MARKET IN 2016. China will launch its eagerly awaited national Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) in 2016. Once implemented, this market for carbon permit trading will become the biggest in the world, helping the largest greenhouse emitting nation to axe pollution. http://www.theclimategroup.org/what-we-do/news-and-blogs/china-will-launch-worlds-biggest-carbon-market-in-2016/


-▶  COULD A CHINESE CARBON CAP PAVE THE WAY FOR A GLOBAL CLIMATE DEAL? http://sco.lt/7knIW1


IB Times, August 20, 2014
 -▶ CHINA'S 'WAR ON POLLUTION' SEES COAL DROP FOR FIRST TIME IN CENTURY http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/chinas-war-pollution-sees-coal-drop-first-time-century-1461869


The Economic Times, August 05, 2014
 -▶
CHINA TO BAN ALL COAL USE IN BEIJING BY 2020 http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/environment/pollution/china-to-ban-all-coal-use-in-beijing-by-2020/articleshow/39696857.cms


Huffington Post Green, September 21, 2013
-▶ NEW COAL-FIRED PLANTS BAN TO TAKE PLACE IN BEJING, SHANGHAI AND GUANGZHOU   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/12/coal-fired-plants-ban-china_n_3914703.html


May 29, 2013 Huffington Post Green
 ▶ A FIVE-PART STRATEGY TO CAP AND CUT CHINA'S COAL CONSUMPTION http://www.huffingtonpost.com/barbara-a-finamore/a-five-part-strategy-to-c_b_3353230.html


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Reuters, May 26, 2014

-▶ CHINA TO SCRAP MILLIONS OF CARS IN ANTI-POLLUTION PUSH http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/05/26/us-china-pollution-idINKBN0E60AZ20140526

 

Business Green, July 14, 2014
-▶ CHINESE GOVERNMENT WANT 30 PERCENT OF STATE CARS TO BE LOW CARBON BY 2016 http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2355078/china-wants-30-per-cent-of-state-cars-to-be-low-carbon

 

Bloomberg BusinessWeek, April 24, 2014
▶  CHINA'S POLLUTION POLICE ARE WATCHING:  HANGZHOU AND OTHER CITIES HAVE DECLARED WAR ON DIRTY CARS AND TRUCKS http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-04-24/chinas-pollution-police-are-watching

 

Yahoo News, June 12, 2014
▶  CHINA POLLUTION ARRESTS RISE AS BEIJING PUSHES GREEN AGENDA http://news.yahoo.com/china-pollution-arrests-rise-beijing-pushes-green-agenda-171824564.html


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                                 CHINA'S GENERATION GREEN
                 Waste, Food Safety, Pollution & The China Dream

This series is about the generation that has inherited the waste, and a few members of that generation who are openly and actively trying to change the trajectory of the country to avoid disaster. Toronto Star, http://projects.thestar.com/chinas-generation-green/


  ▶  HOW CHINA'S YOUNG IDEALISTS ARE TURNING TO THE SOIL

http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/04/25/students-pining-for-good-old-days-of-chairman-mao-choose-hippie-commune-over-chinas-economic-rat-race/


Science AAAS, May 2, 2014
▶  CHINESE SCIENCE TO GET WITH THE GLOBAL PROGRAM FOR OPEN ACCESS AND MORE RIGOROUS EVALUATION AND PEER REVIEW http://news.sciencemag.org/asiapacific/2014/05/chinese-science-get-global-program


Guardian Environment, December 20, 2014
▶  10 THING TO KNOW ABOUT CHINA, LATIN AMERICA AND THE ENVIRONMENT. New book argues Chinese firms’ presence in Latin America focuses on the most environmentally-damaging sectors

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/andes-to-the-amazon/2014/dec/20/10-china-latin-america-environment



Solar Daily, April 21, 2014

▶  CHINA LOOKS TOWARD GREENER ENERGY FUTURE. Chinese Premier Li Kegiang said it was time for policymakers to "wage a war" against pollution by embracing greener energy policies... http://www.solardaily.com/reports/China_looks_toward_greener_energy_future_999.html

 

FastCoExist, August 26, 2014
▶  IN BEIJING YOU CAN PAY FOR TRAIN RIDES WITH PLASTIC BOTTLES.
Across the world, there are many ways to encourage recycling. Tax breaks, virtual points, deposit payments--there's no shortage of ideas. Recently, we even came across a machine in Istanbul that gives out dog food in return for a bottle or two. Beijing is now taking its own approach by giving free train rides and mobile phone top-ups to people redeeming used plastic. Machines in 34 locations take bottle deposits and calculate their worth, issuing a credit to the person's mobile account or transit pass. Sensors scan the bottle's weight and composition, then prompt users to choose their option. http://www.fastcoexist.com/3034720/in-beijing-you-can-pay-for-train-rides-with-plastic-bottles


-▶ NEW CHINESE "GREEN HEALTH CITY" WILL BE A SUSTAINABLE PROTOTYPE FOR THE WORLD. Designers say limiting fossil fuel use will aid quick healing for those who have been ill or injured http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/06/new-chinese-city-goes-green-for-the-health-benefits/


TakePart, June 27, 2014

-▶ MEGA SKYSCRAPERS THAT EAT POLLUTION ARE COMING TO CHINA. The smog-choked nation is coming up with innovative solutions to its air-quality problem... http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/06/27/mega-skyscrapers-eat-pollution-are-coming-china


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                                                           SOLAR

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Monetary Realism, June 05, 2014

  -▶ CHINA LAUGHED WHEN IT SAW HOW CHEAP SOLAR COULD BE  http://ow.ly/yhOTD

 

The Climate Group, May 20, 2014
-▶ CHINA ANNOUNCES NEW 70 GW SOLAR TARGET, PLANTS TO TRIPLE INSTALLED SOLAR CAPACITY BY 2017 http://www.theclimategroup.org/what-we-do/news-and-blogs/china-announces-new-70gw-solar-target-plans-to-triple-installed-solar-capacity-by-2017/

 

Earth Policy Institute, June 16, 2014
SOLAR POWER:  CHINA LEADS WORLD TO SOLAR POWER RECORD IN 2013 In the last two years, countries around the world have added almost as much new solar photovoltaics (PV) capacity as had been added since the invention of the solar cell. Nearly 38,000 megawatts of PV came online in 2013, a new annual record. In all, the world’s installed PV generating capacity is now close to 140,000 megawatts—enough to power each home in Germany. Falling costs and effective policies continue to drive tremendous growth in solar power. http://www.earth-policy.org/indicators/C47/solar_power_2014

 

 The Star Online, May 26, 2014
   ▶ CHINA HOTEL A SHOWCASE FOR GREEN SOLAR ENERGY http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Environment/2014/05/26/China-hotel-a-showcase-for-Yingli-Green-Energy/


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     WHY IS CHINA SHIFTING QUICKLY TO FOCUS ON ENVIRONMENT?


                                  REACHING THE POINT OF "NO CHOICE"


▶ HORRIFYINGLY BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS SHOW THE HUMAN COST OF CHINA'S MASSIVE POLLUTION PROBLEM
 http://www.fastcoexist.com/3035080/horrifingly-beautiful-photos-show-the-human-cost-of-chinas-massive-pollution-problem



 Guardian Environment, April 23, 2014

▶  CHINA SAYS MORE THAN HALF OF ITS GROUNDWATER IS POLLUTED  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/23/china-half-groundwater-polluted


Real News One, June 10, 2014
▶  PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL

http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/

 

                         POLLUTION KNOWS NO BOUNDARIES

                                  RT News, January 21, 2014

                                             VIDEO REPORT

                             CHINA'S EXPORT - POLLUTION

                China’s dirty emissions creeping into the US - study

                  http://rt.com/usa/china-air-pollution-export-926/


                         IT'S A TRAGEDY WHEN IT'S COME TO THIS .....


CHINA AND AUSTRALIA TOP THE LIST OF 'CARBON BOMB' PROJECTS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jan/22/china-australia-carbon-bomb.


Guardian Environment, December 20, 2013
CHINA FACES $176 BILLION BILL TO CLEAN UP AIR POLLUTION http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/dec/20/china-bill-clean-air-pollution


Treehugger, March 08, 2014
 -▶ BUILDING A BUBBLE-like BIOME IN BEIJING COULD LET RESIDENTS BREATHE CLEAN AIR. Beijing's notorious air pollution has reached beyond hazardous levels in recent years, with the city covered in thick, toxic smog for a good part of the year. While the Chinese government has implemented various pollution-battling policies like car bans and the planting of green roofs, others like London-based design firm Orproject have gone down the road of more extreme design measures -- suggesting the building of bubble-like biomes, sealed from outside pollution, that would allow residents to actually breathe clean air. http://www.treehugger.com/urban-design/beijing-bubbles-biome-clean-air-orproject.html


                                                     -- WATCH--

                                                     NEW FILM:

                                                 The Ecologist

"COAL POWER" MINERS PAY IN BLOOD FOR CHINA'S ECONOMIC MIRACLE http://www.theecologist.org/how_to_make_a_difference/climate_change_and_energy/1207308/coal_power_miners_pay_in_blood_for_chinas_economic_miracle.html

 

Guardian Environment, February 25, 2014
▶  CHINA'S TOXIC AIR POLLUTION RESEMBLES NUCLEAR WINTER, SAY SCIENTISTS
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/25/china-toxic-air-pollution-nuclear-winter-scientists


WorldNews,

-▶  BEIJING RAISES POLLUTION ALERT ON SMOG LINGERS http://article.wn.com/view/2014/02/21/Beijing_raises_pollution_alert_as_smog_lingers/


Eco-Business, June 04, 2014
▶  CHINA'S RARE EARTH TOXIC TIME BOMB TO SPUR $12 BILLION OF MINES http://www.eco-business.com/news/chinas-rare-earth-toxic-time-bomb-spur-12-billion-mines/


Guardian Environment, August 06, 2014
-▶ CHINA:  COAL MINE IMPACT ON YELLOW RIVER UPPER BASIN: IN PICTURES Muli coalfield is illegally gobbling up a nature reserve, blasting away alpine meadows and destroying the ecosystem of the country’s second largest river, Greenpeace investigation shows. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2014/aug/07/china-coal-mine-impact-on-yellow-river-upper-basin-in-pictures


 

The Dodo, May 08, 2014
-▶ CHINA STEPS UP:  PLEDGE A WHOPPING $100 MILLION TO STOP IVORY POACHING China, a notorious source of demand for a massive illegal wildlife trade, is stepping up its game to save wildlife with a massive $100 million donation to combat poaching in Africa. The Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang, announced the fund during a visit to the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa.

The fund is not a moment too soon -- an estimated 22,000-35,000 elephants are killed every year by poachers, while last year poachers killed over 1,000 rhinos in South Africa alone... https://www.thedodo.com/china-steps-up-politician-pled-542006018.html

 

Humanosphere, July 14, 2014
WHAT DOES CHINA'S WHITE PAPER TELL US ABOUT ITS FOREIGN AID SPENDING? http://www.humanosphere.org/international-politics/2014/07/chinas-white-paper-tell-us-foreign-aid-spending/


BreakingViews, February 04, 2014

▶  WATER FIGHTS: SMOG OBSCURES LOOMING WATER RISK FOR CHINA: THE NEVER-ENDING THIRST OF FOSSIL FUELS....MINING, COAL... http://www.breakingviews.com/smog-obscures-looming-water-risk-for-china/21129863.article

 

Ag Professional, August 01, 2014
 -▶ CHINA ADOPTS STRICTER PESTICIDE RESIDUE STANDARD. The new standard includes 3,650 indices detailing the maximum allowable residue for 387 pesticides on 284 types of food, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and the National Health and Family Planning Commission, which jointly issued the standard.  Compared with the current standard that took effect in 2012, the new standard contains 1,357 new indices covering 65 new pesticides and 43 new types of food.
The standard covers vegetables, fruits, grain, edible oil, sugar, soft drinks, nuts, eggs and meat. It includes juice and preserved fruits for the first time. http://www.agprofessional.com/news/China-adopts-stricter-pesticide-residue-standard-269591991.html


  Asia Society, June 06, 2014

▶  INTERVIEW:  WHAT COSTS WILL FRACKING BRING TO CHINA? http://asiasociety.org/blog/asia/interview-what-costs-will-fracking-bring-china


                                                   WATCH
       DEEP INSIDE THE WILD WORLD OF CHINA'S FRACKING BOOM
China's Coal Addiction Threatens the Planet.  But Can It Handle a Natural Gas Revolution? http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/09/china-us-fracking-shale-gas



Al Jazeera America

▶  INTERACTIVE: CHINA'S AFRICAN SPENDING SPREE - Take a tour of the dams, stadiums, mines and super-highways financed, sometimes controversially, by Beijing http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/interactive/2014/03/interactive-china-african-spending-spree-2014320121349799136.html


World Environment News, September 25, 2014
▶ CHINA SAYS FIRST-HALF RESULT EXCEED TARGET FOR CUTTING WATER POLLUTION. China is on track to exceed its 2014 target for cutting water pollution, the government announced on Wednesday, amid reports that it plans a $326 billion action plan to clean up its rivers and lakes. A lack of environmental oversight during decades of economic growth has caused a dire water crisis in China, as toxic waste from factories has left 70 percent of rivers and lakes and over half its groundwater polluted. http://planetark.org/wen/72243

 

 

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ReNew Economy, April 29, 2014
▶  FOSSIL FUEL SUBSIDIES COST $2 TRILLION ANNUALLY, ACCORDING TO IMF http://reneweconomy.com.au/2014/fossil-fuel-subsidies-costing-global-economy-2-trillion-imf-79534

 

 Common Dreams, Naomi Klein, April 22

▶  THE CHANGE WITHIN:  THE OBSTACLES WE FACE ARE NOT JUST EXTERNAL. The climate crisis has such bad timing, confronting it not only requires a new economy but a new way of thinking http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/04/22-3

 

Bloomberg, May 02, 2014
-▶ CARBON DIOXIDE BEAT HISTORIC LEVEL EVERY DAY LAST MONTH. “We’re running out of time, but not solutions,” Ed Chen, a spokesman for the Natural Resources Defense Council, said... “The next big step is to limit, for the first time, carbon pollution being spewed by our power plants.” http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-05-02/carbon-dioxide-exceeds-historic-threshold-through-april.html

 

                      COAL BURNING EXACTS A LETHAL PRICE 

                                       http://sco.lt/8wLmKX

 

-▶ WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS http://sco.lt/74mbHF



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                    OBAMA'S "ALL OF THE ABOVE" MAY KILL US ALL

                              FRACKING, TARSANDS OIL, NUCLEAR.

                                            http://sco.lt/7p2tEX

 

                        SOLAR ON A ROLL :  TAKES OFF WORLDWIDE

                                           http://sco.lt/7T2vmT


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 YES Magazine, January 3, 2014

▶  WHAT IF WINSTON CHURCHILL WERE LEADING THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE? http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/how-to-eat-like-our-lives-depend-on-it/winston-churchill-leading-fight-climate-change

 

Washington Post, November 15, 2014
▶  POLLUTION IS SEGREGATED TOO: Studies dating back to the 1970s have pointed to a consistent pattern in who lives near the kinds of hazards --  toxic waste sites, landfills, congested highways -- that few of us would willingly choose as neighbors. The invariable answer: poor people and communities of color. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/04/15/pollution-is-substantially-worse-in-minority-neighborhoods-across-the-u-s/

 

                                                      WATCH

              CLIMATE CHANGE - A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION

      SECRETARY KERRY DELIVERS POWER REMARKS ON CLIMATE

                                            http://sco.lt/8JvN3Z

 

Grist, April 14, 2014
▶  THE FOUR FOSSIL FUEL STOCKPILES THAT COULD TOAST THE PLANET The four fossil fuel stockpiles that could toast the world http://grist.org/news/the-four-fossil-fuel-stockpiles-that-could-toast-the-world/


28 March, 2013 - EcoWatch
 ▶  FOSSIL FUEL SUBSIDIES: A GLOBAL SCANDAL - http://ecowatch.com/2013/fossil-fuel-subsidies-a-global-scandal/

 

 Salon, March 13, 2014
HOW BIG OIL DESTROYS THE WORLD:  A REAL-LIFE SAGA OF GREED http://www.salon.com/2014/03/13/how_big_oil_destroys_the_world_a_real_life_saga_of_greed/

 

 -▶  CHEAP OIL OR A STABLE CLIMATE? WE CAN CAN'T HAVE BOTH, IEA REPORT SAYS  http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3325881879/cheap-oil-or-a-stable-climate-we-can-t-have-both-iea-report-says

 

Climate Central, April 23, 2014
CARBON CAPTURE FACES HURDLES OF WILL, NOT TECHNOLOGY. Concerns about whether the underground storage sites could leak CO2 into the atmosphere, or be somehow breached with catastrophic consequences. http://www.climatecentral.org/news/carbon-capture-faces-hurdles-of-will-not-technology-17321

 

Climate Central, July 17 2014
GEOLOGY MATTERS WHEN IT COMES TO STORING CARBON http://www.climatecentral.org/news/geology-matters-when-it-comes-to-storing-carbon-16254

 

Climate Central, Aprl 15, 2014
HUGE METHANE LEAKS ADD DOUBT ON GAS AS 'BRIDGE' FUEL. Natural gas drilling (Fracking) could emit up to 1,000 times the methane previously thought, possibly significantly increasing the greenhouse gas footprint of the production of natural gas, the study shows. http://www.climatecentral.org/news/huge-methane-leaks-add-doubt-on-natural-gas-as-a-bridge-fuel-17309

 

Rainforest Action Network
▶  EXTREME COAL -- NO LONGER BUSINESS AS USUAL
http://understory.ran.org/2014/04/17/2014-coal-finance-report-card-extreme-investments-extreme-consequences/

 

Guardian, November 9, 2013

▶  IPCC CHAIRMAN: ARE WE PREPARED TO "PASS ON A LOUSY, SPOILT AND DEFILED PLANET? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/ippc-pachauri-climate-change-spoilt-defiled-planet

 

Albuquerque Journal,  April 05, 2014
▶  FOSSIL-FUEL MONEY MONEY DROWNING DEMOCRACY http://www.abqjournal.com/379429/opinion/fossilfuel-money-drowning-democracy.html

 

▶  HOW RIGGED IS THE FOSSIL FUEL MARKET? UNEARTHING THE TRUE COST OF FOSSIL FUELS http://sco.lt/97hfX7

 

                                                         WATCH:

                                 'YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY"

                         Must See  Video:  Showtime Climate Series

                                             http://sco.lt/7NBCPh

 

 

 ▶  MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING, MELTING WORLD http://sco.lt/5cPnrF

 

Australian Broadcasting Corporation, March 26, 2014
- ▶ ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT TO WORSEN OVER TIME AS RESOURCES BECOME HARDER TO REACH http://www.abc.net.au/environment/articles/2014/03/25/3970411.htm

  


 

 ▶ GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/7MZUVV

 

 ▶ OCEAN ACIDIFYING: RAPIDLY RISING C02 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE  http://sco.lt/8WLvHd

 

 -▶ THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

 -▶ CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING NO ANSWER: http://sco.lt/5R121p

 

▶  ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH


Guardian Environment, April 07, 2014
▶  LET'S CALL CLIMATE CHANGE WHAT IT IS:  VIOLENCE http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/07/climate-change-violence-occupy-earth

 

 ▶  Associated Pess, April 14, 2014

MORE THAN 900 ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCATES SLAIN IN A DECADE AS CONCERN FOR THE PLANET GROWS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/14/environmental-advocates-killed_n_5148325.html


 

 

▶   CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

 

▶  WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/6odAoL

 

▶  THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS: HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL  http://sco.lt/6XU6Kn

 

▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

 

                                                       WATCH

                                              FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/


 

▶  "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - IPCC REPORT, UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/7C0zyb

 

 

-▶  >> AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD - The Natural Eye Project - http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

 

 

 

pdjmoo's insight:

                                         YOU ARE INVITED

                      TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES

 

 

▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health


▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet


▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life


▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us


▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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Ma. Caridad Benitez's curator insight, April 16, 9:13 AM

What a wonderful world! Dedicado a todos aquellos quien es creen que la RSC es una utopía o incluso como lo  han descrito en España "un fiasco global". 

Stephane Bilodeau's curator insight, April 18, 4:33 PM

While some details of the fourth draft are still under discussion, it has been agreed that the principle of prioritising the environment above the economy will be enshrined in law, according to scholars who have been involved in the process. The fourth draft is due to be completed within weeks.

"(Upholding) environmental protection as the fundamental principle is a huge change, and emphasises that the environment is a priority," said Cao Mingde, a law professor at the China University of Political Science and Law, who was involved in the drafting process.

Céline's curator insight, April 20, 3:51 AM

Un changement de législation pour favoriser toutes les valeurs du développement durable en Chine : économique, environnemental, social ? Le chemin reste long vu l'ampleur de la tâche ... 

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A WAKE-UP VIDEO: "Extreme Ice" Just How Fast Are We Melting? As It Happens

A WAKE-UP VIDEO: "Extreme Ice" Just How Fast Are We Melting? As It Happens | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

 ▶  AN ALARMING INSIGHT INTO OUR MELTING ICE GLACIERS AND WHAT THIS MEANS FOR OUR PLANET AND YOU. For the First Time in Human History We are Witnessing an Unprecedented Change to our Environment and Planet. Ice is far more sensitive to temperature changes than we thought and ice is melting twice as fast as a decade ago.

                                                    WATCH

                           OUR RADICALLY CHANGING PLANET

                            "EXTREME ICE" - UNPRECEDENTED

                                                 PBS Nova

            http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/extreme-ice.html

                                                    OR

                      http://video.pbs.org/video/1108763899/

                                                   OR

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6scs-Q-Ut_E


                                                           WATCH
                                         "EXTREME ICE SURVEY"
Time-lapse proof of extreme ice loss. 95% of glaciers in the world are either retreating or shrinking http://www.ted.com/playlists/30/natural_wonder



                                                          WATCH

                                                      PBS Nature
          As The Ice Melts a Remarkable Story Is Unfolding in The Arctic. 

                                 One That as Never Been told Before
                        "INVASION OF THE KILLER WHALES" (ORCAS)

            http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/invasion-killer-whales/11179/



Summit Voice, November 14, 2014
THE PACIFIC OCEAN IS COOKING: OCEANS AT ALL-TIME RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES  Global ocean temperatures have soared to the highest level in recorded history this year, and the rate of warming has accelerated since April, according to scientists with the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/11/14/global-warming-oceans-at-all-time-record-high-temps/


Guardian Environment, September 1, 2014
NEW SATELLITE MAPS SHOW POLAR ICE CAPS MELTING AT 'UNPRECEDENTED RATE' http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/01/new-satellite-maps-show-polar-ice-caps-melting-at-unprecedented-rate


HuffingtonPostGreen, August 20, 2014
 ▶   WORLD'S LARGEST ICE SHEETS MELTING AT FASTEST RATE EVER RECORDED http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/21/antarctica-greenland-melting-ice_n_5697998.html


 Journal "Science" Study

▶  4  TRILLION TONS OF ICE MELT RAISING SEAS AT ALARMING RATE  http://sco.lt/6h48Jd



Boing Boing, August 20, 2014
CANADIAN GOVERNMENT ORDERS SCIENTISTS NOT TO DISCLOSE EXTENT OF POLAR MELTING  http://boingboing.net/2014/08/20/canadian-government-orders-sci.html


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                                                            VIDEO
THEY TOOK A CAMERA TO A REMOTE AREA IN GREENLAND, AND WHAT THEY RECORDED IS SIMPLY TERRIFYING

                     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC3VTgIPoGU


NASA, November 12, 2014
VIDEO:  A NASA PERSPECTIVE: FOUR DECADES OF SEA ICE LOSS FROM SPACE : THE FUTURE. Scientists have used satellites to observe the retreat of Arctic sea ice from above. But the bigger challenge – now and in the coming years – is understanding what is happening below. The retreat of Arctic sea ice could have significant implications for ocean circulation, atmospheric circulation and even weather patterns in the continental U.S. and other populated areas. http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/nasa-perspective-four-decades-of-sea-ice-from-space-the-future/


Times Of India, December 25, 2013
 ▶  SOS 54 YEARS AGO WARNED ABOUT VANISHING GLACIERS. Scientists are anxious that melting glaciers are causing earth's axis to shift, creating new changes in weather patterns.  http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/global-warming/SOS-54-years-ago-warned-about-vanishing-glaciers/articleshow/27912295.cms

 

Planet Earth OnLine, January 13, 2014
▶  GLACIER'S RETREAT IS NOW IRREVERSIBLE - SCIENTISTS
Pine Island Glacier, the largest single contributor to sea-level rise in Antarctica, has started shrinking, say scientists.
Pine Island glacier. The work, published in Nature Climate Change, shows the glacier's retreat may have begun an irreversible process that could see the amount of water it is adding to the ocean increase five-fold... http://planetearth.nerc.ac.uk/news/story.aspx?id=1588&cookieConsent=A

▶  MORE ON NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC http://www.natgeotv.com/ca/extreme-ice



Guardian Environment, September 30, 2014
WALRUS MASS IN VAST NUMBERS ON ALASKA BEACH AS SEA ICE RETREATS http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/01/walrus-mass-vast-numbers-alaska-beach-sea-ice-retreats


                                                          VIDEO
                                 The Telegraph, October 03, 2014
RECORD 35,000 WALRUSES PACK ONTO ALASKAN BEACH : MELTING ICE AND CLIMATE CHANGE  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/climatechange/11135137/Record-35000-walruses-pack-onto-Alaskan-beach-due-to-climate-change.html


                                                          PHOTOS
                              ALASKA: WALRUS MASS HAUL OUT
            http://www.adn.com/slideshow/photos-walrus-mass-haul-out


National Geographic, July 30, 2014
16-FOOT WAVES MEASURED IN ARCTIC OCEAN WHERE THERE WAS ONCE ONLY ICE. wave action breaks up sea ice, allowing more sunlight to warm the ocean, it can trigger a cycle that leads to even less ice, more wind, and higher waves http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/07/140730-arctic-wave-height-sea-ice-climate-change-science/



 

                                                        WATCH
                 63 YEARS OF GLOBAL WARMING IN 14 SECONDS
                  From NASA's Goddard Institute For Space Studies
http://www.climatecentral.org/news/watch-63-years-of-global-warming-in-14-seconds-17012




 ▶   VAST METHANE PLUMES SEEN IN ARCTIC OCEAN AS SEA ICE RETREATS http://sco.lt/6H0vuD

 

Alternet, July 04, 2014

THE GIANT METHANE MONSTER THAT CAN WIPE OUT THE HUMAN RACE: Underneath the frozen Arctic are 1,000 gigatons of the world's most deadly greenhouse gas http://www.alternet.org/environment/giant-methane-monster-lurking

 

                                                     Greenpeace
                                               SAVE THE ARCTIC
                                          http://savethearctic.org/


Global Possibilities, October 30, 2013
▶  STUDY: ARCTIC SEA ICE LOSS SHIFTS JET STREAM, DRIVING DELUGES IN NW EUROPE, DROUGHT IN MEDITERRANEAN http://www.globalpossibilities.org/study-arctic-sea-ice-loss-shifts-jet-stream-driving-deluges-in-nw-europe-drought-in-mediterranean/


Project World Awareness, September 07, 2014
 ▶   LIFE ON THIS EARTH JUST CHANGED ... THE NORTH ATLANTIC CURRENT IS GONE . BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Major Contributor http://www.projectworldawareness.com/2010/09/life-on-this-earth-just-changed-the-north-atlantic-current-is-gone/



 ▶  STANFORD EXPERTS FEAR COLLAPSE OF GLOBAL CIVILIZATION:  NATURE IS THE KEY http://sco.lt/7XY0pt


                                                     WATCH

                 HUMANITY'S DESTRUCTION OF EARTH'S CLIMATE

                                        IN NINETY SECONDS

                                           http://sco.lt/5FjShF



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                                BIG OIL AND NATURAL RESOURCES

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Business Green, January 15, 2014

▶  BP: GLOBAL EMISSIONS TO SOAR 29 PERCENT BY 2030 http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2323190/bp-global-emissions-to-soar-29-per-cent-by-2030

 

 ClimateProgress, July 1, 2014
 -▶ THE AMOUNT OF CARBON DIOXIDE IN OUR AIR JUST REACHED A NEW RECORD, AND SCIENTIST ARE WORRIED http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/01/3455026/400-ppm-carbon-dioxide-three-months/



 

     OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB

          THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES

                                           http://sco.lt/5pPxWD



OBAMA'S "ALL OF THE ABOVE' DRILL, BABY DRILL ENERGY POLICY MAY KILL US ALL  http://sco.lt/6ff30D

 

 Mongabay, December 23, 2013
▶  WORLD FIRST:  RUSSIA BEGINS PUMPING OIL FROM ARCTIC SEABED http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1223-hance-russia-arctic-oil.html?n3ws1ttr


Australian Broadcasting Corporation, March 26, 2014
- ▶ ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT TO WORSEN OVER TIME AS RESOURCES BECOME HARDER TO REACH http://www.abc.net.au/environment/articles/2014/03/25/3970411.htm

 

28 March, 2013 - EcoWatch
 ▶  FOSSIL FUEL SUBSIDIES: A GLOBAL SCANDAL - http://ecowatch.com/2013/fossil-fuel-subsidies-a-global-scandal/

 

 Salon, March 13, 2014
HOW BIG OIL DESTROYS THE WORLD:  A REAL-LIFE SAGA OF GREED http://www.salon.com/2014/03/13/how_big_oil_destroys_the_world_a_real_life_saga_of_greed/

 

 -▶  CHEAP OIL OR A STABLE CLIMATE? WE CAN CAN'T HAVE BOTH, IEA REPORT SAYS  http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3325881879/cheap-oil-or-a-stable-climate-we-can-t-have-both-iea-report-says


Guardian Environment, April 07, 2014
▶  LET'S CALL CLIMATE CHANGE WHAT IT IS:  VIOLENCE http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/07/climate-change-violence-occupy-earth



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                                                 ANTARCTICA

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 Nature World News, May 05, 2014

MELTING ANTARCTIC ICE FORMATION MAY TRIGGER UNSTOPPABLE SEA LEVEL RISE http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/6898/20140505/melting-antarctic-ice-formation-may-trigger-unstoppable-sea-level-rise.htm


 ▶  GREENLAND'S MELTING CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN  http://sco.lt/7MZUVV


New Scientist, May 12, 2014
COLLAPSE OF ANTARCTIC GLACIERS SEEMS TO BE UNSTOPPABLE http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25556-collapse-of-antarctic-glaciers-seems-to-be-unstoppable.html#.U3GTlS_1_OQ


▶  WEST ANTARCTIC ICE SHELVES TEARING APART AT THE SEAMS http://sco.lt/7mfnfN

 

 -▶ ANTARCTIC PENGUINS AS A CLIMATE CHANGE INDICATOR: PUSHING ANTARCTIC PENGUINS TOWARD EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/5r0jxZ


July 20, 2013 Think Progress
 ▶   GREENLAND AND ANTARCTICA "MAY BE VULNERABLE TO RAPID ICE LOSS THROUGH CATASTROPHIC DISINTEGRATION" http://www.globalpossibilities.org/greenland-and-antarctica-may-be-vulnerable-to-rapid-ice-loss-through-catastrophic-disintegration/


My Modern Met, July 22, 2014
 ▶   STUNNING PHOTOS

CAPTURE THE OTHERWORLDLY BEAUTY OF ANTARCTICA'S ICEBERGS http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/martin-bailey-antarctica-icebergs


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The Guardian, June 06, 2014
RISING SEAS WASH JAPANESE WAR DEAD FROM MARSHALL ISLANDS GRAVES http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/06/rising-seas-wash-japanese-war-dead-marshall-islands-graves

 

Guardian Environment, January 2, 2014
▶  DEEP SEA CREATURES WILL NOT ESCAPE CLIMATE CHANGE - STUDY http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/02/deep-sea-creatures-climate-change


International Business Times, February 25, 2014

-▶ RISING SEA LEVELS TO SWALLOW LOW-LYING ISLANDS WITH RARE ANIMAL SPECIES http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/540429/20140225/climate-change-global-warming-island-sanctuaries-new.htm

 

YES Magazine, January 3, 2014
▶  WHAT IF WINSTON CHURCHILL WERE LEADING THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE? http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/how-to-eat-like-our-lives-depend-on-it/winston-churchill-leading-fight-climate-change


Climate Central April 2nd 2014
WARMING TEMPERATURES COULD DRY OUT ONE THIRD OF PLANET http://www.climatecentral.org/news/warming-temperatures-could-dry-out-one-third-of-planet-17249

 

Scientific American, May 15, 2014
IMPOSSIBLE TO CONSERVE NATURE AS IS, THANKS TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/impossible-to-conserve-nature-as-is-thanks-to-climate-change/

 


          DEEP SEA MINING RUSH MOVES CLOSER AS ICE MELTS, DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/8JChPN


 

Common Dreams, January 31, 2013

 ▶  REPORT:  CLIMATE CHANGE HAS ALREADY BROUGHT CATASTROPHE TO U.S. WILDLIFE http://sco.lt/629ivR

 

Before It's News, January 14, 2014
▶  OFF THE CHARTS: THE UNBELIEVABLE LIST OF HEAT RECORDS BROKEN IN 2013 http://beforeitsnews.com/environment/2014/01/off-the-charts-2013-australias-hottest-year-the-unbelievable-list-of-heat-records-broken-in-2013-2490202.html

 

 ▶  AUSTRALIAN HONEYBEES UNABLE TO MAKE HONEY: THEIR HIVES ARE MELTING AS TEMPERATURES SOAR http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-reese-halter/australian-honeybees-unable-to-make-honey_b_4670475.html


Common Dreams, January 31, 2013

 ▶  REPORT:  CLIMATE CHANGE HAS ALREADY BROUGHT CATASTROPHE TO U.S. WILDLIFE http://sco.lt/629ivR

 

Al Jazeera America, January 13, 2014
▶  NORTH CALIFORNIA 100 YEAR DROUGHT THREATENS FARMERS, AG WORKERS, CITIES -- AND YOU http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/1/14/california-droughtthreatensfarmersagworkerscitiesandyou.html


                                               IN PICTURES

                       BRUTAL DROUGHT LINGERS IN BRAZIL

                                         http://sco.lt/5LFsRN


 

                             THE COMING LEGAL RECKONING:

                                 Guardian, December 29, 2013
▶  IT WON'T BE LONG BEFORE THE VICTIMS OF CLIMATE CHANGE MAKE THE WEST PAY http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/29/poorer-countries-climate-change-case


 

Rolling Stone, October 3, 2011
▶  CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE END OF AUSTRALIA http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/climate-change-and-the-end-of-australia-20111003 http://ow.ly/sD4jz

 

RTCC, December 23, 2013

 ▶  WHY 2013 IS A CRITICAL YEAR FOR THE POLITICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.rtcc.org/2013/12/23/why-2014-is-a-critical-year-for-the-politics-of-climate-change/


 Care2, December 25, 2013

 ▶  IT'S TIME TO STOP PORTRAYING CLIMATE CHANGE AS A 'DEBATE' http://www.care2.com/causes/its-time-to-stop-portraying-climate-change-as-a-debate.html

 

                                                      VIDEO
                            Climate Citizen, December 25, 2013
 ▶  DARK MONEY - WHO FUNDS CLIMATE CHANGE DENIERS IN THE UNITED STATES? http://takvera.blogspot.com/2013/12/dark-money-who-funds-climate-change.html

 


Summit Voice, December 23, 2013
▶  CLIMATE CHANGE DENIALISM:  FOLLOW THE MONEY http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/12/23/climatechange-denialism-follow-the-money/

 

Truthout, December 26, 2013
▶  CLIMATE CHANGE 2013: WHERE WE ARE NOW - NOT WHAT YOU THINK - To prevent increasingly dangerous climate change, the public and our leaders must be convinced to act decisively and robustly. As the latest data show, changes are occurring more quickly than scientists have ever predicted, and simple emissions reductions are no longer the answer. http://truth-out.org/news/item/20751-climate-change-2013-where-we-are-now-not-what-you-think


                    COAL BURNING EXACTS A LETHAL PRICE

                                            http://sco.lt/8wLmKX

 

 

                                                     VIDEO (4:00)

                      THE EARTH'S NEXT 100 YEARS, VISUALIZED

                                              http://sco.lt/8vwwb3

 

-▶ WORLD LOSING BIODIVERSITY THOUSAND TIMES FASTER THAN NATURAL EXTINCTION: UN http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3618052038/world-losing-biodiversity-thousand-times-higher-than-natural-extinction-un

 

July 9, 2013 Science Daily
-▶ EVOLUTION TOO SLOW TO KEEP UP WITH CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130709175747.htm


October 19, 2006 Yale Global

-▶ THE PLANET IN PERIL - PART 1 - Jim Hansen, director of NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, explores the implications of global warming in a two-part series for YaleGlobal...  http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/planet-peril-%E2%80%93-part-i

-▶ PLANET IN PERIL - PART II http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/planet-peril-%E2%80%93-part-ii

 


 

Al Jazeera, December 10, 2013
▶  HOW CLIMATE CHANGE DESTROYS HUMAN RIGHTS http://www.aljazeera.com/humanrights/2013/12/how-climate-change-destroys-human-rights-20131217174532837148.html




 ▶ MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING, MELTING WORLD http://sco.lt/5cPnrF

 


ZEN MASTER, THICH NHAT HANH:

▶  ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/7Sfb6H

 

 ▶  "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - IPCC REPORT, UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/7C0zyb

 

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet


EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

"PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH1s9GCqPKo

 

 

pdjmoo's insight:

FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES

 

 

▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health


▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet


▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life


▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us


▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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Ocean Acidification, Climate Change and Rapidly Changing EcoSystems

Ocean Acidification, Climate Change and Rapidly Changing EcoSystems | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

May 6, 2013 BBC News Science and Environment

-▶ Carbon dioxide is rapidly altering the chemistry of the Arctic, and the changes will last many thousands of years, a report says.,, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22408341


                                                       VIDEO
THEY TOOK A CAMERA TO A REMOTE AREA IN GREENLAND, AND WHAT THEY RECORDED IS SIMPLY TERRIFYING

                     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC3VTgIPoGU

 

Grist, March 07, 2014
-▶ CURRENT EVENTS:  ANTARCTIC CLIMATE CHANGE IS MESSING WITH THE MOTION OF THE OCEAN http://grist.org/climate-energy/current-events-antarctic-climate-change-is-messing-with-the-motion-of-the-ocean/

 

 

-▶ Summit County, November 14, 2013
CLIMATE: OCEAN ACIDIFICATION WILL HAVE HUGE COSTS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/11/14/61627/

 

May 12, 3013 About My Planet

-▶ ACIDIFICATION OF OCEANS RISKING ECOSYSTEMS
http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/climate-change/acidification-risking-ecosystems-of-oceans/

 

May 7, 2013 World Environment News -
-▶ ACIDIFICATION: THE LATEST UNKNOWN FOR STRESSED ARCTIC ECOSYSTEM http://planetark.org/wen/68601

 

-▶ HEALTH OF OCEANS 'DECLINING FAST' - MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE http://sco.lt/8ZyX6v

 

September 13, 2013 Summit County Citizens Voice
-▶ RESEARCHERS REPORT STARTLING RATE OF ACIDIFICATION IN PARTS OF THE ARCTIC OCEAN http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/09/13/climate-researchers-report-startling-rate-of-acidification-in-parts-of-the-arctic-ocean/

 

August 26, 2013 Time Magazine
-▶ HOW OCEAN ACIDIFICATION WILL MAKE CLIMATE CHANGE WORSE http://science.time.com/2013/08/26/ocean-acidification-will-make-climate-change-worse/

 

Guardian Environment, October 2, 2013
-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION DUE TO CARBON EMISSIONS UNPRECEDENTED IN EARTH'S KNOW HISTORY - THE NEXT MASS EXTINCTION MAY HAVE ALREADY BEGUN  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/03/ocean-acidification-carbon-dioxide-emissions-levels

 

The Vancouver Sun, October 25, 2013
-▶ ACIDIFICATION OF OCEANS THREATENS TO CHANGE ENTIRE MARINE ECOSYSTEM http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Acidification+oceans+threatens+change+entire+marine+ecosystem/9085021/story.html

 

Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI)
-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION - AN INTRODUCTION - THE TWIN SISTER TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.awi.de/en/news/focus/2013/ocean_acidification/

 

-▶ GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/8bjv73

 


                                               SEA CHANGE

The Seattle Times

-▶ CAN SEA LIFE ADAPT TO SOURING, ACIDIFYING  OCEANS? http://apps.seattletimes.com/reports/sea-change/2013/nov/2/can-sea-life-adapt/?cmpid=newscred

 

 

-▶ CHANGING OUR WORLD FOREVER.  THE WAY TO A NEW, UNKNOWN ARCTIC ECOSYSTEM http://sco.lt/8eWiUz

 

 Guardian Environment, September 24, 2013

-▶ WHY GEOENGINEERING SUITS RUSSIA'S CARBON AGENDA, GIVEN THE COUNTRY'S FOSSIL FUEL STRATEGY IN THE ARCTIC
The Arctic, a large portion of which is controlled or claimed by Russia, is a new carbon El Dorado, holding up to a quarter of the globe’s undiscovered oil and gas reserves. According to one energy industry insider: "Climate change is opening up one of the last frontiers for hydrocarbons on our planet. The Arctic … could be set for rapid change and development as exploration, production and infrastructure will have an inevitable, irreversible impact." http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/24/why-geoengineering-suits-russias-carbon-agenda

 

                                                   VIDEO:

-▶ ******CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING: CAN WE SAVE THE PLANET BY MESSING WITH NATURE? http://sco.lt/5WgE0v

 

 

 August 26, 2013 Salon
-▶ HOW OCEAN ACIDIFICATION HARMS SEALIFE AND WORSENS CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.salon.com/2013/08/26/how_ocean_acidification_harms_sealife_and_worsens_climate_change/

 

May 6, 2013
-▶ SCIENTISTS SOUND ALARM AT ARCTIC OCEAN'S RAPID ACIDIFICATION  Now at highest levels in at least 55 million years http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Scientists_sound_alarm_at_Arctic_Oceans_rapid_acidification_999.html

 

Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI)
-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION - AN INTRODUCTION - THE TWIN SISTER TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.awi.de/en/news/focus/2013/ocean_acidification/

 

                  MORE ON OCEAN ACIDIFICATION BELOW

 

August 23, 2013 Grist
-▶ IS CLIMATE CHANGE HUMANITY'S GREATEST-EVER RISK MANAGEMENT FAILURE? http://grist.org/climate-energy/is-climate-change-humanitys-greatest-ever-risk-management-failure/

 

July 25, 2013 NASA Climate Change: News -
-▶ AN UNRECOGNIZABLE ARCTIC Arctic systems may be reaching “tipping points” [2]—critical moments in time where a small change has large, potentially irreversible impacts (see sidebar) http://climate.nasa.gov/news/958

 

                                            -- WORTHY WATCH --
UNMAPPED ROUTE MAY POSE DANGERS FOR SHIPPING BOOM IN ARCTIC WATERS (PROOF WITHOUT POLITICS)
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/climate-change/july-dec13/arctic_09-17.html

 

                                                  VIDEO

 MELTING PERMAFROST - A CLIMATE CHANGE TIME BOMB

                                      http://sco.lt/4iMg1B

 

August 2, 2013 TerraDaily
-▶ REPORT: LOSS OF SEA ICE CAUSING DRASTIC IMPACT ON MARINE FOOD WEB AND LAND-BASED ECOLOGICAL CHANGES http://www.terradaily.com/reports/UM_Researcher_Finds_Loss_of_Sea_Ice_Causes_Ecological_Changes_999.html

 

August 5, 2013 Environment News Service

-▶ GLOBAL SCIENTIST SHOCKED BY TRUE SCALE OF OCEAN WARMING http://ens-newswire.com/2013/08/05/global-scientists-shocked-by-true-scale-of-ocean-warming/

 

April 13, 2013 Counter Currents
-▶ ARCTIC WILL BE ALMOST COMPLETELY ICE-FREE BY 2020 http://www.countercurrents.org/cc130413.htm

 

June 13, 2013 NASA -
-▶ WARM OCEAN CAUSING MOST ANTARCTIC ICE SHELF MASS LOSS http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/earth20130613.html

 

 May 10, 2013 Common Dreams

-▶ IN 'MARCH TOWARD DISASTER' WORLD HITS 400 PPM CO2 MILESTONE http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/05/10-5

 

-▶ THE MELTING OF CANADA'S GLACIERS IS IRREVERIBLE http://sco.lt/9CNtJp

 

 

-▶ CHANGING OUR WORLD FOREVER: THIN ICE: THE WAY TO A NEW ARCTIC ECOSYSTEM  http://sco.lt/5j55xh

 

August 4, 2013 Care2
-▶ HOW TO DESTROY ALASKA IN 4 EASY STEPS: A U.S. GOVERNMENT HANDBOOK  http://www.care2.com/causes/destroy-alaska-in-4-easy-steps-a-u-s-government-handbook.html

 

August 1, 2013 Summit County Citizens Voice
-▶ WHAT IF ARCTIC SEA ICE DOESN'T FORM IN WINTER? http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/08/01/climate-what-if-arctic-sea-ice-doesnt-form-in-winter/

 

July 25, 2013 Treehugger
-▶ THE NORTH POLE IS NOW THE NORTH POOL http://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/there-lake-north-pole.html

 

July 27, 2013 New York Times Dot Earth
-▶ A CLOSER LOOK AT THAT "NORTH POLE LAKE" http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/27/a-closer-look-at-that-north-pole-lake/?_r=0

 

                                                 NASA VIDEO

 

May 2, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶ AN ICE FREE ARCTIC IN TWO YEARS: WHITE HOUSE WARNED ON IMMINENT ARCTIC ICE DEATH SPIRAL http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/earth-insight/2013/may/02/white-house-arctic-ice-death-spiral

 

-▶ OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB.  THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES Obama's Arctic strategy sets off a climate time bomb. The Suicidal Race for Arctic's Natural Resources http://sco.lt/5pPxWD

 

July 20, 2013 Think Progress
-▶ GREENLAND AND ANTARCTICA "MAY BE VULNERABLE TO RAPID ICE LOSS THROUGH CATASTROPHIC DISINTEGRATION" http://www.globalpossibilities.org/greenland-and-antarctica-may-be-vulnerable-to-rapid-ice-loss-through-catastrophic-disintegration/

 

                                         --- OCEAN ACIDIFICATION --

 

 

June 14, 2013 New Scientist
-▶ ACIDIFYING SEAWATER SEES OYSTERS IN RACE TO GROW SHELLS http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23707-acidifying-seawater-sees-oysters-in-race-to-grow-shells.html

 

May 7, 2013 The Independent
-▶ THE ACID OCEAN: ARCTIC' SOARING CO2 LEAVES FISH AND HUNTERS GASPING FOR LIFE http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/the-acid-ocean-arctics-soaring-co2-leaves-fish-and-hunters-gasping-for-life-8606805.html

 

May 7, 2013 Mother Jones
-▶ 10 KEY FINDINGS FROM A RAPIDLY ACIDIFYING ARCTIC OCEAN http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2013/05/arctic-ocean-rapidly-getting-more-acidic

 

May 7, 2013 World Environment News -
-▶ ACIDIFICATION: THE LATEST UNKNOWN FOR STRESSED ARCTIC ECOSYSTEM http://planetark.org/wen/68601

 

May 12, 3013 About My Planet

-▶ ACIDIFICATION OF OCEANS RISKING ECOSYSTEMS
http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/climate-change/acidification-risking-ecosystems-of-oceans/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Aboutmyplanetcom+%28aboutMyPlanet.com%29

 

May 2, 2013 Yale Environment 360

-▶ A KEY EXPERIMENT TO PROBE THE FUTURE OF OUR ACIDIFYING OCEANS http://e360.yale.edu/feature/a_key_experiment_to_probe_the_future_of_our_acidifying_oceans/2644/

 

 

5 May 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶ CLIMATE RESEARCH NEARLY UNANIMOUS ON HUMAN CAUSES, SURVEY FINDS  http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/may/16/climate-research-nearly-unanimous-humans-causes

 

July 18, 2013 The Washington Post

-▶ SNOW AND ARCTIC SEA ICE EXTENT PLUMMET SUDDENLY AS GLOBE BAKES http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2013/07/18/snow-and-arctic-ice-extent-plummet-suddenly-as-globe-bakes/

 

 

-▶ NASA STUDY: GLOBAL WARMING WILL INCREASE THE RISK OF EXTREME RAINFALL AND DROUGHT http://sco.lt/7PjEfJ

 

-▶ WE HAVE KNOWN ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE FOR 75 YEARS http://grist.org/news/we-have-known-about-climate-change-for-75-years/

 

                                               ----- WATCH -----

 

                                     VIDEO - Moyers and Company

 "ENDING THE SILENCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE - THE POLITICS"

                                            http://sco.lt/5St5Cj

 

 

                                                   ANIMATION

                                        April 24, 2013 Arctic News

                                ARCTIC SEA ICE MINIMUM VOLUME

http://arctic-news.blogspot.dk/2013/04/arctic-sea-ice-animation.html

 

 

 

October 11, 2012 Planet Change
-▶ PEOPLE AT RISK TO NATURAL DISASTER AND HOW NATURE CAN HELP  http://change.nature.org/2012/10/11/people-at-risk-to-natural-disasters-and-how-nature-can-help/

 

April 8, 2013
-▶ CARBON-DIOXIDE LEVELS ARE AT THEIR HIGHEST POINT IN AT LEAST 800, 000 YEARS http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/05/08/carbon-dioxide-levels-are-at-their-highest-point-in-at-least-800000-years/

 

-▶ ATMOSPHERIC C02 TO PASS MAJOR MILESTONE http://sco.lt/7D2iGH

 

April 3, 2013 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography
-▶ WHAT DOES 400 ppm LOOK LIKE?  THE KEELING CURVE  http://keelingcurve.ucsd.edu/what-does-this-number-mean/

 

 

                                        

-▶ WORLD CAN'T WAIT UNTIL 2020 ON CLIMATE CHANGE SAYS NEW, HIGHLY-DISTURBING INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY REPORT  http://sco.lt/82bCM5

 

 

-▶ LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS http://sco.lt/6FzKSX

 

 

 

April 2013 398.25ppm
-▶ EARTH'S CO2 HOME PAGE http://co2now.org/

 

-▶ FRACKING OURSELVES INTO OBLIVION http://sco.lt/8mKlIP

 

 

 

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Marian Locksley's curator insight, February 20, 7:13 AM

It is well known that CO2 warms the planet, but less well-known that it also makes the alkaline seas more acidic when it is absorbed from the air

 

Acid trap

Earth’s oceans are beginning to warm and turn acidic, endangering plankton and the entire marine food chain >>  http://aeon.co/magazine/nature-and-cosmos/plankton-the-tiny-sentinels-of-the-deep/

 

Jose's curator insight, March 20, 12:22 PM

When reading this article i find it amazing what is going on around the world. Places like Antarctica are changing dramatically in ways people are not in control of. What used to be an icy and colder places is now deteriorating and melting. I find it scary in a way because what else is going to change as the years go by. What are the next generation of people going to be apart of or get to witnesses now that many places and things are coming closer to be extinct. 

♥ princess leia ♥'s curator insight, April 14, 1:57 PM

our ocean needs LOVE 

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Climate change to halve habitat for over 10,000 common species

Climate change to halve habitat for over 10,000 common species | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it


July 26, 2013 Climate Progress
-▶ MANY SPECIES WILL HAVE TO EVOLVE 10,000 TIMES FASTER TO ADAPT TO CLIMATE CHANGE  http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/07/26/2294101/many-species-will-have-to-evolve-10000-times-faster-to-adapt-to-climate-change-study-finds/?mobile=nc


  -▶ LARGE-SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAIN HUMAN AND ECOSYSTEM HEALTH http://sco.lt/8amPlR



                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS IN 40 YEARS:  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT



Grist, September 10, 2014
  -▶ 10 BIRDS YOUR GRANDKIDS MAY NEVER SEE, THANKS TO CLIMATE CHANGE  http://grist.org/climate-energy/10-birds-your-grandkids-may-never-see-thanks-to-climate-change/


International Business Times, February 25, 2014
-▶ RISING SEA LEVELS TO SWALLOW LOW-LYING ISLANDS WITH RARE ANIMAL SPECIES http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/540429/20140225/climate-change-global-warming-island-sanctuaries-new.htm


-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE COULD ENDANGER MORE ANIMALS THAN WE THOUGHT http://sco.lt/5CEe1Z


EcoInternet, August 04, 2014
-▶ NEW SCIENCE SUGGESTS MORE LAND-BASED ECOSYSTEMS LOST THAN BIOSPHERE CAN BEAR http://www.ecointernet.org/2014/08/04/biosphere_collapse/

 

The Earth Times, July 18, 2014
-▶ DIVERSE WORLDS OF ANIMALS AND PLANTS DISAPPEARING http://www.earthtimes.org/conservation/diverse-worlds-disappearing/2644/

 

MSN NEWS, April 13, 2013
-▶ KEYSTONE SPECIES' LOSS COULD CAUSE ECOSYSTEM TO COLLAPSE http://news.msn.com/science-technology/keystone-species-loss-could-cause-ecosystem-to-collapse


  -▶ TOO COLD FOR COMFORT:  BRITISH WEATHER HAVING A SERIOUS EFFECT ON WILDLIFE  http://sco.lt/5fh24P


Mongabay, May 13, 2013
  -▶ CLIMATE CHANGE TO HALVE HABITAT FOR OVER 10,000 COMMON SPECIES http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0513-hance-climate-habitat.html


Treehugger, Feb ruary 24, 2012

  -▶ eBIRD'S CROWDSOURCED BIRDWATCHING DATA USED TO TRACK GLOBAL WARMING'S IMPACT ON MIGRATORY BIRDS http://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/ebird-citizen-science-group-tracks-global-warmings-impact-migratory-birds.html


Science Daily, September 18, 2012
  -▶ BUTTERFLIES AND BIRDS UNABLE TO KEEP PACE WITH CLIMATE CHANGE IN EUROPE http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120118111742.htm


 International Fund for Animal Welfare, December 11, 2013

-▶  DRAMATIC IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON ANIMALS MUST BE ADDRESSED http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/dramatic-impacts-climate-change-animals-must-be-addressed


Sydney Morning Herald, October 02, 2014
MONKEY POPULATIONS WILL SUFFER AS CLIMATE CHANGE ALTERS THEIR FOOD  http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/monkey-populations-will-suffer-as-climate-change-alters-their-food-20141002-10mfas.html


CBC News, January 24, 2012
  -▶ POLAR BEARS EATING MORE EIDER DUCK EGGS http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/polar-bears-eating-more-eider-duck-eggs-1.1247126


  -▶ MASS EXTINCTION FORECAST WITH 6C TEMPERATURE RISE - RAPID WARMING LEAVES FEW CHOICES  http://www.climatenewsnetwork.net/2013/01/mass-extinction-forecast-with-6c-temperature-rise/


-▶ ARCTIC OCEAN 'ACIDIFYING RAPIDLY' = HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS  http://sco.lt/6qm61h


 July 2, 2014 Common Dreams
-▶ 'EXTINCTION CRISIS' 21,000 OF WORLD'S SPECIES AT RISK OF DISAPPEARING https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/07/02-9

 

August 14, 2012 Science Daily
-▶ STUDY DEMONSTRATES THAT ONE EXTINCTION LEADS TO ANOTHER  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120814213500.htm?+Animals+News+--+Nature%29

 

▶  WORLD LOSING BIODIVERSITY THOUSAND TIME FASTER THAN NATURAL EXTINCTION: UN http://www.sify.com/news/world-losing-biodiversity-at-unprecedented-rate-un-news-national-lbhpEhbfcaf.html


-▶ STATE OF THE WORLD'S BIRDS REPORT:  INDICATES A PLANET IN PERIL http://sco.lt/4jydYv


CHANGING OUR WORLD FOREVER.  THE WAY TO AN UNKNOWN ARCTIC ECOSYSTEM http://sco.lt/8eWiUz


 

-▶ BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAINING ECOSYSTEM AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/4u4JhR

 

                                                   --- WATCH --

                                              Dr. Vandana Shiva

WHY DOES LOSS OF BIODIVERSITY MATTER? THREAT TO ECONOMY, POLITICAL SECURITY, ENVIRONMENT AND LIFE ON EARTH

                                            http://sco.lt/5Y5qYT


 

-▶  UNPRECEDENTED STUDY: BIOLOGICAL AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY LOSS PAINTS DIRE PICTURE FOR FUTURE OF HUMAN SPECIES http://sco.lt/4m6nZJ

 

May 13, 2013 Mongabay

  -▶ CLIMATE AND HABITAT

Even as concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hit 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time in human history last week, a new study in Nature Climate Change warns that thousands of the world's common species will suffer grave habitat loss under climate change... http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0513-hance-climate-habitat.html

 

Global Issues
-▶ LOSS OF BIODIVERSITY AND EXTINCTIONS http://www.globalissues.org/article/171/loss-of-biodiversity-and-extinctions

 

-▶ HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR PLANET'S SURVIVAL  http://sco.lt/5LXPEH

 

  -▶ A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE:  BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/8EqAwD

 

 

  -▶ PLANET PASSES DAILY 400 PPM CO2 MILESTONE - MARCH TOWARD DISASTER  http://sco.lt/8pMIe9

 


 -▶ FOOD FORESTS CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF 'FEAST OR FAMINE' - BIG CORPORATE AG IS NOT THE ANSWER http://sco.lt/8q2M41

 

 

May 28, 2013 Treehugger
-▶ PLANTS BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE AFTER 400_ YEARS UNDER MELTING GLACIER http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/plants-brought-back-life-after-400-years-under-glacier.html

 

July 4, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶ RE-WILDING OFFERS HOPE FOR SURVIVAL OF AUSTRALIAN HAIRY-NOSED WOMBATS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jul/05/wombats-endangered-species-hope

 

-▶ WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING - HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS VITAL FOR ALL PLANETARY LIFE http://sco.lt/7Obz0L

 

                                                          WATCH:

                                     FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE

                                        A World Without Amphibians 

                                               http://sco.lt/6pPisL

 

-▶ WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/8FyZST

 

-▶ DEFORESTATION IS DESERTIFICATION -- A DEADLY GAME FOR ALL LIFE http://sco.lt/72G2nh

 

                                                          VIDEO

                                       "ECOLOGY FROM THE AIR" --

                           SEEING THE FORESTS FOR THE TREES

                                             http://sco.lt/8OErrN

 

 

-▶ THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING http://sco.lt/903vvt


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                             AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/


                    THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                        http://sco.lt/6lPJeT

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

 

 

 


pdjmoo's insight:


                                   FOLLOW MY SCOOPITs

 

 

▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health


▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet


▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life


▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us


▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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Stephanie Rudisill's comment, April 10, 5:49 PM
Climate Change to halve Habitat for over 10000 common species/ Jeremy Hance/ 5.13.13/ news.mongabay.com/ Because of climate change habitats will be lost. Plants reptiles and amphibians most vulnerable. Amazon , Central America, Sub Saharan Africa and Australia will be hit the hardest. Losing certain species of plants and animals will change the good chains and kill off other species of animals, creating risk of destroying animals at risk of extinction already./ This article should include additional species at risk./ This is important to science because this could change ecosystems worldwide./ no opinions expressed
Celest Ybarra's comment, April 10, 9:09 PM
(Title) Climate Change To Halve Habitat For Over 10,000 Common Species (Author) Jeremy Hance (Date) 5/13/13 (Main Idea) Thousands of the world's common species suffer habitat loss due to climate change (Summary) (1The increase in global climate affects more common species (2) If temps continue to rise 34% of animals and 57% of plant life will lose their natural habitats by 2080 (3) The catastrophic damage that can come from it will affect humans as well because everything in an ecosystem depends on one another to live/survive, and if the species die off then it can affect our water, air purification, etc. (Is there an opinion or point of view?) Yes, because the article was based off of predictions of the future and was stating that if global temperatures kept on rising than the outcome would be disastrous (Questions?) Why do scientists/researchers think that the Amazon, Central America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Australia will be hit the hardest from the climate change? (Is this article important to science?) Yes, because it informs us how drastically the world could change in the future. (Sources) http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0513-hance-climate-habitat.html
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Climate Change — VIDEO 4:00 The Earth’s Next 100 Years, Visualized

 

  VIDEO

-▶  CLIMATE CHANGE - THE STATE OF THE SCIENCE 

Produced by the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme and Globaia and funded by the UN Foundation for the launch of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment

      The data visualization summarises and visualizes several of the most significant statements in the IPCC's latest summary for policymakers published September 2013. This summary covers the physical science basis of climate change. In 2014, IPCC will publish summaries concerning societal impacts, mitigation and adaptation.

Download the IPCC Working Group I summary for policymakers here:
  http://climatechange2013.org

 

Daily Kos, February 01, 2014
- ▶ CLIMATE 2013: 100 STORIES (ILLUSTRATED)  http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/02/01/1274177/-Climate-2013-100-Stories-Illustrated#

 

YES Magazine, January 3, 2014
▶  WHAT IF WINSTON CHURCHILL WERE LEADING THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE? http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/how-to-eat-like-our-lives-depend-on-it/winston-churchill-leading-fight-climate-change

 

                                                      WATCH

              CLIMATE CHANGE - A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION

SECRETARY KERRY DELIVERS POWER REMARKS ON CLIMATE

                                            http://sco.lt/8JvN3Z

 

AlterNet, January 29, 2014

- ▶ OBAMA'S HOPELESSLY WRONG ON THE ENVIRONMENT -- HERE'S THE REALITY OF WHAT WE FACE http://ow.ly/t5NSU

 

 Politico, January 29, 2014
 -▶  STATE OF THE UNION 2014:  OBAMA ON ENERGY - CAN'T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS http://www.politico.com/story/2014/01/obama-on-energy-having-it-both-ways-102784.html

 

Truthout, December 17, 2013
  -▶  ARE WE FALLING OFF THE CLIMATE PRECIPICE? SCIENTISTS CONSIDER EXTINCTION http://truth-out.org/news/item/20686-are-we-falling-off-the-climate-precipice-scientists-consider-extinction

 

Guardian, December 29, 2013
-▶  THE COMING LEGAL RECKONING:

IT WON'T BE LONG BEFORE THE VICTIMS OF CLIMATE CHANGE MAKE THE WEST PAY http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/29/poorer-countries-climate-change-case

 

                                             ▶ WATCH  ▶

     "ENDING THE SILENCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE - THE POLITICS"

                                         Moyers and Company

                                            http://sco.lt/5St5Cj

 

-▶ WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS http://sco.lt/74mbHF

 

 

 ▶  HOW BIODIVERSITY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE http://sco.lt/90Sr2n

 

 ▶  LARGE-SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAIN HUMAN AND ECOSYSTEM HEALTH http://sco.lt/8amPlR

 

▶ DECLINE IN BIODIVERSITY OF FARMED PLANTS AND ANIMALS GATHERING PACE http://sco.lt/7o99MH

 


                                   WHEN IS ENOUGH ENOUGH?

                           ClimateProgress, December 27, 2013
  -▶  IN THE MIDST OF RECORD OIL BOOM, OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SEEKS MORE OIL PRODUCTION http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/12/27/3105211/obama-administration-oil-production/#

 


 -▶  NOAA ARCTIC REPORT CARD 2013: IT'S GETTING WARMER AND GREENER UP NORTH  http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/5303/20131213/noaa-arctic-report-card-2013-getting-warmer-greener-up-north.htm


                                            VIDEO REPORT:
                  NOAA: ARCTIC REPORT CARD: UPDATE FOR 2013 http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/reportcard/

 

Spiegel Online, December 23, 2013
A TALE OF TWO CITIES:  AMERICA'S BIPOLAR CLIMATE FUTURE http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/contradictory-climate-change-planning-in-new-york-city-and-new-bern-a-938704.html

 

                                                 PHOTO GALLERY
Der Spiegel, December 13, 2o13
U.S. EAST COAST'S WATERY FUTURE http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/photo-gallery-us-east-coast-s-watery-future-fotostrecke-104882.html

 

 

                                                   SLIDESHOW:
  -▶  SNOW FALLS IN CAIRO FOR FIRST TIME IN MORE THAN 100 YEARS: REPORT http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/13/cairo-snow_n_4441049.html?ir=Green

 

 -▶  MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING, THREATENING CIVILIZATION  http://sco.lt/7nU397

 

YES Magazine, January 3, 2014

 -▶  OBAMA'S "ALL OF THE ABOVE" DRILL BABY DRILL, FRACKING, TAR SANDS OIL, NUCLEAR, COAL....MAY KILL US ALL  http://sco.lt/6cMFxh

 

  -▶  "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - IPCC REPORT: UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE NOW  http://sco.lt/7C0zyb

 

-▶  OCEAN ACIDIFICATION AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/61Lgg5

 

-▶  PRICING CARBON, CARBON STORAGE, OFFSETS: FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR THE PLANET  http://sco.lt/7UBKIj

 

                                           --- WATCH ---

 -▶ 300 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUELS IN 300 SECONDS  http://sco.lt/724dSD

 

 Der Spiegel, December 6, 2013
-▶ WARSAW CLIMATE CONFERENCE SHOWS CAPITALISM ROOT OF CLIMATE FAILURE http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/warsaw-climate-conference-shows-capitalism-root-of-climate-failure-a-937453.html

 

-▶ THIS FAITH IN THE MARKETS IS MISPLACED: WILL BIG BUSINESS SAVE OR DESTROY OUR PLANET? http://sco.lt/8Yxtgn

 

                 WARSAW U.N. CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE

                          NOVEMBER 11-22, 2013 COP19, UNFCCC

                                           http://sco.lt/8vqDpZ

 

▶ STOP BURNING RAIN FORESTS FOR PALM OIL AND MONOCROP AGRICULTURE  http://sco.lt/5Ylp7h

 

                                                   WATCH

                                 AN URBANIZING PLANET (3:00)

                                  Narrated by Edward Norton

                                 http://vimeo.com/81597063

 

 

 -▶From: Pavan Sukhdev via TWITTER ‏@PavanSukhdev To @pdjmoo 

IT'S TOO LATE FOR MARKET SOLUTIONS.  NEED GLOBAL AGITATION -- NOW -- FOR TAXING FOSSIL FUEL HEAVILY, BANNING THEM BY 2020

 

 

-▶  WORLD CAN'T WAIT UNTIL 2020 ON CLIMATE CHANGE, SAYS NEW HIGHLY-DISTURBING INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY REPORT  http://sco.lt/82bCM5

 

Environment News Service, November 19, 2013
▶  UN CLIMATE CHIEF, CHRISTIANA FIGUERES, TELLS COAL INDUSTRY 'LEAVE IT IN THE GROUND' http://ens-newswire.com/2013/11/19/un-climate-chief-tells-coal-industry-leave-it-in-the-ground/

 

-▶  WOMEN'S KNOWLEDGE: THREE REASONS WE WON'T SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE WITHOUT IT http://sco.lt/83NaQj

 

                                                --- WATCH----

                          -▶ "WELCOME TO THE ANTHROPOCENE" (3:38)

                                 http://vimeo.com/anthropocene/shortfilm

 

 

-▶  GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/7MZUVV

 

                                                    WATCH

                        -▶ WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                         http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

-▶ THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

                                                     WATCH

                                              FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

 

ALSO SEE:

 

Biodiversity IS Life  – http://sco.lt/8D8Nu

 

OUR OCEANS NEED US http://sco.lt/6wow1R

 

 

 

 

 

 

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patrick boucneau's curator insight, December 16, 2013 7:23 AM

De klimaatopwarming gebeurt vandaag al.

Welkom in het antropoceen....

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Living in the Anthropocene: Toward a New Global Ethos

Living in the Anthropocene: Toward a New Global Ethos | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

January 24, 2011 Yale Environment 360

LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS

-▶ A decade ago, Nobel Prize-winning scientist Paul Crutzen first suggested we were living in the “Anthropocene,” a new geological epoch in which humans had altered the planet. Now, in an article for Yale Environment 360, Crutzen and a coauthor explain why adopting this term could help transform the perception of our role as stewards of the Earth.... http://e360.yale.edu/feature/living_in_the_anthropocene_toward_a_new_global_ethos_/2363/


The New York Times, September 27, 2014
WE ARE BUILDING AN ARK FOR THE ANTHROPOCENEWe are barreling into the Anthropocene, the sixth mass extinction in the history of the planet. By 2100, researchers say, one-third to one-half of all Earth’s species could be wiped out. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/28/sunday-review/building-an-ark-for-the-anthropocene.html?_r=1


-▶ THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h


Living on Earth, September 26, 2014
CAPITALISM vs THE CLIMATE http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=14-P13-00039&segmentID=5


New York Times, September 05, 2014
'THE HUMAN AGE' - FUTURE FOOTPRINTS. Since the late-18th-century industrialization that marks the Anthropocene’s beginnings, humans have ­shaken Earth’s life systems with a profundity that the paleontologist Anthony Barnosky has likened to an asteroid strike. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/07/books/review/the-human-age-by-diane-ackerman.html?_r=0


                                                --- WATCH----

                         "WELCOME TO THE ANTHROPOCENE" (3:38)

                               http://vimeo.com/anthropocene/shortfilm

 

 

-▶ WELCOME TO THE ANTHROPOCENE - AN INTRODUCTION http://www.anthropocene.info/en/anthropocene


                                        ANTHROPOCENE -Wikipedia

                            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthropocene

 

May 17, 2013 Yale Environment 360 - Elizabeth Kolbert
-▶ THE ANTHROPOCENE DEBATE: MARKING HUMANITY'S IMPACT http://e360.yale.edu/feature/the_anthropocene_debate__marking_humanitys_impact_/2274/

 

                                                        WATCH
              CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE ANTHROPOCENE 1:06:30
                      The Human Impact on The Planet Explained
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Bjn2RGAIo0


 In These Times, April 14, 2014
-▶ THE DAWNING OF THE AGE OF ANTHROPOCENE. By altering the earth, have humans ushered in a new epoch? http://inthesetimes.com/article/16544/the_dawning_of_the_age_of_anthropocene

 

 

Click Green, April 12, 2014
-▶ STUDY FINDS ODDS THAT GLOBAL WARMING IS NATURAL ARE SLIM TO NONE http://www.clickgreen.org.uk/research/trends/124473-study-finds-odds-that-global-warming-is-natural-are-%5Cslim-to-none%5C.html

 

Global Possibilities, April 10, 2014
-▶ EVIDENCE OF ACCELERATION OF ANTHROPOGENIC CLIMATE DiSRUPTION ON ALL FRONTS : “No one on this planet will be untouched by climate change,” http://www.globalpossibilities.org/evidence-of-acceleration-of-anthropogenic-climate-disruption-on-all-fronts/


Discovery Magazine, December 7, 2012

HAVE HUMANS CAUSED A NEW GEOLOGICAL ERA? DEMARKING THE ANTHROPOCENE. Humans drive trillions of miles in cars, clear-cut forests for agriculture and create vast landfills teeming with tin cans, soda bottles and other detritus of industrialization. There's no doubt that humans have radically reshaped the planet, and those changes leave traces in the Earth's geological record... http://news.discovery.com/earth/have-humans-caused-a-new-geological-era-121207.htmlhttp://news.discovery.com/earth/have-humans-caused-a-new-geological-era-121207.html

 

                                           VERY IMPORTANT

                            NPR FreshAir, February 12, 2014
                       Interview With Elizabeth Kolbert, Author

▶  IN THE WORLD'S "SIXTH EXTINCTION": ARE HUMANS THE ASTEROID? Elizabeth Kolbert is the author of the new book The Sixth Extinction. It begins with a history of the "big five" extinctions of the past, and goes on to explain how human behavior is creating this sixth one — including our use of fossil fuels and the effects of climate change.

"We are effectively undoing the beauty and the variety and the richness of the world which has taken tens of millions of years to reach," Kolbert tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "... We're sort of unraveling that. ... We're doing, it's often said, a massive experiment on the planet and we really don't know what the end point is going to be." http://www.npr.org/2014/02/12/275885377/in-the-worlds-sixth-extinction-are-humans-the-asteroid

 

Book Review: Vaclav Smil
-▶ HARVESTING THE BIOSPHERE: WHAT WE HAVE TAKEN FROM NATURE http://www.vaclavsmil.com/harvesting-the-biosphere-what-we-have-taken-from-nature


THE ANTHROPOCENE: OUR PLANET'S THRESHOLDS AND BOUNDARIES. As scientists learn more about how our planet works, both now and in the past, they are increasingly aware of the existence of environmental ‘tipping points’ – points of no return. These are thresholds beyond which environmental change becomes hard to stop....http://www.anthropocene.info/en/thresholds-boundaries

 

THE ANTROPOCENE: THE EARTH SYSTEM

We aren’t an outside force disturbing the natural order of things – we’re an integral part of the Earth system ourselves. But as our societies have grown, the impact of our actions has increased too; we’re now among the main  causes of environmental  change.... http://www.anthropocene.info/en/earth-system

 

January 25, 2012 Climate Himalaya
-▶ GLOBAL WARMING:  WELCOME TO THE AGE OF MANKIND http://chimalaya.org/2012/01/25/global-warming-welcome-to-the-age-of-mankind/

 

 5 May 2013 Guardian Environment

-▶ CLIMATE RESEARCH NEARLY UNANIMOUS ON HUMAN CAUSES, SURVEY FINDS  http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/may/16/climate-research-nearly-unanimous-humans-causes


Globaia
-▶ A CARTOGRAPHY OF THE ANTHROPOCENEnew human-dominated period of the Earth's history. - See more at: http://globaia.org/en/anthropocene/#Maps

 

March 26, 2013 TerraDaily

-▶ SHADOW OF THE 'ANTHROPOCENE' - THE FUTURE OF THE PLANET IS IN OUR HANDS http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Shadow_of_Anthropocene_falls_over_Rio_Summit_999.html

 

Guardian, December 29, 2013
-▶  THE COMING LEGAL RECKONING:

IT WON'T BE LONG BEFORE THE VICTIMS OF CLIMATE CHANGE MAKE THE WEST PAY http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/29/poorer-countries-climate-change-case

 

Daily Mail, October 6, 2013
-▶ APOCALYPSE NOW: UNSTOPPABLE MAN=MADE CLIMATE CHANGE WILL BECOME REALITY BY END OF DECADE http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2451604/Apocalypse-Now-Unstoppable-man-climate-change-reality-end-decade-make-New-York-London-Paris-uninhabitable-45-years-says-new-study.html


-▶ MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING, THREATENING CIVILIZATION http://sco.lt/98I2F7

 

                                                     --- WATCH ---

                   300 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUELS IN 300 SECONDS

                                         http://sco.lt/724dSD

 

 October 19, 2006 Yale Global

-▶ THE PLANET IN PERIL - PART 1 - Jim Hansen, director of NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, explores the implications of global warming in a two-part series for YaleGlobal..http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/planet-peril-%E2%80%93-part-i

-▶ PLANET IN PERIL - PART II http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/planet-peril-%E2%80%93-part-ii

 

August 5, 2013 - Seed Magazine  
-▶ EMBRACING THE ANTHROPOCENE - The Earth has entered a new geological period in which human influence dominates the state of the planet, compounding uncertainty about the future.... http://seedmagazine.com/content/article/embracing_the_anthropocene/


August 06, 2013 All Things Considered

-▶ EARTH SCIENTISTS PIN CLIMATE CHANGE SQUARELY ON 'HUMANITY' http://www.npr.org/2013/08/06/209462713/earth-scientists-pin-climate-change-squarely-on-humanity

 

-▶ GLOBAL WARMING IS HERE TO STAY, WHICHEVER WAY YOU LOOK AT IT http://sco.lt/6Na6zJ

 

August 7, 2013 Stanford Climate Scientists

-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE OCCURRING 10 TIMES FASTER THAN AT ANY TIME IN PAST 65 MILLION YEARS http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Climate_change_occurring_10_times_faster_than_at_any_time_in_past_65_million_years_999.html

 

August 9, 2013 Climate Progress

-▶ NEW IPPC REPORT: CLIMATOLOGISTS MORE CERTAIN GLOBAL WARMING IS CAUSED BY HUMANS, IMPACTS ARE SPEEDING UP http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/08/18/2484711/ipcc-report-more-certain-global-warming-is-caused-by-humans-impacts-speeding-up/

 

April 1, 2013 Huffington Post

-▶ NASA's DR. JAMES HANSEN: DOUBLING DOWN ON OUR FAUSTIAN BARGAIN http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-james-hansen/doubling-down-on-our-faustian-bargain_b_2989535

 

December 12, 2012 Discovery
-▶ HAVE HUMANS CAUSED A NEW GEOLOGICAL ERA? http://news.discovery.com/human/have-humans-caused-a-new-geological-era-121207.htm

 

August 21, 2013 Grist

-▶ HURRICANE ENABLE: HOW CLIMATE CHANGE IS MIXING UP BIGGER, BADDER STORMS http://grist.org/basics/shaken-and-stirred-how-climate-change-is-mixing-up-bigger-badder-hurricanes/



-▶ WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE - VIDEO http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

  - ▶ WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS http://sco.lt/74mbHF

 

                                       A WAKE-UP VIDEO

                                           "EXTREME ICE"

                JUST HOW FAST ARE WE MELTING?  AS IT HAPPENS

                                       http://sco.lt/8zIJfd


 April 13, 2013 Counter Currents
-▶ ARCTIC WILL BE ALMOST COMPLETELY ICE-FREE BY 2020 http://www.countercurrents.org/cc130413.htm


-▶ POLAR BEARS MAY NEED TO BE FED BY HUMANS TO SURVIVE http://sco.lt/7JCUk5


 July 25, 2013 NASA Climate Change: News -

-▶ AN UNRECOGNIZABLE ARCTIC

Arctic systems may be reaching “tipping points” [2]—critical moments in time where a small change has large, potentially irreversible impacts (see sidebar) http://climate.nasa.gov/news/958


-▶ GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/8bjv73

 

 

July 9, 2013 Science Daily
-▶ EVOLUTION TOO SLOW TO KEEP UP WITH CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130709175747.htm


-▶ WORLD LOSING BIODIVERSITY THOUSAND TIMES FASTER THAN NATURAL EXTINCTION: UN  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3618052038/world-losing-biodiversity-thousand-times-higher-than-natural-extinction-un


One Green Planet, April 25, 2014
FROM THE DIRECTOR WHO BROUGHT US THE OSCAR-WINNING "THE COVER" COMES "6" . The documentary explores the role humans play in exasperating the mass extinction of endangered species, http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/from-the-director-who-brought-us-the-oscar-winning-the-cove-comes-6/

 

WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING - Healthy Ecosystems Vital for All Planetary Life http://sco.lt/7Obz0L


 ▶  SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT?  http://sco.lt/5I5UeX


▶   FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL:  OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY? http://sco.lt/8Y7sK9

 

May 16, 2013 Common Ground

-▶ 'CANARY IN THE OCEAN' - MASSIVE FISH FLIGHT SHOWS CLIMATE CHANGE IS HERE http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/05/16-2

 


-▶ A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE: BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/56EkEb

 


-▶ PLANET PASSES DAILY  400 PPM CO2 MILETONE -  MARCH TOWARD DISASTER http://sco.lt/8pMIe9

 

-▶ PRICING CARBON, CARBON STORAGE, OFFSETS:  FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE PLANET http://sco.lt/7UBKIj

 

 

-▶ 16 OF YOUR FAVORITE THINGS THAT CLIMATE CHANGE IS TOTALLY SCREWING UP http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/08/09/1900191/climate-change-ruins-everything/


Ensia, July 30, 2013
TEN THINGS THE NEXT GENERATION WILL NEED TO KNOW TO THRIVE IN THE ANTHROPOCENE http://ensia.com/features/teach-your-children/?utm_content=bufferaecb8&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer

 

-▶ “ALL NATIONS NEED TO STOP WAITING FOR OTHER TO ACT" - Stanford Scientists http://sco.lt/8fhzQP

 

 

 -▶ CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET  http://sco.lt/6x8dHN

 

 -▶ FOOD OR FUEL?  RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUELS WILL COST THE EARTH http://sco.lt/9E2tjF

 

 

-▶ FRYING ON PLANET EARTH http://sco.lt/5GIf4L

 

-▶ STATE OF THE WORLD'S BIRDS REPORT INDICATES A PLANET IN PERIL http://sco.lt/4yq6z3

 

-▶ STOP BURNING RAIN FORESTS FOR PALM OIL: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN http://sco.lt/6S9nGb


  ▶ THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING  http://sco.lt/5GzvTV

 

-▶ DOMESTICATED AN WILD BEES ARE BOTH IN TROUBLE http://sco.lt/95yplJ

 

August 9, 2013 Time Magazine
-▶ THE TROUBLE WITH BEEKEEPING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: WILD BEES ARE IN EVEN WORSE SHAPE THAN HONEYBEES http://science.time.com/2013/08/09/the-trouble-with-beekeeping-in-the-anthropocene/

 

                                               --- WATCH ---

                "THE DIRTY TRUTH" TAR SANDS OIL EXTRACTION -

                          THE DIRTIEST OIL ON EARTH

                                    http://sco.lt/6OpdeT

 

 

-▶ WORLD CAN'T WAIT UNTIL 2020 ON CLIMATE CHANGE, SAYS NEW HIGHLY-DISTURBING INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY REPORT http://sco.lt/82bCM5

 

-▶ TERRACIDE: THE BIGGEST CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE IN HISTORY - DESTROYING THE PLANET FOR RECORD PROFITS  http://sco.lt/95LXpR

 

May 10, 2013

-▶ WORLD HITS 400 PPM C02 MILESTONE - HIGHEST IN 50 MILLION YEARS http://sco.lt/7yyCx7

 

 -▶ RICH COUNTRIES DRAG FEET AT CLIMATE TALKS - REMAIN LOYAL TO FOSSIL FUELS  http://sco.lt/4oU3iT