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Yale Environment 360: Six Strategies Could End Global Water Stress by 2050, Scientists Say

Yale Environment 360: Six Strategies Could End Global Water Stress by 2050, Scientists Say | Climate and environment | Scoop.it

Global water stress could be alleviated by the year 2050 if countries work to implement six key strategies ranging from building more reservoirs to controlling population growth, according to research from Canada and the Netherlands. Water stress is defined as occurring when more than 40 percent of the water from a region's rivers is unavailable because it is already being used — a situation that currently affects roughly one-third of the global population. Writing in Nature Geoscience, the scientists propose six steps they believe can help reduce water stress: planting crops that use water and nutrients more efficiently; using more efficient irrigation methods; improving the efficiency of water use in homes, industry, and municipalities; limiting the rate of population growth so global population stays below 8.5 billion by 2050; increasing reservoir water storage capacity; and intensifying water desalination operations by 50-fold.


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The water we waste in so many ways.

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Tony Bates » What UBC has learned about doing MOOCs

Tony Bates » What UBC has learned about doing MOOCs | Climate and environment | Scoop.it
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I did the Climate Literacy MOOC and thought it was excellent.

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Robert Brulle: Inside the Climate Change “Countermovement” – Climate of Doubt - FRONTLINE

Robert Brulle: Inside the Climate Change “Countermovement”  – Climate of Doubt - FRONTLINE | Climate and environment | Scoop.it
A sociologist at Drexel University, Robert Brulle's research focuses on the strategy and funding patterns of what he calls "the climate change countermovement." Brulle says that since the late 1980s, "this movement has had a real political and...
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A study of the Climate Change counter movement and its link to conservative think tanks.

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The corridor of uncertainty: MOOCs - are the clouds beginning to clear?

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MOOCc The original concept explained by Dave Cormier in YouTube vid

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Consensus Statement from Global Scientists | MAHB

Consensus Statement from Global Scientists | MAHB | Climate and environment | Scoop.it
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Scientific consensus is growing!

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What does an NDP Alberta mean for Climate, BC Pipeline campaigns? | West Coast Environmental Law

What does an NDP Alberta mean for Climate, BC Pipeline campaigns? | West Coast Environmental Law | Climate and environment | Scoop.it
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Yale Environment 360: Six Strategies Could End Global Water Stress by 2050, Scientists Say

Yale Environment 360: Six Strategies Could End Global Water Stress by 2050, Scientists Say | Climate and environment | Scoop.it

Global water stress could be alleviated by the year 2050 if countries work to implement six key strategies ranging from building more reservoirs to controlling population growth, according to research from Canada and the Netherlands. Water stress is defined as occurring when more than 40 percent of the water from a region's rivers is unavailable because it is already being used — a situation that currently affects roughly one-third of the global population. Writing in Nature Geoscience, the scientists propose six steps they believe can help reduce water stress: planting crops that use water and nutrients more efficiently; using more efficient irrigation methods; improving the efficiency of water use in homes, industry, and municipalities; limiting the rate of population growth so global population stays below 8.5 billion by 2050; increasing reservoir water storage capacity; and intensifying water desalination operations by 50-fold.


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Harper’s attack on science: No science, no evidence, no truth, no democracy | Academic Matters

Harper’s attack on science: No science, no evidence, no truth, no democracy | Academic Matters | Climate and environment | Scoop.it
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Put a Face on Climate Change | Sightline Daily

Put a Face on Climate Change | Sightline Daily | Climate and environment | Scoop.it
Scientist and Yale communications researcher Anthony Leiserowitz recently lamented that when it comes to climate change “You almost couldn't design a problem that is a worse fit with our underlying psychology."

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When talking to the skeptics, a Public Health approach works best

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MOOCs as a Lightning Rod | Inside Higher Ed

MOOCs as a Lightning Rod | Inside Higher Ed | Climate and environment | Scoop.it
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A vision of what MOOCs might offer higher Ed as undergraduate curriculum

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The Business Case for Putting a Price on Carbon

Many leaders in business, academia and civil society are calling for the move, but will the federal government see fit to clear the smoke?
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This article considers the alternatives. BC's Carbon Tax is a model for others.

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