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Infographic: Sea Level Rise and Global Warming | UCSUSA

Infographic: Sea Level Rise and Global Warming | UCSUSA | Patterns in resource consumption | Scoop.it
Sea level is rising -- and at an accelerating rate -- largely in response to global warming.

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What is causing the sea level to rise? Where are the "hot spots" where the sea will rise the fastest? How quickly is land ice melting? 

These and many other questions related to sea level rise and global warming are shared in this infographic created by the Union of Concerned Scientists. There are also links to two additional resources. One is called "Causes of Sea Level Rise: What the Science Tells Us" and the other discusses the methodology and assumptions made in the creation of the infographic. It is also possible to download the infographic in sections. There are four facts discussed in the infographic:

* Global average sea level rise has increased 8 inches since 1880...

* Global warming is the primary cause of sea level rise.

* Sea level rise is accelerating.

* The choices we make today will determine how high sea level rises this century, how fast it occurs, and how much time we have to protect our communities

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What is causing the sea level to rise? Where are the "hot spots" where the sea will rise the fastest? How quickly is land ice melting? 

These and many other questions related to sea level rise and global warming are shared in this infographic created by the Union of Concerned Scientists. There are also links to two additional resources. One is called "Causes of Sea Level Rise: What the Science Tells Us" and the other discusses the methodology and assumptions made in the creation of the infographic. It is also possible to download the infographic in sections. There are four facts discussed in the infographic:

* Global average sea level rise has increased 8 inches since 1880...

* Global warming is the primary cause of sea level rise.

* Sea level rise is accelerating.

* The choices we make today will determine how high sea level rises this century, how fast it occurs, and how much time we have to protect our communities.

Vloasis's curator insight, June 8, 2013 3:48 AM

Projections will vary on this, but it doesn't take a general consensus to see that it's happening.

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Patterns in resource consumption, changing patterns of energy consumption, conservation strategies
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Nature Has The Answers: We Are Surrounded by Genius - Whole Systems Design by Nature

 

Aug 6, 2009

http://www.ted.com Janine Benyus has a message for inventors: When solving a design problem, look to nature first. There you'll find inspired designs for making things waterproof, aerodynamic, solar-powered and more. Here she reveals dozens of new products that take their cue from nature with spectacular results... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_GFq12w5WU

 

WATCH: BIO-INSPIRATION: NATURE AS MUSE  - KQED QUEST -   For hundreds of years, scientists have been poaching design ideas from structures in nature. Now, biologists and engineers at UC Berkeley are working together to design a broad range of new products, such as life-saving milli-robots modeled on the way cockroaches run and adhesives based on the amazing design of a geckos foot .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnBkbaFsZOY

 

FROM SOAP TO CITIES, DESIGNING FROM NATURE COULD SOLVE OUR BIGGEST CHALLENGES by Sven Eberlein — YES! Magazine http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/what-would-nature-do/the-solutions-to-our-biggest-challenges-are-all-around-us2014in-nature

 

 >>>YOU CAN'T BEAT MOTHER NATURE  - Human contrivances pale in comparison with the technologically superior feats of the natural world  http://www.nytimes.com/books/97/08/31/reviews/970831.31saga01.html

 

TO CHANGE OUR DIRECTION, IT'S TIME TO FOLLOW NATURE'S LEAD by Sarah van Gelder — YES! Magazine Letter From The Editor http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/what-would-nature-do/natures-original-idea?icl=email_november12&ica=ChangeDirectionFollowNature

 

>>>>THE 15 COOLEST CASES OF BIOMIMICRY  http://brainz.org/15-coolest-cases-biomimicry/

 

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FISH GILL-INSPIRED WATER MANAGMENT SYSTEM WINS STUDENT DESIGN CONTEST http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/fish-gill-inspired-water-management-system-wins-student-design-contest.html

 

 

BIOMIMICRY ABOUNDS IN THE BAY AREA | KQED QUEST http://science.kqed.org/quest/2011/04/20/biomimicry-abounds-in-the-bay-area/

 

>>>>>VIDEO: NATURE-TECH : LIFEPOWER - LEARNING FROM NATURE (BBC) Part 1/4 HD - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVQUhPPtQL0

 

 >>>>>BIOMIMICRY: We must draw our standards from the natural world. We must honor with the humility of the wise the bounds of that natural world and the mystery which lies beyond them, admitting that there is something in the order of being which evidently exceeds all our competence http://www.nytimes.com/books/first/b/benyus-biomimicry.html

 

>>>LIVING LESSONS OF BIOMIMICRY  by Janine Benyus | Awakin.org Unlike the Industrial Revolution, the Biomimicry Revolution introduces an era based not on what we can extract from nature, but on what we can learn from her... http://www.awakin.org/read/view.php?tid=790

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 


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Journal article: Environmental Impacts of Water Use in Global Crop Production: Hotspots and Trade-Offs with Land Use

Journal article: Environmental Impacts of Water Use in Global Crop Production: Hotspots and Trade-Offs with Land Use | Patterns in resource consumption | Scoop.it

Stephan Pfister†*, Peter Bayer‡, Annette Koehler†, and Stefanie Hellweg†

ETH Zurich, Institute of Environmental Engineering, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland

ETH Zurich, Geological Institute, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland

 

Global crop production is causing pressure on water and land resources in many places. In addition to local resource management, the related environmental impacts of commodities traded along international supply chains need to be considered and managed accordingly. For this purpose, we calculate the specific water consumption and land use for the production of 160 crops and crop groups, covering most harvested mass on global cropland.


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Former NASA Scientist Says “Western Lifestyle” Allows For Global Population Of 500 Million Max

Former NASA Scientist Says “Western Lifestyle” Allows For Global Population Of 500 Million Max | Patterns in resource consumption | Scoop.it

DeWayne Cecil, a former NASA climatologist, has argued recently on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Radio Talk Show that the earth cannot support more than 500 million people if the current “western” lifestyles persist. He also stressed that population control and fresh water resource management are “top global priorities”.

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GIS offers valuable insight into water resource management - Water World

GIS offers valuable insight into water resource management - Water World | Patterns in resource consumption | Scoop.it
GIS offers valuable insight into water resource management
Water World
Agriculture businesses can analyze rainfall patterns and with predictive modeling, understand what additional water resources they are likely to need for livestock and crops.

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Global Warming Feedback Loops

Global Warming Feedback Loops | Patterns in resource consumption | Scoop.it
A little temperature rise can unlock vicious
feedback loops that speed global warming. If global
temperatures continue to rise, some of these feedbacks could
spiral beyond our ability to reverse them.
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Feedback loops, Global warming, Patterns in Environmental quality

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Global Warming theory has failed all tests, so alarmists return to the ‘97% consensus’ hoax

National Academies of Science defines a scientific theory as

“a well-substantiated explanation of the natural world that can incorporate facts, laws, inferences, and tested hypotheses.”

Dr Richard Feynman, Cornell Physicist in a lecture explained how theorys that failed the test of data or experiment are falsified (“wrong”) and must be discarded.

Global Warming Theory Has Failed


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Global cooling as significant as global warming, study of marine ecosystems during Cretaceous period shows

Global cooling as significant as global warming, study of marine ecosystems during Cretaceous period shows | Patterns in resource consumption | Scoop.it
An international study confirms the link between global cooling and a crash in the marine ecosystem similar to that witnessed as a result of global warming.

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The Continuing Collapse of the Global Warming Hoax

The Continuing Collapse of the Global Warming Hoax | Patterns in resource consumption | Scoop.it
While the nation tries to come to grips with the cascade of scandals involving the Obama administration, a significant phenomenon has been occurring. It is the demise of the global warming/climate ...

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Food Recycling: Composting the Big Apple - TIME

Food Recycling: Composting the Big Apple - TIME | Patterns in resource consumption | Scoop.it
Food Recycling: Composting the Big Apple
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But there's one green thing New Yorkers do not do well: recycle. The city manages to divert only about 15% of its waste from landfills to recycling centers, which compares to about 34% nationwide.
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Food consumption, global ecological footprint, resource consumption, waste

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Migration Reduction of remittances to Bolivia from Spain, Argentina, USA et al

Migration Reduction of remittances to Bolivia from Spain, Argentina, USA et al | Patterns in resource consumption | Scoop.it
Remittances to Bolivia The Bolivian Foreign Commerce Institute (IBCE) has released its biweekly electronic bulletin Nº 63 – Bolivia, September 22, 2011. Remittances to Bolivia (overseas worke...
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Spain warns Argentina over oil company

Spain warns Argentina over oil company | Patterns in resource consumption | Scoop.it
Row brews between Spain and Argentina over the nationalisation of oil company YPF.
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Argentina Energy Data, Statistics and Analysis - Oil, Gas, Electricity, Coal

Examine the global patterns and trends in the production
and consumption of oil.

Examine the geopolitical and environmental impacts
of these changes in patterns and trends. Examine the
changing importance of other energy sources.

 

Conservation strategies Discuss the reduction of resource consumption by conservation, waste reduction, recycling and substitution.
Evaluate a strategy at a local or national scale aimed at
reducing the consumption of one resource.

 

Argentina Energy Data, Statistics and Analysis - Oil, Gas, Electricity, Coal...

 

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BBC NEWS | Programmes | Newsnight | A coal-dependent future?

BBC NEWS | Programmes | Newsnight | A coal-dependent future? | Patterns in resource consumption | Scoop.it

Conservation strategies Discuss the reduction of resource consumption by conservation, waste reduction, recycling and substitution.
Evaluate a strategy at a local or national scale aimed at
reducing the consumption of one resource.

 

The problems with China's dependency on coal

 

What might a coal-dependent future for China mean to the environment?

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Yale Environment 360: Oxfam Ranks Food Giants on Sourcing and Environmental Policies

Yale Environment 360: Oxfam Ranks Food Giants on Sourcing and Environmental Policies | Patterns in resource consumption | Scoop.it

The group Oxfam has published an online scorecard assessing the agricultural sourcing of the world’s biggest food and beverage companies, rating them on factors that include water resource management, climate awareness, and transparency.

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Water resource management, food miles

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The Business of Water Management in 2012 and a Look Forward to 2013

The Business of Water Management in 2012 and a Look Forward to 2013 | Patterns in resource consumption | Scoop.it
Water resource management is a principal theme for corporate sustainability. Water management is a key issue for global sustainability and and human rights

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Water sensitive design: integrating water with urban planning

Water sensitive design: integrating water with urban planning | Patterns in resource consumption | Scoop.it

Water has become a risk rather than an opportunity in our cities and that must change.


At Ecobuild, Professor Tony Wong, chief executive of the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities, spoke about the steady progression up the agenda of water sensitive urban design (WSUD) in Australia. Successive years of flooding and some of the worst droughts in history have threatened the health and wellbeing of the population and nearly brought industry grinding to a halt, prompting the government to think differently about water.

A new report published in March reinterprets the WSUD concept and its concludes: for too long, we have been designing water out of our cities when we should have been designing it in.


For example, sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) – the creation of ponds, wetlands, swales and basins that mimic natural drainage – can be a cost-effective way to prevent surface flooding while creating valuable public amenities. But we need to go further and join the dots between flood risk management and water resource management, and put water at the heart of discussions about what makes places great to live...


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The ultimate climate change FAQ | Environment | The Guardian

The ultimate climate change FAQ | Environment | The Guardian | Patterns in resource consumption | Scoop.it
Facts and resources about climate change, covering science, politics and economics
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frequently asked questions on global warming issues, The Guardian newspaper. Patterns in environmental quality

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Exceptional 2012 Greenland Ice Melt Caused By Jet Stream Changes That May Be Driven By Global Warming

Exceptional 2012 Greenland Ice Melt Caused By Jet Stream Changes That May Be Driven By Global Warming | Patterns in resource consumption | Scoop.it
New research finds that “unusual changes in atmospheric jet stream circulation caused the exceptional surface melt of the Greenland Ice Sheet (GrIS) in summer 2012.” Prof.

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Infographic: Sea Level Rise and Global Warming | UCSUSA

Infographic: Sea Level Rise and Global Warming | UCSUSA | Patterns in resource consumption | Scoop.it
Sea level is rising -- and at an accelerating rate -- largely in response to global warming.

Via Beth Dichter
Keith Thorogood's insight:

What is causing the sea level to rise? Where are the "hot spots" where the sea will rise the fastest? How quickly is land ice melting? 

These and many other questions related to sea level rise and global warming are shared in this infographic created by the Union of Concerned Scientists. There are also links to two additional resources. One is called "Causes of Sea Level Rise: What the Science Tells Us" and the other discusses the methodology and assumptions made in the creation of the infographic. It is also possible to download the infographic in sections. There are four facts discussed in the infographic:

* Global average sea level rise has increased 8 inches since 1880...

* Global warming is the primary cause of sea level rise.

* Sea level rise is accelerating.

* The choices we make today will determine how high sea level rises this century, how fast it occurs, and how much time we have to protect our communities

more...
Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 7, 2013 10:56 PM

What is causing the sea level to rise? Where are the "hot spots" where the sea will rise the fastest? How quickly is land ice melting? 

These and many other questions related to sea level rise and global warming are shared in this infographic created by the Union of Concerned Scientists. There are also links to two additional resources. One is called "Causes of Sea Level Rise: What the Science Tells Us" and the other discusses the methodology and assumptions made in the creation of the infographic. It is also possible to download the infographic in sections. There are four facts discussed in the infographic:

* Global average sea level rise has increased 8 inches since 1880...

* Global warming is the primary cause of sea level rise.

* Sea level rise is accelerating.

* The choices we make today will determine how high sea level rises this century, how fast it occurs, and how much time we have to protect our communities.

Vloasis's curator insight, June 8, 2013 3:48 AM

Projections will vary on this, but it doesn't take a general consensus to see that it's happening.

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The Continuing Collapse of the Global Warming Hoax

The Continuing Collapse of the Global Warming Hoax | Patterns in resource consumption | Scoop.it
While the nation tries to come to grips with the cascade of scandals involving the Obama administration, a significant phenomenon has been occurring. It is the demise of the global warming/climate ...

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New York's 'Food Recycling' Program Could Be The Future Of Waste And Energy - ThinkProgress

New York's 'Food Recycling' Program Could Be The Future Of Waste And Energy - ThinkProgress | Patterns in resource consumption | Scoop.it
New York's 'Food Recycling' Program Could Be The Future Of Waste And Energy ThinkProgress The new “food recycling” program will call for the construction of a composting facility in the New York region to take 100,000 tons of food waste a year —...
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Berkeley Schools Make Commitment to Recycling After Lagging Behind - KQED (blog)

Berkeley Schools Make Commitment to Recycling After Lagging Behind - KQED (blog) | Patterns in resource consumption | Scoop.it
KQED (blog) Berkeley Schools Make Commitment to Recycling After Lagging Behind KQED (blog) According to Deborah Moore, executive director of Green Schools Initiative, recycling and composting not only are good for reducing landfill and greenhouse...
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Migration Argentina.pdf

Facts and figures on: Migration percentages in and out/ skilled and unskilled.

Remittances etc. Very good source for figures to build into your essay.

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Plan B Updates - 96: Cancer Now Leading Cause of Death in China | EPI

Plan B Updates - 96: Cancer Now Leading Cause of Death in China | EPI | Patterns in resource consumption | Scoop.it

Check out paragraphs 4 and 5 for an environmental reason for coal substitution.

 

Discuss the reduction of resource consumption by
conservation, waste reduction, recycling and substitution.
Evaluate a strategy at a local or national scale aimed at
reducing the consumption of one resource.

 

Examine the factors affecting access to safe drinking water.

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Will Coal Power Use Up China's Water?

Conservation strategies Discuss the reduction of resource consumption by conservation, waste reduction, recycling and substitution.
Evaluate a strategy at a local or national scale aimed at
reducing the consumption of one resource.

 

Coal generates 70% of China's power at present - but at what costs to the environment; ecosystems, soils, he atmoshpere - climate change, desertification, trivers, the water table and ground water

 

The economic initiative known as China's 12th 5-year plan may not be as plausible as policy makers would like to think in regards to energy resources. A repo...

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