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Climate Change Is Here

Climate Change Is Here | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Record heat, fading ice, and rising seas show how climate change is affecting us. But there’s new hope we can cool the planet. Here’s how.

Via Seth Dixon
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This is a very good resource on climate change. Well worth having a look:)

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Samantha VandeBunte's curator insight, October 29, 2015 10:46 PM

I think that this is an increasingly controversial topic in America today

John Puchein's curator insight, November 6, 2015 7:30 AM

This site is great to show evidence of climate change. It has various sites with videos and articles.  The interactive is organized to answer these main questions:

How do we know it’s happening?How do we fix it?How do we live with it?
Sarah Cannon's curator insight, November 25, 2015 10:15 AM

There is too much talk about helping the climate and environment. All politicians do is talk about cleaning the environment and having less pollution. Even Al Gore is big talk. I've only heard of little change. I want to see a difference. I want to see people actually doing things to help the environment. Enough talk. What should happen is a world wide clean up. Jobs should be created where people should clean in their own community. Its a simple job. Get a trash bag, get off your lazy butts, get out of the house, get a group together (who would be paid by the state) to pick trash up off the streets, beaches, trails in the woods, baseball fields, parks. This isn't hard to do. Not just one person, but if a group of people can come together and be employed by their state to clean their community, at least four days a week. There should also be a group of people, even fisherman to clean the ocean, go out and get what ever trash you can find. Using nets, and if fish are caught, throw them back in the ocean. Also, Trash Island has to be eliminated. It boggles my mind that who ever passed the law on trash being dumped into the ocean an Okay to do. Are you kidding me?? What is wrong with you? Our Earth is dying because of humanity. Also the oil spill that happened in 2012, I believe, I saw a man on the news that created a way to capture the oil floating on the surface of the ocean with a blanket like material, sure it would take a lot of those "blankets" but at least it would be helping to rid the ocean from oil. What are people thinking?? that the oil will just disappear?? Are you serious? So many people really have to open their minds. Look at what's happening you ignorant selfish fools. I will finish my rant right here.

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Dawning of the Anthropocene age

Dawning of the Anthropocene age | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Earth is entering a new epoch and this time it's not ice ages or meteorites causing it: it's one humans have helped bring about.
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This is an interesting article. It's actually the second I've read in the last few days about the 'anthropocene'. I think it is a thing now. Something I do find hard to take though, is the notion that we must save the planet. We don't. The planet will outlast humanity by a long way. Nonetheless, what is discussed in the article is worthwhile in terms of prolonging humanity's existence. 

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We've made a new Coke ad -- with a twist!

We've made a new Coke ad -- with a twist! | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Help get our new advert on air and shame Coke for crushing a popular and proven recycling scheme. Chip in today!
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Quite provocative! I wonder how Coca-Cola will react?

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Science going back to dark ages

Science going back to dark ages | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
The Prime Minister has declared war on the Australian renewable energy industry, the environment and science itself.
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This is so very sad. And frustrating. I get that Australia's current wealth/economic health is largely due to the mining industry. However, I don't get that people don't (or won't!) see that can't last forever. To cut the things mentioned in this article is just plain dumb. To quote Gough Whitlam, "it's time!" 

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When Earth is Scarred Forever

When Earth is Scarred Forever | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Our planet is covered in pockmarks so deep that they can be seen from space. Some were caused by asteroid strikes, but most are the result of human meddling. Here are some of the most incredible examples of the scarred Earth.
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This is just amazing! And not in a good way. These are some deep, deep holes in the ground! A testament to the human desire for "stuff". Very sad actually.

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Images of Earth From Above

Images of Earth From Above | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Yesterday was Earth Day, a time set aside to increase awareness of the natural environment and the impact of our collective actions
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Wow! Just wow! Some amazing images here. Great to use as starters, discussions about patterns, spatial distribution and any number of features - both natural & cultural.

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