NOAA scientists have developed a new high-resolution climate model that shows southwestern Australia's long-term decline in fall and winter rainfall is caused by increases in manmade greenhouse gas emissions and ozone depletion, according to research published today in Nature Geoscience.
Common Dreams, December 4, 2013 HUMANITY WHOLLY UNPREPARED FOR ABRUPT CLIMATE IMPACTS, WARNS REPORT : 'The pace of change is orders of magnitude higher than what species have experienced in the last tens of millions of years.'
Those are at least two of the takeaways from a new report released by scientists in the National Academy of Sciences on December 3, 2013 which says the sudden impacts of climate change this century and beyond are inevitable but warn that far too little has been done to prepare for them.
CHINA'S DEAD HOG SCANDAL IS GROSS - BUT SO ARE THE HOG FECES IN THE US WATERWAYS http://sco.lt/5J0QEr
+++++ WATCH: "A RIVER OF WASTE " Beginning with a history of the American food system, River of Waste shows its evolution to large-scale corporate farms where pollution and use of growth hormones threaten both individual health and the future of our planet http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/river-waste/
There is so much we know about our world already, but there’s still so much we haven’t yet explored. The planet we live on is a mysterious place, where geography and climate conditions can turn parts of earth into some of the most alien and amazing looking places: from bizarre rock... http://dashburst.com/surreal-places-on-earth/
VIDEO - Maastricht University ▶ **** CULTURED BEEF: The world faces critical food shortages in the near future as demand for meat is expected to increase by more than two-thirds, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Cultured Beef represents the crucial first step in finding a sustainable alternative to meat production.... http://culturedbeef.net/home/
USA PESTICIDE APPROVAL PROCESS "GRIEVOUSLY FLAWED"
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a key government regulator, may have been haphazardly approving thousands of pesticides for decades, some of which pose risks to both human and environmental health.
GMO GENE GIANTS STOCKPILING PATENTS ON LIFE Nagoya, Japan -- Under the guise of developing “climate-ready” crops, the world’s largest seed and agrochemical corporations are filing hundreds of sweeping, multi-genome patents in a bid to control the world’s plant biomass, according to a report released by ETC Group http://www.etcgroup.org/fr/node/5220
>>>EXCELLENT READ: "GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS: PROMISES, PERILS, AND THE NEED FOR PUBLIC POLICY" - This booklet will be helpful for understanding biotechnology issues and for guidance on engaging these issues at the level of public policy for the common good. - (QuakerBooks US$9.00) http://www.quakerbooks.org/genetically_modified_crops.php