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Humans have already set in motion 69 feet of sea-level rise

Humans have already set in motion 69 feet of sea-level rise | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Glaciologist Jason Box describes a post-warming world that you won’t even be able to recognize.
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Stupidity Is Not A Valid Defense For Us - The Automatic Earth

Stupidity Is Not A Valid Defense For Us - The Automatic Earth | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

If we can't plead stupidity, what else is there? How do we live with ourselves? Is it all the stuff we buy that manages to numb our brains and consciences?

 

When I see a headline like this one at Bloomberg today, World Needs Record Saudi Oil Supply as OPEC Convenes, there’s just one thought that pops into my head: what the world needs is for us to stop doing this thing we’re doing. Even apart from peak oil concerns, it’s obvious we’re going to run out at some point or another, and it doesn’t matter whether that’s tomorrow or at some other point in the future, though we do know it’s not going to take another 100 years, or even 50.

 

And nothing will ever take the place of oil; once those unique carbons are gone, that’s it, we’ll have to find a completely different way of running our societies, and if we’re not smart enough to prepare for that beforehand, we’ll be cats fighting in a sack and use the last scraps to kill off each other. And our legacy won’t be the Greek thinkers and Picasso and Dostoyevsky and Walt Whitman and Maria Callas, since there won’t be the means for our children anymore to share what makes man great between them. Our main legacy will instead be bloodshed, we will have gone the exact same path that any non-thinking or even primitive organism would have taken, who don’t have opera or philosophy or poetry to their name.

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Climate Change Threatens U.S. National Parks

Climate Change Threatens U.S. National Parks | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A large percentage of the country's national parks have recently experienced extreme heat, precipitation or drought, which could hurt plant and animal species
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Hotter Heat Waves Deadly, but Cities Can Use Tricks for Cooling Off

Hotter Heat Waves Deadly, but Cities Can Use Tricks for Cooling Off | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Cities can combat the urban heat island effect under global warming with trees, white roofs and other fixes
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Air Pollution's Impact on Cancer Is "Grossly Underestimated"

Air Pollution's Impact on Cancer Is "Grossly Underestimated" | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Carcinogens are all around us, so scientists are broadening their ideas of environmental risk
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Through the Anthropocene Looking Glass | Oscillator, Scientific American Blog Network

Through the Anthropocene Looking Glass | Oscillator, Scientific American Blog Network | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

There’s no doubt that humans have drastically changed the Earth. The global scale impacts of humans on the environment has led many scientists, scholars, and environmentalists to use the term Anthropocene to describe our present geological period. The term is currently in widespread — though still informal — use, and scientists are actively debating whether we can officially say that we live in the “Human Age” and if we do, when exactly it started.

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Scalloped Hammerheads Become First Shark Species on the U.S. Endangered Species List

Scalloped Hammerheads Become First Shark Species on the U.S. Endangered Species List | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Two distinct population segments are now listed as threatened and two are listed as endangered by the National Marine Fisheries Service
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Racing Toward Total Extinction | Exposing the chemtrail-geoengineering coverup

Racing Toward Total Extinction  |   Exposing the chemtrail-geoengineering coverup | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

While billions around the globe still occupy their time with completely meaningless distractions and entertainments, life on Earth is literally imploding. The level of mainstream media spin and omission in regard to what is unfolding is difficult to comprehend. The general public is all too willing to accept the factless facade that is fed to them day in and day out while life on Earth disintegrates around us all. Our collective future quite literally now rely on those that are awake and willing to help sound the alarm. Standing still and complaining to others about the converging catastrophes will not help our situation. We must all learn to effectively reach out to all the groups, organizations, and individuals that are still oblivious to the immediate peril we face. Every single day matters.

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Australian Senate delays carbon tax repeal

Australian Senate delays carbon tax repeal | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Mining magnate's party wants legislation to guarantee savings will be passed onto consumers
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Seeing Climate Change From Space: NASA Creates Image-Based iPad App

Seeing Climate Change From Space: NASA Creates Image-Based iPad App | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The unique, global perspective we get from space can help us see just how small, fragile and interconnected our planet
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One Year After Hiring Former EPA Head, Apple Releases Impressive Environmental Report

One Year After Hiring Former EPA Head, Apple Releases Impressive Environmental Report | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
When you hire a former head of the EPA to oversee environmental issues, you expect results.
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UN drops plan to charge for events at climate talks

UN drops plan to charge for events at climate talks | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
After an outcry that a $1,000-per-event fee would exclude the voices of the poor, UN climate secretariat backs down
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The Weird And Wonderful World Of Indoor Farming

The Weird And Wonderful World Of Indoor Farming | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Imagine walking into a grocery store, walking to the back, and plucking your tomatoes right off the vine.
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Dans l'Inde rurale, le revenu de base change les vies

Dans l'Inde rurale, le revenu de base change les vies | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Une expérience de versement d’un revenu de base modeste aux habitants de certains villages les plus pauvres de l’Inde a transformé leurs vies. Cela pourrait fournir un programme anti-pauvreté efficace pour tous les pauvres de l’Inde. Mais quelle sera la réaction du gouvernement de Narendra Modi ?


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Canada Struggles with Melting Permafrost as Climate Warms

Canada Struggles with Melting Permafrost as Climate Warms | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Warming temperatures in the Great White North are melting important ice roads and heating waterways beyond optimal temperatures for some fish
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Global Warming Requires a More Frequent Rethink of "Normal" Weather: U.N.

Global Warming Requires a More Frequent Rethink of "Normal" Weather: U.N. | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

 The baseline for "normal" weather used by everyone from farmers to governments to plan ahead needs to be updated more frequently to account for the big shifts caused by global warming, the U.N.'s World Meteorological Organization said on Wednesday.

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Why Is Namibia Killing Its Rare Desert Elephants? | Extinction Countdown, Scientific American Blog Network

Why Is Namibia Killing Its Rare Desert Elephants? | Extinction Countdown, Scientific American Blog Network | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
On Saturday, June 21 one of the Republic of Namibia's rare desert elephants was felled by a hunter's rifle. Unlike most of the other elephants that ...
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Protect Our Drinking Water [Editorial]

Protect Our Drinking Water [Editorial] | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Recent spills show that tougher rules are needed to protect water supplies
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Clean Energy to Stave Off Catastrophic Climate Change Possible by 2050, Barely

Clean Energy to Stave Off Catastrophic Climate Change Possible by 2050, Barely | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The world is not on track to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius but can still hold that line with tremendous effort
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Drinking from the Toilet

Drinking from the Toilet | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Treated sewage could be the safest, most environmentally sound source of tap water yet—if we can get over the yuck factor
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China to Struggle to Cut Carbon to Safe Levels: UN Study

China may struggle to cut carbon emissions to levels that prevent the worst effects of global warming, a United Nations study of 15 major emitters showed.
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No False Choices: To Preserve A Livable Climate, We Need To Slash Both CO2 And Methane ASAP

No False Choices: To Preserve A Livable Climate, We Need To Slash Both CO2 And Methane ASAP | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
It is a false choice that we must choose between cutting CO2 (the biggest long-term threat to the climate) and super pollutants like methane (that are far more potent at trapping heat in the shorter term). We must do both to sustain a livable climate.
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Cool roofs offer a salve for hot cities -- and the climate, too

Cool roofs offer a salve for hot cities -- and the climate, too | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Want to cut your air conditioning costs, save people from getting sick, and slow global warming at the same time? Grab a bucket of white paint.
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Missouri Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Halt All EPA Regulations

Missouri Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Halt All EPA Regulations | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The next day, something fell during asbestos abatement work at the Capitol, prompting the closure of the House side of the building and testing by hazardous material response teams and Environmental Protection Agency investigators.
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Now a Canadian Tar Sands Pipeline Threatens Endangered Whales

Now a Canadian Tar Sands Pipeline Threatens Endangered Whales | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Environmentalists are fighting plans to send an armada of oil tankers through whale feeding grounds.
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US signs climate change deal with China to promote renewable energy - Blue and Green Tomorrow

US signs climate change deal with China to promote renewable energy - Blue and Green Tomorrow | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

The US and China have signed eight environmental energy pacts that will cut greenhouse gas emissions between the world’s two largest carbon emitters.

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Fungus Cripples Coffee Production Across Central America

Fungus Cripples Coffee Production Across Central America | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A plant-choking fungus called coffee rust has hurt farmers and sent economic damages rippling through local communities.

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