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George Monbiot – Out of Steam

George Monbiot – Out of Steam | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Nuclear power seems to have stalled. So what happens now? By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian, 5th February 2013 Is this the end? According to the Green MP Caroline Lucas, new nuclear power in this country has been “completely derailed”(1).
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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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David Collet's curator insight, August 2, 8:26 PM

A thoughtfull read.

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Terrifying NASA Video Shows How Carbon Emissions Are Engulfing the World

The time-lapse movie lets you see for the first time what climate change really looks like.
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Clearing the Air with a Sino-U.S. Climate Pact -

Clearing the Air with a Sino-U.S. Climate Pact - | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
China's climate talks chief Xie Zhenhua describes the consensus reached and future goals of a major greenhouse-gas agreement
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Federal Judge Blocks Review Of Alaska Mine’s Impact On Salmon

Federal Judge Blocks Review Of Alaska Mine’s Impact On Salmon | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A federal judge has dealt a procedural blow to the EPA's efforts to protecting a remote part of Alaska from the impact of what could be the largest copper and cold mine in North America
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Piketty : 'Taxer le patrimoine ne tuerait pas l'esprit d'entreprise'

Piketty : 'Taxer le patrimoine ne tuerait pas l'esprit d'entreprise' | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Thomas Piketty plaide en faveur de l’impôt sur la fortune. Pas pour enquiquiner les capitalistes, mais justement pour éviter le déraillement du système. 'Le capital au XXIe siècle', la brique publiée par l'économiste sur les inégalités, est un des livres à succès de 2014. Rencontre avec la rock star de l'économie la plus controversée de la planète.

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Le ciment écologique anti-CO2

Le ciment écologique anti-CO2 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

L’industrie du bâtiment compte parmi les principales sources d’émission de gaz à effet de serre. A elle seule, la production de ciment est responsable de 5% du CO2 rejeté dans l’atmosphère. Alors, pour faire face à ces données désastreuses, certains lancent une contre-offensive et passent à la construction écologique. Zoom sur les alternatives écologiques pour la création du ciment.

 

Via Hubert MESSMER @Zehub on Twitter, Aquitaine decroissance
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Un rifugio per pastori diventa casa per le vacanze

Un rifugio per pastori diventa casa per le vacanze | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Tecnologie per l’architettura sostenibile, progetti, consigli e materiali per progettare la bioarchitettura.

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Les maires invités à redoubler d'énergie pour le climat

Les maires invités à redoubler d'énergie pour le climat | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Un an avant la conférence mondiale pour le climat qui se tiendra à Paris en décembre 2015, Nicolas Hulot, envoyé spécial du président de la République, a appelé les maires à poursuivre leurs efforts

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Bosco Verticale: un grattacielo urbano sostenibile - Different Design

Bosco Verticale: un grattacielo urbano sostenibile - Different Design | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Bosco Verticale è un edificio residenziale sostenibile che valorizza il verde e la biodiversità nel contesto urbano, migliorando estetica e qualità di vita

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Pollution des océans : un Néerlandais de 20 ans récompensé par les Nations unies

Pollution des océans : un Néerlandais de 20 ans récompensé par les Nations unies | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

À tout juste 20 ans, le Néerlandais Boyan Slat vient d’être primé par le Programme des Nations unies pour l’environnement (PNUE) pour un projet de lutte contre les débris plastique dans les océans. Le fondateur du projet The Ocean Clean-up (le nettoyage de l’océan) devient ainsi le plus jeune lauréat du prix Champions de la Terre.

 


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Le prix bas du pétrole pose la question de la soutenabilité de la stratégie énergétique européenne

Le prix bas du pétrole pose la question de la soutenabilité de la stratégie énergétique européenne | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
C'est dans un contexte tendu que se réuniront à Vienne, le 27 novembre, les pays exportateurs de pétrole. Alors qu'il stagnait depuis trois ans autour de 100 dollars le baril, le prix du pétrole a chuté en deçà de 80$. Retour sur les raisons, les enjeux et les conséquences d'une telle situation.

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Les oiseaux communs ne sont pas épargnés en Rhône-Alpes - LPO Coordination Rhône-Alpes

Les oiseaux communs ne sont pas épargnés en Rhône-Alpes - LPO Coordination Rhône-Alpes | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Une étude européenne démontrait récemment que plus d'un cinquième des oiseaux européens avaient disparu. En France, et notamment en Rhône-Alpes, les (...)

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oliviersc's curator insight, November 26, 11:34 AM

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Predicting Travel Patterns in Future Disasters

Predicting Travel Patterns in Future Disasters | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Researchers hope mobility data gleaned from Twitter during Hurricane Sandy can eventually help boost New York City's resilience.

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Soon you can drive the cool electric car from 'Iron Man'

Soon you can drive the cool electric car from 'Iron Man' | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Audi’s R8 e-tron sports car is finally a reality — with almost 300 miles on a charge.
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6 Graphs Explain the World’s Top 10 Emitters | World Resources Institute

6 Graphs Explain the World’s Top 10 Emitters | World Resources Institute | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Recent data reveals only 10 countries produce around 70 percent of global GHG emissions.

Here's a closer look at these top 10 emitters—based on our Climate Analysis Indicators Tool.
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Solar Energy's Popularity Increases As Rooftop Panels Get Less Expensive

Solar energy is now competitive with the cost of power generated by coal, oil and natural gas. David Greene talks to Eric Wesoff of Greentech Media, a trade journal covering alternative technology.
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Bangladesh farmers turn back the clock to combat climate stresses

Bangladesh farmers turn back the clock to combat climate stresses | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Indigenous varieties of rice are making a comeback in Bangladesh
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The 2014 GOOD City Index

The 2014 GOOD City Index | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
GOOD's annual breakdown of the most inspiring cities in the world.

'The heartbeat of a city is a difficult thing to measure. Some, like physicists Geoffrey West and Luis Bettencourt, say you can measure a city by the precise pace at which its citizens walk. Others think a city’s true worth lies in the cost of its housing, or the growth of its population, or the fiscal outlook of its property developers. At GOOD, we believe that a city’s heartbeat is best measured in “possibility”—the pervading sense that though a place may be far from perfect, its citizens are taking a bold stake in its future through a mixture of creativity, hustle, and civic engagement.'


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5 % de la population est victime des maladies environnementales émergentes

5 % de la population est victime des maladies environnementales émergentes | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

La part de responsabilité de la pollution environnementale dans l’épidémie de maladies chroniques comme le cancer ou le diabète est reconnue. Mais aujourd’hui, l’alerte porte sur l’apparition de maladies neurologiques ou immunitaires causées par l’exposition aux polluants tels que produits toxiques, champs électromagnétiques, etc. Ces "maladies environnementales émergentes" touchent 5 % de la population, selon le Réseau environnement santé. Avec des conséquences sur la santé très invalidantes, tandis que les instances de santé publique semblent les négliger.


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Concernant les causes de ces maladies, les chercheurs sont unanimes: la transformation de notre environnement. Nous sommes exposés à des dizaines de milliers de produits toxiques, à des champs électromagnétiques plus d’un million de fois plus élevés que dans les années 1960… Autant de facteurs qui sont responsables chez certains individus de dysfonctionnements neurologiques ou immunitaires.

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En Savoie, des chercheurs étudient les effets de l'utilisation des pesticides en domaine viticole

En Savoie, des chercheurs étudient les effets de l'utilisation des pesticides en domaine viticole | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
L'utilisation des pesticides en agriculture et ses conséquences à long terme sur l'environnement sont encore peu étudiés. Des chercheurs de l'Université Savoie Mont-Blanc étudient donc la terre pour savoir où ces pesticides sont passés. ...

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SUR LES COLOCS DU JARDIN

From www.techno-science.net - November 16, 10:53 PM :

→  Pesticides : bannis, ils resurgissent du passé


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#Climate fixes 'could harm billions', really? Who decides what is good? #tech #people #Earth

#Climate fixes 'could harm billions', really?  Who decides what is good? #tech #people #Earth | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Schemes to tackle climate change could prove disastrous for billions of people, but might be required for the good of the planet, scientists say.

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Impossible : un vélo électrique et pliable ultra-compact

Impossible : un vélo électrique et pliable ultra-compact | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Il se conduit plus ou moins comme une trottinette mais c’est bel et bien un vélo. Conçu par Impossible Technology, une firme chinoise, ce vélo électrique totalement pliable peut tenir dans un sac. Design compact et épuré au possible pour cet ovni à deux roues qui ne possède presque aucune des caractéristiques des vélos traditionnels.

 


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New Technology for Steam Turbine Power Plants Increases Efficiency While Reducing CO2 Emissions

New Technology for Steam Turbine Power Plants Increases Efficiency While Reducing CO2 Emissions | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Today's net carbon emitters could cut fossil fuel energy requirements in half and reduce emissions by half as well if material adopted.

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Avoiding ecosystem collapse: Experts Weigh in

Avoiding ecosystem collapse: Experts Weigh in | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
From coral reefs to prairie grasslands, some of the world's most iconic habitats are susceptible to sudden collapse due to seemingly minor events. A classic example: the decimation of kelp forests when a decline of otter predation unleashes urchin population explosions. Three studies hold the promise of helping resource managers predict, avoid, and reverse the tipping points that lead to degraded habitats, economic losses, and social upheaval.

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Gross national happiness in Bhutan: the big idea from a tiny state that could change the world

Gross national happiness in Bhutan: the big idea from a tiny state that could change the world | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Bhutan measures prosperity by gauging its citizens' happiness levels, not the GDP. Now its ideas are attracting interest at the UN climate change conference in Doha

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Nuno Gaspar de Oliveira's curator insight, November 26, 1:49 PM

Bhutan's principles have been set in policy through the gross national happiness index, based on equitable social development, cultural preservation, conservation of the environment and promotion of good governance.

 
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Climat: les régions se mobilisent pour un accord mondial en 2015

Deux rencontres internationales réunissant collectivités locales et acteurs privés seront organisées en France en 2015 afin d'oeuvrer à un accord mondial sur le climat, a indiqué mercredi l'Association des Régions de France (ARF), qui se veulent actrices de premier plan dans la lutte contre le réchauffement climatique.

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