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Opinion: Record snow in a warming world? The science is clear — The Daily Climate

Opinion: Record snow in a warming world? The science is clear — The Daily Climate | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
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Stephane Bilodeau's curator insight, February 9, 2013 6:15 PM

"The science behind this is clear: Warmer temperatures cause more water to evaporate into the atmosphere, and warmer air holds more water than cooler air. The air's "water-holding capacity," in fact, rises about 7 percent with each Celsius degree of warming. This results in air that becomes super-saturated with water, often bringing drenching rainfall followed by flooding or – if it is cold enough – heavy and intense snowfall. "

 

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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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Obama to Pledge $3 Billion for International "Green" Fund

Obama to Pledge $3 Billion for International "Green" Fund | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama on Friday will announce a $3 billion U.S. contribution to the green climate fund, an international effort to help poor countries cope with the effects of climate change, according to an administration official.
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Three Reasons Oncor’s Energy Storage Proposal Is a Game Changer | Plugged In, Scientific American Blog Network

Three Reasons Oncor’s Energy Storage Proposal Is a Game Changer | Plugged In, Scientific American Blog Network | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Early last week, Texas transmission and distribution company Oncor announced a proposal to install 5,000 megawatts of battery energy storage on the Texas grid. The words ...
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World Population Will Soar Higher Than Predicted

World Population Will Soar Higher Than Predicted | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
World population will hit nearly 11 billion by 2100
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How Do We Make Batteries More Powerful, Cheaper and Safer?

How Do We Make Batteries More Powerful, Cheaper and Safer? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Future technologies demand batteries that do more work but run cool, so a major new push has begun to remake them. Patent pioneer Esther Takeuchi explains how
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Solar Roadways Take Baby Steps

Solar Roadways Take Baby Steps | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Dutch cyclists can now pedal a path paved with solar panels. Larry Greenemeier reports
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7 Solutions to Climate Change Happening Now

7 Solutions to Climate Change Happening Now | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Even as the world continues to spew more carbon pollution, change has begun—and is accelerating
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Interest rates may stay low for years: RBA

Interest rates may stay low for years: RBA | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Reserve Bank of Australia governor Glenn Stevens indicated that interest rates may need to stay low for years because of the weak economy but warned this would only be possible if property prices are kept in check.
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Bank of Japan meets as economic slump, tax delay cast doubt over outlook

Bank of Japan meets as economic slump, tax delay cast doubt over outlook | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
TOKYO (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan is expected to hold policy steady when its two-day meeting ends on Wednesday, but what it has to say about the country's slide into recession may unsettle markets already
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World Parks Congress aims to protect a third of oceans in marine parks – News – ABC Environment (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

World Parks Congress aims to protect a third of oceans in marine parks – News – ABC Environment (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The once-a-decade World Parks Congress concluded in Sydney with a new target to reserve 30 per cent of the world's marine areas in parks where fishing is banned.
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House takes up Lamar Smith’s ‘secret science’ bill; EBJ slams ‘insidious’ attack on EPA

House takes up Lamar Smith’s ‘secret science’ bill; EBJ slams ‘insidious’ attack on EPA | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Update: The House passed the bill at 3:23 p.m. EST., 237 to 190. The House rejected two Democratic amendments, one by Rep. Joseph Kennedy of Massachusetts, which would have allowed…
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Congress holds hearing on algae contamination of Lake Erie drinking water

Congress holds hearing on algae contamination of Lake Erie drinking water | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A Lake Erie algae outbreak this summer that rendered Toledo area tap water undrinkable spurred a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on Wednesday to examine what's being done to address problems.
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Should American Wood Fuel European Power?

Should American Wood Fuel European Power? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Growth of wood-fueled power generation in Europe spurs protests from Southern environmentalists in the U.S.
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How the U.S. Can Adapt to Climate Change

How the U.S. Can Adapt to Climate Change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
It's too late to prevent all the effects of global warming so cities and other areas will have to be resilient
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Wildlife Crime? There's an App for That

Wildlife Crime? There's an App for That | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new tool may help officials crack down on the illegal wildlife trade. David Biello reports
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Raft Ride on Tibet’s Powerful Rivers Reveals Regional Meltdown

Raft Ride on Tibet’s Powerful Rivers Reveals Regional Meltdown | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Journalist Michael Buckley moves beyond the genocide in Tibet to report on the “ecocide” occurring in the region due to climate change, mining and dams
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World Changing Ideas 2014 | Scientific American Reports - Scientific American

World Changing Ideas 2014 | Scientific American Reports - Scientific American | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
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Green Analysts Respond to Cross-Check Concerns about Warming, War and Hawkish U.S. Policies | Cross-Check, Scientific American Blog Network

Green Analysts Respond to Cross-Check Concerns about Warming, War and Hawkish U.S. Policies | Cross-Check, Scientific American Blog Network | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
For a professional blowhard, there is no worse fate than being ignored. So I'm always—well, almost always—delighted when my posts get pushback, especially from people who ...
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Acid Maps Reveal Worst of Climate Change | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network

Acid Maps Reveal Worst of Climate Change | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Much of the change in climate change is happening to the ocean. It's not just the extra heat hiding within the waves. The seven seas also ...
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Share Your Buy Less, Live More Picture!

Share Your Buy Less, Live More Picture! | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Will you share a photo of what you do when you buy less and live more? From now through the end of December, we’re on a mission to collect pictures and stories from you -our amazing Community- doing all the glorious, delicious, and simple things that make this time of year special; the things you have time to do when you aren’t shopping.
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​Frankfurt begins first European direct settlements in Chinese yuan

​Frankfurt begins first European direct settlements in Chinese yuan | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
European companies now have the opportunity to settle trading accounts in Chinese yuan. The Bank of China in Frankfurt has become the first to operate European yuan clearing. Trading costs will be cut as there will be no dollar exchange first.
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France's flailing economy endangering the eurozone | Europe | DW.DE | 18.11.2014

France's flailing economy endangering the eurozone | Europe | DW.DE | 18.11.2014 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The French economy is stagnating, with growth only in unemployment and the national debt. It will likely only hit the EU budget deficit target in 2017. Will the debt spiral continue?
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Scientists look to reverse sea turtle's sudden decline

Scientists look to reverse sea turtle's sudden decline | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Scientific research presented on the Kemp's ridley raised the possibility that the 2010 BP oil spill, the largest in U.S. history, might have contributed to the declines of sea turtle nests in 2013 and 2014, which have alarmed scientists. [...] experts outlined other factors that may be harming the turtles, such as a die-off of the creatures the turtles eat, expanding dead zones where oxygen is so scant that almost nothing can survive, pesticide runoff and other chemicals dumped in the Gulf. S
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Ohio House passes anti-algae bill limiting manure, fertilizer on farms

COLUMBUS — The Ohio House overwhelmingly approved new restrictions on the application of manure and other fertilizers on farmland as one step to reduce harmful algae blooms on Lake Erie. The sweeping bill also would allow telecommunications
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Backyard pesticides show up increasingly in California watersheds: report

SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - Levels of a type of pesticide commonly used in backyard gardens and on farms have increased in urban and rural watersheds in California, the state said in a report released
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