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Nike, Starbucks: Betting against climate scientists is ‘false hope’ - The Hill's E2-Wire

Nike, Starbucks: Betting against climate scientists is ‘false hope’ - The Hill's E2-Wire | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A corporate coalition that includes big clothing and food companies says confronting global warming is a big economic opportunity for the U. S.
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Human domination of the biosphere: Rapid discharge of the earth-space battery foretells the future of humankind

Human domination of the biosphere: Rapid discharge of the earth-space battery foretells the future of humankind | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Earth is a chemical battery where, over evolutionary time with a trickle-charge of photosynthesis using solar energy, billions of tons of living biomass were stored in forests and other ecosystems and in vast reserves of fossil fuels. In just the last few hundred years, humans extracted exploitable energy from these living and fossilized biomass fuels to build the modern industrial-technological-informational economy, to grow our population to more than 7 billion, and to transform the biogeochemical cycles and biodiversity of the earth. This rapid discharge of the earth’s store of organic energy fuels the human domination of the biosphere, including conversion of natural habitats to agricultural fields and the resulting loss of native species, emission of carbon dioxide and the resulting climate and sea level change, and use of supplemental nuclear, hydro, wind, and solar energy sources. The laws of thermodynamics governing the trickle-charge and rapid discharge of the earth’s battery are universal and absolute; the earth is only temporarily poised a quantifiable distance from the thermodynamic equilibrium of outer space. Although this distance from equilibrium is comprised of all energy types, most critical for humans is the store of living biomass. With the rapid depletion of this chemical energy, the earth is shifting back toward the inhospitable equilibrium of outer space with fundamental ramifications for the biosphere and humanity. Because there is no substitute or replacement energy for living biomass, the remaining distance from equilibrium that will be required to support human life is unknown.

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Basu: Why climate change is a woman’s issue

Basu: Why climate change is a woman’s issue | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Empowerment connects to the environment.

As extreme climate events dominate the news, the impact from landslides, hurricanes and floods is felt most heavily in the developing world. And as the ones most often responsible for farming and feeding families, women have a special stake. When there is less food, they are expected to go without, yet they are often denied input into how the land is used.

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Bill Nye Reading Mean Tweets Says Everything About Climate Change Deniers

Bill Nye Reading Mean Tweets Says Everything About Climate Change Deniers | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Science Guy has a lot of haters.
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Apple, Goldman Among Firms in $140 Billion Climate Pledge

Apple, Goldman Among Firms in $140 Billion Climate Pledge | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The commitments are being announced as President Obama is looking to build momentum toward a legacy-defining global climate accord in Paris.
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Alaska’s terrifying wildfire season and what it says about climate change

Alaska’s terrifying wildfire season and what it says about climate change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The fires are just the latest indicator of a climatic transformation that is remaking the state — its forests, its coasts, its glaciers, and perhaps most of all, the frozen ground beneath — more than any other in America.
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As we prepare for the UN climate talks, a look at what’s changed since Copenhagen

As we prepare for the UN climate talks, a look at what’s changed since Copenhagen | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Is the world better suited for an agreement than it was in 2009?
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Scientists fear toxic algae bloom spreading on Pacific coast | Al Jazeera America

Scientists fear toxic algae bloom spreading on Pacific coast | Al Jazeera America | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Stretching from southern California to Alaska, this year’s blooms thought to be the largest ever recorded
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A Brief History of Basic Income Ideas

A Brief History of Basic Income Ideas | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

In Thomas More’s Utopia, published in Louvain in 1516, the Portuguese traveller Raphael Nonsenso, walking on the central square of the City of Antwerp, narrates a conversation he says he had with John Morton, the Archbishop of Canterbury. Such a scheme, he argued, would be a more astute way of fighting theft than sentencing thieves to death, which had the unpleasant side effect of increasing the murder rate.


No penalty on earth will stop people from stealing, if it is their only way of getting food.

It would be far more to the point to provide everyone with somne means of livelihood

 
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The Weekend Wonk: Richard Alley on Climate History and CO2

The Weekend Wonk: Richard Alley on Climate History and CO2 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Great time saver. 4.6 billion years in 25 minutes. Also great review of the main points of climate change 101 - in case you are going to a barbecue with Uncle Dittohead this weekend. Description: N...
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A Mine is a Terrible Thing: Why Coal Continues to Crash

A Mine is a Terrible Thing: Why Coal Continues to Crash | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
NRDC Switchboard: Over the past year the Big 3 of the US coal industry (Peabody Energy, Arch Coal, and Alpha Natural) have seen their combined market cap fall from $6bln to $350mln and their fundin...
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Devastating floods might be more common than we thought, study says

Devastating floods might be more common than we thought, study says | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Keep the sandbags handy. Previous flood assessments have underestimated the actual risk of dangerous floods in many parts of the country, according to a new study. By looking back at the historical weather records, researchers have found an important synergy between two flood risk factors in coastal zones that has often gone overlooked.
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Health gains lost to climate change | The Japan Times

Health gains lost to climate change | The Japan Times | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
All of the impressive scientific and medical gains of modern civilization are in danger of being lost because of the effects of climate change and environmental degradation.
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Atlantis awaits: melting ice and rising water for coastal cities

Atlantis awaits: melting ice and rising water for coastal cities | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Our civilization is built on coastlines. Oceans were the first grocery stores, providing easy protein for early humans who learned to fish and gather shellfish and seaweed. Oceans were the first highways, enabling early exploration, commerce and migration. Oceans remain vital sources of food and trade, even as societies have grown and advanced. That's why three-fourths of the world's major cities are located on coasts.
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Salt water increasingly attacks Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

Salt water increasingly attacks Vietnam’s Mekong Delta | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

The Mekong Delta, Vietnam’s biggest granary, home to a widespread network of rivers and canals, has been threatened by the rising level of salt water flowing into rice fields and farms.

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Where the GOP candidates stand on global warming - The Boston Globe

Where the GOP candidates stand on global warming - The Boston Globe | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Most of the 17 Republicans running for president are skeptical about climate change caused by humans.
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40 percent of adults on Earth have never heard of climate change

40 percent of adults on Earth have never heard of climate change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Worldwide, levels of education are a top factor predicting how people think about climate change.
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Climate models are even more accurate than you thought | Dana Nuccitelli

Climate models are even more accurate than you thought | Dana Nuccitelli | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Dana Nuccitelli: The difference between modeled and observed global surface temperature changes is 38% smaller than previously thought
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Major Environmental Group Endorses Bernie Sanders’ 2016 Bid

Major Environmental Group Endorses Bernie Sanders’ 2016 Bid | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Friends of the Earth Action endorsed Sanders in New Hampshire.
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Probiotic Intervention Affects Mood

Probiotic Intervention Affects Mood | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As such, the probiotic intervention could be looked upon as representing an actual medical treatment. Imagine that, giving bacteria to treat mood disorders!
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We Are All Confident Idiots

We Are All Confident Idiots | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The trouble with ignorance is that it feels so much like expertise. A leading researcher on the psychology of human wrongness sets us straight.
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Renewable Energy Emerging Global Juggernaut

Renewable Energy Emerging Global Juggernaut | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Orlando Sentinel:  Orlando's electricity provider struck a deal this week for solar energy that will cost less than energy from the utility's coal and natural-gas plants. "We really are at a tippin...
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Iran Heat Index hits 165

Iran Heat Index hits 165 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Unfortunately, It's Not a Dry Heat. Jason Samenow for Capital Weather Gang: Wherever you live or happen to travel to, never complain about the heat and humidity again. In the city of Bandar Mahshah...
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Fumes from Iowa hog-manure pit kill father and son

Fumes from Iowa hog-manure pit kill father and son | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
It's the second time this has happened this month.
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'Brain-eating amoeba' found in water supply near New Orleans - BBC News

'Brain-eating amoeba' found in water supply near New Orleans - BBC News | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
US health officials confirm the presence of a 'brain-eating' amoeba in the water supply of several communities near New Orleans.
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