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McDonald's Opens Its First All-Vegetarian Restaurants in India ...

McDonald's Opens Its First All-Vegetarian Restaurants in India ... | Whats going on! | Scoop.it
Why you would want to eat at McDonald's in a place with superior vegetarian food at arms reach nearly everywhere escapes me...

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i find this interesting because mcdonalds is really trying to reach the extent of trying to make everyone "happy" and eating there food so they even opened a vegetarian restaurant in india to have more people eat there.  its concerning because they keep trying to expand in over all citizen intake of food and i don't want to even think about what there cooperation is going to do over the next years trying to "improve" there business... 

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SOFLES — LIMITLESS.

Shot/Cut: Selina Miles.
Art by Sofles, Fintan Magee, Treas, Quench.
Soundtrack by DJ Butcher


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Best music clip i have seen for a long time! Amazing art work and great tunes | check more of sofles at http://instagram.com/sofles

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We're on the Brink of the Worst Drought in 1,000 Years

We're on the Brink of the Worst Drought in 1,000 Years | Whats going on! | Scoop.it

 

 ZEN MASTER, THICH NHAT HANH:

▶  ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/7Sfb6H

 

▶  MEGA DROUGHTS AHEAD: WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS COULD BEGIN IN EIGHT YEARS  http://sco.lt/9MzxpJ

 

                                                      WATCH

              CLIMATE CHANGE - A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION

SECRETARY KERRY DELIVERS POWERFUL REMARKS ON CLIMATE

                                            http://sco.lt/8JvN3Z

 

Greenfudge, February 5, 2014
▶  ONE SLICE OF PIZZA = 42 GALLONS OF WATER http://www.greenfudge.org/2014/02/05/one-slice-of-pizza-42-gallons-of-water/

 

 American Rivers, February 12, 2014

▶  RIVERS WORK BEST WHEN THEY'RE WET. The water supply system in the Colorado River Basin is near its breaking point. Despite an above normal snowpack in the Rockies, climate change and prolonged drought have sapped the once-vigorous Colorado River, threatening the water supply for 36 million people, 15% of the nation’s agriculture, and a $26 billion recreation economy. - See more at: http://www.americanrivers.org/blog/rivers-work-best-when-theyre-wet/#sthash.jLQdgH3h.dpuf ; http://www.americanrivers.org/blog/rivers-work-best-when-theyre-wet/

 

 Los Angeles Times, February 14, 2014
▶ IN PARCHED CALIFORNIA CENTRAL VALLEY, A MESSAGE OF AID AND A WARNING FROM OBAMA http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-obama-fresno-20140215,0,2145242.story#axzz2tSuHYAuV

 

▶ DESALINATION PLANTS A PRICEY OPTION IF DROUGHT PERSISTS (AND LET'S HOPE THEY DON'T WRECK OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS TOO)

As the drought bakes its way toward a fourth year, the state has a string of secret weapons in the works that could supply millions of gallons of new drinking water and help stave off disaster: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Desalination-plants-a-pricey-option-if-drought-5239096.php

 

 ▶  NASA STUDY:  GLOBAL WARMING MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF EXTREME RAINFALL AND DROUGHT http://sco.lt/8I3aTJ

 

Guardian Environment, February 8, 2014
▶ WHY GLOBAL WATER SHORTAGES POSE THREAT OF TERROR AND WAR: U.S. INTELLIGENCE  From California to the Middle East, huge areas of the world are drying up and a billion people have no access to safe drinking water. US intelligence is warning of the dangers of shrinking resources and experts say the world is 'standing on a precipice'  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/09/global-water-shortages-threat-terror-war

 

                                                      VIDEO

                WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE - THE WATER CRISIS

                                         http://sco.lt/53HMPJ

 


Bloomberg, February 06, 2014
▶ CALIFORNIA DROUGHT IMPACT SEEN SPREADING FROM FIRES TO FOOD COST http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-07/california-drought-impact-seen-spreading-from-fires-to-food-cost.html


Bloomberg, February 04, 2014
▶ SAO PAULO BIGGEST WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM MAY RUN DRY WITHIN 45 DAYS. The system that provides half the drinking water to South America’s largest city, Sao Paulo, will run dry in 45 days if there’s no rain, amid the biggest drought on record http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-04/sao-paulo-biggest-water-supply-system-may-run-dry-within-45-days.html

 

Yahoo News, February 15, 2014
▶ MORE THAN 140 BRAZILIAN CITIES RATION WATER http://news.yahoo.com/more-140-brazilian-cities-ration-water-165347577.html

 

 Mail Online, January 21, 2014
▶CHINA'S LARGEST FRESHWATER LAKE, TWICE THE SIZE OF LONDON, COMPLETELY DRIES UP - WITH DISASTEROUS CONSEQUENCES http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2543513/Chinas-largest-freshwater-lake-twice-size-London-completely-dries-drought.html

 

-▶  28,000 RIVERS WIPED OFF THE MAP IN CHINA  http://sco.lt/7paeFV

 

 

HuffPost Green, December 04, 2014
▶ THESE 11 U.S. CITIES MAY COMPLETELY RUN OUT OF WATER SOONER THAN YOU THINK http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/04/water-shortage_n_4378418.html

 

                                     FOSTERING A WATER CULTURE

Harvesting Rainwater, July 13, 2013

▶  ON THE WATER CULTURE OF THE NAXI PEOPLE OF YUNNAN, CHINA http://rainwaterharvesting.wordpress.com/2013/07/13/on-the-naxi-water-culture/

 

Think Progress, January 28, 2014

▶ THE GREAT LAKES GO DRY:  HOW ONE-FIFTH OF THE WORLD'S FRESH WATER IS DWINDLING AWAY http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/01/28/3193301/climate-change-draining-great-lakes/

 

Climate Progress, January 31, 2014
-▶ WATER LEVELS OF THE MIDDLE EAST'S BIGGEST LAKE HAVE DROPPED 95 PERCENT IN TWO DECADES http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/01/31/3234381/iran-lake-unsalvageable/

 

Yale Environment 360,
-▶  CHINA'S GREAT DAM BOOM:  A MAJOR ASSAULT ON ITS RIVERS http://e360.yale.edu/feature/chinas_great_dam_boom_an_assault_on_its_river_systems/2706/

 

Guardian Environment, February 04, 2014
-▶  RIVERS RUN DRY AS CORRUPTION CLAIMS SURROUND ROMANIA'S HYDROPOWER BOOM http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/04/romania-hydropower-illegality-claims-green-tariffs

 

YES Magazine, January 3, 2014
▶  WHAT IF WINSTON CHURCHILL WERE LEADING THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE? http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/how-to-eat-like-our-lives-depend-on-it/winston-churchill-leading-fight-climate-change

 

▶ FRACKING AWAY THE WATER: REPORT WARNS OF DWINDLING WATER SUPPLY REACHING CRISIS POINT IN USA WESTERN STATES http://sco.lt/59iE3l

 

 BreakingViews, February 04, 2014
▶  WATER FIGHT: SMOG OBSCURES LOOMING WATER RISK FOR CHINA: THE NEVER-ENDING THIRST OF FOSSIL FUELS....MINING, COAL... http://www.breakingviews.com/smog-obscures-looming-water-risk-for-china/21129863.article

 

                                                        WATCH

                    "BLUE GOLD: WORLD WATER WARS" (1:29:42)

                     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKcf-RBHirw

 

 -▶  RESTORING RIVERS:  THE LIFEBLOOD OF BOTH HUMAN AND ECOLOGICAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/5tVYLB

 

                                                      VIDEO 4:00

                         THE EARTH'S NEXT 100 YEARS VISUALIZED

                                              http://sco.lt/8vwwb3

 

Daily Kos, February 01, 2014
CLIMATE 2013: 100 STORIES (ILLUSTRATED)  http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/02/01/1274177/-Climate-2013-100-Stories-Illustrated#

 

 EPICr

▶ FIVE MUST SEE WATER INFOGRAPHICS http://epicr.com/2010/11/five-must-see-water-infographics/

 

                             WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                  THE GLOBAL WATER CRISIS

                                        http://sco.lt/8eupSj

 

Care 2, March 1, 2013

▶  2012 BROUGHT EXTREME HEAT AND DROUGHT.  BUT THAT'S NOTHING TO WHAT'S AROUND THE CORNER

    2012 was the hottest year on record in the United States. Widespread drought, wildfires and extreme heat affected human health and caused food prices to skyrocket. According to new research out of Columbia University, however, last year’s heat wave may be nothing compared to what’s just around the corner.

    Researchers at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory predict that a megadrought, the likes of which haven’t been experienced since the 12th century, could hit planet Earth within the next eight years, and it might never leave [PDF]. The cause? According to scientists, this drought will be brought on by “anthropogenic radiative forcing”, also known as ‘stronger-than-normal greenhouse warming caused by climate pollution’.

Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/were-on-the-brink-of-the-worst-drought-in-1000-years.html#ixzz2qnnyz1Xj

 

Washington Post, February 14, 2014
▶ DROUGHT-STRICKEN CALIFORNIA, OTHER STATES, PREPARE FOR LANDMARK YEAR IN FIRES http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2014/02/14/drought-stricken-california-other-states-prepare-for-landmark-year-in-fires/

 

 

Climate Progress, January 31, 2014

▶ DENIAL FOR PROFIT: NESTLE CEO:  LET GOD HANDLE GLOBAL WARMING http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/01/31/3233481/nestle-climate-denier-god/

 

                                                     WATCH 

                         BOTTLED LIFE:  THE BUSINESS WITH WATER

                                           http://sco.lt/7hedEH

 

 

                                     ----------------------------------------------

          CALIFORNIA DROUGHT - WORST IN RECORDED HISTORY

                                     -------------------------------------------

 

                               Climate Progress, January 31, 2014
▶LEADING SCIENTISTS EXPLAIN HOW CLIMATE CHANGE IS WORSENING CALIFORNIA'S EPIC DROUGHT http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/01/31/3223791/climate-change-california-drought/

 

ABC News, February 03, 2014
▶CALIFORNIA DROUGHT: WHAT CROPS WILL BE HIT FIRST AND HARDEST?  SACRAMENTO - AS California farmers begin scaling back on planting crops due to a lack of water, you may be already paying higher prices for vegetables such as broccoli and lettuce at the supermarket http://www.news10.net/story/news/2014/02/03/drought-impact-on-crops/5192631/

 

                                                  VIDEO REPORT                           

                           US News & World Report, January 18, 2014
▶ CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR DECLARES DROUGHT EMERGENCY, ASKS FOR CONSERVATION - WORST DROUGHT IN RECORDED HISTORY http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/17/22339076-california-governor-declares-drought-emergency-asks-for-conservation?lite  Bloomberg

 

New York Times, February 01, 2014
▶ SEVERE DROUGHT HAS U.S. WEST FEARING WORST http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/02/us/severe-drought-has-us-west-fearing-worst.html?_r=0

 

HuffPost Green, January 31, 2014
▶ CALIFORNIA DROUGHT PROMTS UNPRECEDENTED WATER CONSERVATION EFFORTS. State Water Project won't send any water from the state's vast reservoir system to local agencies beginning this spring, an unprecedented move that affects drinking water supplies for 25 million people and irrigation for 1 million acres of farmland. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/31/california-drought-reserv_n_4706344.html


HuffPost Green, January 30 2014
▶ CALIFORNIA MAY HAVE HIT ITS DRIEST POINT IN 500 YEARS AND THE EFFECTS ARE FRIGHTENING http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/30/california-drought-effects-500-years_n_4647529.html?ref=topbar

 

HuffPost Green, January 31, 2014
▶ IF YOU LIKE TO EAT, YOU SHOULD BE WORRIED ABOUT CALIFORNIA'S WORST DROUGHT IN 500 YEARS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/31/california-drought-food-p_n_4704299.html

 

Reuters, January 30, 2014
▶ CALIFORNIA NEEDS BIG STEPS TO SAVE WATER AS DROUGHT WORSENS - GOVERNOR http://www.trust.org/item/20140130194927-o8xda/

 

Grist, January 29, 2014
 -▶RICE PADDIES PROVIDING RESPITE FOR MIGRATORY BIRDS IN DROUGHT-RAVAGED CALIFORNIA - WETLANDS ALMOST DISAPPEARED http://grist.org/news/rice-paddies-providing-respite-for-birds-in-drought-ravaged-california/

 

                                                   PHOTOS

                         Huffington Post Green, January 24, 2014
▶ CALIFORNIA DROUGHT: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN IT RAINS JUST 4 INCHES IN 13 MONTHS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/21/california-drought-photos_n_4639222.html?ir=Green&utm_campaign=012414&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Alert-green&utm_content=Title

 

Weather Channel, January 23, 2014
▶ STUNNING BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS OF CALIFORNIA'S LAKES DEPLETED BY DROUGHT http://www.weather.com/news/stunning-photos-californias-lakes-depleted-extreme-drought-20140123

 

The Sacramento Bee, February 01, 2014
 -▶ PROLONGED DROUGHT FORCES BIRDS FROM CALIFORNIA CENTRAL VALLEY FIELDS http://www.sacbee.com/2014/01/31/6117139/prolonged-drought-forces-birds.html

 

San Francisco Bay Guardian, January 30, 2014
▶ DROUGHT: Driest year in California history sparks arid memories and previews the warmer world we're creating, This could be the new normal by the end the century. Most reputable climate change models predict California's average temperature will increase 3-8 degrees by 2100. That's enough to radically change our climate, causing shorter winters with less precipitation, and more of it coming in the form of rain than snow, undermining the elegant system of storing water within the Sierra snowpack...http://www.sfbg.com/2014/01/28/drought?page=0,0

 

Los Angeles, January 19, 2014
▶ DROUGHT OFFERS AN OPPORTUNITY TO CONSIDER WATER POLICY http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-cap-drought-20140120,0,5503641.column#axzz2r0geIX8Z

 

SF Gate, January 26, 2014

▶ CALIFORNIA DROUGHT THREATENS COHO SALMON WITH EXTINCTION http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/California-drought-threatens-coho-salmon-with-5175736.php

 

 KQED New Fix: January 17, 2014
▶ CALIFORNIA DROUGHT UPDATE:  GOV BROWN DECLARES EMERGENCY http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/01/16/california-drought-update-governor-jerry-brown-declaring-drought-emergency

 

Earthsky Science, January 18, 2014
NASA IMAGES

▶ MAJOR DROUGHT FOR U.S. WEST INCLUDING CALIFORNIA - Over 60% of the U.S. West is experiencing extreme drought. http://earthsky.org/earth/major-drought-for-u-s-west-including-california

 

                                              VIDEO REPORT
                           PBS Newshour, January 22, 2014
CALIFORNIA'S DROUGHT COULD MEAN BAD NEWS AT THE GROCERY STORE http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/nation/jan-june14/drought2_01-22.html

 

                                                  VIDEO (16:00)
                                         Yale Environment 360
                                      WHEN THE WATER ENDS
                                         Africa’s Climate Conflicts
http://e360.yale.edu/feature/when_the_water_ends_africas_climate_conflicts/2331/

 

▶RESTORING RIVERS:  THE LIFEBLOOD OF BOTH HUMAN AND ECOLOGICAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/5tVYLB

 

 OnEarth, January 6, 2014

▶AQUIFER ALERT: Stretching across eight U,S states, the Ogallala aquifer is the lifeblood of agriculture on the Great Plains. But can it survive a future of drought, pollution, and pipelines? ... Underlying almost 175,000 square miles in eight states, the aquifer sustains nearly one-fifth of all wheat, corn, cotton, and cattle production in the United States. But several years of drought and decades of intensive crop irrigation have left it seriously depleted http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/01/so-what-exactly-is-an-aquifer-we-explain

 

                                                   IN PICTURES
                                       Al Jazeera, March 29, 2013
                             BRUTAL DROUGHT LINGERS IN BRAZIL

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/inpictures/2013/03/2013327134417357984.html

 

Science Daily, January 19, 2014
▶GET USED TO HEAT WAVES:  EXTREME EL NINO EVENTS TO DOUBLE DUE TO GREENHOUSE GAS WARMING - MASSIVE CHANGES IN GLOBAL RAINFALL GLOBAL RAINFALL PATTERNS http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140119142454.htm

 

▶ NASA STUDY:  GLOBAL WARMING MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF EXTREME RAINFALL AND DROUGHT http://sco.lt/8I3aTJ

 

                                                         VIDEO
                               HuffPost Green, January 25, 2014
▶ NASA GRAPHIC SHOWS SIX TERRIFYING DECADES OF GLOBAL WARMING http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/25/nasa-global-warming-graphic-six-decades_n_4666447.html

 

 The World Post, January 16, 2014

 ▶  AUSTRALIAN HONEYBEES UNABLE TO MAKE HONEY: THEIR HIVES ARE MELTING AS TEMPERATURES SOAR http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-reese-halter/australian-honeybees-unable-to-make-honey_b_4670475.html

 

Business Week, January 17, 2014
  -▶ EXTREME WEATHER WREAKING HAVOC ON FOOD AS FARMERS SUFFER http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-01-16/farmers-worldwide-suffer-extreme-weather-wreaking-havoc-on-food

 

Guardian, John Vidal, September 27, 2013

▶  IS THE IPCC RIGHT ON CLIMATE CHANGE?  JUST ASK THE WORLD FARMERS IN AFRICA, ASIA AND LATIN AMERICA http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/sep/27/ipcc-climate-change-world-farmers

 

▶  HUMANITY WHOLLY UNPREPARED FOR ABRUPT CLIMATE IMPACT, WARNS REPORT. http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/12/04-1

                                            A WAKE-UP VIDEO:

                                                 "Extreme Ice"

                        Just How Fast Are We Melting? As It Happens

                                                 http://sco.lt/8zIJfd

 

Transition Network and Post Carbon Institute

▶  NEW REPORT: "CLIMATE AFTER GROWTH" - WE HAVE ENTERED AN ERA OF "NEW NORMALS" – THE IMPLICATIONS ARE PROFOUND http://www.transitionnetwork.org/blogs/rob-hopkins/2013-10/new-report-climate-after-growth

 

Climate Progress, January 28, 2014
▶ 24 U.S. HOUSE REPUBLICAN JUST VOTED TO DENY THE REALITY OF CLIMATE CHANGE http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/01/28/3215971/house-members-deny-climate-change/

 

-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE TO HALVE HABITAT FOR OVER 10,000 COMMON SPECIES http://sco.lt/8G99Av

 

  -▶ CLIMATE CHANGE ALREADY HAVING MAJOR EFFECTS ON ECOSYSTEMS AND SPECIES http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3912923984/climate-change-already-having-major-effects-on-ecosystems-and-species

 

April 22, 2013 MSN News
▶ KEYSTONE SPECIES' LOSS COULD CAUSE ECOSYSTEM COLLAPSE http://news.msn.com/science-technology/keystone-species-loss-could-cause-ecosystem-to-collapse

 

▶ MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE http://sco.lt/5JvEi9

 

The Guardian, October 30, 2013
- ▶  BLUE-GOLD INVESTING: COMMODIFICATION OF CRITICAL WATER MAY OUT-PRICE THE POOR http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/water-access-commodity-human-rights

 

                     WATER PRIVATIZATION OF PUBLIC SERVICES

                       LIMITING ACCESS TO PUBLIC INFORMATION

                                         http://sco.lt/7Btkun

 

June 15, 2013 NPR

-▶ WATER WARS: WHO CONTROLS THE FLOW? http://www.npr.org/2013/06/15/192034094/rivers-run-through-controversies-over-who-owns-the-water?ft=1&f=1025

 

 

▶ ABRUPT CLIMATE DISASTER THREAT RAISES CALL FOR EARLY WARNING SYSTEM http://sco.lt/5iaoSH

 

                                      THE COMING RECKONING
                                  Guardian, December 29, 2013
-▶  IT WON'T BE LONG BEFORE THE VICTIMS OF CLIMATE CHANGE MAKE THE WEST PAY http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/29/poorer-countries-climate-change-case

 

Treehugger, December 09, 2013
▶ GLOBAL WARMING IMPACTS ON MENTAL HEALTH http://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/global-warming-impacts-our-mental-health.html

 

-▶  GLOBAL WARMING IS HERE TO STAY, WHICHEVER WAY YOU LOOK AT IT  http://sco.lt/7WJayH

 

                         POLLUTION KNOWS NO BOUNDARIES

                                  RT News, January 21, 2014

                                             VIDEO REPORT

CHINA'S EXPORT - POLLUTION: China’s dirty emissions creeping into the US - study http://rt.com/usa/china-air-pollution-export-926/

 

                                                       VIDEOS:

                                        AUSTRALIA BURNING

                          Australia bushfires rage out of control

                                              http://sco.lt/7otlxZ

 

 

  ▶ GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/7MZUVV

 

▶ OCEAN ACIDIFYING: RAPIDLY RISING C02 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE  http://sco.lt/8WLvHd

 

                                                       VIDEO
                    CANADA'S BOREAL FOREST AT GREAT RISK

         THE LARGEST INTACT FOREST ECOSYSTEM ON THE PLANET

                                          http://sco.lt/6px3jN

 

                                                   SHORT VIDEO                                  

                                        Easy Branches, January 18, 2014
                                       HOW MUCH WATER IS IN A CLOUD?

How do clouds defy gravity when they are full of water? Just how much water is in a cloud? The startling science behind clouds which are all too often taken for granted... http://news.easybranches.com/news/1679632.html

 

 July 26, 2013 Climate Progress
 -▶ MANY SPECIES WILL HAVE TO EVOLVE 10,000 TIMES FASTER TO ADAPT TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/07/26/2294101/many-species-will-have-to-evolve-10000-times-faster-to-adapt-to-climate-change-study-finds/?mobile=nc

 

 

March 23, 3012 -  The Ecologist

▶  THICH NHAT HANH - MAYBE IN 100 YEARS THERE WILL BE NO MORE HUMANS ON THE PLANET   http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1291786/thich_nhat_hanh_maybe_in_100_years_there_will_be_no_more_humans_on_the_planet.html

 

                                                PRICING CARBON

      A FAILED STRATEGY THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET

                                                http://sco.lt/5BKyfp

 

 

 August 7, 2013 Project Syndicate, Brahma Chellaney

-▶  THE BATTLE FOR WATER http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/why-water-is-becoming-the-new-oil-by-brahma-chellaney

 

                 DESTRUCTIVE DAMS : BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

                 Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                              http://sco.lt/6zxQWX

 

                                               WATCH - FILM

                                      The Story - BOTTLED LIFE –

               THE TRUTH ABOUT NESTLE'S BUSINESS WITH WATER

                                          http://sco.lt/5pAmtl

 

August 3, 2013 Guardian

-▶  THE WATER COMPANIES AND THE FOUL STENCH OF EXPLOITATION: The privatisation of water is a story of greed, incompetence and fleecing the public http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/03/water-industry-exploitation-pollution

 

Climate Progress, October 3, 2013
▶  WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE BIGGEST FREE TRADE AGREEMENT EVER AND HOW IT AFFECTS CLIMATE CHANGE  http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/10/03/2712961/biggest-free-trade-agreement-climate/

 

Climate and Capitalism, December 08, 2013
▶  CLIMATE POLITICS MUST BE AS RADICAL AS THE CRISIS: THIS RACE TO WRECK AND POISON THE EARTH FOR PROFIT IS SUICIDAL http://climateandcapitalism.com/2013/12/08/climate-politics-must-be-radical-as-crisis/

 

 

 ▶ OBAMA'S "ALL OF THE ABOVE" DRILL, BABY, DRILL: FRACKING, TARSANDS OIL, NUCLEAR... MAY KILL US ALL  http://sco.lt/7p2tEX

 

September 12, 2013 Rolling Stone
▶  UNITED NATIONS CLIMATE REPORT: 

INTERNATIONAL SCIENTISTS WARN CLIMATE DENIERS ARE ENABLING EARTH'S SUICIDE - GLOBAL WARMING IS VERY REAL: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/global-warming-is-very-real-20130912

 

 ▶  WORLD CAN'T WAIT UNTIL 2020 ON CLIMATE CHANGE, SAYS NEW HIGHLY-DISTURBING INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY REPORT http://sco.lt/82bCM5

 

 ▶  AT THE LIMITS OF THE MARKET: WHY CAPITALISM HASN'T (CAN'T_ SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/5OhJZp

 

-▶ STOP BURNING RAIN FORESTS FOR PALM OIL: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN http://sco.lt/6S9nGb

 

 

▶   OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB.  THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES  http://sco.lt/5pPxWD

 

 

▶  "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - IPCC REPORT - UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/7C0zyb

 

 

▶ THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US.  CAN HUMANS SURVIVE? http://sco.lt/630INt

 

▶  TERRACIDE: THE BIGGEST CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE IN HISTORY - DESTROYING THE PLANET FOR RECORD PROFITS  http://sco.lt/95LXpR

 

 

 ▶  GLOBAL WARMING:  WELCOME TO THE AGE OF MANKIND (AND A POLLUTED PLANET) http://sco.lt/7D1oGX

 

▶  FRYING ON PLANET EARTH: WILDFIRES CONSUMING OUR FORESTS & ALL LIFE WITHIN THEM http://sco.lt/8LXukr

 

                                                 VIDEO:

                           ▶  "CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING"

          CAN WE SAVE THE PLANET BY MESSING WITH NATURE?

                                  http://sco.lt/5WgE0v

 

 

                                                  RESOURCES:

1. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr
WATERKEEPER.ORG http://waterkeeper.org/

Voice For The World's Waters

 

2. Read The #Water Daily http://paper.li/ShiftSoil/1308135402

 

3. UN WATER http://www.unwater.org/

 

4. UN WATER GLOBAL WATER ISSUES https://www.un.org/en/globalissues/water/

 

 

 

 

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                                                  RESOURCES:

1. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr
WATERKEEPER.ORG http://waterkeeper.org/

Voice For The World's Waters

 2. Read The #Water Daily http://paper.li/ShiftSoil/1308135402

 3. UN WATER http://www.unwater.org/

 4. UN WATER GLOBAL WATER ISSUES https://www.un.org/en/globalissues/water/


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Sacramento | Reuters — A large winter storm brought much-needed relief to parched California on Friday, boosting its reservoirs and dropping snow on the Sierra Nevada mountains, but the precipitation will not be enough to counter years of drought, officials said.

California is in its third year of a drought that may break all records in the most populous U.S. state, where lawmakers on Friday were expected to send a series of relief proposals to Governor Jerry Brown for his signature. President Barack Obama has also pledged millions of dollars in aid.

“Despite these recent storms, it would still have to rain every other day until around May to reach average precipitation totals, and even then we would still be in a drought due to the last two dry years,” said Richard Stapler, spokesman for the California Natural Resources Agency.

Brown declared a drought emergency last month and has called on state officials to prepare for water shortages and develop solutions for potentially long-term dry weather.

Officials have said that California farmers facing drastic cutbacks in irrigation water are expected to idle half a million acres of cropland this year in a record production loss that could cause billions of dollars in economic damage.

The National Weather Service predicted moderate to heavy rain in southern and central California on Friday, slowing by Saturday afternoon. The Service said Oxnard, a coastal city just north of Los Angeles, had the highest precipitation in all of the United States on Friday at five centimetres by 2:45 p.m.

Officials warned residents about possible mudslides in areas where the summer’s wildfires left hillsides bare and unprotected by tree roots and bushes.

While the wet weather was welcome, rain and high winds caused road closures and power outages in southern California and brought enough snow that tire chains were required for driving on mountain roads near the Nevada border.

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In Los Angeles, 14,000 customers were without power by mid-morning. People were soaked as high winds turned umbrellas inside out and drove the rain nearly sideways as they waited for buses and light rail trains.

Near Malibu, crews worked to clear debris from the Pacific Coast Highway north of the affluent seaside city after rockslides prompted officials to close a 16-km stretch of the scenic road.

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