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The HeArt, Soul and Science of Saying Yes to Life
Curated by Larry Glover
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Climate change occurring 10 times faster than at any time in past 65 million years

Climate change occurring 10 times faster than at any time in past 65 million years | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it
The planet is undergoing one of the largest changes in climate since the dinosaurs went extinct. But what might be even more troubling for humans, plants and animals is the speed of the change.

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Larry Glover's insight:

What's the name of that song? Something about, "...waking up is hard to do..." 

 

And yet, somehow learning to attend to beauty and love is our guiding path through these transformational times. 

 

We don't call it 'wild resiliency' for nothing!

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It makes you wonder when we will reach the "point of no return".

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PwC: Supply Chains Threatened by Six-Degree Global Warming

PwC: Supply Chains Threatened by Six-Degree Global Warming | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it
Some 85 percent of companies have more complex supply chains as a result of globalization, and adjusted climate forecasts mean businesses should expect climate change to have an even more destructive effect than previously assumed on supply ...

 

Two new remarkable reports by PricewaterhouseCoopers paint a scary 6-degrees climate future and economic turmoil for global business. High time one of the big consultancies goes beyond the usual "let's keep it positive" approach and starts talking reality.


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Climate change is already damaging global economy, report finds

Climate change is already damaging global economy, report finds | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it
Economic impact of global warming is costing the world more than $1.2 trillion a year, wiping 1.6% annually from global GDP...

 

By 2030, the researchers estimate, the cost of climate change and air pollution combined will rise to 3.2% of global GDP, with the world's least developed countries forecast to bear the brunt, suffering losses of up to 11% of their GDP.


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Pace of Ocean Acidification Has No Parallel in 300 Million Years, Paper Says

Pace of Ocean Acidification Has No Parallel in 300 Million Years, Paper Says | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it
The current rate of release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere is far more rapid than anything researchers can detect in the paleontological record for hundreds of millions of years.

 

The NY Times Green blog summarises a recent Columbia University scientific paper on a worrying trend.


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The World Bank's Shocking, Cautionary Tale on Climate Change

The World Bank's Shocking, Cautionary Tale on Climate Change | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it
Like the Ghost of Christmas Future, the World Bank has just provided us with a frightening glimpse into our world-to-be if, unlike Scrooge, we fail to change our ways.

 

The new World Bank report "Turn down the heat: why a 4°C warmer world must be avoided" stands in stark contrast to all fossil-fuel friendly policies of this and other international and national governance bodies. And the silence in the media about the coming Doha summit on climate change is deafening.


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Is climate change a euphemism for growth?

Is climate change a euphemism for growth? | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it

"One question that stops conversations cold is, 'What if our greatest societal challenge is not climate but growth?'"

 

Climate change is really just an ambiguous term or understatement for the problem at the root of our energy production and consumption, which is growth in energy use, economic/population expansion, and environmental degradation resulting in overshoot that is vulnerable to collapse.

 

Interesting reflections on how all the energy spent on dealing with climate change distracts us from the real root cause of our "great disruption".


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New Club of Rome Report paints dark future for humanity

New Club of Rome Report paints dark future for humanity | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it

"2052: A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years", by Jorgen Randers, launched by the Club of Rome on May 7, raises the possibility that humankind might not survive on the planet if it continues on its path of over-consumption and short-termism.

 

While global leaders are focused on financial debt crisis, the ecological and social crisis gets worse.


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U.N. sustainable development summit shifts from climate change

U.N. sustainable development summit shifts from climate change | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it

"Representatives from around the world gather in Rio in June to try to hammer out goals for sustainable development at a U.N. conference designed to avoid being tripped up by the intractable issue of climate change." (Source: Reuters)

 

Reading this article makes you realise Rio negotiators have no clue on the real sustainability challenges. Come and read my comments on my 3E Intelligence blog: http://3eintelligence.wordpress.com


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