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Carbon Dioxide Levels Just Hit Their Highest Point In 800,000 Years: 402 ppm.

Carbon Dioxide Levels Just Hit Their Highest Point In 800,000 Years: 402 ppm. | Biodiversity monitoring | Scoop.it
The concentration of carbon dioxide, the greenhouse gas that drives climate change, hit a level unseen in human history this week.

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rajendrashende's curator insight, April 13, 2014 5:02 PM

Some say such levels were observed 15 million years ago. In any case, it is unprecedented in human history. 

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Awesome ! Biodiversity Visualized - Vancouver Film School

 

Wondering what this Biodiversity Stuff is all about?

Here’s a great 3 Minute animation that may put you in the picture

“Awesome: Biodiversity Visualized! 3 min video from our friends at Vancouver Film School” - The TEEB Study / UNEP @TEEB

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                                    WHAT IS BIODIVERSITY

                                        http://sco.lt/6rzPEX

 

-▶ NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS: WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS - WHOLE SYSTEMS DESIGN BY NATURE http://sco.lt/7maN5V

 

            Guardian Environment, February 14, 2015

-▶ UP TO HALF THE WORLD'S SPECIES WILL BE GONE BY 2050.  PREPARE TO BE APPALLED http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/feb/14/sixth-extinction-unnatural-history-kolbert-review?CMP=twt_gu

 

            A VERY IMPORTANT LISTEN & SUMMARY TRANSCRIPT

                            NPR FreshAir, February 12, 2014
                       Interview With Elizabeth Kolbert, Author

▶  IN THE WORLD'S "SIXTH EXTINCTION": ARE HUMANS THE ASTEROID? Elizabeth Kolbert is the author of the new book The Sixth Extinction. It begins with a history of the "big five" extinctions of the past, and goes on to explain how human behavior is creating this sixth one — including our use of fossil fuels and the effects of climate change.

"We are effectively undoing the beauty and the variety and the richness of the world which has taken tens of millions of years to reach," Kolbert tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "... We're sort of unraveling that. ... We're doing, it's often said, a massive experiment on the planet and we really don't know what the end point is going to be." http://www.npr.org/2014/02/12/275885377/in-the-worlds-sixth-extinction-are-humans-the-asteroid

 

Live Science, February 10, 2014
- ▶  LAST TIME, IT TOOK 60,000 YEARS TO KILL NEARLY EVERYTHING ON EARTH: WE'RE DOING IT IN 250 YEARS http://www.livescience.com/43245-permian-mass-extinction-duration.html

 

- ▶ NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING:  CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON IT DESTRUCTION http://sco.lt/6ZjXGr

 

 - ▶  WHY BIODIVERSITY IS IMPORTANT? http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/conservation/biodiversity/importance/default.aspx

 

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        THE IMPACT OF VANISHING BIODIVERSITY ON HUMAN HEALTH http://news.linktv.org/videos/the-impact-of-vanishing-biodiversity-on-human-health

 

- ▶  BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAINING ECOSYSTEM AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/5gy5Q1

 

Conservation Magazine, University of Washington

- ▶  LETTING BIODIVERSITY GET UNDER OUR SKIN http://conservationmagazine.org/2012/09/biodiversity-under-our-skin-2/

 

- ▶  WHY GOOGLE AND SONY ARE TURNING TO NATURE TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS http://sco.lt/5SDsGH

 

 HuffPost Green, February 17, 2014
-▶ E.O.WILSON: @EOWilson

PRESERVING BIODIVERSITY IS AN ETHICAL IMPERATIVE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-chameides/eo-wilson-preserving-biod_b_4803125.html

 

- ▶  FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL.  OLD ECONOMIC OR SUSTAINING POLICY?  http://sco.lt/8Y7sK9

 
                           AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

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              CLIMATE CHANGE - A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION

SECRETARY KERRY DELIVERS POWER REMARKS ON CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/8JvN3Z

 

 

May 22, 2013 Mongabay

- ▶  UN INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY: Water and biodiversity pictures http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0522-water-and-biod-un.html

 

                    

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                                              FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

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                        THE WISDOM OF GRANDMOTHERS

Vandana Shiva on Knowledge, Biodiversity & Sustainable Living — End Child Hunger - Gandhi For Children http://www.gandhiforchildren.org/vandana-shiva-knowledge-biodiversity-sustainable/


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Rajita's curator insight, October 5, 2013 8:27 AM

Very enlightneing! A must watch film for environmentalists and skeptics alike ...

Arun Shrivastava's curator insight, June 1, 2014 2:48 AM

An excellent short documentary on what is biodiversity and what we are doing to it.

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Unprecedented study: Threatening Our Own Extinction With Loss of Biological and Cultural Diversity

Unprecedented study: Threatening Our Own Extinction With Loss of Biological and Cultural Diversity | Biodiversity monitoring | Scoop.it

 o-▶  BIODIVERSITY AND SUSTAINABILITY ARE CLOSELY LINKED TO SURVIVAL OF LANGUAGE AND CULTURE. An unprecedented study published by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Loss of global biological and cultural diversity paints a dire picture of the state and future of our species. The world’s animal and plant species are disappearing 1,000 times faster than ever in recorded history. Some areas of the world have lost 60 percent of their languages since the mid-1970’s, and 90 percent of the world’s languages are expected to vanish by the year 2099.

Life, in general, has suffered horribly from the runaway spread of European values and the notions of progress that began with the Industrial Revolution. A sharp bit of mathematics finally brings forth the maps that expose the poverty of the world’s major carbon emitters and the wealth that remains in those parts of the world where the indigenous are making their final stand....http://newsjunkiepost.com/2012/10/11/biodiversity-and-sustainability-are-closely-linked-to-language-and-culture/

 

Just Means, March 11, 2014
 -▶  WORLD BANK SAY BIODIVERSITY IS CRITICAL TO ENDING GLOBAL POVERTY http://www.justmeans.com/blogs/world-bank-says-biodiversity-is-critical-to-ending-global-poverty

 

 

                                 A HAIR-RAISING VIDEO EXPOSE: 

            "Stealing Africa - Why Poverty?  How Much Profit Is Enough"

                                           http://sco.lt/6DtaqX

 

 -▶  ENOUGHNESS:  WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY  http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

 

▶  BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAINING ECOSYSTEMS AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/4u4JhR

 

▶ KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE:  HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR PLANETARY SURVIVAL  http://sco.lt/99SfhJ

 

-▶ A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE:  BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/8EqAwD

 

- ▶ WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/8BIJP7

 

▶ LAND GRABS:  HOW FOREIGN  "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/5YJpKb

 

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-▶ FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY AND POVERTY ON A GLOBAL SCALE http://sco.lt/4l725B

 

 -▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE, INDIGENOUS LAND AND LIVELIHOODS IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/5nT3OT

 

-▶  OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH, OUR CULTURES AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/686Qi1

 

 

 

-▶  ECO-SPIRITUALITY: TOWARDS A VALUES-BASED ECONOMIC STRUCTURE http://sco.lt/7tcgQj

 

March 23, 3012 -  The Ecologist

THICH NHAT HANH

-▶  MAYBE IN 100 YEARS THERE WILL BE NO MORE HUMANS ON THE PLANET   http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/1474669518/thich-nhat-hanh-maybe-in-100-years-there-will-be-no-more-humans-on-the-planet-the-ecologist

 


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Jacqueline Garcia pd1's curator insight, March 22, 2015 3:12 PM

In this scoop i noticed many key points including, acculturation, placelessness, loss of language, and groups of indigenous people. We can see the acculturation since through the years languages, animal species and traditions have started disappearing 1000 times faster.Soon 90% of all languages will be gone. This will lead to loss of uniqueness and inevitably placelessness among the world. The reason why languages are being lost is because these indigenous people want  to take the opportunity to get a higher level education and end up leaving their homes. Also they could be out on reserves and are confined to a certain area with many restrictions. If we continue this pattern we will lose the diverse groups in the world. 

Ethan Bernick's curator insight, March 22, 2015 10:33 PM

This scoop explains the rate at which the worlds languages are disappearing and how many languages have been lost. It compares the languages of the world to endangered species, being found in less and less areas. 

Charline's curator insight, August 10, 2015 9:58 AM

                                   ----------RESOURCES-------

 

▶FOREST PEOPLES PROGRAMME http://www.forestpeoples.org/

 ▶INTER PRESS SERVICE - INDIGENOUS RIGHTS http://www.ipsnews.net/news/human-rights/indigenous-rights/

 ▶VIA SURVIVAL INTERNATIONAL http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/8626

 ▶LA VIA CAMPESINA - The International Peasants Voice http://viacampesina.org/en/

 ▶INDIGENOUS PEOPLES ISSUES AND RESOURCES  http://indigenouspeoplesissues.com/

 ▶INTERNATIONAL CRY MAGAZINE - Essential News and Film On World's Indigenous People

http://intercontinentalcry.org/

 ▶INDIGENOUS ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK  http://www.ienearth.org/

 ▶CULTURAL SURVIVAL http://www.culturalsurvival.org/

 ▶SCIDEV.NET

Indigenous for global development news & analysis http://www.scidev.net/global/governance/indigenous/

 

 

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Of Drones and Cranes: UAV Technology Aids California Bird Conservation

Of Drones and Cranes: UAV Technology Aids California Bird Conservation | Biodiversity monitoring | Scoop.it
Sandhill Cranes congregate in great numbers at night, crowded together in flooded fields. How can California conservationists accurately count them. Enter a new tool in bird monitoring: the drone.

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eric hernandez soria's curator insight, February 12, 2015 9:59 PM

me parese bien como vijilan la aves con los drones llama bastante la atenccion

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Current events: Antarctic climate change is messing with the motion of the ocean

Current events: Antarctic climate change is messing with the motion of the ocean | Biodiversity monitoring | Scoop.it
The ocean's coldest, saltiest waters are disappearing -- thanks to Antarctic currents shutting down.

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OVERPOPULATED - BBC Documentary - YouTube

You REALLY have to check this out... http://www.live2excel.net Ground breaking BBC Documentary discussing overpopulation on the planet we call earth. overpop...

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Garry Rogers's curator insight, March 1, 2014 9:04 PM

The major source of Earth's problems.

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Research Finds Vapors From Coniferous Trees Could Help Slow Global Warming

Research Finds Vapors From Coniferous Trees Could Help Slow Global Warming | Biodiversity monitoring | Scoop.it

Pine forests are especially magical places for atmospheric chemists. Coniferous trees give off pine-scented vapors that form particles, very quickly and seemingly out of nowhere.

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Ecotourism pays: Lower poverty found where nature-based tourism is prevalent

Ecotourism pays: Lower poverty found where nature-based tourism is prevalent | Biodiversity monitoring | Scoop.it
A new study has quantified a point long advocated by advocates of setting aside protected areas: ecotourism pays. The research, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), finds that communities neighboring conservation areas in Costa Rica had lower rates of poverty relative to other areas.
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Canary in the Cornfield: Why the Fuss about Monarchs?

Canary in the Cornfield: Why the Fuss about Monarchs? | Biodiversity monitoring | Scoop.it
Everyone is talking about the record low count of monarchs at their overwintering site in Mexico, but what is really happening to these butterflies and why does it matter?

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NASA GISS Shows March 2014 Was Third Hottest on Record as Arctic Heatwave Spurs Siberian Fire Season to Early Start

NASA GISS Shows March 2014 Was Third Hottest on Record as Arctic Heatwave Spurs Siberian Fire Season to Early Start | Biodiversity monitoring | Scoop.it
  (NASA GISS Global Land-Ocean Temperature Anomaly vs the, already hotter than normal, 1951 to 1980 mean. Image source: NASA.) According to NASA's Global Land-Ocean Temperature Index, overall ...

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Fracking the Kalahari

Fracking the Kalahari | Biodiversity monitoring | Scoop.it

IntercontentalCry, December 5, 2013

While a fierce debate rages about fracking in South Africa and elsewhere, the Botswana government has been silently pushing ahead with plans to produce natural gas, keeping the country in the dark as it grants concessions over vast tracts of land, including half of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve – the ancestral home of the San....http://intercontinentalcry.org/fracking-kalahari-21263/

 

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                             THE HIGH COST OF CHEAP GAS
A new documentary film – the "High Cost of Cheap Gas" – has uncovered incontrovertible evidence that drilling and fracking are underway in Botswana and that international companies are planning massive gas operations in the future. But there has been little attempt to inform the public, despite growing international concerns about the harmful effects of natural gas production. http://www.osisa.org/economic-justice/south-africa/high-cost-cheap-gas-0

 

OSISA, November 17, 2013
▶ EXPOSING BOTSWANA'S GAS PLANS - Botswana has been accused of sacrificing the Kalahari, one of the world's most precious wildlife reserves, to commercial fracking while ignoring the environmental risks and local communities who could lose access to scarce water.

http://www.osisa.org/economic-justice/botswana/exposing-botswanas-gas-plans

 

Guardian Environment, November 17, 2013
▶ BOTSWANA FACES QUESTIONS OVER LICENSES FOR FRACKING COMPANIES IN CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/nov/18/botswana-accusations-fracking-kalahari

 

▶THE BUSHMEN OF THE CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE: BOTSWANA GENOCIDE http://sco.lt/6C6t05

 

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▶ ETHOPIA - LOCAL TRIBES UNDER THREAT FROM FOREIGN LAND GRAB "INVESTMENTS" http://sco.lt/7anisL

 

 

▶ FRACKING OURSELVES INTO OBLIVION http://sco.lt/5mrsCv

 

 

 

 

 

 


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This amazing footage of whales and dolphins will change the way you look at drones

This amazing footage of whales and dolphins will change the way you look at drones | Biodiversity monitoring | Scoop.it
Drones have a bit of a public image problem, but man, they sure take great video of marine animals.

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Infographic: Illegal Wildlife Trade

Infographic: Illegal Wildlife Trade | Biodiversity monitoring | Scoop.it
 
 

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Letting Go: What it means. How to do it.

Letting Go: What it means. How to do it. | Biodiversity monitoring | Scoop.it
Renunciation is not giving up the things of the world, but accepting that they go away.

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Gareth Harris's curator insight, March 2, 2014 3:08 PM

I guess most of us have a 'stone' or two. I do, do you?

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What's holding you back? What can't you let go of? What do you need to cleanse from your diet?

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Mindful Schools: Online Courses for Learning Mindfulness and Teaching Mindfulness to K-12 Children and Adolescents

Mindful Schools: Online Courses for Learning Mindfulness and Teaching Mindfulness to K-12 Children and Adolescents | Biodiversity monitoring | Scoop.it

"Our mission is to help lead the integration of mindfulness into education. We are a non-profit organization that offers a complete multi-level training program for adults, in-class instruction for children, and other resources to support mindfulness in education. Our program has used a scientifically proven technique called mindfulness to teach self-awareness, focus, impulse control, and empathy to over 18,000 children and 750 teachers in 70 schools, about 70% serving predominantly low-income children."


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If you are interested in teaching mindfulness in your classroom, this is your opportunity to:  learn and practice mindfulness yourself; learn a proven curriculum for teaching in the classroom; and become certified to teach this curriculum to K-12 students.

 

Even if you decide not to teach this curriculum, treat yourself to their online course in mindfulness -- it will change your life, and just by changing your life you will begin to change the lives of your students.

 

Be the change. ~ Gandhi

 

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What will the Next Generation have to offer if our Youth is exposed to, and learns the applications of Mindfulness?

What will follow Millenials?

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Environmental factors may not play a large role in the establishment of new plant species

Environmental factors may not play a large role in the establishment of new plant species | Biodiversity monitoring | Scoop.it
A new study by a Wits University scientist has overturned a long-standing hypothesis about plant speciation (the formation of new and distinct species in the course of evolution), suggesting that agricultural crops could be more vulnerable to climate change than was previously thought.
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Scientists More Certain Than Ever on Climate Change, Report Says - NBC News

Scientists More Certain Than Ever on Climate Change, Report Says - NBC News | Biodiversity monitoring | Scoop.it
Experts are more certain than ever that human activity is changing the global climate, even though they don't fully understand every detail of the climate sy...

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Illegal logging surges in Mozambique

Illegal logging surges in Mozambique | Biodiversity monitoring | Scoop.it
Illegal logging has spiked over the past five years in Mozambique, finds a new report by researchers at the University of Eduardo Mondlane.
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