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#People4Soil is a network of European organisations that claims a right to soil

#People4Soil is a network of European organisations that claims a right to soil | Social entrepreneurship, Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation at local level | Scoop.it
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Europe-based organisations are welcome to join #People4Soil Network

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Jason Mraz: Stand With Farmers, Fight the Drought, Help Reverse Climate Change

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Jason Mraz, Willie Nelson and Moby lend support to the film, The Story of Soil. Kiss The Ground believes building healthy soil can reverse climate change and
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Environmental impacts of land use have been underestimated

Environmental impacts of land use have been underestimated | Social entrepreneurship, Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation at local level | Scoop.it
Environmental impacts of land use have been widely assessed in recent years. In particular, carbon footprints of food and bioenergy production have been studied. Environmental impact assessments are used in decision-making of public authorities, industry and individuals. Surprisingly, environmental impacts of land use have been underestimated in the majority of the life cycle assessment studies, according to a recent study.
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Predictors of public climate change awareness and risk perception around the world : Nature Climate Change : Nature Publishing Group

A survey of 119 countries shows that education is the strongest predictor of climate change awareness around the world. The results suggest that improving understanding of local impacts is vital for public engagement.
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Teaming Scientists & Citizens to Soften Impacts of Climate Change - YouTube

Saleemul Huq, a leading expert on climate change adaptation and sustainable development, discusses how science has moved from identifying impacts from global...
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Save our sands! Controversial harvesting in Kenyan coast

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Save our sands! Controversial harvesting in Kenyan beauty spot - what it did in other parts of Africa

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More than 30 Nobel Laureates present declaration on climate changeMainau Declaration 2015 on Climate Change

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More than 30 Nobel Laureates present declaration on climate change with links to the declaration in the six UN official languages - Arabic coming soon...

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Global warming has increased monthly heat records by a factor of five — PIK Research Portal

Global warming has increased monthly heat records by a factor of five — PIK Research Portal | Social entrepreneurship, Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation at local level | Scoop.it
01/14/2013 - Monthly temperature extremes have become much more frequent, as measurements from around the world indicate. On average, there are now five times as many record-breaking hot months worldwide than could be expected without long-term global warming, shows a study now published in Climatic Change. In parts of Europe, Africa and southern Asia the number of monthly records has increased even by a factor of ten. 80 percent of observed monthly records would not have occurred without human influence on climate, concludes the authors-team of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and the Complutense University of Madrid.
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Mgr Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson : "François se fait l'interprète des victimes de la crise écologique" - JeuneAfrique.com

Mgr Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson : "François se fait l'interprète des victimes de la crise écologique" - JeuneAfrique.com | Social entrepreneurship, Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation at local level | Scoop.it
Le 18 juin, le pape a rendu publique une encyclique consacrée à l'écologie. Président du Conseil pontifical Justice et Paix, le cardinal ghanéen, qui a participé à l'élaboration du texte, répond à Jeune Afrique. #vatican
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100 African Cities Destroyed By Europeans

100 African Cities Destroyed By Europeans | Social entrepreneurship, Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation at local level | Scoop.it

"When tourists visit sub-Saharan Africa, they often wonder 'Why there are no historical buildings or monuments?'  The reason is simple. Europeans destroyed most of them. We only have a few drawings and descriptions by travelers who visited the places before their destruction. In some places, ruins are still visible. Many cities were abandoned when Europeans brought exotic diseases (smallpox and influenza) which started spreading and killing people. Most of those cities lie hidden. In fact the biggest part of Africa history is still under the ground."


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Chris Costa's curator insight, October 27, 2015 4:27 PM

The issues with poverty and hunger that grip certain parts of Africa- particularly the sub-Sahara- find their roots in the utter subversion and destruction of African societies and states during the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and the subsequent colonization of Africa. European traders placed significant strain of existing African states during the 14th and 15th centuries, as the emergence of "slave states" and the extent of the trade completely changed the demographics of much of Africa. Labor shortages lead to technological shortfalls as well as the dissolution of many African states, as predatory states continued to destroy many civilizations and cultures. By the time that the majority of the West had banned the trade in the 19th century, the damage had already been done; many of the great civilizations of Africa had regressed or been entirely wiped out under the pressure of Europe's demand for slaves. The subsequent colonization of the continent only worsened matters for the Africans, as major hubs of civilization were captured, raided, and destroyed. Traditional societies were subjected to European influences and religion and eventually lost, and yet Europeans looked at the destruction and the lack of economic and political progress their actions had caused and blamed it on the inferiority of the Africans themselves. History has not been kind to Africa, and it is important to remember that that is not her fault. Many civilizations, cities, and states were lost as a direct result of contact with Europeans during the slave trade and the subsequent colonization of the continent. 

Mark Hathaway's curator insight, October 30, 2015 6:34 AM

Before European contact, Africa had a number of great urban cities. European arrival foresaw the destruction of those once grand cities. The Europeans brought diseases such as smallpox and influenza to the African continent. Those diseases would hamper the previously unexposed African population. Slavery also drained Africa of millions of people as well. Great African civilizations were brought down by these various calamities. European  arrival was the death knell of the great African civilizations. Africa is still living with this legacy of destruction. Africa is the most rural region in the world, because of this legacy.

Gene Gagne's curator insight, November 4, 2015 4:07 PM

Just another way to eliminate any African culture or customs.

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The last unmapped places on Earth

The last unmapped places on Earth | Social entrepreneurship, Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation at local level | Scoop.it
Have we mapped the whole planet? As Rachel Nuwer discovers, there are mysterious, poorly charted places everywhere, but not for the reasons you might think.

 

Tags:  mapping, cartography.  


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LEONARDO WILD's curator insight, June 28, 2015 8:19 PM

When I sailed the Solomon Islands, we went to an area around the Georgia Group in the Solomons, specifically Morovo Lagoon, that hadn't been mapped in detail, especially not the sea. The map said: Uncharted Waters. Good to hear such places exist still, and there is still room for mystery.

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Moral Hazard? 'Mega' public-private partnerships in African agriculture | Oxfam GB | Policy & Practice

Moral Hazard? 'Mega' public-private partnerships in African agriculture | Oxfam GB | Policy & Practice | Social entrepreneurship, Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation at local level | Scoop.it
African governments are increasingly turning to partnerships with donors and multinational companies to stimulate investment in agriculture, after decades of neglect. Such public–private partnerships (PPPs) ‘at scale’ offer the allure...
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Using geothermal energy in food and agriculture

Using geothermal energy in food and agriculture | Social entrepreneurship, Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation at local level | Scoop.it
Traditionally, geothermal energy has been utilised mainly to generate electricity; however, according to FAO, it can be harnessed for other important uses in agriculture and agro-industry.
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Brandon Chesney's curator insight, May 28, 2015 12:27 AM

Geothermal energy used to be mainly used for generating electricity but as of recently it has been used to help production with crops in agriculture and agro- business. The use of this can greatly increase the production mass and rate and could benefit us greatly depending on the type of pollution it releases.

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Visualizing Climate Change with Virtual Reality

Visualizing Climate Change with Virtual Reality | Social entrepreneurship, Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation at local level | Scoop.it
Recognizing the need to communicate the severity of current climate change circumstances, organizations have virtual reality on their radar.
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In Africa, More Smoke Leads to Less Rain, NASA Shows

In Africa, More Smoke Leads to Less Rain, NASA Shows | Social entrepreneurship, Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation at local level | Scoop.it
Agricultural fires in North Africa reduce the region's rainfall during the dry season, according to a NASA study.
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Predictors of public climate change awareness and risk perception around the world : Nature Climate Change : Nature Publishing Group

A survey of 119 countries shows that education is the strongest predictor of climate change awareness around the world. The results suggest that improving understanding of local impacts is vital for public engagement.
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Predictors of public climate change awareness and risk perception around the world : Nature Climate Change : Nature Publishing Group

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Soukeurou kor : Des populations du Ndiael rejettent l’opération de charme de Senhuile.

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Des chefs de villages de Gnith et Ronkh ont refusé de prendre les dons offerts par le projet Sénégalo-Italien en cette période de Ramadan

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Senhuile-Senethanol SA est attributaire de 20 000 hectares déclassés d'une réserve naturelle - Le Ndiael, de 46 550 hectares, classée site Ramsar depuis 2004.  Le site polarise une quarantaine de villages de près de 9000 personnes qui vivent d’agriculture et d’élevage. 

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Cities: an interactive data visual

This interactive data visual – now updated to cover all cities with 500,000-plus inhabitants – illustrates the scale and speed of urban transformation that research by IIED has sought to document and describe
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Record Heat Around the Western US, World

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While the United States celebrates the 4th of July this weekend, those attending picnics and fireworks will face hotter than normal conditions in many places across the country. June’s record-breaking heat is expected to continue into July, prompting the UN to issue heatwave warning guidelines for the first time.
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World Water and Sanitation, 25 Years Later

In the 25 years since the the WHO/Unicef Joint Monitoring Programme began to document the world’s access to drinking water and sanitation, a lot has changed. 91% of the global population now has piped water onto their premises or another form of adequate drinking water, up from 76% in 1990. Now 1 in 3 people are still without adequate sanitation facilities, down from half.
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40 years of human activities you can see from space

Satellites have been watching us for 40 years. Here's what their images reveal.


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Satellites have been watching us for 40 years. Here's what their images reveal

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Fe'iloakitau Kaho Tevi's curator insight, June 18, 2015 5:57 PM

Amazing to see  progress and its consequences on earth...our resources and the insatiable hunger for natural resources.....when is enough, enough?

Ambre Cooper's curator insight, June 25, 2015 4:04 PM

This is a cool little video. It even shows the level of Aral Sea we read about.

Alex Smiga's curator insight, August 6, 2017 8:45 AM
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This video is simple entry point into the various applications of remote sensing as well as various human and environmental interactions. This video highlights 5 examples: 
 1. Deforestation (Brazil) 
2. Water Use (Aral Sea) 
3. Urban Sprawl (Las Vegas) 
4. Energy (Coal in Wyoming) 
5. Climate Change (Ice Shelf in Antarctica)
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As South Carolina deals with its Confederate flag, one town in Brazil flies it with pride

As South Carolina deals with its Confederate flag, one town in Brazil flies it with pride | Social entrepreneurship, Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation at local level | Scoop.it
After the Civil War, members of the Confederacy fled to Brazil. Their ancestors still live in the region and continue to fly the Confederate flag.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 23, 2015 3:35 PM

While people debate why the southern states actually seceded, there are many who still honor what they see as the gallantry of genteel southern society in the Southern Hemisphere.  It is important to note that Brazil was chosen as the home of this 'Confederacy in Exile' because it was the last western country to abolish slavery (1888 it ended there too).  Here is another article discussing the the Brazilian enclaves of 'Confederados,' or children of the unreconstructed South.   


Tags: Brazil, historicalthe Southlandscape.

Rebecca Cofield's curator insight, August 5, 2015 6:25 PM

While people debate why the southern states actually seceded, there are many who still honor what they see as the gallantry of genteel southern society in the Southern Hemisphere.  It is important to note that Brazil was chosen as the home of this 'Confederacy in Exile' because it was the last western country to abolish slavery (1888 it ended there too).  Here is another article discussing the the Brazilian enclaves of 'Confederados,' or children of the unreconstructed South.   

 

Tags: Brazil, historical, the South, landscape.

Mark Hathaway's curator insight, October 1, 2015 5:38 AM

The debate over the causes for the Civil War are always amusing. The main cause for the war was undoubtedly the issue of slavery. The souths  desperate attempts to hold on to the institution of slavery caused them to secede from the union. All of the major controversies between the north and the south  before the actual war involved slavery in one form or another. The Missouri Compromise or Bleeding Kansas would be just a few examples of that cause. I can understand the urge of southerners to want to celebrate their heritage. The problem is, they are celebrating a history that never existed. To describe the Civil War as an honorable gentile cause to beet back northern aggression is just not history, it is myth. I was to surprised to see Confederate celebrations in Brazil. Though, sense they were the last nation in this Hemisphere  to abolish slavery, it makes sense that some confederates would have fled there following the end of the war. Even more surprising was the fact that these heritage celebrations are biracial.  The power of myth can sway many people to a particular celebration or cause.

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The rise of Africa’s super vegetables

The rise of Africa’s super vegetables | Social entrepreneurship, Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation at local level | Scoop.it
Long overlooked in parts of Africa, indigenous greens are now capturing attention for their nutritional and environmental benefits.
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How do systems get unstuck? - Greenpeace International (blog)

How do systems get unstuck? - Greenpeace International (blog) | Social entrepreneurship, Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation at local level | Scoop.it
Human enterprise appears stuck, like an addict, in habitual behaviour. We have plenty of data alerting us to global heating, declining species, disappearing forests, and rising toxins in our ecosystems.
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