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Sep. 3rd, 2019

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A climate change solution that's right under our feet

There's two times more carbon in the earth's soil than in all of its vegetation and the atmosphere -- combined. Biogeochemist Asmer Asefaw Berheet dives into the science of soil and shares how we could use its awesome carbon-trapping power to offset climate change. "[Soil] represents the difference between life and lifelessness in the earth system, and it can also help us combat climate change -- if we can only stop treating it like dirt," she says.

TED TALK : http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~3/oTpNWgToy1I/asmeret_asefaw_berhe_a_climate_change_solution_that_s_right_under_our_feet

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How do we fix our soil, food and health? We need a “microbiome renaissance,” the author said. And that begins with showing Mother Nature a little respect:

It is pure hubris to think we can manipulate nature into agricultural perfection with synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. Instead, to adapt to and mitigate the intertwined ecological, human health and climate crises, we must respect the elegant complexity of nature.

Read ‘Broccoli Is Dying. Corn Is Toxic. Long Live Microbiomes!’ - https://www.organicconsumers.org/news/broccoli-is-dying-corn-is-toxic-long-live-microbiomes

Aug. 29th, 2019

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Brazilian fire monitoring in real time

Click pic for Brazilian fires in real time, monitored from space. (audio 38 minutes)

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‘There are many cases of climate hypocrisy’

David Wallace-Wells: ‘There are many cases of climate hypocrisy’

The journalist and author on the climate crisis and how the US and China will be key to averting disaster

David Wallace-Wells is the deputy editor of New York magazine. In July 2017, he wrote a long-form essay about the dire prospects for human civilisation caused by the climate crisis. It became the most read article in the history of the magazine and led to a book, The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future, which is being published in paperback in September.

The first line of your book states: “It is worse, much worse, than you think.” If you were sitting down to write the book again, would you be inserting another “much” into that sentence?
I still think the public aren’t as concerned as they should be about some of the scary stuff that’s possible this century. But I do think things have changed quite a bit. And I also think the politics have changed quite a lot. When I turned in the book in September, nobody had heard of Greta Thunberg. Nobody had heard of Extinction Rebellion. In the US, very few people had heard of Sunrise. And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had not even been elected.

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Aug. 23rd, 2019

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"Our House Is On Fire": Brazil Faces Global Outrage as Massive Fires Spread in Amazon Rainforest


http://www.democracynow.org/2019/8/23/jeff_merkley_us_nuclear_policy_green

Aug. 21st, 2019

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How Copenhagen Plans to Reach Carbon-Neutral Status in Just Six Years

How Copenhagen Plans to Reach Carbon-Neutral Status in Just Six Years

Adele Peters
Fast Company
August 20, 2019

Many cities are aiming for neutrality by 2030 or 2050. The Danish capital plans to be the first carbon-neutral capital in the world and to hit the goal by 2025.

If you miss the metro as you walk up to a stop in central Copenhagen during rush hour, you won’t wait long for the next train: the automated system is designed to run every two minutes. It’s one way for the city to convince residents not to drive a car, and as the metro system expands, one small piece of the city’s ambitious plan to cut emissions.

Six years ago, the city of Copenhagen set the goal to become the first carbon-neutral capital in the world, shrinking energy use as it shifts to renewable energy and produces enough extra green power to offset other remaining emissions. It plans to reach the goal by 2025, while some other cities, including Washington, D.C., are aiming for as late as 2050. So far, it has cut emissions 42%, and city leaders believe it is on track to hit the target. The city is working to become “one of the world’s greenest and most bike-friendly cities,” says Frank Jensen, the city’s lord mayor. “This is the best way forward, because it creates better space, cleaner air, less noise, and a healthier city.”

Aug. 16th, 2019

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EXTINCTION REBELLION

Here's a view that some of you will appreciate. We have six years or 6 billion will die. A half hour interview on the BBC...



Co-Founder of Extinction Rebellion - Roger Hallam

How far are climate rebels prepared to go? Stephen Sackur interviews Roger Hallam, founder of Extinction Rebellion, a movement dedicated to mass resistance and civil disobedience.

Back in 2015, the nations of the world made a formal commitment to keep global warming below 2 degrees centigrade. So much for fine words; global greenhouse gas emissions are still rising. The data suggest the planet is warming at an alarming rate. What to do about it? Stephen Sackur interviews Roger Hallam, the co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, a movement dedicated to mass resistance and civil disobedience; how far are these climate rebels prepared to go?


listen here - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3csy93l

(page here - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csy93l#play)

What are your feelings?

Aug. 14th, 2019

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Jacinda Ardern says Australia has to 'answer to Pacific' on climate change

New Zealand prime minister warns Scott Morrison about Canberra’s stance but refuses to call for Australia to transition out of coal.

Jacinda Ardern has declared that “Australia has to answer to the Pacific” on climate change, saying that New Zealand is doing what it can to limit global emissions to 1.5C and expects other nations to do the same.

However, the New Zealand prime minister stopped short of saying New Zealand would throw its weight behind the smaller Pacific nations who are urging Australia to commit to a rapid transition from a coal-based economy at this year’s Pacific Islands Forum.

“Issues around Australia’s domestic policy are issues for Australia,” she said, when asked about Australia’s coal use.

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Aug. 13th, 2019

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Tell Congress to Pass the Climate Stewardship Act!

https://www.organicconsumers.org/node/1067101

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If you’re excited about the potential of soil carbon sequestration to reverse climate change, the Climate Stewardship Act of 2019 is the bill you’ve been waiting for.

Sponsored by presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), chairwoman of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands, this bill would fund natural carbon sequestration through voluntary farm stewardship on more than 100 million acres.

The Climate Stewardship Act would also fund the planting of more than 15 billion trees and the restoration of more than 2 million acres of coastal wetlands.

TAKE ACTION: Ask your Senators and U.S. Representative to cosponsor the Climate Stewardship Act of 2019.Read more

.......................................................................also:

SIGN THE PETITION: Tell the Democratic National Committee: Hold a #ClimateDebate & Include Agriculture!Read more

What Can You Do About the Looming Food Crisis? Take Action Today!

Jul. 22nd, 2019

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madman101

Want to Become an Eco-Restorer? Register Today!


https://www.organicconsumers.org/blog/want-become-eco-restorer-register-today

Note: Organic Consumers is really great. Check out their site! They are best at fighting RoundUp (glyphosate).

Jul. 16th, 2019


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For First Time Ever, Scientists Identify How Many Trees to Plant and Where to Plant Them to Stop Cli

For First Time Ever, Scientists Identify How Many Trees to Plant and Where to Plant Them to Stop Climate Crisis

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