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Is stopping climate change even possible?

Often when I talk to people about climate change, I get asked if I think it’s even possible to stop it. If you’re involved in climate change action in any way, I imagine you’ve had the same question. It’s an understandable con...
by Make Wealth History on Dec 20, 2016

An update on the Great Green Wall

One of the world’s more ambitious climate change projects is the Great Green Wall, an 8,000km band of trees and plants that crosses the whole of the African continent. It’s central aim is to halt the advance of the desert, but in the proc...
by Make Wealth History on Dec 19, 2016

A Socialist Economy for the 21st Century

First published at the Next System ProjectIn Next System Project Report 3, author and Tellus Institute co-founder Richard A. Rosen explores the changes he deems necessary for a modern definition of “socialism”, and describes key concepts and issu...
by London Green Left on Dec 18, 2016

George Monbiot Edges Towards Ecosocialism

Wanstead Flats in north east London is a CommonsThe Guardian columnist, George Monbiot, wrote a piece on Wednesday, entitled 'The case for despair is made. Now let’s start to get out of the mess we’re in.' Those familiar with his writing wil...
by London Green Left on Dec 16, 2016

Ancient shellfish used for purple dye vanishes from eastern Mediterranean

The shellfish that was one of the main sources of Tyrian purple – one of the most storied and valuable trading products in the ancient world – has disappeared from the eastern Mediterranean coast, amid warnings of an ongoing multi-species collaps...
by The Archaeology News Network on Dec 15, 2016

Influential conservation ecology papers of 2016

As I have done for the last three years (2015, 2014, 2013), here’s another retrospective list of the top 20 influential conservation papers of 2016 as assessed by experts in F1000 Prime. Scaling laws predict global microbial diversity — ...
by Conservation Bytes on Dec 15, 2016

Mysterious 'crater' on Antarctica indication of vulnerable ice sheet

The East Antarctic ice sheet appears to be more vulnerable than expected, due to a strong wind that brings warm air and blows away the snow. That is the conclusion reached by a team of climate researchers led by Jan Lenaerts (Utrecht University/KU Le...
by The Archaeology News Network on Dec 14, 2016

How the Antarctic Ice Sheet is affecting climate change

Scientists have known for decades that small changes in climate can have significant impacts on the massive Antarctic Ice Sheet. Iceberg in the Weddell Sea [Credit: Mike Weber]Now a new study suggests the opposite also is true. An international team...
by The Archaeology News Network on Dec 14, 2016

The world's wet regions are getting wetter, the dry regions are getting drier

Research from the University of Southampton has provided robust evidence that wet regions of Earth are getting wetter and dry regions are getting drier but it is happening at a slower rate than previously thought. The study, published in Scientific R...
by The Archaeology News Network on Dec 14, 2016

Reindeer left hungry, shrinking in warming world

Often portrayed as pulling Santa's sleigh, reindeer are a Christmas staple. Now, ecologists have found that reindeer are shrinking due to the impact of climate change on their food supplies. Svalbard reindeer in the Arctic wilderness [Credit: Copyri...
by The Archaeology News Network on Dec 14, 2016

The divestment movement is advancing

For decades, climate change action has focused on carbon emissions, looking at how we could reduce or mitigate the impact of burning fossil fuels. About four or five years ago, emerging out of a post-Copenhagen silence, campaigners began talking abou...
by Make Wealth History on Dec 14, 2016

Ken Montague: 'He made the seemingly impossible happen...and without fuss'

Tributes to Ken Montague from Campaign Against Climate ChangeWe are deeply saddened at the death of our friend and great climate campaigner and socialist, Ken Montague, who passed away last Friday. Ken was secretary of the Campaign Against Climate Ch...
by wembleymatters on Dec 13, 2016

CLIMATE CHANGE - Trump vs NASA Climate Research

"Will Trump Scrap NASA's Climate Research Mission?" by Andrew Revkin, ProPublica 12/12/2016NASA does more than explore other planets; it studies our own.  Agency scientists worry Donald Trump will abort the work.The wonders of NASA — Mars rove...
by Mage Soapbox on Dec 13, 2016

Ken Montague: an appreciation

A rare moment of relaxation in BrightonKen Montague, a well known and respected local Brent activist who had recently moved to Brighton, died on Friday not quite a month after being diagnosed with terminal cancer. In perhaps his last email to friends...
by wembleymatters on Dec 12, 2016

Degrowth Is Punk as Fuck

Written by Aaron Vansintjan and Sam Bliss and first published at Common DreamsVery serious people often tell us that the word “degrowth” is too negative. People like happy, positive, nice things. Sure, the economy is systemati...
by London Green Left on Dec 11, 2016

Greens celebrate nana anti-fracking victory by giving her lifetime membership

The Green Party has celebrated the dismissal of the case against Anti-Fracking Nana Tina Rothery today as a victory for the future of peaceful protest.Rothery, a 54-year-old grandmother, could have become the first ever climate change protest...
by wembleymatters on Dec 9, 2016

CLIMATE CHANGE IS EXCELERATING & WILL BECOME AN ECONOMIC DISASTER UNDER TRUMP

CLIMATE CHANGE IS EXCELERATING & WILL BECOME AN ECONOMIC DISASTER UNDER TRUMP WITH ALL THE CLIMATE CHANGE DENIERS IN THE SOON TO BE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION THE WORLD IS GOING TO GET INTO A LOT OF TROUBLE ECONOMICALLY FORGET ABOUT THE USA. MY LITTLE...
by The Politics of Everything on Dec 8, 2016

Wet Sahara: New Evidence for Noah’s Flood?

It doesn’t look wet any more. Image courtesy of GFDL, Creative Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0). Joel Kontinen The greatest climate change of all time occurred some 4,500 years ago, when an enormous flood swept away the world that once was. The catacl...
by Joel Kontinen on Dec 7, 2016

Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss XL

That’s ’40’, of course. Six more biodiversity cartoons, and the last for 2016. See full stock of previous ‘Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss’ compendia here. — Filed under: cartoon, conservation, environmental policy, sc...
by Conservation Bytes on Dec 6, 2016

Despite Denial, Data Shows Global Temperatures Are Dropping Fast

Anthony WattsWatts Up With That?All global temperature data sets confirm that global temperature has fallen rapidly in recent months as the recent El Nino ended.Guest essay by Dr David Whitehouse, The GWPF Science EditorOver the last couple of years...
by INFRAKSHUN on Dec 5, 2016


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