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  • Wednesday, we will have exhausted the resources of the Earth for 2018

    07/30/2018 12:50:24 PM PDT · by PROCON · 60 replies
    leparisien.fr ^ | July 30, 2018 | The Parisian with AFP
    **Translated from French by Google Translator**Humanity will have consumed on 1 August all the resources that nature can renew in one year, according to the NGO Global Footprint Network. Wednesday 1 st August will be the day "exceeded". The one where humanity has exhausted the resources that nature is able to renew in a year, according to the NGO Global Footprint Network. It is "the date when we will have used more trees, water, fertile soils, and fish than what the Earth can provide us in a year to feed, house, move, and emit more than carbon that oceans and...
  • A solar shield could save us from climate change. But its sudden collapse would doom the planet

    01/22/2018 10:29:44 AM PST · by PROCON · 35 replies
    sciencemag.org ^ | Jan. 22, 2018 | Katie Langin
    Last year, the planet was plagued by powerful hurricanes, blistering fires, and temperatures that ranked as some of the hottest on record—ratcheting up concern that we’re already knee-deep in climate change. To stave off the heat, some scientists have proposed blanketing Earth in a sheet of sunlight-reflecting particles called aerosols. This solar shield could cool the planet and buy us time, but a new study suggests that if politicians turned off the hypothetical cloud, they could plunge the planet into a sudden ecological Armageddon. The idea of injecting aerosols into the atmosphere first came to prominence in 2006, when...
  • Billionaire Tom Steyer calls on Obama to block offshore drilling

    11/14/2016 9:44:23 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 34 replies
    Politico via Hot Air ^ | 11-14-16 | By Esther Whieldon, Politico via Hot Air John Sexton
    Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer is calling on President Obama to permanently ban offshore drilling in the Atlantic and Arctic using his executive authority. From Politico: NextGen and White House officials have discussed the possibility of Obama using his executive powers under a section of the law governing offshore drilling that allows him to “withdraw from disposition” any section of the Outer Continental Shelf that has not already been leased for oil or gas drilling… Steyer’s group says more permanent protections are available using section 12(a) of the OCS Lands Act. Similar to the Antiquities Act, which presidents can use to...
  • Campaigning With Hillary Clinton, Al Gore Warns of 'Climate Catastrophe' and Third-Party Risks

    10/11/2016 3:12:50 PM PDT · by yoe · 44 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 11, 2016 | Liz Kreutz Josh Haskell
    (Rest of Headline: and Third-Party Risks)[snip]“When it comes to the most urgent issue facing our country and the world, the choice in this election is extremely clear,” Gore told the crowd at Miami Dade University. “Hillary Clinton will make solving the climate crisis a top national priority. Her opponent based on the ideas that he has presented would take us towards a climate catastrophe.”
  • We’ve Already Used Up Earth’s Resources For 2016 — And It’s Only August

    08/08/2016 10:41:48 AM PDT · by PROCON · 72 replies
    HUFFPO ^ | Aug 8, 2016 | Dominique Mosbergen
    We’ve failed again. It’s less than eight months into 2016 and the ominous day is already nearly upon us: Earth Overshoot Day, previously known as Ecological Debt Day, is a reminder of the enormous toll we take on the Earth. The day marks the juncture when humanity’s demand for ecological resources exceeds what the planet can replenish annually. In 2016, it falls on Monday, which means people have already consumed an entire year’s worth of the world’s resources ― and we still have four months to go until the year’s end. For the rest of 2016, we’ll be “living on...
  • EARTH'S HOT STREAK CONTINUES FOR A RECORD 11 MONTHS

    04/19/2016 11:31:19 AM PDT · by PROCON · 49 replies
    AP ^ | April 19, 2016 | SETH BORENSTEIN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Earth's record monthly heat streak has hit 11 months in a row - a record in itself. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Tuesday that March's average global temperature of 54.9 degrees (12.7 degrees Celsius) was not only the hottest March, but continues a record streak that started last May.
  • NASA: GLOBAL WARMING IS NOW CHANGING HOW EARTH WOBBLES

    04/08/2016 4:07:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 47 replies
    AP ^ | April 8, 2016 | ETH BORENSTEIN AP SCIENCE WRITER
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Global warming is shifting the way the Earth wobbles on its polar axis, a new NASA study finds. Melting ice sheets - especially in Greenland - are changing the distribution of weight on Earth. And that has caused both the North Pole and the wobble, which is called polar motion, to change course, according to a study published Friday in the journal Science Advances.
  • Climate Change Is Making the Earth Wobble

    12/12/2015 2:47:24 PM PST · by PROCON · 129 replies
    yahoo ^ | Dec. 11, 2015 | Emily J. Gertz
    As pollution from burning fossil fuels continues to heat the atmosphere, the world's glaciers are melting at an accelerating rate. Scientists widely agree that this meltwater has been a major factor in raising global sea levels about seven inches over the 20th century. The movement of all that water is affecting the Earth's rotation, according to a study published Friday in the journal Science. "If you are melting glaciers from high latitudes--in Alaska, Greenland, or Iceland--you move mass away from the pole, toward the equator, which slows the Earth down," said Jerry Mitrovica, the study's lead author and a Harvard...
  • 45 Years: Happy Birthday Earth Day (ERF DAY!)

    04/22/2015 11:53:17 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 22 replies
    People's Cube ^ | 4-22-2015 | Konservative_Punk
    On this forty-fifth birthday of the first annual Earthday, which was first commemorated on the one-hundredth birthday of our beloved Vladimir Lenin in 1970, let us revisit some of the predictions made on that glorious day. Remember comrades, it doesn't matter whether the prophecies came true, but whether they affected change that leads to the equality to be found in the Glorious Utopian World of Next Tuesday... ******* It is already too late to avoid mass starvation,” proclaimed Denis Hayes, Chief organizer for Earth Day. -"Demographers agree almost unanimously on the following grim timetable: by 1975 widespread famines will begin...
  • Love The Earth Contest

    04/06/2015 4:52:15 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    blick.com ^ | 4-6-15 | dick blick
    This year, we want to celebrate Earth Day with you! We invite you to enter our Love the Earth Art Contest from April 6 to April 21, 2015. Just submit an original artwork in any medium — a gorgeous landscape, an outer space-scape, or any other piece you can come up with that shows what you love most about this planet and encourages viewers to preserve our world. You could win one of six art supply prize packs valued at more than $300!
  • Scientists: Human activity has pushed Earth beyond four of nine ‘planetary boundaries’

    01/15/2015 8:14:22 PM PST · by PROCON · 41 replies
    WAPO ^ | Jan. 15, 2015 | Joel Achenbach
    At the rate things are going, the Earth in the coming decades could cease to be a “safe operating space” for human beings. That is the conclusion of a new paper published Thursday in the journal Science by 18 researchers trying to gauge the breaking points in the natural world. The paper contends that we have already crossed four “planetary boundaries.” They include the extinction rate; deforestation; the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere; and the flow of nitrogen and phosphorous (used on land as fertilizer) into the ocean. “What the science has shown is that human activities —...
  • How to Work: The Most Important Self-Reliance Skill Ever

    01/14/2015 6:21:11 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 16 replies
    Mother Erf ^ | February/March 2015 | Steve Maxwell
    Few other dreamers I’ve known have managed to fulfill their ambitions. In my experience, most dreams don’t die because of a lack of practical homesteading skills or passion, but rather become casualties of the failure of knowing to work efficiently to get enough of the right kind of work done. Bills pile up, gardens don’t get planted, roofs continue to leak, enthusiasm wanes. The cause of these problems often goes unrecognized until passion is cold, relationships frazzled and finances exhausted. Knowing how to work efficiently on a homestead where you are your own boss requires a specific skill set that...
  • Police: animal rights activist implicated in fire ( Colorado )

    06/15/2010 9:57:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies · 350+ views
    ap ^ | 06/16/10
    Police investigating a fire that destroyed a Denver-area business say they're seriously considering a claim by an animal rights activist who takes credit for it. Glendale Police Chief Victor Ross says his department is looking closely at a claim on a website associated with the Animal Liberation Front. The posting by "ALF Lone Wolf" ... The Animal Liberation Front is aligned with the Earth Liberation Front, whose members were convicted in a 1998 fire at the Vail ski resort that did $12 million in damage.