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An Environmental & Ecology thread

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A place to talk about environmental and ecological issues - past, present & future - whether on a local, national or global scale…

 

Climate change: How 1.5C of global warming could affect the world’:-

Research by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change shows that the world is now completely off track, heading instead towards 3C - twice the recommended rate of warming.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/science-environment-45792362/climate-change-how-15c-of-global-warming-could-affect-the-world

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Five countries hold 70% of world’s last wildernesses, map reveals’:-

First map of Earth’s intact ecosystems shows just five nations are responsible for most of them – but it will require global action to protect them.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/31/five-countries-hold-70-of-worlds-last-wildernesses-map-reveals

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This is the ‘last generation’ that can save nature, WWF says’:-

Global wildlife populations have fallen by 60% in just over four decades, as accelerating pollution, deforestation, climate change and other manmade factors have created a “mindblowing” crisis, the World Wildlife Fund has warned in a damning new report.

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/29/health/wwf-wildlife-population-report-intl/

 


 

Some other environmental related threads from around the OriginalTrilogy•com:-

Warming to Cause Catastrophic Rise in Sea Level? - a 2004 thread

Global Warming - a 2007 thread

Colony Collapse - Why are the bees dying and what is the impact? - a 2007 thread

Celebrate Global Warming - a 2007 thread

Nothing Matters Anymore. Climate Change/Global Warming Will Drive Humans To Extinction In A Matter Of Decades - a 2015 thread
 

Some useful links for info etc…

IPCC website links page - full of informative links to many Govts & Depts within.
World Health Organisation
UN Environment website
BBC Science & Enviroment section
Guardian’s Environment section
NPR Environment section
PBS / Frontline’s Environment section
National Geographic’s Environment website
NASA’s Climate Change portal
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Greenpeace
Friends Of The Earth
The Encyclopedia of Earth
Treehugger
Common Dreams - thanks flametitan
Freecycle
US National Parks Service
The National Trust (UK)
 

Please let me know if I’ve overlooked any other threads for inclusion here, or if anyone had any useful links to add as well - thank you.
 


Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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Chile to become first South American country to ban plastic bags’…

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/chile-plastic-bag-ban-illegal-south-america-a8377816.html

 


 

Ocean cleanup system sets sail for “Great Pacific garbage patch”’… (with video)

https://www.theengineer.co.uk/ocean-cleanup-system-pacific/

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Scientists get ready to begin Great Pacific Garbage Patch cleanup’…

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/sep/08/scientists-get-ready-to-begin-great-pacific-garbage-patch-cleanup
 

More info can be found at https://www.theoceancleanup.com/

 


 

Drainage Nets Cleaning up Henley Reserve’…

https://www.kwinana.wa.gov.au/our-city/news/Pages/-Drainage-Nets-Cleaning-up-Henley-Reserve-.aspx

 


 

‘NASA Releases Stunning Snapshot Of The World On Fire’…

https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2018/08/27/nasa-releases-stunning-snapshot-of-the-world-on-fire/#4ce9a7a2e218

https://twitter.com/NASA

https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/just-another-day-on-aerosol-earth

 


 

Border Collies In Special Backpacks Are Restoring Forests That Were Devastated By Fire’…

https://www.sunnyskyz.com/blog/2476/Border-Collies-In-Special-Backpacks-Are-Restoring-Forests-That-Were-Devastated-By-Fire

 


 

Fighting marine debris: the dustcarts of the sea’…

https://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2009/06/fighting-marine-debris-the-dustcarts-of-the-sea.html

 


Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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^ Same here mate.

 

Some good news re the environment…

Earth’s ozone layer is healing, UN report says

… the upper ozone layer above the Northern Hemisphere should be completely repaired in the 2030s and the gaping Antarctic ozone hole should disappear in the 2060s, according to a scientific assessment released Monday at a conference in Quito, Ecuador. The Southern Hemisphere lags a bit and its ozone layer should be healed by mid-century.

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/world/earths-ozone-layer-is-healing-un-report-says

 

Edit: quality links, flametitan - nice one, enjoyed reading them.
 


Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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oojason said:

^ Same here mate.

 

Some good news re the environment…

Earth’s ozone layer is healing, UN report says

… the upper ozone layer above the Northern Hemisphere should be completely repaired in the 2030s and the gaping Antarctic ozone hole should disappear in the 2060s, according to a scientific assessment released Monday at a conference in Quito, Ecuador. The Southern Hemisphere lags a bit and its ozone layer should be healed by mid-century.

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/world/earths-ozone-layer-is-healing-un-report-says

This is good news, but not surprising. The Ozone layer’s depletion was caused by relatively specific compounds, and limiting/outlawing them meant they’re not added to the atmosphere to ruin the Ozone layer. It helps that the Ozone layer appears to be self regenerating.

Edit: quality links, flametitan - nice one, enjoyed reading them.

Glad you enjoyed those links. I feel they help show the problem with Climate Change: There are large powers invested in ignoring it, and there’s only so much we as individuals can do to stop it without radical change.

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flametitan said:

Glad you enjoyed those links. I feel they help show the problem with Climate Change: There are large powers invested in ignoring it, and there’s only so much we as individuals can do to stop it without radical change.

Fully agree, I hope that at the personal and local levels there is enough happening (and publicity and awareness) to help make that pressure count on the larger powers - if not now, then for the next generation - or hopefully sooner.

 


 

Remarkable decline in fertility rates’:-

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-46118103

 

and on a happier more uplifting note…

Miami just broke ground on a new, High Line-inspired 10-mile park under its train tracks’:-

http://happyeconews.com/2018/11/08/miami-just-broke-ground-on-a-new-high-line-inspired-10-mile-park-under-its-train-tracks/
 


Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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oojason said:
Remarkable decline in fertility rates’:-

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-46118103

I feel like it’s missing another point as to why there’s a lower birth rate, at least for people my age: It’s just not really feasible in this economy. Raising children, even one, is expensive, and young people are finding it harder to meet those costs.

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^ 'Tis indeed a good point that.

 

 

Hard to believe this advert for Iceland Food Stores was banned in the UK as ‘the advert wasn’t approved by advertising regulators as it was seen to be in support of a political issue.’…

https://twitter.com/IcelandFoods/status/1060774234266484737

'You won’t see our Christmas advert on TV this year, because it was banned. But we want to share Rang-tan’s story with you…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdpspllWI2o
 

^ Not a big fan of Christmas tv adverts anyway - yet banning that above seems utterly ridiculous.
 


Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?