Vultures, Human Evolution, Global Warming, and Windmills

10,000 Birds

Which brings us to global warming and the windmills. The connection between global warming and windmills is obvious; windmills can make electricity in a way that uses, on a day to day basis, no fossil carbon, and thus help prevent or slow down global warming.

China Now the Leading Global Market for Solar Panels

Eccorazzi

It’s already the world’s leader in making solar panels, so perhaps it shouldn’t come as a shock that China is now also the globe’s biggest market for the energy saving Read More The post China Now the Leading Global Market for Solar Panels appeared first on Ecorazzi.

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The Good News: Almost Everyone Else Knows that Global Warming is Real

Conservancy Talk

President Trump’s decision to abandon the Paris Agreement on global warming is a short-sighted mistake. account for about half of global greenhouse gas emissions. Global warming caused by carbon dioxide pollution is a very real and very urgent threat.

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The global debt

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The global debt, that is the "money" owed by all countries, is currently at over US$230 trillion – please don't ask me no many zeros come after the 230, I have no idea – but the question we should ask is "who do those countries, including our own, owe this money to?" More interesting is also that, to all intents and purposes, the global debt can never be repaid. debt fake values global debt

The West Coast Wonder: California’s Response to Global Warming

Green Home Blog

Global Warming Cap and Trade. Each year the cap is reduced therefore gradually decreasing global warming CO2. There is much work to be done on a logistic, infrastructure and even political scale when it comes to the global warming threat.

Progress in Alternative Power, From National to Global Views

Green Home Blog

At least once a month, some self-styled electrical power expert (often from the Republican side of the aisle) will insist that: Wind and solar energy will never have more than a minimal market share of energy resources.

Global Agriculture Trends: Are We Actually Using Less Land?

Nature Conservancy - Science

That’s why I was surprised to find what appears to be good news lurking in global data (from the U.N. I found that, while the global food supply per person has increased over the last 15 years, we have simultaneously decreased the total amount of land we’re using to produce it.

Quick Take: World Economic Forum Ranks Water Top Global Risk

Conservancy Talk

This week, the World Economic Forum’s annual risk report ranked water crises as the top global risk by impact – as noted by nearly 1,000 leaders in politics, business and organizations around the world. Their challenges are shifting the global agenda. Global Solutions

Results of the 2015 Global Big Day

10,000 Birds

With the successful first Global Big Day the application of simultaneous count to help understand bird populations on multiple scales has a new meaning. But the idea of a Global Bid Day sounded like a good excuse to go out birding on May 9th and make my day’s list count. This places Peru as a Global Big Day Champion for the year of 2015!!! I believe the sense of contribution to an importance cause prompted people to join the Global Big Day count. Cusco Birders.

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Renewable energy provides 6.5 million jobs globally

Green Blog

million people globally. The number of people working in the renewable energy industry grew by 14 percent to 6.5 million people in 2013 with solar power leading the job growth.

A Global Big Day Strategy for Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

Global Big Day is finally here and thousands of birders around the world are marking the date by identifying birds at favorite local patches, backyards, national parks, and wherever else they happen to focus on the avian side of life. Destinations Costa Rica Global Big Day

The Surprising Importance of Freshwater Fisheries to Global Food Security

Nature Conservancy - Science

The fish they catch are commodities on the global market. Aren’t these freshwater fish helping to maintain global fish supplies? If you’re thinking about how fisheries feed people around the globe, chances are you start picturing oceans.

What Happened in Costa Rica on Global Big Day, 2017

10,000 Birds

Since we were doing the Global Big Day closer to home, we wimped out and figured we would start at one a.m. Since it had been calling almost nightly for two months, I had hoped it would still come out and play on Global Big Day but knew that it could also stop calling at any time.

Gear up for Global Big Day

Nature Conservancy - Science

Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to take part in Global Big Day on May 14. However, on Global Big Day you choose your own adventure and difficulty level. The Rules of Global Big Day . Why Global Big Day? . Global Big Day.

Join Standing Rock With Global Prayers on Saturday November, 26th.

Elephant Journal

The Standing Rock Sioux tribe is aware that the dance is feared, and so far there have been no known accounts of the dance being. Enlightened Society Inspiring (Wow) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only. Native American november 26 prayer Sioux sitting bull Standing Rock

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Solution Search: Local Projects Inspire Global Action

Conservancy Talk

Global conservation challenges are very complex. Developed by Rare in 2011, Solution Search is a contest to illuminate successful innovations in community-led conservation and give them a global platform.

More inappropriate evidence of global warming

Environmental Economics

Short-term weather patterns such as the one that affected the United States are poor indicators of global climate trends, however. March 2012 will go down as the warmest March in the United States since record-keeping began in 1895, NOAA said Monday. In addition, the three-month period of January, February and March was the warmest first quarter ever recorded in the Lower 48 states. The average was 42 degrees Fahrenheit, a whopping 6 degrees above the long-term average.

IRENA Produces Free Global Renewable Energy Atlas

Green Prophet

The Global Atlas is the most comprehensive information platform on the potential of renewable energy. That is why a global and open portal providing this information can make it easier to take this first step,” IRENA sources told the Khaleej Times.

Lima climate talks reach watered-down global warming agreement

Green Blog

A new global agreement on climate change has been reached this past weekend at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru. The conference (COP20) is the 20th yearly conference on global warming and was hosted by one of the countries worst affected by climate change.

Puerto Rico’s La Chiwinha: An Ethical, Global Gathering Place in San Juan

Eco Chic

In addition to serving organic teas, coffees, baked treats and small bites, La Chiwinha is Puerto Rico’s first Fair Trade global market, complimented by eco-friendly household products and locally sourced crafts, beauty products, textiles, books, coffee and more.

Overcoming Global and Local Food Insecurity.

Elephant Journal

The global food system seems to be engineered to create a world of increasing hunger and obesity, while climate change with its severe storms, floods […]. It is a sad series of facts that out of the nine billion people on this planet, one billion are undernourished, one in seven is hungry and more than two billion are overweight.

Leonardo DiCaprio Receives Clinton Global Citizen Award

Eccorazzi

Looking more “earthy” than ever with a long beard and man bun, actor Leonardo DiCaprio picked up the prestigious Clinton Global Citizen Award on Sunday night for his outstanding environmental work.

What Can We Do to Stop Global Warming? ~ Erin Emanuel

Elephant Journal

How can we prevent Global Warming?

James Cameron to Release New Star-Studded Global Warming Doc

Eccorazzi

James Cameron and an all-star cast shed more light on global warming with his new documentary, "Years of Living Dangerously." Read More The post James Cameron to Release New Star-Studded Global Warming Doc appeared first on Ecorazzi.

10 Megatrends in Global Sustainability

Celsias

The 10 global sustainability megaforces that may impact business over the next two decades according to new research by KPMG are: Climate Change: This may be the one global megaforce that directly impacts all others.

Can organic fertilizers impact the global food crisis?

Green Prophet

Only if we make use the modern technologies that we have, we will be able to fight this global crisis.

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"How Large Are Global Energy Subsidies?"

Environmental Economics

Parry, Louis Sears and Baoping Shang: This paper provides a comprehensive, updated picture of energy subsidies at the global and regional levels. These subsidies primarily reflect under-pricing from a domestic (rather than global) perspective, so even unilateral price reform is in countries’ own interests. percent of global GDP) in 2013, and projected to reach $5.3 percent of global GDP) in 2015. percent of global GDP). David Coady, Ian W.H.

IPCC: Global warming impact will be severe and irreversible

Green Blog

The effects of global warming will be “severe, pervasive and irreversible” and will leave no one untouched. Rising global temperatures will result in more floods and cause changes to crop yields and water availability – effectively threatening our homes, health, food and safety.

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Desmond Tutu: “climate change is our global enemy”

Green Prophet

Tutu continued, “If we don’t limit global warming to two degrees or less we are doomed to a period of unprecedented instability, insecurity and loss of species.

Global CO2 emissions flatlined in 2014 while the economy grew

Green Blog

New data from the International Energy Agency (IEA) shows that global CO2 emissions stalled at about 32 billion tonnes in 2014, the same number as in 2013. And even better, this happened while the global economy actually grew. It provides much-needed momentum to negotiators preparing to forge a global climate deal in Paris in December: for the first time, greenhouse gas emissions are decoupling from economic growth.” In 2014, however, the global economy expanded by 3%.

Sustainable forests can cut global emissions by half

Green (Living) Review

According to a study conducted by Södra, the sustainable management of the world's production forests could yield a reduction in global emissions of up to 50 percent. This corresponds to 30-50 percent of global emissions.

Norway Leads Global Effort to Protect Congo Basin

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Leading the way is Read More The post Norway Leads Global Effort to Protect Congo Basin appeared first on Ecorazzi. An agreement between nations in Africa and Europe will set for a comprehensive plan to protect the Congo Basin, the second biggest rainforest in the world.

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Marriott leads global hotel chains in sustainability

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From Davos: This Idea Could Transform Global Food Systems

Conservancy Talk

Global food security is a hot topic here at the World Economic Forum (WEF). That’s one reason I’ve been pleased to participate in meetings here on transforming global food systems. Yet the idea is currently on the sidelines of the global agriculture agenda. Mark R.

One Billion Trees: Expanding Global Forest Conservation

Conservancy Talk

I’ve seen first-hand what this kind of work can do — work that involves multiple partners with a common goal, using funds and support generated by you — people that care about our global forests. Photo: © Erika Nortemann/TNC.

From Davos: Building Tomorrow’s Global Leaders

Conservancy Talk

That’s why we are expanding digital learning platforms to bring nature to life for millions of students , growing opportunities for thousands of youth to take action for nature in their communities and building pathways to careers to empower hundreds of global conservation leaders.

Illustrating worst case scenarios post global warming

EcoFriend

Every time we talk about global warming it is in conjunction with some endangered reef, increasing level of carbon content at some part of the globe, a latest electric vehicle that cuts down on emissions or a zero energy building that promises to reduce carbon footprint. B.Sameer Kumar: After watching ‘Terminator’ flicks spread across two decades, the eventual lesson we have learned is that we can only delay ‘Judgment Day’ but it is inevitable.

On global warming, Tim McCarver, correlation, causation and homeruns

Environmental Economics

global warming causes homeruns!   Using estimates from the graph and a quick Google search, global temperatures have risen from 56.26F in 1880 to 58.14F in 2011, or 3.3%.    By compressing the right/homerun axis, homeruns track global temperatures. 

UN warns the world could face a catastrophic global water crisis by 2030

Green Blog

In just 15 years the world could suffer a catastrophic global water crisis, the United Nations (UN) warn in its annual World Water Development Report. The UN report forecasts that global water demand will increase by 55 percent by 2050.

Global Teamwork Critical for Solving Ivory Crisis

Conservancy Talk

It’s a global problem. And it demands global collaboration and cooperation. It’s not enough to simply ramp up enforcement against elephant poachers. We must attack the illegal ivory trade from all sides of the issue—supply and demand, online and on the ground.