"The Story of REDD: A real solution to deforestation?" The EU agricultural policy, soy and deforestation in South America - MEP Maria Noichl. Nova biografia resgata a visão revolucionária de Alexander von Humboldt - Página22. O naturalista, já no século XVIII, entendeu a natureza como uma força global, interligada e interdependente.
Mas suas lições parecem ter sido esquecidas Alexander von Humboldt nasceu na Prússia, atual Alemanha, em 1769. Foi verdadeiramente um naturalista, mas também um geógrafo e explorador que, aos 32 anos de idade, se aventurou numa fascinante viagem pela América Latina, explorando-a e descrevendo-a pela primeira vez sob um ponto de vista científico. Five Principles of Extraordinary Math Teaching. American retirement funds contribute to deforestation and climate change. Even as a new administration hostile to efforts to combat global warming is poised to take over the White House, climate activists in the U.S. are continuing to push for action in myriad and sometimes even unexpected ways.
For instance, you may not realize that saving for your golden years could have an impact on the global climate, but a movement is currently underway to make the retirement funds relied on by millions of Americans free of any connection to deforestation and associated carbon emissions due to investments in palm oil producers. Responding to the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president and what that might mean for global efforts to combat climate change, Katherine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist and associate professor of political science at Texas Tech University, said in a statement that “The bright light of hope the Paris Agreement shone on the bleak and discouraging landscape of climate change has been dimmed but not extinguished.” Related Posts.
The Department of Justice Must Investigate ExxonMobil. You can join the call to action be signing our petition to the DOJ here.
Leaders of many of the country’s largest environmental groups, civil rights organizations, and indigenous peoples movements issued a joint letter today calling on the Department of Justice to investigate ExxonMobil, after revelations that the company knew about climate change as early as the 1970s, but chose to mislead the public about the crisis in order to maximize their profits from fossil fuels. Seething With Anger, Probe Demanded into Exxon's Unparalleled Climate Crime. A broad coalition of community groups along with prominent leaders from the nation's top civil rights, environmental, and indigeneous people's movements on Friday sent a joint letter to the U.S.
Department of Justice demanding a federal investigation into allegations that oil giant ExxonMobil knew about the role fossil fuels played in driving climate change since the 1970s but concealed that information—and later sought to discredit those issuing warnings—in order to protect its own financial interests.
"Anyone who’s lived through 25 years of phony climate debate, or who’s seen the toll climate change is already taking on the most vulnerable communities, has been seething at these revelations. " "Given the damage that has already occurred from climate change—particularly in the poorest communities of our nation and our planet—and that will certainly occur going forward, these revelations should be viewed with the utmost apprehension," the letter states.
Just over two weeks ago, U.S. Climate Change Is Here - National Geographic Magazine. The 5 psychological barriers to climate action. What we think about when we try not to think about global warming, and what to do about it. It's all too easy to distance and doubt ourselves away from climate facts. Particularly since they are sometimes presented in abstract, doom-laden, fear-mongering, guilt-inducing, and polarizing ways.
We seem to have a rich repertoire of ways to avoid changing the behaviors that belong to our sense of self. Clima em transformação. Cientistas preveem extinção da humanidade até 2040 (entrevista completa) Observatório do Clima. Observatório do Clima. Daqui a apenas 25 anos, no tempo de vida da maior parte dos leitores deste texto, o Brasil poderá ter seu cotidiano e sua economia transformados – para pior – pela mudança do clima.
Amazon Rainforest Defense Now Part of Activists' Global Strategy to Defeat Fossil Fuel Industry Construction of an oil pipeline in the Ecuadorian Amazon by Arco-Oriente that carries 80,000 barrels of crude oil from the Villano oil reserve to the TransEcuadorian pipeline.
Pipeline ruptures in Ecuador have discharged over 18 million gallons of oil--more than the 10.8 million gallon Exxon Valdez spill. Photo (c) Bruce Farnsworth. The fate of the world's climate and the Amazon Rainforest are intertwined. That was the message brought by Amazon Watch founder and board president Atossa Soltani to a session of the annual Bioneers Conference in San Rafael, CA on October 23rd. She shared the stage with Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune in a panel on disrupting the global carbon economy so as to protect the climate, indigenous people, and the environment. Global warming could be more devastating for the economy than we thought. Posted on 27 October 2015 by dana1981 A new study published in Nature by scientists at Stanford and UC Berkeley has made waves for its finding that thus far we have dramatically underestimated the damage human-caused climate change will do to the global economy.
By looking at data from 160 countries across the 50-year period from 1960 to 2010, the authors found that an average local temperature of 13°C (55°F) is economically optimal, particularly for agricultural productivity. That temperature roughly reflects the current climate in many wealthy countries like the USA, Japan, France, and China. If regional temperatures are cooler, then warming benefits the local economy, but past that peak temperature, warming reduces economic productivity. Policy: Climate advisers must maintain integrity. Illustration by Phil Disley Disenchantment has set in well ahead of the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Paris in December.
Scientists, policy-makers and the public already accept that progress will not be enough to keep global average temperature rise within the 2 °C limit set at the 2010 UN climate summit. The negotiations' goal has become what is politically possible, not what is environmentally desirable. Gone is a focus on establishing a global, 'top down' target for stabilizing emissions or a carbon budget that is legally binding. The Paris meeting will focus on voluntary, 'bottom up' commitments by individual states to reduce emissions. The global climate target is being watered down in the hope of getting any agreement in Paris. A shift in climate. Hoesung Lee has laid out a vision for his tenure as the fourth chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
The South Korean economist says that he wants to increase coordination between the working groups, work with more scientists from developing countries, boost interaction with the business and financial industries and expand the panel’s influence by making its findings easier to digest. Policy: Climate advisers must maintain integrity. Climate change: Embed the social sciences in climate policy. Illustration by David Parkins The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is becoming irrelevant to climate policy.
Climate policy: Democracy is not an inconvenience. Illustration by David Parkins There are many threats to democracy in the modern era. Not least is the risk posed by the widespread public feeling that politicians are not listening. Such discontent can be seen in the political far right: the Tea Party movement in the United States, the UK Independence Party, the Pegida (Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West) demonstrators in Germany, and the National Front in France. Extreme heatwaves could push Gulf climate beyond human endurance, study shows. The Gulf in the Middle East, the heartland of the global oil industry, will suffer heatwaves beyond the limit of human survival if climate change is unchecked, according to a new scientific study.
Plants Communicate Using An Internet of Fungi. Hidden beneath the surface and entangled in the roots of Earth’s astonishing and diverse plant life, there exists a biological superhighway linking together the members of the plant kingdom in what researchers call the “wood wide web”. This organic network operates much like our internet, allowing plants to communicate, bestow nutrition, or even harm one another. The network is comprised of thin threads of fungus known as mycelium that grow outwards underground up to a few meters from its partnering plant, meaning that all of the plant life within a region is likely tapped into the network and connected to one another.
The partnership of the roots of plants and the fungi is known as mycorrhiza and is beneficial for both parties involved; plants provide carbohydrates to the fungi and in exchange, the fungi aids in gathering water and providing nutrients such as phosphorus and nitrogen to its partnering plant. “Branching threads of fungus mycelium in organic soil” Stanford researchers' calculations reveal high global economic cost of climate change.
A study co-authored by Stanford and UC Berkeley researchers indicates that the global economy will take a big hit from climate change, with rich countries affected as well as poor. (Michael Bischof) Stanford Report, October 21, 2015 Stanford-Cal collaboration finds that without climate change mitigation, even wealthy countries will see an economic downturn by 2100. By Laura Seaman. Moral case to tackle climate change overwhelming, says Lord Stern. Failing to act on the grave threat posed by climate change devalues the lives of future generations and amounts to unacceptable “discrimination by date of birth”, according to the influential economist Lord Stern. Speaking at an international meeting in Rome on environmental justice and climate change attended by senior Vatican officials, Stern said that the “moral arguments” for action to combat climate change were overwhelming.
“Discounting future welfare or lives means weighting the welfare of lives of future people lower than lives now, irrespective of consumption and income levels, purely because their lives lie in the future,” he said. “This is discrimination by date of birth, and is unacceptable when viewed alongside notions of rights and justice.” Next generation of leaders need to understand climate change, says Lord Stern. Everything you need to know about the Paris climate summit and UN talks. What is happening in Paris this December? The governments of more than 190 nations will gather in Paris to discuss a possible new global agreement on climate change, aimed at reducing global greenhouse gas emissions and thus avoiding the threat of dangerous climate change.
Why now? Current commitments on greenhouse gas emissions run out in 2020, so at Paris governments are expected to produce an agreement on what happens for the decade after that at least, and potentially beyond. Primero la NASA y ahora la ONU: el colapso de la civilización está cerca. Por: Ivan Gil. Incertidumbre, riesgo, crisis, peligros globales, caos… Son algunos de los conceptos más repetidos en el último informe de la ONU que un panel intergubernamental (formado por 60 científicos y representantes de un centenar de países).
Climate scientist hits out at IPCC projections. Is Capturing Carbon from the Air Practical? Physicist Peter Eisenberger had expected colleagues to react to his idea with skepticism. New Method Removes Carbon from the Air, Churns Out Valuable Carbon Products. A new method for taking carbon dioxide directly from the air and converting it to oxygen and nanoscale fibers made of carbon could lead to an inexpensive way to make a valuable building material—and may even serve as a weapon against climate change. Carbon fibers are increasingly being used as a structural material on the aerospace, automotive, and other industries, which value its strength and light weight. The useful attributes of carbon fibers, which also include electrical conductivity, are enhanced at the nanoscale, says Stuart Licht, a professor of chemistry at George Washington University.
New Technology to Capture, Convert Carbon Dioxide. The intricate, highly porous structure of covalent organic frameworks makes them uniquely suited for capturing carbon dioxide. Although progress has been made in limiting carbon emissions in some countries, particularly in Europe and North America, it’s clear that finding ways to capture carbon dioxide from smokestacks—or from the atmosphere—is becoming increasingly imperative. O que são os Rios Voadores e Qual a sua Importância para os Brasileiros. Os rios voadores são “cursos de água atmosféricos”, formados por massas de ar carregadas de vapor de água, muitas vezes acompanhados por nuvens, e são propelidos pelos ventos.
A natureza está falando. A Natureza Está Falando – Robert Redford é A Árvore. A Natureza Está Falando – Ian Somerhalder é Recife de Corais. A Natureza Está Falando – Edward Norton é O Solo. A Natureza Está Falando – Lupita Nyong'o é Flor. A Natureza Está Falando – Lupita Nyong'o é Flor. Rodrigo Santoro é O Oceano. A Natureza está Falando - Maria Bethânia é A Mãe Natureza. A Natureza está Falando - Maria Bethânia é A Mãe Natureza. A Natureza está Falando.
“The Fuse is Blown”. Glaciologist’s Jaw Dropping Account of a Shattering Moment. Are plants intelligent? New book says yes. Forget climate pledges for Paris – let’s talk deep decarbonisation. Naomi Klein says the climate crisis is now a war: “We need to grow out of the story that some politician is going to come along and save us” Carne verde - Tudo sobre desmatamento zero - Folha de S.Paulo. LENINE - Quede Água. Carbono - Lenine (Faixa 6 Quede Água) Proteção ambiental é responsabilidade de todos os entes federativos, diz STJ. Aláfia - "Quintal" (videoclipe oficial) Brazil rainforest deforestation leads to seed shrinkage. Ornitologia e Conservação: Ciência Aplicada, Técnicas de Pesquisa e Levantamento - Sandro Von Matter, Fernando Costa Straube, Victor de Queiroz Piacentini, Iury Almeida Accordi, José Flávio Cândido, Jr. Por que as florestas dependem tanto dos pássaros? Folha - Líquido e incerto - Crise da água - Tudo sobre.
Engineers Ask Nature For Design Advice. Engineers Ask Nature For Design Advice. The Science, Art and Meaning of Forest Wisdom - Suzanne Simard, Ph.D. The networked beauty of forests - Suzanne Simard. Lord Stern hits out at claims about cost of climate cuts. Antonio Nobre: "É urgente que a colaboração surja nas ciências e tecnologias" Os mil nomes de Gaia: a necessidade de repensar a relação do homem com o planeta.
When firefighters speak out on climate change, we ought to listen up. Expert says farms hold the key to absorbing carbon and fighting climate change - ABC Rural. The Disaster We’ve Wrought on the World’s Oceans May Be Irrevocable. The Woman Who Could Stop Climate Change. Torrential rains, prolonged drought - climate change causing more extreme weather. State of Emergency Declared as Wildfires Create 'Unprecedented Cataclysm' in Washington. July 2015 sets a horrifying new high: The hottest month ever recorded. Cientista projeta o fim da Amazônia para o ano de 2260. Islamic leaders issue bold call for rapid phase out of fossil fuels.
Page 2 of The Point of No Return: Climate Change Nightmares Are Already Here. Your brief to the Paris UN climate talks: how we got here and what to watch for. Index. The ‘Family of 5’ Primary Forests: A Snapshot of What Remains. Gmail. How Climate Scientists Feel About Climate Change Deniers - Jason Box Tweet Controversy.
What it’s like when your job is to predict the end of humanity. What's Really Warming the World? Climate deniers blame natural factors; NASA data proves otherwise. We need to stop punishing scientists for talking to the public. What's Really Warming the World? Climate deniers blame natural factors; NASA data proves otherwise. New NASA data show how the world is running out of water. Observatório do Clima. Nossa Água São Paulo. Climate depression is for real. Just ask a scientist. Sem Floresta Não Tem Água - Episódio 1 - Represa Paraibuna. Falta d'água e Rios Voadores. Verdade no Brasil: O Futuro Climático da Amazônia, agora disponivel em tres idiomas.
Entrevistas. Sem medo de plantar florestas. As Florestas geram o Clima Amigo. O desmatamento leva ao Clima Inóspito. Amazonia Calcanhar de Aquiles. A Economia depende da boa chuva. Vendendo a Verdade. An animated map of global wind and weather. Spring Fields - Gallery.