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Oil and gas companies are facing major technological disruption. Find Bachelor degrees worldwide: search all BA, BSc, LLB and more undergraduate programmes - James Lovelock: ‘Before the end of this century, robots will have taken over’ James Lovelock’s parting words last time we met were: “Enjoy life while you can.

James Lovelock: ‘Before the end of this century, robots will have taken over’

Because if you’re lucky, it’s going to be 20 years before it hits the fan.” It was early 2008, and the distinguished scientist was predicting imminent and irreversible global warming, which would soon make large parts of the planet uninhabitably hot or put them underwater. The fashionable hope that windfarms or recycling could prevent global famine and mass migration was, he assured me, a fantasy; it was too late for ethical consumption to save us. Plane flies along Antarctica's giant Larsen crack. The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has released new footage of the ice crack that promises to produce a giant berg.

Plane flies along Antarctica's giant Larsen crack

The 175km-long fissure runs through the Larsen C Ice Shelf on the eastern side of the Antarctic Peninsula. If it propagates just 20km more, a block of ice a quarter the size of Wales will break away into the Weddell Sea. Scientists gathered the new video while recovering instrumentation that had been placed on the ice shelf. Uncertainty about the stability of the region means researchers cannot set up camp as they would normally do, and instead make short visits in a Twin Otter plane. The most recent sortie enabled the researchers also to fly along the length of the crack, which is 400-500m wide in places, to assess its status.

No-one can say for sure when the iceberg will calve, but it could happen anytime. The world’s smartest solar solution. Federal scientist cooked climate change books ahead of Obama presentation, whistle blower charges. A key Obama administration scientist brushed aside inconvenient data that showed a slowdown in global warming in compiling an alarming 2015 report that coincided with the White House participation in the Paris Climate Conference, a whistle blower is alleging.

Federal scientist cooked climate change books ahead of Obama presentation, whistle blower charges

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), in a major 2013 report, concluded global temperatures had shown a smaller increase from 1998 to 2012 than any similar period over the past 30 to 60 years. But a blockbuster, June 2015 paper by a team of federal scientists led by Thomas Karl, published in the journal Science in June 2015 and later known as the “pausebuster" paper sought to discredit the notion of a slowdown in warming. Compressed air energy storage has bags of potential. The only thing you can say for certain about British weather is that it’s unpredictable.

Compressed air energy storage has bags of potential

One minute the sun is shining. The next, you’re soaked through by April showers. Given our eclectic weather and island status, you’d think that we’d be an ideal location for wind power. Traditional Chinese Medicine and Endangered Animals – Advocacy for Animals. According to the World Health Organization, nearly 80 percent of the world’s population depends for its primary health care needs on medicines derived from plants and animals.

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Endangered Animals – Advocacy for Animals

This is especially true in countries where traditional medicines are widely used. Increasingly, however, modern medicines and remedies also contain animal and plant derivatives. Given growing populations, increasing wealth, and the spreading popularity of natural remedies around the world, the demand for these medicines and remedies is rising. The rising demand, combined with reduced habitat, has caused an alarming increase in the number of plant and animal species (used for medicinal purposes) at risk.

(Is This) 17 Powerful Images Showing The Devastating Effects Of Overpopulation. It’s no secret that we are exploiting our planet and running out of resources at the speed of light, but many people refuse to take notice.

(Is This) 17 Powerful Images Showing The Devastating Effects Of Overpopulation

These unbelievable photos of environmental damage, collected into a book by environmental awareness platform Global Population Speak Out, show the harsh realities of the ecological and social tragedies that Earth is suffering. Its title: “Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot.” This book has plenty of powerful images illustrating the problems generated by overpopulation and consumption, together with quotes from famous writers, scientists and ecologists to help understand and raise awareness about the destruction of natural environments. Global Population Speak Out provides a link for everyone to have a look at the book online for free, but if you want it in your bookshelf, you can also find it on Amazon.

More info: | Amazon (h/t: THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING: THE BOOK. Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction Observer Book of the Year New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books of the Year Forget everything you think you know about global warming.


The really inconvenient truth is that it’s not about carbon—it’s about capitalism. The convenient truth is that we can seize this existential crisis to transform our failed economic system and build something radically better. Art to make you smile! Composer (finally) Decomposed Having deconstructed Beethoven, the second part of the work is finally complete.

Art to make you smile!

Almost all the materials which made up the image are displayed in a clear jar, set in a recess in the silhouette background which I painted white after removing the found objects. Just a few items are placed in their original positions to connect the 2 pieces of the work as a diptych. Now I am awaiting a suitable venue/exhibition in which to display it. Special Investigation: Inside the Deadly Rhino Horn Trade. This story appears in the October 2016 issue of National Geographic magazine.

Special Investigation: Inside the Deadly Rhino Horn Trade

It was a five-hour drive from South Africa’s Kruger National Park, home of the world’s largest wild rhinoceros population, to Polokwane, home of the world’s most wanted man when it comes to rhino horn trafficking: a millionaire safari operator and ex-policeman named Dawie Groenewald. To meet Groenewald, photographer Brent Stirton and I sped in two cars through gorgeous, winding mountain ranges. ‘Diamond-age’ of power generation as nuclear batteries developed.

Climate change may be escalating so fast it could be 'game over', scientists warn. It is a vision of a future so apocalyptic that it is hard to even imagine.

Climate change may be escalating so fast it could be 'game over', scientists warn

But, if leading scientists writing in one of the most respected academic journals are right, planet Earth could be on course for global warming of more than seven degrees Celsius within a lifetime. And that, according to one of the world’s most renowned climatologists, could be “game over” – particularly given the imminent presence of climate change denier Donald Trump in the White House. Scientists have long tried to work out how the climate will react over the coming decades to the greenhouse gases humans are pumping into the atmosphere. According to the current best estimate, by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), if humans carry on with a “business as usual” approach using large amounts of fossil fuels, the Earth’s average temperature will rise by between 2.6 and 4.8 degrees above pre-industrial levels by 2100.

“The only way out is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible.” Ice Melt in Antarctica Will Raise Sea Levels Sooner Than We Thought. Boston and other coastal cities may want to batten down the hatches. A new study from climate scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Pennsylvania State University warns estimates of future sea level rise may be significantly underestimated. The real picture 100 to 500 years from now, they claim, will be ugly for U.S. coastal cities from New York to Miami, which could be underwater or at risk of flooding. Boston, for example, could see about 5 feet of sea level rise in the next 100 years, according to the researchers. The most recent prediction by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is that the sea level will rise as much as 38 inches by the year 2100 because of melting glaciers and the fact that warming makes water expand. Sign up Sign up to our daily newsletter for up to date global news and features.

"So, at a time in the past when global average temperatures were only slightly warmer than today, sea levels were much higher,” DeConto said in a statement. Trash Me with Rob Greenfield. Earth’s wilderness could be lost by 2050, tenth already destroyed – study. Biologists have drawn alarming conclusions about mankind’s unsustainable use of land and resources, finding that, since the early 1990s, our planet has lost a tenth of its wild places. If the trend continues, we stand to lose everything in 30 years’ time. Read more Writing for the journal Current Biology, researchers with the Wildlife Conservation Society have revealed that over the last 20 or so years, the Earth has lost 3.3 million square kilometers (1.27 million square miles) of wilderness – an area twice the size of Alaska and half the size of the Amazon rainforest – with the Amazon and Central Africa being the worst off. They write that without immediate and serious reforms to international climate policy, there will be no way to reverse the threat of total loss and the devastating effects it will have on climate change and human civilization.

“Without any policies to protect these areas, they are falling victim to widespread development. An ecosystem is bigger than its contents. Our best shot at cooling the planet might be right under our feet. It’s getting hot out there. Every one of the past 14 months has broken the global temperature record. Ice cover in the Arctic sea just hit a new low, at 525,000 square miles less than normal. And apparently we’re not doing much to stop it: according to Professor Kevin Anderson, one of Britain’s leading climate scientists, we’ve already blown our chances of keeping global warming below the “safe” threshold of 1.5 degrees.

If we want to stay below the upper ceiling of 2 degrees, though, we still have a shot. But it’s going to take a monumental effort. New elephant study shows catastrophic decline in Africa. "I don't think anybody in the world has seen the number of dead elephants that I've seen over the last two years," he says. From above, we spot an elephant lying on its side in the cracked river mud. From a distance it could be mistaken for a resting animal. Smallpox could return as Siberia's melting permafrost exposes ancient graves. Smallpox – a deadly disease eradicated from the world in 1977 – could return as the frozen tundra of Siberia melts and releases the virus from the corpses of people who died in a major epidemic about 120 years ago, experts have warned. The disease was once one of the most feared in the world.

Up to 30 per cent of people who caught it would die, according to the World Health Organisation, after experiencing symptoms including a high fever and the characteristic pus-filled spots. Spores of potentially fatal anthrax from dead people and reindeer that had been entombed in the permafrost are already thought to have infected 24 patients currently in hospital in Salekhard near Russia’s north coast. The Yanomami are great observers of nature. Home -

Air Pollution Rising In The World's... News. World heading for catastrophe over natural disasters, risk expert warns. The Man Who Single-handedly Carved A Road Through a Mountain. Meet Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal - The Man Whose Single Mission Cleaned Up A Dying River In Punjab. Today, the historic river bed of Kali Bein, a tributary of the Beas River which flows through Punjab, is teeming with life and is a delight to watch. Home — Precious Plastic. Practicing Sustainability. Guruprasad Madhavan (Editor) is a program officer at the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council—collectively known as the National Academies—in Washington, DC.Barbara Oakley (Editor) is an associate professor of engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, and a former vice-president of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.David Green (Editor) is a MacArthur Fellow, Ashoka Fellow and is recognized by the Schwab Foundation as a leading social entrepreneur.David Koon (Editor) represented the 135th district of the New York State Legislative Assembly from 1996 to 2010.Penny Low (Editor) is a Member of Parliament of Singapore, and was the youngest elected female representative in 2001.Michael Spence (Foreword) is William R.

M. S. The Point of No Return: Climate Change Nightmares Are Already Here. Forbes Welcome. Thanks for coming to Forbes. Please turn off your ad blocker in order to continue. To thank you for doing so, we’re happy to present you with an ad-light experience. Hi again. Welcome to the Anthropocene.


El Niño–Southern Oscillation. Southern Oscillation Index timeseries 1876–2012. BBC Radio 4 - Costing the Earth. Énergies fossiles : mortelles subventions #DATAGUEULE 44. Sea levels are rising much faster than any time in past 2,800 years. And it’s going to get worse.

WASHINGTON — Sea levels on Earth are rising several times faster than they have in the past 2,800 years and are accelerating because of man-made global warming, according to new studies. An international team of scientists dug into two dozen locations across the globe to chart gently rising and falling seas over centuries and millennia. Episode 05 : La formation des sols. Earth From Above: The End of Oil. Horizon - 2014-2015 1. Should I Eat Meat - The Big Health Dilemma. Category:Politics of climate change.

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