I am a migrant. This is the most dangerous time for our planet. The Next Green Revolution. For decades, environmentalists have warned of a coming climate crisis.
Their alarms went unheeded, and last year we reaped an early harvest: a singularly ferocious hurricane season, record snowfall in New England, the worst-ever wildfires in Alaska, arctic glaciers at their lowest ebb in millennia, catastrophic drought in Brazil, devastating floods in India – portents of global warming's destructive potential. Green-minded activists failed to move the broader public not because they were wrong about the problems, but because the solutions they offered were unappealing to most people. They called for tightening belts and curbing appetites, turning down the thermostat and living lower on the food chain. They rejected technology, business, and prosperity in favor of returning to a simpler way of life. Nature Is Speaking. Man's complaint about dead worm in his cucumber escalated hilariously.
When this man complained using Eminem lyrics Asos let him down awfully. When your item hasn't been delivered, any old Facebook user can rattle off a clear and concise message of complaint.
Jay Whalley from Preston went one better when his blazer wasn't delivered. The complaint, crafted in line to the lyrics of Eminem's Stan, has been shared hundreds of times on Facebook, as has the response that Jay received and subsequently posted. We have no idea what this is from. 2/10 response, if we're honest. How millions of trees brought a broken landscape back to life. Twenty-five years ago, the Midlands villages of Moira, Donisthorpe and Overseal overlooked a gruesome landscape.
From field to fork: the six stages of wasting food. Rate of species extinction 'no longer within safe limit' for humans, experts warn. Animals and plants are going extinct so quickly that world biodiversity loss is no longer within a “safe limit” and could start to threaten much of the planet’s ability to support humans, according to a major new study.
Experts analysed nearly 2.4 million records about more than 39,000 species at 18,600 different places around the world. What they discovered was that for 58.1 per cent of the world’s land surface the loss of biodiversity was serious enough to call into question its ability to sustain the 5.3 billion people who live there. The research, published in the prestigious journal Science, comes as scientists are considering redefining the current geological epoch as the Anthropocene – because of humanity’s dramatic effects on the Earth, including what many fear will be the planet’s sixth mass extinction of life.
“We know biodiversity loss affects ecosystem function, but how it does this is not entirely clear. Wildlife Photographer of the Year. This photographer has captured the lines dividing the rich and the poor using a drone. An American photographer has portrayed South’s Africa’s social inequality in an epic photography project using drones.
Johnny Miller, who now lives in Cape Town has used a drone in his latest project “Unequal Scenes” to capture inequality in South Africa. One of the places he photographed was the boundary between Masiphumelele and Lake Michelle, which he described as “one of the most dramatic examples of informal settlements”: Picture: Johnny Miller/Millefoto The idea to use drones sparked in Miller’s head after winning the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship in 2011 and being offered a chance to study his master's degree in another country, which he chose to do it in South Africa. He told indy100 that during his studies, he became interested in “spatial planning and the architecture of the city, specifically the particular way that was done under apartheid”. Meet the closest relatives to the first humans. An indigenous people in Southern Africa, they are our oldest human ancestors, DNA testing proving the San are direct descendants of the first Homo sapiens.
But today their culture, traditions and heritage are at risk of being lost forever. The San live across South Africa, Botswana, Angola and Namibia. In Botswana they're known as the Basarwa, where they live a largely nomadic lifestyle that has remained undisturbed for millennia. "Culture is something that can die and we should understand that culture is dynamic," says Bihela Sekere, part of the indigenous population who previously worked at the Botswana High Commission in London. Asian ydin taitaa olla tässä. - Kemikaalicocktail. What are the plurals of 'octupus', 'hippopotamus', and 'syllabus'? Amazon River: Massive coral reef discovered. A team of scientists from Brazil and the United States discovered the reef in the muddy waters at the mouth of the Amazon, according to a report published in the journal Science on Friday.
The reef system spans 3,600-square miles along the ocean floor, stretching from French Guiana to Brazil's Maranhao state along the edge of South America's continental shelf. The finding is surprising because large rivers normally create gaps in reef distribution due to unfavorable conditions such as salinity, pH and light penetration. However, this coral reef system seems to be healthy, according to the report.
Europe will soon be hit by deadly 'once-in-a-century' extreme weather every year. Europe will soon be hit by deadly, "once-in-a-century" extreme weather events every year, a study has found.
Severe wildfires, river floods and windstorms will affect certain areas of the continent annually by 2050, according to research published in the journal Climatic Changes. The study concludes the issue is at “historically high levels” and Europe will undergo a “progressive and strong increase in overall climate hazard”, with a particular impact on the south-western regions. The researchers suggest key hotspots will emerge along coastlines and in floodplains in southern and western Europe, which are often highly populated and economically pivotal. Watch Godzilla-like sea creature use razor-sharp teeth.
Overpopulation – The Root Cause of Our Problems – Why Is It a Taboo Topic? By Tim Prosser | 30 July 2014Scratch Space.
Bryan Stevenson: We need to talk about an injustice. Podcasts. Huge craters appearing in Russia worry scientists. REUTERS/Vladimir Pushkarev/Russian Centre of Arctic Exploration When a helicopter pilot spotted the first crater in the summer of 2014, everyone was baffled.
The 100-foot-wide hole appeared on the Yamal Peninsula seemingly out of nowhere, during a tense season of Russian military action in Ukraine and international sanctions. If the world were 100 people: One video that explains how unequal the world is. If the world's population was shrunk down to 100 people, one person would control 50 per cent of the money, 15 would be malnourished and 13 would not have access to clean water.
February breaks global temperature records by 'shocking' amount. Global temperatures in February smashed previous monthly records by an unprecedented amount, according to Nasa data, sparking warnings of a climate emergency. The result was “a true shocker, and yet another reminder of the incessant long-term rise in global temperature resulting from human-produced greenhouse gases”, wrote Jeff Masters and Bob Henson in a blog on the Weather Underground, which analysed the data released on Saturday. — Stefan Rahmstorf (@rahmstorf)March 13, 2016February Smashes Earth's All-Time Global Heat Record by a Jaw-Dropping Margin pic.twitter.com/uZqvum4aVA It confirms preliminary analysis from earlier in March, indicating the record-breaking temperatures.
The most lightning-struck place on Earth - Graeme Anderson. Hurricane Katrina (full video) Mapping the World's Air Pollution in Real Time. Worldwide, outdoor air pollution causes more than 3 million premature deaths each year. While some cities have already reached hazardous levels of air pollution—such as Delhi, India, with smog practically covering the city daily—others are coming dangerously close. This is according to a new interactive map detailing most of the world’s air quality with real-time data.
The map comes from Beijing-based environmental group Air Quality Index China, which worked with environmental protection agencies in more than 70 countries. Names of Animals, Babies and Groups- EnchantedLearning.com. Earth - Weird and wonderful photo quiz. Rapper Prince Ea Is 'Sorry' For Future Generations This Earth Day. BBC Earth - Natural Disasters - facts, videos & pictures. What Humans Are Really Doing to Our Planet, in 19 Jaw-Dropping Images - Mic. Last week, Pope Francis and church officials encouraged everyone to consume less and think more about our impact on the environment.