Worried about Earth's future? Well, the outlook is worse than even scientists can grasp. Anyone with even a passing interest in the global environment knows all is not well.
But just how bad is the situation? Our new paper shows the outlook for life on Earth is more dire than is generally understood. The research published today reviews more than 150 studies to produce a stark summary of the state of the natural world. We outline the likely future trends in biodiversity decline, mass extinction, climate disruption and planetary toxification. We clarify the gravity of the human predicament and provide a timely snapshot of the crises that must be addressed now. The problems, all tied to human consumption and population growth, will almost certainly worsen over coming decades. Our paper was authored by 17 leading scientists, including those from Flinders University, Stanford University and the University of California, Los Angeles. Getting to grips with the problem. Humans exploiting and destroying nature on unprecedented scale – report.
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Extinct Volcanoes Are Coming Back To Life All Over The World. How the Position of the North Magnetic Pole Has Changed Since 1590 - Earthly Mission. Eco-crusaders. Oxygen. Are we in the sixth mass extinction on Earth? The signs are all there. Analysis By Frederik Saltre and Corey J A Bradshaw Updated about 4 hours agoWed 13 Nov 2019, 5:03am For more than 3.5 billion years, living organisms have thrived, multiplied and diversified to occupy every ecosystem on Earth.
Mercator Misconceptions: Clever Map Shows the True Size of Countries. Since their invention, automobiles have been a driving force of the global economy. Used by millions of people to get to work, transport goods, and travel, the modern automobile has become ubiquitous in our daily lives. So much so, that a whopping 92 million cars were produced in just 2019. To help us understand the might of the auto industry, this infographic from Parts Geek breaks down the earnings of 19 major car companies by an interesting metric—revenue per second. Nasa varnar för norrsken: kan lamslå jorden. Nasas nya bilder visar på ett norrsken i form av en stor grön spiral sedd mellan maffiga moln och med en måne skinande genom molndiset i bakgrunden.
Global insect decline may see 'plague of pests' Image copyright Getty Images A scientific review of insect numbers suggests that 40% of species are undergoing "dramatic rates of decline" around the world.
The study says that bees, ants and beetles are disappearing eight times faster than mammals, birds or reptiles. But researchers say that some species, such as houseflies and cockroaches, are likely to boom. The general insect decline is being caused by intensive agriculture, pesticides and climate change. Insects make up the majority of creatures that live on land, and provide key benefits to many other species, including humans. They provide food for birds, bats and small mammals; they pollinate around 75% of the crops in the world; they replenish soils and keep pest numbers in check.
The "Doomsday Vault" Is In Serious Danger. The Norwegian Island of Spitsbergen, part of the Arctic Svalbard archipelago, is home to the Global Seed Vault where duplicate samples and spare copies of important seeds are stored.
The vault, also called the Doomsday Vault, is an attempt to guarantee the seeds are safe even after large-scale or even global catastrophes. The seeds are kept at -18°C (-0.4°F) with minimum access to oxygen in order to delay aging as much as possible. 2018 Was The Fourth-Hottest Year On Record And The Trend Is Set To Continue. We’ve known this is coming, but the latest annual report from NASA and NOAA has confirmed it: 2018 was the fourth-hottest year on record.
The other four in the top 5 have all been in the last five years. And it’s set to get warmer. Earth's Magnetic North Pole May Have Just Officially Shifted. Earth’s magnetic north pole has been drifting so much in recent years that scientific estimates are no longer accurate for navigation, prompting the National Centers for Environmental Information to publish updated information nearly a year early.
It may sound apocalyptic, but generally speaking, the shift is no cause for alarm. Over the last 780,000 years, fossil records indicate that the poles have moved and switched a number of times, with no recognizable harm to living organisms. In fact, recent geological records even indicate that our magnetic field is weakening, a phenomenon that may or may not lead to geomagnetic pole reversal: the north and south poles could flip. But even if this was the case, it doesn’t mean sudden volcanic outbursts or swarms of earthquake clusters. Life would continue as it is although changes to the magnetic field could have repercussions for smartphones, consumer electronics, and navigation technology.
Jordens magnetfält rör sig allt snabbare mot Sibirien. En del av jordens kärna innehåller trögflytande järn som rör på sig, och därför bildas ett kraftfullt magnetfält runt klotet.
Constantly Walking on Stilts - How One French Community Survived. Today, much of the Landes region in southwestern France is a forest.
Indeed, it is the largest forest in the country. But over a century ago (the mid-19th century to be exact) the scenery was something quite different. Instead of an area densely covered with pine trees, there was a vast expanse of swampy terrain, as far as the eye could see, with nary a road in sight. Landes, France. Climate Change Research. Population Mountains. Planetary Boundaries: Exploring the Safe Operating Space for Humanity. Climate Reanalyzer. The weather maps shown here are generated from the NCEP Global Forecast System (GFS) model. GFS is the primary operational model framework underlying U.S. NOAA/NWS weather forecasting. The model is run four times daily on a global T1534 gaussian grid (~13 km) to produce 16-day forecasts. Here, we use 0.25°x0.25° (~30 km) output grids available from NOMADS, and calculate daily averages from eight 3-hourly timeslices starting at 0000 UTC.
Sea surface temperature (SST) and SST anomaly maps are generated from NOAA Optimum Interpolation SST version 2 (OISST V2). A global map of wind, weather, and ocean conditions. Date | 2018-10-14 23:00 Local ⇄ UTC Data | Wind @ Surface Scale | Source | GFS / NCEP / US National Weather Service. Climate Reanalyzer.
Climate Change. Earthquakes. Ecology. External pearls. Natural Resources. Where's the freest place in the world? A London think tank has the answer. Antarctica's Colossal Magma Plume Is Nearly as Hot as Yellowstone's Supervolcano. To paraphrase Rousseau, man is born free, yet everywhere he is caged. Barbed-wire, concrete walls, and gun-toting guards confine people to the nation-state of their birth. But why? The argument for open borders is both economic and moral. All people should be free to move about the earth, uncaged by the arbitrary lines known as borders. Not every place in the world is equally well-suited to mass economic activity. The overwhelming majority of would-be immigrants want little more than to make a better life for themselves and their families by moving to economic opportunity and participating in peaceful, voluntary trade. Wage differences are a revealing metric of border discrimination.
Even relatively small increases in immigration flows can have enormous benefits. And while the benefits of cross-border movements are tremendous for the immigrants, they are also significant for those born in destination countries. Freedom of movement is a basic human right. NASA Captured Earth “Breathing” Over the Last 20 Years. This passed month, NASA released a visual time lapse like no other. A seen by satellites, the 2 ½ minute video packs in the Earth’s physical changes over the last 20 years. Unsurprisingly, the Earth can be seen to undergo changes as the seasons develop, but added to that, there are key differences noted during the same seasons over the duration of the two-decade examination. Observations like plant life on land and within the ocean, along with the recession of polar ice caps are main focal points of the project. Undersea life is depicted with colors ranging from green, blue, red, and purple. Global Pollution Map.
27 zdjęć, które udowadniają, że jesteśmy w niebezpieczeństwie. Ostatnie zdjęcie sprawiło, że zaniemówiłem! – LOL mania. Mapping Environmental Justice. Tropical Rainforests Almost the Size of India Will Be Lost by 2050. But Here's How YOU Can Stop It. Using satellite imagery and data from 100 countries, the Washington-based Center for Global Development has predicted that 289 million hectares (715 million acres) of tropical forests would be axed by 2050 – that’s an area the size of India, or four times the size of the US state of Texas. Scientists Jonah Busch and Jens Engelmann, project that this tropical deforestation will release 169 GtCO2 into the atmosphere from 2016-2050 — one-sixth of the remaining carbon that can be emitted if the rise in the Earth’s temperature is to be held below 2 °C (the equivalent of running 44,000 coal-fired power plants for a year).
However, they also say much of the losses can be avoided if world leaders put a price on carbon emissions through taxes, payments for emissions reductions, or find a way to limit deforestation. “Conserving tropical forests is a bargain. Reducing emissions from tropical deforestation costs about a fifth as much as reducing emissions in the European Union. Fukushima: The Extinction-Level Event That No One Is Talking About [Video] - ORGANIC AND HEALTHY. One repercussion of this has been the pollution of radioactive waste into the sea. It is thought that hundreds of tons of radioactive waste has been pumped inot the sea every day ever since. The nuclear waste has penetrated the Japanese food chain and has been detected in food over 200 miles away. In 2015 Akira Ono the chief of the Fukushima power station said that there was no known way of decommissioning the power station and stopping the waste leakage. Yann Arthus-Bertrand. ClimateViewer 3D – ClimateViewer News. Obituary: Great Barrier Reef (25 Million BC-2016)
Maps. World Themes Base Maps Plate Tectonics Map Earthquakes Map Precipitation Map. Scientists have discovered that living near trees is good for your health. Will Humans Survive the Sixth Great Extinction? In the last half-billion years, life on Earth has been nearly wiped out five times—by such things as climate change, an intense ice age, volcanoes, and that space rock that smashed into the Gulf of Mexico 65 million years ago, obliterating the dinosaurs and a bunch of other species. These events are known as the Big Five mass extinctions, and all signs suggest we are now on the precipice of a sixth.