The three-degree world: cities that will be drowned by global warming When UN climate negotiators meet for summit talks this month, there will be a new figure on the table: 3C. Until now, global efforts such as the Paris climate agreement have tried to limit global warming to 2C above pre-industrial levels. However, with latest projections pointing to an increase of 3.2C by 2100, these goals seem to be slipping out of reach. Global temperature change compared to pre-industrial levels “[We] still find ourselves in a situation where we are not doing nearly enough to save hundreds of millions of people from a miserable future,” said Erik Solheim, the UN environment chief, ahead of the upcoming Bonn conference.
Katharine Hayhoe: 'A thermometer is not liberal or conservative' Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University. She has contributed to more than 125 scientific papers and won numerous prizes for her science communication work. In 2018 she was a contributor to the US National Climate Assessment and was awarded the Stephen H Schneider award for outstanding climate science communication. In 2018, we have seen forest fires in the Arctic circle; record high temperatures in parts of Australia, Africa and the US; floods in India; and devastating droughts in South Africa and Argentina. Is this a turning point? This year has hit home how climate change loads the dice against us by taking naturally occurring weather events and amplifying them.
MSN Money More Hotmail Messenger PLAY: Loreto Theater (NYC - Sept) Music Series Alternative Americana Blues Christian Comedy Country Pop R&B Rock World Electronic show more… Summary We're showcasing great talent in indie music from our beautiful Loreto Theater in downtown Manhattan during the month of September. Artists such as Norah Jones and Michael Cerveris have played here. We Have Five Years To Save Ourselves From Climate Change, Harvard Scientist Says Carbon pollution is rapidly forcing the climate back to a state last seen in the Eocene Epoch, when there was no ice on the poles, warned James Anderson, the Harvard scientist known for linking CFCs to erosion of the Ozone Layer. Shutterstock The level of carbon now in the atmosphere hasn't been seen in 12 million years, a Harvard scientist said in Chicago Thursday, and this pollution is rapidly pushing the climate back to its state in the Eocene Epoch, more than 33 million years ago, when there was no ice on either pole. "We have exquisite information about what that state is, because we have a paleo record going back millions of years, when the earth had no ice at either pole.
War is a Racket by MAJOR GENERAL SMEDLEY D. BUTLER, USMC - Retired TWO-TIME Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient WAR is a racket. It always has been. What Streaming Music Services Pay (Updated for 2017) (click to enlarge) Music streaming services have helped to spark a revival in the music industry. This year alone, major labels have reported record-breaking revenue. But how much are artists actually earning?
What a Label With 2.5 Million YouTube Streams Actually Earns The most difficult part about the debate over streaming royalties is that nobody seems to know what streaming services actually pay. Which is why Digital Music News started an initiative to collect streaming data from anyone who would share their royalty statements. (If you’d like to share, please email us at email@example.com. As you can see in this piece, we can protect confidentiality if needed). ARTISTS VS SONGS : BUILDING IDENTITY IN A STREAMING ERA - PART I — Rethink Music Guest post by Nick Susi, creative strategist in music & media Entering 2017, a popular topic of conversation has been focused on streaming’s impact on the music industry. It wasn’t long ago that the industry and media coverage of streaming had a widely negative connotation wrapped around it. 2014 ended in Taylor Swift’s stand against Spotify’s royalty payments. 2015 ended in David Lowery’s $150 million class action lawsuit against Spotify. Here we are only a year or so later and the conversation surrounding streaming has shifted to a largely positive outlook. Streaming has now driven a favorable increase in global recorded revenues, with Spotify and Apple combined driving $7 billion with over 60 million subscribers. Although attitudes toward streaming have been increasingly positive, the era of streaming is still largely nascent.
Updated! Streaming Price Bible w/ 2016 Rates : Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Tidal, Amazon, Pandora, Etc. The last time we did this was back in 2014, so we thought it was time for an update. Not a lot of surprises but as we predicted when streaming numbers grow, the per stream rate will drop. This data set is isolated to the calendar year 2016 and represents an indie label with an approximately 150 album catalog generating over 115m streams. That’s a pretty good sample size. All rates are gross before distribution fees. Spotify was paying .00521 back in 2014, two years later the aggregate net average per play has dropped to .00437 a reduction of 16%.
Projecting Trends: The On-Demand Economy in Music – Synchblog by Synchtank How is the rise of the on-demand economy affecting the music industry? Bas Grasmayer takes a look at several pioneering startups taking advantage of this change in consumer behaviour. One of the most important trends in employment and services over the last decade has been the rise of the on-demand economy.