George Monbiot: We Can't Be Silent on Climate Change or the Unsustainability of Capitalist System This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. NERMEEN SHAIKH: While Houston continues to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, we look at the media silence on the human contribution to it. Our next guest writes that despite 2016 being the hottest year on record, with several climate-related disasters in the U.S. alone, the combined coverage during the evening and Sunday news programs on the main television networks amounted to a total of 50 minutes in all of last year.
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Alison Teal's Powerful Message on Plastics Alison Teal, TV star and eco-adventurer filmmaker, recently traveled to Indonesia to work with the conservation group Orca365 and was stunned to see how the global plastic epidemic is impacting some of the world’s most naturally beautiful locales. “Growing up and working in places like Bali, the Maldives, Mexico, and Hawaii, I’ve watched plastic pollution plague these pristine places,” she told The Inertia. The short clip above is just a fraction of what Teal observed on her trip but it also proffers a few strategies that anyone and everyone can incorporate into their daily lives to wean off of single-use plastics. Advertisement This video file cannot be played.(Error Code: 102630)
Climate Change Has Claimed Its First Icelandic Glacier Okjökull, better known as 'Ok,' Glacier has melted, thanks to climate change and scientists warn that this is just the beginning of a grim future for Iceland's ~400 glaciers—and us if climate patterns continue melting ice caps and glaciers.An Icelandic author has written a eulogy on a memorial plaque for the lost glacier and plan to place it atop Okjökull Mountain on August 18, 2019. The latest climate change victim is Okjökull, more commonly known as 'Ok,' an Icelandic glacier which scientists from Iceland and Rice University in Houston will memorialize in August with a heartbreaking plaque reading: "Ok is the first Icelandic glacier to lose its status as a glacier. In the next 200 years all our glaciers are expected to follow the same path. This monument is to acknowledge that we know what is happening and what needs to be done. Only you know if we did it."
Badi gets $30M for AI-aided room rentals Should you let AI help you pick your roommates? Barcelona-based urban room rental startup Badi thinks so, and it’s just closed a $30 million Series B funding round less than a year after a $10 million Series A — suggesting algorithm-aided matchmaking is resonating with its target millennial(ish) “Generation Rent” demographic as they hunt for their next flatmate. The 2015-founded startup has now raised circa $45 million in total, while its platform has passed 12 million rental requests. Texas’s Gulf Coast Is Being Battered by ‘Nurdle’ Pollution This story was originally published by Undark and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Last September, Jace Tunnell discovered a layer of tiny, round plastic pellets covering a beach on Padre Island off the southern coast of Texas. There were “millions of them,” he recalled, “and it went on for miles.”
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Wallace & Gromit's creators make new animation to try to save the seas By Layal Liverpool Turtle Journey tells the tragic story of a turtle family travelling home through an ocean under growing pressure from climate change, plastic pollution, oil drilling and overfishing. The short animation, which you can watch below, was produced by Aardman – the creators of Wallace & Gromit – and campaigners Greenpeace to highlight the plight of the world’s oceans.
‘Snowglow’ Sounds Charming, But It’s a Menace to Night Skies One December evening, Andreas Jechow’s wife, Konny, looked out their window in Ludwigsfelde, Germany, a suburb about 15 miles south of Berlin. Although it was nighttime, the landscape was bathed in light. In fact, it was bright enough that she wanted to venture outside and build a snowman. But Jechow, a researcher studying light pollution at the IGB Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries in Berlin, was preoccupied with the glow—so much so that he wondered whether the fun could wait.
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Cork's climate-rapping schoolkids go global as they feature on huge American site - Pupils at a small primary school near Bantry have gone global with their brilliant rap video on tackling climate change. The kids at Cappabue N.S. - a mixed, two-teacher school in the Shehy Mountains north of Bantry - made the video with the help of Cork producer Garry McCarthy of award-winning Cork City based music collective GMC Beats. The video, which was first featured on CorkBeo, has gotten such a reaction since appearing online that it is now getting attention in America. NowThis, a huge news site in New York with 14 million Facebook likes and 2.5 million Twitter followers, featured the videos on their social media channels. Over 900,000 people viewed the rapping clip with more than 15,000 clicking the like button on Facebook for the kids. Cappbue N.S. may be one of the smallest schools in Cork - but they have an amazing track record when it comes to making movies.
Wildflowers Are the Best Pesticide By Dr. Mercola In the U.S., about 1 billion pounds of pesticides are used annually, 90 percent of which are used by the agricultural sector.1 There are many problems with the indiscriminate use of these toxic chemicals, like the fact that 82 percent of domestic fruits and 62 percent of domestic vegetables contain pesticide residues,2 to say nothing of the risks of pesticide poisoning faced by the 2.5 million farmworkers in the U.S., about 60 percent of whom live in poverty.3 Crop land does not exist in a bubble, which means some of the pesticides sprayed onto the land end up contaminating neighboring fields, soil, water and air. Even in the case of systemic pesticides, which are taken up into the plant as a whole via pesticide-treated seeds, about 95 percent of the substances ends up not in the plant cells where it was intended but blown off as dust or permeating the soil and water.4
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