10 Australian species at extreme risk of extinction: can they be saved? The Terrifying True Story of the Garbage That Could Kill the Whole Human Race I The Hampton Institute. The Terrifying True Story of the Garbage That Could Kill the Whole Human Race Bucky McMahon I Ecology & Sustainability I Analysis I January 15th, 2015 The ship plows on with groaning sails, with a heave and a shove, like a fat man shouldering through a crowd.
The motion is surprisingly stop-and-go, without ever really stopping, or quite going. In the open cockpit we've just been holding on and talking about flotsam: things that find their way into the vastness of the seas, and float and float, and finally maybe wash ashore. River Watch - Brown Bear & Salmon Cams - Bears. Tiger Quolls found at the Watagan Mountains by 1233newcastle. 300 ppm CO2 ASAP - 300.org. The website "300 ppm CO2 ASAP" is an alphabetically organized compendium of the views of climate scientists , biologists and other science-informed climate activists advocating the return of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) to about 300 parts per million (ppm) as soon as possible (ASAP) from the present dangerous and damaging 400 ppm CO2. 300.org exists to inform people about the Climate Emergency and the need to reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2 ) concentration to a safe and sustainable level of about 300 ppm.
The fundamental position of 300.org is that “There must be a safe and sustainable existence for all peoples and all species on our warming-threatened Planet and this requires a rapid reduction of atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration to about 300 parts per million”. . 300.org urges the World to reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration (CO2) to about 300 parts per million by volume (ppm). 1. 2. 3.
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So the release of the second of a four-part report from the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) earlier this week was welcomed eagerly by those of us who work on climate change on a daily basis. The report concluded that climate change poses a risk to everything from our food supply to public health. Australian Network of Environmental Defender's Offices. EDO Vic. How forests carry out their own fire suppression management.
How did forests ever cope before the era of government planned small scale bushfires?
Forests had many brilliant systems in place that digested leaf litter, kept the understory damp and a layer of nutrient rich humus at ground level, all operating with clever symbiotic relationships between plants, animals and fungi. Below is just a selection of extracts from research which shows how important these ground layer ecosystems are – and how vulnerable they are to planned government burns. Blue Tongue lizards as fungi dispersers ‘…The authors of the paper given in the next reference button wrote...we observed a large adult Eastern Blue-tongued Lizard Tiliqua scincoides, move towards the base of a mature Coastal Rosemary shrub Westringia fruticosa and commence digging.
We realised that the lizard was digging for fungi when it retrieved and quickly consumed a white, ball-shaped mass that had not been visible from the surface. The fungus turned out to be Aseroe rubra. Dr H: Quite definitely. Climate change is the fight of our lives – yet we can hardly bear to look at it. This is a story about bad timing.
One of the most disturbing ways that climate change is already playing out is through what ecologists call "mismatch" or "mistiming. " This is the process whereby warming causes animals to fall out of step with a critical food source, particularly at breeding times, when a failure to find enough food can lead to rapid population losses. The migration patterns of many songbird species, for instance, have evolved over millennia so that eggs hatch precisely when food sources such as caterpillars are at their most abundant, providing parents with ample nourishment for their hungry young. But because spring now often arrives early, the caterpillars are hatching earlier too, which means that in some areas they are less plentiful when the chicks hatch, with a number of possible long-term impacts on survival.
Scientists are studying cases of climate-related mistiming among dozens of species, from Arctic terns to pied flycatchers. Being consumers is all we know. Ask A Physicist To Speak At Your Funeral. You want a physicist to speak at your funeral.
You want the physicist to talk to your grieving family about the conservation of energy, so they will understand that your energy has not died. You want the physicist to remind your sobbing mother about the first law of thermodynamics; that no energy is created in the universe and none is destroyed. You want your mother to know that all your energy, ever vibration, every BTU of heat, every wave of every particle that was her beloved child remains with her in this world. Plankton Chronicles.
Sounds For The Reef. Climate change is the fight of our lives – yet we can hardly bear to look at it. Phil Plait: How to defend Earth from asteroids.