2014/03/19

2014 03 18 TOUGH DECISIONS AHEAD


Guardian Environment, March 14, 2014
▶ NASA-FUNDED STUDY: INDUSTRIAL CIVILISATION HEADED FOR 'IRREVERSIBLE COLLAPSE'? Nafeez Ahmed:
Natural and social scientists develop new model of how 'perfect storm' of crises could unravel global system...A new study sponsored by Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center has highlighted the prospect that global industrial civilisation could collapse in coming decades due to unsustainable resource exploitation and increasingly unequal wealth distribution.
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2014/mar/14/nasa-civilisation-irreversible-collapse-study-scientists

The Independent, March 18, 2014
LEAKED UN IPCC REPORT: GLOBAL WARMING WILL CAUSE WIDESPREAD CONFLICT, DISPLACE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE AND DEVASTATE THE GLOBAL ECONOMYhttp://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/official-prophecy-of-doom-global-warming-will-cause-widespread-conflict-displace-millions-of-people-and-devastate-the-global-economy-9198171.html

Guardian Environment, March 18, 2014
▶ THE GLOBAL TRANSITION TIPPING POINT HAS ARRIVED: VIVE LA REVOLUTION. What we are seeing, as I've argued in detail before, are escalating, interconnected symptoms of the unsustainability of the global system in its current form. While the available evidence suggests that business-as-usual is likely to guarantee worst-case scenarios, simultaneously humanity faces an unprecedented opportunity to create a civilisational form that is in harmony with our environment, and ourselves.http://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2014/mar/18/transition-tipping-point-revolution-doom

Guardian Environment, March 18, 2014
▶ CLIMATE CHANGE IS PUTTING WORLD AT RISK OF IRREVERSIBLE CHANGES, SCIENTIST WARN. The world is at growing risk of “abrupt, unpredictable and potentially irreversible changes” because of a warming climate, America’s premier scientific society warned on Tuesday.
In a rare intervention into a policy debate, the American Association for the Advancement of Science urged Americans to act swiftly to reduce greenhouse gas emissions – and lower the risks of leaving a climate catastrophe for future generations...http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/18/climate-change-world-risk-irreversible-changes-scientists-aaas

The Ecologist, March 22, 2013
Thich Nhat Hanh:
▶ IN 100 YEARS HUMAN LIFE ON PLANET EARTH MAY HAVE ENDEDhttp://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1291786/thich_nhat_hanh_in_100_years_there_may_be_no_more_humans_on_planet_earth.html

FULL VIDEO OF JOHN KERRY SPEECH
POWERFUL ADDRESS FROM INDONESIA
"Climate Change Is The Greatest Challenge of Our Generation"
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks on climate change from Jakarta, Indonesia on February 16, 2014. A transcript can be found athttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-yDzHApXiw&feature=youtu.be

FULL TRANSCIPThttp://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2014/02/221704.htm

▶ WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/76Gtij

-▶ THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS: HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALLhttp://sco.lt/6XU6Kn

-▶ LOOTING THE VERY FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE: CORPORATE FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE: A RECIPE FOR DISASTERhttp://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/10/13

-▶ OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/63qRl3

-▶ THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING http://sco.lt/61gcWf

▶ UNPRECEDENTED STUDY: THREATENING OUR OWN EXTINCTION WITH LOSS OF BIOLOGICAL AND CULTURAL DIVERSITYhttp://sco.lt/64XtcP

▶ ENOUGHNESS: WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

-▶ ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGEhttp://sco.lt/56vkOH

AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLDhttp://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

▶ THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON UShttp://sco.lt/4ywB3h

WATCH
FILM: ***"HOME"
An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet
http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE
The Water Crisis
http://sco.lt/53HMPJ

PICKING UP THE CORPORATE TAB
The Guardian, March 17, 2014
▶ TOXIC TRAIL: HOW A LANDMARK SUPERFUND CLEANUP PROGRAM LEAVES ITS OWN TOXIC LEGACY.
Below some of the world’s most expensive real estate, in the heart of Silicon Valley, pipes and pumps suck thousands of gallons of contaminated water every hour from vast underground toxic pools.
Giant industrial filters trap droplets of dangerous chemicals at the surface, all in the hope of making the water drinkable again and protecting the workers of tech giants such as Google and Symantec from toxic vapors. Often the original mess is almost untreatable. In Silicon Valley’s case, it would take 700 years of continuous treatment to make the groundwater drinkable.http://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2014/mar/-sp-toxic-waste-silicon-valley-trail


BIODIVERSITY IS LIFEhttp://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL:http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITYhttp://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us



▶ "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - IPCC REPORT, UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGEhttp://sco.lt/7C0zyb


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