I saw last week An Inconvenient Sequel by Al Gore, the sequel of 2006 hit documentary, An Inconvenient Truth. I have mix feelings about it.
While some people still want to deny climate change or that Mankind has anything to do with it, the facts are stubborn: our planet is warming fast and it is our handy work.
So fast, in fact that scientists studying the phenomenon are making new scales to adapt. As the Guardian reported last week , ” NOAA (the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ) literally has to remake its graphs. “
And the Mother Nature Network published a brilliant article on this occasion on how forests are vitally important not only to our civilization but to Life on our beautiful planet as a whole. They have found no less than 21 reasons why we should protect forests. While most of them are well known to the readers… Continue reading Today’s is the International Day of Forests
You probably know it : we consume way too much stuff : food, water, energy… As a matter of fact we consume so much that we are depleting the resources our beautiful planet gives us. As Business Green noted : ” Today the world dips into its environmental overdraft as mankind’s demands for resources since… Continue reading Yesterday was Earth Overshoot Day
Given how Humankind keeps on spewing dozens of billion tonnes of carbon dioxide each year, this was expected : carbon dioxide concentration have reached 400 parts per million. While this may sound mundane to most people, this is a real event, and one that could have dire consequences. Last time CO2 concentration were this high,… Continue reading Carbon dioxide concentration reaches 400 ppm
I had written about this very topic last month. To the New York Times green blog : ” A new scientific paper suggests that the ocean is acidifying at a rate that is many times faster than at any time in the past 300 million years. “ ” The change is occurring so rapidly that it raises… Continue reading Ocean acidification at its highest in million years
To the NASA : ” Using satellite measurements (…), the researchers measured ice loss in all of Earth’s land ice between 2003 and 2010, with particular emphasis on glaciers and ice caps outside of Greenland and Antarctica. ” ” The total global ice mass lost from Greenland, Antarctica and Earth’s glaciers and ice caps during… Continue reading Earth is losing 500 billion tons of ice a year
This post was submitted for the UNEP World Environment Day blogging competition sponsored by the United Nations Environment Program and TreeHugger. Please Like it on Facebook or tweet using the #WED2012 hashtag. I have been convinced for years now that the only solution to our current global triple crisis – massive unemployment, climate change, peak oil – is the Green… Continue reading We should all partake in the Green Economy
Bees are a critical element of global ecosystems and thus, to our survival. Didn’t Albert Einsteim himself stated that ” If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live. “ Most unfortunately, those great insects are endangered by Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). To a… Continue reading Bee problem nearing a ‘critical point’
To Echo Sierra : ” According to the UN Population Fund, the global population will reach 7 billion souls on the 31st of October 2011, giving concerns about the natural resources scarcity and inequalities a renewed and actual acuity.” ” According to UN estimates, world population could grow to 15 billion by the end of… Continue reading Seven billion souls on Planet Earth
To Common Dreams : ” Humanity is near to breaching the sustainability of Earth, and needs a technological revolution greater and faster than the industrial revolution to avoid “a major planetary catastrophe,” warns a new United Nations report. “The World Economic and Social Survey 2011: The Great Green Technological Transformation,” published today by the UN… Continue reading We are heading for a major planetary catastrophe