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Concerns of young protesters are justified

The world's youth have begun to persistently demonstrate for the protection of the climate and other foundations of human well-being.

"We [the autors] declare: Their #concerns are #justified and supported #by the best available #science. The current measures for protecting the climate and biosphere are deeply inadequate."

Very long list of signatories (pdf):


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In the Arctic, things are changing fast.

"Arctic permafrost isn’t thawing gradually, as scientists once predicted. Geologically speaking, it’s thawing almost overnight."

#Arctic #Permafrost #ClimateChange #GlobalWarming #Climate #Environment


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With nearly three-quarters of the earth covered in water, it can be heard to fathom that less than 1% of it is accessible freshwater. According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, over 1 billion people are currently forced to use water from hazardous resources for cooking, bathing and consumption. Approximately half of this vulnerable population are children.
Journeying long distances to collect water is a chore for over 2 billion women and children across the world. Young girls in particular are disproportionately impacted by water scarcity, as it is typical for males go out to work where they can while sons go to school, if the family can afford it, and mothers to stay home to take care of their babies and do housework. Thus, young girls are tasked with fetching water for their families and deprived of the opportunity to getting an education or enjoying the childhoods they deserve. For many, this walk takes hours, and the water collected is contaminated with microorganisms that cause waterborne diseases such as cholera giardiasis, and E. coli.
These unjustifiable conditions in which children across the globe live daily, are a humanitarian issue that cannot be ignored. They will be among the first of those who are impacted by the climate crisis, as droughts and water scarcity rise along with global temperatures. The right for everyone to have safe, sufficient, and accessible water is just one of the many reasons why I will be striking for climate action this September.
#climatestrike #climateemergency #fridaysforfuture #sustainability #vancouver #climatechange #schoolstrike4climate #takeaction #climate #environment #savetheplanet #climateaction #climatejustice #water #justice #humanrights #walkforwater
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The glaciers of #Iceland seemed eternal. Now a country mourns their loss

A plaque will mark the spot where the country’s first #glacier was lost to the #ClimateCrisis, says Icelandic author Andri Snær Magnason.


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#Fracking’s #methane leaks drive #ClimateHeat

His research suggests that methane from biological sources (cows,bogs..) has less carbon-13 relative to carbon-12 (denoting the weight of the carbon atom at the centre of the methane molecule) than methane from conventional natural gas and other #FossilFuels such as #coal.

... the process of forcing chemicals and water into rock to release gas – the process known as fracking – causes the increased methane emissions.


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A thawing #Arctic is heating up a new #ColdWar

Nations—and their #militaries—are scrambling to control long-frozen #resources and new shipping routes.
“The region has become an arena for power and for competition, and the eight Arctic states must adapt to this new future,” he said. “We’re entering a new age of #strategic #engagement … complete with new threats to the Arctic and its real estate, and to all of our interests in that region.”


#ClimateCrisis #Cryosphere

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High up in the French Alps, the climbers who spend their days on the rocks and glaciers have come to a grim conclusion: the mountains are crumbling around them www.theguardian.com/environmen… #Climatechange #Worldnews #Sport #Rockclimbing #Glaciers #Environment #Science #Travel #France
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🇬🇧The climate crisis is coming. It is the biggest challenge of our time. If you don’t want to get used to this, if you want a better future, act now. Join the #climating challenge to help us spread awareness to the climate crisis and it's consequences!
We nominate @gretathunberg, @fridaysforfuture.de and @klimastreikschweiz to spread the message in a foto or video of their own and nominate 3 of your friends. .
🇩🇪Die Klimakrise ist die größte Bedrohung unserer Zeit. Wenn wir uns nicht daran gewöhnen wollen, wenn wir eine bessere Zukunft wollen müssen wir jetzt handeln! Mach mit bei der #climating challenge um auf die Klimakrise und ihre Folgen aufmerksam.zu machen.
Wir nominieren @gretathunberg, @fridaysforfuture.de und @klimastreikschweiz die Botschaft zu verbreiten und selbst ein Foto oder Video zu posten und 3 weitere Freunde zu nominieren.

#fridaysforfuture #actnow #climatecrisis
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IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land:

Land is under growing human pressure.
Land is a part of the solution.
But land can’t do it all.
#SRCCL #ClimateChange #GlobalGoals

Read more ipcc.ch/report/srccl/ 

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RT @rahmstorf
Note that the warming numbers given by IPCC are up to the mean over 2006-2015, not up to the present. If you remove interannual noise by a low-pass filter (or just eyeballing) you see that land areas have warmed about 1.8 °C until today, and global mean temperature by 1.1 °C. twitter.com/BrigitteKnopf/stat

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Mass shootings in 2019 in countries that play a lot of video games

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'It feels like something out of a bad sci-fi movie'

A top climate scientist quit #USDA, following others who say #Trump has politicized science.
One of the nation’s leading #ClimateChange scientists is quitting the Agriculture Department in protest over the Trump administration’s efforts to bury his groundbreaking study about how #rice loses #nutrients due to rising #CarbonDioxide in the #atmosphere.


#ClimateScience #ClimateDeniers

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#Elephants engineer their #ecosystem, their decline will endanger the #carbon policy

If forest elephants become #extinct then less #CarbonDioxide will be taken out of the #atmosphere.

The simulation found that the slow-growing plant species survive better when elephants are present. These species aren't eaten by elephants and, over time, the forest becomes dominated by these slow-growing species. Wood has a large number of carbon molecules in it...



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Stop abusing land, scientists warn

Scientists are poised to deliver a stark condemnation of the damage people are wreaking on Earth's land surface.
Uncultivated land covered with vegetation protects us from #overheating because the plants absorb the warming gas #CO2 from the air and fix it in the #soil.
But the scientists meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, will say the way we farm and grow #timber often actually increases emissions of #CarbonDioxide.



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IPCC finally starting to take on the third horseman of the climate change apocalypse: Food production. And in particular, meat: “Among the measures put forward by the report is the proposal of a major shift towards vegetarian and vegan diets”.


#IPCC #ClimateChange #Vegetarian #Vegan

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