How do we avert global warming and pandemics? New app has answers

Eco-Business

A new online platform shows where best to protect land in order to safeguard biodiversity and stem carbon emissions

Climate Crisis, Global Warming, Carbon Neutral, Zero Waste: Meaningful Buzzwords or Passing Fads?

Green Business Bureau

The emergence of environmental buzzwords started out with global warming, then became climate change. Global warming to climate change; climate change covers a broader term and now special interest groups can use it for any situation, as we have recently seen with the fires in Western Canada and now Australia. These systems are developed over generations and provide valuable input in maintaining the health of the global fragile ecosystems.

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Could planting 1 trillion trees counteract climate change?

GreenBiz

billion acres of forest to the world could limit global warming to 1.5 Biodiversity Food & Agriculture Ecosystem ServicesThe U.N. suggests that adding 2.5 degrees Celsius by 2050. But some researchers aren't so sure.

Project Drawdown: Could the world halt global warming entirely from the mid-2040s?

Business Green

For every setback in the climate fight - and, yes, there have been many - it cannot be emphasised enough that cutting emissions and building a greener and fairer economy within the small window scientists say the world has left to avert runaway warming is a goal that still remains within reach. to 'well below' 2C warming targets contained in the Paris Agreement.

Humanity’s greatest threat: Cascading impacts of climate, biodiversity, food and water crises

Envirotec Magazine

Survey reveals common concern of global scientists and linkages between crises. Four of them — climate change, extreme weather, biodiversity loss, and water crises — were also deemed by scientists as most likely to occur.

Growing Hope – Supporting Biodiversity and Enhancing Human Well-Being

Ideas 4 Sustainability

Originally posted on SCIENCE FOR SUSTAINABILITY : A myriad of factors drive habitat loss from the local to the global level: global warming, land-use change, pollution, agricultural intensification and land abandonment all contribute to the current decline in biodiversity.

Could planting 1 trillion trees counteract climate change?

AGreenLiving

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Negative Emission Technologies And Land Use

Energy Innovation

Energy Innovation partners with the independent nonprofit Aspen Global Change Institute (AGCI) to provide climate and energy research updates. But how do these land use changes impact agriculture, biodiversity, and other considerations?

Direct Air Capture and Storage

Energy Innovation

Energy Innovation partners with the independent nonprofit Aspen Global Change Institute (AGCI) to provide climate and energy research updates. Fundamentally, to avoid putting a molecule of CO 2 into the air from the global energy system — for example switching from fossil fuels to wind or solar — is far easier than getting that molecule back out. Four scenarios to limit global warming to 1.5°C. C by 2100 pushing global temperature over 2°C.

What are carbon offsets?

Rinexii

We need to learn how to reduce our carbon footprints both individually and globally, and that takes time and experimentation. Third party audits come from places like Climate Action Reserve, Verified Carbon Standard, Climate, Community, and Biodiversity Standard, Verra or the American Carbon Registry. Is this the answer to global warming? Global Warming carbon footprint carbon offsets what are carbon offsets

Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss are Center Stage at WEF 2020

Green Market Oracle

Along with biodiversity loss, climate change is considered to be the greatest threat the world faces. This is the finding of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Risks Report 2020. UN biodiversity chief Elizabeth Maruma Mrema recently warned that humans risk living in an empty world.

IPCC landmark report warns about the state of the oceans, polar ice content and the climate crisis

AGreenLiving

Warming ocean temperatures are becoming commonplace and are melting ice sheets and glaciers and contributing to rising sea levels. Additionally, the warm waters affect the ocean’s oxygen levels. In this way, the oceans play a significant role in global climate regulation. Rising global temperatures are making oceans warmer through marine heatwaves. Warm ocean water is less likely to hold oxygen, leading to subsequent ocean acidification.

Illegal logging possibly contributes to majority of mislabeled wood in US markets

AGreenLiving

Mislabeling of wood is of high concern because illegal logging harms fragile forests, placing them at risk of biodiversity loss. Business Eco Green android environment global-warming- interior-design news service storage surf shack camper van sustainable wood tiny homes on wheels van conversions video-game world

An Earth Day Like No Other

Green Market Oracle

They are destroying the Earth's biodiversity and killing the web of life upon which we all depend. action Awareness celebration climate change Day environment event Global Warming impact PlanetThis is an Earth Day like no other that has gone before.

How Reusing Items Can Help The Environment

The Environmental Blog

The state of our environment today is due to the broadening issues arising from loss of biodiversity, inappropriate means of disposing of waste , overpopulation, the depletion of natural resources, and increased deforestation. These affect natural habitats, produces acid rain and destroys the ozone layer because of global warming. Since these are one of the main culprits of global warming. Human activities have a significant role in global warming.

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Land redevelopment and rewilding firm hires 20 environmental consultants

Envirotec Magazine

A Scots firm that focuses on large scale land redevelopment and rewilding has hired 20 environmental consultants after a global recruitment drive. It then finds and develops habitats to plant trees and enhance biodiversity as part of a sustainable cycle.

Governments are Acting to Curb the Fires in the Amazon

Green Market Oracle

The Amazon generates one fifth of the world's oxygen and it is the single largest reservoir of fresh water and biodiversity on Earth. Macron announced that the G7 had agreed to an immediate fund of at least $20m (£16m) to help Amazon countries fight wildfires and launch a long-term global initiative to protect the rainforest. The proposed two-step process will involve collaborating with Amazonian countries to fight fires, protect biodiversity and reforestation.

The Earth's Lungs are Burning and Bolsanaro is to Blame

Green Market Oracle

Global catastrophe Wildfires have raged on every continent on Earth in 2019 but there is something terrifyingly unique about the fires in the Amazon. Amazonian deforestation is responsible for 8 percent of net global emissions. It is also one of the richest areas of biodiversity on Earth. Fires are caused by warming temperatures which are caused by increasing atmospheric greenhouse gas levels.

30 of world’s largest cities have hit peak greenhouse gas emissions milestone, C40 analysis shows

AGreenLiving

The international community has collaboratively crusaded to quickly reach peak global greenhouse gas emissions. As part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Paris Agreement , first enacted in 2016, countries across the globe — and their respective cities, some of which are members of the C40 — have agreed to decrease global warming by keeping the collective planet-wide temperature rise to no more than 1.5

Adopt a coral during lockdown

Eco-Business

By adopting a coral for 30€ on their website, Coral Guardian transplants your coral on coral reefs that have been previously destroyed due to global warming and human activities. Thanks to your action, these reefs come back to life and biodiversity can settle there again. The NGO Coral Guardian's restoration actions are not affected during lockdown. Take this time to think about the environment and act by adopting a coral.

UPM inks €750m sustainability-linked loan to help drive climate action

Business Green

Finnish forestry business UPM has become one of the first businesses in the world to link repayments on a €750m loan to its performance against long-term biodiversity and climate targets. The company announced yesterday that it has become the latest firm to take advantage of a syndicated revolving credit facility (RCF) with the pricing mechanism linked to its biodiversity and climate targets.

New study pinpoints the places most at risk on a warming planet

Grist

As many as five billion people will face hunger and a lack of clean water by 2050 as the warming climate disrupts pollination, freshwater, and coastal habitats, according to new research published last week in Science. Climate activists have been telling us for a while now that global warming isn’t just about the polar bears, so it’s hardly breaking news that humans are going to suffer because nature is suffering. biodiversity report released this spring.

Reports: EU eyeing stronger corporate reporting rules for climate and pandemic risks

Business Green

European Commission reportedly weighing up options for stronger disclosure rules governing climate, biodiversity loss and pandemic risks.

An Emergency Declaration

Fairsnape

At the time of writing some 370 UK architect practices have signed up to Architects Declare, a declaration that acknowledges we are in a Climate and Biodiversity Emergency. Founded by 17 Stirling Prize winners, Architects Declare makes an unprecedented statement with pledges for action on the twin crises of climate breakdown and biodiversity loss.

On Carbon … Planes, Homes and Emails

Fairsnape

But, with this sector contributing only 2% of globally emissions we must also look closer to home and to improve our carbon understanding and literacy. But if we care about global warming, we might want to consider not writing so many emails in the first place.

Tracing EthicalEvidence in Moral Obligation to Future Generations

The Environmental Blog

It has been highlighted that any increase in the present-level global warming (1°C > pre-industrial periods) will likely be trailed by adverse consequences to food and water ecosystems, human security and peace, and economic well-being. Likewise, he recognises that individual action is neither necessary nor sufficient for global warming and since it is rather a usual action (driving a car), the causal responsibility is undermined. 1. Introduction.

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The Deadly Connection Between Climate Change, COVID-19, Wildfires, Hurricanes and Tornadoes

Green Market Oracle

However, this year these events are being compounded by a global pandemic. We have seen decades of data that conclusively demonstrate the world is warming. Polls indicate that extreme weather is helping Americans to accept the veracity of global warming.

MPs table fresh legislation to 'close gaps' in UK Climate Change Act

Business Green

Based on the Paris Agreement goal to limit global warming to 1.5C Proposed Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill would see international aviation, shipping, and consumption fall within the UK's 2050 net zero target, while putting climate assemblies on a formal standing.

Climate change, deforestation lead to younger, shorter trees

AGreenLiving

Forest dynamics being disrupted like this spells trouble for ecosystem equilibrium and biodiversity. Without the necessary carbon storage from forest trees, global temperatures will continue to rise and intensify consequent climate change damage. ” Conservationists subsequently admonish that continuing with business as usual will only worsen the conditions that increase tree mortality rates and the accompanying biodiversity crisis.

Event - Sustainability and the Climate Crisis Conference Call for Abstracts

Green Market Oracle

During the unfolding environmental emergency, when the effects of global warming and biodiversity loss are beginning to be felt acutely across the globe, our common future depends on researchers across disciplines working together to address the issue.

50 Books on Climate Change and Sustainbility

Green Market Oracle

Here are fifty recently published books on the subjects of global warming, climate mitigation and social change. A significant proportion of global carbon emissions come from farming meat. Biodiversity and Health in the Face of Climate Change, edited by Melissa R.

Planetary Boundaries, Food and Humanity

Unsustainable

The main drivers of change are the demand for food, water, and natural resources, in the face of severe biodiversity loss and changes in ecosystem services. Biosphere (biodiversity) integrity: infinite human activities affecting eco-systems risk disintegration of natural biodiversity. Due to human activities, the natural cycle of biodiversity, biochemicals such as carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus has been changed, risking serious consequences.

Sustaining Mangroves for Better Livelihoods Along the Kenyan Coast

Unsustainable

For the longest time, mangrove resources have been used primarily for wood harvesting, barely taking into account the important role they play in biodiversity and shoreline protection. Continued deforestation of mangrove areas disturbs habitats and damages biodiversity, a key effect of this being the decline in fishery yields. Mangroves store three to five times more carbon than tropical forests, which makes them elemental in the fight against carbon emissions and global warming.

Kids May be Our Best Hope of Getting Through to Climate Deniers

Green Market Oracle

According to a 2018 Gallup poll , there is a global warming age gap. They are aware that we are not doing what we must to address biodiversity loss, sea-level rise, and extreme weather including devastating heat waves. Studies show that kids can influence adults in ways that very few others can. This is critical because people who deny the veracity of climate change are almost impossible to reach with science and reason.

We are on the Cusp of the Collapse of Civilization

Green Market Oracle

Warming is also being driven by feedback loops. Recent studies from from the world’s top climate modeling groups suggest that high clouds that shade the Earth during the day may burn off as the world warms increasing global warming. Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history – and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely," the report stated.