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El Papa Francisco marcará historia al participar por primera vez en la COP de la ONU en Dubái.

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Yale Climate Connections by Johani Ponce on 28 Nov 2023

What to watch for at the COP28 U.N. climate meeting in Dubai

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Yale Climate Connections by Bob Henson on 28 Nov 2023

What it was like to be a volunteer firefighter during the 2023 Canada fires

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Yale Climate Connections by YCC Team on 28 Nov 2023

Toxic gas putting millions at risk in Middle East, BBC finds

The UAE, hosts of the COP28 climate summit, is breaking its own ban on gas flaring, the BBC finds. . . .

BBC News - Science BBC News - Science & Environment by ? on 28 Nov 2023

The T-shirt chewing enzyme ready to tackle plastic waste

A French start-up is ready to use an enzyme which can break down plastic on an industrial scale. . . .

BBC News - Science BBC News - Science & Environment by ? on 28 Nov 2023

Real beauty, real harm: the ugly truth behind Dove’s ‘Real Beauty’ campaign

Dove’s execs will tell you they care about women and girls. They’re spending millions on ‘Real Beauty’ campaigns to convince you that their brand is a force for . . .

Greenpeace UK by Mal Chadwick on 28 Nov 2023

The importance of the Global Goal on Adaptation at COP28

The importance of the Global Goal on Adaptation at COP28 appeared first on Center for Climate and Energy Solutions. . . .

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions by Alec Gerlach on 28 Nov 2023

Why some experts say COPs are ‘distracting’ and need fixing

The yearly get-togethers are a critical centerpiece for international climate action. But critics say they have outlived their usefulness and are due for an . . .

Climate Energy - Grist by Tik Root on 28 Nov 2023

Climate Adaptation in the Italian Alps

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REVOLVE by raul on 28 Nov 2023

The Environmental Benefits of Green Specialty Chemicals

Happy Eco News The Environmental Benefits of Green Specialty Chemicals The Environmental Benefits of Green Specialty Chemicals In recent years, there has been a . . .

Happy Eco News by Artemis on 28 Nov 2023

Nurturing Sustainability: Farm Sales for a Brighter, Greener Future

Happy Eco News Nurturing Sustainability: Farm Sales for a Brighter, Greener Future Nurturing Sustainability: Farm Sales for a Brighter, Greener Future Our . . .

Happy Eco News by Artemis on 28 Nov 2023

Refurbished Electronics: Save Money And The Environment

Happy Eco News Refurbished Electronics: Save Money And The Environment Refurbished Electronics: Save Money And The Environment With the rising living costs, . . .

Happy Eco News by Artemis on 28 Nov 2023

2022 EU Electricity Generation from Fossil Fuels Lowest in History

Happy Eco News 2022 EU Electricity Generation from Fossil Fuels Lowest in History 2022 EU electricity generation from Fossil fuels is at the lowest levels since . . .

Happy Eco News by Joe Verde on 28 Nov 2023

Congo’s waters are hotspot for endangered sharks & rays, reveals data from artisanal fishers

The Republic of the Congo is a hotspot for sharks and rays. However, scientists didn’t know how many of these species congregate along the coast until they . . .

EnviroLink Network by Rhett Butler on 28 Nov 2023

Panama copper mine to close after supreme court rules concession unconstitutional

The Supreme Court in Panama ruled that the contract for the country’s largest copper mine is unconstitutional, requiring it to shut down. Minera Panamá, a . . .

EnviroLink Network by Alexandrapopescu on 28 Nov 2023

Cultivation and processing of Amazonian coffees

There are two major cultivated species of coffee: arabica (Coffea arabica) and robusta (Coffea canephora), each with a multitude of varieties adapted to a broad . . .

EnviroLink Network by Mayra on 28 Nov 2023

Forest restoration to boost biomass doesn’t have to sacrifice tree diversity

Tropical forests the world over are in trouble. Vast swaths have been razed to the ground, lost forever, and studies indicate that at least 10% of those that . . .

EnviroLink Network by Isabel Esterman on 28 Nov 2023

Kenyan pastoralists fight for a future adapted to climate change (commentary)

‘Wabi-sabi’ is a world view about finding beauty in nature’s imperfections. It perfectly describes pastoralism in northern Kenya – where nomadic livestock . . .

EnviroLink Network by Erik Hoffner on 28 Nov 2023

Do tree-planting projects on grasslands increase fire risk?

Planting trees is widely recognized as a climate-change solution. But what if those trees go up in flames? Converting the grasslands of African savannas into . . .

EnviroLink Network by Rhett Butler on 28 Nov 2023

Unmasking Big Oil’s Audacious Carbon Capture Deception

The fossil fuel industry has a long history of malfeasance but their misapplication of carbon capture may be their most audacious disinformation ploy to date. . . .

Change Oracle by Richard Matthews on 28 Nov 2023

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Thoughts for Tomorrow

Writing on the Wall

Our modern societies depend on a complicated mix of interacting systems that we expect to change slowly and predictably for the better and it may not be very obvious when things gradually become worse. It's also true that sudden system failures in one country, such as a financial crisis, can have disastrous global consequences. Climate change now produces increasing numbers of sudden and potentially catastrophic threats and more are likely. Extreme weather causing sudden crop failures followed by widespread economic disruption and migration issues, is just one example.

Are we properly equipped to deal with the urgency and complexity of climate change? I think not. Real power is held by politicians whose natural focus is on short-termism and the next election. International corporations are largely motivated by profit and have the power and influence to aggressively promote their businesses, almost regardless of the greater good. The fossil fuel industries are prime examples.

Yes, we can hope for the best while preparing for the worst as we dig our vegetable gardens but don't we now have a golden opportunity to reconsider the very fundamentals on which our currently unsustainable societies are based? Must institutions be set up to compete and divide rather than cooperate, to accumulate wealth rather than share it wisely and to viciously exploit rather than conserve the planet's resources? Let's look to ourselves for a change of hearts and minds. The writing is on the wall - we should do something about it!


More Thoughts for Tomorrow.

Former world leaders seek $25bn levy on oil states’ revenues to pay for climate damage

Gordon Brown leads those signing letter to Cop28 and G20 presidents calling for levy to help fill ‘loss and damage’ fund. The bumper revenues of oil-producing . . .

Environment | The Guardian by vey Environment editor on 28 Nov 2023

Guardian environment pledge 2023

Six things the Guardian is doing to confront the emergency facing our climate and the natural worldWhy the Guardian’s climate and nature journalism is needed . . .

Environment | The Guardian by Staff on 28 Nov 2023

First transatlantic flight using 100% sustainable jet fuel takes off

Virgin Atlantic flight, partly funded by UK government, hailed by ministers but criticised by campaignersCan UK’s ‘jet zero’ hopes take off with a plane fuelled . . .

Environment | The Guardian by am Transport correspondent on 28 Nov 2023

The sex lives of animals: three hours of foreplay – and mass orgies on the move

New research has revealed the extraordinary mating habits of serotine bats. They are far from the only creatures to take an unexpected approach to intercourse. . . .

Environment | The Guardian by are on 28 Nov 2023

Housebuilders in England may be made to look after trees they plant

Minister says aftercare must be included in targets, after concerns from woodland experts that many trees are dying. Housebuilders who “just shove trees in the . . .

Environment | The Guardian by rton Environment reporter on 28 Nov 2023

UN human rights experts express alarm over PFAS pollution in North Carolina

Evidence of Chemours-operated plant contaminating region is ‘alleged human rights violations’, say experts appointed by council. A new investigation by human . . .

Environment | The Guardian by ns on 28 Nov 2023

Waste management hasn’t been thought of as a climate change solution. No longer.

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Anthropocene by Sarah DeWeerdt on 28 Nov 2023

World’s Largest Iceberg Breaks Free in Antarctica

The largest iceberg in the world — A23a, nearly 1,500 square miles, about three times as big as New York City — has broken free of its anchor on the floor of . . .

EcoWatch by Cristen Hemingway Jaynes on 28 Nov 2023

“Carbon Cowboys” Chasing Emissions Offsets in the Amazon Keep Forest-Dwelling Communities in the Dark

“The first time I heard about carbon credits, I didn’t understand what they were about at all,” says Queila Couto, a lawyer, while staring into the Itacuruçá . . .

Clean Energy – The Angry Army by angryarmy on 28 Nov 2023

NASA to showcase Earth science data at COP28

In Brief: With 26 Earth-observing satellite missions, as well as instruments flying on planes and the space station, NASA has a global vantage point for . . .

Global Climate Change - Vital Signs of the Planet - News RSS Feed by ? on 27 Nov 2023

Ecology In Logistics: Caring for The Environment In Transportation

We have heard a lot of concerning news about the state of the planet in recent months. Fortunately, there is some good news on the horizon as well. Earlier this . . .

Blue and Green Tomorrow by Cloe Matheson on 27 Nov 2023

Everything You Need To Get Your Eco Remodeling Company Off The Ground

We have talked at length about some of the benefits of starting a green business. After all, the demand for eco-friendly businesses has risen substantially over . . .

Blue and Green Tomorrow by Eva Henderson on 27 Nov 2023

Biden to Skip COP28 Climate Conference

According to a White House official, U.S. President Joe Biden will not be attending the United Nations COP28 Climate Conference, which begins this Thursday in . . .

EcoWatch by Cristen Hemingway Jaynes on 27 Nov 2023

Western Gray Squirrel Listed as Endangered in Washington State

The Western gray squirrel (Sciurus griseus) has been listed as a threatened species in the state of Washington since 1993. Now, the state has decided to list . . .

EcoWatch by Paige Bennett on 27 Nov 2023

Some Older Posts

Acapulco: A month after Hurricane Otis - Yale Climate Connections by Pearl Marvell on 25 Nov 2023

RCP4.5/SSP2-4.5 - …and Then There's Physics by ...and Then There's Physics on 23 Nov 2023

Wiki World Natural Camp in China - Natural Building Blog by Kelly Hart on 24 Nov 2023

Differing Net Zero definitions must ‘mesh’ say Met Office scientists - Official blog of the Met Office news team by Met Office Press Office on 23 Nov 2023

A23a: World's biggest iceberg on the move after 30 years - BBC News - Science BBC News - Science & Environment by ? on 24 Nov 2023

Greenpeace confronts deep sea mining ship in at-risk Pacific region - Greenpeace UK by Alison Kirkman on 23 Nov 2023

Climate finance issues to watch at COP28 - Center for Climate and Energy Solutions by Alec Gerlach on 22 Nov 2023

Approaching Retirement - ClimateChangeFork by climatechangefork on 21 Nov 2023

Rowan Williams, Emma Thompson, Ben Okri, Brian Eno, Es Devlin, Sir David King, Prof. James Hansen sign open letter in support of HSBC 9 - Extinction Rebellion UK by Extinction Rebellion on 24 Nov 2023

Texas board rejects many science textbooks over climate change messaging - Climate Energy - Grist by Erin Douglas on 25 Nov 2023

Rethinking Boundaries in a Warming World - State of the Planet by Adrienne Day on 21 Nov 2023

Why is it so hard for Black Friday to be green? - Inside track by Jasmine Dhaliwal on 24 Nov 2023

WE ARE OCEAN: Learning the Ocean’s ABC - REVOLVE by raul on 21 Nov 2023

60 Years Ago Today - Climate Denial Crock of the Week by greenman3610 on 22 Nov 2023

Skeptical Science New Research for Week #47 2023 - Skeptical Science by ? on 23 Nov 2023

Deeply Adapting with Pleasure - Blog - Deep Adaptation Forum by Constance Clare-Newman on 22 Nov 2023

The 2023 Hot Button Report is Here! - Canopy by Laura Repas on 21 Nov 2023

Petrostates are Asking the Impossible of Carbon Technologies - Change Oracle by Richard Matthews on 22 Nov 2023

7 Ways Rugs Can Transform an Eco-Friendly Home - Blue and Green Tomorrow by David Powell on 23 Nov 2023

Has Wind Power Blown It? - Anthropocene by Mark Harris on 25 Nov 2023

EU to Use Satellites to Track Climate-Induced Wildfires and Illegal Logging in Forests - EcoWatch by Cristen Hemingway Jaynes on 23 Nov 2023

A Walk in the Woods with My Brain on Fire: Autumn - Clean Energy – The Angry Army by angryarmy on 25 Nov 2023