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The enduring influence of “The Day After Tomorrow,” 20 years later 

The groundbreaking film popularized an extreme climate scenario. To what effect? . . .

Yale Climate Connections by Michael Svoboda on 24 May 2024

The ultimate list of cli-fi films

Your guide to a climate-friendly movie marathon. Don't forget the vegan popcorn. The ultimate list of cli-fi . . .

Yale Climate Connections by Michael Svoboda on 24 May 2024

‘Not alone, but with others.’ Pastor helps faith leaders speak up on climate change

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Yale Climate Connections by YCC Team on 24 May 2024

Government wins court case over River Wye pollution

The High Court ruled that the Environment Agency and the UK government were implementing the law properly. . . .

BBC News by ? on 24 May 2024

Student Assistant Vacancy at EHC

Please send your application (CV and motivation letter) to k.steenbergh@vu.nl before June 15 The Environmental Humanities Center Amsterdam is looking . . .

Environmental Humanities Center Amsterdam by sarahjanefoster22 on 24 May 2024

The Weekend Wonk: Flight of the Black Swans as Hurricane Season Winds Up

All the major hurricane forecasts are now in, and all are projecting record numbers of named storms and hurricanes. Below, Storm names line up for the coming . . .

This is Not Cool by greenman3610 on 24 May 2024

Gavin Schmidt on Geo-Engineering

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This is Not Cool by greenman3610 on 24 May 2024

Celebrate World Environment Day with BougeRV: Transition Today to Sustainable Outdoor Adventures

Happy Eco News Celebrate World Environment Day with BougeRV: Transition Today to Sustainable Outdoor Adventures Celebrate World Environment Day with BougeRV: . . .

Happy Eco News by Artemis on 24 May 2024

The Environmental Inspiration Behind ‘Fish in the Desert’

Happy Eco News The Environmental Inspiration Behind ‘Fish in the Desert’ The environmental inspiration behind ‘Fish in the Desert’ In a . . .

Happy Eco News by Adalgisa "Gisa" Nico on 24 May 2024

In Brazil’s Cerrado, aquifers are losing more water than they can replace

Aquifers are vital for balanced ecosystems and human existence. While only 3% of the water on Earth is freshwater, almost 99% of that unfrozen volume is located . . .

EnviroLink Network by Xavier Bartaburu on 24 May 2024

Innovative Nepali PSA seeks emotional connection to save red pandas

KATHMANDU — During the COVID-19 lockdown in Nepal, red panda conservation campaigner and researcher Sonam Tashi Lama came across a public service announcement . . .

EnviroLink Network by Abhayarajjoshi on 24 May 2024

Government wins court case over River Wye pollution

The government has won a legal challenge brought by environmental campaigners over pollution in the River Wye. Campaign group River Action argued that the . . .

EnviroLink Network by Jonah Fisher on 24 May 2024

18 years on, how are sharks faring in French Polynesia’s shark sanctuary?

TAHITI — From their perch on the side of a small boat, three divers tip backward into the sea. Once underwater, shoals of fish, including small red-and-grayish . . .

EnviroLink Network by Rebecca Kessler on 24 May 2024

Collective effort monitors Amazon wildlife in heavily logged Brazil state

The Brazilian state of Rondônia state ranks seventh in the country for deforestation and fourth for greenhouse gas emissions. Among the country’s nine Amazonian . . .

EnviroLink Network by Xavier Bartaburu on 24 May 2024

Fishers decry ‘underhanded’ new initiative to protect Mexico’s vaquita

The latest attempt to save the critically endangered vaquita porpoise from being snagged in nets meant for the coveted totoaba fish may prove to be the most . . .

EnviroLink Network by Alexandrapopescu on 24 May 2024

Canopy in Support of the New York Fashion Act: Paving the Path Towards Sustainable Fashion

Fashion isn’t just about trends; it’s about responsibility, accountability, and change. That’s why Canopy is proud to support the Fashion Act, . . .

Canopy by Laura Repas on 24 May 2024

‘We’re up for this fight’: Labour plans to make climate key focus of election

Leadership now sees environment as core issue for voters and strong dividing line against the Tories. Labour is planning to make the climate a key focus for its . . .

Environment | The Guardian by vey and Helena Horton on 24 May 2024

North Yorkshire town has UK’s highest concentration of ‘forever chemicals’

PFAS contamination recorded in groundwater on Angus Fire site in Bentham, and includes chemicals with known health impacts. A small North Yorkshire town has . . .

Environment | The Guardian by ll on 24 May 2024

Environment Agency chief admits regulator buries freedom of information requests

Speaking at the UK River Summit, Philip Duffy said officials do not want to reveal the true ‘embarrassing’ environmental picture. The head of the Environment . . .

Environment | The Guardian by rton Environment reporter on 24 May 2024

UK importing more bricks than ever and carbon cost is rising, study reveals

Imports have risen since Brexit despite brick producers saying UK can make enough for its own use. The UK is importing more of its bricks than ever and the . . .

Environment | The Guardian by enan on 24 May 2024

‘Kitty cat’ storms hitting US heartland are growing threat to home insurance

Smaller secondary systems that create hailstorms and tornadoes pack a punch that is causing billions of dollars in damages. This story was originally published . . .

Environment | The Guardian by le on 24 May 2024

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Thoughts for Tomorrow

How should we Live?

Not a few of us, right now, are dealing with hurricanes, flooding, forest fires and other potential disasters made more likely by the changing climate. Confronting these threats in the short term is bad enough but what of the future? Current efforts to reduce CO2 emissions can slow down and hopefully arrest further global warming but climate changes already on the way are here to stay and climate scientists have recently predicted warming of at least 2.5C this century, with disastrous results for humanity.

At the very least, for the sake of the young and future generations, let's think long term and actually replace whatever unsustainable lifestyles led to the climate emergency in the first place.

No easy solutions but living in smaller self-sufficient communities where everyone can meet most of their daily needs within a short walk or bike ride is an attractive ideal and has been implemented in several cities such as Paris. There's less need to travel, greatly limiting the use of energy guzzling vehicles including electric ones. As for air travel, although 1% of the population in their private jets are responsible for half the world's aviation emissions the other 99% are collectively guilty too! Perhaps greater and better use of communication technology such as virtual reality could help to reduce travel needs?

It's easy to speculate but long term plans and actions should be carefully considered and acted upon, sooner rather than later. If not, it could be too late for our wonderful planet and the inseparable part of it named 'humanity'!


More Thoughts for Tomorrow.

Scientists transplant soil fungi in race to save world’s threatened orchids

Display at Chelsea flower show highlights work in UK and US to bring orchid habitats back to health. Scientists are racing against the clock to save the world’s . . .

Environment | The Guardian by rton Environment reporter on 24 May 2024

Could this be the world’s first waste-free chocolate?

Scientists have produced chocolate made solely with ingredients from a cocoa pod—using every component of the fruit, cutting not only waste, but also carbon. . . .

Anthropocene by Kathy Kohm on 24 May 2024

Could this be the world’s first waste-free chocolate?

Scientists have managed to produce chocolate made solely with ingredients from a cocoa pod—using every component of the fruit and cutting not only waste, but . . .

Anthropocene by Emma Bryce on 24 May 2024

Alaska Youth on the ‘Front Lines of the Climate Crisis’ Sue to Stop LNG Pipeline

Eight young people from Alaska are suing their state government, claiming a major new North Slope natural gas project is in violation of their constitutional . . .

EcoWatch by Cristen Hemingway Jaynes on 24 May 2024

Can Collecting Stamps Help Rare and Endangered Species?

One scientist’s passion for owl stamps shows: It’s not just about the collection. It’s about what you do with it. Can Collecting Stamps Help Rare and Endangered . . .

The Revelator by John R. Platt on 24 May 2024

Another tornado-devastated town: Why so much severe weather this spring?

It’s the nation’s worst storm season in a few years, though well short of record territory. . . .

Yale Climate Connections by Bob Henson on 23 May 2024

Atlantic to get 'extraordinary' hurricane season

There could be up to seven major hurricanes of category three or higher this season, many more than usual. . . .

BBC News by ? on 23 May 2024

Nearly 2,000km of fishing line dragged through Sargasso Sea last year as Greenpeace demands greater protection

New figures released by Greenpeace UK today reveal the extent of industrial fishing and shipping in the Sargasso Sea. The overall volume of vessels of any type . . .

Greenpeace UK by Kai Tabacek on 23 May 2024

Unified Reich: The Promise of a Climate Denial Regime

No coincidence that fascism and climate denial go hand in hand. CNN: Former President Donald Trump posted a video on Monday showing images of a fake newspaper . . .

This is Not Cool by greenman3610 on 23 May 2024

How Laser Beam Geothermal Tech Works

Good explainer video on one of my favorite advanced energy techs – Quaise Energy’s microwave laser device, designed for no-drill drilling, . . .

This is Not Cool by greenman3610 on 23 May 2024

TV’s Climate Classroom: How Accurate Have Climate Models Been?

Pretty damn accurate it turns out.Jeff Berardelli, Chief Meteorologist of WFLA Tampa and MVP climate communicator, applying good communication practice here . . .

This is Not Cool by greenman3610 on 23 May 2024

Cyber Criminals Attacking Drinking Water Facilities in US

1 in 5 small water facilities have “low to no” cyber defense capability. Mayhem and chaos the aim of big players Russia, Iran and China. University . . .

This is Not Cool by greenman3610 on 23 May 2024

The Next Great Human Migration: Abrahm Lustgarten on America’s Future Climate

A 2022 report from the International Panel on Climate Change observed that more than 3.3 billion people around the world are “highly vulnerable to climate . . .

EcoWatch by Craig Thompson on 23 May 2024

NOAA Predicts 8 to 13 Atlantic Hurricanes for 2024

The United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s Climate Prediction Center has forecast an “above-normal” Atlantic hurricane season . . .

EcoWatch by Cristen Hemingway Jaynes on 23 May 2024

Half of Global Mangroves Are at Risk of Collapsing, IUCN Warns

A new report from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has found that about half of all mangrove ecosystems in the world are at risk of . . .

EcoWatch by Paige Bennett on 23 May 2024

Some Older Posts

How do autonomous vehicles react to the weather? - Official blog of the Met Office news team by Met Office Press Office on 21 May 2024

High Court defeat “clear warning” Sunak’s protest crackdown has gone too far - Greenpeace UK by Stefano Gelmini on 21 May 2024

Advanced methane technologies can strengthen new landfill pollution limits - Climate 411 by Edwin LaMair on 20 May 2024

In Six Months, We Might Lose It All: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) - ClimateChangeFork by climatechangefork on 21 May 2024

Extinction Rebellion responds to energy and arms lobbyist Lord Walney’s proposals to effectively ban protest groups which threaten his clients profits - Extinction Rebellion UK by Extinction Rebellion on 21 May 2024

Scope 3 Carbon Emissions and the Management of Supply Chains - State of the Planet by Steve Cohen on 20 May 2024

Supporting Affordable and Social Housing - REVOLVE by raul on 21 May 2024

EHC Lunch Lecture on May 28 - Environmental Humanities Center Amsterdam by sarahjanefoster22 on 20 May 2024

Climate change is affecting mental health literally everywhere - Skeptical Science New Research for Week #21 2021 by ? on 20 May 2024

Renewcell: A Springboard Not a Hurdle  - Canopy by Nicole Rycroft on 21 May 2024

Choosing the Most Eco-Friendly Fuel for Forklift Trucks - Blue and Green Tomorrow by Charlie Farr on 21 May 2024

Would capping the number of years a car can be on the road reduce emissions? Not so much. - Anthropocene by Sarah DeWeerdt on 21 May 2024

You ARE the Climate Majority | Ilkley Climate Action – Clarke Foley Community Centre | Audio Only - Rupert Read by Atus on 20 May 2024

Burning Trees: As the Biomass Industry Grows, Its Carbon Emissions Go Uncounted - The Revelator by Nick Engelfried on 20 May 2024

Florida Drops Climate Change from Energy Policy Amid Rising Environmental Threats - The CLEO Institute by CLEO on 20 May 2024