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Climate change: Study underpins key idea in Antarctic ice loss

BBC Science correspondent Jonathan Amos, reports that a new study has found the diminishing thickness of ice shelves is matched almost exactly by an immediate acceleration in the glaciers feeding in behind them. It means we can’t rely on a lag in the system to delay the rise in sea-levels as shelves melt in a warmer world. The glaciers will speed up in tandem, dumpingContinue readingClimate change: Study underpins key idea in Antarctic ice loss

The Tyranny of Time Poverty

The headlong obsession with corporate and economic growth, creates societies of time-impoverished individuals who can easily lose any holistic sense of their place in the environment. In the Western world, the progress of society is measured by capital flows and commercial growth. These financial goals are often put ahead of life values. The pace of life is getting faster and faster because the common assumptionContinue readingThe Tyranny of Time Poverty

Australian PM: Coal Industry Defender and Climate Change Denier

In the Guardian Article Scott Morrison and the big lie about climate change: does he think we’re that stupid? Richard Flanagan argues that the Australian PM is so determined to protect the coal mining industry that he even denies the possible influence of climate change in recent devastating droughts and bushfires. In a year that has seen Australia ravaged by fire, the floods, cyclones andContinue readingAustralian PM: Coal Industry Defender and Climate Change Denier

Mindfulness and Climate Change

The following contains excerpts from the article of the same name by Menchi Liu, MA, and Emily Valente, MA The reality of climate change is now being acknowledged by an expanding circle of authorities. Its effect on human lives is now clearly visible and impossible to ignore. It has already touched every element of our lives, from physical and mental health to global economic disruption. Climate changeContinue readingMindfulness and Climate Change

Campaign Against Climate Change

The Campaign against Climate Change (CCC) exists to push for the urgent and radical action we need to prevent the catastrophic destabilisation of global climate. The destabilisation of global climate has become the very greatest threat to our planet and everyone on it – with the possible exception only of all-out war with modern weapons of mass-destruction. We do not know how much irreversible damageContinue readingCampaign Against Climate Change

Trump and Co

The Chorus of Denial

The rise of populism surrounding global politics, most notably the American Election of President Trump, has the potential to be harnessed in order to weaken the messages of climate science. In the leadership rhetoric of several major global powers there is a disturbingly dominant discourse of anthropogenic climate change denial. Even when climate change is acknowledged, the measures sanctioned are far from decisive. Whether dismissingContinue readingThe Chorus of Denial

The Truth About Species Extinctions

UN Climate Change News, 6 May 2019 – Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history, and climate change is amongst the five direct drivers of change in nature with the largest relative global impacts so far. This is one key finding of a landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), approved by governments in Paris lastContinue readingThe Truth About Species Extinctions

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