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Earth – ‘Humanity exceeds nature’s budget for 2015’

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In less than eight months, humanity has used up nature’s budget for the entire year, according to data from Global Footprint Network’.

‘Earth Overshoot Day – this year falling on August 13marks the date when humanity’s annual demands on nature exceed what Earth can regenerate in that year, and has moved up from early October in 2000′.

‘The costs of ecological overspending are becoming more evident by the day, in the form of deforestation, drought, freshwater scarcity, soil erosion, biodiversity loss and the buildup of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Carbon sequestration makes up more than half of the demand on nature’.

Humanity’s carbon footprint alone more than doubled between 1961 and 1973, which is when the world went into ecological overshoot. It remains the fastest growing component of the widening gap between the Ecological Footprint and the planet’s biocapacity,” said Mathis Wackernagel, President of Global Footprint Network’.

From : http://phys.org/news/2015-08-humanity-nature.html

Earth – ‘Blue Whale’s Perfect Comic Timing! #EarthOnLocation – Earth Unplugged’

5th Dimensional Earth

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‘Zoologist Mark Carwardine outlines just how hard whale spotting can be. And promptly gets upstaged by the biggest whale there is. This clip was taken from Big Blue Live, an exciting new live series coming soon to BBC One in the UK and PBS in the US‘.

Earth – ‘The Wettest Rainforest in the United States Has Gone Up in Flames’

5th Dimensional Earth

fire photo courtesy of the national wildfire coordinating group

fire photo courtesy of the national wildfire coordinating group

‘When fire can eat a rainforest in a relatively cool climate, you know the Earth is beginning to burn’.

  • ‘The wettest rainforest in the continental United States had gone up in flames
    and the smoke was so thick, so blanketing, that you could see it miles away’.

‘Deep in Washington’s Olympic National Park, the aptly named Paradise Fire, undaunted by the dampness of it all, was eating the forest alive and destroying an ecological Eden’.

‘In this season of drought across the West, there have been far bigger blazes but none quite so symbolic or offering quite such grim news’.

‘It isn’t the size of the fire (though it is the largest in the park’s history), nor its intensity’.

  • ‘It’s something else entirely—the fact that it shouldn’t have been burning at all’.

‘When fire can eat a rainforest in a relatively cool climate, you know the Earth is beginning to burn’.

From : http://www.thenation.com/article/the-wettest-rainforest-in-the-united-states-has-gone-up-in-flames/

Earth – ‘We are the Asteroid: Scientists on Climate and the Extinction crisis’

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‘Old Indian proverb’:
“If you don’t change directions, you may wind up where you’re headed”.

‘With climate change, that could be a very dark place’.

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‘Harrowing interviews with scientists who study some of the most catastrophic episodes in Earth history’.

From : http://climatecrocks.com/2015/08/05/new-video-we-are-the-asteroid/

Saving America – ‘New Report Reveals The Severe Economic Impacts Climate Change Will Have In The South’

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Just another reason to get rid of the South.

Now ‘global’ warming is of course global but these States, the people they have elected over and over, have done everything they can to first deny climate change and second, prevent even basic research into it.

They want to secede.

Highest rate of poverty.

Welfare States that take more from the Government then they give.

 

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While the Southeast and Texas are generally accustomed to heat and humidity, the scale of increased heat — along with other impacts such as sea level rise and storm surge — will likely cause significant and widespread economic harm, especially to a region so heavily invested in physical manufacturing, agriculture and energy infrastructure,” the report reads’.

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‘According to the report, by the end of this century, the Southeast and Texas could see 14 times as many days over 95°F each year’.

‘Some regions, the report states, could see as many as 124 of these extremely hot days a year. And changes could come sooner than the end of the century for some states: by around 2050, Mississippi is expected to see 33 to 85 extremely hot days each year’.

‘These temperatures will drive up electricity demand, and that increased demand could see an increase in energy costs of 4 to 12 percent by mid-century’.

From : http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/07/28/3684751/risky-business-southeast-report/

Music – Tropical Heatwave – The Muppets

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Here in Spok-A-Loo, we are going to get into the triple digits this weekend.

Not a big thing….usually except that Spokane’s average temperature is around 73 this time of year and we also have two major sporting events.

Hoopfest – the biggest (correct me if I’m wrong) 3 on 3 basketball tournament and over in CDA -Iron Man.

Iron Man has already adjusted the starting times moving it up two hours and Hoopfest has gobbled up all of the misting fans they can find as the temps in downtown Spokane with the buildings and 50,000 to 75,000 spectators will climb into the 120 range.

The Earth – ‘Extreme Heat, Fueled By Climate Change, Leaves More Than 800 Dead In Pakistan’

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‘More than 800 have died from heat stroke and thousands more have been hospitalized as a heat wave scorches much of Pakistan with temperatures as high as 113 degrees. While officials have rolled out emergency response efforts, poor infrastructure and the unpredictable patterns of extreme weather have made the crisis particularly devastating’.

  • ‘In recent years, Pakistan’s longstanding energy crisis has meant that people across the country face rolling power outages that can last 10 hours in urban areas, and up to 20 in rural ones’.

‘The power outages mean that people are unable to run air-conditioners or even electric fans — and that they have little access to water, which is largely moved through pipes by electric pumps’.

‘In Karachi, electricity shortages kept the water supply system from pumping millions of gallons of water, according to the state-run water utility service’.

From : http://thinkprogress.org/world/2015/06/24/3673251/pakistan-heatwave/

‘New Research Warns Of Catastrophic Food Shortages Due To Unchecked Climate Change’

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Insurance companys are in business to do 1 thing and 1 thing only.

Make a profit.

There is no profit the the collapse of society.

‘New research supported by the United Kingdom’s Foreign Office and insurer Lloyd’s of London finds that, absent major changes, humanity risks a catastrophic collapse in its ability to feed itself by mid-century, due in significant part to human-caused climate change’.

“The results show that based on plausible climate trends, and a total failure to change course, the global food supply system would face catastrophic losses, and an unprecedented epidemic of food riots. In this scenario, global society essentially collapses as food production falls permanently short of consumption.”

‘Lloyd’s notes that “we must more than double global agricultural production by 2050,” according to the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization’.

‘The global insurer further notes’,

“As the pressure on our global food supply rises, so too does its vulnerability to sudden acute disruptions.”

‘Lloyd’s cites research concluding the food problem “is further exacerbated by the growing issue of water scarcity, which is accelerating at such a pace that two-thirds of the world’s population could live under water stress conditions by 2025.”

From : http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/06/23/3672339/society-collapse-climate-food-shortages/

The Earth – ‘Report calls climate change ‘medical emergency’

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UPDATE : OK a little truth in blogging. The above images is altered.

Here is the original and in the comments I’ve linked to a great technical breakdown on it.

Thanks List Of X for keeping me honest and let’s not lose sight of what we are actually doing to our only home.

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‘A major report from one of the world’s best-known medical journals declared climate change a “medical emergency” that could undo decades of health progress’.

‘The report, published Monday night in The Lancet, said the threat posed by climate change has largely been underestimated thus far’.

‘Peter Cox, a climate systems professor at University of Exeter in Britain, said the report’s authors set out to focus exclusively on the direct and indirect health impacts from a warming globe’.

“We are saying, let’s look at climate change from the perspective of what people are going to experience, rather than as averages across the globe,” Cox told The New York Times. “We have to move away from thinking of this as a problem in atmospheric physics. It is a problem for people.”

  • ‘About 3 billion more elderly people will be exposed to heat waves at the end of the century compared to 1990, the report found’.

From : http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/245801-report-calls-climate-change-medical-emergency

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