• climaterules

    Another Climate Milestone Reached 410ppm

    The world just passed another round-numbered climate milestone. Scientists predicted it would happen this year and lo and behold, it has. On Tuesday, the Mauna Loa Observatory recorded its first-ever carbon dioxide reading in excess of 410 parts per million (it was 410.28 ppm in case you want the...
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    Climate change hastened ancient civilisations’ collapse…

    We republished this article a few years back and thought it might be worth revisiting for those that missed it as it is still relevant. Well worth the read… Article by: Sunanda Creagh from the Conversation Climate change sparked the political and economic turmoil that hastened the collapse of...
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    East Antarctica is Melting From Above and Below

    Published: December 16th, 2016, by Climate Central By Brian Kahn East Antarctica is remote even by Antarctic standards. Harsh winds and ocean currents have largely cut off the region from the rest of the world. That’s left its massive stores of ice largely intact, especially compared to West Antarctica...
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    Deep soils store up to five times more carbon than first thought: study

    Deep soils store up to five times more carbon than first thought: study Author Pauline Ernesto Editor The Conversation Deep soils store up to five times more carbon than is commonly reported, a new study by Murdoch University and Cranfield University in the UK has found. Soil locks in greenhouse...
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    Peak phosphorus will be a shortage we can’t stomach

    Peak phosphorus will be a shortage we can’t stomach Article By James Dyke, University of Southampton The IPCC has recently reported, we can’t afford the costs of what liberating all that carbon into the Earth’s atmosphere would do to the climate. So we will have to leave it in the...
  • canyoudigthis

    Can You Dig This – Ron Finley, The Gangsta Gardener

    “When you put beauty in a place that has none, that’s a game changer.” — Ron Finley, the “Gangster Gardener” Ron Finley caught the public’s imagination when he delivered a highly entertaining and inspirational TED talk in 2013. Finley a self proclaimed ‘Guerilla Gardener’ plants vegetable gardens in South...
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    Eating Organic Food Significantly Lowers Pesticide Exposure: Study

    Article by – Dinny Navaratnam Editor at The Conversation Eating an organic diet for a week can cause pesticide levels to drop by almost 90% in adults, research from RMIT University has found. The study, led by Dr Liza Oates found particpants’ urinary dialkylphosphates (DAPs) measurements were 89% lower when...
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    To get climate change under control, our growth fetish must go

    To get climate change under control, our growth fetish must go Article by Christopher Wright – Professor of Organisational Studies at University of Sydney Despite over four decades of political engagement with climate change, tangible action has remained limited to rhetorical flourishes by politicians against a background of greater...
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    Second-Warmest October Cements Hottest Year

    By Andrea Thompson October was the second hottest on record for the planet, NASA data released Tuesday shows. The month was the latest in a string of record- and near record-warm months that will see 2016 easily take the title of hottest year in the books. How temperatures across...