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What we are suffering from today as the greatest sustainability challenge is not poverty, it is not greed, it is not climate change, it is not declining fisheries … or forests or biodiversity. None of those things, though they are very, very important. What we are suffering from today is the lack of competence in our leadership…

Dr. Karl-Henrik Robèrt, Founder of The Natural Step.



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A new paper shows that the Earth’s climate has continued to warm rapidly in recent years

via Global warming continues despite continuous denial | John Abraham | Environment | The Guardian.

“The good news is that we can take action that reduces the rate of climate change and promotes economic growth, ultimately stopping our journey down this dangerous path”—World Bank

This statement is unlikely to be true as scientific studies have shown that over 60% of the increase in GHG emissions is caused by global economic growth. We simply can’t have a healthy environment and a healthy growing economy.—Qualicum Institute

via This Is The Dystopian World We Are Leaving For Today’s Teenagers | ThinkProgress.

 

Scientists Confirm: 2014 Set to Be Hottest Year in Recorded Human History | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community.

Don’t let the winter cold spell fool you. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) revealed Thursday that 2014 is set to be the hottest year in recorded history, with October setting another record for monthly temperatures.

CO2, birth and death rates by country

This real-time simulation displays the CO2 emissions of every country in the world, as well as their birth and death rates.

via Breathingearth – CO2, birth & death rates by country, simulated real-time.

What 35,000 Walruses Tell Us About Global Warming

Pacific walruses, who live in the Bering Sea during winter, require floating sea ice to meet their survival needs, using them for rest in between journeys to forage for food, such as clam, snails, and worms, as well as for giving birth and caring for their young. But as the oceans warm, this sea ice is receding, especially near coastal areas, forcing these walruses to take to the beach for resting and foraging, according to an explanation from the NOAA.

Read more from Common Dreams What 35,000 Walruses Forced to the Beach Tell Us About Global Warming | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community.

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