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easyrider123
  • From:Norway

Date Posted:25-11-2018 10:39:26Copy HTML


................... and the consequences of dragging our feet in addressing it.




by Jake Johnson, staff writer 
As scientists warn that the "window of opportunity for action" to prevent catastrophic and irreversible planetary harm from the climate crisis "is almost closed," members of the Extinction Rebellion movement took to the streets of London on Saturday to demand an urgent response to the world's ecological emergency and mourn the lives that human-caused climate change has already taken—and will take in the near future in the absence of radical change.


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easyrider123 Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #31
  • From:Norway

Re:The Reality of Climate Change........

Date Posted:05-01-2019 12:47:43Copy HTML

Wake up!


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easyrider123 Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #32
  • From:Norway

Re:The Reality of Climate Change........

Date Posted:02-02-2019 02:14:27Copy HTML

One more thing to be aware of....................a natural exercise


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easyrider123 Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #33
  • From:Norway

Re:The Reality of Climate Change........

Date Posted:03-02-2019 04:47:06Copy HTML

IPCC REALITY................


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easyrider123 Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #34
  • From:Norway

Re:The Reality of Climate Change........

Date Posted:05-02-2019 01:39:46Copy HTML

Another part of the story that needs to change, if we are to stick around, and make life better for everyone. 


Scientists Call for 'Global Agricultural Revolution' and 'Planetary Health Diet' to Save Lives—and Earth

"The food we eat and how we produce it determines the health of people and the planet, and we are currently getting this seriously wrong."

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In a new report about human health and the environmental, experts call for people across the globe to follow a "flexitarian" or "planetary health" diet. (Photo: The EAT-Lancet Commission)

While scientists continue to call for immediately phasing out fossil fuels across the global to avert climate catastrophe, a team of international experts on Thursday unveiled a proposal to address another major driver of the climate crisis: the world's unhealthy and unsustainable food system.

"To be healthy, diets must have an appropriate calorie intake and consist of a variety of plant-based foods, low amounts of animal-based foods, unsaturated rather than saturated fats, and few refined grains, highly processed foods, and added sugars."
—Dr. Walter Willett, Harvard University

"The food we eat and how we produce it determines the health of people and the planet, and we are currently getting this seriously wrong," declaredTim Lang, a co-author of the EAT-Lancet Commission and professor at City, University of London. "We need a significant overhaul, changing the global food system on a scale not seen before in ways appropriate to each country's circumstances."

The commission brought together 37 experts in agriculture, environmental sustainability, human health, and political science from 16 countries. Over three years, they developed the "planetary health diet," which aims to address the global food system's devastating environmental impact as well as mass malnutrition.

Noting that more than 800 million people worldwide "have insufficient food, while many more consume an unhealthy diet that contributes to premature death and disease," co-lead commissioner Dr. Walter Willett of Harvard University said the "world's diets must change dramatically" to reverse the damage that's been done.

"To be healthy," he explained, "diets must have an appropriate calorie intake and consist of a variety of plant-based foods, low amounts of animal-based foods, unsaturated rather than saturated fats, and few refined grains, highly processed foods, and added sugars."

"This is the first attempt to set universal scientific targets for the food system that apply to all people and the planet," according to the final report, Food in the Anthropocene: Healthy Diets From Sustainable Food Systems (pdf).

The "Great Food Transformation" envisioned by the commission acknowledges that the world population is on track to reach an estimated 10 billion by 2050. The researchers considered current food production and consumption trends in terms of not only planet-warming emissions but also cropland and freshwater use, nitrogen and phosphorus cycling, and species extinction.

"Humanity now poses a threat to the stability of the planet," co-lead commissioner Johan Rockström of the Stockholm Resilience Center told the Guardian. "[This requires] nothing less than a new global agricultural revolution."

The report, published in The Lancet, lays out five key strategies for its proposed overhaul of global food norms:

  1. Seek international and national commitment to shift toward healthy dietsthat feature more plant-based foods—including fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and whole grains—and less animal products.
  2. Reorient agricultural priorities from producing high quantities of food to producing healthy food that nurtures human health and supports environmental sustainability.
  3. Sustainably intensify food production to increase high-quality output with a series of reforms that include becoming a net carbon sink from 2040 forward to align with the goals of the Paris climate agreement.
  4. Strong and coordinated governance of land and oceans, including by implementing a "Half Earth" strategy for biodiversity conservation.
  5. At least halve food losses and waste, in line with the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), on both the production side and the consumption side.

Alongside its report, the commission put out a brief (pdf) identifying top takeaways and specific actions that individuals can take to help transform the global food system. Suggestions include buying more sustainably produced food, embracing plants as a source of protein, and slashing both meat consumption and food waste.

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The unveiling of the planetary health diet follows a series of recent studies that have shown it is environmentally necessary for humans—particularly in the United States and Europe—to dramatically reduce red meat consumption. The commission estimates that shifting toward such a diet could save at least 11 million adult lives annually.

The commission's report comes as the New England Journal of Medicine published a "grim analysis" on Thursday which warns that the World Health Organization's conclusion from just five years ago that rising global temperatures over the next few decades will kill 250,000 people per year is a "conservative estimate."



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skrumpie Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #35
  • From:Argentina

Re:The Reality of Climate Change........

Date Posted:05-02-2019 03:58:57Copy HTML

So you want to legislate how we eat?

Try to remember the kind of September when men weren't girls and girls weren't fellas..................
Bogus0Pomp Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #36
  • From:USA

Re:The Reality of Climate Change........

Date Posted:05-02-2019 04:28:53Copy HTML

No, I don't.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z "If you can read these 26 letters, there is nothing about the universe that you can't learn." -- Lambros D. Callimoahos
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  • From:Norway

Re:The Reality of Climate Change........

Date Posted:05-02-2019 07:15:37Copy HTML

So you want to legislate how we eat?


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Who said anything about legislating? 

Just some good ideas I'm sharing with anyone who's interested and thinking. You don't agree, fine. I'm just kind of concerned about how we're living, and am always happy when a better way is pointed out. 

I'm sorry if the reality of life scares you. Accepting reality is beneficial, it's just a fact. We need to address the difficulties in life. We need to have consideration for everyone. The starving person across the world is just as important as you or i am. 

Stop being a selfish jerk,it's an ugly existence you have

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  • From:Norway

Re:The Reality of Climate Change........

Date Posted:10-02-2019 02:55:07Copy HTML

'This Is What Hope Feels Like': Green New Deal Resolution Hailed as 'Watershed Moment' for New Era of Climate Action

"When we look back on today, this will be the moment we will be able to say that the political tide has turned on the rising seas."

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) speaks as Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and other congressional Democrats listen during a news conference in front of the U.S. Capitol February 7, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) speaks as Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and other congressional Democrats listen during a news conference in front of the U.S. Capitol February 7, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

"Today is a good day for the country, for the climate movement, and for all humanity."

After years of congressional inaction and minor policy tweaks that failed to address runaway global warming with the urgency and ambition the science demands, experts and advocacy groups representing millions of Americans hailed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey's (D-Mass.) Green New Deal rollout on Thursday as a "watershed moment" in the fight against the climate crisis that—with enough grassroots mobilization—could usher in a bold new era of action.

"This is a historic moment made possible by a grassroots movement (you!) of people fighting for the just climate solutions we need." 
—350.org

"We must be as ambitious and innovative in our solution as possible," Ocasio-Cortez declared during a press conference unveiling the Green New Deal resolution, which calls for a "national mobilization" to transition to 100 percent renewable energy by 2030. "We're here to say that small, incremental policy solutions are not enough."

"There is no justice and there is no combating climate change without addressing what has happened to indigenous communities," the New York congresswoman continued. "That means that there is no fixing our economy without addressing the racial wealth gap. That means that we are not going to transition to renewable energies without also transitioning frontline communities and coal communities into economic opportunity as well. That is what this is about: It is comprehensive, it is thoughtful, it is compassionate, and it is extremely economically strategic."

Introduced with the backing of Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.), eight Senate Democrats, 64 House Democrats, and a large coalition of national consumer and environmental groups, the Green New Deal resolution represents a significant first step toward creating an energy and economic system that prioritizes the planet, workers, and vulnerable communities over the profits of fossil fuel corporations.

"Let's celebrate the fact that—thanks to the Sunrise Movement, AOC, Sen. Markey, and many others—there's now climate legislation in Congress that actually addresses our greatest crisis at its actual scale." 
—Bill McKibben, 350.org

"The sun is setting on the dirty energy of the past," Markey wrote on Twitter following Thursday's press conference. "Today marks the dawn of a new era of climate action. When we look back on today, this will be the moment we will be able to say that the political tide has turned on the rising seas."

In an indication of how quickly a previously marginal policy proposal has burst into the mainstream, "Green New Deal" appeared at the top of Twitter's trending list in the United States on Thursday as the proposal also garnered front-page newspaper coverage and editorial board endorsements.

"This is a historic moment made possible by a grassroots movement (you!) of people fighting for the just climate solutions we need," said 350.org, one of the organizations that has helped organize and lead Capitol Hill protests in support of the Green New Deal in recent months.

Below is a complete list of all of the original congressional co-sponsors of the Green New Deal resolution. The Sunrise Movement, Justice Democrats, 350.org, and other organizations are circulating a petition urging members of Congress to sign on to the resolution. As of this writing, the petition has received over 11,600 signatures.

As essential components of a comprehensive and just transition to 100 percent renewable energy in just ten years, the Green New Deal resolution (pdf) also calls for universal healthcare, a federal jobs guarantee, massive infrastructure investment, and affordable housing.

"Senator Markey and Representative Ocasio-Cortez are telling the truth about what it will actually take to prevent climate catastrophe—a WWII-scale climate mobilization that eliminates greenhouse gas emissions in 10 years and draws down excess [greenhouse gases] from the atmosphere," said Margaret Klein Salamon, executive director of The Climate Mobilization.

"We will continue to fight to protect humanity and the natural world by telling the truth about the climate emergency and addressing it at the speed and scale required," Salamon added.

While environmentalists were overwhelmingly supportive of the path-breaking Green New Deal resolution, they also pointed out—as Ocasio-Cortez herself acknowledged during Thursday's press conference—that it is just an initial step that must be built upon and improved.

In particular, green groups expressed concern that the resolution does not mention the words "fossil fuels," even as scientific research makes clear that continued oil and gas extraction in the U.S. threatens to undermine global efforts to drastically slash carbon emissions before it's too late.

"We urgently need a bold and ambitious Green New Deal that tackles fossil fuels head-on," Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food and Water Watch, said in a statement. "We support the ambition and scale of this resolution, and we are heartened by its recognition that climate change poses a grave threat to healthy food and clean water, but any legislation that does not explicitly address the urgent need to keep fossil fuels in the ground is insufficient."

Noting that there is still "much work to be done," 350.org founder Bill McKibben concluded, "let's celebrate the fact that—thanks to the Sunrise Movement, AOC, Sen. Markey, and many others—there's now climate legislation in Congress that actually addresses our greatest crisis at its actual scale."

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