HIGH MARINE EXTINCTION RISK BY 2100...

A sea spider from Antarctic waters, where many invertebrates face devastation. Image: Cath Waller

 

If marine extinction is not a reality for many species by the end of this century, scientists say, it will certainly be a strong probability...

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TIME OF GREAT DYING: POPULATION BOMB BURSTS, THE END OF OLD-GROWTH FORESTS, AND THE GREAT AWAKENING...

Exponential human population growth can only end in collapse (courtesy of Population Matters)

 

Gaia, the living biosphere, is infested with humans. Not just any humans, but the type that grow fat and reproduce exponentially by liquidating natural ecosystems. Having spent much of my life working to protect Earth’s last naturally evolved primary forests from logging for inequitable over-consumption, I am today ready to declare defeat. Preserving Earth’s last large old-growth forests is a lost cause as there are simply too many people. This Time of Great Dying is unlikely to end well unless a global ecology ethic – including a sense of ENOUGHNESS, just population reductions, ending fossil fuels, and massive ecological restoration – is widely embraced with all haste in an unprecedented and overdue Great Awakening...

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OUR CHANGING CLIMATE MIND-SET...

A scene in eastern Puerto Rico after the passage of Hurricane Maria. Credit Kirsten Luce for The New York Times

 

 

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BACK-TO-BACK HURRICANES TAKE HEAVY TOLL ON THE CARIBBEAN...

A seven-year old boy stands in front of debris as Hurricane Irma moves off from the northern coast of the Dominican Republic. Credit: UNICEF/UN0119399

 

By: António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 4 2017 (IPS) - As you know, we are coming off a jam-packed High-level week and opening of the General Assembly. Some of the most important speeches during that period came from leaders of Caribbean nations reeling from back-to-back hurricanes.

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HURRICANE NATE MAKES LANDFALL ON THE GULF COAST, THEN WEAKENS...

A sailboat washed ashore on a beach in Biloxi, Miss., after Hurricane Nate made landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River with winds of 85 miles per hour. Credit Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images

 

BILOXI, Miss. — This year’s crushing hurricanes have submerged Houston, wrecked the Florida Keys and decimated Puerto Rico, but spared the central Gulf Coast — at least until now...

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2017 SKS WEEKLY CLIMATE CHANGE & GLOBAL WARMING NEWS ROUNDUP #40...

US and Chinese presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping found common ground on climate change after the US announced the clean power plan (Pic: White House/Flickr)

 

Editor's Pick:

International concern as US moves to end clean power plan...

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TOKYO IS PREPARING FOR FLOODS ‘BEYOND ANYTHING WE’VE SEEN’...

Visitors at the bottom of a huge underground surge tank in Kasukabe, north of Tokyo. Credit Kentaro Takahashi for The New York Times

 

Japan has spent billions on an underground system to control water around the capital, but some fear that the city is vulnerable as global warming brings more extreme weather...

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GOODBYE – AND GOOD RIDDANCE – TO LIVESTOCK FARMING...

‘Grazing is not just slightly inefficient; it is stupendously wasteful.’ Photograph: Peter Cade/Getty Images

 

The suffering inherent in mass meat production can’t be justified. And as the artificial meat industry grows, the last argument for farming animals has now collapsed...

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EPA MOVES TO RESCIND OBAMA PLAN TO SLOW GLOBAL WARMING...

Proposals for the Environmental Protection Agency in President Donald Trump's first budget are displayed at the Government Printing Office in Washington, March 16, 2017. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
The Trump administration is moving to roll back the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's efforts to slow global warming, seeking to ease restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants...
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SKEPTICAL SCIENCE: NEW RESEARCH, SEPTEMBER 25 - OCTOBER 1, 2017...

 

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below...

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