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Nelson Mandela – A Giant of History

Nelson Mandela’s fantastic Nobel Lecture can be seen on http://Nobelprize.org . Watch and remember a truly unique man http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1993/mandela-facts.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=twitter_tweet … 11 Inspiring Moments to Remember Nelson Mandela http://on.mash.to/18oziD3  “But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have … Continue reading

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Iraq’s First National Park

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iraq/10233538/Iraq-marshes-A-return-to-Eden-after-Saddams-fall.html

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The Things That Matter A Conversation for Creating a Healthy Society

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Where has my domain gone?

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John Seed, “Deep Ecology & The Conservation of Nature”

The passionate John Seed’s keynote to APNEC conference in Taiwan: “Deep Ecology & The Conservation of Nature” johnseed.net/?page_id=145 now @ youtube.com/watch?v=WLqARJ… http://johnseed.net/?page_id=145

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WHAT WOULD IT TAKE … to shape a planet on which people, other living things and the systems that support us can sustainably co-exist?

Winter 2012 WELL WORTH READING WHAT WOULD IT TAKE … to shape a planet on which people, other living things and the systems that support us can sustainably co-exist? http://environment.umn.edu/momentum/issue/4.1w12/index.html

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UN Report on Sustainability 2012

News Global development Guardian Global Development Put planet and its people at the core of sustainable development, urges report UN panel calls for sustainable development indicators that factor in poverty, inequality, science and gender equality reddit this Mark Tran in … Continue reading

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Changing the way we eat

This summary of ways to change the way we eat was posted on http://www.tedxmanhattan.org/change-the-way-you-eat/  This site is a terrific resource and is highly recommended. Change the Way You Eat Based on The Glynwood Institute’s Guide to Good Food http://www.guidetogoodfood.wordpress.com 1. … Continue reading

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Top environment stories of 2011

http://www.abc.net.au/environment/articles/2011/12/22/3396578.htm As chosen by Sara Phillips, ABC environment journalist and editor 1) Fukushima First there was an earthquake, then there was a tsunami. Then the nuclear power plant at Fukushima melted down after it was swamped by the sea. Thousands … Continue reading

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Western watersheds polluted by mining

@mongabay (http://mongabay.com/) claims 40 percent of Western watersheds are polluted by mining: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/12/opinion/a-mining-law-whose-time-has-passed.html   recently published this important oped A Mining Law Whose Time Has Passed By ROBERT M. HUGHES and CAROL ANN WOODY Published: January 11, 2012 IN 1872, President … Continue reading

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Germany and Renewable Energy

Over Half of Germany’s Renewable Energy Owned By Citizens & Farmers, Not Utility Companies http://summify.com/story/TwpQ8C7Xr1KNWu8N/www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/over-half-germany-renewable-energy-owned-citizens-not-utility-companies.html Written by: Matthew McDermot          January 6, 2012 Germany’s promotion of renewable energy rightly gets singled out for its effectiveness, most often by me as an … Continue reading

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Bolivia, Pachamama and Climate Change

A beautiful piece by the brilliant young Chloe Maxim on how the issue of climate change is viewed in Bolivia. With young people who understand as deeply as this, one would like to think the planet is in good hands. … Continue reading

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Explaining the Occupy Phenomenon

In this clip from a U.S. talk show, Grayson encapsulates the Occupy Wall Street movement in a bit more than 30 seconds. It’s enough to earn the back-handed respect of fellow panelist P.J. O’Rourke Grayson is a former member of … Continue reading

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Richard Milne separates skepticism from denial

Dr Richard Milne from the University of Edinburgh has published an entertaining and educational lecture ‘Critical Thinking on Climate Change’. He explores the nature of science and genuine scientific skepticism while managing to pack in more cartoons, animations and jokes than … Continue reading

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Why, indeed we should all paint our roofs white

Why painting your roof white won’t help #climate change … just in case you were thinking of doing it. http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/oct/27/white-roofs-global-warming?newsfeed=true Response by Dr Paul Taylor In the article, http://tinyurl.com/3um2znt , it might be sensational for Jacobson to say, painting your … Continue reading

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The Emperor Has No Clothes: Occupy Wall Street

Something’s Happening Here By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN Published: October 11, 2011 http://topics.nytimes.com/top/opinion/editorialsandoped/oped/columnists/thomaslfriedman/index.html?inline=nyt-per When you see spontaneous social protests erupting from Tunisia to Tel Aviv to Wall Street, it’s clear that something is happening globally that needs defining. There are two … Continue reading

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When a Butterfly Flutters its Wings

This morning news came through that a Monarch Butterfly has landed in Dorset England. Below is the report that featured this morning on Wildlife Extra. While this may simply be a tray which has lost it’s way, it may also … Continue reading

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Forests dying – loss of key climate protection

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/01/science/earth/01forest.html?_r=1 The Forest for the Trees: In Arizona, trees are cut down to save forests from massive fires and to combat climate change. By JUSTIN GILLIS Published: October 1, 2010 WISE RIVER, Mont. — The trees spanning many of the … Continue reading

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Why Our Trees are Dying

BIG swathes of forest from Perth to the South-West – the size of 50 Kings Parks – have died from drought and may never recover, scientists warn. And they say the dying trees are fuelling “plague proportions” of destructive insects, … Continue reading

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Life on earth is inconceivable without trees

A beautiful piece of writing by ROSSLYN BEEBY http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/opinion/editorial/general/like-a-voice-in-the-wilderness/2295146.aspx?storypage=0 ‘Life on earth is inconceivable without trees,” the great Russian playwright Anton Chekovwrote in a letter to a friend in the late 1880s. ”Forests create climate, climate influences peoples’ character, and … Continue reading

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Save the Environment – put a $ value on it

Nothing will change until a $value is put on environmental features. Old growth forests will continue to be plundered until the Value of a Tree is calculated! See how it was done by an Indian Scientist. http://sustainabilityliteracyaustralia.com/2010/08/29/value-of-a-tree/ See why it … Continue reading

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Save Hastings Point – the Final Battle of Hastings

Please help save the last remaining pristine estuary on the Far North Coast of NSW. This magnificiant area is threatened with a large housing development right on it’s banks. Currently  a tiny seaside village located halfway between Byron Bay and … Continue reading

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Climate Change Is Affecting Traditional Knowledge

http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=56864 Life forms react in surprising ways to pressures of all kinds BOGOTA, Aug 16, 2011 (Tierramérica) – The traditional knowledge of nature developed since ancestral times by Colombia’s indigenous peoples is increasingly challenged by the unnatural effects of climate … Continue reading

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2011 Sustainability Oration

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Visual Anthropology

As more of our land and culture is threatened the preservation of all that makes us human is becoming increasing important, Benoit SEGUR is a brilliant cinematographer who captures wonderful moments for posterity. http://visant.etnos.ru/fest/mfiva_4/catalogue_e.php I’ve just watched Morin Khuur: The … Continue reading

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Bill Maher on why Climate Change cannot be voted for

 

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Jan Cameron of Katmandu installs conservationist as woodchip mill manager in Tasmania

JanCameron is an amazing woman appoints conservationist to run woodchip mill in Tasmania tinyurl.com/6bamy4j             tinyurl.com/27ru3em One of Australia’s wealthiest individuals gives away much of her fortune each year. She is  best known as the founder of retail chain Kathmandu, which … Continue reading

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Debunking Monckton

Monckton interviewed by Adam Spencer Christopher Monckton was so annoying when interviewed by Adam Spencer that Spencer hung up on him before finishing the interview later on. The Australian was so impressed by Monckton’s performance that they posted a partial … Continue reading

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Forests are the key to reducing carbon emissions’

LONG understood to be the lungs of the earth, the world’s great forests are much more important in the carbon cycle than was previously believed, soaking up one-third of all fossil fuel emissions, according to new research. Standing forests remove … Continue reading

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The Future of Solar Panels

Highly efficient solar panels; the most powerful transistors ever; the ability to make a fighter jet invisible. Each of these breakthroughs has been announced in the last two weeks. Each relies on a “wonder substance” called graphene. It’s made from … Continue reading

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Great arguments for the Australian Carbon Price

Great arguments for the Australian Carbon Price. Germany strongest economy, toughest climate laws. Coincidence? http://bit.ly/nNTl8W “The Abbott fear rhetoric already sounds hollow” http://bobcarrblog.wordpress.com/2011/07/13/carbon-pricing-first-reaction/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

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Jim Hanson’s “Storms of my Grandchildren”

Jim Hanson’s “Storms of my Grandchildren is an important look at climate reality from a man who knows, and is scared and angry. In summary the only way to limit atmospheric CO2 to 450 ppm is to stop burning coal, … Continue reading

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Al Gore Launches New Organisation

algoreAl Gore Follow @climatereality an org I just launched to help tell the truth abt the climate crisis: climaterealityproject.org

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Why Climate Deniers are Simply Wrong

Letters from climate change deniers cover the gamut from supposed incompleteness of the second law of thermodynamics to “… there is a growing body of scientific evidence that the planet is moving into another ice age.” and asked “…why are … Continue reading

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Bureaucracy gone mad

A COUPLE living an “off-grid” lifestyle say they face prison unless they move from their own land in Willand and return to an existence in the benefits trap.    Stig and Dinah Mason bought Muxbeare Orchard after a sudden windfall allowed … Continue reading

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Australia’s Carbon Tax -Old Growth Forest Woodchips no longer considered renewable resource

A Major Win for Environmentalists who have been fighting to conserve old growth forests One of the most telling and historic parts of the carbon price deal was a tiny announcement, barely noticed in the media coverage. Prime Minister Julia … Continue reading

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Fight against Climate Change must be directed against Transnational Corporate Greed – environmentalists

by INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com http://bulatlat.com/main/2011/07/06/fight-against-climate-change-must-be-directed-against-transnational-corporate-greed-environmentalists/2/ According to IBON data, TNCs account for 50 percent of all oil, gas and coal extraction and refining. Only 10 TNCs account for about 41 percent of world production of oil and gas, … Continue reading

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The Climate Show

Here’s an internet-based TV show called The Climate Show: http://www.theclimateshow.com/ It’s a really good show (15 episodes so far) – well worth watching.

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Climate debate deserves more than hysteria and populism.

A terrific article by Barry Jones – possibly the most brilliant man I’ve ever had the pleasure of speaking to. First published in the National Times Australia http://twitter.com/NationalTimesAU ————————————————————————————————————————————— Labor has not explained the climate change problem with conviction. The … Continue reading

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A gap in the denial of climate change science

Terrific article by Nicole Hodgson first published in http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/2778378.html ——————————————————- For climate change ‘sceptics’, denialists, contrarians or what Barry Jones recently called ‘confusionists’ to be right about the science of climate change, an alternative reality must be both plausible and … Continue reading

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If Catastrophic Weather Events Don’t Get Us, Irrationality Might. How Language Changes our Choices

Whether people accept manmade global warming as real may depend on the weather outside that particular day, a new study finds. Weather and climate The study results suggest that because global warming and climate are complex and long-term trends, people … Continue reading

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Carl Sagan: Our Pale Blue Dot

This beautiful, artistic video discusses Carl Sagan’s image and how he used astronomy to get across humanitarian and environmental messages. The universe is humbling. To realize the immensity of the universe is to recognize that the earth is just a … Continue reading

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We are yet to price, supply and use water, or trees efficiently

Until we are able to put a price on not just carbon, but on trees, and water and food- entrepreneurs and governments will not turn their hands sufficiently to saving our civilisation. Our planet is covered with water, but we … Continue reading

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NASA Satellites Detect Extensive Drought Impact On Amazon Forests

NASA Satellites Detect Extensive Drought Impact On Amazon Forests (click to go to full article) Source: NASA HQ Posted Tuesday, March 29, 2011 WASHINGTON — A new NASA-funded study has revealed widespread reductions in the greenness of Amazon forests caused … Continue reading

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Magnificent Aurora Borealis

CHeck out the might and beauty of the biggest aurora borealis shows in recent years captured using timelapse photography

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2010 hottest, wettest year on record

2010 hottest, wettest year on record, say climatologists http://t.co/vkhUuD8 via @guardian Not only the warmest on record, but the wettest, with several other near highs as well, such as snow blizzards in Europe and extent of arctic ice melt, all predicted … Continue reading

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Business Gets Real About Sustainability

The real power of achieving sustainable  life on the planet does lie to a large degree with the response of business. While there are business people who are more concerned about their own economic sustainability than social and ecological sustainability, … Continue reading

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Global Natural Disasters 1900 to 2009

In 2010 we saw massive floods in Pakistan, a heat wave in the northern hemisphere, and more recently, unusually cold weather in Europe and North America (which counter-intuitively, has been linked to global warming). And of course, there are the … Continue reading

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Australian sea level rise projections

http://www.ozcoasts.org.au/ Sea level rise projections for some areas of Australia released including Sydney suburbs at risk

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Click here for links to help you live more frugally (and greenly)

Click here for links to help you live more frugally (and greenly): http://7pmproject.com.au/sites-we-like.htm A terrific and useful list of website links for you to peruse

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