Tagged: Ocean.Acidification

One Earth Sangha . org

https://www.OneEarthSangha.org/get-involved/join-our-team/ Tara Brach Tara Brach :: Our Earth :: On the Edge of the Roof ..::” Sit… be still… and listen… because you are drunk… and we are at the edge of the roof… ~ Rumi This talk views the ecological dis ease of our planet Earth through the lens of our evolutionary unfolding. We explore the EGOIC TRANCE that has precipitated the destruction of our environment, and the inner...

the “tipping point”

Stefan Rahmstorf: The critical threshold… the “tipping point” in West Antarctica has passed…   Recently the ClimateState staff, interviewed Stefan Rahmstorf, Head of Earth System Analysis, at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research Robert Bristow: To get CO2 emissions under control – do you think some form of geoengineering (i.e CO2 scrubbing) will be desirable? Stefan Rahmstorf: The term geoengineering or climate engineering, encompasses a wide range of ideas....

Warming Water, Fish Fry

MEXICAN authorities say a mass die-off of fish at a lake in western Mexico was not due to natural causes. Over 33 metric tons of rotting dead fish have been removed from Lake Cajititlan in Jalisco state.  Abrupt changes in temperature or oxygen levels may have been responsible for earlier incidents. NEWS.com.au/technology/environment/mass-dieoff-of-fish-at-lake-cajititlan-in-western-mexico-shrouded-in-mystery/story-e6frflp0-1227044480985 A respiratory illness that has already sickened more than a thousand children in 10 states is likely to...

Ocean Acidification, US Gov

36 bits of good news to cure your ocean blues http://grist.org/living/36-bits-of-good-news-to-cure-your-ocean-blues via @grist A film by Rachel Edwardson. In Iñupiaq with English translation. Part of the POSTCARDS FROM CLIMATE CHANGE project. http://www.postcardsfromclimatechange.org       Two climate activists were set to go on trial in Massachusetts on Monday for blocking the shipment of 40,000 tons of coal to the Brayton Point power plant, a 51-year-old facility that is one of...

Clear the Air

“Clear the Air: How Eskom’s coal kills” on Vimeo http://vimeo.com/99675319 And this is where you come into the story. Eskom’s application is still under consideration. Now’s our chance to speak up and demand that Eskom be held accountable for their pollution. Communities in Mpumalanga and across the country have a constitutional right to a healthy environment. Together we can ensure that those rights are protected, that human rights are put...

WOW!

BREAKING: We are winning the moral argument! The World Council of Churches, which represents 590 million Christians worldwide, has agreed to divest. Fossil fuels are now on its list of excluded, unethical investments alongside pornography, tobacco and arms. SHARE to help their divestment commitment resonate far and wide, with religious and other institutions alike! http://350.org/press-release/world-council-of-churches-endorses-fossil-fuel-divestment/

EcoDelMar.org/coral

EcoDelMar.org/coral “Over half of Earth’s OXYGEN” is produced by phytoplankton… explains Professor David Thomas, from the school of ocean sciences at the University of Bangor. “If you take that away… you would lose the basis of life on Earth… There simply would NOT be enough OXYGEN to support LIFE.” Professor Thomas said: “If you go back far enough in time… LIFE started in the plankton. Link: To View Global phytoplankton via NASA’s Aqua...

Dr. Jane Goodall

Dr. Goodall met with Dr. Vandana Shiva and CNN’s Christiane Amanpour to discuss climate change, with special emphasis on the IPCC’s recent report on the impact of human activity on it. Among her other remarks, Dr. Goodall specifically discussed her passion for empowering young people, and the Jane Goodall Institute’s global environmental and humanitarian youth program, Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots. Click on the play button in the link below...

Deep End

..::“ There’s a profound game-changing event going on in the life of the sea,” says Callum Roberts, a professor of marine conservation at the University of York, England.  “The fact is that changes in alkalinity are going to cause massive reorganization of marine life, impacts on marine food webs, productivity, all sorts of things. We’re heading for a car crash here.”   Pelejero says. “It’s clear that the ocean is...

H2O

Water Is Life http://EcoDelMar.org/ocean/ Getting the Ocean’s mass in perspective  As scientist Jim Lovelock observed, “Although the weight of the Oceans is 250 times that of the atmosphere, it is only one part in 4,000 of the weight of the Earth.” 1/4000 = 0.00025 Therefore, only 0.025% of Earth’s mass is Water. Yet we tend to think of our Oceans as a vast and endless resource, free to everyone. Scientists...

7_trillion_solar

Renewables Get $7.7 trillion

Renewable energy may reap as much as two-thirds of the $7.7 trillion in investment forecast for building new power plants by 2030 as declining costs make it more competitive with fossil fuels. About half of the investment will be in Asia, the region where power capacity will grow the most, according to the forecasts in a report released by Bloomberg New Energy Finance today. That will help global carbon dioxide emissions peak...

Ocean Acidification

In 2014… Scientists AND The White House said… Ocean Acidification is well under way… David Kramer   The scale of effort required to buffer the OCEAN’S ACIDITY is mind-boggling.   The annual mass of the compounds required is about an order of magnitude more than the 2 GIGATONS OF CARBON absorbed by oceans each YEAR, says Ken Caldeira of the Carnegie Institution of Washington.   That works out to about...

Atmospheric Oxygen

atmospheric oxygen (O2) measurements… ..::”Figure 2.3. Recent CO2 concentrations and emissions. (a) CO2 concentrations (monthly averages) measured by continuous analysers over the period 1970 to 2005 from Mauna Loa, Hawaii (19°N, black; Keeling and Whorf, 2005) and Baring Head, New Zealand (41°S, blue; following techniques by Manning et al., 1997). Due to the larger amount of terrestrial biosphere in the NH, seasonal cycles in CO2 are larger there than in the...

Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver Takes Control of Avatar Interview to Reveal Ocean Threat in “ACID TEST” Sigourney Weaver expertly takes control of her interview with “FOX and Friends” and moves her focus from the high budget sci-fi film “Avatar” to her passion project about ocean acidification “ACID … http://EcoDelMar.org/Sigourney ACID TEST: The Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification from Tristan Bayer on Vimeo. Mafia Solves Age Old Nuclear Waste Problem US Industries pays...