Click for full view Courtesy: Marc Roberts Kiribati shows some leadership, as the tiger continues its journey into oblivion.
Posts Categorized: Global Warming/Climate Change
Click for full view Courtesy: Marc Roberts All sorts of military types prepare themselves for the new realities of peak oil and climate change. They don’t do this shit for nothin’.
Monsanto is starting an advocacy campaign in Australia, calling for greater acceptance of their GMO wares. Aside from all the environmental and personal health issues involved with GMOs, Monsanto is also conveniently ignoring that mother of all wake up calls, peak oil. Without cheap energy, their large scale globalised monocrop systems will collapse. Click for… Read more »
With words taken from a Democracy Now Interview with John Perkins, a self-styled ‘Economic Hitman’, the studioJOHO crew have made a very cool animation to showcase the fantastic services we the wealthy offer two-thirds world countries. Watching this led me to check out other work from these video magicians – excellent stuff to watch and… Read more »
Click for full view Courtesy: Marc Roberts Here’s a nice piece on AGW, markets and food-riots, by Raj Patel in the Guardian, and some further words on the biofuel connection. A fine series on urban food solutions at GRIST.
Ascension Island, in the South Atlantic (source) It seems Darwin was a permaculturist! In his days globetrotting aboard HMS Beagle, Darwin set in motion the transformation of a dead, volcanic island rock – Ascension Island, described by nearby islanders as "a cinder" – into a green, rain-creating oasis. How did he do it?
Click for full view Courtesy: Marc Roberts In a warming world pests migrate and flourish in previously inpenetrable habitats and latitudes. Of course there are obvious problems with Frank’s position here – like what happens when your subsistence gets washed away by some other unpredicted AGW shitstorm. As ever, Permaculture looks straight into the heart… Read more »
Click for full view Courtesy: Marc Roberts Loaded dice and extra spots, courtesy of DotEarth.
Has anyone been as badly maligned as Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)? by George Monbiot: journalist, author, academic and environmental and political activist, United Kingdom Rajendra Pachauri In December, the Sunday Telegraph carried a long and prominent feature written by Christopher Booker and Richard North, titled: Questions over business… Read more »
“Uncomfortably Close” to Level Prior to 2007–08 Food Price Spike Estimates for this year’s global grain carryover stocks have fallen to 444 million tons, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s August 12th World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report. This amount of grain remaining in the world’s silos and stockpiles when the next harvest… Read more »
Click for full view Courtesy: Marc Roberts Russian president Medvedev puts unprecedented weather conditions down to Climate Change. The potential impacts on food supplies of this sort of occurrence are pretty clear. Further Reading: The Biology of Global Warming Rising Temperatures Raise Food Prices The Looming Food Crisis and the 2030 Report The Food Crisis:… Read more »
Editor’s Note: As our world warms, grain yields are falling. That’s even without factoring the fires and floods talked about below. It’s time we got serious about resilient food production systems. by Lester R. Brown, Earth Policy Institute A Ladakhi woman and her barley Photo copyright © Craig Mackintosh Around midnight on Wednesday, August 11th,… Read more »