We just entered an alarming ‘new era’ of global warming

The Earth permanently passed a global warming threshold last year that alarms climate scientists and has profound consequences for everyone alive today, particularly young people looking forward to the future.

According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), observatories around the world found that in 2015 and 2016, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere crossed the symbolic threshold of 400 parts per million (ppm), and that this is likely to remain the case for the foreseeable future.

This is the highest level ever seen in all of human history and is 144 percent higher than the pre-industrial average. Such a high level is also very likely the highest on record going back to between 800,000 and 15 million years ago, based on various studies.

Click here, to learn more: http://mashable.com/2016/10/24/earth-passed-global-warming-threshold/#FttzTLMipmqr

 

Antarctica’s Ice Sheets Are Melting Faster And From Beneath

Antarctica’s ice has been melting, most likely because of a warming climate. Now, newly published research shows the rate of melting appears to be accelerating.

Antarctica is bigger than the U.S. and Mexico combined, and it’s covered in deep ice, more than a mile deep in some places. Most of the ice sits on bedrock, but it slowly flows off the continent’s edges. Along the western edge, giant glaciers creep down toward the sea. Where they meet the ocean, they form ice shelves.

We are talking about a very important problem, for which, however, many people are unaware. Learn more about it and take action:

Turbo fuel to fight climate change?

American scientists have stumbled upon a cheap and easy way to convert CO2 into ethanol. Yes, the stuff that can also be used to fuel your car.

“We discovered somewhat by accident that this material worked,” says Adam Rondinone. Together with his colleagues, the scientist made a discovery that could put the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide to good use. What the scientists did, in principle, is reverse the combustion process that produces carbon dioxide. The end product of the experiment at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory they produced ethanol. And this fuel, in turn, could not only power cars but also help to store energy.

Learn more about it here: http://www.dw.com/en/turbo-fuel-to-fight-climate-change/a-36104176

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Young Greens Welcome Clean Air Ruling

The Young Greens of England and Wales welcomes the ruling that Theresa May’s government is not taking action on air pollution.  Toxic air is one of the greatest environmental threats to young people in the UK.  Not only will the youth of today pay the price for climate change partly caused by pollution, but suffer the consequences of air pollution every day.

An estimated 40,000 premature deaths each year are caused by air pollution.  Additionally, air pollution is one of the main triggers of breathing disorders such as asthma.  A study found that two-thirds of people found traffic fumes to make their asthma worse, and a shocking 42% of asthma suffers actively avoid areas of high traffic to protect their health. A study has even shown that air pollution impacts our mental health.

Read here, the full article to learn more about tha serious issue: http://younggreens.org.uk/news/2016/11/02/young-greens-welcome-clean-air-ruling/

Wealthy countries doing ‘nowhere near enough’ to help poorest cope with climate change

Wealthy nations are doing “nowhere near enough” to help the world’s poorest people cope with the effects of climate change. As part of the Paris Agreement of Climate Change, rich states promised to raise $100bn (about £81bn) a year by 2020 to help the poorest ones, either by providing money directly or persuading private companies to contribute. However, instead of giving money, most countries were lending it, while others were rebranding ordinary aid as climate finance.

Read the full article here:#INDEPENDENT

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change-global-warming-drought-starvation-100-billion-roadmap-oxfam-a7368281.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arid Zone Afforestation

Arid Zone Afforestation (AZA) is a non-profit organization that acts to combat desertification on a local and global level, in arid, semi-arid, and deserted regions, where rainfall is limited or non-existent, by the use of innovative, environmentally friendly planting technologies, such as the Safe Tree planting system.

Arid Zone Afforestation is seeking donors, investors, partner organisations, supporters and volunteers to help us bring our vision to life. Join us in the effort to grow our network, of people who are willing to actively help us restore Earth’s forests and greening resources. Feature our news, projects and campaigns on your social media, send action emails to your friends and talk to them in your own language about the unique arid zone afforestation method that we use. Inform your friends about how we can all make a difference for our planet, our health, and our quality of living.

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Land Reclamation

Land reclamation is underway on a massive scale with many governments around the world planting millions of trees each year. Arid Zone Afforestation is fighting for land reclamation. You have to do the same, by planting trees, in order to save the environment. Take action!!!

Here, an interesting aricle about it: http://www.treeplantation.com/land-reclamation.html

 

Planting healthy air: a natural solution to address pollution and heat in cities

Can nature help cities address the twin problems of air that is too dirty or too hot? Based on a new report released by The Nature Conservancy  in collaboration with C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, the answer appears to be a qualified “yes.”

The Planting Healthy Air report and the accompanying website, with an interactive map and case studies for the report’s top ranked cities, provide resources for those interested in using nature to make air healthier. In the right spot, trees can help make our air healthier and our cities more verdant and livable.

Read the article here: http://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/planting-healthy-air-natural-solution-address-pollution-and-heat-cities?CID=ECR_TT_worldbank_EN_EXT

 

Desert afforestation brews new opportunities

Desertification control not only has ecological benefit for public welfare, but also create potential business opportunities.

Read the article to learn more about it: http://china.org.cn/travel/Ningxia/2011-07/24/content_23058879.htm

India plans to spend $6 billion on creating new forests

As we all know, the protection of the environment is an issue of paramount importance, despite the current indifference we show at times. Ignorance, inaction, in combination with the various human activities, lead to the destruction of the environment. The quality of life suffers. Even human survival becomes problematic.

However, we don’t do something about that problem, so as to solve it. Even the governments show disregard for the environment. Fortunately, there are some countries that show a sensitivity for the environment. For example, India plans to spend $6 billion on creating new forests.  This is a very important initiative which should be followed by more countries. So, take action.

Follow the link below, to find out more about the  environmental projects in India and  the benefits for the environment:

http://qz.com/675910/india-plans-to-spend-6-billion-on-creating-new-forests/