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Who is pledging climate finance at COP28, and how much?

#MassExtinction #pollution #ecology #environment #climate #COP28

Earth's Warmest November On Record Continues Path To Its Hottest Year

#MassExtinction #pollution #ecology #environment #climate #COP28

¡Hola! Somos Semillistas, un proyecto de investigación y restauración del bosque mediterráneo basado en la imitación de procesos de regeneración natural.esperamos generar redes interesantes en Mastodon 😀
Hello! We are Semillistas, a research and restoration project of the Mediterranean forest based on the imitation of natural regeneration processes.
We hope to generate interesting networks on Mastodon 🙂
#Semillistas #Siembrabosques #SeedLab #Ecology #Reforestation #Permaculture

Late-flowering purple donkey orchid (Diuris punctata) variations near Genoa, VIC. Blotched form looks a lot like a hybrid with the blotched donkey orchid (D. meridionalis ms) which has been recorded near here in the past but not for some time.

#Orchids #OzPlants #Biodiversity #Ecology #Botany #Photography #Spring #InTheField #BloomScrolling #Nature

Late-flowering purple donkey orchid variations near Genoa, VIC

I am very excited to introduce a new online space,

where I will be posting musings on my recently initiated research career transition from astrophysics to ecology. I would like this place to be a lively forum, especially for scientists involved in similar matters. First post is online 🎉 , boosts welcome ! 💚 🍂 🔭 #Astrodon #Ecology

You can register by following or using the rss feed link on the site.

21 million tonnes of plastic leaked into environment in 2022 #pollution #ecology #environment #climate onnes-of-plastic-leaked-into-environment-in-2022/

#MassExtinction #pollution #ecology #environment #climate


Ya puedes ver el vídeo de las protestas que llevamos acabo ayer contra el #mcdonalds del Palacio de Deportes de #granada para denunciar el apoyo de esta empresa al ejército israelí.

Basta de alimentar el genocidio
Viva #Palestina libre

#palestine #israel #gaza #genocide #vegan #climate #climatechange #climatecrisis #ceasefire #humanrights #ecology #news

Just Stop Oil: 100 arrests as protests shut down Whitehall - as group hits out at cenotaph 'lies'

Just Stop Oil slow marchers shut down Whitehall on Monday, with the group saying at least 130 members were arrested

#MassExtinction #pollution #ecology #environment #climate #ClimateStrike #JSO #London #UK

United Nations warns ‘Bitcoin has concerning impacts on climate, water, and land’

The examine examined the actions of 76 Bitcoin mining nations throughout the 2020–2021 interval. Throughout this timeframe, the worldwide Bitcoin mining community consumed 173.42 Terawatt hours of electrical energy, putting it twenty seventh on this planet if it had been thought of a rustic, forward of populous nations like Pakistan

#MassExtinction #pollution #ecology #environment #climate


Compañeras de Futuro Vegetal protestan en la terraza del #mcdonalds del Palacio de Deportes de #granada para denunciar el apoyo de esta empresa al ejército israelí.

Según la cuenta de #Instagram de McDonald's en Israel "Nuestros equipos trabajan duro para seguir donando miles de comidas a nuestros héroes"

Basta de alimentar el genocidio.
Viva Palestina libre.

#palestine #israel #gaza #genocide #vegan #climate #climatechange #climatecrisis #ceasefire #humanrights #ecology #news

In carbon neutrality quest, China hopes hydrogen will vaporise emissions

#MassExtinction #pollution #ecology #environment #climate #China

Hurricane Otis’ explosive intensification is symptom of the climate crisis, scientists say

The rapid intensification Hurricane Otis underwent in the hours before it slammed into southern Mexico is a symptom of the human-caused climate crisis, scientists say – and one that is becoming more frequent. When it happens right before landfall, as it did with Otis, it can catch coastal communities by surprise with little time to prepare

#pollution #ecology #environment #climate

Gavin Newsom Wants to Export California’s Climate Laws to the World

The Democratic governor is supercharging climate policy and eyeing a future White House run. But critics say some of his constituents could be left behind

#MassExtinction #pollution #ecology #environment #climate #California #USA #US
Gavin Newsom Wants to Export California’s Climate Laws to the World
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The Democratic governor is supercharging climate policy and eyeing a future White House run. But critics say some of his constituents could be left behind.
Gavin Newsom wearing a navy suit and tie stands near a podium. In the background a crowd looks on.
Governor Gavin Newsom in January at the start of his second term. Credit...Jim Wilson/The New York Times
Gavin Newsom wearing a navy suit and tie stands near a podium. In the background a crowd looks on.

Oct. 23, 2023, 2:18 p.m. ET

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Gavin Newsom, the California governor, packed his bags and his ambition Monday and flew to Chinese provinces on a weeklong mission to negotiate climate agreements.

Last month, he was the only American invited to address the United Nations about climate change, where he excoriated the fossil fuel industry for what he called its decades of “deceit and denial.”

He has signed a raft of laws and regulations to speed the nation’s most populous state away from fossil fuels, including a ban on the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035 and a mandate to stop adding carbon dioxide to the atmosphere by 2045. He wants to end oil drilling in his state, a major oil producer, also by 2045.

Mr. Newsom said that technological changes in the way the United States produces and uses energy are happening so fast, that it makes sense to set ambitious targets. “The breakthroughs that are coming in the next few years will blow past the paradigm of limited thinking we have today,” he said. “We have proven again and again that through policy we can accelerate innovation.”

In China this week, Mr. Newsom plans to sign five agreements with leaders of Chinese provinces aimed in part at exporting some of California’s climate policies and technologies.

Mr. Newsom’s posture as a climate warrior would seem to help him in 2028, when Gen Z and millennial voters will dominate the electorate, said Celinda Lake, a Democratic pollster and political strategist.

“The 2028 president is going to have a base among young voters and they’re going to want to see that he’s been in the trenches of the issues they care about — if he makes it work,” Ms. Lake said.

Many of Mr. Newsom’s constituents see his zeal as the proper response to the wildfires, storms and drought that have devastated the state and been made worse by climate change. A February poll by the Public Policy Institute of California found that three in four Californians think it is necessary to take immediate steps to counter the effects of climate change.
The two-term Democratic governor wants California to set an aggressive pace for the nation — and the world — as time is running out to deeply cut the carbon emissions that are dangerously heating the planet. Mr. Newsom’s bold moves on climate have elevated his national profile, just as he is widely believed to be preparing for a White House run in 2028.

“We move the needle for the country and, as a consequence, for the globe,” Mr. Newsom said in a telephone interview Sunday night from Hong Kong. “And that is profound.”

Critics warn that some of Mr. Newsom’s climate policies are so ambitious as to be unrealistic, making them impossible to scale on a national or global level. Worse, they say, his headlong pursuit of his goals could disrupt California’s energy supplies, hike electric rates and devastate communities that depend on gas and oil drilling.

“The Newsom administration has been pushing harder and faster on a climate policy process that was already in place,” said David Victor, co-director of the Deep Decarbonization Initiative at the University of California San Diego. “The challenge is how hard and fast can you push the system ‘til it breaks?”

But Vince Fong, a Republican state assemblyman from Kern County, where the state’s oil industry is based, said that Mr. Newsom is charging ahead with high-level plans to slash emissions and shut down drilling with little regard for how to manage the economic fallout.

Two construction workers dig with shovels near a burned telephone pole. In the background a large burned mountain range.
Southern California Edison workers examine a charred power pole inside the Tick fire zone in 2019. Credit...Kyle Grillot for The New York Times
Two construction workers dig with shovels near a burned telephone pole. In the background a large burned mountain range.

“Governor Newsom is very good at the political rhetoric of demonizing energy production,” said Mr. Fong. “But his policies are not grounded in economic reality.”

Mr. Newsom joins earlier California governors who pushed the state to the vanguard of climate policy, including Jerry Brown, a Democrat who promoted rooftop solar and later traveled to China to talk climate policy with president Xi Jinping, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican who helped craft the nation’s first major law to require cuts in greenhouse gasses and developed tailpipe emissions regulations that became a national model.

Woman still won't pay £3k council tax over climate change

A 73-year-old woman has vowed to continue not paying her council tax as a form of climate protest against Buckinghamshire Council

The mother-of-two, who has two grandchildren, is protesting the Council’s refusal to stop banking with Barclays due to the bank investing in fossil fuels

#MassExtinction #pollution #ecology #environment #climate #Buckinghamshire #UK

Climate activist groups are protesting at the Energy Intelligence Forum in London, Oct. 17-19. The conference is underway at the Intercontinental Hotel in Park Lane. Extinction Rebellion (XR) and other groups are denouncing the impact of the fossil fuel industry on the climate. Protesters have blocked roads in the vicinity.
Further protests are likely throughout the duration of the conference

#pollution #ecology #environment #climate #ClimateStrike #XR #London #UK

Cover crops found to reduce carbon loss in the soil of Mediterranean olive groves by more than 75%

#MassExtinction #pollution #ecology #environment #climate

Fifa’s 6-country 2030 World Cup at odds with climate strategy
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The football governing body previously committed to a 50% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030

Fifa’s decision to hold the 2030 World Cup in six countries with fans flying to over 100 matches will increase the tournament’s carbon footprint and is at odds with the football governing body’s climate commitments, experts have warned

#MassExtinction #pollution #ecology #environment #climate

Is climate change bad for democracy? Future-watchers see threats, and some opportunities

“As time goes on and on, the interval for recovery is shrinking”

“We’re in a situation where the services that governments provide — and one of the key services is protection of life and limb _ are not happening the way they should. And to my mind, this is just another pressure that’s going to happen on democracy”

#MassExtinction #pollution #ecology #environment #climate #democracy

Bacteria which eat plastic sounds like something we desperately need.

But what happens when it invetably escapes into the wild and starts eating the plastic we currently use?

#science #ecology #Biology

Monster machines floating on the waves could be the future of wind energy

Unlike 99 percent of the world’s offshore wind turbines, which are fixed directly to the sea floor in relatively shallow depths, these next-generation machines can be deployed in very deep water, in the outer reaches of ocean space, where they can harvest more powerful, consistent wind

#MassExtinction #pollution #ecology #environment #climate #Norwe

Germany’s traceless materials bags €36.6M to replace thousands of tons of conventional plastics: Here’s how

significantly contributes to the climate crisis due to its resource-intensive production from fossil fuels

To address this issue sustainably, traceless materials have developed a completely bio-based, home-compostable, and plastic-free biomaterial called traceless

#MassExtinction #pollution #ecology #environment #climate #Germany

Climate-related mortality and hospital admissions, England and Wales: 1988 to 2022

Relative risk of death and hospital admission associated with temperature for England and Wales from 1988 to 2022. This analysis is delivered in partnership with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Wellcome Trust

#MassExtinction #pollution #ecology #environment #climate #England #Wales

This was such a cool study, I threw out my planned schedule to write about this instead.

Ecologists worked with art historians to find out if it’s possible to study landscape changes by looking at #art from the nineteenth century.

#art #science #ecology #arthistory #environment #nature

Organisers say 20,000 people marched in the Austrian capital, while in its Dutch counterpart police used water cannons to disperse a road blockade by protestors from Extinction Rebellion.

Protesters in Vienna held up signs demanding higher taxes for CO2 emissions and an end to meat consumption.

#MassExtinction #pollution #ecology #environment #climate #ClimateStrike #Vienna #Austria #Hague #Netherlands

Transitioning away from fossil fuels is of the utmost necessity, but this particular climate solution is hardly perfect

In fact, the global rush to unearth more lithium could have some serious adverse impacts on nature & people. Lithium operations can destroy ecosystems, deplete groundwater, & produce masses of waste. During battery manufacturing, fossil fuels are also burned

#MassExtinction #pollution #ecology #environment #climate #FirstNation #Nevada #Oregon #USA #US

A preliminary investigation conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has revealed that the heavy flooding that overwhelmed the Kpatawee Waterfall in Bong County was a result of ‘illicit mining’ activities around the waterfall

#MassExtinction #pollution #ecology #environment #climate #Liberia

Women are particularly vulnerable due to factors such as physiological differences, particularly during pregnancy, lower access to healthcare and violence

#MassExtinction #pollution #ecology #environment #climate #women

New talk alert! #ElZoominario: short scientific talks by #LatinxInSTEM

Geo Santiago-Martinez talks about #methane-producing #microorganisms and why #Oaxaca has everything! 🇲🇽

#ciencia #ciencialatina #archaea #bacteria #microbiome #evolution #ecology #astrobiology

The surface area of the Marmolada glacier in the Dolomites dropped to 112 hectares in 2022 as the glacier continues to shrink rapidly while global temperatures rise, according to data released on Wednesday

#MassExtinction #pollution #ecology #environment #climate #France

#MassExtinction #pollution #ecology #environment #climate #Europe

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