“China has a knack for world-changing policy shifts, whether it’s devaluing its currency, launching a national carbon cap-and-trade system or, most recently, changing its decades-old restriction on how many children its citizens can have.
“The country’s decision to ease its one-child decree has raised some serious questions about sustainability. Right now, China consumes about half the cement, steel, aluminum and pork produced in the world. If it allows its citizens to have more children – and presumably use more resources – what will that mean for humanity’s collective wellbeing and its pressing quest for sustainability?” www.theguardian.com
GR: We can’t afford China’s one-child policy. So….
“Mini nuclear power plants could be trucked into a town near you to provide your hot water, or shipped to any country that wants to plug them into their electricity grid from the dock. That is the aim of those developing “small modular reactors” and, from the US to China to Poland, they want the UK to be at the centre of the nascent industry. The UK government says it is “fully enthused” about the technology.”
“With UN climate change summit in Paris imminent, the question of how to keep the lights on affordably, while cutting emissions, is pressing.” www.theguardian.com
GR: Nuclear energy is dangerous and it produces wastes that remain deadly for tens of thousands of years. This article is propaganda coming from investors interests who want to centralize energy production and keep distributed systems such as “rooftop solar” out of the hands of consumers. You can’t get wealthy with a resource that is free and unlimited.
“Agricultural subsidies worth at least $486 billion per year dwarf the $8.7 billion total committed to avoiding deforestation in tropical countries, a new working paper by the Overseas Development Institute finds.” www.ecosystemmarketplace.com
GR: Eight billion of the $486 billiion was probably spent on countering efforts to stop deforestation.
“Experts highlight threat to lesser-known apes and monkeys from large-scale habitat destruction and illegal wildlife trade More than half the world’s primates, including apes, lemurs and monkeys, are facing extinction, international experts warned on…” www.theguardian.com
GR: What we really need is to see Homo sapiens added to the list. :o)
Source Wildlife Defence League November 19, 2015Government Stoops to New Low in BC Wolf Cull Commentary by Wildlife Defence League Shocking new information has revealed that Liberal gove… wolvesofdouglascountywisconsin.com
GR: Sorry to say this is not shocking; it’s just another example of government acting against nature in favor of financial interests.
“In a world with a burgeoning demand for meat, milk and eggs, regulatory policies around the use of biotechnologies in agriculture need to be based on the safety and attributes of those foods rather than on the methods used to produce them, says a…” phys.org
GR: Forget about feeding more people; we need to be concentrating our efforts on producing GMO humans with limited reproductive ability.
New analysis reveals a strong correlation between precolonial institutions in Africa and current levels of deforestation. phys.org
GR: It’s certainly true in the U. S. that century-old institutions are still the leading cause of deforestation.
Colorado State University’s Diana Wall and coauthors make the case to integrate soil biodiversity research into human health studies in a paper published online in Nature November 23. phys.org
GR: This research adds to doubts of human abilities to survive for very long on another planet or on this one if the ecosystems are replaced by concrete.
(Phys.org)—”Justin Farrell, a sociologist with the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies at Yale University, has conducted a study looking into the question of why there is so much polarity regarding the opinions of Americans regarding global…” More: phys.org
GR: No surprise. As the harsh climate and ecosystem impacts of the crimes unfold over the next few years we might see feeble attempts to extract payments and punishments. Until money’s influence is removed from government, however, the attempts will fail.
As the Paris climate summit approaches, a new study shows in detail that it is technologically and economically feasible for the United States to sharply reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with the international goal of limiting global warming…
Sourced through Scoop.it from: phys.org
Yes. This has been blocked by the energy industry and its politician stooges for decades.