Environment

Why An Ice Free Summer Arctic Will NOT Have The Same Effect As 25 Years Of CO2 Emisisons

This is a new study that makes the dramatic claim that as the ice melts in summer in the Arctic, then because ice reflects away more sunlight than water, this will have a dramatic warming effect on the whole planet, equivalent to 25 years of anthropogenic ...

Article - Robert Walker - Jul 30 2019 - 7:30pm

China To Increase 2020 Climate Pledges, Support Green Climate Fund- Maintain Biodiversity & May Peak Emissions Early 2020s

China is currently targeting a 20% non fossil share by 2030, and there were reports that it is expected to target 35% of electricity from renewables by 2030 according to drafts for its next plan, the “Renewable Portfolio Standard”. ...

Article - Robert Walker - Jul 30 2019 - 1:47am

Ethiopians Plant 353 Million Trees In 12 Hours- World Record- Aim To Plant 4 Billion Total This Summer- What If UK Did Same?

Ethiopia has just planted 353 million trees in 12 hours. It is part of the national “green legacy” initiative to encourage all its citizens to plant 40 seedlings each for a total of 4 billion trees over this summer. Here is one of the photos Amir Aman, MD ...

Article - Robert Walker - Jul 30 2019 - 12:26pm

Conservation Tillage: What It Is And How Well It Works

Tillage. mixing and churning soil and crop residues like corn stalks, has been around for thousands of years. Even the earliest farmers knew that soil could become depleted and tillage could make the next crop more likely to be successful so we eventually ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 31 2019 - 9:06am

‘Arctic On Fire’ Is Normal, Part Of Nature- Moose, Bears, Voles, Foxes, Owls, Birds Of Prey All Depend On Wild Fires

Short summary- the Arctic is always on fire in summer, and it’s a natural part of the ecosystem, to the extent that moose, bears, bison, voles, foxes, owls, birds of prey, …, they are all dependent on the fires directly or indirectly. It would be a very d ...

Article - Robert Walker - Jul 31 2019 - 4:58pm

The EU Can Barely Feed Itself, And A New Report Wants It To Get Worse

As France has drifted away from agricultural progress, it has become more reliant on imported food. What was once Europe's greatest ag engine has become the sick old man of of the continent. A new paper says it needs to get even worse if the EU is goi ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 2 2019 - 8:41am

2019 Greenland Melt Not Likely To Beat 2012 Record- 0.5 Mm Sea Rise Ice Melt Is Dramatic, But Glacier Flow Is Long Term Issue

Short summary. The 0.5 mm sea level rise due to ice melting in July is dramatic but you need to compare it with the rest of the year. July is usually the top month for ice loss. In the winter the Greenland ice sheet gains ice through snowfall, so you need ...

Article - Robert Walker - Aug 5 2019 - 11:10am

Rising Seas- Ingenious Ways Netherlands, Florida And Bangladesh Can Adapt- Barriers And Sponges- And Floating Gardens:)

With the greenland ice melt in the news, what can we do to adapt to a rising sea level, and how much will it actually be? First, the melting this summer was nothing unexpected. Last year Greenland had so much snow in 2017–8 that it actually gained ice rat ...

Article - Robert Walker - Aug 7 2019 - 6:51pm

24 Ways The World Is Better- Famine Hugely Reduced- Literacy Soaring- Life Expectancy Up- Degraded Landscapes Restored

You can always find bad news if you look for it.With the internet and social media we learn about every bad thing that happens throughout the entire world almost instantly. However the good news doesn't get shared so much. For instance how many of yo ...

Article - Robert Walker - Aug 7 2019 - 4:49pm

Paper Does NOT Mean 88% Of All Large Freshwater Creatures Are Gone- Figure Emphasizes Impacts On Tiny Populations

These "Living Planet Index" population figures are potentially confusing if you don't know how to read them and they have lead to many mistaken media stories. It does not mean that there are 88% less total numbers of large animals in our ri ...

Article - Robert Walker - Aug 11 2019 - 5:03pm