President Obama made his remarks to students at Connecticut’s Coast Guard Academy.
President Obama has called climate change “a serious threat to global security” and heavily criticised climate change deniers.
In his strongest remarks on the issue yet, Mr Obama said climate change would “impact every country on the planet”.
The US president made his comments in a speech to students at the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut.
He has previously identified climate change as a central issue for the remainder of his time in office.
Faced with strong opposition on the issue from Republicans and industry, Mr Obama used his speech to frame the threat in terms of national security.
He said: “I’m here today to say that climate change constitutes a serious threat to global security, an immediate risk to our national security and make no mistake: it will impact how our military defends our country.
“Denying it or refusing to deal with it endangers our national security. It undermines the readiness of our forces.”
While humans struggle to emit less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, microbes in the soil need more. These microbes use carbon for energy – and keep it underground. But most commercial agriculture – with empty fields between crop cycles and heavy plowing – reduces the amount of carbon captured in the soil by plants, and releases much of what is already there into the atmosphere.
Now research by David Johnson of New Mexico State University suggests that growing crops year-round can provide microbes with a continuous source of energy – improving the soil and retaining carbon.
JOHNSON: “It’s an elegant system when you allow it to work.”
Cover crops, which are grown when fields are usually idle, can also be chopped and lightly worked into the top layer of soil – returning even more carbon to the ground. Johnson says this method can capture almost fifteen tons of carbon dioxide per acre.
Find what foods may be beneficial and what foods may be detrimental to your health!
Backwards Society- the media is covering information- we are selling cancer.
We are renaming diseases in order to create a different twist on an old disease. The legal system is creating diseases.
Doctors are handing out all sorts of pills and not assessing the problems.
This is a list of the VILE and EVIL corporations that use Monsanto products. BOYCOTT all of them forever and tell EVERYONE you know to stop buying their products! Let’s wipe these hideous monsters off the face of the earth!
This video is just shocking.https://www.facebook.com/HealthAndWel… I can’t believe that people in our government are so greedy that they would allow this to happen, all in the name of money. All rights of this video belong to the producers and film makers.
The world’s leading Scientists, Physicians, Attorneys, Politicians and Environmental Activists expose the corruption and dangers surrounding the widespread use of Genetically Modified Organisms in the new feature length documentary, “Seeds of Death: Unveiling the Lies of GMOs”.
Senior Executive Producer / Writer / Director: Gary Null PhD
Executive Producer/Writer/Co-Director: Richard Polonetsky
Producers: Paola Bossola, Richard Gale, James Spruill, Patrick Thompson, Valerie Van Cleve
Editors: James Spruill, Patrick Thompson, Richie Williamson, Nick Palm
Music: Kevin MacLeod (Incompetech.com), Armando Guarnera
Graphics: Jay Graygor
Gernot Wagner visited Google’s Cambridge, MA office to discuss the book he co-authored with Martin L. Weitzman, “Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet”.
In the book, the authors explore the likely repercussions of a hotter planet, drawing on and expanding from work previously unavailable to general audiences. They show that the longer we wait to act, the more likely an extreme event will happen. Zeroing in on the unknown extreme risks that may yet dwarf all else, the authors look at how economic forces that make sensible climate policies difficult to enact, make radical would-be fixes like geoengineering all the more probable. What we know about climate change is alarming enough; what we don’t know about the extreme risks could be far more dangerous. Wagner and Weitzman help readers understand that we need to think about climate change in the same way that we think about insurance — as a risk management problem, only here on a global scale.
Gernot Wagner is lead senior economist at the Environmental Defense Fund. He is the author of But Will the Planet Notice? Martin L. Weitzman is professor of economics at Harvard. His books include Income, Wealth, and the Maximum Principle.
Welcome to Transition Studies. To prosper for very much longer on the changing Earth humankind will need to move beyond its current fossil-fueled civilization toward one that is sustained on recycled materials and renewable energy. This is not a trivial shift. It will require a major transition in all aspects of our lives.
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