Daily Archives: March 9, 2021

China’s Reckoning: Demographic Collapse

PolyMatter Mar 2, 2021

Nuclear power: why is it so unpopular? | The Economist

The Economist – Mar 5, 2021

The meltdown at a nuclear power station in Fukushima, Japan, ten years ago stoked anxieties about nuclear energy. But nuclear is one of the safest, most reliable and sustainable forms of energy, and decarbonising will be much more difficult without it. Further content: Sign up to our newsletter about climate change: https://econ.st/38bLSO9
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Why didn’t the Fukushima disaster spur reforms in Japan? https://econ.st/3e8BDxS
The lessons about nuclear power, ten years on from Fukushima: https://econ.st/3c2fcYC
What is the future of Britain’s nuclear reactors? https://econ.st/3bg8ejt
Why smaller nuclear reactors might be better: https://econ.st/38dMQcz
How the world relies on Russia for nuclear power plants: https://econ.st/3kMqy6V
Listen to an episode of The Intelligence podcast about nuclear arms control: https://econ.st/3kO6i4N
Will nuclear energy power war zones? https://econ.st/3qsdipr
Could floating reactors be a better option? https://econ.st/3uTIvVM
The most promising zero-carbon resources: https://econ.st/3kLlYG9

Viet Nam Central Floods 2020: FAO’s Emergency Response and Recovery Programme

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations– Mar 9, 2021

This video has been produced with the aim to document the implementation of the programme, perspectives of related stakeholders and highlight the stories of changes made to the life of the beneficiaries of the programme “Emergency programme to support vulnerable families affected by tropical storms and floods to restore their food security and livestock production” (OSRO/VIE/002/BEL, OSRO/VIE/003/EC) implemented in 3 Central provinces of Viet Nam (namely Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien Hue).

Top UK scientists warn of new Covid surge if lockdown eased too quickly – BBC News

BBC News – Mar 9, 2021

Two of the government’s top scientists have warned of the dangers of lifting coronavirus restrictions too quickly. Professor Chris Whitty told MPs that all the modelling suggests there is going to be a further surge in coronavirus infections in the late summer or autumn and he said that many vulnerable people are still not protected.

Stephen Axford: How fungi changed my view of the world

Planet Fungi – Sep 4, 2020

Watch our fungi safari in the Himalayas:
PLANET FUNGI: NORTH-EAST INDIA https://www.planetfungi.movie
Stephen Axford has a unique expertise in macro images and time-lapse photography of fungi. The beauty and scientific accuracy of Stephen’s fungi photography have captivated national and international media, fungi experts and the general public. This video is produced for YIXI Talks by Stephen Axford and his filmmaker partner, Catherine Marciniak.

The diet that helps fight climate change

Vox – Dec 12, 2017

You don’t have to go vegan to fight climate change. Research shows that small changes to our diets can make big differences. Climate Lab is produced by the University of California in partnership with Vox. Hosted by conservation scientist Dr. M. Sanjayan, the videos explore the surprising elements of our lives that contribute to climate change and the groundbreaking work being done to fight back. Featuring conversations with experts, scientists, thought leaders and activists, the series demystifies topics like nuclear power, food waste and online shopping to make them more approachable and actionable for those who want to do their part. Sanjayan is an alum of UC Santa Cruz, a Visiting Researcher at UCLA and the CEO of Conservation International.

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The state of the climate crisis | Climate Action Tracker

TED – Oct 29, 2020

Take action on climate change at http://countdown.ted.com​. With the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, 197 countries agreed to set emission targets that would limit global temperature rise 1.5 degrees Celsius by capping greenhouse emissions at “net-zero” — or absorbing as much carbon as they emit — by 2050. So far, only two countries (Gambia and Morocco) are hitting their targets, while the biggest emitters are falling flat, or ignoring their goals entirely. How can we hold these countries accountable? Enter the Climate Action Tracker.

Why scientists are so worried about this glacier

Vox -Jul 13, 2020

It’s at the heart of Antarctica and on the verge of collapse.
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Man-made climate change is warming the planet’s atmosphere and oceans, and the effects are being felt the most at the poles. In Antarctica, home to the largest chunk of ice on earth, ice shelves and glaciers are beginning to collapse, and one in particular could spell disaster. The Thwaites Glacier, in West Antarctica, has retreated more than 14 kilometers in the last two decades as warm ocean water undermines it. The glacier is situated on a downward slope that falls deep into the center of Antarctica. It’s why scientists are racing to find out how close it is to total collapse – and what that would mean for future sea levels. Further Reading: The Doomsday Glacier, Rolling Stone Magazine: https://www.rollingstone.com/politics…

The Race to Understand Antarctica’s Most Terrifying Glacier, Wired: https://www.wired.com/story/antarctic…
Into the Thaw, PRI https://www.pri.org/categories/thaw-d…
International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration: https://thwaitesglacier.org/
Dustin Schroeder, Stanford University: https://earth.stanford.edu/people/dus…
Sridhar Anandakrishnan, Penn State University https://www.geosc.psu.edu/academic-fa…
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New warning over climate change from Siberian Arctic – BBC News

BBC News – Jul 15, 2020

Stark new findings of an international team of scientists led by the UK Met Office has raise profound questions about the future of the earth’s climate. The team says that a prolonged heatwave in the Siberian Arctic this year is “unequivocal evidence of climate change’”. The scientists say the record rise in temperatures there would be impossible without man-made global warming. The findings are of serious concern because here in the UK and the rest of Europe, the Arctic drives much of the weather systems we experience. Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Justin Rowlatt.

Sir David Attenborough On God

Gerry Watts .Purpose of Life

Some wise and honest words from Sir David Attenborough on the subject of God, Creation, Genesis 1-3 and Richard Dawkins (from In Confidence: An Interview by Laurie Taylor)