CGTN America– Apr 9, 2021
Vaccines are a light at the end of the tunnel, but millions around the world still don’t have access to life-saving inoculations. Consider this: According to the Washington Post, the world’s richest countries control 80 percent of the available vaccines and low-income countries have only been able to access one-tenth of one percent. Scientist Yaneer Bar-Yam says with the emergence of new and aggressive variants of COVID-19, getting shots into people’s arms is a race against time. Watch the full discussion: https://america.cgtn.com/2021/04/08/t…
Guardian News – Feb 25, 2021
In a year, bitcoin uses around the same amount of electricity as the entire country of Norway. The digital currency is one that allows people to bypass banks and traditional payment methods. It is the most prominent among thousands of so-called cryptocurrencies and has been repeatedly reaching new records – but is it sustainable? The Guardian’s UK technology editor Alex Hern examines how exactly bitcoin uses electricity and if the environmental cost is too high
Guardian News – Apr 9, 2021
An explosive eruption rocked La Soufrière volcano on the eastern Caribbean island of St Vincent on Friday following mandatory evacuation orders from the local government. There were no immediate reports of casualties from the burst that occurred just four days short of the 42nd anniversary of the last eruption. St Vincent rocked by explosive eruptions at La Soufrière volcano
La Soufriere volcano erupted on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent on April 9.
Published on Apr 9, 2021
Shepard Smith reports there was a volcano eruption in St. Vincent this morning. A few hours ago, it got worse. Scientists say eruption could continue for weeks or months.
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Health– Mar 9, 2021
Report: Food drives a third of global emissions
Extinction Rebellion Greenwich– Mar 29, 2021
“Degrowth is an idea that critiques the global capitalist system which pursues growth at all costs, causing human exploitation and environmental destruction.” Does that sound good to you? It’s from the degrowth.info web site https://www.degrowth.info/en/degrowth… – a focal point for activists and researchers who “advocate for societies that prioritise social and ecological well-being instead of corporate profits, over-production and excess consumption”. To hear more, come to the next XR Greenwich “Climate Breakdown Shakedown” session, on Monday 29 March, 7.0 pm on zoom, “How degrowth can tackle the climate and ecological crisis”. The discussion will be introduced by Joe Herbert(@joefherb), a doctoral researcher in Human Geography at Newcastle University, who works with degrowth.info, is active in the international degrowth movement and is a supporter of XR.
CNBC – Jun 22, 2019
In Squamish, British Columbia, there’s a company that wants to stop climate change by sucking carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. It’s called Carbon Engineering, and it uses a combination of giant fans and complex chemical processes to remove carbon dioxide from the air in a procedure known as Direct Air Capture. Direct Air Capture isn’t new, but Carbon Engineering says its technology has advanced enough for it to finally make financial sense. The company is backed by Bill Gates — but also by the oil giants Chevron, BHP, and Occidental. These partnerships will bring Carbon Engineering’s tech to market by using the captured carbon to make synthetic fuels and and help extract more oil from the ground. Will Carbon Engineering’s technology decrease the amount of CO2 in the air, or is it going to prolong our dependence on fossil fuels?
We are reversing climate change.
We all understand the threat that climate change presents. Our warming atmosphere puts us on a collision course with extreme weather, food shortages, mass extinction, and social unrest. We’ve already emitted more carbon than is safe, and we’re not reducing fast enough. The threat is real, it will affect everyone, and we’re almost out of time.
To avoid climate catastrophe, we need to radically reduce our carbon emissions and remove the excess from our atmosphere. The problem is, our current economic system makes it easier and more profitable to emit carbon than to avoid doing so. Maintaining this status quo doesn’t just guarantee climate change, it also prevents businesses doing what they’re best at to be part of the solution. It shouldn’t be this way.
Instead, we need a platform that makes it easy to fund carbon removal. A platform that allows businesses to help repair our planet by removing any carbon emissions they can’t yet avoid creating. An open platform that everyone can invest in with confidence, no matter how big or small their contribution. A platform that allows individuals, businesses, and nature to thrive, while creating a legacy we can be proud of.
By creating a massive marketplace for carbon removal, starting with regenerative agriculture projects that store carbon in the soil, we can repair our climate and fund a better future.