What will happen to the planet if climate change melts what’s left of Arctic permafrost? Shedding light on this overlooked threat, Arctic geologist Sue Natali reveals the true danger of heating up the iciest place on the planet: the release of ancient carbon that will dramatically worsen our climate problems. In this urgent talk, she introduces a new initiative, Permafrost Pathways, and their work to measure permafrost carbon emissions, fuse Indigenous solutions with modern technologies and protect the rights of Arctic residents.
La Journée mondiale de la localisation est une célébration annuelle du mouvement mondial émergent de la localisation – organisée par l’ONG internationale Local Futures. Au cours du mois de juin, des personnes du monde entier célèbrent la localisation et rendent hommage aux nombreux efforts et initiatives – anciens et nouveaux – qui favorisent les économies écologiques, les communautés prospères et les systèmes alimentaires locaux sains. Pour en savoir plus : https://www.worldlocalizationday.orgwww.localfutures.org
How do we build strong local living economies for a post-carbon world? Tune into a stimulating conversation about how to move forward. Learn about concrete steps and real-life examples, from public banking and citizen-led local investment strategies to rural and urban communities working together to build healthy regional economies that work for all. Moderated by Anja Lyngbaek. This event took place on June 18, 2021 as part of World Localization Day. As more people wake up to the need to localize supply chains and recover their connections to Nature and community, World Localization Day aims to galvanize the worldwide localization movement into a force for systemic change.
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This short video is an extract from a conversation about how to build strong local living economies for a post-carbon world, with environmental journalist Richard Heinberg, pioneering farm-to-table entrepreneur Judy Wicks and local economy expert and author Michael Shuman. View the full conversation – Global to Local – Who has the Map? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p20J2… Learn about concrete steps and real-life examples, from public banking and citizen-led local investment strategies to rural and urban communities working together to build healthy regional economies that work for all.
John is a sea level rise and climate change expert. As the founder of the non-profit, Rising Seas Institute, he works with scientists and professionals in the ‘built environment” – engineers, architects, and urban planners developing innovative sea level rise adaptation guidelines and solutions. His book High Tide on Main Street: Rising Sea Level and the Coming Coastal Crisis explains the science, the impending devastating economic effects, and the opportunity to design for a more resilient future. John is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Marine Sciences – UC Santa Cruz; a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST), and a Fellow of the Explorers Club.
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.
This weblog explores the transition to a sustainable future on our finite planet. It provides links to current news, key documents from government sources and non-governmental organizations, as well as video documentaries about climate change, environmental ethics and environmental justice concerns.
The links are listed here to be used in whatever manner they may be helpful in public information campaigns, course preparation, teaching, letter-writing, lectures, class presentations, policy discussions, article writing, civic or Congressional hearings and citizen action campaigns, etc. For further information on this blog see: About this weblog. and How to use this weblog.
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