The Big Lie

By Paul A. Olivier PhD 3/24/2018 There’s a big fat lie being told on every urban street corner and every rural road throughout the whole of Vietnam. This lie has become so convincing that the vast majority of people, even poor people, never question it. This lie has become so pervasive that many agricultural experts are actively engaged in its proliferation. This…

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Scientists Solve Climate Hiatus ‘Puzzle of the Century’: So Now What?

  Two U.S. scientists have solved the hypothetical puzzle of the century: how to explain the reported climate "hiatus" and reconcile two different ways of predicting the global temperature by 2100. They say they now know why computer simulations and the forecasts made by a study of the historical record don't seem to agree. The good news is that scholarly conflict may…

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If you live in the South, climate change could kill your economy

Union County, Florida is 250 square miles, nestled in the middle of the state's pan—not the handle—about an hour southwest of Jacksonville and nearly as far from the state's southern border. Residents depend on four things for their county's survival: farming, trucking, timber, and the state's department of corrections. It is the country's third congressional district, the state's smallest county, and the…

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Climate change may be escalating so fast it could be ‘game over’, scientists warn

New research suggests the Earth's climate could be more sensitive to greenhouse gases than thought, raising the spectre of an 'apocalyptic side of bad' temperature rise of more than 7C within a lifetime Ian Johnston Environment Correspondent Wednesday 9 November 2016 If the Earth's temperature rises seven degrees Celsius, it could trigger the kind of runaway global warming that may have turned Venus…

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World Bank loan scheme ‘failing clean energy’

By Mark Kinver Environment reporter, BBC News Nations have committed themselves to decarbonising their economies as part of the Paris Climate Agreement A multi-billion dollar global fund is encouraging the construction of fossil fuel projects, at the expense of cleaner options, a study reports. An NGO said that some World Bank policy loans had the effect of supporting coal, gas and oil…

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World’s Biggest Indoor Vertical Farm Near NYC to Use 95% Less Water

Article by Kurt, filed under Offices & Commercial in the Architecture category AeroFarms is on track to produce 2 million pounds of food per year in its 70,000-square-foot facility in Newark, under construction less than an hour outside of Manhattan. Their efficient operation, based on previous experience at similar but smaller facilities, can accomplish this astonishing output “while using 95% less water than…

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Four key areas for global risks in 2017

Written by Cecilia Reyes, Group Chief Risk Officer, Zurich Insurance Group Top Image: REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya Wednesday 11 January 2017 The 2017 Global Risks Report comes at a critical moment for the world as we know it. Unprecedented forces are reshaping society, economics, politics and our planet itself in ways some might not have predicted when the first risks report was launched a…

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World temperatures hit new high in 2016 for third year in a row

Alister Doyle Jan 18th 2017 10:33AM OSLO, Jan 18 (Reuters) - World temperatures hit a record high for the third year in a row in 2016, creeping closer to a ceiling set for global warming with extremes including unprecedented heat in India and ice melt in the Arctic, U.S. government agencies said on Wednesday. The data, supported by findings from other organizations,…

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Living the Dream: Suicide and My Part in Its Downfall

It has been a long while since I posted my last Ambassador's blog on the Energime University website. This is because the University Director sprang a surprise on me by suggesting I should compile a formal course in my Ambassador's specialty to teach students and indeed staff of the University and its Affiliates who might desire to pursue it themselves, and help…

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‘Extraordinarily hot’ Arctic temperatures alarm scientists

John Vidal Tuesday 22 November Danish and US researchers say warmer air and sea surface could lead to record lows of sea ice at north pole next year  Lead Photo: A large pool of melt water over ice on top of the Beaufort Sea in the Arctic Ocean. Photograph: Operation IceBridge/Nasa The Arctic is experiencing extraordinarily hot sea surface and air temperatures,…

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