Monday, May 16, 2016

Sustainability Conversations ... Keep calm!

How much is the planet heating up? 
1.7 degrees - is actually a significant amount.

How much trouble are we in?
For future generations, big trouble

Is there anything I can do?

Fly less, drive less, waste less.

What’s the optimistic scenario?

Several things have to break our way.

Will reducing meat in my diet help the climate?

Yes, beef especially.

What’s the worst-case scenario? 
There are many. 

Will a tech breakthrough help us?
Even Bill Gates says don’t count on it, unless we commit the cash.

How much will the seas rise?

The real question is not how high, but how fast. 

Are the predictions reliable?
They’re not perfect, but they’re grounded in solid science.

Why do people question climate change?

Hint: ideology.

Is crazy weather tied to climate change?

In some cases, yes.

Will anyone benefit from global warming?

In certain ways, yes.

Is there any reason for hope?

If you share this with 50 friends, maybe.

Longer discussions here

“Stacking stones is such a universal impulse, an activity that has gone on around the world as long as humans have been here,” said the Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone, climbing from a sport utility vehicle to see for the first time the project he had been working on for more than five years, “Seven Magic Mountains,” his largest public art installation and one of the most ambitious pieces of his career. More here

April breaks global temperature record, marking seven months of new highs

Latest monthly figures add to string of recent temperature records and all but assure 2016 will be hottest year on record. Last month was the hottest April on record globally – and the seventh month in a row to have broken global temperature records.The latest figures smashed the previous record for April by the largest margin ever recorded. More here.

The World's Largest Coal Supplier Is Building a Giant Solar Plant

It is an important milestone in China’s drive to decrease pollution. Serious PR problems—not to mention an immense risk to public health—have driven China to commit to installing 10,000MW of solar power in the next five years, and deals like this are the cornerstone of actually making that happen. Read here.

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Ntsako Mkhabela creates a more sustainable South Africa one word at a time; one child at a time. Join us on the iStart2 Show on Thursday at 17h30.

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