Tag: species extinction
Lester Brown of the Earth Policy Institute and Author of Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization We are entering a new era, one of rapid and often unpredictable climate change. In fact, the new climate norm is change. The 25 warmest years on record have come since 1980. And the 10 warmest years since [...]
Posted: December 21st, 2010 under Action Needed, Climate Change, Climate Politics, Foundation News, General, Tipping Points.
Tags: Antarctica, arctic, catastrophic climate change, China, Climate Change, CO2 Emissions, CO2 levels, coal, glacial melt, global warming, greenhouse emissions, methane, natural systems, science, sea level rise, species extinction, Tipping Points
The first comprehensive synthesis on the effects of climate change on the world’s oceans has found they are now changing at a rate not seen for several million years. In an article published June 18 in Science magazine, scientists reveal the growing atmospheric concentrations of man-made greenhouse gases are driving irreversible and dramatic changes to [...]
Posted: June 30th, 2010 under Climate Change, General, Nature, Tipping Points, World News.
Tags: catastrophic climate change, Climate Change, CO2 Emissions, natural systems, Ocean Acidification, science, species extinction, Tipping Points, World News
Following on from the Foundations recent post ‘End of the Line – The Movie – Imagine a world without fish – another Inconvenient Truth’ comes the report from the UNEP that fish stocks are in peril without urgent action. The world faces the nightmare possibility of fishless oceans by 2050 without fundamental restructuring of the [...]
I applauded Mickey Z for this exceptional and inspiring piece of writing, his perception of how every one of us needs to be galvanised into personal action and why echoes many of the goals of the Greenhouse Neutral Foundation. Thank you Mickey – Bob Williamson Founder & Chair. There’s no time like now to be [...]
Posted: May 16th, 2010 under Action Needed, Climate Change, Climate Politics, General, Interviews with Activists.
Tags: activism, activists, Climate Change, CO2 levels, Copenhagen, emissions reductions, global warming, species extinction, United States, World News
For decades, rare exotic species such as the tiger, panda and snow leopard have become symbols of the world’s disappearing wildlife. But according to a new report, common animals are vanishing at an even more alarming rate. Over the last 30 years, the total number of mammals, reptiles, birds, fish and amphibians living in the [...]
The world’s governments will not meet their internationally-agreed target of curbing the loss of species and nature by 2010, a major study has confirmed. Virtually all species and ecosystems show continued decline, while pressures on nature are increasing, it concludes. Published in the journal Science, the study confirms what conservationists have known for several years. [...]
Posted: May 2nd, 2010 under Action Needed, General, Nature, World News.
Tags: ecosystems, invasive species, Rainforest destruction, species extinction, United Nations, United Nations Environment Program
Yachtsman and environmentalist Ian Kiernan is Chairman and Founder of Clean Up Australia and Clean Up the World. Here he states his opinion on the state of the world’s oceans. (CNN) — I grew up on the shores of Sydney Harbor and I fondly remember exploring the crystal clear pools, observing the unique and bountiful [...]
Greenhouse Neutral Foundation Comment:-We face many challenges in the global community brought on by practices and lifestyle choices made collectively over the last few decades. Some choices and outcomes we may view as out of our control, made by our political leaders and the masters of Industry and Commerce. This view has been our choice [...]
Greenhouse Neutral Foundation Comment:- Although on the surface this statement from Nestle following the report of its palm oil consumption by Greenpeace is a positive outcome, (See Here) it begs the question if the statement made by Reuters below, that Sinar Mas is Indonesia’s biggest palm oil producer and the second biggest in the world, [...]