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The People’s Plan for Nature

“This document describes the creation of the People’s Plan for Nature – the direct output of the UK’s largest ever public conversation about the future of nature. The People’s Plan for Nature sets out the public’s vision for the future of nature in the UK, and the actions we all need to take to protect and renew it. The People’s Plan has been developed through a creative, innovative and inclusive participatory process, split into two phases. The first phase was an open call for ideas and stories from the public. This fed into the second phase, the People’s Assembly for Nature, in which 103 Assembly members deliberated over the contents and recommendations of the People’s Plan. The People’s Plan will now inspire a wider ongoing conversation about a nature-positive UK, as well as a practical shift from conversation to action..”

2022 Fossil Fuel Finance Report

Banking on Climate Chaos – Any bank supporting any company that is expanding fossil fuels is driving climate chaos: “Fossil fuel financing from the world’s 60 largest banks has reached USD $4.6 trillion in the six years since the adoption of the Paris Agreement, with $742 billion in fossil fuel financing in 2021 alone. This… Continue Reading

Visualizing the Arrival of Spring

Washington Post: “When will spring come? Or has it already? Look up where you live. All across the east, naturalists are exasperated. As the rest of us luxuriated in this winter’s uncommon mildness, gardeners and wildlife biologists watched with rising pique as one of the earliest springs in recent memory threw nature’s rhythms out of… Continue Reading

Live stream of IPCC press conference to launch the Synthesis Report of the Sixth Assessment Report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will hold a hybrid press conference to present the Summary for Policymakers of Climate Change 2023: Synthesis Report, subject to approval by the Panel. The press conference is scheduled to start at 14.00 CET (13.00 GMT) on Monday, 20 March 2023. It will follow the closure of the… Continue Reading

Artifical Intelligence and Climate Change

Quoted from: Couillet, Romain, Denis Trystram, and Thierry Ménissier. “The submerged part of the AI-ceberg.” IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, September 2022. Via No Tech Magazine – “The energy consumption of a single training run of the latest (by 2020) deep neural networks dedicated to natural language processing exceeds 1,000 megawatt-hours (more than a month of… Continue Reading

These Interactive Tools Reveal Your Home’s Future Flood, Heat, and Wind Risk

Lifehacker: “Floods are the most expensive natural disaster in the United States, costing over $1 trillion since 1980 (when you take inflation into account), according to Flood Defenders. And while many people use FEMA flood maps to check whether their home has a high flood risk, they are outdated by a decade, according to Scientific… Continue Reading

Coral Reefs and Climate Change: A Legal Solution to Preserving Global Ecosystems

ABA: “Coral reefs are dying at a rapid pace. In fact, half of the world’s corals are gone.  The death of these biologically diverse underwater structures will result in job loss, the destruction of crucial ecosystems, and limited food supply to over half a billion people worldwide.  Despite the essential benefits coral reefs bring, reefs… Continue Reading

Climate Change and Social Vulnerability in the United States: A Focus on Six Impacts

EPA. 2021. Climate Change and Social Vulnerability in the United States: A Focus on Six Impacts. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA 430-R-21-003. “Climate change affects all Americans—regardless of socioeconomic status—and many impacts are projected to worsen. But individuals will not equally experience these changes. This report  improves our understanding of the degree to which four… Continue Reading

A growing plastic smog estimated to be over 170 trillion plastic particles afloat in the world’s oceans

Eriksen M, Cowger W, Erdle LM, Coffin S, Villarrubia-Gómez P, Moore CJ, et al. (2023) A growing plastic smog, now estimated to be over 170 trillion plastic particles afloat in the world’s oceans—Urgent solutions required. PLoS ONE 18(3): e0281596. “As global awareness, science, and policy interventions for plastic escalate, institutions around the world are… Continue Reading

Wildland Fire Trends Tool

Wildland Fire Trends Tool By Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center November 8, 2022. Overview Data Multimedia Web Tools The Wildland Fire Trends Tool (WFTT) is a data visualization and analysis tool that calculates and displays wildfire trends and patterns for the western U.S. based on user-defined regions of interest, time periods, and ecosystem types.… Continue Reading