Fisherman's way of life. #jukung
Sitting on the whitesand as i stared out at the beautiful clear water lapping up on shore. No one in sight and feeling of being stranded on an island 😍; minus the transportation behind me of course! Such a great way to start the day.
I cant explain how quiet Bali can be sometimes. Its a peaceful silence. I truly enjoyed the lack of noise pollution found in some of the remote areas.
This day i met Santa- a local fisherman who provides for his community. Making a living to support himself while also taking care of his community he grew up in. He has lived in Bali his whole life. We spoke about the effects tourism and climate has had on his island - both good and bad.
#museum30 you can learn a lot about the #weather from looking at herbarium sheets. Researchers including Kellen Calinger-Yoak have shown that the weather each year effects the time when plants flower. There has been a trend towards earlier flowering times as the #climate has warmed. Museum collections can be used to understand biodiversity of the past to make predictions about the future.
@abcnews_au "It is very, very disappointing we weren't listened to earlier because we actually predicted exactly what's happening now.”
Former NSW Fire and Rescue Commissioner Greg Mullins, who’s now a member of the Climate Council and Emergency Leaders for Climate Action, spoke to the ABC this morning.
He says he’s been trying to get an appointment with the Prime Minister since April, with no luck.
“Measures could have been taken months ago to make the firefighters more effective and to make the community safer,” Mr Mullins said.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack are among those who have criticised people linking the deadly bushfires to climate change.
Emergency Minister David Littleproud said in a statement: "While my office has not received a formal request to meet with Mr Mullins to date, I have asked my staff to reach out to Mr Mullins to initiate a meeting in the near future."
I saw this cute kitten at the @humanesociety of Savannah! They have crazy low adoption fees. 912-area people should go adopt a furry friend there 🥰
Speaking of Savannah, it is a long drive to get there & I try to make the drive as sustainably as possible. Tips for driving sustainably are: - using cruise control
- NOT using A/C (crack your windows instead) - maintaining appropriate tire pressure and oil levels
- starting and stopping smoothly - shutting off your engine when pulled over
(Sourced from @easyecotips)
En la última perspectiva #ENSO , los científicos esperan que las condiciones neutrales ENSO continúen en el Pacífico tropical durante el invierno. Pero como la bloguera de ENSO Emily Becker nos dice en el blog de ENSO esta semana, mientras tanto, hay otros patrones climáticos en el vecindario.
Esta imagen muestra la anomalía del contenido de calor del océano superior en el Pacífico ecuatorial. El rosa se refiere a aguas más cálidas que el promedio y el azul más frío que el promedio. El contenido de calor aumentó durante la primera quincena de octubre, pero ha disminuido desde entonces. El Pacífico tropical permanece en condiciones de ENSO neutral.
Posted @withrepost • @noaaclimate In the latest #ENSO outlook, scientists expect ENSO-neutral conditions to continue in the tropical Pacific through the winter. But as ENSO blogger Emily Becker tells us in the ENSO blog this week, some other climate patterns are out and about in neighborhood in the meantime.
This image shows the heat content anomaly of the upper ocean in the equatorial pacific. Pink refers to warmer than average waters and blue cooler than average. The heat content increased for the first half of October but has decreased since. The tropical Pacific remains in ENSO-neutral conditions. #ENSO#ElNino#LaNina#Climate
It is important for @NCDEQ to put faces w/ the individuals affected by devastating actions resulting from our changing #climate - To do that we have to get out from behind the desk in Raleigh, meet w/ the community & see who's impacted. #NC#ClimateChange@chimneyrocknc
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Fun facts about Maine 🌲 The Pine Tree State was initially home to many Native American tribes known collectively as the Wabanaki, which means "People of Dawnland or Daybreak" which is really cool since Maine is the first point in the United States to meet the sunrise every day.
Today, Maine is home to ~1.3 million people. A 2019 survey conducted by Maine Conservation Voters found that of these 1.3 million – 36% of whom identify as Republican, 47% as Democrat, and 17% with no affiliation – over 70% believe that climate change is a serious problem. Nearly 60% believe the impacts of climate change are already being felt in Maine, and 77% believe action is necessary.
In this truly "Purple State," the notion of climate change is recognized as a threat, regardless of political views. The health of our planet, our future wellbeing, and the resources we depend on are not political issues. I'd like to see Maine join the US Climate Alliance, a group of states committed to meeting the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, so perhaps theres an opportunity for me to help nudge us in the right direction now. 😉
Sources: @maineconservation and the Pew Research Center for Religion and Public Life
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Low tide on Plutus Reef. Plutus Creek used to flow into the ocean at this point when I first came to Currarong sixteen years ago.
Over the years it has gradually receded and now only reaches the shore after big storms,but is cut off again as soon as the rainwater drains away.
Every piece of trash you see on the streets will make its way into a body of water one way or another. Rain and wind will eventually push the trash into the street drains that dump into the ocean. If you were swimming in the ocean and saw trash, would you grab it? Bet you would. Grabbing trash off the street is the same exact thing. You’re keeping it out of the ocean. Keep a pair of gloves in your purse or backpack. When you see trash, pick it up and dispose of it properly. It’s an easy step we can all take that has a great impact. .
That’s a wrap for this years Business for Social Responsibility conference! Loved spending three days talking about how to tackle today’s most pressing sustainability challenges. It’s time to bring humanity back into business values and goals. Thanks @bsrorg for the thought provoking conversations, laughs, new friends and this silly headshot! Feeling inspired, exhausted and thankful
IT KILLS US!
It is thought that life on Earth couldn't exist without the sun ☀️ . It provides humankind with the light and heat needed to make Earth habitable🌎. It provides the plants that fuel the world's food chains with one of the few essentials they need to grow. As the center of the solar system, the sun dominates Earth's ecosystems and impacts mankind for better, and for worse.
- WEATHER 🌤 The sun and its heating of Earth's atmosphere greatly impact weather all over the world. In fact☝🏼, heat from the sun is chiefly responsible for the speed and direction of air currents🌪.
- GLOBAL WARMING🚨. Most climate scientists agree the main cause of the current global warming trend is human expansion of the "greenhouse effect" 🚗🛵🚀🛰— warming that results when the atmosphere traps heat radiating from Earth toward space. Certain gases in the atmosphere block heat from escaping which means heat from the sun is held on to longer than normal🙅🏽♂️🙅🏾♀️. Just imagine leaving a car in the sun with the windows up🌋
- SEA LIFE🐳 With holes⚫️ in the ozone layer developing, more harmful radiation is reaching Earth's surface and its oceans🌊. Growth of phytoplankton, which are microscopic plant-like marine organisms, is being drastically reduced due to the sun's increasing ultraviolet B rays. These rays are passing through holes in the ozone layer, which inhibits phytoplankton from producing chlorophyll. Like plants, phytoplankton rely on chlorophyll to photosynthesize for their growth and reproduction.
- LAND🏞 One of the most obvious ecosystems that the sun affects is land. The sun directly dictates the temperature 🌡 experienced on dry land, as well as humidity and pressure levels in the air. During periods of intense sun exposure and little rain 🌧 , droughts often occur that can lead to famine affecting both humans👫 and animals🦁 alike.
- HUMAN 👥. Finally we got to the point where everything that surrounds human is affected by climate change. Extreme 🌪weather events and wildfires🔥, decreased air quality, and disease transmitted by insects🦗, food and water affect human health and wellbeing.
“The Great Pacific Ocean Patch”
Acrylic on canvas
16” diameter The great pacific ocean patch is the name given to the largest of five plastic pollution areas in our oceans. It basically covers the whole area from California to Hawaii. If wecan put it there we gave to find a way to clean it up.
A child born today will go on to live in a world that is over four degrees Celsius warmer than pre-industrial times, says a new Lancet report on how climate change will impact human health from infancy to old age, ThePrint’s Mohana Basu reports.
The impact of air pollution will also worsen through adolescence. The toxic air that children breathe today is primarily driven by fossil fuels, and exacerbated by climate change. This is especially damaging to young people as their lungs are still developing. Any damage will lead to reduced lung function, worsening asthmatic conditions, and increasing risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Jason Pitman, of Belmont won the Scott Print Environment and Sustainability Award at the 2019 7NEWS Young Achiever Awards
Jason has a passion for environmental education. It started when he was only 15, when he assisted in wildlife conservation projects in the Peel and Mandurah area. Since then, he has worked on a wide diversity of environmental projects and different working groups.
Jason is currently a Strategy Coordinator at Perth National Resource Management, spending much of his time managing the Swan Canning River Recovery program and eradicating hydrocotyle weed from the river system. Jason delivers Swan-Canning River School talks for primary and secondary schools around Perth and has so far educated over 1,200 students and engaging over 2,000 community members.
Do you know someone amazing? Refer them to us before nominations close on 11 December 2019 👉 http://bit.ly/WAYAANominate