Here is the recipe for the popular low carbon brownies that we sold at our bake sale this past Monday, which is also on our website.
Bake and enjoy this easy treat while helping the environment alongside your family and friends, and let us know how it goes!
Following a major UN report showing that the Paris COP21 goal of holding climate change at 1.5°C above pre-industrial average temperatures is nearly impossible. These are the 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐞𝐞 most crucial thing countries must do at the UN climate summit:
𝟏. 𝗪𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐮𝐛𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐟𝐨𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐥 𝐟𝐮𝐞𝐥 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐞𝐬
Renewables still account for just 11% of global energy consumption, compared with 80% for fossil fuels. We have to eliminate all subsidies to fossil fuel production and consumption. To meet that goal global emissions would need to be cut by more than 7% every year for the next ten years. That means emissions in 2030 would have to be 55% lower than they were in 2018. 𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲, 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬: to meet that goal, we are going to have to cut our emissions by half — minimum.
𝟐. 𝗪𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐮𝐛𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐳𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐲 𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐜es
Solar and wind need to be given the subsidies that we took from the energy companies. 𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲, 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬: The alternative energy from solar and wind 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐭 going increase fast enough to replace fossil fuels in time. We’re nowhere near limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius – the level scientists say is needed to maintain life as we know it today. And we are doing just the opposite, greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere reached record levels in 2018. We have to adjust our lifestyles if this is going to work.
3. 𝗪𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐬 𝐀𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭.
Air pollution kills over seven million people a year, and 2/3 of outdoor air pollution is from burning fossil fuels. We have to promote the health co-benefits from climate action. And despite the US being the only country to pull out of the Paris Agreement, the US congressional delegation, made up entirely of Democrats and led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, said at COP25 on Monday:
“𝘊𝘰𝘯𝘨𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴’ 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘪𝘵𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘭𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘤𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘳𝘰𝘯-𝘤𝘭𝘢𝘥. 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘱𝘶𝘣𝘭𝘪𝘤 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘩, 𝘰𝘧 𝘤𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘯 𝘢𝘪𝘳, 𝘰𝘧 𝘤𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘯 𝘸𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳, 𝘰𝘧 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘯, 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘷𝘢𝘭 𝘰𝘧 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘦𝘴, 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥, 𝘰𝘧 𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘴𝘦𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘺, 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘦, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘲𝘶𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺.” 𝐅𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐌𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐀𝐥𝐥 𝐒𝐨𝐥𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐤 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐢𝐨 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐆𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐄𝐥𝐞𝐩𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐏𝐨𝐝𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝗪𝐞𝐛𝐩𝐚𝐠𝐞.
South Africa is home to around 80% of the world’s last remaining rhinos. Between 2008 and 2018, over 8,000 were poached for their horns, of which over half that were killed came from Kruger; the countries signature national park.
Enforcement teams in Kruger are only arresting 3 to 5% of known poachers; an ineffectively low but average achievement rate.
Part of the anti-poaching effort involves using pairs of handlers and dogs, which remain on leads. But this does little to improve the statistics as the pairs cannot keep up with the fleeing poachers.
In May 2018, a unique bloodline of aggressive free-running pack dogs from Texas, historically used by law enforcement to track down escaping prison inmates, were bred and employed to target rhino poachers. Free to chase within competitive packs, they corner poachers quickly until an arresting force can catch up.
The new strategy has seen 145 poachers caught in the last 18 months; a 54% increase and 10 fold improvement.
We saw a beautiful sunset over the Golden Gate Bridge...sadly though, it's this gorgeous because of the haze created from California Wildfires...
While wildfires are a part of nature - when they burn like they are this year it's because the ground is extra dry, the weather is extra hot and more people need to act now to stop climate change.... #climatechange#extinctionrebellion#stopclimatechange#sanfrancisco#usa
WWF Spain and Museo del Prado, Spain’s national museum, have partnered to create a campaign that shows what 4 of the museum’s masterpiece paintings would look like as a result of climate change. The campaign is demanding governments do more to ensure that the global temperature doesn’t exceed an increase of 1.5°C. The paintings featured are “Felipe IV a Caballo” by Velázquez, “Niños en la playa” by Joaquín Sorolla, “El Paso de la Laguna Estigia” by Joachim Patinir and “El Quitasol” by Francisco de Goya. The campaign was launched in time with the #COP25 climate conference, which is happening in Madrid from Dec. 2 to Dec. 13.
Por que reciclamos tão pouco? Por que cada vez geramos mais lixo? Por que cada vez mais as indústrias geram embalagens plásticas e poluem o ar e o ambiente? Por que não há consciência em nenhum dos lados? Tá ficando insuportável, a Natureza tá gritando por socorro e muita gente finge não ouvir. Como isso é possível??? Por que tanta ganância , folga, desrespeito e descaso? Se cada um fizesse pelo menos um pouquinho.... pelo menos um pouquinho.... #VickInsana#oplanetapedesocorro
Another year, another COP! For the 25th time, international leaders, NGOs, corporations and even movie stars get together to discuss how we’re going to save the planet. It’s kind of the world cup of the environment, but unlike our traditional sports competitions, this one offers two winners at the end: the Human race and the Earth! And the rules of the game are simple, everyone wins if and only if… drumrooooooooll… we can stabilize temperature rise at 1.5°C / 2.7°F by the end of the century. But that’s the issue, right now we’re heading towards a 7°C increase according to the latest research, and we’ve been having those discussions for, you guessed it, 25 years. So let’s try to understand why it matters even more today and what we, as individuals, can do about it.
First, let’s go back a couple of years to 2015, to COP21 held in Paris. Up until then, people had been saying that COPs didn’t really do much for the planet, and indeed, nothing major had happened in the fight for climate change in the first 20 years of COPs. But in 2015, the Paris Agreement changed that. World leaders gave each other high fives after signing the most advanced international agreement to solve the climate crisis. Back then, they set the limit of 1.5°C increase and agreed that any warmer temperatures would result in irreversible and life-threatening conditions as described in a snapshot from the World Resources Institute that you can find at the end of this post. Since then we’ve been trying to figure out how to achieve it. Well, here is one simple rule: we have to reduce our carbon emissions by 45% by 2030 according to the latest UN report.
So… how exactly does that work?
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FridaysForFuture fordert weiterhin eine Neuverhandlung des Klimapakets. Die SPD muss Verantwortung übernehmen und einsehen, dass das ausgehandelte Klimapaket dieses Land in seiner Klimapolitik nicht entscheidend genug nach vorne bringt.
Deshalb organisieren wir morgen in zahlreichen Städten, fokussiert auf die Hauptstadt Berlin, Aktionen rund um den SPD - Parteitag, um Mitglieder*innen und Abgeordent*innen auf den nötigen Wandel aufmerksam zu machen. 🌏🔥 Wir streiken, bis ihr handelt!
A Zimbabwean anti-poaching force, the Akashinga, has found that women make better rangers than their male counterparts. Translated as “brave ones”, the Akashinga protect Zimbabwe’s Phundundu Wildlife Area, a 115 square mile former trophy hunting tract that has lost thousands of elephants and other endangered species in the last 20 years.
It is thought that women are better suited for the demands of being a ranger as they are less susceptible to bribery and more capable at de-escalating potentially violent situations.
Selection into the Akashinga is modelled on special forces training, subjecting the women to three days of constant testing in the cold and wet, ensuring they maintain the highest performance despite being hungry and tired. 16 women were chosen for last years training programme out of 37 applicants. Only three quit. In comparison, similar male courses with 189 applicants saw all but three quit by the end.
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Insulating low-income hones is not just an effective way to help stop climate change, it also helps people to save lots of money and generating electricity from renewables is the way forward! •
Our Global Climate Strike is TOMORROW!! Join us as we strike for the #GreenNewDeal at 10 AM by the UCI Flagpoles. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come! RSVP to our Facebook event at the link in bio. We hope to see you there!
I had no idea! I assumed it would be mostly plastic packaging from things like food and beauty products. But no, our oceans are filled with nets that we use to strip it of it’s life. If youre lucky enough to have the option to choose other plant based proteins, skip fish when you can. Others don’t have the same luxury of choice.
Journal of our delegation #YCLATCOP25 is available in our BIO. We’re updating the post everyday with the latest updates of the negotiations and debates, stay tunned! 🌏
Among many objectives, this year’s COP has great mission of increasing the ambition for climate action. The latest #IPCC reports showed we were way too optimistic and we need to work harder to keep the earth’s average temperature below 1.5 degrees pre-industrial era. Youth is an essential part of this massive effort, #climateaction is defending their future! . .
One thing you won't need on Monday if you live in mainland Australia is an umbrella - unless it doubles as a parasol.
The Bureau of Meteorology had forecast Australia to be all but rainless for the day - aside from a tiny splotch off the Kimberley and western Tasmania.
The unusual reading, especially for the mainland of roughly 7.6 million square kilometres, had the agency's boffins poring over their record books. "The team can't comprehensively identify a day in our records where there hasn't been rain somewhere on continental Australia," a bureau spokesman said.
Australia cops weather from all directions making it a rare occurrence for rain-bearing clouds to skirt the mainland entirely.
Tasmania, which is typically exposed to westerlies, is usually wet on its west coast but eastern parts can be dry. Hobart is the driest capital after Adelaide.
Andrew Watkins from the bureau said a lack of rain across almost the entire country was "fairly unusual," but there have occasionally been days with virtually no rainfall.
The intensifying drought over eastern Australia is combining with an expected late northern monsoon, increasing the odds the mainland's rain gauges collect little or no moisture.
For instance, the bureau highlighted September 12 as similar to Monday's conditions, however pockets of rainfall were still evident in Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia.
These edible water orbs made from seaweed could reduce the use of plastic bottles. FOLLOW @RVRSION👈🏽 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The sustainable and biodegradable material is made from seaweed and plants that disappear naturally. It aims to tackle the world's plastic pollution problem.
The @notpla edible capsules are already in use to reduce water bottles at sports events and festivals. The orbs can store water, juices or cocktails.
Just peel the skin and put it in your mouth. You can then eat the packaging or throw it away. It biodegrades in weeks, making it ideal for on the go consumption.