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Climate Central - Picturing Our Future

"Climate and energy choices this decade will influence how high sea levels rise for hundreds of years. Which future will we choose?"- Climate Central The link below is a sobering scientific prediction of the effects of climate change on sea levels worldwide.  If we continue on our current path the earth will warm 3 degrees Celsius within a decade.  It features sea level visuals for 180 locations.  Search your location...https://picturing.climatecentral.org/ Picturing our future wordwide...https://youtu.be/D7tAKG1by2E  

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Netflix Upcoming Series: The Overstory

 The Overstory, based on the novel written by Pulitzer Prize winning author, Richard Powers, is currently in the development stages at Netflix with a target production date of 2022.  This climate themed novel tells the story of five trees that interact with nine Americans joining them all together to focus on the destruction of the forest confronting issues concerning the survival of these trees and mankind.    It is a must read before the Netflix series debuts!  If it was available as required reading when I was in high school, I would have embraced the "tree hugging movement" much sooner!  So step-out of life's hectic pace and settle in with a piping hot cup of Joe and The Overstory.  After...

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Bezos Pledges $1 Billion to 30 x 30 Commitment

Finally, one of the world's richest people is using his wealth for the good of the planet and it's people. In 2020, Jeff Bezos pledged $10 billion to launch the Earth Fund. Today he announced The Bezos Earth Fund allocated a $1 billion to implement the 30 x 30 commitment.  This is the first in a three part strategy to combat climate change and prevent mass extinction by protecting 30% of the land and sea by 2030. The focus will be on geographic regions that are vital for biodiversity and carbon stock.  We must cease deforestation and the destruction of other fragile ecosystems to move the needle the needle on the climate crisis. "We must urgently end our war with...

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Fall Equinox

September 22, 2021, marks the Fall or autumn Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere.   The Equinox is Latin for "equal nights" and occur twice a year, Spring & Fall, usually around the third week of the months of March & September.  It is the when the center of the sun shines on the equator making day and night lengths everywhere on earth nearly equal.  The sun crosses the equator from north to south on the Fall Equinox (opposite in the Spring)  In the  Northern hemisphere, this marks to the first day of fall,  In the southern hemisphere it is the beginning of spring. Wherever you are In the world, it’s the beginning of a new season.  Use this time to reset...

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Tipping Point - 1.5 Degrees Celsius

A new report from the World Meteorological Organization states that the average temperature on Earth is now 1 degree Celsius hotter than the 19th Century and scientist predict that we will hit the dreaded 1.5 degree Celsius mark within the next five years.  If we fail to keep the average global temperature within a healthy range, we will face the catastrophic long-term effects of climate change. With less travel and industry, there was optimism that this scenario would hinder this temperature increase.  To the contrary, millions of people on every continent (except Antarctica) have suffered from the record breaking numbers of hurricanes, droughts, wildfires, floods and dangerous heat waves demonstrating how this slight rise in temperature has a colossal impact...

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