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I’m tired of watching the #world end. It’s time to get radical on the #climate #crisis


source: https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2021/07/09/im-tired-of-watching-the-world-end-its-time-to-get-radical-on-the-climate-crisis.html
Every morning I wake up and watch the world end. I’m aware this seems melodramatic. However, it’s the cold, hard truth. We use the phrases 'climate crisis' and 'climate emergency' not because we wish to ignite fear, but because they are accurate.
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Too often, the steps we must take to curb the climate crisis are dismissed as too radical, too costly, too inconvenient. Compared to what? Is making ecocide an international #crime more radical than allowing the ocean to catch fire because it’s profitable for Big #Oil? Is stopping fossil fuel subsidies more radical than logging 2,000-year-old cedars on Vancouver Island? Is investing in a just transition to a sustainable economy for all workers more radical than bulldozing sacred sites and forcing oil pipelines through Indigenous burial grounds at gunpoint?
#environment #protest #earth #future #humanrights #politics #humanity
 

I’m tired of watching the #world end. It’s time to get radical on the #climate #crisis


source: https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2021/07/09/im-tired-of-watching-the-world-end-its-time-to-get-radical-on-the-climate-crisis.html
Every morning I wake up and watch the world end. I’m aware this seems melodramatic. However, it’s the cold, hard truth. We use the phrases 'climate crisis' and 'climate emergency' not because we wish to ignite fear, but because they are accurate.
...
Too often, the steps we must take to curb the climate crisis are dismissed as too radical, too costly, too inconvenient. Compared to what? Is making ecocide an international #crime more radical than allowing the ocean to catch fire because it’s profitable for Big #Oil? Is stopping fossil fuel subsidies more radical than logging 2,000-year-old cedars on Vancouver Island? Is investing in a just transition to a sustainable economy for all workers more radical than bulldozing sacred sites and forcing oil pipelines through Indigenous burial grounds at gunpoint?
#environment #protest #earth #future #humanrights #politics #humanity
 

#iFixit #CEO names and shames tech giants for right to #repair obstruction


Source: https://www.zdnet.com/article/ifixit-ceo-names-and-shames-tech-giants-for-right-to-repair-obstruction
"California #Apple stops providing service after seven years, so this was at seven years and Apple have warehouses full of spare parts, and rather than selling that out in the marketplace -- so someone like me who eagerly would've bought them -- they were paying the recycler to destroy them," Wiens said.
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Weins also pointed to an example involving a #Microsoft #Surface laptop.

" [iFixit]rated it on our #repairability score, we normally rate products from one to 10; the Surface laptop got a zero. It had a glued-in battery … we had to actually cut our way into the product and destroyed it in the process of trying to get inside," he said.
#economy #politics #fail #news #environment #finance #money #capitalism
 

#iFixit #CEO names and shames tech giants for right to #repair obstruction


Source: https://www.zdnet.com/article/ifixit-ceo-names-and-shames-tech-giants-for-right-to-repair-obstruction
"California #Apple stops providing service after seven years, so this was at seven years and Apple have warehouses full of spare parts, and rather than selling that out in the marketplace -- so someone like me who eagerly would've bought them -- they were paying the recycler to destroy them," Wiens said.
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Weins also pointed to an example involving a #Microsoft #Surface laptop.

" [iFixit]rated it on our #repairability score, we normally rate products from one to 10; the Surface laptop got a zero. It had a glued-in battery … we had to actually cut our way into the product and destroyed it in the process of trying to get inside," he said.
#economy #politics #fail #news #environment #finance #money #capitalism
 

Climate crisis: 50 photos of extreme weather around the world – in pictures | World news | The Guardian

As temperatures rise and pollution increases, wildfires, floods and extreme winds have battered many parts of the world in the last six months
#photography #photojournalism #science #environment #GlobalWarming #ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis #ClimateBreakdown

https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2021/jul/19/climate-crisis-weather-around-world-in-pictures-wildfires-floods-winds

 

Climate crisis: 50 photos of extreme weather around the world – in pictures | World news | The Guardian

As temperatures rise and pollution increases, wildfires, floods and extreme winds have battered many parts of the world in the last six months
#photography #photojournalism #science #environment #GlobalWarming #ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis #ClimateBreakdown

https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2021/jul/19/climate-crisis-weather-around-world-in-pictures-wildfires-floods-winds

 
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A building made without cutting down a 326 years old tree.

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#tree #environment #nature #engineer
 

Cargo ships invested in technology to stop polluting the air. Now it’s polluting the seas instead.


#Environment #Pollution #GlobalWarming #ClimateChange #SeaPollution #ClimateCatastrophe

Cruise and cargo ships around the world are cleaning up their dirty smokestacks, installing systems that prevent harmful pollutants in their exhaust from escaping into the air. Yet much of that pollution is winding up in the sea instead. And so a solution meant to reduce smog, experts say, is leaving a potentially toxic trail in its wake.

Thousands of ships use exhaust cleaning systems, or “scrubbers,” compared with hundreds of ships just a few years ago, as companies face rising pressure to tamp down on their pollution. International regulators now require vessels to burn low-sulfur fuels at sea, while local authorities are cracking down on emissions close to shore. Scrubbers offer a middle ground, allowing ship operators to keep burning sludgy, sulfur-laden “bunker fuel” and still comply with air quality rules.

The problem is that those ships are expected to dump at least 10 billion metric tons of what’s known as wash water — the contaminated byproduct — into seas around the world every year, according to a first-of-its-kind study from the International Council on Clean Transportation, a nonprofit research group.
 

Cargo ships invested in technology to stop polluting the air. Now it’s polluting the seas instead.


#Environment #Pollution #GlobalWarming #ClimateChange #SeaPollution #ClimateCatastrophe

Cruise and cargo ships around the world are cleaning up their dirty smokestacks, installing systems that prevent harmful pollutants in their exhaust from escaping into the air. Yet much of that pollution is winding up in the sea instead. And so a solution meant to reduce smog, experts say, is leaving a potentially toxic trail in its wake.

Thousands of ships use exhaust cleaning systems, or “scrubbers,” compared with hundreds of ships just a few years ago, as companies face rising pressure to tamp down on their pollution. International regulators now require vessels to burn low-sulfur fuels at sea, while local authorities are cracking down on emissions close to shore. Scrubbers offer a middle ground, allowing ship operators to keep burning sludgy, sulfur-laden “bunker fuel” and still comply with air quality rules.

The problem is that those ships are expected to dump at least 10 billion metric tons of what’s known as wash water — the contaminated byproduct — into seas around the world every year, according to a first-of-its-kind study from the International Council on Clean Transportation, a nonprofit research group.
 
 
 

#Forest the size of France regrown #worldwide over 20 years, study finds | #Trees and forests | The Guardian


Nice to see a counterpoint to #Deforestation for a change.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/11/forest-size-of-france-regrown-worldwide

#Environment #Biodiversity #Ecology #Reforestation #Biology #Wildlife
 
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