91% of the Great Barrier Reef has been affected by Coral bleaching in 2022.
Specifically, market-based solutions are not efficient in tackling this emergency as companies learned to exploit carbon markets (https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/how-the-oil-lobby-learned-to-love-carbon-taxes-1.1572025) and enabling perverse loopholes in legislative mechanisms (https://thenarwhal.ca/carbon-price-emissions-industry-rate/); as a result permits (https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fenrg.2016.00027/full) and pricing (https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/abdae9) have demonstrated to have a very low impact in reducing emissions 12/18
In fact, more on the point of laws that should make sure that "amount of pollution being emitted doesn't exceed the environment's ability", sadly we are already there since 1970. As you said "the enemy is accumulation" and we're currently needing 1.7 planets more every year to keep on with the current productive system, and the date we come to the point we consumed and emitted more than the planet can regenerate and absorb is getting earlier from year to year (https://www.overshootday.org/about-earth-overshoot-day/) 10/18
Here's a quote:
“The cumulative scientific evidence is unequivocal: Climate change is a threat to human well-being and planetary health. Any further delay in concerted anticipatory global action on adaptation and mitigation will miss a brief and rapidly closing window of opportunity to secure a liveable and sustainable future for all.”
The IPCC's WGIII report also just said:
Climate change is already causing widespread suffering and irreversible loss.
Harms are uneven due to historical and ongoing systems of injustice such as colonialism and marginalization.
Fundamental shifts in social, economic, and ecological systems will be needed to limit future losses.
Humans must take immediate and decisive action.
UN leads £65m plan to stop huge oil spill off Yemen during first ceasefire in six years
We hardly talk about one of the Antarctic's most important species, but their kingdom is under threat from climate change and... if it collapses, it would be disastrous for the entire Antarctic ecosystem. Wild to think about, so I wrote about the scientists trying to save that kingdom from falling to ruin.
Hi all, here is my introduction.
I'm West Australian, born and bred, and acknowledge this place as Noongar land. Mostly lived and worked in Perth, but spent some formative years in Geraldton. I have 2 wonderful adult children - I missed a chunk of their lives (the saddest part of my life) and nothing is better than spending time with them.
I have a beautiful lady who shares my passion for the bush and for motorbikes. I hope to share the rest of my life with her.
I graduated as a veterinarian in 1989 but retired from it 6 years later - half burnt out and half inspired by computer animation and this interesting new computer phenomenon called the internet. I had a notion that it might be pretty big, and could be a cool place to work.
10 years later it had stopped being so exciting and new and I got bored of building websites. So I returned to being a vet by completing a Masters in wildlife conservation. My goal was to work in pure conservation, but that never panned out. I got back into small animal practice and now run a hospital in Perth that has a focus on wildlife and exotic species.
I remain a media junky and recently upgraded my camera rig to be powered by the amazing Canon R5. I'm rarely happier than when I'm down paddling along Djarlgarro beelier (the Canning River) taking photos/videos of water birds.
I have recently rediscovered music and am quite obsessed with guitar, piano and some of the awesome new music tech. The things an iPad can do for music are amazing!
I was immediately struck by the imagery of a borehole in the Antarctic ice — this radiant blue sheen that disappears into the void. Joel Pedro, who leads the hunt for the Million Year Ice Core, said it reminds him of the famous Pale Blue Dot image by NASA’s Voyager I spacecraft.
OK, we've got some traditions here that may be very useful to all of our new arrivals. They are:
#followfriday where you recommend some of your favorite follows and why,
#caturday where you toot pictures of your cat on Saturday
#screenshotsunday where you toot a screen snapshot from your computer or phone. It can be anything but it is normally your desktop with a neofetch.
Let's have a good showing this weekend to help our new friends out.
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