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Oct 28, 2018

Young scientists develop enviro-friendly bricks made out of urine

Posted by in categories: climatology, sustainability

It seems unusual, but concrete brick production is a major contributor to climate change.

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Oct 26, 2018

‘We have a duty to act’: hundreds ready to go to jail over climate crisis

Posted by in categories: climatology, government


Rowan Williams backs call for mass civil disobedience ‘to bypass the government’s inaction and defend life itself’

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Oct 25, 2018

An intense storm has wiped out a remote Hawaiian island, and it’s a sign of things to come

Posted by in categories: climatology, sustainability

  • East Island is located about 550 miles northwest of Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • In early October, the island was effectively wiped off the map when Hurricane Walaka swept through it.
  • Scientists say East Island was the nesting ground for 50% of the world’s Hawaiian green sea turtles.
  • It’s unclear if the island will reappear, and scientists expect future hurricanes to be stronger and wetter due to climate change.

An 11-acre island in the Pacific Ocean has vanished after Hurricane Walaka, one of the most powerful storms to sweep through the area, struck the island in early October.

Satellite photos show that East Island, located roughly 550 miles northwest of Honolulu, Hawaii, was wiped off the map during the hurricane.

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Oct 25, 2018

Animated map of how Earth will look in 250 million years

Posted by in categories: climatology, futurism

Plate tectonics and a warming climate will change Earth’s appearance in the future.

Earth’s surface is constantly changing.

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Oct 17, 2018

Stephen Hawking left us bold predictions on AI, superhumans, and aliens

Posted by in categories: climatology, genetics, robotics/AI, sustainability

The good news: Humanity will survive climate change. The bad news: The only ones who do will be genetically modified superhumans.

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Oct 15, 2018

A first look at China’s Mars simulation base out in the Gobi Desert

Posted by in categories: climatology, space

China’s first Mars simulation base opened to the press on Friday in Gansu Province in the northwest of the country, providing a glimpse of the project mainly intended to popularise space among youth.

The base is located in the Gobi Desert, 40 kilometres away from the downtown area of Jinchang, a city in Gansu. The natural features, landscape and climate are being described as resembling Martian conditions.

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Oct 13, 2018

Could Tech Make Government As We Know It Irrelevant?

Posted by in categories: climatology, governance, government, sustainability

Governments are one of the last strongholds of an undigitized, linear sector of humanity, and they are falling behind fast. Apart from their struggle to keep up with private sector digitization, federal governments are in a crisis of trust.

At almost a 60-year low, only 18 percent of Americans reported that they could trust their government “always” or “most of the time” in a recent Pew survey. And the US is not alone. The Edelman Trust Barometer revealed last year that 41 percent of the world population distrust their nations’ governments.

In many cases, the private sector—particularly tech—is driving greater progress in regulation-targeted issues like climate change than state leaders. And as decentralized systems, digital disruption, and private sector leadership take the world by storm, traditional forms of government are beginning to fear irrelevance. However, the fight for exponential governance is not a lost battle.

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Oct 11, 2018

Hurricane Michael hits Florida

Posted by in categories: climatology, habitats

Aerial footage shows rows of damaged and destroyed homes lining the beach in Mexico Beach, Florida, after Hurricane Michael slammed into the town on October 10, 2018. It was the strongest hurricane on record to hit the Florida Panhandle.

Credit: WJAX

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Oct 4, 2018

Wide-scale US wind power could cause significant warming

Posted by in category: climatology

A Harvard study raises questions about just how much wind should be part of a climate solution.

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Sep 26, 2018

Scientists have been drilling into the ocean floor for 50 years – here’s what they’ve found so far

Posted by in categories: climatology, sustainability

The ocean floor holds unique information about Earth’s history. Scientific ocean drilling, which started 50 years ago, has yielded insights into climate change, geohazards and the key conditions for life.

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