The 2023 state of the climate report: Entering uncharted territory

by William J Ripple in BioScience…..Rather than focusing only on carbon reduction and climate change, addressing the underlying issue of ecological overshoot will give us our best shot at surviving these challenges in the long run. This is our moment to make a profound difference for all life on Earth, and we must embrace it with unwavering courage and determination to create a legacy of change that will stand the test of time.

For a Coming Extinction

BY W. S. MERWIN Gray whaleNow that we are sending you to The EndThat great godTell himThat we who follow you invented forgivenessAnd forgive nothing I write as though you could understandAnd I could say itOne must always pretend somethingAmong the dyingWhen you have...

Extreme weather leading to food and water shock

from Lloyd’s futureset and Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies…Without collaboration, protection and risk mitigation, the potential impacts of extreme and systemic weather events could prove devastating to the global economy. Our ‘Extreme weather leading to food and water shortage’ scenario uses modelling and analysis to expose the potential cost of a weather and food event unfolding over the next five years, at three different levels of severity. The analysis is based on the historic impacts of climate events and uses plausible projections to demonstrate economic and insurance impacts over the next five years..

Overshooting earth’s boundaries: an interview with Bill Rees

by Rachel Donald in World Sensorium Conservancy….Our impact on the planet cannot be understated. We have thrust Earth into a new geological period, destroyed the majority of the world’s wildlife, razed her forests, and rendered innumerable species extinct. We are expert consumers with no limits to our appetite, it seems. Unless the climate becomes so unstable our own systems break down. This, of course, is what we’re already seeing.

Weaving solidarity and hope: stories of regeneration and resilience

From Global tapestries of alternatives…..we learn that art is an important mode of everyday
resistance that can offer healing possibilities from the trauma of war, occupation
and destruction. It gives a sense of hope in most dire situations, the possibility
of creation and building collective solidarity

Rivers and water systems as weapons and casualties of the Russia‐Ukraine war

By Peter Gleick in Earth’s Future……Among the consequences of the conflict have been both direct and indirect effects on civilian populations, agriculture, military operations, water supplies and quality, and natural ecosystems. An historical review shows that such attacks have occurred in the past, but the extent and severity of the current violence appear unprecedented, raising important questions of international law and how international legal and scientific communities should respond.

The blue dollar economy

Dollarization of the Argentine economy, which appeared an eccentric wish only a few months ago, now dominates media headlines and dinner table discussions and has become a subject of academic research.

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Global polycrisis: The causal mechanisms of crisis entanglement

by Dr. Michael Lawrence at The Cascade Institute….. In this framework, a global crisis arises when one or more fast-moving trigger events combines with...
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May 22 2024

Indicators of Global Climate Change 2023: annual update of key indicators of the state of the climate system and human influence

by Piers M. Forster, et al. in Earth System Science Data….This paper tracks some key indicators of global warming through time, from 1850 through to the end of...
May 22 2024

Is AI lying to me? Scientists warn of growing capacity for deception

by Hannah Devlin in The Guardian….Researchers find instances of systems double-crossing opponents, bluffing, pretending to be human and modifying behaviour in...
May 22 2024

3ºC Neighbourhood

by Civic Square in Neighbourhood Public Square…..We can ultimately control how much warming the world experiences, based on our choices as a society, and as a...
May 22 2024

A review of ‘navigating the polycrisis’: A map of collapse, utopia, and the many paths in between

by Ben Shread-Hewitt in Resilience.org…The Polycrisis is the breakdown of our future.

May 22 2024

Southern Africa drought flags dilemma for loss and damage fund

by Joe Lo in Climate Change News….Scientists blame the current drought on El Niño – which could exclude those affected from receiving aid for climate-change...
May 22 2024

North America’s biggest city is running out of water

by Caroline Houck in Vox…..Mexico City is staring down a water crisis. It won’t be the last city to do so.

May 21 2024

Scorching heatwave ravages Southeast Asia’s food supplies, imperiling the poor

from Dimsum Daily-Hong Kong….And in a vicious spiral, the compounding nutritional deprivation and socio-economic dislocation unleashed by heatwave-driven price...
May 21 2024

Here’s what record-breaking temperatures looked like around the globe

by Sueellen Campbell in Yale Climate Connections…..Climate change is affecting every continent and the oceans.

May 21 2024

Critical minerals, food crops at risk of climate disruption by 2050, report shows

by Darren Parker in Mining Weekly…More than 70% of critical minerals needed for the transition to net zero emissions will be at risk from climate disruption by...