The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed about overshooting the earth’s capacity and what we can do about it
From the David Suzuki Foundation
By David Suzuki
August 2 was Earth Overshoot Day. Unlike Earth Day or Canada Day, it’s not a time to celebrate. As the Earth Overshoot Day website explains, it marks the time when “we will have used more from nature than our planet can renew in the whole year.” That is the definition of unsustainable and means we’re using up the biological capital that should be our children’s legacy. We would require 1.7 Earths to meet our current annual demands sustainably.
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The ECOreport reposts Will vegans save the world?
Originally Published on the David Suzuki Foundation
By David Suzuki
Will vegans save the world? Reading comments under climate change articles or watching the film Cowspiracy make it seem they’re the only ones who can. Cowspiracy boldly claims veganism is “the only way to sustainably and ethically live on this planet.” But, as with most issues, it’s complicated.
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Guy Dauncey tells us exactly what he would do in response to the question, If I Was Prime Minister of Canada, How Would I Tackle The Climate Crisis?
Originally Published on the Practical Utopian
By Guy Dauncey
New Scientist magazine reported in June that five meters of future sea-level rise is already locked in, due to the steady collapse of the West Antarctic Ice-Sheet. If we don’t act rapidly, their staff reported, it will be twenty metres.
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Almost a third of the food produced in the US is thrown out, but a new report focuses on negative effects to the environment. Which Food Wastes Are Worse?
Originally Published on Click Green
Almost one-third of the food produced in the US, worth $162 billion, was wasted in 2011 and now researchers have found that the type of food wasted has a significant impact on the environment.
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From Oregon State University
CORVALLIS, Ore. – While climate change negotiators struggle to agree on ways to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, they have paid inadequate attention to other greenhouse gases associated with livestock, according to an analysis by an international research team.
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