The Turning Spiral

Monthly Archives: March 2014


Climate change report: ‘The worst is yet to come’ – as it happened | Environment | theguardian.com

Human-driven climate change poses a great threat, unprecedented in type and scale, to well-being, health and perhaps even to human survival,” write three of the contributors to the IPCC report’s health chapter. Writing for Australia’s the Conversation, professors Colin Butler…

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Blue dots becoming symbol for First Nations Education Act resistance – Aboriginal – CBC

I am a “blue dot” member.   A “blue dot” movement has taken the Twittersphere and Facebook by storm. Photographs of Indigenous people with a blue dot on their chest are being posted on social media. It follows what happened…

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Goldman Sachs Declares Solar Energy Will Soon Be Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels, and Elon Musk is a Genius | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

We often assume that Wall Street investment bankers represent everything that is anti-environment. The truth is, all investment bankers care about is money. In many cases, this drives them to support corporate loopholes and industry practices that put the environment…

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Rap News video presents our energy crises, global warming denial, Elon Musk on Mars, and our #1 energy solution : TreeHugger

After rapping through some of the energy issues we’re facing — the high cost of current oil production methods, the ridiculous talking points around the Keystone XL, and pollution from coal power plants (highlighting China) — the rapping crew takes…

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Geoengineering is Not the Answer to Climate Change | EcoWatch

Had we addressed the problem from the outset, we could have solutions in place. We could have found ways to burn less fossil fuel without massively disrupting our economies and ways of life. But we’ve become addicted to the lavish…

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NASA: Earth Could Warm 20 Percent More Than Earlier Estimates | EcoWatch

According to a statement on the study from NASA, researchers developing warming estimates by calculating the Earth’s “transient climate response.” This measure determines how much global temperatures will change as carbon dioxide’s atmospheric presence grows at about 1 percent per year until…

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Consensus Sense | What We Know

The AAAS “What We Know” initiative is about sharing what climate experts have concluded from the evidence about climate change. Many still believe that experts are not yet sure. Find out the facts and what experts think about our present…

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Nasa-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for ‘irreversible collapse’? | Nafeez Ahmed | Environment | theguardian.com

A new study sponsored by Nasa’s Goddard Space Flight Center has highlighted the prospect that global industrial civilisation could collapse in coming decades due to unsustainable resource exploitation and increasingly unequal wealth distribution. Noting that warnings of ‘collapse’ are often…

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A Faustian Bargain on the Short Road to Hell: Living in a World at 480 CO2e | robertscribbler

A Faustian Bargain on the Short Road to Hell: Living in a World at 480 CO2e | robertscribbler.

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An Open Statement on the true impact of the non-funding of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga

Originally posted on Te Wharepora Hou:
Over the past week the Māori research, academic and wider Māori community has been dealing with the announcement that the Tertiary Education Commission, through the Royal Society of New Zealand, will not be continuing…

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