The Turning Spiral

Category: Biosphere


This Was the Decade We Knew We Were Right

Everything is connected, and everything is changing By Kate Marvel on December 30, 2019 A state of emergency was declared on November 11, 2019 and residents in the Sydney area were warned of “catastrophic” fire danger as Australia prepared for…

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Special Report on Climate Change and Land — IPCC site

Special Report on Climate Change and Land — IPCC site — Read on http://www.ipcc.ch/srccl/

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History’s Largest Mining Operation Is About to Begin It’s underwater—and the consequences are unimaginable.

Deep-Sea Mining and the Race to the Bottom of the Ocean – The Atlantic Unless you are given to chronic anxiety or suffer from nihilistic despair, you probably haven’t spent much time contemplating the bottom of the ocean. Many people…

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Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene

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Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change

By Nathaniel Rich Photographs and Videos by George Steinmetz AUG. 1, 2018

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Anne Salmond: NZ can’t ignore water warnings

“While the government cites William Blackstone (an early authority on English common law) to the effect that “no one owns the water”, Blackstone was equally adamant that no water user has the right to pollute, foul, corrupt or divert and…

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Rapacious consumerism and climate change | by Graham Peebles, Scoop News

22nd December 2016 Commercialisation has poisoned all areas of contemporary life, and together with its partner in crime, consumerism, is the principal cause of man-made climate change. Operating under the suffocating shadow of neo-liberalism, the market forces of commercialisation act…

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A Muslim woman was set on fire in New York. Now just going out requires courage | Linda Sarsour | Opinion | The Guardian

Each year, I look so forward to Eid Al Adha – the holiest holiday for Muslims worldwide – but not this year. As I watched my daughters prepare for the celebrations with joy, I learned of a horrific crime. A…

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Deep Sea Mining: An Invisible Land Grab – Mission Blue

DEEP SEA MINING: AN INVISIBLE LAND GRAB July 20, 2016   By Dr. Sylvia Earle, Founder of Mission Blue Thousands of meters beneath the azure ocean waters in places like the South Pacific, down through a water column saturated with…

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Coastal flooding: a sign of the damage our economy is wreaking on our fragile environment | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian

n January this year, I visited friends in Miami. One of the most urgent topics of conversation was about what they saw as the greatest problem faced by the city – rising water levels, and a long-standing reluctance on the…

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