SustainabLINKS September 1, 2014
- Climate change news:
- Study out of MIT suggests that cutting carbon emissions will virtually pay for itself with health savings…
- Which is good because the World Bank is more forcefully concerned about how climate change will impact agriculture, particularly in Africa…
- And yet even clearly communicating the issues is probably not enough to motivate the public to the necessary change.
- Interesting discussion (if somewhat academic in tone) of how individuals responses to a changing climate needs to be taken into account when modeling the future.
- Dr. Shiva’s response to last week’s New Yorker piece. While correcting some errors and oversights, she does not make a very convincing case for her all-out war against GMOs (and her belief in a conspiracy against her shines through).
- Even massive reforestation efforts in China are falling short. Fixing our mistakes is much harder and more expensive than avoiding them.
- Quick review of the startling high extinction rate humans are driving (ignore the silly title and questions about how this links to human extinction-seems to have been thrown in to generate clicks). An issue worth reflecting about on the 100th anniversary of the extinction of the passenger pigeon.
- Great visual with which you can explore Louisiana’s disappearing coast.