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1. Suppose an alien spaceship will land on earth next week.

After many light-years of travel through space, some friendly little green creatures decide to get out and stretch their legs on our planet.

What would they report home?

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2. I guess their first description would be ecstatic.

Hidden in the fast, cold, and dark universe, they discovered a blue planet that brims with an incredible diversity of life, aided by ideal living conditions.

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#nature #life
theplanet.substack.com/p/humans-only-…
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3. But:

Since the dawn of civilization, humanity has lost 83% of all wild mammals and half of all plants.

Of all the mammals on earth, 96% are livestock and humans, while only 4% are wild mammals.

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#wildlife #biodiversity #climatecrisis
theplanet.substack.com/p/humans-only-…
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Today, a mature patch of woodland in Gartmore, Scotland, was destroyed. All parties involved knew that a family of red squirrels were nesting in the trees.

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Red squirrels are a protected species according to the wildlife and countryside act of 1981:

nature.scot/professional-a…
A clear-fell licence was issued by the @scotforestry last year, however, this was put on hold when the community of Gartmore showed significant opposition. All parties were to meet to discuss the felling. But the meeting never happened, and the felling went ahead.
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1. The climate in 2100: The future is nearer than you think, and that is terrible news.

We are not good at imagining the future, which makes it harder to promote climate action.

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#ClimateCrisis #climatechange #future #environment #climate #IPCC Image
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2. Many of us fear for a future where climate change and the loss of nature make this planet a tough place to survive.

Long-term climate change projections, like from the IPCC, usually predict the situation in the year 2100. theplanet.substack.com/p/the-climate-…
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3. In the IPCC's 'middle of the road' scenario, temperatures will rise to 2.7C by the end of the century.

It assumes that CO2 emissions hover around current levels before starting to fall mid-century.

Is that realistic?

theplanet.substack.com/p/the-climate-…
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Here's a long thread with evidence about why the @RSPOtweets has failed to make any difference with key sustainability promises incl. stopping #deforestation #indigenous #landgrabbing #ecocide #slavery #humanrights abuses for supermarket brands. 1/7 palmoildetectives.com/2021/08/23/why…
Source: @EIA_News @RSPOtweets members using so-called "sustainable" #palmoil continue with #deforestation #ecocide #illegal #landgrabbing from #Indigenous peoples.
Thus the certification is a #greenwashing con. @EIA_News #Boycottpalmoil #Boycott4Wildlife eia-international.org/news/palm-oil-…
The certification of #palmoil is considered to be a con by @GreenpeaceUK as it doesn't stop #ecocide #deforestation. Certified "sustainable" #palmoil doesn't exist #Boycottpalmoil #Boycott4Wildlife
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1 / We’re proud to officially release our #SAR Open Data Program to the world. Our goal of the program is to build a community where academia, researchers and engineers develop applications to tackle humanity’s biggest challenges with #geospatial data 👉capellaspace.com/gallery/
2 / #EarthObservation is impacted by cloud coverage and nighttime. We compiled 24/7 all-weather SAR data across multiple use cases, geographies and data products for our Open Data Program — Learn how to access them here: capellaspace.com/capella-space-…
3 / A few #OpenData examples: #Deforestation in South America is opaque, and traditional #satellite Imagery is obscured by cloud coverage in Earth’s Equatorial regions. In our Stripmap mode, analysts can identify naturally occurring vegetation vs cleared forest & infrastructure
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#Triell

Kritik

1. Frau #Illner hat mehrfach Suggestivfragen gestellt und damit die jeweilige Beantwortung beeinflusst.

2. Es fehlten komplett Themen wie #Armut aus dem #Kontext #Erwerbslosigkeit

Mit dem Begriff #Kinderarmut wird dieser #Themenkomplex rhetorisch umschifft
Gerade die Erwähnung der "#Bundesagentur für..." haette zum Anlass genommen werden müssen, um den #Themenkomplex #Arbeit,
#Renditemaximierung im #Kontext #Niedriglohnsektor & #Erwerbslosigkeit differenziert anzusprechen.

Nichts davon ist geschehen.
Auch durch keinen Kandidaten!
Aus Punkt 2 folgt die Schlußfolgerung, daß der #Begriff #Gesellschaft und #Zusammenhalt erst ab dem Punkt wirksam wird, wo e. #Mensch Bestandteil eines Arbeitsvertrages ist.
Dank #Renditemaximierung & #Digitalisierung ist dies nicht mehr für alle #Menschen möglich.

#Menschenbild
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Bonjour, je suis Juan Pablo Sierra (@JuanPab10109404), un doctorant colombien qui travaille à l’@IGE_Grenoble. Aujourd'hui je vais vous parler de la #deforestation 🌳🪚🪵en #Amazonie, un peu de son histoire ⏳ et de ses impacts sur le climat de l'Amérique du Sud.
La déforestation amazonienne est aussi ancienne que la découverte du continent. Les marins portugais récoltaient le bois du Brésil pour teindre textiles au XVI siècle. Les grandes plantations s'étendent au 1800. À la fin du XX siècle il y a eu la perte des forêts pour le bétail. Image
À ce jour, 17 % de la forêt amazonienne ont été défrichés. Les principales causes sont l'agriculture🚜, l'élevage de bétail🐮 et l'exploitation forestière. Les scientifiques suggèrent que l'abattage de plus de 40 % de la forêt peut modifier de manière irréversible l'écosystème. Image
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1/5 #Deforestation is leading to increasingly #fragmented landscapes🌲
Aim: How do #bats respond to changes in local habitat quality and fragmentation of the wider landscape via investigation of 3 holistic diversity facets #taxonomic, #functional, #phylogenetic🦇

#WBTC #Land1
2/5 Data from #BDFFP in Central #Amazon 🇧🇷 largest & longest running ecological (+40 y/s) study of #fragmentation

• Field work by: @adria_baucells @RicardoNature
• When: 2011-2013
• Sites: 33
• Acoustic data: 281,664 calls
#Bat Species: 21 🦇
• Families: 5
#WBTC2 #Land1
3/5 #Taxonomic, #functional & #phylogenetic metrics based on #acoustic data were related to local vegetation descriptors & landscape-scale habitat composition & configuration variables using #GLMMs.

#WBTC2 #Land1
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[#Stage] Et c'est parti pour 2 mois au sein de l'@IGE_Grenoble 💫

📌 Mon stage se déroule à la Maison Climat Planète (MCP), sur le campus de @UGrenobleAlpes

#CSTgre #commsci Image
👋 Bien le bonjour !

➡️Ce sera l'occasion de vous présenter au fur et à mesure des jours le laboratoire, mes missions et toutes autres impressions sur ce stage ! #journaldebord

J'ai vraiment hâte en tout cas et extrêmement ravie d'avoir intégrée l'équipe 🤩
🧠Au programme : préparation et animation d'ateliers sur la communication scientifique pour les doctorants, animation du compte @EnDirectDuLabo et valorisation des recherches sur @EchoSciGre ! 💪#CSTgre
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Grau de investimento: crucial quesito avaliador na concessão de crédito suno.com.br/artigos/grau-d…
"O #Brasil em 2018 não recuperou o seu grau de investimento perdido em 2015.

Após uma melhora na economia que sucedeu uma grave recessão, as agências justificaram a falta de medidas para conter o déficit fiscal como motivo de não elevar a nota do país."

suno.com.br/artigos/grau-d…
#Brasileiro é o turista mais rejeitado do mundo, diz pesquisa @IATA a.msn.com/03/pt-br/BB1fD…
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 04/01/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/04/01/dai…
Branko Milanović – License to kill: “The World Turned Upside Down”—a laudatory review

braveneweurope.com/branko-milanov…

#china #history #conflict #consequences
Time for a Ring/Surge Vaccination Campaign

zeynep.substack.com/p/time-for-a-r…

#variants #vaccines #surges
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#Deforestation | 220 millions d'ha. de forêts tropicales humides disparues en 30 ans. Résultat d’une étude du @EU_ScienceHub, @CIFOR, de l’#INPE et du #Cirad. A l'aide de données satellite, les scientifiques montrent l'évolution des forêts tropicales humides, comme en #Amazonie👇
#Deforestation | L'étude publiée dans @ScienceAdvances, montre qu'en Afrique l’ampleur de la déforestation a été sous-estimée de 30 % entre 2000-2012. La cause ? Une #déforestation de type mosaïque, qui la rend plus difficile à détecter par satellite.
@EU_ScienceHub @CIFOR
#Deforestation | Les cartes à haute résolution spatiale permettent d’analyser les causes de déforestation ou de dégradation des forêts : agriculture, exploitation forestière ou feux de forêt.
@EU_ScienceHub @CIFOR

Plus d'infos 👉 bit.ly/38x2JeD
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#Facebook #ClimateChange #AmazonRainforest

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Retweet so we can inform people of the devastating truth.

1) @Facebook is fueling the destruction of the #Amazon rainforest. The #Amazon’s hydrological engine plays a major role in maintaining the global & regional #climate...
2) Water released by plants into the atmosphere through evapotranspiration and to the ocean by the rivers, influences world #climate and the circulation of ocean currents. This works as a feedback mechanism, as the process also sustains the regional climate on which it depends...
3) What is happening in the #Amazon?
Scientists are noticing something disturbing in the #AmazonRainforest - the hydrological engine is beginning to fail. One factor is the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO), a climatic phenomenon which influences much of the climatic...
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Managed #forest landscapes is how big part of the #climate solutions that we need?

Here's some background and some thoughts. /1
Starting with the annual update of net sink in Swedish forests: A continued large net uptake by trees and soil (35 Mt CO2/yr)

This is the enduring effect of long-term investments in the forest-based sector. But what about the rest of the world? /2

slu.se/ew-nyheter/202…
At EU level the net forest sink is 400 Mt CO2/yr which corresponds to 10% of EU emissions. Forests are actively managed and #wood harvest is well below (2/3) of the growth.

But this is not the full story of climate solutions from EU managed forests. /3
eea.europa.eu/publications/e…
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Please read and share our #Letter published @NatureEcoEvo. With the highest rate of #deforestation in the decade, Brazil is failing in its bold intention signed with the @UNFCCC to reduce #Amazon #deforestation by 80% in 2020 – a thread.

rdcu.be/ccycz Image
Since 2013, deforestation in #Amazon has been on an upward trend. Even the Decrees for the Guarantee of Law-and-Order - GLO in 2019 and 2020 were insufficient to reduce deforestation.

mdpi.com/923076
The upward trend in deforestation has been catalyzed by a series of environmental setbacks.
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2020 is a year many people around the world will be glad to see the back of. Here @TBIJ we can’t deny it’s been tough - but we’ve also felt the urgent need for public interest journalism on global, systemic issues. Over coming days we'll be looking back at a very busy 12 months…
We launched a global health investigative team in March - they sure had their work cut out. We've investigated systemic issues that #coronavirus threw into sharp relief, starting with the world's opaque and fragile drug supply chains: assets.documentcloud.org/documents/2043… Image
Our investigation into Europe’s chaotic response to the early days of the pandemic led to a strong response from the EU Health Commissioner, and helped prompt an official inquiry
thebureauinvestigates.com/stories/2020-0…
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.@theAGU hosts a massive conference of Earth and space scientists every December, usually in San Francisco (photos below from previous years). My 1st meeting was in 2003 as a masters' student. In this #thread I'll share highlights from #AGU20, my first time attending virtually! ImageImage
#Agriculture (esp replacing forests with cropland) has been changing the #climate for 6,000+ years. Ancient warming made Europe + East Asia more suitable for cultivation, lengthened Eur. growing season, find @Chris_Kucharik @NRamankutty et al. #AGU20
…20fallmeeting-agu.ipostersessions.com/?s=9B-D8-01-CF…
Something cool I discovered this year at #AGU20 (thanks to @KateBrauman) is the MacGyver session, w/ hacks including a test for #COVID19 in wastewater & a system to lure vineyard pests away with mating calls instead of harmful sprays. agu.confex.com/agu/fm20/meeti…
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1/12 Monique vient dire les regrets de sa présence dans le documentaire #HoldUp.
2/12 J’ai accepté le principe d’un entretien sur la base d’une invitation qui s’engageait à ne «pas aborder que l’aspect médical ou sanitaire… Le point de vue philosophique, #Foucault et le Bio Pouvoir, La Boétie et la servitude volontaire», #Platon et Orwell étaient cités.
3/12 J’ai été interviewée pendant 1 heure sur une crise sanitaire que j’ai analysée comme une aubaine dans le cadre de la «Stratégie du choc» que les #capitalistes ont mis en œuvre pour faire passer des lois #liberticides ou détruire un peu plus les droits des travailleurs.
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Mari bantu tanam pohon di hutan gambut Sungai Tohor, Riau, yang dirusak antara lain PT Lestari Unggul Makmur. Izin dicabut tapi hutan sudah rusak. Saya bantu adopsi 100 bibit pohon tapi masih perlu ribuan lagi 🇮🇩 #deforestation mongabay.co.id/2019/12/05/war…
Ridwan Tohor, warga dekat hutan, perlu dukungan tanam pohon. Satu bibit Rp 30 ribu termasuk pemeliharaan. Mari ulurkan tangan. Berikan sumbangan pohon. Hubungi Ridwan +6285264859730 atau transfer BRI 552701-008219-535 🇮🇩
Walhi: Pada 2017, setelah berjuang hampir 10 tahun, masyarakat tujuh desa di Kecamatan Tebingtinggi Timur, Kabupaten Kepulauan Meranti, berhasil merebut kembali wilayah dari PT Lestari Unggul Makmur #deforestation walhi.or.id/10-tahun-berju…
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Our new paper @GlobalChangeBio
outlines 5 key aspects for #research on Amazonian fires, especially for those using remote sensing and broad climate indexes – a thread.

onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gc…
@GlobalChangeBio 1 - Amazonian #vegetation is not only determined by climate. As such, Koppen-Geiger climate zones can lead to wrong assumptions, such as characterizing all the southern part of the basin as savannas instead of forests. Image
@GlobalChangeBio 2 – The Amazon Basin does not have a single precipitation pattern or a single dry season – there are marked spatial differences that are essential to be considered when studying #fires in the region. Image
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A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself.
Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air & giving fresh strength to our people.
~Franklin D. Roosevelt

#Year2050
#AmazonRainforest will only be remembered in pictures

We burned our lungs🌎 for #BEEF

#Vegan bc 👇 Image
🌴 #AmazonRainforest Has Lost More Than ▶Ten Million◀ Football Fields of Forest in a Decade
THIS #rainforest is responsible for storing over 180 BILLION tons of carbon
With #deforestation that carbon is released back into the atmosphere

#EndAnimalAg

smithsonianmag.com/science-nature…
#DYK
💧 "One-fifth of the world’s fresh #water is in the #AmazonBasin, supplying water to the world by releasing water vapor into the atmosphere that can travel thousands of miles"

Meanwhile governments 🌍🌏🌎 & politicians ignore #AmazonBurning
➡🐮

smithsonianmag.com/science-nature…
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In IPES-Food's latest report, 'The Added Value(s) of #Agroecology', we focused on a series of obstacles that prevent the transition to agroecological #foodsystems.

🌱 One such obstacle is the *access to #seeds & #organic inputs*. Here's a quick thread on why this matters! 👇🏿

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#Farmer seed systems - through which farmers select, multiply, conserve & exchange a wide range of reproducible varieties - are an essential component of #agroecology, which relies on diversity at all levels (including crop genetic diversity). 🌱🌿🌾

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#DidYouKnow that these systems account for up to 90% of the seeds used in some African countries? And in #Mali, peasant seed systems make up 75% of the varieties grown in the country.

❗️ However, these systems are lacking in legal recognition and policy support ❗️

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C'est curieux comme le déclin des #Insectes semble être mis en doute par certains analystes (voire taxé de "légende" scientifique ...) au moment même où certains lobbys s'agitent pour obtenir la réautorisation des #néonicotinoïdes
Et pourtant les travaux scientifiques publiés sont très nombreux à diagnostiquer des déclins vraiment considérables et inquiétants dans de nombreux groupes d'Insectes et lieux très divers (outre les travaux les plus médiatisés sur lesquels les critiques se concentrent ...)
Impossible citer ici les dizaines de travaux concernés mais juste quelques articles de synthèse qui recensent ceux-ci sur des pages entières
doi.org/10.1126/scienc…
doi.org/10.1146/annure… doi.org/10.1038/s41467…
science.sciencemag.org/content/368/64…
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