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Climate Disruption: Thought of the Week – By Rosaliene Bacchus

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Show the Love

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Video: I wish for you…

Show the love this Valentine’s Day

Beautiful things are possible. We can protect this life we love from climate change, if enough of us show we care… The changes needed to protect our world have begun. We can have 100% clean energy within a generation – but it needs us to show our love to make it happen.
~ Author Michael Morpurgo and actors Jeremy Irons and Maxine Peake in a short film, I wish for you… from fortheloveof.org.uk

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Update: Drought Effects of El Nino – Guyana 411 – February 6, 2016 – video

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Update: Drought Effects of El Nino – Guyana 411 – February 6, 2016

Dot Earth- from Rosaliene Bacchus’ blog entry

Rosaliene Bacchus | January 30, 2016 |  URL: http://wp.me/p1G4zq-uw

Discussing the Anthropocene in a San Francisco park with Andrew Revkin for his New York Times blog Dot Earth.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCYSx0EiQjE

“There is no doubt that we’re changing the planet in ways that are already causing people great suffering…”
~ Gaia Vince is a journalist, broadcaster and author specializing in science, the environment and social sciences.

Wandering Gaia

Discussing the Anthropocene in a San Francisco park with Andrew Revkin for his New York Times blog Dot Earth.

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Guyana 411- The effects of “El Nino” on Guyana – analysis and solutions

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Climate Disruption: Thought of the Week – Zika Virus – By Rosaliene Bacchus

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Video: Zika Virus: What you need to know

Zika Virus: Our Dystopian Climate Future

I’ve spent much of my life chronicling the ongoing tragedies stemming from global warming: the floods and droughts and storms, the failed harvests and forced migrations. But no single item on the list seems any more horrible than the emerging news from South America about the newly prominent Zika disease.
~ Bill McKibben, “The Zika virus foreshadows our dystopian climate future,” The Guardian, January 25, 2016

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Climate change: 2015 ‘shattered’ global temperature record by wide margin – BBC

Climate change: 2015 ‘shattered’ global temperature record by wide margin

Temperatures

Image captionGlobal temperature anomalies in 2015: Many parts of the world have experienced significantly higher temperatures than the average through 2015

Global temperatures in 2015 were the warmest on record, according to data published by meteorologists in the UK and US.

The Met Office figures show that 2015 was 0.75C warmer than the long-term average between 1961-1990.  Continue reading

WATER – Waste not, Want not! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

WATER – Waste not, Want not!

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Water, and not oil, will be the source of future world conflicts.

It will be the biggest threat to world peace. It is New Year’s Eve. Thousands are in Manhattan to watch the ball drop. By the time the clock strikes midnight, until lunch the following day, New York would have consumed enough energy to supply the Caribbean for a year and millions of liters of water would be wasted.

It is lunchtime in a New York City Public School. By the time the session is over gallons of milk and sandwiches and fruit will go to waste. They will be dumped without being touched. When we waste food we waste energy.   Continue reading

The Oil Pricequake: Political Turmoil in a Time of Low Energy Prices

The Oil Pricequake: Political Turmoil in a Time of Low Energy Prices

As 2015 drew to a close, many in the global energy industry were praying that the price of oil would bounce back from the abyss, restoring the petroleum-centric world of the past half-century.  All evidence, however, points to a continuing depression in oil prices in 2016 — one that may, in fact, stretch into the 2020s and beyond.  Given the centrality of oil (and oil revenues) in the global power equation, this is bound to translate into a profound shakeup in the political order, with petroleum-producing states from Saudi Arabia to Russia losing both prominence and geopolitical clout.

To put things in perspective, it was not so long ago — in June 2014, to be exact — that Brent crude, the global benchmark for oil, was selling at $115 per barrel.  Energy analysts then generally assumed that the price of oil would remain well over $100 deep into the future, and might gradually rise to even more stratospheric levels.   Continue reading

Climate Disruption: Thought of the Week – By Rosaliene Bacchus

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Infrared view of natural gas leak – Aliso Canyon Storage Facility
Southern California Gas Company – January 6, 2016

California’s 1,200 Tons Methane a Day Leak

California is facing the largest natural gas leak ever recorded. The leak has displaced over 2,000 families in Porter Ranch, a neighborhood about 25 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. It’s caused evacuations and forced two schools to close. And it’s been going on for two months.
~ Learn more about the leak at Environmental Defense Fund

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“Is We Own”… Seeing the natural Guyana through Annette & Dave Martins + video

“Is We Own”… Seeing the natural Guyana through Annette & Dave Martins
JANUARY 3, 2016 | BY KNEWS |By Annette Arjoon-Martins

Annette and Dave Martins

Annette and Dave Martins

It is certainly true that for anyone seeking to explore Guyana, whether a resident, from the diaspora or a completely new visitor, that we are fortunate to live in the technological age where a range of information is readily available and often at no cost.

As a newcomer to this technological age, I learnt that there are many spokes to the wheel and I came to the process in stages. Moving from a conservationist with a camera on Shell Beach initially, I am blessed to have unlimited access to our incredible interior, compliments of our very own Air Services Limited. Continue reading

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