Fantastic! Cape Town, South Africa commits to divesting from fossil fuel producing assets, and further, divesting from corporations that are not fighting climate change! Climate eadership from CapeTown!!! @350org#divestment#stopclimatechange#capetown
when an arctic explorer approaches the window, hey hello how ya doing ? Find any penguins out there ? Wishing for some snow on this melting hot day #frequentflyer#getoutside
Vietnam - Just one of the many countries considered in the recent climate change "Region at Risk" paper.
It is fantastic to see studies like this showing what we needs to be done in order to avoid catastrophic events occuring in the coming years.
The report looks at the effects of climate change on the Economy, Health, Migration and the Weather Patterns itself for the Asia and Pacific Areas. The document takes forecast figures against that of the Paris Agreement; comparing their own independent models to the ones issued at the Paris agreement.
The document does provide for a fairly interesting read, but you do not have to trawl all the way through 131 pages as the exec. summary is pretty explicit.
You can find this through our website (link in bio). We will be heading over to Vietnam in a few weeks – Looking to get involved first hand and see if anything is currently being done by the local councils.
Having lived in London for 3 years, it’s not difficult to understand why it suffers from such poor air quality Walking to work over London Bridge every morning 1000’s of cars crawling next to pedestrians, giving off deadly toxins in the form of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.
Much has been debated about the scale of the problem, however, it has been suggested that this pollution concern could be contributing in one way or another to around 10,000 deaths per year in London alone, and up to 40,000 deaths per year throughout the UK per year. Largely affects the vulnerable - the elderly, children, those with pre existing medical conditions.
As well as causing many health issues, air pollution is also one of the biggest contributors to climate change, leading to extreme weather changes, forest and animal extinction, melting glaciers and loss of animal habitat.
In January 2017 for the first time London’s pollution level was higher than Bejing’s. Whilst this was thought to be due to the increase in wood burners in the winter months, this shows that despite government intentions and plan to reduce carbon emissions significantly, the problem isn’t getting much better. This simply isn’t acceptable.
@cleanairlondon@ilikecleanair@healthyair are all campaigning to push the government to do something about this. Please support them 🤘🏻 and think about what you can do today to reduce your carbon footprint…
my last meal in the philippines cooked by my aunty. sesame broccoli and vegetable lumpia. mmm masarap!
@Regrann from @sea_legacy - "Without realizing what was happening, all the penguins, who had clearly never seen a human in the water, had darted into the depths of the ocean, leaving me floating alone in the midst of a sea of bubbles; a “smoke screen” so effective, I could barely see my own hands. Being naturally curious and very intelligent, however, it took them only seconds to realize that I posed no danger. I smiled around my snorkel as the penguins soon relaxed and allowed me to remain in the ice hole with them while they went about their never-ending behaviors at the ice edge." - Paul Nicklen, from Life and Stress at the Ice Edge, on Maptia.⠀
You can read the full story on @Maptia.⠀
Photo: @PaulNicklen - Emperor Penguins from the Mario Zuchelli Base, Ross Sea, Antarctica⠀
⠀ #ClimateChangeisReal | #StopClimateChange | #TheThinBlueLine | #ourplanetdaily | @natgeo | @natgeopristineseas - #regrann
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