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[Climate Crisis] Humankind Is Breaking All Boundaries - This New Netflix Film Will Shock You.

Netflix has announced the launch and sneak preview of Breaking Boundaries , a film detailing the science behind the catastrophic impact humans have had on Earth since the dawn of civilization. It’s narrated by David Attenborough. Viewers will be taken through the mounting issues of the ecological crisis by the world-renowned scientist, Professor Johan Rockström. It will also delve into the solutions.   

[Ethics] Animal Rights Protestors Swamp McDonalds Across the UK

Animal Rebellion protestors launched a petition as part of the group's calls for McDonald's to go entirely plant-based by 2025: 'it doesn't end today' is their call. Mc Donald’s closes its doors in many of its restaurants, following our action this weekend. We are calling on McDonald’s to commit to become a fully plant based fast food chain, by 2025. They could lead the way with this. They have an opportunity to become the world’s first fast food chain to serve only sustainable meals. We don’t have long. We certainly don’t have long to prevent the worst excesses of the climate crisis hitting us. Governments are doing nothing. Corporations could lead the way. McDonald’s say they plan to introduce a new range of plant-based meat alternatives from 2021, but that doesn’t go far enough. We are in a climate and ecological emergency and that demands urgent changes to business as usual. Food production alone is set to push Earth past 1.5°C of warming according to an Oxford

[Climate] What if there were 1 trillion more trees?

How can trees help in the fight against climate change? Dig into the efforts to rebuild damaged ecosystems and reduce carbon emissions.  Today humanity produces more than 1,400 tons of carbon every minute. To combat climate change, we need to reduce fossil fuel emissions, and draw down excess CO2 to restore the balance of greenhouse gases.  Like all plants, trees consume atmospheric carbon through photosynthesis. So what can trees do to help in this fight?  Jean-François Bastin digs into the efforts to restore depleted ecosystems. Lesson by Jean-François Bastin, directed by Lobster Studio.

[Climate Change] US West prepares for possible 1st water shortage declaration

  It comes as climate change means less snowpack flows into the river and its tributaries, and hotter temperatures parch soil and cause more river water to evaporate as it streams through the drought-plagued American West. The man-made lakes that store water supplying millions of people in the U.S. West and Mexico are projected to shrink to historic lows in the coming months, dropping to levels that could trigger the federal government's first-ever official shortage declaration and prompt cuts in Arizona and Nevada. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation released 24-month projections this week forecasting that less Colorado River water will cascade down from the Rocky Mountains through Lake Powell and Lake Mead and into the arid deserts of the U.S. Southwest and the Gulf of California. Water levels in the two lakes are expected to plummet low enough for the agency to declare an official shortage for the first time, threatening the supply of Colorado River water that growing cities and farm

[Media] Children’s TV Show Blue Peter Encourages Viewers To Go Meat Free To Fight Climate Crisis

'The best thing anyone can do for the environment is to reduce meat consumption...' Children’s TV series Blue Peter is encouraging viewers to go meat-free to fight the climate crisis . The show has launched a new initiative called Climate Heroes, which challenges participants to take on eco-friendly tasks. There are three separate pledges, which includes requests. such as ‘Sort the rubbish recycling at home carefully’ and ‘Save water by turning off the taps when you brush your teeth. Using less water gives plants and trees more to drink’. If children stick to the pledges for at least two weeks, they can apply for a green version of the iconic Blue Peter badge. Continue...