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Don’t blame God or nature. We’re the culprits (By David Suzuki)

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Friday, December 8, 2017, In : Climate change 
Don’t blame God or nature. We’re the culprits. 

By David Suzuki

Traditionally, we’ve labelled events over which we have no influence or control “acts of God” or “natural disasters.” But what’s “natural” about climate-induced disasters today?

Scientists call the interval since the Industrial Revolution the “Anthropocene,” a period when our species has become the major factor altering the biological, physical and chemical properties of the planet on a geological scale. Emp...

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Food for thought: Why some of us believe a sustainable-farming revolution is underway in Ontario

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, In : Canada 
By Stephen Le. From Ottawa Citizen. Published on June 23, 2017.

Somewhere else in Ottawa, a folk singer is serenading a crowd. Farmers display baskets of freshly picked produce. Sheep’s milk yogurt is sold here, alongside honey and wild boar meat. These farmers know where their food comes from, how it was sown and grown. Of course, farmers’ market prices will “surely always forever be beat” by supermarkets, but wedged within that price differential lie stirring exploits and a profound ...


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Google Earth new layer: local temperature data and global warming

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, In : Climate change 

Google Earth: how much has global warming raised temperatures near you?

Reproduced from the Guardian.

If you've ever wondered how much global warming has raised local temperatures in your area or elsewhere on the globe, the 
University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit (UEA CRU) has just released a new interactive Google Earth layer that will let you answer this question with ease. UEA CRU is one of the scientific organizations that compile temperature data from around the world. Their tem...


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