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Hottest five-year period on record is 2011-2015, says WMO

The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) announced today that 2015 is likely to top the charts as the hottest year in modern observations, with 2011-15 the hottest five-year period on record.

Resilience Roundup - Nov 27

A roundup of news, views and ideas from the main stream press and the blogosphere including: Global debt defaults near milestone | If ‘Life Must Go On,’ Say Groups, France Must Lift Ban on Climate Protests |The Idea of a Local Economy...

Becoming Pattern Literate

The word “pattern” takes us over a vast territory.

It's Too Late to "Save" the Climate, But Not Too Late to Save Ourselves

Yet another United Nations climate confab is about to commence, this time in Paris, France, where the tragic backdrop of terrorism, war, and a growing …

Drought Influenced Syrian Civil War; So What, Says U.S. Congress

This singular thought, that climate change can stir dangerous human conflict, is gaining salience across much of the world.

Permaculture, Climate and Survival 2  

This is the second program from International Permaculture Convergence, in London.

Competing Visions of Sustainability: Scarcity or Abundance?

In this essay I explore how assumptions of nature’s Scarcity and Abundance underlie our visions of sustainability, and our prescriptions for action.

Genetically engineered salmon: What could possibly go wrong?

As U.S. regulators cleared genetically engineered salmon for sale in the United States last week, they opened the door to what many scientists already feel is inevitable: The escape and …

Despite Low Oil Prices, Renewable Power Gaining Traction, Energy Agencies Report — But Not Yet Fast Enough for the Climate

The shift away from coal and towards renewable sources of energy is slowly beginning to gain traction, two recently-released reports from American and …

The Whispering World of Plants: "The Wood Wide Web"

The notion that plants can "talk" to one another was, until relatively recently, dismissed as fantasy, but the reality of inter-plant …

Pale Tradescantia

There is a toxin here. The air or soil is harbouring a pollutant and the only indication is a cluster of flowers on the edge of an abandoned field.
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