٢٠١٨،به عنوان گرم ترين سال اقيانوسها در جهان به ثبت رسيده است!بهترين شاخص براي افزايش دماي كره زمين افزايش دماي اقيانوسها مي باشد.كه اين امر ميتواند سبب طوفانهاي كشنده،از بين رفتن صخره هاي مرجاني،تغييرات سطح اقيانوسها و ...گردد.براي گرمايش جهاني چه چاره اي ميتوان انديشيد،،؟
The increase in warmer oceans can leads to major problems as it effects the sea level, Mass coral bleaching and intense storms around the world. The added heat resulted in a global mean sea level rise of 29.5 millimetres above the 1981-2010 average, remained at historic lows. The rise is sea levels are a high risk for coastal communities. They are more vulnerable to coastal erosion, storm surges, and saltwater intrusion of freshwater supplies.
Coral Reefs is also a victim from Ocean Warming with an up rise of mass Coral bleaching. Coral are very delicate, once the surface waters get too warm above their normal summer temperature, bleaching happens. This means that Coral dies. We lost about 50% of the corals on the Great Barrier Reef alone. Once vastly stretches of colourful reefs swarming with marine life are being reduced to lifeless ruins covered in seaweed or slime.
In 2018, warmer water fuelled numerous of major typhoons and hurricanes around the world. Super Typhoon Mangkut caused major damage to the Philippines and Hong Kong and Hurricanes Michael and Florence brought massive destruction and devastating floods to the US South East. Storms now have a lingering affect in coastal areas.
According to Zeke Hausfather, an energy and climate scientist at University of California Berkley. "The oceans are the best thermometer we have for the planet...We can really see global warming loud and clear in the ocean record.
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Lately, a team of Australian scientists have been working in remote locations in Antarctica, using helicopter as a means of transport, to understand how ‘untouched’ surface responds to human disturbances, including hundreds of footsteps over the same patch of ground - those sites will be sampled again later in 2019 to see how they recover.
Who’s up for bringing in January 2019 with a creative, nature project!!! Kokedama balls are so much fun & super easy to make. .
A few educators this week have seen the kokedama string balls that we made for one of our centres & are interested to give it a try. We’ve listed the process below. Please let us know how you go! SCROLL PHOTOS FOR STEPS.
These plants will refresh any space & kids can get involved in caring for them - soak the balls in water when the moss gets dry, then put back up when they stop dripping. .
KOKEDAMA BALLS /JAPANESE MOSS BALLS
How we made them:
- figure out what size you want to make the balls for the space & how many you want to make. - Get some small plants to suit the conditions of the space such as low light or small ferns. - we used a mixture of half peat moss & half bonsai soil. Add water until you can shape the mixture into a ball. - soak some sphagnum moss in water. - once you’ve got the soil mixture into a ball-like shape, you can either break in half to add the plant roots or dig a small hole in the ball & pop the plant in. Work the soil mixture into a ball shape again around the plant. - wring out excess water on the sphagnum moss & start adding around the ball. Suggest you hold the ball in one hand so you can use the other to add the moss. - once you’ve got some sort of 1st layer of moss, grab string (waxed string will last longer) & begin wrapping around the ball. Keep the start of the string hanging out while you wrap so you can tie the end to this. - Use the string to strengthen the shape of the ball. Fill in sphagnum moss over where dirt is still showing & tie string over this. - tie off the end string with the starting string. - if you want to hang this up, simply tie extra string to (secure) string on the ball.
HAPPY KOKEDAMA BALL MAKING 😁😁😁
Beauty like this is why I am so passionate about sustainable living 🌿
Despite a wider acceptance that climate change is real, the trajectory of greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise. If we make a change now, we will give the world and ourselves a fighting chance for survival.
If you’d like tips on how to make small changes that together can make a big difference, comment below or send me a DM 💚🌏💚🌏💚
Did you attend the seminar at the Coastal Science Center today? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. If you missed this one, there will be more every Thursday at 3 p.m. CSCC Room 300. #ExploreCoastal
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Biiiissssshhhhh I got a refresher on the history of Agriculture in the world and America and it was messy gross crazy
Y’all I don’t know if you know this but our food resources are in trouble babes. Even here, in the United States. We were asked in class, like, are you worried? This is a 100-level environmental studies class with kids from lots of different majors in it. And most of these guys seemed to think that we - our generation - gonna be fiiiiine. We don’t gotta worry about running out of FOOD.
Guys, I am here to tell you, in my opinion as a scientist, a biologist, a student of history, and a person of strong intuition and foresight - you should be worried about your food security. You should be thinking about sourcing your food locally, reliably, and sustainably. I use the word “sustainably” here not only to mean in a manner that is healthy for the environment, but literally in a way that is able to sustain us over time.
Your children will thank you.
A recently done study says the levels of yearly ice loss in Antarctica have increased by six times between the years 1979 and 2017. The rapid melting has caused sea levels to rise more than half an inch between then and will continue to rise as the ice melting increases. It’s important to know what our changing climate is doing across the globe!
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Did you know that Wind turbines can reduce carbon dioxide output by 125 million metric tons? EDF is working to fight for policy that will create not only more wind turbines, but less carbon emissions - creating a safer, healthier future.
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Day #1 in the lab!🔬 today I cleaned up all the samples retrieved from ONE double-crested cormorant nest 🐧 .
Swipe left and you’ll be able to see all the garbage found in a single nest! I have 49 left to go! Final goal: to find out whether cormorants can be considered ecological indicators of pollution levels from their surrounding environment. .
Stay tuned to my research progress updates!📚
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Día #1 en el laboratorio! 🔬 hoy estuve analizando las muestras que recogimos de UN nido de cormoranes! .
Desliza hacia la izquierda para que veas toda la basura que encontramos en un solo nido. Me quedan 49! La meta final es concluir si los cormoranes pueden considerarse indicadores ecológicos de los niveles de contaminación de su entorno natural.
Sigue mis historias para que veas cómo progresa mi investigación! 📚
For our first 2019 post, we'd like to go back to the reasons this huge project was launched!
There are about 3,800 lakes in NZ, but only 5% of them are being monitored at present. Monitoring started less than 20 years ago at most, so we know very little about the past state of our lakes before that time. And since a good number of them are pretty difficult to access, we don't even know the current state of these ones!! What kinds of changes happened at these lakes?
Were some lakes always eutrophic? Maybe yes! But if not, when did that happen? And how?
What are the invasive species introduced? Do they impact the native communities? And by the way, do earthquakes, oh, and climate change, have an impact on the health of our lakes?
And last but not least, resulting from all this new knowledge... Which lakes must we prioritise for conservation and / or restoration?
These are just a tiny glimpse of all the questions we have... for now...
Veganuary 2019 has officially reached record numbers with 250,000 sign ups. It has noted that 62% of participants overall remained vegan after the monthly challenge.
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Do You Eat Roots For Health? 🌱
Civilizations such as the Egyptians didn’t know everything, but they had extensive knowledge on plant medicine and other ways to heal (p.s they did have some methods I believe were completely ineffective and I don’t judge them, but I am curious to know their logic behind some of their procedures)