Incredible video on how small changes in animal population change the very landscape; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysa5OBhXz-Q Food Waste http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/globalfoodsecurity/ ———————————– ———————————-
Tackling food waste: The EU’s contribution to a global issue
Energy production and distribution must be one of the least sustainable of all human activities. Even without any further discoveries of gas, oil, or coal we are committed to global temperature increase of more than 2oC (http://www.accaglobal.com/content/dam/acca/global/PDF-technical/sustainability-reporting/tech-tp-ca.pdf). Such a temperature increase will have potentially devastating impacts on agriculture, transport, health and political stability. The search for non-carbon based sources of energy would be the number one factor. Funky dashboard which shows the amount of electricity currently being generated in the UK, and whether it is being produced from coal, gas, nuclear or wind power; http://www.gridwatch.templar.co.uk/ ==================================================================== Political The Yasuni case in Ecuador was interesting in that Ecuador requested financial compensation to not drill for oil in the Yasuni Reserve which is designated as one of the most bio-diverse places. unfortunately the rest of the international community unfortunately did not deliver. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yasuni_National_Park http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2066313/is_this_the_end_of_yasuni_national_park.html We need to have a more cohesive global approach to sustainability and climate change and not just focus on our own doorstep.