New plant-focused diet would ‘transform’ planet’s future, say scientists

“Ethical Markets welcomes this well-documented, full report for the Lancet Commissions “Food in the Anthropocene: The EAT-Lancet Commission on healthy diets  from sustainable food systems“, (Jan 16, 2019), accessible from this article in The Guardian. I studied the entire 47-page report, with its hundreds of footnotes, since this subject was …

Global Current Issues and Trends: January 2019

Global Current Issues and Trends: January 2019 As the US government shutdown continues and the Democrats take over in Congress, December’s 312,000 new jobs shows the 2018 economy sustaining the policy turmoils in Washington.   After revisions, gains in October and November were 58,000 more than previously reported and the average job …

Bioenergy crops could be as bad for biodiversity as climate change

Bioenergy crops could be as bad for biodiversity as climate change https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181210165106.htm   A large scale expansion in bioenergy crop production could be just as detrimental to biodiversity as climate change itself, according to new research.

Agreement in Poland Advances Climate Action—But Not Enough, EESI

“Ethical Markets joins EESI and the global consensus on reducing CO2 emissions and shifting to cleaner, greener, knowledge-richer circular economies worldwide, as we also reported in our annual Green Transition Scoreboard 2018: “Capturing CO2 While Improving Human Nutrition & Health” (now a free download at www.ethicalmarkets.com with our companion TV show …

ScienceDaily: Top Earth Systems Science News

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News A damming trend Snow over Antarctica buffered sea level rise during last century A damming trend Posted: 15 Dec 2018 11:13 AM PST Hundreds of dams are being proposed for Mekong River basin in Southeast Asia. The negative social and environmental consequences — affecting everything from …

CLARA Full Report” Missing Pathways to 1.5 C “

“Ethical Markets highly recommends this ground-breaking report on how to reform human land-use practices and our unsustainable food system to best achieve climate stability and more equitable societies. This report confirms much of our own research in our annual GREEN TRANSITION SCOREBOARD® reports since 2009. Our current 2018 report: “Capturing …

WRI Digest: COP24 | How to Feed the World | CO2 Rising | Yellow Vests

“Ethical Markets welcomes this innovative, systemic report on how to reform our planetary food system for the future. However, it still misses the lowest-hanging fruit, on which we report in our annual Green Transition Scoreboard, 2018 : ‘CAPTURING CO2 WHILE IMPROVING HUMAN NUTRITION & HEALTH’, which includes most of WRI’s …