Fertilizer destroys plant microbiome’s ability to protect against disease: Healthy microbiomes on plant leaves protect against pathogens, though not on fertilized plants

“Yet another reason to shift investments toward saltwater agriculture and halophyte plants that don’t need fertilizers or pesticides, as we report in our annual Green Transition Scoreboard 2018  (now a free download at www.ethicalmarkets.com Hazel Henderson, Editor“   Fertilizer destroys plant microbiome’s ability to protect against disease: Healthy microbiomes on …

The world is losing the war against climate change

“Ethical Markets is encouraged to see THE ECONOMIST facing up to climate change issues, but we don’t yet see their editorial board expanding its models of traditional economic theory or finance.  The lowest-hanging fruit for direct CO2 capture is in shifting over-investment in freshwater agriculture on which our food now …

Hundreds are dying from ignorance of rising heatwave risks

August 2018 Hundreds are dying from ignorance of rising heatwave risks Evidence that many people die during heatwave conditions in the UK are highlighted in this commentary by Bob Ward. He goes on to argue that many of these deaths could be prevented if the flow of information to the public …

HOW TO LOSE AN EARTH IN 10 YEARS

Other News Information that Markets Eliminate By Shannon Osaka – Grist The New York Times and the super-wicked problem of climate change This weekend, the New York Times’ print subscribers will get something kind of crazy in the mail: A 66-page magazine with only a single article — and it’s …

Climate change is supercharging a hot and dangerous summer

Climate change is supercharging a hot and dangerous summer by Joel Achenbach and Angela Fritz Washington Post, July 26 at 6:49 PM Tornadoes, floods, fires and more: Here are five crazy weather events from around the world since May 2018. (Allie Caren/The Washington Post) by Joel Achenbach and Angela Fritz …

“How To Smash Bias in Human-Trained Machine Intelligence “NATURE Feature

“Ethical Markets highlights the article on biases in current algorithms  and how to make them fair (scroll down to  Features  & Opinion). The authors  still use in their title the misnomer AI for “artificial intelligence“.  This misnomer needs to be corrected to  reflect the actual reality as HTMI (human-trained machine …

Business vs. Nature Isn’t Working

“Ethical Markets recommends this deep dive into the work of our partner Biomimicry 3.8. I am also an early investor in this wonderful consulting company, and we co-developed the financial tool “Principles of Ethical Biomimicry Finance“ a turnkey knowledge system available for licensing to asset managers wanting to learn this …

Grasslands more reliable carbon sink than trees: In wildfire-prone California, grasslands a less vulnerable carbon offset than forests

‘This research comports with Ethical Markets findings in our Green Transition Scoreboard 2018 “CAPTURING CO2 WHILE IMPROVING HUMAN NUTRITION & HEALTH” now a free download at www.ethiclmarkets.com ~Hazel Henderson, Editor“ Grasslands more reliable carbon sink than trees: In wildfire-prone California, grasslands a less vulnerable carbon offset than forests https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180709202909.htm   …

A Thai Cave and the Positive Power of Globalism |

“Ethical Markets agrees with Stephan Richter, editor of The Globalist in highlighting the good news of globalization we saw with the inspiring  solidarity of the global diving experts and their amazing bravery, as well as the deep humanitarian interest around the world for the 12 boys and their coach. As …

China’s emissions reversal cause for ‘cautious optimism’ says study

China’s emissions reversal cause for ‘cautious optimism’ says study https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180702111154.htm   The decline in China’s carbon emissions is likely to be sustained if changes to the country’s industrial structure and energy efficiency continue, according to new research.