Greening The Global Food System

“This video recording of the expert seminar at Arizona State University(ASU), March 5, 2020, was convened to discuss halophyte plants worldwide and their wider adoption for many purposes:   1.) to expand the human food system from its perilous reliance on the planet’s dwindling 3% of freshwater; 2.) opportunities for …

Giant A-68 iceberg three years on

Giant A-68 iceberg three years on 10-07-2020 12:00 PM CEST The colossus iceberg that split from Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf on 12 July 2017 is now in the open waters of the South Atlantic near the South Orkney Islands, about 1050 km from its birthplace. Having lost two chunks …

Take part in citizen science for food security

Take part in citizen science for food security 26-06-2020 09:00 AM CEST The International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA) and ESA, in partnership with the Wilson Center, the Earth Day Network and the US State Department, are giving citizens the opportunity to get involved in one of the world’s …

Out of the ashes, a new world-By Walt Patterson

A solar farm at the Colle des Mees, in Provence. We humans base our activities on the stories we tell ourselves. The story we have related for the past century has seen humanity slide into ever deeper trouble. We have created a world of acute inequality, where the opulence of …

Science for Environment Policy – Issue 543

      Visualising climate change effects on global cities: by 2050 Madrid’s climate may be like Marrakech’s Tackling climate change requires global behaviour change across all sectors of society. Many people, however, struggle to visualise how climate change will impact daily life — something that is key to motivating …

Heron Farms grows Salicornia and sources to local chefs

Sam Norton grows Salicornia at Heron Farms, the world’s first indoor saltwater farm located in Charleston. You might expect Sam Norton’s lab at the College of Charleston to be filled with tasty samples of Salicornia, the edible plant that’s the subject of both his master’s thesis and his various business …

TFF PressInfo #575: The elephant in the room…

              Lund, Sweden – May 25, 2020   In the infinite room of peace stands the elephant of militarism. Most researchers, decision-makers, media people and – well, most of humanity – pretend they just don’t see it. That elephant has nuclear weapons, costs about …

The Light at the End – Dr. Nafeez Ahmed

“Ethical Markets highly recommends this article by Dr. Nafeez Ahmed “Light at the End“, a systems focus on the deeper meaning of the global pandemic and the role of viruses in human evolution.  Very few evolutionary thinkers understand so deeply the “Systemic Adaptive Cycle” frameworks developed by C.S “Buzz” Hollings (whom …