# Climate

## August 18, 2021

First look at the IPCC climate report

An interesting article [1] examining the recent IPCC [2] report on climate change, highlighting six of the most important takeaways from this. The full report is at [3] while I have set up a discussion on discourse at [4]

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## August 16, 2021

Novel food solutions for a more sustainable future – CNA

Interesting article from Channel News Asia (CNA) on sustainable food production.  As climate change and disasters jeopardise food security, could the switch to alternative proteins be the solution to the region’s need for a sustainable food ecosystem? Money Mind reports. 

Looks like some good innovation here. This was posted by GreenPeace [1] to Mastodon. The article [2] is worth reading so I am not going to try and paraphrase and sum up here as the message could end up getting lost that way. If you are not sure what Jackfruit are, I have also included a link to a BBC Food page on this [3].

I wasn't however aware that rice production was being affected by climate change. This really isn't good given how widespread rice is, for so many in Asia.

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## March 2, 2021

Climate change threatens European forests

Interesting article posted to the Fediverse by the Science Daily bot.

So trees are essential for several things including CO2 reduction, so we are chopping down trees and also pumping more CO2 in to the atmosphere, which is causing climate change, which in turn is also causing trees to die.

One way to sow the seeds of our own destruction. Once Humans are gone, I think the Earth will recover, probably quite quickly.

We have seen evidence of how wildlife takes back control, during the first lock down in March –> May 2020, with no cars or people around, villages had animals take over. See BBC news link below.

Well worth reading the article, for a picture of what is happening.

Citation information:

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft. “Climate change threatens European forests: Well over half of Europe's forests are potentially at risk from windthrow, forest fire and insect attacks.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 1 March 2021. .

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## December 30, 2020

Hackers Against Climate Change

Another interesting climate group on the Fediverse.

“Hackers Against Climate Change” originated as a series of self-organized sessions at 35c3. Since then we have worked with other climate activist groups, supplying them with technical knowledge, as well as trying to raise awareness for the current climate crisis in the hacker community.


## March 3, 2020

Peat Bogs under threat

Plan to drain Congo peat bog for oil could release vast amount of carbon

The guardian newspaper had an article on this. This could make another STEM topic discussion point. Protecting the environment is important and we can't neglect issues such as this by concentrating on our carbon footprint.

If we drive a car, we can work out the Carbon footprint from how much fuel we burn, but does this calculation include how much Carbon is released if it is released during the extraction process, such as what is mentioned in the article.

With all the talk on Carbon footprints, why don't we also focus on how much Nitrogen Oxides and other particulates. are released by cars?

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## February 26, 2020

Bristol Climate Strike

Bristol Youth Strike 4 Climate with Greta Thunberg

Sharing this to support the movement. Wake up people this will carry on until we start to see real change.

Location : Bristol Date 28th Feb 2020

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