Record-Breaking Climate Change

While we see all sorts of debates about whether or not climate change is real, what the cause is, or what the outcomes might be, here’s a blog that’s longer, but with detail and with a solid scientifically-accurate base of information.

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Climate breaks multiple records

in 2016, with global impacts.

 

21 March 2017

World Meteorological Organization

 

Extreme and unusual trends continue in 2017

The year 2016 made history, with a record global temperature, exceptionally low sea ice, and unabated sea level rise and ocean heat, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).… Keep reading

Healthy Soil

While mainstream media focuses on energy, the biggest issue in sustainability, unquestionably, is food. Here are some excellent findings about what’s really needed to feed our world.  While the article and research look at farms run by full-time farmers, you can scale the information down to your own home garden, as well.

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Healthy soil is the real key

to feeding the world

 

April 3, 2017

The Conversation

David R. Montgomery

 

One of the biggest modern myths about agriculture is that organic farming is inherently sustainable.… Keep reading

Hearing Loss

As “Sustainable Living” includes quality-of-life experience, hearing loss becomes directly relevant. As my father began losing his hearing, his “world” closed in. Eventually, his desire to continue was gone, and he passed away … with no other physical ailments.  Here are some new treatments that may help us maintain a higher quality-of-life experience.

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Drug treatment could

combat hearing loss

 

Researchers discover a drug combination that

can regenerate hair cells in the inner ear.

Keep reading

21st Century Challenges

MIT’s Technology Review just completed a survey of 50 experts about challenges they see in this century. The result was over 9,000 words; I try to keep blogs to 1,000. I culled interviews based on what seemed most relevant to sustainability, and tightened some copy without losing content. It’s long, but less than half the original, and with some profound thoughts.

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50 grand challenges

for the 21st Century

We asked experts from the world of science and technology

to describe the societal challenges that they think

matter in 2017 and beyond.Keep reading

The Happiest Kids

Here’s a look at why some countries have happier kids – which is the foundation for happier adults, and a more fulfilling life experience.

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Dutch kids aren’t stressed out: What Americans can learn from how the Netherlands raises children

 UNICEF rated Dutch children the happiest in the world,

and American kids aren’t even in the top 25. Here’s why.

 

Rina Mae Acosta and Michele Hutchison

Sunday, Mar 26, 2017

 

Two toddlers have just chased each other to the top of a jungle gym while their mothers are lost in conversation on a nearby park bench.… Keep reading