Global Warming Projections

The theoretical global warming projections are now being compared to reality measurements, which really can’t be readily contested. Here’s a summary, followed by some suggestions about what each of us can actually do to improve the situation.

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Global Warming’s Worst-Case Projections Look Increasingly Likely

A new study based on satellite observations finds that temperatures could rise nearly 5 °C by the end of the century.

 

by James Temple

MIT Technology Review

December 6, 2017

 

Global warming’s worst-case projections look increasingly likely, according to a new study that tested the predictive power of climate models against observations of how the atmosphere is actually behaving.… Keep reading

Sense of Community

Here are some excerpts from “The Wisdom of the Native Americans,” by    Kent Nerburn, that relate to the development of a sense of community – which is seen as increasingly crucial during difficult times or when feelings of fear are more pervasive.  While the quotes come from a different culture and an earlier time in our country, the underlying principles are still quite relevant – especially to sustainable living.  I’ve cited the page numbers, and will add a few comments afterwards.… Keep reading

Changes coming from electric car adoption

Here’s a nicely detailed article about changes that will be coming due to the adoption of electric cars. If you don’t drive one now, some of the changes predicted may seem far-fetched.  I drive one, and those changes seem very reasonable and accurate.  In a world filled with worries and fears, this is an excellent positive trend that most people will be adopting very soon.

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Charting The Changes Electric Car Adoption Will Bring

 

Published on September 18th, 2017 by Guest Contributor

First published on CleanTechnica

 

The electric car revolution continues to gain momentum, just as autonomous features are becoming mainstream.… Keep reading

Sustainable Attitude

Here are excerpts from this book about Native Americans that relate to the overriding frame of mind that truly helps foster Sustainable Living. I’ll add a few comments afterwards.

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The

Wisdom

of the

Native Americans

                                                                                              Kent Nerburn

 

(P.x) But they (the inhabitants of this land) shared in common a belief that the earth is a spiritual presence that must be honored, not mastered.  Unfortunately, western Europeans who came to these shores had a contrary belief. … Keep reading

Compassion

Here’s a research report that lies at the heart of true “sustainable living.” It reflects the “in community” comments I’ve heard from many of the residents in our Garden Atriums Sustainable Community.

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The Neuroscience

of Compassion

 

Azriel ReShel

August 30th, 2017

Uplift

 

Unlocking the Magic of Compassion

A recent flood near where I live put many people’s homes and businesses under three metres of water. The natural disaster left the community devastated, and left me scratching my head at the judgement that came from some people towards the victims of the flood.… Keep reading