Climate Change -  Ecological Footprint 


*How fast are the oceans warming? The fairly steady rise in OHC shows that the planet is clearly warming. The prospects for much higher OHC, sea level, and sea-surface temperatures should be of concern given the abundant evidence of effects on storms, hurricanes, and the hydrological cycle, including extreme precipitation events . The need to slow or stop the rates of climate change and prepare for the expected impacts is increasingly evident.

https://science.sciencemag.org/content/363/6423/128


Healthy Diets From Sustainable Food Systems

"Transformation to healthy diets by 2050 will require substantial dietary shifts. Global consumption of fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes will have to double, and consumption of foods such as red meat and sugar will have to be reduced by more than 50%. A diet rich in plant-based foods and with fewer animal source foods confers both improved health and environmental benefits." Prof. Walter Willett , MD Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

" Global food production threatens climate stability and ecosystem resilience. It constitutes the single largest driver of environmental degradation and transgression of planetary boundaries. Taken together the outcome is dire. A radical transformation of the global food system is urgently needed. Without action, the world risks failing to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement ", Prof. Johan Rockström PhD Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research & Stockholm Resilience Centre

https://eatforum.org/content/uploads/2019/01/EAT-Lancet_Commission_Summary_Report.pdf


* Life on Earth is Dying. Thousands of Species Cease to Exist. Homo Sapiens is the Cause

https://www.globalresearch.ca/life-on-earth-is-dying-thousands-of-species-cease-to-exist/5561829


* Avoiding meat and dairy is 'single biggest way' to reduce your impact on Earth

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/may/31/avoiding-meat-and-dairy-is-single-biggest-way-to-reduce-your-impact-on-earth?CMP=share_btn_fb


* Climate change: Which vegan milk is best?

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46654042?fbclid=IwAR2EVP7c3mK_Lzbcu66qVoQdPKMNq8vE0KQGfZqz4fxjvO2SS3M1dEyHGx8


* Oxford study "Reducing food's environmental impacts through producers and consumers" (Authors: J. Poore, T. Nemecek": Most strikingly, impacts of the lowest-impact animal products typically exceed those of vegetable substitutes, providing new evidence for the importance of dietary change. Communicating average product impacts to consumers enables dietary change and should be pursued. Though dietary change is realistic for any individual, widespread behavioral change will be hard to achieve in the narrow timeframe remaining to limit global warming and prevent further, irreversible biodiversity loss."

https://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:b0b53649-5e93-4415-bf07-6b0b1227172f/download_file?safe_filename=Reducing_foods_environment_impacts_Science%2B360%2B6392%2B987%2B-%2BAccepted%2BManuscript.pdf&file_format=application%2Fpdf&type_of_work=Journal+article


* Mammals cannot evolve fast enough to escape current extinction crisis

https://m.phys.org/news/2018-10-mammals-evolve-fast-current-extinction.html?fbclid=IwAR0lcTvgWoEMfU4wWAXSbG_eAVbLn9rU8PF3ZhYUhlQ5Qyy3EVLuQRiQ3is


* Feeding 10 billion people by 2050 within planetary limits may be achievable

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/src-f1b100518.php


* UN Says Climate Genocide Is Coming. It's Actually Worse Than That.

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/10/un-says-climate-genocide-coming-but-its-worse-than-that.html?fbclid=IwAR1A9Z0X-X1tr5if3PKtTNpfeC3VqZqyvDlpf2tEXpaIQ82fuukrfR2BK7E#comments


*Tackling the world's most urgent problem: meat

https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/story/tackling-worlds-most-urgent-problem-meat