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by Kim O'Hara
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Earth Overshoot Day
Replies: 0
Views: 19

Earth Overshoot Day

This awareness-raising action has been running for a few years now. Overshoot day this year is July 29. Earth Overshoot Day 2019 Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources (fish and forests, for instance) and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can reg...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Pledged to prevent all discriminaitons.
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: Pledged to prevent all discriminaitons.

Surprisingly I found a organisation dedicated to this mission in Sri Lanka. Perhaps not surprisingly. What we need is this message to be international. https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/paths-to-peace/13311/3 Hi, Sarath, I followed your link to the thread on Sutta Central. The link I found there...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: The War on Plastic
Replies: 64
Views: 4995

Re: The War on Plastic

California is about to act - if the plastics lobby doesn't kill the legislation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMySJeh2QgE California just introduced a revolutionary bill that could make non-recyclable plastic a thing of the past. The plastic industry is ramping up to shut this bill down. Show you...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate science and statistics - omnibus thread
Replies: 120
Views: 12564

Re: Climate science and statistics - omnibus thread

Washington's turn for an extreme weather event. I hope they learn from it. Flooding Disrupts DC as Capital Receives Month’s Rain in 1 Hour The Washington, DC region received a month's worth of rain in one hour Monday, leading to the most severe flooding in the area in recent years, The Washington Po...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: The War on Plastic
Replies: 64
Views: 4995

Re: The War on Plastic

Whose fault is it?




:coffee:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Nuclear Energy
Replies: 18
Views: 335

Re: Nuclear Energy

... Analysis: http://environmentalprogress.org/big-news/2018/9/11/california-and-germany-decarbonization-with-alternative-energy-investments https://twitter.com/ShellenbergerMD/status/1147462625896349696 and ...In 2017, Germany generated 37 percent of its electricity from non-carbon sources. France...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate change mitigation and adaptation - omnibus thread
Replies: 115
Views: 11062

Re: Climate change mitigation and adaptation - omnibus thread

Coal is dead. It is just taking a while to fall over. Second struggling Chinese coal plant files for bankruptcy Reuters: Datang Group, one of China’s biggest power generators, said a subsidiary in northwestern Gansu province that operates a coal-fired power station has applied for bankruptcy and liq...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate change mitigation and adaptation - omnibus thread
Replies: 115
Views: 11062

Re: Climate change mitigation and adaptation - omnibus thread

Climate crisis disasters are happening at the rate of one a week , though most draw little international attention and work is urgently needed to prepare developing countries for the profound impacts, the UN has warned. Catastrophes such as cyclones Idai and Kenneth in Mozambique and the drought af...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate science and statistics - omnibus thread
Replies: 120
Views: 12564

Re: Climate science and statistics - omnibus thread

What climate scientists are talking about - statistics, event attribution, better modelling of regional climates ... The International Meeting on Statistical Climatology “The weather forecast looks sunny and particularly hot from Sunday to Friday, with afternoon temperatures above 30°C every day, an...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Nuclear Energy
Replies: 18
Views: 335

Re: Nuclear Energy

Yes, well technology is a bit unpredictable. Who would have thought, after WWII, the impact that the technology developed there would have? For example, magnetrons developed for Radar being used in microwave ovens, and the development of NMR and eventually MRI, which was possible because of microwa...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Nuclear Energy
Replies: 18
Views: 335

Re: Nuclear Energy

It ignores the politics altogether, and the waste disposal problem, to focus on how much recoverable uranium there might be, globally, and the relationship between power plants and fuel for them. It finds that there are no credible projections, even from industry groups, for a significant contribut...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate change mitigation and adaptation - omnibus thread
Replies: 115
Views: 11062

Re: Climate change mitigation and adaptation - omnibus thread

Meanwhile in Singapore - Singapore plans huge 50MW floating solar project Singapore’s national water agency will work with Norwegian technical consultancy DNV GL to develop what will be one of the largest single floting solar systems in the world – a 50MW project planned for the Tengeh Reservoir in ...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Nuclear Energy
Replies: 18
Views: 335

Re: Nuclear Energy

There's also a completely separate argument against the idea that nuclear power will somehow get us out of the emissions trap, and it is that there is simply no practical possibility whatsoever that nuclear power generation can ever be ramped up to the point at which it contributes more than a few p...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Nuclear Energy
Replies: 18
Views: 335

Re: Energy Sources Compared to Nuclear: life-cycle emissions

Average life-cycle Green House Gas emissions per kWh Electricity Produced for different generation technologies https://www.world-nuclear.org/getmedia/5b0f09b5-99d4-472b-9e8b-ae27130072d1/average-lifecycle-greenhouse-gas-emissions.png.aspx Emmissions are reported in CO2 equivalents. Except for coal...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Beyond Meat
Replies: 15
Views: 619

Re: Beyond Meat

The founder of Beyond Meat, the plant-based-meat company that recently went public, on a future without eating animals
:reading: https://time.com/5601980/beyond-meat-ce ... interview/

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: General Engaged Buddhism discussion
Topic: Ecodharma workshops in Europe
Replies: 0
Views: 45

Ecodharma workshops in Europe

This group is new to me. It's too far from home to be useful to me but European members may be able to get involved. The Eco-Dharma Centre is situated in a beautiful and wild part of the Catalan Pyrenees. We offer courses, events and retreats which support the realisation of our human potential and ...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate science and statistics - omnibus thread
Replies: 120
Views: 12564

Re: Climate science and statistics - omnibus thread

This is extreme weather which (as I've been saying for a few year now) is the really attention-grabbing aspect of climate change. Europe braces for 40 degree temperatures as forecasters warn of 'unprecedented' heatwave ...Spain’s meteorological agency Aemet issued a “yellow alert” for severe weathe...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: The War on Plastic
Replies: 64
Views: 4995

Re: The War on Plastic

Here's an Aussie campaign with useful ideas for people everywhere - https://www.wwf.org.au/get-involved/pla ... o-to-waste. Check out all the info and find some handy tips to help you move away from single-use plastics.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Nuclear Energy
Replies: 18
Views: 335

Re: Nuclear Energy

Do not know about affecting global warming, but using micro reactors will save a lot of money, birds, ocean and land from ugly, inefficient solar & wind farms: https://www.energy.gov/ne/articles/big-potential-nuclear-micro-reactors The author of that piece is Edward McGinnis serves as the Principal...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: General Engaged Buddhism discussion
Topic: Engaged Buddhism, Revolution, and Climate Change
Replies: 16
Views: 312

Re: Engaged Buddhism, Revolution, and Climate Change

But climate change is no more a "scientific idea" than the fact that a car heading towards you will squash you unless you get out of its way. It is an observed fat. It is not as obvious to the senses as the car, which is why it took scientific study to notice it, but it is something which is happen...