[GWSG] TV climate series; cool streams; 10 champions; a cheating vegan; crisis not reported; regrowing the prairie

Tilley, Al atilley at unf.edu
Sat Aug 13 10:15:23 EDT 2016

1.  On Oct. 30 the National Geographic channel will premiere this year's continuation of the worthy series on climate, Years of Living Dangerously.  https://climatecrocks.com/2016/08/11/new-years-of-living-dangerously-season-expands-reach-on-murdoch-owned-natgeo/

2.  Mountain streams are warming much more slowly than expected, raising hopes for the chances to preserve sensitive species of fish and amphibians.  https://news.mongabay.com/2016/08/mountain-streams-in-the-u-s-show-surprising-resilience-to-climate-change/

3.  President Obama has recognized ten Champions of Change for Climate Equity.  In their brief presentations we learn of community organizations to help people and businesses find ways to cope sustainably with the conditions which confront us.  https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2016/08/12/finding-equitable-solutions-climate-change-0

4.  George Monbiot has become a kind of cheating vegan who still eats a bit of meat and dairy.  He explains why.  https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/aug/09/vegan-corrupt-food-system-meat-dairy  Guardian readers weigh in with objections.   https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/aug/12/veganisms-place-in-the-climate-change-debate

5.  Last week Monbiot observed that the climate crisis is already here but has been ignored, for the most part, by the media.  The Democratic platform (and the Paris agreement, along with other hopeful signs) show that we have some informed political will for change, and his personal dietary change, along with the actions of the people in item 3, are signs of a general determination for significant action on the personal level.  https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/aug/03/climate-crisis-media-relegates-greatest-challenge-hurtle-us-collapse-planet

6.   STRIPS, a program to promote combining cultured prairie habitat with crop production, enrolled 120 farmers and 400 acres this year in Iowa.  Prairies produce drought-resistant and rich soil without artificial fertilizers, and hold the topsoil which Iowa and other former prairie states now lose.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/iowa-farmers-ripped-out-prairie-now-some-hope-it-can-save-them/2016/08/07/1ff747a2-5274-11e6-88eb-7dda4e2f2aec_story.html  ?

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