Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Voices of Sustainability Experts across the World

After the positive feedback of the previous post, time for a reality check.  A selection of tweets from the Sustainability experts that shows how close we are to the climate tipping point:
  • Gil Friend : Humans have used up Earth's one year's supply of resources in just 8 months. (source)
  • Sunita Narain : Lavasa Corporation is rushing to complete its township in Western Ghats. No one knows if the promoter is complying with conditions on which it was allowed to resume work. (source)
  • Gil Friend : A leaked copy of the draft Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's 2013 Summary for Policymakers report states----95 percent certain—that humans are behind much of the global warming seen over the last six decades + global warming is going to be irreversibility, of scale…and, of direness. (source)
  • Susan McPherson : Tourism is main source of foreign exchange, employment and cash for many. On the other hand mass tourism is unsustainable leading to adverse effects on the environment. (source)
  • Julie Urlaub : Environmental pressure and extreme weather are leading to a 20-40% rse in food prices in near future. Be ready to shell out much more for grocery bills. (source)
  • Bill Mckibben  : 341st consecutive month with global temperatures warmer than the 20th century average. There are extraordinary heat waves in Russia’s Arctic region and in eastern China. Article also states the weather disasters in July. (source)
  • Bill Mckibben :  Big Wildfire a new normal with climate change. The massive fire in California is the 7th largest fire in state history, and largest fire on record in the California Sierra Mountains. The state experienced a driest year that led to the fire. Thanks to "Climate Change". (source)
  • Julie Urlaub : The extreme weather like drought, heavy rains and heat is expected to bring more mosquitoes. Thanks to climate change, our nights and even days have become itchy. (source)

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting - makes one realize the importance of addressing sustainability issues ASAP - thanks for sharing