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ECO EVOLUTION TODAY - curated by Al Cannistra. A brief look into ecological and evolutionary dynamics, often the subject of opinionated debate. #SanAntonioONE    #ECOEvolutionToday   #AlCannistra
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We're taking coronavirus seriously. What if we did that with climate change?

We're taking coronavirus seriously. What if we did that with climate change? | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
One of the biggest problems facing all life on Earth right now is human-caused climate change, but there's a problem in how we relate to it: The scale and tempo are different from the human one.
Al Cannistra's insight:

"The bigger the animal, the slower the tempo of the heart,"

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New report catalogs growing climate risks

New report catalogs growing climate risks | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
From “wet bulb” heat waves that create deadly humidity to cascading economic effects of sea level rise, a new report catalogs some of the unanticipated consequences of runaway global warming.
Al Cannistra's insight:

eerie prediction…

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11K Scientists: Please Panic, Climate Change Will Kill Us All

11K Scientists: Please Panic, Climate Change Will Kill Us All | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
More than 11,000 scientists in 153 nations have endorsed a newly published statement on climate change — and it does not contain much good news.
Al Cannistra's insight:

panic or no?  your thoughts?

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Is 'global warming' the right term to use?

Is 'global warming' the right term to use? | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Instead of 'climate change' or 'global warming,
Al Cannistra's insight:

Instead of 'climate change' or 'global warming, it needs another name?  So it is all about marketing?

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Wonder how they will one day "market" a BIG asteroid on a collision with planet earth? I suppose get outta Dodge won't do it.

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Mystery of why the bottom of the Pacific Ocean is getting colder might finally be solved

The bottom of the Pacific Ocean is actually cooling down. How is this possible? The answer is proof that Earth's systems operate on long timescales.
Al Cannistra's insight:

so many mysteries  remain - and then time to step off planet...

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Ghostly ruins of ancient basilica discovered beneath Turkish lake

Ghostly ruins of ancient basilica discovered beneath Turkish lake | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
The 1,600-year-old church beneath Turkey's Lake Iznik may also contain the ruins of a pagan temple.
Al Cannistra's insight:

who knows what the inhabitants of planet earth will discover 1500 years from now.....  rising waters will - - 

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How weather has changed the world

How weather has changed the world | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Storms, floods, drought, climate change – all of these have an effect on our natural wonders and often cause permanent destruction and change. Here are just a few examples of how the weather has changed the world and where we travel.
Al Cannistra's insight:

some of the photos and details are shocking....

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11 species threatened by climate change

11 species threatened by climate change | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
As the world warms, many plants and animals are struggling to adapt
Al Cannistra's insight:

do we want to lose any of them?

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Half the world's beaches could be gone by the end of this century

Half the world's beaches could be gone by the end of this century | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Scientists call for quick action to save beaches from climate change. Beaches offer protection from extreme weather events.
Al Cannistra's insight:

no more beach vacations?

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Research: Climate Change Is Indeed Making Wildfires Worse

Research: Climate Change Is Indeed Making Wildfires Worse | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
A team of researchers confirmed that climate change is indeed making wildfires worse after analyzing 57 peer-reviewed papers published since 2013.
Al Cannistra's insight:

caused by humanity - or natural?

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Ethiopia plants 350 million trees in one day

Ethiopia plants 350 million trees in one day | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
To fight climate change and deforestation, Ethiopia is turning to trees in a big way.
Al Cannistra's insight:

The country is aiming for 4 billion by October....

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Is the fight against ocean plastic a distraction?

Is the fight against ocean plastic a distraction? | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
The ocean is heating up, acidifying, and rising. Should we spend our energy on that and not straws–or does any attention on the ocean help spread awareness?
Al Cannistra's insight:

"Houston, we have a problem" - and it is all over the damn planet....

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Snow blankets Arizona desert, creating otherworldly scenes

Snow blankets Arizona desert, creating otherworldly scenes | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Deserts already have an otherworldly quality to them, so adding snow just enhances their verve.
Al Cannistra's insight:

interesting landscape - climate change?

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Bugs are getting hungrier and hungrier

Bugs are getting hungrier and hungrier | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
As climate change makes insects hungrier, they're taking a bigger bite out the world's food supply.
Al Cannistra's insight:

as the world turns.....   toward a population of 10 Billion, survival will face many challenges - like climate, bugs and food -all high on the list...   maybe Stephen Hawking was right - we need to get off planet....

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Powerful images from global climate rallies will make you want to take to the streets

Powerful images from global climate rallies will make you want to take to the streets | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
People around the world have gathered to send their leaders a clear message: The time to act on climate change is now.
Al Cannistra's insight:

not just a United Stats thing....

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