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  2. May 2024
    1. Der Guardian nennt die Stimmung der meisten von der Zeitung zu ihren Zukunfterwartungen befragten IPCC-Klimawissenschaftlerinnen düster; viele sind deprimiert. Viele der Forschenden, die die Zeitung als die am besten über die Zukunft Informierten bezeichnet, erwarten Hungersnöte, Massenmigration und Konflikte. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2024/may/08/hopeless-and-broken-why-the-worlds-top-climate-scientists-are-in-despair

  3. Apr 2024
  4. Mar 2024
    1. Interview mit dem Sea Shepherd-Leiter Peter Hammerstedt. Die industriell betriebene Fischerei ist ein Beispiel für die Erschöpfung der Ressourcen des Planeten aus Profitgier. Die Methoden von Sea Shepherd zeigen, dass radikaler Aktivismus wirksam ist. man er fährt in dem Interview unter anderem, dass das Mittelmeer nur noch 10% der ursprünglichen Fischbestände hat, und das für Nahrungsergänzungsmittel in arktischen Gewässern in einem Ausmaß Krill gefischt wird, das für die Biodiversität eine weitere Gefahr bedeutet.. https://www.derstandard.de/story/3000000210873/kapitaen-und-aktivist-wenn-sie-thunfisch-essen-beteiligen-sie-sich-am-toeten-der-haie

  5. Feb 2024
    1. Besprechung des illustrierten Buchs Wilding: How to Bring Wildlife Back – An Illustrated Guide über das Rewilding einer ehemaligen Milchproduktions-Farm in England durch Isabella Tree und ihnen Mann. Ein Ergebnis ist, dass der in Ruhe gelassene Boden nach etwa 20 Jahren allein so viel CO2 aufnimmt wie es sonst gepflanzte Bäume tun würden. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2024/feb/25/rewilding-climate-change-biodiversity-isabella-tree-nature-planet-farming

  6. Jan 2024
      • for: health, David Sinclair, longevity tips, adjacency - lifestyle choices - diet - climate crisis - biodiversity crisis

      • SUMMARY

        • The main tips for staying healthy from a lifetime of longevity research on this video.
      • adjacency between

        • lifestyle choices
      • personal diet
        • climate crisis
        • biodiversity crisis
      • adjacency statement:
        • Promoting this kind of diet and lifestyle can have enormous benefits on climate crisis as well.
        • One could write a paper about the crossover benefits to climate and biodiversity crisis.
  7. Dec 2023
    1. Eine neue französische Studie beschäftigt sich mit einer Folge des dramatischen Rückgangs der Insekt. Mangels bestäubender Insekten befruchten sich Pflanzen selbst. Dadurch werden die nächsten Generationen kleiner und liefern weniger Nektar. Es kommt zu einem Rückkopplungseffekt, weil so noch weniger Insekten überleben. In dem Interview mit der liberation erklärt der Biologe diesen Effekt als Beispiel für eine unkontrollierbare und nicht mehr zurücknehmbare, von Menschen ausgelöste Entwicklung. https://www.liberation.fr/environnement/biodiversite/pollinisation-et-disparition-des-insectes-nous-sommes-dans-une-spirale-incontrolable-20231221_CV6BZLN2WJANLN2A2EFUGCJLZI/

  8. Nov 2023
    1. In dem sogenannten Trilog-Verfahren haben sich Vertreter:innen des europäischen Parlaments und der europäischen Kommission auf eine endgültige Version des Nature Restoration Laws geeinigt, durch die bis 2030 20% der Land- und Wasserflächen der-unter Schutz gestellt bzw. wiederhergestellt werden sollen. Vor allem aufgrund des Einflusses der europäischen Volkspartei wurde die von der Kommission vorgelegte Version des Gesetzes stark verwässert. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/nov/10/eu-strikes-landmark-deal-nature-restoration-law

  9. Oct 2023
    1. We currently have a climate movement and a biodiversity movement. These are for the most part, two separate movements. As our understandings grow and spread of how important biodiversity is to climate, these two movements can merge and synergize.
      • for: key insight, climate movement, biodiversity movement, adjacency, adjacency - climate movement - biodiversity movement

      • key insight

        • We currently have
          • a climate movement and
          • a biodiversity movement.
        • These are for the most part, two separate movements.
        • As our understandings grow and spread of how important biodiversity is to climate,
          • these two movements can merge and synergize.
    2. In the Amazon and other regions under threat, destroying biodiversity will reduce the reservoir of apparently redundant of rare species. Among these may be those able to flourish and sustain the ecosystem when the next perturbation occurs
      • for: quote, quote - James Lovelock, quote - biodiversity loss, daisyworld
      • for: biodiversity regulated climate, adjacency, adjacency - biodiversity - climate
  10. Sep 2023
    1. A widely publicized study published last year by researchers at the University of Northern Arizona analyzed satellite images taken between 1985 and 2019. They show that large parts of the boreal forest have “browned” (i.e., died) in the south and greened with trees and shrubs in the north. If this shift, long hypothesized as a future outcome of warming, is already underway, the effects will be profound, transforming natural habitats, animal migration and human settlements.
      • for: climate departure, biodiversity loss, extinction
    1. Bei der COP15 für Biodiversität wurde eine globaler Fond für den Schutz der Biodiversität beschlossen. Er wurde jetzt bei einem Treffen der Global Environment Facility tatsächlich eingerichtet, ist aber unterfinanziert. Bisher haben nur Kanada und Großbritannien Zahlungen zugesagt. Ohne den Fond können die auf der COP15 beschlossenen Biodiversitäts-Ziele nicht erreicht werden. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/aug/29/developed-countries-contributions-global-nature-fund-canada-uk

  11. Aug 2023
    1. near-term forecasts of this event were good, albeit underestimating the magnitude of the maximum temperatures.
      • for: weather prediction, climate prediction, Pacific Northwest heatwave, comment, question, question - Pacific Northwest heatwave
      • paraphrase
        • near-term forecasts of this event were good, albeit underestimating the magnitude of the maximum temperatures.
      • comment
      • question
        • could appropriate measures have been in taken, our were the predicted temperature so far off that appropriate measures could not be recommended?
        • in particular, with the mass dieoff from the marine heatwave of an estimate billion marines organisms due to:
          • low tide,
          • high surface air temperature and
          • elevated ocean temperatures,
        • could interventions have been organized such as:
          • increasing dissolved oxygen levels in parts of the ocean dense with sea life or
          • soaking shellfish exposed to extreme sea surface temperature?
        • what are the future impacts in terms of biodiversity loss and extinction?
    2. An unprecedented heatwave occurred in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) from ~25 June to 2 July 2021, over lands colonially named British Columbia (BC) and Alberta (AB) in Canada, Washington (WA), and Oregon (OR) in the United States.
      • for climate change - impacts, climate departure, extinction, biodiversity loss, marine heat wave, ubc, Pacific Northwest heatwave
      • paraphrase
      • stats
        • An unprecedented heatwave occurred in the Pacific Northwest (PNW)
          • from ~25 June to 2 July 2021,
          • over lands colonially named
            • British Columbia (BC)
            • Alberta (AB) in Canada,
            • Washington (WA),
            • Oregon (OR) in the United States.
        • Near-surface air temperature anomalies reached up to 16–20 °C above normal over a wide region (Fig. 1),
          • with many locations breaking all-time maximum temperature records by more than 5 °C (Fig. 2a).
        • The Canadian national temperature record was broken 3 days in a row, at multiple locations,
          • with the highest temperature of 49.6 °C recorded in Lytton, BC, on 29 June (Figs. 1b),
          • 4.6 °C higher than the Canadian record prior to this event.
        • The new record temperature was reportedly the hottest worldwide temperature recorded north of 45° latitude,
          • and hotter than any recorded temperature in Europe or South America.
      • for: marine heat wave, fish dieoff, fish kill, extinction, climate departure, climate change - impacts
      • title: The unprecedented Pacific Northwest heatwave of June 2021
      • date: Feb. 9, 2023
    1. None of the 28 streams Cunningham and his colleagues studied hit summertime highs warmer than 25.9 C, the point where warming water can become lethal. But in four rivers, temperatures climbed past 20.3 C, the threshold where some have found juvenile coho stop growing.
      • for: climate change - impacts, extinction, biodiversity loss, fish kill, salmon dieoff, stats, stats - salmon, logging, human activity

      • paraphrase

      • stats

        • None of the 28 streams Cunningham and his colleagues studied hit summertime highs warmer than 25.9 C,
        • the point where warming water can become lethal.
        • But in four rivers, temperatures climbed past 20.3 C,
          • the threshold where some have found juvenile coho stop growing.
        • In some watersheds, deforestation rates climbed to 59 per cent.
      • comment

        • deforestation may be a contributing factor but there are also other variables like changes in glacial melt water
  12. Jul 2023
    1. Systematische Bestandsaufnahme der CO2-Emissionen durch Schleppnetze. Sie sind größer als die Emissionen Deutschland oder des Luftverkehrs. Veröffentlichen in Nature im Vorfeld der Biodiversitätskonferenz in China, Verweis auf ein paralleles Projekt zu terrestrischen Systemen.

    1. My overall objective in this paper is to
      • My overall objective in this paper is to
        • unite the sciences of ecology and evolution
        • with the spiritual practice of Zen
          • in order to inspire actions to address the extinction crisis that we are currently facing.
        • I do this by addressing the following three points:
          • Zen and science are both based upon empirical observations of the world.
          • Zen and science both tell us that there is no separation between humans and the world around us.
        • Ecology and evolution provide the scientific background needed to address the biodiversity crisis;
          • Zen provides the deeper knowing that will motivate our action to address this problem
  13. May 2023
    1. Die Europäische Umweltagentur hat daher Österreich im Oktober 2020 ein vernichtendes Urteil ausgestellt - mehr als 80 % der durch Natura 2000 zu schützenden Arten und Lebensräume befinden sich in einem mangelhaften Zustand6 .
  14. Apr 2023
    1. Eine neue Studie ergibt, dass der Verlust der Biodiversität noch dramatischer und Gegenmaßnahmen noch dringender sind als bisher angenommen. Untersuchungen zu großen Säugetieren und Vögeln zeigen, dass bisher zu wenig berücksichtigt wurde, dass sich wichtige Treiber des Artensterbens erst mit jahrzehntelanger Verzögerung auswirken. https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-65315823

    1. Aus einer neuen Studie geht hervor, dass ein großer Teil der vom Aussterben bedrohten Insektenarten von den bestehenden Schutzgebieten nicht geschützt wird. Die Ausweitung der Schutzgebiete, die bei der Kopf 15 international beschlossen wurde, ist nur wirksam, wenn die Lebensräume von Insekten bei der Ausweisung von Naturschutzgebieten berücksichtigt werden. https://taz.de/Insektensterben-weltweit/!5925443/

    1. Insekten sind für das Überleben der Menschen und vieler anderer Arten notwendig. Sie sterben aufgrund menschlicher Einflüsse so schnell aus, dass ein Kipppunkt bevorsteht oder sogar schon erreicht sein könnte, an dem sie völlig verschwinden. Langes Interview mit Dave Goulson, der über diese unmittelbar bevorstehende existentielle Gefahr das Buch Silent Earth (dt. Stumme Erde. Warum wir die Insekten retten müssen. Hanser, 2022) geschrieben hat. https://www.liberation.fr/environnement/biodiversite/un-monde-sans-insectes-ce-serait-une-catastrophe-20230411_KXU7INKK35BIRK63L53BFAEYZ4/

  15. Mar 2023
    1. Keine der bisherigen Regelungen internationalen Regelungen zum Schutz der Biodiversität wurde auch nur annähernd eingehalten. Zur Zeit ist eine von 8 Millionen Arten auf der Erde vom Aussterben bedroht. Ein Abkommen dass wirklich umgesetzt wird, muss laut Inger Anderson, checking der un Umweltorganisation, kl are quantitative Ziele enthalten. Aaußerdem muss es auf Daten von hoher Qualität beruhen. Außerdem sind klar definierte nationale Ziele nötig

  16. Feb 2023
  17. Jan 2023
    1. Due to climate change, we have become accustomed to the concept of reducing our ecological footprint and the goal of net zero emissions. However, the biodiversity crisis is not yet a familiar term for many, although it is acutely endangered. With this, the long-term investment opportunities as well because it is the foundation of many aspects of our lives. Unfortunately, this is still not recognized by the short-sighted and greedy actions of mankind. But protecting and restoring biodiversity creates opportunities!

      Read the full article about biodiversity and sustainable investments.

  18. Nov 2022
    1. Klimaschutz und Bewahren der Artenvielfalt hängen wechselseitig voneinander ab. Die Beschlüsse der bevorstehenden COP15 zur Biodiversität und der COP27 zum Klima müssen deshalb aufeinander aufbauen. Statements von Maruma Mrema, der Exekutivsekretärin der UN-Konvention für Biodiversität.

  19. Aug 2022
    1. Jake Fiennes, the head of conservation at the Holkham estate in Norfolk and author of nature-friendly farming book Land Healer, said he was unsurprised by the results of the report

      Es ist interessant, dass die ökologische Produktion nicht weniger effizient ist als die konventionelle. Es hat offenbar – wie bei der Energie, folgt man Malm – andere Gründe, wenn sie abgelehnt wird.

    2. 10-year project by the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology revealed that nature-friendly farming methods boost biodiversity without reducing average yield
    1. Il pesce scorpione, il pesce palla maculato e due specie di pesce coniglio sono i protagonisti della campagna di monitoraggio "Attenti a quei 4" organizzata dall’Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale (Ispra) e l'Istituto per le risorse biologiche e le biotecnologie marine del Consiglio nazionale delle ricerche (Cnr-Irbim).
  20. Jul 2022
    1. Das ist in den meisten Fällen kompletter Quatsch, zeigt eine Studie internationaler Wissenschaftler°innen, die Anfang des Jahres erschien. Ihr Ergebnis: Maßnahmen zur Erhaltung der Biodiversität sind nicht kontraproduktiv, sondern gehen Hand in Hand mit Klimaschutz

      Siehe auch die Studie zu Resilienz und Biodiversität...

  21. Jun 2022
    1. NY and NJ share the same bay, NJ will not join the Oyster program in fear people will eat them and get sick or die. Great post it actually cleaned up our waters where we now have all year visitors including whales, dolphins,tuna, seals all within sight of NYC.

      Despite those findings, Morris is optimistic about nature-based living reefs, which, she says, offer a much better economic and environmental investment than artificial counterparts. “You build these hard seawalls to withstand certain storms, certain events, certain future conditions,” she says, “But once these conditions are reached, they are not adaptive. You have to either build another seawall, or build the seawall higher, or repair them if they’re damaged in a storm.”

  22. Mar 2022
  23. Feb 2022
    1. The FAO’s Global Forest Resources Assessment 2020 reports that since 1990, India’s naturally regenerating forests increased only marginally by 6,700 sq.km. while, over the same period, plantations increased by 75,500 sq.km. About 92% of India’s so-called ‘forest cover increase’ between 1990 and 2020 has thus been via plantations.

      Actual Indian Forest cover data 2021 by GFRA 2020

      ... contradiction between GFRA and ISFR

    2. India’s forest cover really increasing
  24. Jan 2022
  25. Oct 2021
    1. In ecology, edge effects are changes in population or community structures that occur at the boundary of two or more habitats.[1] Areas with small habitat fragments exhibit especially pronounced edge effects that may extend throughout the range. As the edge effects increase, the boundary habitat allows for greater biodiversity.

      Edge Effects

      It was in the Design Science Studio that I learned about edge effects.

      Yesterday, I was thinking about how my life embodies the concept of edge effects. That same day, a book was delivered to our door, Design for the Real World by Victor Papanek.

      Today, I was reading these words:

      Design for the Real World

      Design for Survival and Survival through Design: A Summation

      Integrated, comprehensive, anticipatory design is the act of planning and shaping carried on across the various disciplines, an act continuously carried on at interfaces between them.

      Victor Papanek goes on to say:

      It is at the border of different techniques or disciplines that most new discoveries are made and most action is inaugurated. It is when two differing areas of knowledge are brought into contact with one another that… a new science may come into being.

      (Page 323)


      Exiles and Emigrés

      The Bauhaus spread its ideas because it existed at the boundaries, the avant-garde, the edges of what was thought to be possible, especially as a socialist utopian idea found its way to a capitalist industrial-military complex, where the concept of modernism was co-opted and colonized by globalizing economic forces beyond the control of the individual. Design was the virus that propagated around the world through the vehicle of corporate globalization.

      That same design ethic is infecting corporations with a conscience, with empathy, with a process that begins with listening to people. Design is the virus that can spread the values of unconditional love throughout the body of neoliberal capitalism.

  26. Sep 2021
    1. "If you look at a map of the distribution of languages around the world and you compare it with maps that show the distribution of mammal species or bird species, you see an extraordinarily similar picture: The hot spots of linguistic diversity, in so many cases, coincide with hot spots of biological diversity," he said.

      Making the connection between language diversity and biodiversity.

  27. Jun 2021
  28. Apr 2021
    1. New research shows that lake "stratification periods" – a seasonal separation of water into layers – will last longer in a warmer climate. These longer periods of stratification could have "far-reaching implications" for lake ecosystems, the paper says, and can drive toxic algal blooms, fish die-offs and increased methane emissions.

      Eine neue Studie ergibt, dass die globale Erhitzung die Ökosysteme von Seen weltweit schädigt. Die Periode, in der sich das Wasser in Schichten teilt, dauert länger. Dramatische Veränderungen mit Schäden für die Biodiversität lassen sich z.B. in den großen amerikanischen Seen beobachten. Kurzbericht: Climate Change Could Cause ‘Irreversible Impacts’ to Lakes - EcoWatch, Details: Climate change could cause ‘irreversible impacts’ to lake ecosystems | Carbon Brief, Studie: Phenological shifts in lake stratification under climate change | Nature Communications

    1. The ocean contains unique biodiversity, provides valuable food resources and is a major sink for anthropogenic carbon. Marine protected areas (MPAs) are an effective tool for restoring ocean biodiversity and ecosystem services1,2, but at present only 2.7% of the ocean is highly protected3. This low level of ocean protection is due largely to conflicts with fisheries and other extractive uses.
    1. The rate at which the world’s forests are being destroyed increased sharply last year, with at least 42,000 sq km of tree cover lost in key tropical regions.According to data from the University of Maryland and the online monitoring platform Global Forest Watch, the loss was well above the average for the last 20 years, with 2020 the third worst year for forest destruction since 2002 when comparable monitoring began.
  29. Mar 2021
    1. 17,6% des espèces évaluées sont menacées en France, d’après la liste rouge élaborée par l’Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature (UICN),

      Gute knappe Zusammenfassung der Situation in Frankreich, Benennung der wichtigsten Ursachen und der Beziehungen zur Veränderung des Klimas (nicht die Hauptursache, gleich schwere Bedrohungen.)

  30. Jan 2021
  31. Dec 2020
    1. Ausführlicher Bericht über eine neue Studie, die sich damit beschäftigt, wie die Lebensräume von Landwirbeltieren erhalten werden können, die sonst zu einem großen Teil bis 2050 ganz oder teilweise verloren gehen.

  32. Nov 2020
  33. Sep 2020
    1. At the global level none of the 20 targets have been fully achieved, though six targets have been partially achieved (Targets 9, 11, 16, 17, 19 and 20). Examining the 60 specific elements of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, seven have been achieved and 38 show progress. Thirteen elements show no progress or indicate a move away from the target, and for two elements the level of progress is unknown. The table on the following pages provides an overview of the progress made towards each of the 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

      +!!. So 0/20 achieved. 6 partially achieved. Of more granular items 7/60 and 38 show progress. 13 we have gone backward.

  34. Aug 2018
    1. the same 15 crops that accounted for 85 percent of total harvested area in 1994 continued to account for approximately the same share of total harvested area in 2012

      15 crops account for 85% of harvested area

  35. Mar 2018
    1. The Joint Nature Conservation Committee put it unequivocally:“The EU plays a crucial role in developing policy and legislation to protect the environment and meet its objective for sustainable development. The EU has specific targets for biodiversity conservation with legislative protection for key habitats and species”.The committee makes two other points:“The EU and global biodiversity targets are partly delivered through a range of legislative measures, which place obligations on Member States to protect biodiversity and the natural environment. The EU and Member States have shared legal competence—shared responsibility—in forming and implementing legislation for the environment”.