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Daily Archives: February 27, 2022

IPCC Sixth Assessment Report: Climate Change 2022

“Human-induced climate change is causing dangerous and widespread disruption in nature and affecting the lives of billions of people around the world, despite efforts to reduce the risks. People and ecosystems least able to cope are being hardest hit, said scientists in the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. The Working Group II contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report of IPCC provides a detailed assessment of climate change impacts, risks and adaptation in cities, where more than half the world’s population lives. People’s health, lives and livelihoods, as well as property and critical infrastructure, including energy and transportation systems, are being increasingly adversely affected by hazards from heatwaves, storms, drought and flooding as well as slow-onset changes, including sea level rise. The report provides extensive regional information to enable Climate Resilient Development.”

This link includes: The Summary for Policymakers (SPM) provides a high-level summary of the key findings of the Working Group II Report and is approved by the IPCC member governments line by line; The Technical Summary (TS) provides extended summary of key findings and serves as a link between the comprehensive assessment of the Working Group II Report and the concise SPM; and the Full Report [3,675 pages].

The scientific evidence is unequivocal: climate change is a threat to human well-being and the health of the planet. Any further delay in concerted global action will miss a brief and rapidly closing window to secure a liveable future.”

Why does justice for animals matter?

Oxford University Press Blog: “Saving Animals, Saving Ourselves: Why Animals Matter for Pandemics, Climate Change, and other Catastrophes. The health and environmental crises of the past two years have taught us that our lives are increasingly connected across nations and generations. Many of our current activities are not only harming vulnerable populations but also contributing… Continue Reading

Fact checking the Russian attack on Ukraine

Mashable: “Even if you think you’re following reports from reputable sources, it’s still important to do your due diligence and fact check it yourself. Here are some pointers on how to do that: Investigative news site Bellingcat has created a frequently updated database of footage from Russia and Ukraine that is false, which they debunk.… Continue Reading

Russian invasion’s impact on politics, policy, business and more

Politico Playbook: “Bruce Mehlman is out with a new deck on the Russian invasion’s impact on politics, policy, business and more…Bruce sees “minimal ‘rally around the commander-in-chief’” effect “given U.S. not attacked.” The potential upside for Biden, if he executes well, is that he’s seen as “strong Wartime Leader rallying West vs aggression,” like George… Continue Reading

NASA: Past and Present Dreams of the Future

“NASA: Past and Present Dreams of the Future, is a project comprising of an experiential exhibition and book from British photographer Benedict Redgrove.  With unprecedented access to NASA’s spacecraft, labs and facilities Redgrove has created a body of work that looks at the power of those objects and the effect they have on us emotionally… Continue Reading

How to avoid falling for and spreading misinformation about Ukraine

Washington Post: “Anyone with a phone and an Internet connection is able to watch the war in Ukraine unfold live online, or at least some version of it. Across social media, posts are flying up faster than most fact-checkers and moderators can handle, and they’re an unpredictable mix of true, fake, out of context and… Continue Reading