#ClimateDiary Glad that it's getting colder, but the rain...I never had an issue with rain, especially when it poured, but this summer changed this. Having lived through 2 major storms in just ~48 hours, I am now getting anxious, when I hear that it's raining outside.
@pvonhellermannn I get this - and a real personal thing with displaced anxiety. But I am also sure that despite it being a big problem little things make a difference. Little plusses, however small, are still plusses. Take heart. We do what we can, and encourage each other as we do so. #ClimateDiary
Good to join just stop oil marching through bristol
And to have police facilitate march
I was hesitant as I don’t want to encourage people to sign up for arrest
We need to act, in the ways we feel right
Ask difficult questions about strategies
Not feeling this is the only way
Perceptions & misconceptions of just stop oil
How to communicate & implement: climate justice, end to exploitation of people & land, need fast, fair & forever
A transition that works for those at bottom
#ClimateDiary i had my #Ecophany (realising i needed to really act about climate) in Feb 2019 and have tried so many different things since. But right now, for the first time, I feel completely “spent”. Obviously #ClimateEmergency hasn’t gone away; it’s more my own issues (mostly i think debilitating sense of guilt and hypocrisy). Have any of you ever had these points, and how did you work your way out again? Or anyone feeling this just now, too?
"By the Law of Jutland of 1241, you may fill your hat with whatever you can harvest."
Aarhus council is invoking an old law, inviting us to fill our pockets as we wander mid-city. I love the annual ‘Taste Aarhus’ harvest campaign with signs poking out of bushes and trees to alert us to wild fruit, nuts and berries. Urban gardening, the old-fashioned way.
"Everyone looks better with a pocket full of apples.”
"Turn us into juice!”
"Make me into jam!"
Xokleng case is setting a precedent 😀
The Brazilian Supreme Court’s decision will have repercussions for hundreds of similar disputes: „With the Supreme Court ruling against the "marco temporal", all the land disputes in which this argument was used could be challenged in court. It will be seen as a boost to indigenous rights, which came under attack during the presidency of Jair Bolsonaro.“
I read so much about the #equinox today. It became almost just an astronomical event now. I no longer feel it. Tonight, we have an actual chance of rain with some cooling for the first time. But next week the thermometer climbs back up to 26°C. And more sun. Colouring in the forest is all drought damage. People mistake it for autumn colours. Most of them can't read #nature anymore. #ClimateDiary #BaselineShift
Just wondering if someone saw this Chris Packham: Is It Time to Break the Law?
Chris Packham goes on a personal journey to decide for himself if it's ethically acceptable to break the law to protest against government policies on climate change
Chris meets the activists who think that mass civil disobedience is necessary to force policy change, including radical environmentalist, Andreas Malm, who believes in extreme, violent action
#ClimateDiary A few (uniformed) thoughts on #RishiSunak’s speech yesterday - the #Tory row back on #NetZero. Mainly i just found it depressing in so many ways; calling people who ask for more #ClimateAction “ideological zealots” etc etc
Hopefully once in power #Labour will reverse this, but all the confusion and pampering to those unwilling to change (industry and “freedom” lovers) hugely damaging; especially as #Starmer will probably respond trying to please those, too 1/2
#ClimateWeek is formally this week. I try (if not always successfully) to practice good #ClimateHygiene all the time.
👉🏽 Walking whenever practical
👉🏽 Hanging clothes to dry
👉🏽 No meat and relatively small portions of dairy
👉🏽 Composting vegetable waste, not grains & oils that may attract rats
👉🏽 Trying to lhelp the garden go native (not wild) so minimal watering, no ammonia based nitrogen fertilizers.
Your situation may vary, no guilt, no pressure, do what you can do.
Here is my chapter on 'Climate Justice for the Religiously Marginalized'
The urgency is missing regarding mitigating #ClimateChange because most people want to believe that it's someone else's responsibility to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
The average response "Our fleet is under review.. blah blah.. kind regards"
Losing my mind over the fact the Philippines wants to become a “major liquefied natural gas player” despite the lack of an abundant source of natural gas deposits in the territory, or that LNG/fossil gas has considerable greenhouse gas emissions (particularly methane). If you didn't know, the Malampaya gas field is steadily being depleted.
We are never going to get sensible climate/energy policy are we.
Once again, for those who haven't been paying attention, offsets are not going to solve the climate emergency, we need to massively reduce our fossil fuel usage. And we need to do this quickly.
'39 of the top 50 emission offset projects, or 78% of them, were categorised as likely junk or worthless due to one or more fundamental failing that undermines its promised emission cuts. Eight others (16%) look problematic'
"Imagine if France, Germany, and Spain were completely blanketed in forests — and then all those trees were quickly chopped down. That’s nearly the amount of deforestation that occurred globally between 2001 and 2020, with profound consequences."
The record low #SeaIce situation around #Antarctica has taken a lot of the attention this year, but #Greenland also had a #StrangeIce year - smashing monthly mean temperature records in July and again in August - right at the top of the ice sheet at #SummitStation
In the mean time it's the 27th year in a row that @greenlandicesheet has net lost ice.
It's been a very interesting #Wx situation this year - I might blog this later, some details:
Australia🇦🇺 : Where is the Climate Trigger for the EPBC Act? Catastrophic fire🔥 danger in First heatwave of 2023 Aussie Spring, BOM declares ELNino and positive IOD
#ElNino #ClimateCrisis #heatwave #ClimateDiary
Habe jetzt meine Teilnahme zugesagt bei der Green City Citizen Assembly. Es wird angeboten, zu helfen, die Termine doch wahr zu nehmen und Hindernisse aus dem Weg zu räumen. Auch virtuelle Teilnahme wird ermöglicht. Assitenz für Mobilitätseingeschränkte wird genau so angeboten wie Kinderbetreuung.
Das fühlt sich alles richtig gut an.
October average temperature change around the #Arctic over the past 50 years has been dramatic. The extreme warming over the oceans and adjacent coastal areas from Svalbard eastward across northern Russia to Alaska, more than 10ºC in some regions, are a direct result of the 21st century collapse of early autumn #SeaIce. Data from ERA courtesy of ECMWF/Copernicus. #akwx #Climate #ClimateCrisis #ClimateChange #ClimateDiary
An editorial from Dawn - Pak's oldest and largest english daily - finally waking up to the fact #ClimateChange is devastating industry, and could shut it down altogether soon
“The climate response by the industry is all about mitigation, about emissions and recycling, and little or nothing with respect to flooding and heat”
An example of the extreme denial prevalent among textile tycoons and industrialists:
"Exports of textile, clothing contract over 9pc in July-August"
But the entire article chooses to explain declines in economic or financial terms, rather than even mention the repeated destruction being meted out by #ClimateChange
FREE SEEDS for native edible plants; eastern North America, zones 9-6
I’m near my goal of sending tree seeds to at least 20 people this fall and I still have many seeds left.
Besides the ones stated below, also added
Passiflora incarnata (limited and only to zone 7)
Just read about the bunkers where ulta-rich people want to wait out all #ClimateCatastrophe https://www.forbes.com/sites/emmareynolds/2022/12/05/inside-oppidums-luxury-underground-residences-where-the-ultra-wealthy-plan-on-living-out-the-end-of-the-world/?sh=ae24f371a188
I could not see how they want to do fresh water?
also read a post about how sunk cost fallacy might encourage some people to actually wish for desaster and not caring for prevention.
Can´t express my feelings right now. But having feelings about this for sure.
La Sambuy, a town which runs a family skiing destination near Mont Blanc in the French Alps, has decided to dismantle its ski lifts because global warming has shrunk its ski season to just a few weeks, meaning it’s no longer profitable to keep them open.
In Naarm (Melbourne) we kicked off #EndFossilFuels with a protest Friday 15 Sep for Whale song not Seismic blasting, led by First Nation Gunditjmara people to end #FossilFuels from Sea country. Protest organised by XR Victoria
#ClimateCrisis #FastFairForever #ClimateDiary #Australia
Dad has posted his Iphone photos of the Whale Song not Seismic Blasting Rally in Naarm at Flickr, all creative commons licensed. We feature of course and were happy that we were part of a small dog contingent barking (metaphorically) our support for marine life (we were all very well behaved). 🐶 🐶 🐕
#Whales #ClimateCrisis #ClimateDiary #Gunditjmara #NoNewGas #FossilFuels #SeismicBlasting #SaveTheWhales #SavetheZooplankton #Naarm
Sorry #CouchPeloton, we were a DNS last night. It's a whale of a tale! Dad took us in to the city (Naarm - Melbourne) on the bike (a 30km roundtrip) to the Whale Song not Seismic Blasting rally. We had a great time there, including listening to a Gunditjmara woman from SW Victoria talking about seacountry and the importance of whales in indigenous cultural songlines.
How silly is it the Australian 🇦🇺 Government allowing exploring for more oil and gas, damaging marine ecosystems when we have enough Fossil Fuels already to cook the planet?
So when we got home Dad fed us and himself and fell pooped into his fav armchair and promptly fell asleep. So we missed getting our #FRATL in. I know, it was frustrating for us, though we are proud to march in support of our cousin mammals, the great whales, and all the little zooplankton.
We have rested Dad today for tonight 🐶 🐶
Have a 🐾 and Catch the Gunditjmara 🐳 🐋 speech here:
Unwanting to stir
Leaving house 7.10
Just getting light
Half way through cycle
Cycle, bus, coach
To say end fossil fuels
No new north sea fields
Climate change destroyed the world and all I got was a new watch.
Today I walked past three schools in my neighborhood (two high schools and one middle school), and I saw no sign of any school strike or climate strike. Not that I was expecting to, but it would have been nice given what day this is and the gravity of our situation.
Even though I live in a supposedly blue state (Virginia), almost everyone here — no matter how they vote — is highly conservative and strongly supportive of the capitalist status quo. That's true, I'm convinced, of nearly all the United States.
6/6 and when it did finally rain, like everywhere else, far too much water came at once and crrwated these kinds of new ravines. Also, it is constantly cloudy now - a new weather phenomenon here too in itself (had to think of you @CiaraNi). Now everyone is hoping gor good steady rains this year. Nobody prays in the #rainmaking sacred grove anymore these days, but it feels like you want to do just that. #Tanzania #ClimateDiary
#ClimateDiary 2/n OK, so I flew to #Tanzania to attend a 5 day workshop on #IndigenousKnowledge (IEK) and #Ethnobotany at the University of #Dodoma. I thought a lot about going (because of flying) but also felt it’s important to forge new networks in the #TapestryOfAlternatives. I gave a talk about the need for IEK at this moment of #ClimateCrisis and #transition, and had conversations about all this throughout. There were brilliant young (and older) scholars from Tanzania, Kenya, DRC, Ethiopia
"six out of nine “planetary boundaries” had been broken because of human-caused pollution and destruction of the natural world. The planetary boundaries are the limits of key global systems – such as climate, water and wildlife diversity – beyond which their ability to maintain a healthy planet is in danger of failing.
.. the safe and stable state that existed from the end of the last ice age, 10,000 years ago, to the start of the industrial revolution." https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/sep/13/earth-well-outside-safe-operating-space-for-humanity-scientists-find
Now I wanted to add a follow-up, but the original post is already gone. My fault for setting auto-deletion to 3 months.
Two adults and two children travelled from #Vienna 🇦🇹 to #Corfu 🇬🇷 and back via #Italy 🇮🇹 , with some sightseeing in #Ancona, Corfu Town, #Brindisi, and #Rome without using any cars or airplanes. I had bought additional travel insurance for missed connections, but we didn't need that.
Itinerary: Tram, #Nightjet sleeper, bus, #ferry, bus, bus, (hotel stay with occasional outings by bus), bus, bus, ferry, shuttle bus, bus, (hotel), #Frecciargento train, (hotel, metro and bus for #sightseeing), #Frecciarossa train, Nightjet sleeper, metro. (Busses means regular public transit busses on numbered lines that the locals also take.)
Every single vehicle everywhere had working air condition. They were clean and on time, and all the longer trips had tasty food. There's power outlets everywhere. The Frecciarossa (red arrow) between Rome and #Bologna only got to 250 km/h, not the 300 we were hoping to see, but that was the only slightest disappointment.
The ferries are not at all climate-friendly. I have not found a number for how much #CO² for a crossing, but they are similar to cruise ships. The trips are far shorter than cruises of course, but we see and smell the black smoke from the stacks. It's wrong to feel smug about taking a ferry instead of an airplane. All the busses had #combustion engines. All the trains/metros/trams were #electric, so that depends on the grid. The Austrian ÖBB prides itself on using only "green" #electricity.
We enjoyed the trip very much. I am unsure about any future travel. I would totally do this again in terms of comfort and experiences. But my goals for how much I hope to not pollute and damage the world for my pleasure have changed. I have no answers right now.
People are going to pay 50.000$ to see the last glaciers before they die. and they dont mind catching covid or getting stuck.
"The number of cruise ships in Greenland has risen 50 per cent in the past year to 600, Jensen said. Last year, the Joint Arctic Command did one medical evacuation and so far this year has done five"
Fridays for Future: Greta’s school strikes led a third of Swiss citizens to change their habits. Survey respondents said they made the biggest changes in three areas: transportation, purchasing habits and recycling.
Urban islands of heat:
On #ClimateChange and the #UrbanHeatIsland effect in developing countries blindly following the American style of "development", personal stories from people trying to cope with these both climate and architecturally magnified heatwaves.
#ClimateDiary My mother still sends me newspaper cutouts (❤️). Just opened this after returning from a long work trip this morning (perhaps more on this later):
“Can you even fly at all any more? “
i’ve intensely struggled with too much flying these last few weeks; to be honest it’s really thrown me, i feel i can’t say anything to anyone anymore. Not sure whether it will help but I look forward to reading this; and it’s so nice that my mother is trying to engage.
I'm fascinated by space and rocketry, but as I am watching such weekly launches recap videos, I am becoming terrified. Rocket launches are now happening daily, and most of them spew pollution and debris on Earth. Another human endeavor that is absolutely not sustainable and destroying our planet. #sustainability #climatechange #climatediary
I am just a person, gazing into a phone, asking pocket friends on mastodon if they would like to grow edible native plants.
#ClimateDiary Today, I used for the first time the word "#heat #loneliness". During #heatwaves, most people stay at home as often as possible. Last Sunday I cancelled a folk dance event because I couldn't imagine to dance between walls at 34°C. When we meet at the museum we miss people who *are* lonely. Especially elder people can't stand the heat and even short travels. "Stay at #home and drink water" can become a loneliness trap for many. A family is not the norm. How will we deal with it?
So today birders are reporting a roseate spoonbill in a Connecticut coastal marsh. The avian equivalent of Saturday’s manatee in RI. #ClimateDiary
The weather is "summer". But it's almost equinox now. The sun rises much later and sets much earlier than in June or July. And it doesn't rise up as high into the sky at midday. So the angles are different.
We have summer things and summer habits for hot weather. A few days ago I set up the table under a tree and an umbrella for lunch, just as I would in summer. But the shade from the tree was wrong. I had to put the umbrella in different place so the shade would fall on the people eating.
Now that I've noticed it, I see it all the time. In the morning, the sun is much lower than it should be in "summer". In the evening, it sets in an "autumny" way, but it's hot like a summer evening.
The plants that need a many hours of sunshine are starting to shut down, because there's only a bit more than 12 hours of daylight left, even if those hours are very bright and hot.
I guess this must be more obvious closer to the poles? Anyone else feeling this way?
(I'm at 48° N. We have about 16 hours day and 8 hours night at summer solstice, and 8 hours day and 16 hours night at winter solstice here.)