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26th August 2016

Hello and welcome to all our SCI friends and family near and far.

Here is our weekly Climate for Peace newsletter for your enjoyment. Take your time to read and explore some of the fascinating events and discoveries from around the world. It only takes an idea to change the world. We see more and more young people creating new and creative ways to get around the old problems. You cannot solve a problem from the same mind that created it. So we will keep marching forward resisting an outdated method of sustaining our species and those in the animal kingdom also. Take some time to check out our website sci.ngo and explore our workcamps 

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How farms can heal forests-or even make them grow    
Cold-war-toxic waste could be released due to climate change    
Paris climate deal has failed poor people   
Electric airplanes(batteries included)
Climate change: A move into unchartered territory

How farms can heal forests-or even make them grow

Let’s admit it, guys: Trees are pretty awesome. They’re nature’s air conditioners, they’re hella pretty to look at, and they’re really efficient carbon sinks. And, it turns out, when they come together to form a forest, trees gain the superpower of living pretty much forever. (The Amazon forest — what’s left of it, that is — has been breathing for about 55 million years, and it’s not even the most ancient on the planet.) The forest ecosystem — bugs, soil, logs dead or alive, roots, shrubs, creepers, vines, trees, and all — is one hell of a long-term polyamorous relationship.Read here

Cold-war-era toxic waste could be released due to climate change

It may sound like a storyline straight out of a Godzilla movie, but researchers are warning that toxic waste from a long-abandoned Cold War-era camp could leach into nearby ecosystems as a result of warming temperatures in Greenland. It was thought that the hazardous waste would stay buried and frozen forever beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet, but climate change is warming the Arctic and causing portions of the ice sheet to melt, the researchers reported in a new study.Read here

Paris climate agreement has failed poor people

The international climate deal agreed in Paris has “failed to include meaningful mechanisms” to guarantee financial support for poorer countries adapting to global warming, according to a report by Oxfam. In the study, Unfinished Business, the aid charity claims the high cost of climate adaptation measures, such as creating flood defenses and drought-resistant crops, means smaller-scale farmers across the world are “being left on their own”.Read here

Electric airplanes(batteries included)

If there were no need for massive batteries, electric propulsion could dramatically reduce aviation’s contribution to climate change from carbon dioxide emissions. But what if the plane, itself, were the battery? Suppose an aircraft’s skin or floor, for example, could serve double-duty by storing and dispensing electrical energy without adding substantially to the weight of the materials currently used. That could bring us a lot closer to practical electric flight on a meaningful scale.Read here

Climate change: A move into unchartered territory

As the world endures a third straight year of record-breaking heat, a new study has given fresh insight into what global warming is likely to mean for Australians if it is not curbed. Using new methodology, Germany-based researchers Climate Analytics found the difference between 1.5 and 2 degrees of warming – the two goals included in the Paris climate deal – would be much greater in terms of extreme events and disasters than previously believed.Read here


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