4 billion people face severe water scarcity at least one month a year

[The Verge] And things are only going to get worse An estimated 4 billion people face severe water scarcity at least one month a year, researchers have found, and nearly half of them live in China and India. The findings, published today in the journal Science Advances, suggest that severe water scarcity affects far more people…

Regrowing Rain Forests May Help Curb Climate Change More Than We Thought

[via Huffington Post] Scientists have long promoted rain forest preservation as a way to mitigate climate change, but now it turns out that regrowing forests is just as important. Newly grown tropical forests can capture harmful carbon from the atmosphere at a rate up to 11 times faster than older forests, according to a study published…

New blog/news page in setup

Greetings, setting up a ‘news’ page, WordPress site. Facebook comments. First test post made. Adding pages. It’s been a while since I’ve used WP; minimal time investment setup strategy. Insert call to action: Contributors wanted! [Soundtrack: Kukan dUb Lagan’s Remix, Globular] bm

The Impacts of Climate Change Will Be Felt For 10,000 Years

[Source: Gizmodo | Maddie Stone ] “To avoid the worst impacts [of climate change], we need to start decarbonizing now and get to zero or negative emissions as soon as possible… Reducing emissions alone is not enough.” If humans don’t stop burning fossil fuels soon, we’ll be paying for it for the next 10,000 years….