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What Happens If All The World’s Ice Melts?

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El Empleo – The Employment

Published on Apr 30, 2011
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Cortometraje de animación / animated short film

What the Earth would look like if all the ice melted

2:45 min

Source: Business Insider

The Frog – impressive creation – Fine Art Bodypainting by Johannes Stötter

Nutritional Yeast to Prevent the Common Cold

Contains a reminder about lead.
Science behind the claim
Source: Nutritionfacts.org, Dr. Michael Greger, MD

Growing your food on 1/10 of an acre

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Article & video

The Dervaes family live on 1/10th of an acre 15 minutes from downtown L.A.. In itself that’s not strange. What’s crazy is that they manage to maintain a sustainable and independent urban farm. Complete with animals!

In a year they produce around 4,300 pounds of veggies, 900 chicken , 1000 duck eggs, 25 lbs honey, and pounds of seasonal fruit. There are over 400 species of plants. What?! They have everything they need to ‘live off the land.’ From beets to bees. Chickens to chickpeas.

Fracking Hell: The Untold Story

They say “energy independence” but they are building LNG facilities and pipelines to all our major shorelines. The plan is to ship natural gas overseas to markets that will pay more than Americans pay. That will drive up our energy costs and destroy our air and water in the process.

Watch the video from Link TV below. 17:52

An original investigative report by Earth Focus and UK’s Ecologist Film Unit looks at the risks of natural gas development in the Marcellus Shale. From toxic chemicals in drinking water to unregulated interstate dumping of potentially radioactive waste that experts fear can contaminate water supplies in major population centers including New York City, are the health consequences worth the economic gains?

Marcellus Shale contains enough natural gas to supply all US gas needs for 14 years. But as gas drilling takes place, using a process called hydraulic fracturing or “fracking,” toxic chemicals and methane gas seep into drinking water. Now experts fear that unacceptable levels of radioactive Radium 226 in gas development waste.

Fracking chemicals are linked to bone, liver and breast cancers, gastrointestinal, circulatory, respiratory, developmental as well as brain and nervous system disorders. Such chemicals are present in frack waste and may find their way into drinking water and air.

Waste from Pennsylvania gas wells — waste that may also contain unacceptable levels of radium — is routinely dumped across state lines into landfills in New York, Ohio and West Virginia. New York does not require testing waste for radioactivity prior to dumping or treatment. So drill cuttings from Pennsylvania have been dumped in New York’s Chemung and other counties and liquid waste is shipped to treatment plants in Auburn and Watertown New York. How radioactive is this waste? Experts are calling are for testing to find out.
New York State may have been the first state in the nation to put a temporary hold on fracking pending a safety review, but it allows other states to dump toxic frack waste within its boundaries.

With a gas production boom underway in the Marcellus Shale and plans for some 400,000 wells in the coming decades, the cumulative impact of dumping potential lethal waste without adequate oversight is a catastrophe waiting to happen. And now U.S. companies are exporting fracking to Europe.” Source

“Who we are looking for is us.”

Diane Wilson on Indicators of Ecological Collapse 1:47

ENOUGHNESS: Restoring Balance to the Economy

Western world view (individual, fearful, competition) vs. Indigenous (in balance with the whole, community)
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what Earth would look like if all the ice melted

Do not miss this 2:45 min video.

We learned last year that many of the effects of climate change are irreversible. Sea levels have been rising at a greater rate year after year, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimates they could rise by another meter or more by the end of this century.

As National Geographic showed us in 2013, sea levels would rise by 216 feet if all the land ice on the planet were to melt. This would dramatically reshape the continents and drown many of the world’s major cities.
Business Insider
what Earth would look like if all the ice melted
Produced by Alex Kuzoian