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Spring Equinox 2015 Letter from Lee Temple

Warm Greetings to everyone in the PrimaMundi.com family! Spring has come early to the high desert of Colorado, with sunny days, warmer temperatures, green shoots and melting snow. The birds have already been busy, as have we. Although this winter was less than quiescent for me (and fond memories of last Fall’s People’s Climate March in Manhattan still enthrall me from time to time), I’m happy to report renewed enthusiasm in our work, and the launching of the next two books in the Global Awakening series.  These last two overview volumes are truly important works. In the next few weeks,
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Satellite images reveal ocean acidification from space

Repost from Phys.org Pioneering techniques that use satellites to monitor ocean acidification are set to revolutionise the way that marine biologists and climate scientists study the ocean. This new approach, that will be published on the 17 February 2015 in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, offers remote monitoring of large swathes of inaccessible ocean from satellites that orbit the Earth some 700 km above our heads. READ ENTIRE ARTICLE…
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Future US megadroughts set to be the worst in 1,000 years

Repost from Nature.com by Alexandra Witze Decades-long droughts are likely to ravage the US Southwest and Great Plains within the next century, a study suggests. This drying could be worse than any other in the past 1,000 years, including a ‘megadrought’ seven centuries ago that helped drive an ancient civilization to collapse. The work, published on 12 February in Science Advances1, is among the first to rigorously compare the climate record of the deep past with long-term projections of today’s warming climate. “These future droughts are not only going to be bad compared to what we’ve experienced over the historical
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Running on renewable energy, Burlington, Vermont powers green movement forward

Repost from PBS Newshour Burlington, Vermont, the state’s largest city, recently became the first in the country to use 100 percent renewable energy for its residents’ electricity needs. In a state known for socially conscious policies, the feat represents a milestone in the growing green energy movement. NewsHour’s William Brangham reports on the implications for the country’s green movement. WATCH NEWS SEGMENT & READ TRANSCRIPT…
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The World’s Cities Aren’t Waiting For Climate Talks

Repost from Ben & Jerry’s There are a few things we know: climate change is real, it’s here and it’s going to get a whole lot worse if we don’t do something about it. Here’s something else we know: nations around the world have been slow to react. However, there’s the good news you might not know: quietly and aggressively, many of the world’s largest cities have made previously unfathomable strides towards an energy efficient, low carbon future. These cities are proving that a carbon-neutral future is not only possible, it’s on the way. READ ENTIRE ARTICLE…
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