Washington (ONGC) Analysis | August 22, 2022 by author and climate journalist Noreen Wise; Updated from original article, July 13, 2021
Climate change is impacting everything about our weather, down to the small details. From the heat of a forest fire, to the strength of a hurricane, the amount of moisture in clouds, and the force of rain microbursts, down to the size and intensity of a lightning strike.
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Washington (ONGC) Analysis | August 2, 2022 by Noreen Wise, Founder & CEO of Our New Green Culture, and author; Image Credit: Leonardo DiCaprio
No good deed ever goes unpunished. Environmentalist and legendary actor Leonardo DiCaprio, a global Hollywood phenomenon who’s devoted many tens of millions of dollars of his fortune, endless hours of his personal time and a huge portion of his platform to promote wildlife protection, environmental causes, climate action, and ocean and forest conservation on multiple continents, particularly South America in an effort to help save the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, comes under attack again following his two sentence tweet on July 26, 2022.
Dicaprio didn’t even mention Bolsonaro by name.
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Washington (ONGC) Analysis | April 17, 2022 by Attorney Michael Wells
Napoleon Bonaparte once said, “Let China sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world.” China poses military, economic, social, and environmental threats to the entire world. Yet, with the myriad threats it poses, one threat it has awakened, Bitcoin, threatens to shake — and possibly destroy — the environment. Although Bitcoin requires the most advanced computers performing dizzying calculations, it needs unfathomable amounts of energy, and that energy comes primarily from fossil fuels in China, namely coal.
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Washington (ONGC) Analysis | December 9, 2021, by Noreen Wise, Founder & CEO of Our New Green Culture
For the millions of passionate and determined people across the globe who are championing nature-based climate solutions, boosting soil health to grow more crops, trees, and biodiversity, is of critical importance. The IPBES (Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) warns that 75 percent of the Earth’s land is degraded. The 2020 documentary, Kiss the Ground, cautioned that unless we fix our soils, we only have 60 harvests left.
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Washington (GGM) Analysis | October 28, 2021 by author and climate journalist Noreen Wise
Overhauling our food system is a primary focus for nations across the globe as the world quickly moves forward with mapping out urgent and effective mitigation strategies to lower global warming in an effort to stay below 1.5ºC. Additionally, the goal for all G-20 nations heading to COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, is to implement clean energy, zero waste, carbon neutral solutions so we can transition to a sustainable culture aligned with biodiversity in nature.
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Washington (ONGC) Analysis | October 28, 2021 by author and climate journalist Noreen Wise
Biodiversity is beautiful. And biodiversity is a happiness and mental health booster. Thus, how beneficial is it that one of the solutions to the climate crisis is increasing biodiversity everywhere, in yards and communities across the globe, even on the small tiny postage stamp-sized specks of land that are often found in front of townhomes.
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Washington (ONGC) Analysis | June 29, 2021 by author and climate journalist Noreen Wise
“Responsibility is accepting that you are the cause and the solution of the matter.”
Following an article written on June 7, 2021 outlining the many decades of suffering that the families of the New Orleans subdivision, Gordon Plaza, have endured as a result of the galling indifference of federal, state and local leaders, and their refusal to take responsibility for the traumatic plight of the Gordon Plaza residents, I sent an email to EPA’s Environmental Justice Division, requesting answers to a few questions:
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Washington (ONGC) Analysis | June 25, 2021 by Michael Wells
After water, concrete is the most widely used substance in the world. But this does not mean it is safe. Concrete is responsible for 5-7% of global CO2 emissions. It outweighs the combined mass of every tree, bush, and shrub on Earth, and it hardens and degrades slowly. Joni Mitchell once wrote a song about paving paradise to put up a parking lot, and that has already happened.
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Washington (ONGC) Analysis | June 24, 2021 by author and climate journalist Noreen Wise
Nailing low hanging fruit will result in a much needed dent in carbon emissions quickly and efficiently. A recent example is the14th Street car ban in NYC. Not only does it cut carbon, it subsequently improves the overall downtown “experience,” making street and sidewalks safer and more enjoyable for pedestrians, cutting air pollution, as well as dramatically reducing the amount of time it takes to get from point A to B. According to Curbed, the travel time for buses to cross lower Manhattan on 14th, has now been cut in half.
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Washington (ONGC) Analysis | June 21, 2021, by Michael Wells
By 2100 the ocean will cover one-third of Miami. This means at least eight-hundred thousand people or one-third of the population will be displaced, making a large portion of the city uninhabitable. With this in mind, in 2019, the State of Florida passed a law, which removed the requirement that a property owner obtain a permit before chopping down a tree. Now trees can be cut down with impunity. Miami’s sea level rose one foot from the early 1900s until 1993, and it rose five inches since 1993. It is only a matter of time before the whole city is flooded.
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