Water-starved Saudi confronts desalination's heavy toll
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Water-starved Saudi confronts desalination's heavy toll

By 2010, Saudi desalination facilities were consuming 1.5 million barrels of oil per day, more than 15 percent of today's production.

The Ras al-Khair plant produces 1.1 million cubic metres of water per day - 740,000 from thermal technology, the rest from reverse osmosis - and struggles to keep reserve tanks full because of high demand.

sues for decades-long campaign of deception about - Los Angeles Times

In Valsavarenche in the Aosta Valley ripped out their only ski-lift 1600-1800 m up) that had been unused for several years and sold it to a resort 1000 m higher near Monte Rosa. They can run but

Green Our Planet

: "Major players in the race for AI tout how they are offsetting this increased environmental burden with programs such as Microsoft's commitment for their Arizona data centers to use no water for more than half of the year. Or, Google, which recently announced a partnership with AI chip giant Nvidia, and aims to replenish 120% of the freshwater their offices and data centers use by 2030.

These efforts may be mostly clever marketing, according to Adrienne Russell, co-director of the Center for Journalism, Media, and Democracy at the University of Washington.

"There has been this long and concerted effort by the tech industry to make digital innovation seem compatible with sustainability and it's just not," she told Insider."

From BBC.com: Antarctic sea-ice at 'mind-blowing' low alarms experts

is commonly observed in and but less expected in . Assessments of almost 800 rivers revealed persistent warming in 87% and deoxygenation in 70% of the rivers. Mean deoxygenation rates per decade were higher than those in oceans. Projected future rates are between 1.6 and 2.5 times higher than historical rates, indicating significant ramifications for and .



It was fantastic speaking with Rewild Yourself author and journalist Simon Barnes on the importance of noticing .

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Graph from the BBC highlighting record low Antarctic sea-ice.

California sues oil companies

For more than 50 years, Big Oil has been lying to us covering up the fact that theyve long known how dangerous the fossil fuels they produce are for our planet, Newsom said.

California taxpayers shouldnt have to foot the bill for billions of dollars in damages wildfires wiping out entire communities, toxic smoke clogging our air, deadly heatwaves, record-breaking droughts parching our wells.

Antarctic sea-ice at 'mind-blowing' low alarms experts - BBC News

Make polluters pay for their climate damage

A really helpful explainer of El Nino that was more clear than most I've read.

pulls no punches in today's piece, but persevere - read it to the end - he comes out the other side of nihilism with a message of hope and action.

"a muscular belief in democratic, publicly run planning and action - offers a tonic to nihilism"

Let us not give up, but find the real levers that make a difference.

Change is coming. The rules of physics do not care whether we like it or not. However, we can decide whether we want to act or react...

The State of California is suing large oil companies for lying about
For more than 50 years, Big Oil has been lying to us covering up the fact that theyve long known how dangerous the fossil fuels they produce are for our planet.

As a happily , living these past 38 years in , , I try my best to be kind to every kind using to for and the I am very concerned about rights, and

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Today we went to Liffey Forest Reserve where there is a beautiful walk to a magnificent tiered waterfall. The waterfall was wonderful, there were great fungi and lichen/moss, and some huge trees, including a 50 metre tall Stringybark with a 3.4 metre diameter.

But my favourite was very small. The forest has great stands of Sassafras and Tasmanian Myrtle Beech trees. Myrtle Beech can live for 500 years, so when I saw this baby growing from a mossy stump, I wondered whether it would outlive the human race.

This funny video hits the net-zero nail on the head:

Arrive des fourmis de feu (ou lectrique) sur le continent europen via la Sicile.

La fourmi de feu est classe parmi les pires espces exotiques envahissantes et comme la cinquime au monde en termes de cots, impactant les cosystmes, l'agriculture et la sant humaine , notent les auteurs dans la revue Current biology.

La trs invasive fourmi de feu dtecte pour la premire fois en Europe : via LesEchos

Term climate anxiety makes it sound as if it was an inner problem rather than external threat. It's climate realism, not anxiety. If you're in a speeding car, breaks don't work, and you're approaching a cliff, is that travel anxiety that you feel

Weve all been overtaken only to find them one space in front of us at the lights! Lee Waters - Deputy Minister for -

I took 3 words out from the above quote. Please stop feeding polarisation everywhere, as it only works to maintain the status quo.

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particularly informative and persuasive from someone I feel is one of the world's leading and most respected climate scientists.

Au moins, elles et ils auront fait leur possible pour alerter, encore et encore.

Plus de 300 scientifiques, parmi lesquels Valrie Masson-Delmotte et Jean Jouzel, signent une tribune pour rappeler que continuer dinvestir dans les nergies fossiles nous empchera datteindre les objectifs fixs par laccord de Paris dun rchauffement de 1,5 C ou de 2 C.

I feel in face of . What do I do- go protest I don't see protests having any effect. Fly less The trains in Europe are stupid so in effect it means don't go on holiday anymore. Eat less meat I do eat less meat, then I see Elon jet account and it makes me feel stupid and meek. Complain about it on social media Feels good after seeing Elon jet, but has the same effect as protesting.

Earth is now well outside of the safe operating space for humanity

La Sambuy, a town which runs a family skiing destination near Mont Blanc in the French Alps, has decided to dismantle its ski lifts because global warming has shrunk its ski season to just a few weeks, meaning its no longer profitable to keep them open.

American PR Firm Edelman Enabled Oil Baron Al Jabers Ascension to Lead COP28 Climate Conference

The role the advertising and public relations industry plays in helping to shield oil and gas industry players from pressure while they continue to invest in new production has come under growing scrutiny in recent years.

Whatever happens, it is going to cause problems in many areas.

Treasury still funding climate death as iconic fire engine trial starts

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Councils across Staffordshire draw up plans to help adapt to impacts of climate change

Announces #2023 on Record : NASA

How is crushing and what to do about it : Harvard

are dangerously pushing the of our in ways other than : Misc

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sues oil companies claiming they downplayed the risk of

> Civil lawsuit filed by the state targets Mobil, , , and

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My kind of weather: just keep it dry

I'm writing this article for the IndieWeb carnival. Thanks to Jeremy for the prompt and for reminding me in a jolt that I signed up to host next month's edition, a decision that I may regret when the time comes to actually write about my prompt.

Listen as long as humidity is low, I'm a happy lil' dude. That's really all there is to

El Nino behaves different than seen earlier years, the transfer of heat to atmosfre, seems slower.

Antarctic sea-ice at 'mind-blowing' low alarms experts

The surrounding is well below any previous recorded winter level, satellite data shows, a worrying new benchmark for a region that once seemed resistant to .

Antarctica's huge ice expanse regulates the planet's temperature, as the white surface reflects the Sun's energy back into the atmosphere and also cools the water beneath and near it.

Without its ice cooling the planet, Antarctica could transform from Earth's refrigerator to a radiator, experts say.

'Medicane' storms to increase as climate change heats Mediterranean

The flash flood that killed thousands of people in Libya this week followed a "medicane" a rare but destructive weather phenomenon that scientists believe will intensify in a warming world.

Faudrait pas qu'elle trane trop cette fin du capitalisme ->

BBC News - sea-ice at 'mind-blowing' low alarms experts

My blog post from 10 years ago that I agree with even more today.

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