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Photo @edkashi/@viiphoto: Forests on the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation in Humboldt, Callifornia in 2003. A recent article in the New York Times, explains how President Obama’s Clean Power Plan is in danger, as it’s being challenged by 28 states, and a bipartisan group of senators who want burning wood from forests for fuel to be considered carbon neutral. The article states, "As long as forests that have been cleared are regrown...senators [argue] that the EPA and the Agriculture Department should recognize the wood and other organic matter pulled from a forest “as a renewable energy source.” If they succeed, from next year to 2030 they will have added a cumulative total of at least 830 million metric tons of carbon dioxide into the air...That amounts to 64 million additional tons of carbon dioxide a year, on average, about the same amount that was produced by forest fires in the lower 48 states in 2013. It makes for a big hole in a plan that is supposed to cut annual emissions from the power sector by some 250 million tons between now and 2030.” The NY Times continues on to show there are a few problems with this kind of thinking. "Wood is not very efficient. In fact, burning trees to generate electricity generates more carbon per unit of power than using coal….And there is the problem of timing. Sure forests regrow. But it takes many decades for seedlings to grow into trees and recapture all the carbon emitted...The world simply does not have that kind of time.” #everydayclimatechange #cleanpowerplan #deforestation #actonclimate #climatechange

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Photo by Ashley Crowther @ashleycrowtherorg for @everydayclimatechange: Building new homes in an uncertain future. The village of Kumik in the Zanskar Himalayan range in India’s north-west has watched their glacier disappear over recent decades from warming temperatures.
The ice once upon a time ran right down to the village. These days, as pictured in the background, it has fully retreated and melt water from the ice no longer flows to Kumik.
This massive loss of regular water has contributed or arguably is the cause of so many of the village’s problems. From lowering yields, crop failures, lack of fodder for livestock and increasing political divisions within the village. Water binds all these together.
As the globe warms water issues, here and elsewhere in the world, will be one of the most paramount issues that humanity faces and must address and adapt to. A drier planet will most certainly shift the way we have developed our species over thousands of years.

#everydayclimatechange #climatechange #globalwarming #asia #india #climatechangeisreal

Repost from @climateaction
An alarming and visually evident post from @insearchofthemoment - A decade ago this glacier extended past where I took this picture. 🌎This melting has negative affects all across the planet. Oceans have risen 6.7" in the past hundred years because of melting glaciers. In the past decade the speed of this rise has nearly doubled. Should we respond to these changes?

#everydayclimatechange #climateaction

Demonstrators hug a tree during a protest against what they say is the government’s plan to chop down trees to widen roads in Bengaluru. (Photo: @reuters/ @abhichinnappa)
#india #bangalore #bengaluru #tree #protests #treehugging #environment #reuters #everydayindia #everydayeverywhere #everydayclimatechange #photojournalism #WorkingAtTR

Our planet is not solid. Earth is full of fire and we live on a thin shell above the flames. Frequently the fire breaches the shell, exploding fire down on us. Here we look into the distance at a volcano on the Alaskan peninsula, Mount Mageik. ⠀

As destructive as volcanoes can be their wrath has edges. A volcano will destroy everything in its path. But its path is not infinite. Life comes back in at the edges of the destruction. ⠀

With climate change there are no edges. The destruction and affect of changing the entirety of our planet's atmosphere means that there is nowhere for life to rebound from. ⠀

Climate change affects the entire planet.⠀

#climateaction #everydayclimatechange

A common mode of transport in the Philippines, a motorcycle taxi locally known as Habal-Habal, transports passengers in Baybay City, Leyte Island.

Most of which in rural and urban areas are without a roof. This all-weather type can be seen in Leyte, Samar and Surigao Provinces, as these areas have the most erratic weather in the archipelago.

This is Victor Diaz Kintanar @victorkintanar, freelance photojournalist from Cebu Island . I'll be taking over @everydayphilippines iG feed for the next few days, sharing to you images from the central part of the Philippines.
#everydayphilippines #everydayclimatechange #baybayleyte #motorcycletaxi


FEAT. @wateraid
"Shehrbano is carrying grass here. There is no path so she has to walk through the water daily to get from one place to another." Hard Worker by Aqib

#everydayasia #everydayclimatechange #NooriTales // #travelphotography #photojournalism #l4l

"Le Gardien"
Marbre noir Golzinne de Belgique/Acier thermolaqué.

Black marble Golzinne from Belgium/Thermolacquered steel.
"L'homme se doit d'être le gardien de la nature, non son propriétaire.
Tant que notre civilisation matérialiste donnera au milieu naturel une grande valeur lorsqu'il est détruit, une valeur faible ou nulle lorsqu'il est sauvegardé, comment s'étonner qu'il disparaisse?
Le coût de la protection du milieu naturel est beaucoup plus faible que le coût de sa reconstitution. La défense de la nature est rentable pour la nation."
"Man should be the keeper of Nature, not its owner.
As long as our materialistic civilization will endow the natural environment with a greater value when destroyed, a far lesser one - or no one at all -when kept safe, no surprise it disappears.
Protecting Nature is much cheaper than regenerating it.
Nature conservation is profitable to nations." .
Philippe St Marc / Socialisation de la Nature


Test tubes of oyster larvae at Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery, Tillamook, Oregon, USA, 2011

In the mid-2000s, hatcheries like Whiskey Creek started noticing a large die-off of their oyster larvae. At first it was thought it was due to a bacteria (vibrio tubiashii) that had caused other recent die-offs, but Richard Feely a NOAA scientist (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) proved that ocean acidification was the culprit.

#witnesstreeproject #climatechange #environment #oregon #shellfish #whiskeycreek #noaa #everydayclimatechange #atmosphere #environmental #globalwarming #ocean #water #save #earth #planet #science #scientist

Demonstrators hug a tree during a protest against what they say is the government’s plan to chop down trees to widen roads in Bengaluru. (Photo: @reuters/ @abhichinnappa)
#india #bangalore #bengaluru #tree #protests #treehugging #environment #reuters #everydayindia #everydayeverywhere #everydayclimatechange #photojournalism #WorkingAtTR

Thank you for tuning in to Ed Kashi's (@edkashi), of VII Photo (@viiphoto), takeover which featured his work from Everyday Climate Change (@everydayclimatechange)! Here is a video of Pastor Christian, a community leader in Bodo, Nigeria who speaks about the land that once was home to mangrove forests on May 17, 2016. An article on the National Wildlife Federation website discusses the impact of global warming on mangroves. “Mangrove forests live in two worlds at once – at the interface between land and sea – anchoring their stilt-like roots in brackish waters where other plants cannot grow.” Hosting a variety of wildlife, mangrove ecosystems play a critical role in protecting low-lying coastal areas from storm surges, stabilizing shorelines, and improving water quality.” The NWF continues, “rising sea levels and changing salinity pose the most serious threats to these ecosystems. Where mangroves are sheltered by coral reefs killed by global warming, damage to mangroves from increased wave action is expected to rise. Loss of mangroves will have a serious economic impact on both fisheries and coastal communities. In developing countries, mangroves have proven critical for saving human lives by their dampening of the wave heights and wind speeds during coastal storms.” #everydayclimatechange #actonclimate #globalwarming #nigeria #mangrove #water #climatechange #climatechangeisreal

Today is the last day Ed Kashi (@edkashi), of VII Photo (@viiphoto) is taking over the #IG feed – he's been showcasing his work from Everyday Climate Change (@everydayclimatechange). Here a huge gold mining project scars the land just outside of Takorase, Ghana on Oct. 5, 2015. The #mining industry is experiences the impact of #climate in a multitude of ways. An article on climatechangebusiness.com states, “Mining is a water-intensive industry. And as mining operations expand into more water-stressed areas and cope with changing precipitation regimes, Global Water Intelligence estimates that mining companies will spend $11.9 billion on water infrastructure in 2013, up from $3.4 billion in 2009.” In some areas climate change-induced effects can threaten the mining industry through rising sea levels, severe weather damage to infrastructure, as well as through drought or flood impacting water sources. #everydayclimatechange #mining #goldmining #ghana #actonclimate #drought #water #climatechange #climatechangeisreal

Having stayed in Bangalore for more than a decade now, I call this city my second home. Of the many memories that I've of this city, one, for sure, is of the weather. Not that I complain of it now, but it surely isn't the same it used to be till a few years ago. I still remember walking 4 to 5 kilometres everyday in Jayanagar 4th Block or 7th Block area with
grand, green canopy naturally formed by the trees that dotted the area. It's all gone now. Gone are the birds that once sought shelter in those trees and gone is the weather.
#iphoneonly #everydayindia #everydayeverywhere #everydayclimatechange #bangaloreweather #planttrees #goodmorning #photooftheday #instadaily #thebest_capture #instagram

Today is the last day Ed Kashi (@edkashi), of VII Photo (@viiphoto) is taking over the #IG feed – he's been showcasing his work from Everyday Climate Change (@everydayclimatechange). In this video, it shows Nana Acheampong and some of his family work on processing cocoa on their farm in Bonsaaso, Ghana on Oct. 3, 2015. Ghana is among the world’s leading producers of chocolate, but this production is predicted to be greatly impacted by global warming. An article on climate.gov explains cocoa producing countries like Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, and Indonesia will experience a 3.8°F temperature increase by 2050, reducing suitable cultivation areas by a significant amount. “Rising temperatures alone won’t necessarily hurt cacao production…the danger to chocolate comes from an increase in evapotranspiration, especially since the higher temperatures projected for West Africa by 2050 are unlikely to be accompanied by an increase in rainfall, according to business-as-usual carbon dioxide emissions scenarios. In other words, as higher temperatures squeeze more water out of soil and plants, it’s unlikely that rainfall will increase enough to offset the moisture loss.” #globalwarming #everydayclimatechange #cocoa #ghana #actonclimate #climatechangeisreal #climatechange #temperature #cacao