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Human society under urgent threat from loss of Earth's natural life | Environment | The Guardian
big problem European CAP common ag policy. as it subsidieses scale and destruction not conservation and harmony.

Scientists reveal one million species at risk of extinction in damning UN report

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/may/06/uk-urged-to-take-lead-on-biodiversity-as-un-issues-urgent-warning-global-assessment-dasgupta - Ministers announce report on economic case for biodiversity, but activists insist actions, not studies, are needed

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/mar/12/what-is-biodiversity-and-why-does-it-matter-to-us - The air you breathe, the water you drink and the food you eat all rely on biodiversity, but right now it is in crisis – because of us. What does this mean for our future and can we stop it?

Artensterben - https://www.spiegel.de/plus/darum-ist-das-artensterben-bedrohlicher-als-der-klimawandel-a-00000000-0002-0001-0000-000163724182
biodiversity  ecological  collapse  extinction  mass  disorder  climate  change  human  anthropocene  beecolony  insects  herbicide  pesticide  fungicide  environment  CAP  Artensterben 
may 2019 by asterisk2a
Global heatwave is symptom of early stage cycle of civilisational collapse
BUT BECAUSE WE ARE NOT ACTING WITH AN SENSE OF URGENCY. THE THE PRECURSOR OF CIVILISATiONAL COLLAPSE :: NOT JUST BECAUSE THE FINAL EXTINCTION EVEN IS SO REMOTE, UNIMAGINABLE 'this looks not safe' DOES NOT COME TO MIND WHEN YOU HAVE A 'heatwave' or 'Ernteausfall.' // industrial civilisational systems are vulnerable to collapse due to escalating climate impacts. And they highlight the urgent necessity of communities everywhere undertaking steps to achieve a systemic civilisational transition toward post-capitalist systems which can survive and prosper after fossil fuels. [...] Collapse does not arrive in this scenario as a singular point of terminal completion. Rather, collapse occurs as a a series of discrete but consecutive and interconnected amplifying feedback processes by which these dynamics interact and worsen one another. &! https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-45084144 https://medium.com/insurge-intelligence/global-heatwave-is-symptom-of-early-stage-cycle-of-civilisational-collapse-efef3c1dd7eb https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/aug/06/domino-effect-of-climate-events-could-push-earth-into-a-hothouse-state
Klimakatastrophe  climatechange  climate  change  global  warming  globalwarming  Gesellschaft  Society  crisis  collapse  ecological  environmental  environment  extreme  weather  event 
august 2018 by asterisk2a
Quarter of British honey contaminated with bee-harming pesticides, research reveals | Environment | The Guardian
Although the contamination rate has fallen from a half since a partial EU ban the insecticides remain in the farmed environment posing a serious risk to bees //&! KEINE ANGST VOR TRUMP - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45068650 - US wildlife refuges end ban on neonics and GM crops
pollution  pesticide  herbicide  fungicide  bee  colony  collapse  disorder  ecological  environmental  crisis  Klimakatastrophe  DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump 
january 2018 by asterisk2a
A giant insect ecosystem is collapsing due to humans. It's a catastrophe | Environment | The Guardian
Today we know beyond doubt, and with scientific statistics rather than just anecdote, that this is true, and the question immediately arises: what caused it?

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It seems indisputable: it is us. It is human activity – more specifically, three generations of industrialised farming with a vast tide of poisons pouring over the land year after year after year, since the end of the second world war. This is the true price of pesticide-based agriculture, which society has for so long blithely accepted.
food–industrial  complex  pesticide  herbicide  fungicide  Glyphosate  agriculture  Monsanto  lobby  food  security  national  insects  bee  colony  collapse  disorder  ecology  ecological  crisis  environment  environmental  pollution 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
Warning of 'ecological Armageddon' after dramatic plunge in insect numbers | Environment | The Guardian
Goulson said a likely explanation could be that the flying insects perish when they leave the nature reserves. “Farmland has very little to offer for any wild creature,” he said. “But exactly what is causing their death is open to debate. It could be simply that there is no food for them or it could be, more specifically, exposure to chemical pesticides, or a combination of the two.”
ecological  environmental  crisis  catastrophe  pesticide  herbicide  fungicide  agriculture  Glyphosate  birds  bees  bee  colony  collapse  pollution 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
Neonic pesticide link to long-term wild bee decline - BBC News
The large-scale, long-term decline in wild bees across England has been linked to the use of neonicotinoid insecticides by a new study
bee  colony  collapse  disorder 
august 2016 by asterisk2a
Sustainability or Prosperity? Why Not Both? | PolicyCast
describes the rapidly growing field of sustainability science, which combines a variety of disciplines in both the hard and social sciences to find paths towards a sustainable future. //&! Book Pursuing Sustainability: A Guide to the Science and Practice – (2016) by Pamela Matson, William C. Clark, Krister Andersson. //&! http://www.hks.harvard.edu/news-events/publications/insight/international/william-clark &! https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=LkLCmQwAAAAJ&hl=en &! http://earthsky.org/human-world/william-c-clark-defines-sustainable-development &! Jeffrey Sachs - Global Cooperation and Sustainable Development - youtu.be/cRWtRh3yLI0 &! "Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet." - youtu.be/n3kzzVP2c7w &! Jeffrey Sachs: "The Price of Civilization" - youtu.be/_G6SYmQ0swg - profoundly underestimated globalization's long-term effects: jobs, incomes, poverty, and the environment.
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
Bees and pesticides 'missing link' found - BBC News
they just die quicker, just like any other livestock animal you know. like cows living max 5 years vs 20-25 years normally.
colony  collapse  disorder  Honey  Bee  pesticide  fungicide  herbicide  neonicotinoid  Industrial  Farming  Livestock  Factory  Farming  food  industry  climate  change  animal  rights  animal  cruelty  wildlife  mass  extinction  complexity  unknown  unkown  unintended  consequences 
november 2015 by asterisk2a
Farming News - Pesticides have bigger impact on invertebrates than climate change new study reports
This is one of the first studies to investigate the impact such factors have on farmland invertebrates in the UK and it is hoped that the findings will encourage the creation of new measures to mitigate the loss of these organisms. Results suggest that increasing pesticide use has had more of a direct effect on abundance of some invertebrates than temperature change, with the main driver of change in an agricultural environment being human behaviour. Climate change will, in the long term, cause changes in certain groups of organisms, some of which are cereal pests whose abundance may increase. Any subsequent increase in the use of insecticides will negatively affect the abundance of all invertebrate groups, many of which are beneficial.
pesticide  fungicide  herbicide  mass  extinction  Honey  Bee  colony  collapse  disorder  Industrial  Farming  mono  agriculture  monocrop  monoculture  agriculture  food  industry  Wall  Street  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  shared  economic  interest  economic  damage  climate  change  GMO  crop  GMO  unknown  unkown  unintended  consequences  ecological  disaster  ecology  environmental  disaster  environment  morality  Generationengerechtigkeit  fairness 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Bill Moyers - EPA has issued a moratorium on the use of neonicotinoids, a type of pesticide that may be responsible for plummeting bee populations.
neonicotinoid // Following an outcry by activists, the EPA has issued a moratorium on the use of neonicotinoids, a type of pesticide that may be responsible for plummeting bee populations. http://nbcnews.to/1bTNOv7 In the video below, Bill McKibben narrates a short documentary looking at the determined, beautiful and vital role honey bees play in preserving life.
neonicotinoid  herbicide  pesticide  fungicide  colony  collapse  disorder  Honey  Bee  Food  Chain  honeybees  beekeeping  bees  ecological  disaster  environmental  disaster 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
Ausgezwitschert - Singvögel in Gefahr | 45 Min | NDR - YouTube
>> got to the African coast of Mediterranean sea, and see km's of meter high nets to catch during birds migration approaching winter. especially egypt. // + through the food chain, birds ingest pesticides, insecticides & fungicides, which are also killing bees. // + gewebegebiete um uebermass!!! alles betoniert! // + Birnenbaeume sterben aus durch klimawandel, im freien. // + ecological retreat zones have to be created. - Biotobe/Habitate
ecological  disaster  environmental  disaster  pesticide  Honey  Bee  colony  collapse  disorder  honeybees  beekeeping  Insecticide  Neonicotinoids  fungicide  Germany  Europe  long-term  view  long-term  thinking  climate  change  global  warming 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
David Suzuki - bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides are a bigger threat than DDT
Ontario's environmental commissioner didn't mince words today. He says bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides are a bigger threat than DDT, and that much of Ontario's corn is unnecessarily pre-treated with it. Time to ban neonics!
colony  collapse  disorder  Honey  Bee  honeybees  beekeeping  bees 
october 2014 by asterisk2a
Scientists discover what’s killing the bees and it’s worse than you thought - Quartz
Colony Collapse Disorder [...] in a first-of-its-kind study published today in the journal PLOS ONE, scientists at the University of Maryland and the US Department of Agriculture have identified a witch’s brew of pesticides and fungicides contaminating pollen that bees collect to feed their hives. The findings break new ground on why large numbers of bees are dying though they do not identify the specific cause of CCD, where an entire beehive dies at once. [...] The pollen was contaminated on average with nine different pesticides and fungicides though scientists discovered 21 agricultural chemicals in one sample. Scientists identified eight ag chemicals associated with increased risk of infection by the parasite. >> http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0070182
neonicotinoid  lobby  lobbyist  complexity  ecosystem  Monsanto  Europe  unintended  consequences  beekeeping  honeybees  pathogen  organic  agriculture  Lobbying  Honey  Bee  bees  agriculture  industry  herbicide  ecology  monoculture  pesticide  fungicide  Monsanto  Protection  Act  pollution  Colony  Collapse  Disorder  USA  monocrop  USDA  mono  agriculture  ecological  disaster 
july 2013 by asterisk2a

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