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Redrawing the Energy Climate Map

The International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook Special Report ‘’ notes (as did Bill McKibben) that ‘Governments have decided collectively that the world needs to limit the average global temperature increase to no more than 2 o C and international negotiations are engaged to that end. Yet any resulting agreement will not emerge before 2015 …

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Approaching a state shift in Earth’s biosphere

: Localized ecological systems are known to shift abruptly and irreversibly from one state to another when they are forced across critical thresholds. Here we review evidence that the global ecosystem as a whole can react in the same way and is approaching a planetary-scale critical transition as a result of human influence. http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v486/n7401/full/nature11018.html In …

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Free online 10 week course to become more climate change literate

Become more climate literate: free online 10 week course from Courser the University of British Columbia ‘Climate Literacy tackles the scientific and socio-political dimensions of climate change. This course introduces the basics of the climate system, models and predictions, human and natural impacts, mitigative and adaptive responses, and the evolution of climate policy.’ Go to: …

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Craft Aotearoa

Craft Aotearoa is a new national organisation that aims to create and promote opportunities for the New Zealand public to have increased access to craft research, exhibitions, events, and education and  training opportunities across a broad range of craft disciplines. We do this to ensure the public can readily engage in craft, to foster the …

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