Global temperature above 1degree

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The year 2014 went down as the warmest year since records began, but it is likely that 2015 will go beyond that level. Scientists believe that 2016 is ook shaping up as a very hot year and they expect that the one degree margin will become more firmly established in the coming years. “

Yesterday, The UK BBC reported that the world’s temperature has been risen over 1degree Celsius. If this is true, the world would be half way towards 2C, the gateway to dangerous warming.

The year 2015 continues the boundary of one degree away.

“This is the first time we’re set to reach the 1C marker and it’s clear that it is human influence driving our modern climate into uncharted territory,” said Professor Stephen Belcher from the Met Office.

Michael Mann, director of the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University in The Guardian. “The Arctic has always been regarded as a bellwether because of the vicious circle that amplify human-caused warming in that particular region. And it is sending out a clear warning.”

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Compost as a potent drought-fighting tool

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The green economy as an integrating framework for policies on material use

Compost is a perfect organic source which helps conserve water, according to the University of California.

For example: if governments add compost to sandy soil, the soil will hold more water, making urban water management easier at a sustainable way. Read More

How does California become drought resilient?

How does California become drought resilient?

During the rainy season Nov 2014 – March 2015, only a few drops fell

The long-term solution to more acute drought is to change the way California is managing surface water when it’s wet.

Take some of that surface water, when they have got a lot of rain or a lot of snow, and use it to recharge groundwater so it’s there for us in times of drought.

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