The warnings from our most respected scientists are loud and clear and their findings are irrefutable. Science demands that average global temperature rises must stay below 2C if we are to avoid catastrophic climate change.

The world cannot wait until 2050, 2040 or even 2030 to act. The World Bank’s sobering report, Turn Down the Heat, told us in 2013 that without serious policy changes the world will warm by an average of 4C by the end of the century. Professor Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Angela Merkel’s adviser, concludes, “the difference between [2C and 4C] is human civilisation”, and Professor James Hansen warns that even a 2C rise will cause “major dislocations for civilisation”.

Paul Smith, the managing director of Chifuti Safaris which employed Gibson, told The Telegraph: "We don't yet know the full details of how 'Gibbo' as we called him, died, as the American client and the trackers are still too traumatised to give us full details."

In a note on the website of Safari Classics, the company explained Gibson had been searching for a target for five hours when they stopped for a rest.

"It is with deep sadness to announce the passing of Chifuti Safaris professional hunter Ian Gibson," the note said.

A group of scientists from Dickinson College caught some incredible rare footage of an epic battle between fire and ice!

When the Tolbachik volcano in eastern Russia erupted in winter 2013, the fearless researchers dug in to observe how its lava steamrolled through the snowy terrain.

 

En la época moderna en que vivimos, donde la tecnología está más desarrollada, nos ponemos en contacto con los electrodomésticos más perjudiciales que puedan existir. Pensando que se puede ahorrar tiempo, muchas personas utilizan los hornos de microondas.

Más del 80% de los hogares utilizan hornos de microondas. Sin saber que estos representan uno de los electrodomésticos más perjudiciales que entran en contacto con los alimentos que consumimos.

State company Ecopetrol pulls out of drilling site in territories belonging to the indigenous U’wa people

 

The indigenous U’wa people living in north-east Colombia have won what observers call an “historic” and “decisive” victory after state oil and gas company Ecopetrol dismantled a gas drilling site in their territories.

The U’wa Association of Traditional Authorities and Councils (Asou’wa) reported in February last year the arrival of an “avalanche of heavy machinery” and increasing numbers of soldiers at the site, called Magallanes, where Ecopetrol intended to drill three wells. After statements fiercely opposing operations and a series of meetings with government and company representatives, Ecopetrol agreed to suspend operations last May and announced a decision in July to withdraw equipment - but only finished doing so in January this year.

"Ayahuasca is a scared plant that opens the doors of perception. It is also has a medicinal effect in the body and is known for curing chemical imbalances." Sonia Cruz de Baltodano

 Diabetes currently affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide. In America alone, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that number to be approximately 20 million. Potential cures and methods to reverse the disease are showing some promising results, and one of them is a chemical that’s commonly found in a number of plants around the world. It’s also a main ingredient in the psychoactive mixture commonly known asayahuasca.

NUEVA YORK._ La tan vendida bebida energizante Red Bulla, la versión americana del “Ciclón” dominicano, ha sido considerada por expertos en productos tomados energéticos como una bebida mortal que ataca el cerebro, el hígado, las arterias y provoca derrames y ataques cardíacos.

En una investigación sobre los componentes de producto, que se expende en pequeñas latas en los Estados Unidos y en otros 100 países del mundo, la experta Chalet Gebara, afirma que aunque Red Bull, aumenta la resistencia física, los daños que provoca al organismo son irreversibles, como por ejemplo, los que impactan al hígado, cuyos efectos no se pueden regenerar.

(Bloomberg) -- The Amazon rainforest is losing its capacity to absorb carbon as tree deaths increase, weakening its ability to alleviate the impact of man-made climate change, according to a study led by the University of Leeds.

While increasing carbon dioxide initially boosted growth in trees by spurring photosynthesis, their mortality rates also climbed by more than a third, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. That has cut the carbon taken up annually by the rainforest by about a third in the past decade compared with the 1990s, Roel Brienen, the study’s lead author, said in statement from the university.

The Amazon forest took millions of year to be created. It is a source of life for all of us. Some of the important functions of the forest are: 
The transformation of CO2 through photosynthesis neutralizing in the atmosphere the CO2 that we produce naturally and through the burning of fossil fuels. Unchecked CO2 produces the greenhouse effect we have all heard about that is warming the planet. 


Forests also exchange vast amounts of water and energy with the atmosphere through evaporation and transpiration. The loss of the forest has a profound effect on ocean currents and rainfall. 


The forest is also a source of medicinal plants that can cure us. Its loss will affect not just locally but globally. It is the last remaining forest of its kind. 
No forest , no humans. Support conservancy efforts in the world. Your life depends on it. Sonia Cruz de Baltodano