#Regram#RG@yearsofliving: ☀️Way to go Denver ☀️ In only four years, Denver has tripled its supply of solar power, becoming the ninth largest solar capacity city in the country. With a growing solar industry and plans of cutting fossil fuel emissions in half by 2020, it looks like @CityofDenver has a bright future. Do you know if your city plans to switch to solar?
22 Apr 2018
#Regram#RG@everydayclimatechange: photo by John Novis @johnnovis for @everydayclimatechange Nomadic Shepherdess - Madoi County, Tibet Platueau, Qinghai, China. Extreme changes in environmental conditions since the 1980’s is forcing nomadic families from their traditional way of life due to climate change and overgrazing increasing grassland degradation, depriving them of their livelihood. Under massive Chinese state engineering policies, many Tibetan nomads from the Yellow River source areas have already been removed from their land to urban areas where they live in concrete compounds facing increasing difficulties, lacking skills or language ability. Fluctuations in the amount of water at the Yellow River source are closely connected to climate change. Any abnormal climatic changes impact the amount of rain brought here. This has a direct effect on the grassland. If rainfall is high one year, grassland vegetation will grow well, but too little rainfall will cause a decline, directly affecting animals that rely on the grasslands. In the last 30 years, the region has lost 17% of its glaciers and the rate of melting ice is now 10 times faster than it has been for the previous 300 years. Environmental study in the region identifies further problems linked to climate change including: dried lakes, advancing deserts, subsidence from melted permafrost, soil erosion and threatened species such as the Tibetan Lynx and the Snow Leopard. #shepherdess#sheep#sheepdog#horse#climatechange#climatechangeisreal#everydayclimatechange#globalwarming#yellowriver#tibetplateau#qinghai#desertification#china@greenpeace
20 Apr 2018
#Regram#RG@conservationorg: Coastal communities facing rising seas and stronger storms need help adapting to the effects of climate change. Through a mix of “green” infrastructure (mangroves, for example) and “gray” infrastructure (such as seawalls) we find an effective — and cost-effective — way to protect these threatened coastal communities.
19 Apr 2018
#Regram#RG@earthjustice: "Where I live, in Micronesia, sea rise is hurting my friends and family. So me and this little climate change activist are here because we have to act now. Climate change is happening." Meeyoung Kim-Tawerilmal and her son Troy participated in the People’s Climate March last year in Washington, D.C. to raise awareness about #ClimateChange, as rising ocean waters impact their community every day. Read Meeyoung's story and learn more about the fight for #CleanEnergy through the link in our bio. #FacesOfTheFight#ClimateChangeIsReal#PeoplesClimateMarch#Environment
#Regram#RG@wwf_act: Bristol Bay is one of the most productive marine and terrestrial ecosystems in the world and the source of the world's largest wild salmon fishery. It's being threatened by the proposed Pebble Mine, which would be the largest open pit mine in North America. This must be stopped. We only have 30 days to gather as much opposition for the Pebble Mine. Can we count on your voice? Check the link in our bio to add your name now.
#Regram#RG@virunganationalpark: We are deeply saddened by the deaths of five Virunga Rangers and their driver in an attack in the Central Sector of the Park yesterday. The park’s Chief Warden, Emmanuel de Merode, stated; “Virunga has lost some extraordinarily brave rangers who were deeply committed to working in service of their communities. It is unacceptable that Virunga’s rangers continue to pay the highest price in defense of our common heritage and we are devastated that their lives have been cut short in this way.” Click the link in our bio to read more.
11 Apr 2018
#Regram#RG@nrdc_org: Within the boreal forest of Canada, the Broadback River Valley Forest stands out as the last remaining stretch of intact forest on the @CreeWaswanipi’s ancestral land, vitally important to their spiritual and hunting needs. Most of the land is already overtaxed by logging. Indigenous hunters report declines in moose, marten, beaver, and muskrat — staples to Cree traditional livelihood. As a former Waswanipi Youth Chief explains, "All of the traditional cultural activities that we practice out there on the land, that's who we are, that's us. Our culture's out there on the Broadback. Our identity is out there on the Broadback. That's why it's so special and so crucial to protect." To learn about the Waswanipi Cree’s fight to save the Broadback River Valley Forest and the larger fight to save the Canadian Boreal, visit the link in our profile. #SaveTheBoreal
#Regram#RG@natgeo: Photo @michaelchristopherbrown. Catches are declining as too many boats chase too few fish in Lake Tanganyika. Bordered by Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, and Zambia, the lake is the second oldest, largest and deepest freshwater lake in the world. Check out the World’s Biggest Lakes and Climate story in the March 2018 issue of @natgeo magazine, now online, and follow @michaelchristopherbrown for more from the story