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Squids Increased Dramatically in UK’s North Sea – An Impact of #ClimateChange

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

“Climate Change is affecting fish habitation as well. Scientists in the United Kingdom observed that fish like squids that are usually found in the warmer waters have dramatically increased their presence in the north seas of UK. In the contrary, the fish that enjoy the colder water like cods are moving out. These reversed situations are impacts of #ClimateChange.”

Environment Editor Damian Carrington wrote; “Squid and anchovies are moving into warming waters in large numbers, a report finds, with the long-lost bluefin tuna also returning”. (source credit: theguardian)

Love & Care Are Needed In Our Natural Environment

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

Every opportunity to preserve our planet will make everyone healthier and happier. So take your moment to join the #climatechange movement around the world.

The US Mayors, organizations, individuals and many international countries are working together to pursue the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement. We are doing our share as well … you can too.

#climatechange #globalwarming #climatemayors #climateparisagreement

Source: Our Natural Environment

“Am I daft?” “No, because I know of many benefits of doing it!”

By: Juntee Terrenal, GMS, ▪Competency ▪ Experience ▪ Results

NASA just released their most recent findings pertaining to the impact of #climatechange; and it is very realistic. Last month was indeed very hot. Even friends across the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean were telling me that it was extraordinarily hot in their own locations as well.

According to NASA’s scientists at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies based in New York, August 2016 is hottest in 136 years. “We stress that the long-term trends are the most important for understanding the ongoing changes that are affecting our planet.” – said GISS Director Gavin Schmidt

The image below illustrates the ‘bell-curve graphics’ provided by NASA.

To read the full text of NASA’s findings, please click on “GIS Temp Update” 

What’s going on in our planet Earth?

#Globalwarming is impacting us all. Published studies and ‘raw data-experiential reports’ were describing and illustrating unprecedented heat levels across regions around the globe. But the most embarrassing of it all is that many among our politicians are deniers about this fact. Their politics is placed ahead of the heat-waves that their constituencies were experiencing.

In my neighborhood, homes were built based on a cooler climate across four seasons. This Summer, more and more homes have installed air-conditioning units and they were running almost day in day out. That tells you how the temperatures during Summer has been affecting families in their own homes. What about those that cannot afford air-conditioning units? What will they do?

“It has been a record year so far for global temperatures, but the record high temperatures in the Arctic over the past six months have been even more extreme, this warmth as well as unusual weather patterns have led to the record low sea ice extents so far this year.” – said Walt Meier, a sea ice scientist at NASA Goddard.

What can individuals do to curb the increasing heat around them?

This Summer, it was great experiencing natural breeze of the wind, when you have trees around your home; cooling off under the trees during those high temperatures was helpful; the breeze was lovely.  When there were no breeze, the air-conditioning unit was the most convenient. Neighbors without air-conditioning units go to the nearest mall for a stroll or have snacks. Then go home when the temperature has gone down. For people who work, their employers provide a conducive air-conditioned work environment unless you are in construction.

Strategically for a long term adjustments of the #ClimateChange it would be ideal to plant a tree around you. When you find a space around your property, it will be a good investment of planting a tree that will provide some shade and other ecological benefits notwithstanding of their beautiful appearance.

A Tree Planting Challenge for Everyone:

Find a space around you, where you can plant a tree. Talk to friends and perhaps you can work together for a tree planting project at locations that are needing trees. Perhaps, there are areas within your communities that are needing some trees. Regardless of where you are located internationally, what matters is you can help in planting trees that will create a better environment around everyone. Trees provide many benefits beyond our expectations.

Last Spring, I planted a new tree at available space in our lot (see image below). This is the second year that I planted a tree. It looks great and survived the hot Summer. It will provide some substances that our planet needs to sustain a cooler temperature. It is only one tree that was planted last Spring, however when there will be more of us who will plant a tree once a year. We will be able to create a more balanced ecology for our own advantage in this earth.

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Tips in planting trees around your home:

When planting trees around your backyard or around your home, consider the aesthetic impact of the tree.  Plant something that will go with your current garden theme to maximize its benefits.  Consider the impact of the tree height when you are living in a neighborhood with HOA  (Home Owners Association) restrictions. For long term investment, follow the best practices in planting a tree so it will not die after few weeks. Planting a tree is your investment for the future that you will personally share with the world. Enjoy.

Are There Options? Balancing the ‘Ecosystem of the Planet Earth’

By Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist and Pete Earthlé, IdeasNConversations @IdeasN

In the Twenty-first Century, it is quite unbelievable seeing so called ‘new studies’ that come and go as fast as the social media churns out fact-based and or fictionally-biased information. Often, you will see newly labelled studies or new phenomena, suggesting new remedial options. These suggested new concepts and options are actually been told many times two or three decades ago. But perhaps some writers were not born yet during those periods.

In fact, reforestation an agro-forestry technique in preserving the natural wilderness of the planet earth have been practiced by many responsible individuals, groups and organizations who care about preserving the quality of our environment and balancing ecosystem. In many countries around the world, deforestation became prevalent due to lumber and logging practices and these have created imbalances of our ecosystems. Floods and erosion came and destructed communities as results of these man-made activities. Often, you hear focused-interest-groups, scientists and or elected individuals that do not acknowledge the links of both facts.

Today, from season to season we are seeing real-life results of mankind’s irresponsible abuse of the planet earth. The effects of ‘global warming’ like the fast changing climactic realities such as abnormal heatwaves or colder temperatures, coastal flooding that destroyed neighborhoods, droughts that caused firestorms including landslides and earthquakes (note: all link sources are acknowledged).

This is a new development. “The researchers found that only about 23 percent of the land across the globe can be labeled “wilderness” today — nearly a 10 percent drop from two decades ago. And those areas are concentrated mainly in North America, North Asia, North Africa, and Australia.” (source credit: theverge.com)

What this means?

The article confirmed that we are losing fast the wilderness that is a sanctuary of ecological balance. Mankind are not protecting trees and wild life in the forest. It pointed the continental locations of the affected areas. Ironically, those same places were experiencing frequent ‘global warming phenomena’ in the last five years.

Can we do something about it? How?

Yes, we can do some strategic contribution. Every individual can plant a tree anywhere possible every time convenient. This action will somehow help in augmenting the lost force of wilderness in the last two decades. Stop cutting trees around your neighborhood. Discuss about the advantages of preserving trees around people and within the environment. Trimming their crowns is OK because you are not cutting them down. When a big tree is being cut down due to its age and risks, do replace it with a young one that will grow and provide the lost substance from the old tree. So let’s start planting trees around us. ‘Till next time.

Action Must Begin with Less Nonsense Politicking “Nearly 200 Nations Accorded on Global #ClimateChange Framework”

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

Now that the Paris #ClimateChange Agreement has been signed off by almost 200 countries, an immediate action must be implemented across the globe in order to start  slowing down the dangerous #climatechange impact.

Overrule the skepticism and denials, action-driven strategies and participation are essential NOT politicking. This is a significant achievement in the 21st Century.

“Today thanks to strong, principled American leadership, we’ll leave our children a world that is safer and more secure, more prosperous and more free, and that is our most important mission in our short time here on this earth.” – said President Barack Obama (source: Politico)

It is however, the responsibility of everyone with every level of governments, corporations, organizations, and individual citizens) to participate actively in the execution of every type of action that will foster the objectives of this Paris Agreement in order to save Mother Earth.

“Decisive leadership and action from President Obama and other world leaders, an increasingly powerful climate movement, and strong progress in the U.S. and globally to move off coal cleared the way for every nation to come to the table. This historic international agreement is what the American people demanded, what future generations deserve, and what the world needs.” – said Michael Brune, Executive Director, Sierra Club (source: Politico)

“If agreed and implemented, this means bringing down greenhouse-gas emissions to net zero within a few decades. It is in line with the scientific evidence we presented,” said John Schellnhuber, Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (source: BBC)

What are the Key Elements of the ClimateChange Agreement?

  • To keep global temperatures “well below” 2.0C (3.6F) and “endeavour to limit” them even more, to 1.5C
  • To limit the amount of greenhouse gases emitted by human activity to the same levels that trees, soil and oceans can absorb naturally, beginning at some point between 2050 and 2100
  • To review each country’s contribution to cutting emissions every five years so they scale up to the challeng
  • For rich countries to help poorer nations by providing “climate finance” to adapt to climate change and switch to renewable energy.

“It’s a victory for all of the planet and future generations,”  – said John Kerry, US Secretary of the State

“It is a victory for the most vulnerable countries, the small islands, the least developed countries and all those with the most to lose, who came to Paris and said they didn’t want sympathy, they wanted action.” – said Dr. Bill Hare, CEO of Climate Analytics

A Transparent and Accountable Agreement (source: White House)

The Paris Agreement establishes a robust transparency system to help make sure that all countries are living up to their commitments. This will send a market signal to the private sector and investors that countries are serious about meeting the targets they have set.  These steps include:

  • Putting in place an enhanced transparency system for all countries: A critical component of the Agreement, the transparency framework agreed to by parties ensures that all countries are on a level playing field with the United States with flexibility for those developing countries with less capacity.
  • Requiring countries to report on greenhouse gas inventories: For the first time, the Agreement requires all countries to report on national inventories of emissions by source. This breakthrough will give unprecedented clarity to the public’s understanding of emissions and pollution in countries throughout the world.
  • Requiring countries to report on mitigation progress: Also for the first time, countries are required to report on information necessary to track progress made in implementing and achieving the targets and strategies countries have put forward.
  • Establishing a technical review process with agreed upon standards: To help ensure countries are meeting transparency requirements, countries are subject to a comprehensive technical expert review process that analyzes whether reporting is in line with the standards adopted. Countries will also engage in a multilateral review with their peers to share their experiences and lessons learned.

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A Personal Initiative On #ClimateChange “Everyone Can Participate”; Align with Global Initiatives

By: Juntee Terrenal, GMS, ▪Competency ▪ Experience ▪ Results

Why is #climatechange has already began dominating the airwaves? The topic is very relevant to current climate changes and phenomena around the world. The world leaders of 150 plus countries will converge in Paris at the end of this month to exchange deliberation about an international strategy that will ‘slow down’ the effect of #climatechange globally.

“It is not only our Leaders who can decide about what we do in slowing down the impact of ‘climatechange’. As citizens of the world, we too have responsibility in slowing it down.

   As we actively observed the every consequence of the changing climate around us; you and I can identify areas within our vicinity where we can make a difference in this international initiative. Your own personal participation can preserve Mother Earth from further deterioration”

“Man is the worst enemy of man. We can say it with terrorists. But we can say the same when it comes to climate. Human beings are destroying nature, damaging the environment and it is therefore for human beings to face up to their responsibilities for the future generations.

It’s a duty for mankind to be bold in the days to come to reach an agreement, a binding agreement, a universal agreement. One that is ambitious,” – said François Hollande, President of France at Commonwealth summit

With the Paris’ Climate Change Summit – the 21st Conference of Parties (COP 21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), it will bolster a significant stride about an international awareness pertaining to realistic condition of the Mother Earth and to reduce global greenhouse emissions.

Hopefully, everyone who will be actively listening will learn something from it. And will take a personal initiative in helping the ‘slowing down’ of the #climatechange. Let’s begin this in our own household and backyard. A small piece of participation will create greater impact to humanity because of our combined active role.

“We do not have the right to test the planet’s tolerance. We do, however, have the responsibility to act now and build truly resilient future and I am sure the Commonwealth and those here will play a critical part in this endeavour.” – said Prince Charles of Wales at Commonwealth Summit

“People want to do more. But they want to know that what they are doing fits into a bigger picture. Yes, every single one of us can, and should be, much more conscious of the ways we can act to reduce our carbon footprint, to have a greater impact on protecting the environment going forward.” – said Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada at COP21

In the last few years, we have seen before our very eyes that many places internationally were affected by unusual floods (United Kingdom, USA, the Philippines, Indonesia, Japan, Chile, etc), the most recent experiences of wildfires and droughts in California, Oregon and Washington.

When you have traveled internationally, there are many places with very pleasant climates. However, it the recent five years dramatic changes of high and scorching heat were unbearable. Within our own backyard alone, temperatures are dramatically changing on a particular season from extreme cold to extreme heat.

Yet, there are many people in the US Congress that are employed by taxpayers, who are enjoying the conveniences of air-conditioned offices; they believed #climatechange is not something that they will focus some attention with. The taxpayers who are paying their salaries are the ones who get the first hand experiences of weather changes but their representative couldn’t care less of finding alternative solutions that will help ease equal convenience of citizenry.

“The greatest obstacles we face in the fight against #climatechange aren’t technological or economic – they are political” – said President Barack Obama

While the intent of the Obama Administration is to protect the environment for the citizens of the United States and other nationals, as individuals we have responsibility to create techniques that will help in ‘slowing down’ climate change initiative.  Our contribution can create an impact towards a bigger scale.

Catholic Church Cardinal Peter Turkson says “people should be “encouraged” to exercise their “ecological citizenship” (source: BBC.com)

On a bigger picture, which ones are the bigger culprit that created the worsening #climatechange in our environment? The largest source of greenhouse gas emissions from human activities in the United States is from burning fossil fuels for electricity, heat, and transportation. It is the big corporations that are using #fossilfuels and that are profiting from their use. Consumers enjoy the product they produce however. Yet the government give tax advantage to corporations that are creating the destruction of Mother Earth. (sourcecredit: EPA)

Backgrounder of Climate Change:

Climate change is caused by humankind’s increased emissions of greenhouse gases as well as other factors that are polluting our environment, the Mother Earth. Today,atmospheric CO2 levels are higher than ever before in human history.

Greenhouse gases are carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (C4H) and nitrous oxide (N2O) as well as fluoromethane (HFC) and perfluoromethane (PFC). Most abundantly emitted is CO2. But even though the share of methane and nitrous oxide is smaller, they still have a big impact: methane is 25 times more potent as a greenhouse gas than CO2, and nitrous oxide is 300 times as harmful.

Infografik Life Links Greenhouse gas

Taken together, the burning of three main fossil fuels – coal, natural gases and oil – accounts for 65 percent of greenhouse gas emissions; the remaining 35 percent are mainly derived from livestock and waste emitting methane and cutting down trees for logging or land use. (credit source: dw.com)

To read more detailed information about what is causing #ClimateChange please visit Global Climate Change by DW.

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#ClimateChange Impact to the Society as a Whole Triggered the Rejection of Keystone Pipeline

By: Juntee Terrenal, GMS, Strategic International Business Leader, Adviser & Coach

It is a great move in rejecting the Keystone Pipeline project. This is a long overdue action, stopping the demands of firms that are creating greater pollution into this mother earth.

Kudos to the heads of governments who value the impact of pollution toward humanity and environment.

“Now for years, the Keystone Pipeline has occupied what I, frankly, consider and overinflated role in our political discourse. It became a symbol too often used as a campaign cudgel by both parties rather than a serious policy matter.

And all of this obscured the fact that this pipeline would neither be a silver bullet for the economy, as was promised by some, nor the express lane to climate disaster proclaimed by others.” – said President Obama.

Credits: AP, WashingtonPost

_2015 ClimateChange Rejected KeystonePipeline

Canada’s Prime Minister’s Diplomatic Competency in regards to Keystone XL Pipeline:

“We are disappointed by the decision but respect the right of the United States to make the decision.

“The Canada-U.S. relationship is much bigger than any one project and I look forward to a fresh start with President Obama to strengthen our remarkable ties in a spirit of friendship and co-operation.

“We know that Canadians want a government that they can trust to protect the environment and grow the economy. The Government of Canada will work hand-in-hand with provinces, territories and like-minded countries to combat climate change, adapt to its impacts, and create the clean jobs of tomorrow.” – said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

The final determination comes 2,604 days after Transcanada first applied for State Department approval to build the 1,179-mile cross-border pipeline from Alberta or Nebraska. Earlier this week, the State Department rejected the company’s request to delay a final determination. (sourcecredit-usatoday: Obama to reject Keystone Pipeline)

Perspectives:

It is morally wrong to think about losing a job creation opportunity as the incognito investors’ intent to this project besides benefiting from its profit; while sacrificing the health of the majority of humanity and environment. 

Investors who are truly interested in creating jobs and opportunities of employment can create other non-polluting businesses toward humanity and environment.

Everyone in this planet earth must do their share in protecting this environment. People must use critical thinking about every initiatives that are proposed particularly those that will affect everyone socially, environmentally, and economically.

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Mr. Terrenal is your partner in becoming the “High Performing Organization” of 2015 and beyond; strategic international business Leader, adviser & coach, competent, human capital and resources management. Creates initiatives combined with business acumen and ROI integrating complex human capital and resources that clients seek, globally. With 20+ years of experience he brings many time and money-saving solutions to your complex business issues and problems particularly when operating internationally. Negotiator, communicator, proven track record in accelerating productivity, organizational effectiveness, talent management, service quality. Quoted to numerous international media outlets; an avid gardener and photo enthusiast.

As an experienced global mobility management specialist, human capital management executive and management consultant, he and his team create solutions, converting client’s needs into actions, resolving their challenges. Mr. Terrenal and his global team have successfully assisted, implemented and accelerated businesses and personal successes of their corporate and individual clients by using their ROI-driven techniques in over 40 countries.

#ClimateChange – Let’s Begin Working Instead of Many Talks

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

The 70th UN General Assembly held in New York, attended by 150 world leaders achieved an accord of building a new climate-change treaty that aims to be finalized in Paris in December.

#climatechange #globalwarming #airpollution #carbonpollution #carbonemission #relonavigator #IBBAs #people #environment

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President Obama launched the American Clean Power Plan, which sets the first-ever carbon pollution standarards for power plants.

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Protect People and Environment: “Promoting anomalous ideological colonization is irresponsible”

By: Juntee Terrenal, GMS, Strategic International Business Leader, Adviser & Coach

The highly anticipated address of Pope Francis to the United Nations in New York took place today where he touched #climate change, #family, #government #UNCharter #environmental issues and the consequences of #social #progress in the 21st Century.

Pope Francis shared his sharp observations and warned “that without recognizing certain ethical limits, social progress risks becoming a cover for abuse, corruption and ideological colonization.”

“The misuse and destruction of the environment are also accompanied by a relentless process of exclusion. In effect, a selfish and boundless thirst for power and material prosperity leads both to the misuse of available natural resources and to the exclusion of the weak and disadvantaged, either because they are differently abled (handicapped), or because they lack adequate information and technical expertise, or are incapable of decisive political action.”

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“Economic and social exclusion is a complete denial of human fraternity and a grave offense against human rights and the environment. The poorest are those who suffer most from such offenses, for three serious reasons: they are cast off by society, forced to live off what is discarded and suffer unjustly from the abuse of the environment. They are part of today’s widespread and quietly growing “culture of waste”.

“Our world demands of all government leaders a will which is effective, practical and constant, concrete steps and immediate measures for preserving and improving the natural environment and thus putting an end as quickly as possible to the phenomenon of social and economic exclusion, with its baneful consequences: human trafficking, the marketing of human organs and tissues, the sexual exploitation of boys and girls, slave labour, including prostitution, the drug and weapons trade, terrorism and international organized crime.

Such is the magnitude of these situations and their toll in innocent lives, that we must avoid every temptation to fall into a declarationist nominalism which would assuage our consciences. We need to ensure that our institutions are truly effective in the struggle against all these scourges.”

“Without the recognition of certain incontestable natural ethical limits and without the immediate implementation of those pillars of integral human development, the ideal of “saving succeeding generations from the scourge of war” (Charter of the United Nations, Preamble), and “promoting social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom” (ibid.), risks becoming an unattainable illusion, or, even worse, idle chatter which serves as a cover for all kinds of abuse and corruption, or for carrying out an ideological colonization by the imposition of anomalous models and lifestyles which are alien to people’s identity and, in the end, irresponsible.” (source:  vatican.com)

To read the complete text of Pope Francis Address at the 70th United Nations General Assembly, please click on the following link “Pope Francis UN Address” 

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Mr. Terrenal is your partner in becoming the “High Performing Organization” of 2015 and beyond; strategic international business Leader, adviser & leadership coach, competent, human capital and resources management. Creates initiatives combined with business acumen and ROI integrating complex human capital and resources that clients seek, globally. With 20+ years of experience he brings many time and money-saving solutions to your complex business issues and problems particularly when operating internationally. Negotiator, communicator, proven track record in accelerating productivity, organizational effectiveness, talent management, service quality. Quoted to numerous international media outlets.

As an experienced global mobility management specialist, human capital management executive and management consultant, he and his team create solutions, converting client’s needs into actions, resolving their challenges. Mr. Terrenal and his global team have successfully assisted, implemented and accelerated businesses and personal successes of their corporate and individual clients by using their ROI-driven techniques in over 40 countries.

Becoming Environmentally Pro-active Is Not Embarrassing, A Benefit To Everyone

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

“Believe it or not, you can help create a better environment that you and your family will enjoy for a long time when you begin to be active in saving the planet earth. We do, because we care to live in a less polluted world we are living today!”

#environment #pro-active #composting #climatechange #recycling #globalwarming #wastes #environmentally-driven #carboncycle

By starting to compost your organic wastes from your kitchen, you are actually doing something that will benefit you in the long run.  The image below shows you more insights and its benefits.

“Mother Earth Needs Lots of Love by Humanity”

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OnGardening: How restoring your soil can help fight climate change

By Tom Karwin, Ongardening.com; Writes weekly about gardening at Monterey Herald

This article first appeared at ongardening.com, permitted to be re-published here at ReloNavigator’s Newsletter. #gardening #tomkarwin #climatechange #soil #carboncycle

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The threat of climate change has become a concern among scientists, environmentalists and gardeners (who might wear all three of these hats, of course). In the search for a solution to this problem, these three interested parties have common ground.

Our climate is changing as a result of a disruption of the carbon cycle. On Earth, a fixed amount of carbon moves through different forms: liquid, solid or gas.

Carbon enters the atmosphere from several sources, including respiration and decay of animals and plants, eruptions of volcanoes and releases of dissolved carbon dioxide (CO2) from the oceans.

Plants absorb CO2 from the atmosphere and use photosynthesis to release oxygen back into the atmosphere and convert carbon into sugars that support the plant’s above-ground growth. At the same time, up to 40 percent of the CO2 goes to the plant’s roots, to feed soil microbes. The microbes help the plant acquire nutrients through its roots, and lock (“sequester”) carbon into the soil for very long periods.

The carbon cycle supports Earth’s climate and enables the growth of plants and all other living things.

This complex natural process balances the amount of carbon in liquid, solid and gas forms. Vast amounts of carbon are stored in the soil and fossil fuels, and much smaller amounts are stored in the atmosphere, the oceans and plants.

During the Industrial Revolution (about 1760 to 1830), humans began burning fossil fuels, cutting down forests, draining wetlands, converting grasslands to large-scale crops, paving paradise and applying synthetic chemical fertilizers and pesticides. These activities have been disrupting the carbon cycle and altering this important balance.

The consequences include degraded soil with reduced ability to capture carbon, an excess of carbon in the atmosphere and the acidification of the oceans, none of which is beneficial to living things (including us).

The broad term, climate change, encompasses all of these negative effects.

Restoring the natural carbon cycle could reverse climate change.

Restoration requires feeding the soil with organic matter and planting cover crops to protect the soil from temperature extremes and erosion. In short, the solution is based upon regenerative, organic agriculture.

This strategy must be employed on a global scale, but we all should understand the carbon cycle and support this process of soil restoration in our own gardens and in our individual contributions to relevant public policy. Substantial private interests are invested in fossil fuels, “conventional” monoculture agriculture that depends upon synthetic chemicals, and other industrial methods that are changing our climate. They can be expected to resist this strategy of working with nature, so eventual success requires our vision and long-term commitment.

Each gardener could participate first in his or her own garden. That would be a fine way to celebrate our independence from, in this context, commercial interests.

To read more of Tom Karwin’s gardening articles and insights, please visit ongardening.com; to send an inquiry please send it to:  gardening@karwin.com.

Tom Karwin writes a regular column at Monterey Herald; his articles are also documented at On Gardening;  is president of the Friends of the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum and a Lifetime UC Master Gardener (Certified 1999-2009). A board member of the California Native Garden Society, a long-time member of the Garden Writers Association.

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Plant a tree: Around the World is experiencing Climate Changes and Mother Earth Needs Love

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

Have you experienced the recent climate changes within your surroundings? What’s happening with Mother Earth? During the 2015 Earth Day, perhaps you participate by planting a tree or do something worthy for the environment. Mother Earth will be pleased with your efforts. 

A question must be;

“How will you participate as an individual, organization, group or community in slowing the current international changes of our climate?”

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“It’s time to be more realistic, have your senses help you to a learning experience and participate in helping mother earth survive – be green!. Become an agent in slowing climate change. Take a one step forward in observing various environmental and seasonal phenomena that have shifted internationally. Within the United States alone, many weather phenomena have been reported across local and national newspapers, social media also helped in presenting realities of events with others; what can you do?”; said Juntee Terrenal, Chair, IBBAsSM (International Businesses BoardSM); Founder and Principal, ReloNavigatorTM

Apple reported ,We don’t want to debate climate change. We want to stop it

Just two days ago, the video of “benmillington18” documented what was happening in Dungong, New South Wales, Australia;

House floating on Dungog River, NSW – video credit: benmillington18

Washington Post reported, Breaking snowball record in Boston last February 2015

Scientists of Global Climate Change provide research and updates that pertains to factors that are influencing climate changes;

“If we can verify the methane detected by the satellite and identify its sources, decision-makers will have critical information for any actions they are considering,” said CIRES scientist Gabrielle Pétron, one of the mission’s investigators. Part of President Obama’s recent Climate Action Plan calls for reductions in methane emissions.

In northern Philippines, a sinking village in Caba, La Union was reported recently by Manila Bulletin; please click on the photo to get the full story.

Credits: Erwin G. Beleo, Manila Bulletin

Credits: Erwin G. Beleo, Manila Bulletin