Climate Links

Photo: Badlands National Park (Some rights reserved) What would those in the know like others to understand about climate and climate change? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesThe beginning of the beginning for Biden’s climate pushPolitical battle lines emerge over Wall Street’s focus on climateclimate-worst-case-scenarios-clouds-scientists-global-heatingWas Global Warming Data ‘Faked’ to ‘Fit Climate …

Climate Justice and Problems of Scale

Illustrations generated via Craiyon This week in Pretoria, South Africa: Global Humanities Institute 2022: Climate Justice and Problems of Scale is being held at the University of Pretoria @UPTuks July 29-August 7. Hashtags: #ClimateJusticeGHI, #ClimateJustice Key Linkssites.utexas.edu/ghi/programLivestreamingScheduleRecorded [email protected]@chcinetwork Questions Is there a directory of allies working on climate issues and in particular climate justice? Who …

July 20 and looking up at the moon

Photo: NASA Goddard, Lunar Module (Some rights reserved) Celebrating July 20, the anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing. Hashtag: #InternationalMoonDay Out of this world heritage sites! Things we learned: The average age in Mission Control was 27 ‘Software‘ was created as a word Key LinksApollo 11 – NASAApollo 11 Lunar Module / EASEP HeadlinesThe scientific …

Mangrove Day

Poster (Some rights reserved) July 26 is the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem (Día internacional de conservación del ecosistema de manglares).  Hashtags: #MangroveDay #DíaDelManglar Key Linksunesco.org/commemorations/mangroveday Did you know? Mangroves are extraordinary ecosystems, located at the interface of land and sea in tropical regions, which offer a considerable array of ecosystem goods and services. …

Tren Maya = Maya Train

Logo Mexico – Tren Maya (Maya Train), the controversial, under-construction train service in the Yucatán Peninsula, is under scrutiny. Scheduled to be operational in December 2023, the 1,500km track will have sections open from Chetumal-Escárcega and Chetumal-Cancún.  Key Linkstren-maya.mxEl Tren y la Tierra (PDF)@[email protected] Questions = Preguntas How can archaeological travel and tourism connect local …

Australia Votes 2022

Photo: Denisbin, Eyre (Some rights reserved) Australia – federal elections will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2022 to elect members of the 47th Parliament. Voting is mandatory for citizens over 18. More than 17.2 million people – 96% of eligible voters – are enrolled for this election. All 151 seats in the lower house, …

May 12 is the International Day of Plant Health

Photo: Rojas de Cuauhtemoc (Some rights reserved) A legacy of the the 2020-2021 International Year of Plant Health and starting in 2022, May 12 is the International Day of Plant Health. Hashtag: #PlantHealthDay Key Linksfao.org/plant-health-dayInternational Day of Plant Health: Get Involved! (PDF)@FAO Press ReleasesPlant health summit aims to boost food security, safeguard human healthPress Release: …

City Nature Challenge

Artwork Attention biodiversity and citizen science fans, please turn on your phones, download the requisite apps, and take some photos on self-guided and community nature walks. City Nature Challenge returns around the globe at the bottom of April and top of May. Get outside! Hashtags: #CityNatureChallenge #RetoNaturaListaUrbano Key [email protected] The challenge takes place in two …

Recycling Day

Roofdog (Some rights reserved) There have been efforts to celebrate recycling around the world with Global Recycling Day on March 18 and International Recycling Day on May 17. Special kudos to Rio Muchacho in Ecuador and the town of Teotitlán del Valle, Mexico for showing in practice how recycling and reusing are part of daily …