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  • Oxfam Report: 10 Million at Risk of Hunger Due to Climate Change and El Niño – Ecologise
    Tverberg global economy green politics India inequality Kurt Cobb Narendra Modi government neoliberalism oil prices organic farming Paris climate talks peak oil Renewable energy resource depletion resource extraction Richard Heinberg rural India Sagar Dhara Sustainability Transition videos water crisis weather patterns Archives Archives Select Month May 2016 4 April 2016 51 March 2016 46 February 2016 31 January 2016 27 December 2015 31 November 2015 29 October 2015 19 September 2015 12 August 2015 13 July 2015 9 June 2015 11 May 2015 13 April 2015 12 March 2015 16 February 2015 17 January 2015 10 December 2014 10 November 2014 10 October 2014 10 September 2014 11 August 2014 7 July 2014 5 June 2014 7 May 2014 2 April 2014 3 March 2014 4 February 2014 1 January 2014 2 December 2013 3 November 2013 2 October 2013 8 Upcoming Events Webinar on Groundtruthing at online event Groundtruthing gathers information that connects regulatory requirements with actual impacts development has on people Resource person Kanchi Kohli Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 12th May 2016 12th May 2016 Rainwater Harvesting Workshop at Hyderabad Understand and combat Hyderabad s water problems through rain water harvesting Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 15th May 2016 15th May 2016 Thought for Food at Palampur Himachal Pradesh Workshop on eating responsibly sharing strategies and tools for doing so Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 18th May 2016 22nd May 2016 Two short courses on Development at Azim Premji University Bangalore Designed for professionals working in various domains of development Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 24th May 2016 3rd June 2016 View All Events Special Features Oxfam Report 10 Million at Risk of Hunger Due to Climate Change and El Niño Written by Contributor Oct 9 2015 0 Comments Common Dreams At least ten million of the poorest people face food insecurity in 2015 and 2016 due to extreme weather conditions and the onset of El Niño Oxfam has reported In Oxfam s new report called Entering Uncharted Waters erratic weather patterns were noted including high temperatures and droughts disrupting farming seasons around the world Countries are already facing a major emergency said Oxfam including Ethiopia where 4 5 million people are in need of food assistance due to a drought this year Almost three million face hunger in Malawi as a result of erratic rains followed by drought These conditions have caused a stifling in food production and a rise

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  • Down to Earth issue on the elusive monsoon – Ecologise
    in various domains of development Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 24th May 2016 3rd June 2016 View All Events Special Features Down to Earth issue on the elusive monsoon Written by Contributor Sep 19 2015 0 Comments Stop the killing fields Farmers are in a terrible situation with no water for crops livestock or drinking If we dismiss this year as a freak weather year we will never make the necessary corrections Sunita Narain Editor Down To Earth magazine This is our season of despair This year it would seem the gods have been most unkind to Indian farmers Early in the year came the weird weather events like hailstorms and freak and untimely rains that destroyed standing crops Nobody knew what was happening After all each year we witness a natural weather phenomenon called the Western Disturbance winds that emanate from the Mediterranean and travel eastward towards India What was new this year was the sheer freakiness of these disturbances which brought extreme rain with unusual frequency and intensity More importantly instead of breaking over the Himalayas as these disturbances are prone to do these winds with moisture travelled eastward towards Bengal and even southward towards Madhya Pradesh Meteorologists were spooked And farmers watching their standing crops destroyed before their eyes were caught off guard Their pain was palpable My colleagues who went to understand what was happening in rural Uttar Pradesh after these events came back with tales of utter shock Farmers were already caught in a spiral of debt because of the increasing cost of agriculture and now this It was nothing less than carnage But this was only the beginning of the year the first cropping season Then came the whopper of a drought season linked to El Niño warming of the Pacific that gives the monsoon a fever In many parts of the country this would be the second or third or even the fourth consecutive monsoon failure It is a terrible situation with no water for crops livestock or drinking in many parts The question is will it end soon or is it a beginning a glimpse of what the future looks like The answer to this question holds the difference between life and death literally The fact is if we dismiss this season of despair as a freak year then we will never put into place the corrections so desperately needed in a future that is even more risky and makes us even more vulnerable Meteorologists will tell you that the weather is becoming more erratic more confounding and definitely more devastating Even if they hesitate to use the word climate they will agree that something new is afoot In other words this is not just natural weather variability but portends long term changes So what do we do First we need to invest big time in weather sciences

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  • Soil & Water – Page 2 – Ecologise
    the attention it deserves The Economic Times continues to play a prominent part in discussing air pollution in Continue Reading News update Written by Ecologise May 14 2015 0 Comments It s Official Global Carbon Levels Surpassed 400 ppm for Entire Month Common Dreams Marking yet another grim milestone for an ever warming planet the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration revealed that for the first time in recorded history global levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere averaged over 400 parts per million ppm for an entire Continue Reading LibCom series on Capitalist agriculture Written by Contributor Apr 18 2015 0 Comments Part 4 Capitalist agriculture class formation and the metabolic rift Libcom org In this fourth installment on our series on food and climate we look at the dynamics of capitalist agriculture in terms of production class formation and the metabolic rift in the nitrogen cycle Part 1 Climate class and the Neolithic revolution looked at the Continue Reading George Monbiot Soil the crisis to beat them all Written by Contributor Apr 2 2015 0 Comments War pestilence even climate change are trifles by comparison Destroy the soil and we all starve George Monbiot Imagine a wonderful world a planet on which there was no threat of climate breakdown no loss of freshwater no antibiotic resistance no obesity crisis no terrorism no war Surely then we would be out of major Continue Reading News update Written by Ecologise Mar 31 2015 0 Comments Could India s Coal Plans Derail the Global Climate Tobias Engelmeier The Energy Collective If India were to grow its electricity system based on coal as China has done would it derail the global climate According to our calculations under a coal heavy scenario India would need to increase is coal fired power generation capacity from the 156 Continue Reading Book Ecological Agriculture in India Written by Contributor Mar 17 2015 0 Comments Ecological Agriculture in India Scientific Evidence on Positive Impacts and Successes Alliance for Sustainable Holistic Agriculture ASHA Note on the book by by Kavitha Kuruganti of ASHA Very often when ecological agriculture whether it goes by the name of organic farming or natural farming or bio dynamic farming approaches are advocated for large scale replication Continue Reading News update Written by Ecologise Mar 14 2015 0 Comments Can Solar be the Backbone of India s Energy System by 2035 Tobias Engelmeier The Energy Collective Around 70 of India s power comes from coal less than 1 from solar Will that change in the next 20 years Can solar become the new backbone of the Indian energy system I think there is a good possibility Continue Reading News update Written by Ecologise Mar 6 2015 0 Comments Lester Brown Vast dust bowls threaten tens of millions with hunger The Guardian UK Vast tracts of Africa and of China are turning into dust bowls on a scale that dwarfs the one that devastated the US in the 1930s one of the world s pre eminent

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  • Sustainability – Page 2 – Ecologise
    hanging fruit and with a plan in place then revise our plan frequently as we gain practical experience Continue Reading The Revolution is Love A missive from Charles Eisenstein Written by Contributor Mar 14 2016 0 Comments This is why so many seasoned activists succumb to despair after decades of struggle Do you think we can beat the military industrial financial agricultural pharmaceutical NGO educational political complex at its own game But the modern environmental movement and most especially the climate change movement has attempted just that risking defeat but also often worsening the situation even in its victories Continue Reading Towards Energy Democracy A Vision Statement Written by Contributor Mar 6 2016 0 Comments Unlimited growth and consumerist culture is incompatible with a finite world We call for an urgent paradigm shift from the currently dominant model of consumption led development to creating frameworks of human and ecological well being This transition should be defined by the principles of sustainability equity and justice Adopted at the Bijli Vikalp Sangam Bodh Gaya Continue Reading NEWS UPDATE 84 Written by Ecologise Feb 24 2016 0 Comments January was the globe s most unusually warm month ever recorded and the past three months have been the most unusually warm three month period on record as well according to NASA It is the combination of manmade global warming and a record strong El Niño that s bumped up temperatures to never before seen levels since at least 1880 Continue Reading Subhash Palekar From farmer to national treasure Written by Manu Sharma Feb 18 2016 5 Comments He did not form a people s movement Nor did he plead with the government to popularise his natural farming method Palekar took a more direct route instead He reached out to the farmers Met them in person and trained them in his cultivation practices He continues to spread awareness and hold training workshops for farmers Continue Reading Announcing Ecologise Camp 4 near Thally Tamil Nadu Written by Ecologise Feb 16 2016 0 Comments Dates April 16 17 2016 Venue A Small Three Acre Farm Asta Farm Hosur Thally Road Krishnagiri District Tamil Nadu Land custodians Gracy Elezebeth Vijay Kundaji Contacts Vijayendra t vija il com 91 94907 05634 Vijay Kundaji ja ku ji ma c 91 98450 87530 Gracy Elezebeth grac yaho 91 94484 82572 When the last tree has been cut down the last fish caught the last river poisoned Continue Reading Power in India radical pathways to local self rule Written by Contributor Feb 15 2016 0 Comments Ashish Kothari Pallav Das write in State of Power report People are recognizing that the current power dispensation is frozen in an intellectual paradigm defined by free market orthodoxy and will change only if confronted by worldviews such as swaraj or Radical Ecological Democracy India and the world needs that change in order to continue to thrive Continue Reading The world s forests will collapse if we don t learn to say no Written by Contributor

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  • Video: The Shit Hits The Fan discussion series at the Doomstead Diner – Ecologise
    Cobb Narendra Modi government neoliberalism oil prices organic farming Paris climate talks peak oil Renewable energy resource depletion resource extraction Richard Heinberg rural India Sagar Dhara Sustainability Transition videos water crisis weather patterns Archives Archives Select Month May 2016 4 April 2016 51 March 2016 46 February 2016 31 January 2016 27 December 2015 31 November 2015 29 October 2015 19 September 2015 12 August 2015 13 July 2015 9 June 2015 11 May 2015 13 April 2015 12 March 2015 16 February 2015 17 January 2015 10 December 2014 10 November 2014 10 October 2014 10 September 2014 11 August 2014 7 July 2014 5 June 2014 7 May 2014 2 April 2014 3 March 2014 4 February 2014 1 January 2014 2 December 2013 3 November 2013 2 October 2013 8 Upcoming Events Webinar on Groundtruthing at online event Groundtruthing gathers information that connects regulatory requirements with actual impacts development has on people Resource person Kanchi Kohli Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 12th May 2016 12th May 2016 Rainwater Harvesting Workshop at Hyderabad Understand and combat Hyderabad s water problems through rain water harvesting Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 15th May 2016 15th May 2016 Thought for Food at Palampur Himachal Pradesh Workshop on eating responsibly sharing strategies and tools for doing so Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 18th May 2016 22nd May 2016 Two short

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  • News update – Ecologise
    in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 18th May 2016 22nd May 2016 Two short courses on Development at Azim Premji University Bangalore Designed for professionals working in various domains of development Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 24th May 2016 3rd June 2016 View All Events Special Features News update Written by Ecologise Jul 14 2015 0 Comments New coal plants most urgent threat to the planet warns OECD head The Guardian UK Governments must rethink plans for new coal fired power plants around the world as these are now the most urgent threat to the future of the planet the head of the OECD has warned In unusually strong terms for the organisation best known as a club of the world s richest countries its secretary general Angel Gurria told governments to think twice or three or four times before allowing new coal fired plants to go ahead Wars Water Shortages Heat Waves Are You Prepared Prachi Salve IndiaSpend com Lives properties and economies stand to be affected by climate change as we understand it While debates on the significance and impact of climate change rage furiously a new multi nation study has argued that preparing for the risks of climate change is an imperative now Particularly so for a country like India which is likely to have a greater economic impact as prosperity rises in the coming years Unnatural Disaster How Global Warming Helped Cause India s Catastrophic Flood Daniel Grossman Yale Environment 360 The flood that swept through the Indian state of Uttarakhand two years ago killed thousands of people and was one of the worst disasters in the nation s recent history Now researchers are saying that melting glaciers and shifting storm tracks played a major role in the catastrophe and should be a warning about how global warming could lead to more damaging floods in the future With One Third of Largest Aquifers Highly Stressed It s Time to Explore and Assess the Planet s Groundwater National Geographic One third of the world s 37 largest aquifers are highly stressed to over stressed according to a companion study published in the same issue of WRR The eight most highly stressed aquifers receive almost no natural recharge to offset human use including aquifers in Saudi Arabia northwestern India and Pakistan Saudi Arabia s solar for oil plan is a ray of hope Damian Carrington The Guardian UK So what to make of the statement by Saudi Arabia s oil minister that the world s biggest oil exporter could stop using fossil fuels as soon as 2040 and become a global power in solar and wind energy Ali Al Naimi s statement is striking as Saudi Arabia s wealth and influence is entirely founded on its huge oil wealth

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  • Three Leading Think-tanks Studying Global Crises – Ecologise
    future scenarios Gail Tverberg global economy green politics India inequality Kurt Cobb Narendra Modi government neoliberalism oil prices organic farming Paris climate talks peak oil Renewable energy resource depletion resource extraction Richard Heinberg rural India Sagar Dhara Sustainability Transition videos water crisis weather patterns Archives Archives Select Month May 2016 4 April 2016 51 March 2016 46 February 2016 31 January 2016 27 December 2015 31 November 2015 29 October 2015 19 September 2015 12 August 2015 13 July 2015 9 June 2015 11 May 2015 13 April 2015 12 March 2015 16 February 2015 17 January 2015 10 December 2014 10 November 2014 10 October 2014 10 September 2014 11 August 2014 7 July 2014 5 June 2014 7 May 2014 2 April 2014 3 March 2014 4 February 2014 1 January 2014 2 December 2013 3 November 2013 2 October 2013 8 Upcoming Events Webinar on Groundtruthing at online event Groundtruthing gathers information that connects regulatory requirements with actual impacts development has on people Resource person Kanchi Kohli Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 12th May 2016 12th May 2016 Rainwater Harvesting Workshop at Hyderabad Understand and combat Hyderabad s water problems through rain water harvesting Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 15th May 2016 15th May 2016 Thought for Food at Palampur Himachal Pradesh Workshop on eating responsibly sharing strategies and tools for doing so Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 18th May 2016 22nd May 2016 Two short courses on Development at Azim Premji University Bangalore Designed for professionals working in various domains of development Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 24th May 2016 3rd June 2016 View All Events Special Features Three Leading Think tanks Studying Global Crises Written by Ecologise Apr 30 2015 0 Comments The Future of Humanity Institute Oxford University The Future of Humanity Institute is a leading research centre looking at big picture questions for human civilization The last few centuries have seen tremendous change and this century might transform the human condition in even more fundamental ways Using the tools of mathematics philosophy and science we explore the risks and opportunities that will arise from technological change weigh ethical dilemmas and evaluate global priorities Our goal is to clarify the choices that will shape humanity s long term future Visit the Future of Humanity Institute website Learn about FHI s Global Priorities Project Read Aeon magazine s excellent profile of FHI Centre for Study of Existential Risk Cambridge

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  • News update – Ecologise
    Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 12th May 2016 12th May 2016 Rainwater Harvesting Workshop at Hyderabad Understand and combat Hyderabad s water problems through rain water harvesting Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 15th May 2016 15th May 2016 Thought for Food at Palampur Himachal Pradesh Workshop on eating responsibly sharing strategies and tools for doing so Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 18th May 2016 22nd May 2016 Two short courses on Development at Azim Premji University Bangalore Designed for professionals working in various domains of development Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window 24th May 2016 3rd June 2016 View All Events Special Features News update Written by Ecologise Apr 15 2015 0 Comments California Drought Tests History of Endless Growth The New York Times For more than a century California has been the state where people flocked for a better life 164 000 square miles of mountains farmland and coastline shimmering with ambition and dreams money and beauty It was the cutting edge symbol of possibility Hollywood Silicon Valley aerospace agriculture and vineyards But now a punishing drought is forcing a reconsideration of whether the aspiration of untrammeled growth that has for so long been this state s driving engine has run against the limits of nature Global Energy Trends and Implications for India The Need to Consume Less Oil Tobias Engelmeier The Energy Collective Oil consumption will rise in India as the economy and the population grows This is a major headache for the government since India imports almost all of this fuel Currently oil prices are fairly low but if they rise again they will drive inflation and open up a large trade deficit China s Fuel Demand to Peak Sooner Than Oil Giants Expect Bloomberg Business China s biggest oil refiner is signaling the nation is headed to its peak in diesel and gasoline consumption far sooner than most Western energy companies and analysts are forecasting If correct the projections by China Petroleum Chemical Corp or Sinopec a state controlled enterprise with public shareholders in Hong Kong pose a big challenge to the world s largest oil companies They re counting on demand from China and other developing countries to keep their businesses growing as energy consumption falls in more advanced economies How changing driving habits are changing the oil and gas industry Omar Mouallem Alberta Oil Magazine For 100 years the automotive and energy sectors were like two wheels on the same axle continually spinning forward Young North Americans are delaying getting their licenses driving fewer kilometers

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