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The Gary Null Show – 05.17.17

the need for a new paradigm and global revolution in agriculture to bring our soil back to life and preserve food security Prof. David Montgomery is a geomorphologist  & environmentalist in the Earth and Space Sciences division at the University of Washington’s College of the Environment in Seattle. Dave specializes in the evolution of geological topography and the influence of geomorphological processes …

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Dan Zukowski – Mount Everest Climbers May One Day Climb Ice-Free

The Himalayan Mountains and Tibetan Plateau, dubbed the “Third Pole” for having the largest ice mass on Earth after the polar regions, are rapidly losing their glaciers. Eighteen percent of China’s glaciers have vanished in the past 50 years according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Air pollution and rising air temperatures are combining to increase glacial melt, threatening water supplies for one …

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Christina Sarich – 8 Secrets To Living Beyond 100 From The World’s Healthiest People

In a lost kingdom high in the Himalayan mountains, at one of the extreme northern points of India, bordering Kashmir, China and Afghanistan live a people with incredible secrets for longevity – the Hunzas. Pronounced hoon-zas, they are not a society of mythical legend, but real people living on ‘the roof of the world’ – often to the tender age …

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Kate Fried – Bottled Water Goes Off the Deep End

Because they peddle one of the most basic and ubiquitous resources on the planet, bottled water companies are notorious for manufacturing demand for their products, often by resorting to old Madison Avenue mind games, like exploiting our subconscious interest in exclusivity or by suggesting that their products are more pure than tap water. Perrier was once extolled as the “champagne of water.” …

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Himalayan locals sustainably cultivate natural aphrodisiac as Big Pharma seeks to cash in

High up in the Himalayan mountains, hidden in the quiet pastures, grows a rare medicinal fungus. Speculators from around the world have heard what the fungus can do. (It’s a powerful aphrodisiac.) They have learned how valuable it is. (It’s more valuable than gold in the Chinese markets.) It’s an understatement that Big Pharma’s eyes are getting big – their …

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The Gary Null Show – 12.15.15

Prof. David Montgomery is a geomorphologist & environmentalist in the Earth and Space Sciences division at the University of Washington’s College of the Environment. He specializes in the evolution of geological topography and the influence of geomorphological processes on ecological systems and human societies. His research has taken him world wide, the Cascade Range in the Pacific Northwest to the Andes, the Himalayas and Tibetan plateau. Joining him is his wife Anne Bikle, a biologist and environmental planner whose work includes watershed restoration and advancing public health through environmental initiatives.

David has author several important works, including “Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations”, and together their most recent book is “The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health” that exposes the critical role the microbiomes in our soil and in our guts play to sustain life and health. Their website is Dig2Grow.com

America is the worst polluter in the history of the world. We should let climate change refugees resettle here. By Michael B. Gerrard

Michael B. Gerrard, associate faculty chair at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, is the Andrew Sabin professor of professional practice and director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School. Toward the end of this century, if current trends are not reversed, large parts of Bangladesh, the Philippines, Indonesia, Pakistan, Egypt and Vietnam, among other countries, will be under …

Everest Region May Experience 99% Glacier Loss

With continued temperature rise, glacier volume in the Everest region could be reduced between 70% and 99% by 2100. If greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions continue to rise, glaciers in the Everest region of the Himalayas could experience dramatic change in the decades to come. A team of researchers in Nepal, France and the Netherlands have found Everest glaciers could be very sensitive to future warming, and that sustained …

The Extinction Survey – Dmitry Orlov

There is a survey currently running on the Doomstead Diner, which asks people to make specific, numerical estimates about the timing of human extinction. It is inspired by the work of Guy McPherson, who has amassed much scientific evidence that points to very major climate disruption occurring over the next 2-3 decades, caused by multiple runaway positive feedback effects, such …

Image: Powerful earthquake hits Nepal

Want to Help Nepal Recover from the Quake? Cancel its Debt, Says Rights Group – Kanya D’Almeida

The death toll has now passed 3,300, and there is no telling how much farther it will climb. Search and rescue operations in Nepal entered their third day Monday, as the government and international aid agencies scramble to cope with the aftermath of a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck this South Asian nation on Apr. 25. Severe aftershocks have this land-locked …