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  • "Cli-fi” examines "the potential, drastic consequences of climate change."
  • "Searching for the term 'climate fiction' on Amazon today returns over 1,300 results."
  • "Born as a meme and raised into a distinct genre by the power of social media."
  • Study finds polar bears can’t decrease metabolism in summer like in winter
  • If they can’t hunt on sea ice over the summer, polar bear populations will decrease
  • Only way to stop polar bear decline is reverse sea ice loss
  • Last September, Rockefeller Brothers Fund also announced purging holdings in coal and tar sands and withdrawing from oil + gas
  • Only 1% of funds are invested in alternative energy, with 3-5 years before reaching 10% goal
  • Currently 5.2% of the fund is left in fossil fuels
  • "Sun will 'go to sleep' in 2030 and could cause temperatures to plummet."
  • "Between 2030 and 2040 solar cycles will cancel each other out"
  • "Could lead to 'Maunder minimum' effect that saw River Thames freeze over"
  • Salt water mangroves have moved inland in the past decade, while freshwater plants have lost ground
  • Findings from satellite imagery from 2001--2010 match long-term trends tracked on the ground for the past 70 years
  • Southern Everglades show patches of freshwater vegetation loss within 2.5 miles of the shore
  • "2 per cent of wild bee species are responsible for 80 per cent of the globe's pollinated crops: from strawberries and rapeseed to cacao chocolate and coffee beans."
  • "Worldwide honeybee colonies are in serious decline, falling from around 250,000 working UK colonies in the 1950s to fewer than 100,000 in 2015."
  • "The value of wild bee pollination in Britain is estimated at £1 billion a year, with a small number of species -- including bumblebees and solitary bees -- carrying out work worth around £1,900 per hectare of farmland.
  • "A group of 36 Nobel prizewinners have signed a new Mainau Declaration calling for urgent action on climate change."
  • The document is open for other Nobel Laureates to join.
  • He's doubling his current investments in renewables over the next 5 years to “bend the curve” on tackling climate change
  • Gates says current renewables are not yet close to being able to meet projected energy needs by 2030 and innovation is the "only way to achieve a positive scenario"
  • Surveyed beekeepers reported that a tolerable amount of colony loss was 18.7% this year.
  • Two-thirds of beekeepers suffered losses greater than this number.
  • This year, for the first time since summer loss data has been collected, more losses occurred in summer than in winter
  • NASA finds the last section of Antarctica's Larson B ice shelf is weakening
  • Result will be rise in sea levels as the shelf splits into hundreds of drifting icebergs
  • Shelf is 625 sq mi in area; its three major tributary glaciers are fed by their own tributaries farther inland
  • First map for the California Department of Water Resources with data collected by the European Sentinel-1 satellite complete.
  • This map is part of a larger project to use NASA expertise to study —and try to help combat—California’s drought.
  • Scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California, Berkeley have created a hybrid system of bacteria and semiconducting nanowires that mimics photosynthesis.
  • This versatile, high-yield system can take water, sunlight and carbon dioxide and turn them into the building blocks of biodegradable plastics, pharmaceutical drugs and biofuel.
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