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Swedish father and son duo build functional recycling machine operated by MAGPIES | SWNS
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Swedish father and son duo build functional recycling machine operated by MAGPIES | SWNS

A Swedish father and his son have created a fully functional recycling machine run by the MAGPIES that live in their neighbourhood. Tomas Morsing, 57, came up with the idea several years ago but it wasn't until he retired that he found the time to develop the idea with the help of his 20-year-old son Olof. Tomas and Olof, from Gothenburg, Sweden, built the magpie feeder and recycler in February last year and they have been altering and improving their design since. The basic principle involves magpies picking up litter and placing it in a compartment where it is sorted so that seeds can be released for the hungry birds. As of January 2022, the father and son had recorded 5,000 magpies approaching the contraption to give their offerings and had collected between 1,500 and 9,000 pieces of litter. At the end of 2020, Tomas, who works in the pharmaceutical industry, started working part-time which enabled him to focus on new innovative projects. With the help of his son, who always had an interest in maths, programming, and engineering, the 57-year-old was able to bring his idea to life. Subscribe to our channel to be the first to see our viral, breaking news videos. Twitter.com/swns Instagram.com/swns ** This content is being managed by SWNS. To licence for editorial or commercial use please contact licensing@swns.com 0117 9066550** #SWNS #southwestnews #Recycling #Magpies #Software #Program #HomemadeInvention
Artificial starch from CO2. Ground breaking new tech could reduce land and water use by 90%.
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Artificial starch from CO2. Ground breaking new tech could reduce land and water use by 90%.

The climate impacts of our global agriculture system have been very much in the news recently, especially when it comes to red meat. But one aspect of the industry that is much less conspicuous is the production of starch from crops like corn. Millions of tons of starch are used every year for a growing number of applications in many sectors, and the volumes are increasing every year. Now a Chinese research group has perfected a system to manufacture synthetic starch, potentially saving huge swathes of land and water use. Video Transcripts available at our website http://www.justhaveathink.com Help support this channels independence at http://www.patreon.com/justhaveathink Or with a donation via Paypal by clicking here https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=GWR73EHXGJMAE&source=url You can also help keep my brain ticking over during the long hours of research and editing via the nice folks at BuyMeACoffee.com https://www.buymeacoffee.com/justhaveathink Interested in mastering and remembering the concepts that I present in my videos? Check out the FREE Dive Deeper mini-courses offered by the Center for Behavior and Climate. These mini-courses teach the main concepts in select JHAT videos and go beyond to help you learn additional scientific or conservation concepts. The courses are great for teachers to use or for individual learning.https://climatechange.behaviordevelopmentsolutions.com/just-have-a-think-jhat Check out other YouTube Climate Communicators zentouro: https://www.youtube.com/user/zentouro Climate Adam: https://www.youtube.com/user/ClimateAdam Kurtis Baute: https://www.youtube.com/user/ScopeofScience Levi Hildebrand: https://www.youtube.com/user/The100LH Simon Clark: https://www.youtube.com/user/SimonOxfPhys Sarah Karvner: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRwMkTu8sCwOOD6_7QYrZnw ClimateTown: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuVLG9pThvBABcYCm7pkNkA Jack Harries: https://www.youtube.com/user/JacksGap Beckisphere: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT39HQq5eDKonaUV8ujiBCQ Our Changing Climate : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNXvxXpDJXp-mZu3pFMzYHQ Research Links Link to Science.org page to access main paper (paywall protected) https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.abh4049 Our World in Data - Land Use https://ourworldindata.org/land-use New Atlas Article https://newatlas.com/science/artificial-synthesis-starch-from-co2/ Global Starch Market https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2021/07/12/2261007/0/en/Global-Starch-Market-to-Reach-160-3-Million-Metric-Tons-by-2026.html
10 New Insights in Climate Science | #COP26  | Climate action
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10 New Insights in Climate Science | #COP26 | Climate action

Overview by Professor Johan Rockström, Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Co-Chair, Advisory Committee of Future Earth, and Co-Chair of the Earth League. The 10 New Insights in Climate Science: 1. Stabilizing at 1.5°C warming is still possible, but immediate and drastic global action is required 2. Rapid growth in methane and nitrous oxide emissions put us on track for 2.7°C warming 3. Megafires – climate change forces fire extremes to reach new dimensions with extreme impacts 4. Climate tipping elements incur high-impact risks 5. Global climate action must be just 6. Supporting household behaviour changes is a crucial but often overlooked opportunity for climate action 7. Political challenges impede the effectiveness of carbon pricing 8. Nature-based solutions are critical for the pathway to Paris – but look at the fine print 9. Building resilience of marine ecosystems is achievable by climate-adapted conservation and management, and global stewardship 10. Costs of climate change mitigation can be justified by the multiple immediate benefits to the health of humans and nature --------- The UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26) in Glasgow, United Kingdom is a crucial opportunity to achieve pivotal, transformational change in global climate policy and action. It is a credibility test for global efforts to address climate change and it is where Parties must make considerable progress to reach consensus on issues they have been discussing for several years. COP 26 comes against the background of widespread, rapid and intensifying climate change impacts, which are already impacting every region on Earth. Also, COP 26 comes against the background of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the urgent need to build back better for present future generations to ensure a safe future. The UNFCCC secretariat (UN Climate Change) is the United Nations entity tasked with supporting the global response to the threat of climate change. UNFCCC stands for United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Convention has near universal membership (197 Parties) and is the parent treaty of the 2015 Paris Agreement. The main aim of the Paris Agreement is to keep the global average temperature rise this century as close as possible to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The UNFCCC is also the parent treaty of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. The ultimate objective of all three agreements under the UNFCCC is to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that will prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system, in a time frame which allows ecosystems to adapt naturally and enables sustainable development.
The $5,200,000,000,000 Trick Killing More Than Covid, w Stephen Fry.
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The $5,200,000,000,000 Trick Killing More Than Covid, w Stephen Fry.

A powerful trick is forcing governments to keep quiet about a toxic threat that's killing more than Coronavirus. Voiced by Stephen Fry Watch the new hyperloop video: https://youtu.be/BxuOJfAOsnc Help us make more videos like this (and enjoy exclusive content): patreon.com/pindex Receive our videos via email: https://www.pinfact.org/join Need a video? https://www.pindexvideoproduction.com Sources: The film references Michael Moore’s film Planet of The Humans, which claims that renewable energy isn't the answer to climate change. We don’t point out all the problems with the film, so if you watch it, we recommend checking the facts via independent sources. Global CO2 emissions have risen dramatically: https://ourworldindata.org/co2-and-other-greenhouse-gas-emissions Scientists expect a 3 degree temperature increase will happen even if countries meet their commitments under the Paris climate agreement. https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/11/1052171 The world is failing to meet Paris Climate Agreement targets. https://climateactiontracker.org/ When trees are burnt, they release a lot of CO2. The idea is to absorb it with new trees, but studies show that this would take around 40-100 years. Study by Stanford University, published in Nature Communications. Summary: https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/europe-eu-renewable-energy-deforestation-forests-climate-change-a8534151.html 200 scientists wrote to the EU, warning that wood creates more emissions than coal, because it’s less efficient to process. Biofuel is not the answer to climate change. https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aaa512/pdf Renewable energy sources emit up to 50g of C02 per kWh, over their lifetime, compared to around 1000g for coal and 475 for natural gas. Study by the National Renewable Energy Lab: https://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy13osti/57187.pdf Fossil fuel air pollution causes around 3.6 million deaths per year (the IMF estimates that this would have been cut in half with carbon taxes). Study published in Cardiovascular Research: https://academic.oup.com/cardiovascres/article/116/11/1910/5770885 An IMF study found that if prices had been corrected in 2015, the world would be very different. Summary and link to study: https://www.vox.com/2019/5/17/18624740/fossil-fuel-subsidies-climate-imf Air pollution nearly doubles the risk of dementia in parts of the US. Study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA: https://www.pnas.org/content/117/25/13856 Economists agree that if temperatures rise by 3 degrees, it will plunge the world’s economy into a deep depression, or worse. Institute for Policy Integrity: https://www.edf.org/sites/default/files/expertconsensusreport.pdf 75% also said that a carbon tax was the most efficient way to tackle climate change. Broad expert and government support for carbon taxes. How Carbon Pricing Can Save the World, Johan Eyckmans: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rg_fP2CZYq4&feature=youtu.be&t=1035 Electricity is cheaper in countries with more renewable energy: https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidrvetter/2020/07/23/european-renewables-just-crushed-fossil-fuels-heres-how-it-happened/?sh=3a08fba815df IMF global temperature estimates. How carbon taxes could prevent climate change. https://www.datawrapper.de/_/G1tKm/ Australia’s brief carbon tax worked, and after it was removed, electricity prices rose: https://www.tai.org.au/sites/default/files/Carbon%20price%2010%20years%20on%20%5Bweb%5D.pdf NASA images of the earth warming: https://climate.nasa.gov/vital-signs/global-temperature/#:~:text=Nineteen%20of%20the%2020%20warmest,National%20Oceanic%20and%20Atmospheric%20Administration. Fossil Fuels are subsidised by $5.2 Trillion per year. Summary and link to study: https://www.vox.com/2019/5/17/18624740/fossil-fuel-subsidies-climate-imf Big Oil is still trying to deny climate change: https://thebulletin.org/2019/08/millions-of-times-later-97-percent-climate-consensus-still-faces-denial/ Exxon CEO said the Earth was cooling, decades after his own scientists found the opposite: http://www.climatefiles.com/exxonmobil/1997-exxon-lee-raymond-speech-at-world-petroleum-congress/