Rspb spotlight talk//⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
yesterday i had the opportunity to go along to the @rspb_love_nature in sandy and speak to their staff about the role of individual actions in the fight against climate change.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
i shared my belief that individual change is a great starting point. a point to begin educating ourselves and growing our confidence about our ability to contribute positively to combating #climatechange. however i believe it should also be seen as a stepping stone. a starting point for building our knowledge and confidence to a point where we feel ready to engage in something bigger. whether that is getting involved in local community projects, attending council meetings about the #climateemergency, or challenging ourselves to join national and international groups protesting against the climate and ecological breakdown.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
we also mentioned that dreaded topic for the zero waster christmas! we touched on a few simple ways of reducing waste at this time of year. from swapping stuff for experiences, to choosing a charity to contribute to instead of an office secret santa or going on a work treeplanting 🌳day. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
what sustainable changes are you planning to make this christmas?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
photo credit: bogbumper
The 𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐧𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐠𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐬 released into the atmosphere can take from 𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘬𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘳 𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥. these gases are removed through various different processes and thus each gas has a different residence time in the atmosphere.
𝐂𝐎₂, our star greenhouse gas responsible for the highest greenhouse impact, has the most complex removal process among all. at least 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘦𝘦 𝘲𝘶𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘪𝘵 𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘢𝘣𝘴𝘰𝘳𝘣𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘰𝘳 𝘰𝘤𝘦𝘢𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯 𝟸𝟶-𝟸𝟶𝟶 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴 and while the rest can stay up for hundreds of thousands of years before being removed by long term geological processes.
𝐌𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐞, on the other hand has a 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘢𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝟷𝟸 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘨𝘦𝘵𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘖𝘏 𝘳𝘢𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘵𝘮𝘰𝘴𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦. 𝐎𝐳𝐨𝐧𝐞, being highly reactive, likewise gets removed by combining with other compounds just in a matter hours or days.
𝐍₂𝐎 and part of 𝐇𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐛𝐨𝐧𝐬 get removed by 𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰𝘭𝘺𝘴𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘵𝘮𝘰𝘴𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦.
whereas, 𝐰𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐯𝐚𝐩𝐨𝐮𝐫 has the most different mechanism of accumulation and removal in the atmosphere. 𝘐𝘵’𝘴 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘶𝘮𝘶𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘥𝘦𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘵𝘮𝘰𝘴𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘤 𝘵𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘵𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘴 𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘮𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘵𝘮𝘰𝘴𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘩𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘸𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘷𝘢𝘱𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘪𝘯 𝘪𝘵, thus water vapour is often regarded as the ‘𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐧𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐠𝐚𝐬’. it does not remain in the atmosphere for long and is swiftly removed as precipitation.
𝘚𝘰 𝘮𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘎𝘏𝘎𝘴 𝘸𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘺 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘵𝘮𝘰𝘴𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘥𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘢𝘯𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘺 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘧𝘶𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘨𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘵𝘰𝘰 who have done nothing to emit them but will have to bear it’s repercussions. #climatechangeeducation#climatechange#climatechangeisreal#climateaction#greennewdeal#wildlifeprotection#plasticpollution
Not all sharks are monsters, honest! 🦈😍 the angel shark has been persecuted to the brink of extinction and accidentally picked up by trawlers until there are barely any to be seen. these creatures once lived in the shallows around the uk, mediterranean and scandinavia, scouring the sandy bottom for small fish. the seas are getting quieter.
Foto del día: avistamiento increíblemente raro de 7 cachorros de guepardo vistos a comienzos de mes cerca del campamento de enkewa, en masai mara, kenia. en la naturaleza, los guepardos generalmente dan a luz a entre tres y cuatro cachorros, por lo que siete es extremadamente raro. fuente: yaron schmid / ys wildlife photographi.
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Ocelots are a nocturnal species of cat that inhabits the lower parts of the united states, mexico and south america. due to being nocturnal, the ocelots hunts at night by stalking its prey from the shadows and elevated locations. .
camera: canon m50
A bonk! to the head and a trip to the vet was in order for this yellow belly sap sucker. many birds suffer head trauma (and even death) every year after flying into windows. birds fly towards glass windows for a number of reasons – the reflection of the skyline, visible vegetation, or simply believe it to be an open space to fly through. here are simple steps homeowners can take to help prevent this from happening:
- place stickers, decals or dark tape in windows (approximately hand width apart)
-apply bird tape (or bird ribbon) to the window. this is more aesthetically pleasing than scotch tape and is available at most home improvement stores. - use window paint or frosting to remove reflections of skylines.
- keep blinds/ drapes closed. #wildlifewednesday#wildlifeconservation#wildlife#conservation#wildlifeprotection#wildlifeofinstagram#albertawildlife#wildlifelovers#birds
Impressive demonstration by the @loisabaconservancy dog handlers. there work was initiated to fight the appalling poaching crisis but the deterrent effect on the poachers means most of their work is helping the local communities who suffer from crime such as shop raids. the bloodhounds are not just adorable they are serious working dogs. oh and my arm sling was not the result of the visit - bone fractured before i went to kenya last week. #loisabatentedcamp#spaceforgiants#wildlifeprotection#communitypolicing
We find the coolest stuff on our properties, today it's mushrooms and wildlife scat! good to know things are growing and eating.
come explore our properties at a work party! do you want to volunteer for thanksgiving? do you want to opt outside? we will be planting trees next wednesday near yelm. head to the link in our bio to register.