A Central Listing / Index
Rescue the World.net information sources.
Alphabetic list of Organizations & Data Sources
World Economic Forum
2018 Report on Global Risks – WEF
(report on page 2+ of the reports list).
– Overlap between world concerns and topics identified on this site.
– Graph of US weather related disasters from 1985 to 2002,
with 16 billion dollar disasters 2002.
Spiralling Global Temperatures.
Spiral view of world temperature increases, 1850 – 2016:
A continuous animation by Ed Hawkins.
European Environment Agency:
Carbon Dioxide (CO-2) levels from 1850 to 2010,
CRU – Climate Research Unit, University of East Anglia:
Global Air Temperature increases 1850 to 2015 – 1.2 deg C.
- GFN.org Tracks World productivity in terms of Biocapacity or the earth’s ability to renew and replenish resources.
- Overshoot in consumption of the earth’s resources, or Ecological Footprint, compared to planet’s Biocapacity,
- Track consumption & renewal by nation & create data models
- Developers of a Personal Ecological Footprint calculator.
Our Finite World.com
Data on Energy use by source:
Oil, Gas, Coal, Nuclear, Biofuel (wood, other)
CDIAC – Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center
Another source of Carbon Dioxide (CO-2) levels from 1900 to 2010, by the US Dept. of Energy, Office of Science, Berkeley Lab.
eia – US Energy Information Association.
Projections of growth in fossil fuel usage from 2015 to 2040. Renewables (nuclear, wind and solar) remain only 17% of total usage by 2040.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report
IPCC – Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
and CDIAC.- Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center
Contributors to EPA report: Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions,
by type (CO2, methane, etc.), by Industry Sector, and by Nation.
An unauthorized English Translation of the IPCC 2018 Summary for Policymakers. It translates “science-speak” into English.
The Ocean Cleanup Project
Designed to remove Plastics pollution from the
Great Pacific Garbage Patch (now twice the size of Texas)
GFN – Resources / Publications page.
Access to “2016 Living Planet Report”. © 2016 WWF.
Rapid increase in resource use, called the “Great Acceleration”.
The report was created by the
World Wildlife Foundation for Nature
Water Distribution on Earth at Wikipedia
NASA Satellite Imagery
Aquifer depletion map taken from research by Jay Famiglietti, PHd, et al, of NASA’s Water Resources Research at JPL Labs in California, 2015, as reported by news agencies, (in this case, BusinessInsider.com).
Extensive other data on Water Footprint globally. Data on water use by animal products: Mekonnen, M.M. and Hoekstra, A.Y. (2010), Value of Water Research Report Series No.48, UNESCO-IHE.
CNA Water Stress 2017.
The Role of Water Stress in Instability and Conflict. CRM-2017-U-016532. Final, Military Advisory Board to CNA – non-profit Analysis group
News articles on the Collapse of Civilizations:
Environmental Working Group.org. (EWG)
“Carbon Footprint of What You Eat”. Illustration and data on
the cost of various food types as a function of carbon emissions.
Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and
Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) logos
UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
A breakdown of Seafood harvest by type of fish,
and caught wild versus aquaculture.
World Wildlife Foundation for Nature (WWF) – Author of:
“2016 Living Planet Report”. (The link goes to a global footprint network.org resources page; scroll down to find the report). The impact of megafarms and food companies is highlighted:
Dr. Mark Hyman, Website noting the addictive effects of sugar on the brain and body and promotion of a hybrid paleo / vegan diet. Sale of eating guide products. (No commercial association with this website.)
Wikipedia GDP per Capita – IMF
Gross Domestic Product per Capita “Report for Selected Country Groups and Subjects”. World Economic Outlook. International Monetary Fund. October 2016.
China Labor Watch.org
Research on working conditions and wages at factories.
Asia Floor Wage
Definition of a Living Wage versus minimum wages in S.E. Asia.
FLA – Fair Labor Assoication
Difficulties in applying minimum wage and overtime pay;
affiliate organizations allow unscheduled factory inspections.
Citibank mapping of global trade flows.
David Stockman’s blog, Contra Corner.
Financial assets outpacing real income growth. Data from the US Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), a branch of the Federal Reserve Board.
Watching the earth evolve and transform. Earth changes, extreme weather, droughts, polar jet stream slowing, so the polar vortex drifts south into the eastern USA and Canada …