Weekly Earth News Round Up: August 7th

 Climate Change Threat; Apple and Sustainability; and NASA and Aliens

The topic of planet earth is always top-of-mind in the media. Whether it’s coverage about Earth Day, new environmental legislation, or the latest earth-imaging innovations, there is no shortage of stories to keep on top of – which can be overwhelming. This is why Voices.Earth is providing all of the actionable earth news you need in one place with our Weekly Earth News Round Up.

Islamic State and Climate Change Seen as World’s Greatest Threats, Poll Says

Climate change is essentially tied with the Islamic State as the most-feared security threat across much of the world, according to a new Pew Research Center report.

Earth Almost Certain to Warm by 2 Degrees Celsius

There’s only a 5 percent chance of limiting global warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius, according to a forecast drawn from a statistical analysis of 150 countries’ population and economic growth. 

Al Gore: Climate Change is a National Security Threat

Al Gore was recently on CBS This Morning, and he stated that climate change is a national security threat. This is also a message that U.S. Intelligence Community leaders have been discussing for years.

Apple’s Sustainable Forestry Strategy Branches Out

Apple just announced the latest expansion of its sustainable forestry strategy, aimed at protecting or creating enough responsibly managed forests to offset its packaging footprint. 

NASA is Looking for Someone to Protect Earth from Aliens

NASA recently posted a job opening for a “Planetary Protection Officer,” who can protect Earth and its inhabitants from alien invasion. 

Why We Are Naively Optimistic About Climate Change

NPR recently published this analysis as to why most people are naively optimistic about climate change, and why we need to change this perspective.

New Google Earth Voyager Feature Available on iOS

The latest edition of Google’s interactive map of the globe includes Voyager, a section that features interactive stories about popular destinations.

Cool .Earth Site Alert: EyesOn.Earth

Please be sure to check out EyesOn.Earth, an organization that offers campus lectures, seminars, and workshops to illustrate for young photographers the field of environmental photography.

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