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Young Activists Start 8-Week Digital Campaign To Fight Climate Injustices Against Indigenous Communities

3 Mins Read Fridays For Future Digital, the online student climate strike movement spurred on by the coronavirus pandemic, are launching a new 8-week-long digital campaign to raise awareness about how the climate emergency disproportionately impacts indigenous communities and environmental defenders. The campaign will be hosted alongside fellow environmental activist groups Polluters Out and Extinction Rebellion, with each […]

The 10 Best Books On Climate Change, According To Climate Activists

6 Mins Read By: Julia Fine A record number of Americans are concerned about climate change, a recent study by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communication found. If you’re among them, you may be interested in learning more about the climate crisis and what you can do about it. Luckily, […]

Tackling The Climate Crisis Requires Systemic Change, Not Just Individual Action

4 Mins Read By: Samantha Arechiga We are currently facing a climate crisis that we cannot seem to imagine any way out of. The climate change we are experiencing is accelerating at unnatural levels, and some experts believe it’s disproportionately impacting communities of color and the countries in the Global South. Due to the scale of climate change and the grip that the fossil fuel industry […]

10 Things You Can Do To Help Save The Earth

5 Mins Read By: Katie Lambert & Sarah Gleim  The United Nations suggests that climate change is not just the defining issue of our time, but we are also at a defining moment in history. Weather patterns are changing and will threaten food production, and sea levels are rising and could cause catastrophic flooding across the globe. Countries must […]

Earth Day Week 2020: Get Involved & Celebrate The 50th Earth Day Digitally

4 Mins Read Every year on April 22, the world celebrates Earth Day to support environmental action. This year, Earth Day 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the event being celebrated. With the climate emergency representing the biggest challenge to the future of our planet and humanity itself, the theme of Earth Day this year is climate action. […]

Aggressive Action To Address Climate Change Could Save The World US$145 Trillion

5 Mins Read By: Dana Nuccitelli Climate solutions are expensive investments in the short run but will yield huge long-term savings, according to new research by Project Drawdown. A respected research group, Project Drawdown, finds that deploying solutions consistent with meeting the Paris climate targets would cost tens of trillions of dollars globally. But crucially, those outlays would also yield […]

Paris Agreement Experts Say You Should Take These 10 Actions For The Planet

4 Mins Read In a newly published book by Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac – two prominent leaders of the United Nations Paris Agreement negotiations – there are some crucial actions that each and every one of us can take in our daily lives to make a difference for the planet. Called The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate […]

BlackRock Signs Climate Action 100+ Pact After Greenwashing Criticism

3 Mins Read BlackRock, the New York-based global investment firm, has just signed up to the Climate Action 100+ initiative, a campaign made up of fund managers and asset owners in a bid to urge corporate giants to take action on climate change. This comes after the firm received multiple criticisms about greenwashing as it failed to match […]

‘Climate Emergency’ Is Oxford Dictionary’s Word Of The Year 2019

2 Mins Read After a 100-fold increase in usage, Oxford Dictionaries has just declared that the word of the year for 2019 is “climate emergency”. The massive spike in the use of the term demonstrates “greater immediacy” in the conversations we’re now having about climate change.  According to the dictionary’s data, the number of times that “climate emergency” […]

Gender Equality: We Can’t Solve Climate Change Without Empowering Women

4 Mins Read We are already seeing some of the destructive impacts of climate change, with many of these events hitting the Asia-Pacific region the hardest. As it stands, we are losing the fight against climate change by lagging behind on Paris Agreement carbon reduction targets among many other goals outlined in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals […]

Goldman Sachs Report Warns Tokyo, Shanghai & Mumbai To Brace For Climate Crisis

2 Mins Read In a recently released report conducted by Goldman Sachs Global Market Institute, climate change will have devastating impacts on cities across the world, highlighting New York, Tokyo, Lagos and Shanghai amongst some of the worst affected. Not only does the report point to more frequent heatwaves, floods and rising sea levels due to global warming, […]

2 Billion People Will Face Extreme Ocean Events Every Year By 2050

4 Mins Read In a special report just released by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), our world is facing unprecedented dangers posed by global warming, which will affect the oceans and cryosphere that humanity crucially depends on for life on earth. The findings are a chilling call for urgent climate action, especially in the […]

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Swedish Teenage Climate Activist Greta Thunberg #GretaTheGreat

4 Mins Read It has been over a year since Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg made headlines when she staged her first school strike for climate change outside the Stockholm parliament building. The young climate activist has now become a global environmental figurehead, spearheading the planetwide #FridaysForFuture movement with millions of students following her footsteps to demand climate action […]

Climate Inaction: Greta To World Leaders “You Have Stolen My Dreams, My Childhood With Your Empty Words”

2 Mins Read Greta Thunberg tells world leaders: “How dare you!” A group of young people, led by teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg, have lodged a legal complaint with the United Nations against five countries that are off-track with their emission reduction goals at Monday’s UN Climate Action Summit in New York. During her appearance at the UN […]

New UN Reports Shows 5-Year Period Ending 2019 Hottest Ever On Record

3 Mins Read A just-released landmark report by the United Nations World Meteorological Organisation reveals the record-breaking state of global warming. A new United Nations report published on Sunday reveals that global warming is at an all time high, with the five-year period ending 2019 set to be the hottest ever on record. This news comes after the […]