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Emission Inequality: World’s Top 1% Frequent-Flying Elites Responsible For Half Of Global Aviation Emissions

4 Mins Read Frequent-flying elites representing only 1% of the global population are accountable for half of the aviation industry’s carbon emissions in 2018, a new study reveals. The paper is the most comprehensive look into the impact of frequent flyers to date and spotlights the enormous impact the world’s richest individuals are having on fuelling the climate […]

Madagascar: First Ever Indian Embassy To Go 100% Solar

4 Mins Read By: Malavika Vyawahare The Indian embassy in Madagascar went solar to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2, becoming the first Indian embassy to embrace renewable energy. An 8 KW solar power plant was inaugurated at the embassy premises in the capital Antananarivo in the presence of the Malagasy Prime Minister […]

Tibetan Plateau ‘Third Pole’ Pollution Linked To Arctic Sea Ice Loss

4 Mins Read By: Michael Allen New research suggests an atmospheric connection between Arctic sea ice melt and anthropogenic aerosol pollution over the Tibetan Plateau. The Tibetan Plateau is one of the world’s most pristine ecological regions. Known as the Third Pole, it contains the largest land ice masses outside the poles, with glacier meltwater contributing to water […]

GreenFest Returns To Hong Kong To Unite Youths & Dive Into Circular Solutions

4 Mins Read After its first edition in 2018, GreenFest is returning to Hong Kong for its second festival this year to bring together the city’s younger generation and spotlight key sustainability issues. Held virtually on November 28-29, the two-day event co-hosted by Hysan and urban farming academy Rooftop Republic will be centred on the topic “Close the […]

The Global North Is Responsible For An Eye-Popping 92% Of Our Excess Carbon Emissions

3 Mins Read By: Rishika Pardikar The United States and European Union bear disproportionate liability for emitting to the atmospheric commons, new research argues. The United States is responsible for 40% of the climate breakdown the world is experiencing today, and the European Union is responsible for 29%, according to new research. In total, the Global North is responsible for […]

Why The U.S. Supreme Court Matters So Much For the Climate Crisis

4 Mins Read By: Mark Hertsgaard Imagine any serious adult saying they don’t know whether gravity is real. That, in effect, is what judge Amy Coney Barrett testified to the US Senate during her Supreme Court confirmation hearings last week. After demurring that she had no “firm views” about climate change, Barrett told California Democrat and vice-presidential nominee […]

Want To Know How Fast The Ocean Is Warming? Follow The Earthquakes

5 Mins Read By: Katherine Kornei By timing sound waves set in motion by earthquakes, scientists have estimated that the Indian Ocean is warming by roughly 0.044 K per decade. As greenhouse gases accumulate in Earth’s atmosphere, the planet holds on to heat that would otherwise dissipate into space. The bulk of that extra warmth is being absorbed […]

Global Firms Managing Assets Worth US$16 Trillion Agree To Scale-Up Sustainable Investment

3 Mins Read After a meeting with United Nations secretary-general António Guterres, an alliance of the world’s biggest firms have agreed to deliver strategies to scale-up sustainable investments. With countries around the world still reeling from the devastating economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, Guterres described action from the private sector “more important than ever” and urges businesses […]

New U.N. Report Calls For Global Investment Into Climate Hazards Adaptation

4 Mins Read A new report on the climate released by the United Nations has called on all nations to upscale adaptation investment, from improving access to risk information to implementing early warning systems. With extreme weather and climate events set to increase drastically in frequency and severity as a result of the climate crisis, the research says […]

From Eutierra To Eco-Rage: This New Climate Scale Helps Describe Your Earth Emotions

6 Mins Read Research by the American Psychiatric Association shows that more frequent natural disasters caused by climate change are contributing to a skyrocketing levels of anxiety and trauma. Isaias Hernandez is the founder and activist behind Queer Brown Vegan, a platform he created to offer accessible environmental education about topics such as environmental justice, veganism and zero-waste […]

Top Scientist To World: Second Trump Terms Means ‘Game Over’ For Climate

6 Mins Read By: Mark Hertsgaard Michael Mann, one of the world’s most eminent climate experts, says Earth’s future ‘is in the hands of American citizens’. Michael Mann, one of the most eminent climate scientists in the world, believes averting climate catastrophe on a global scale would be “essentially impossible” if Donald Trump is re-elected. A professor at Penn State […]