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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 […]

Deep-Sea Mining: Decades Later, The Impact On Sea Life Remains

5 Mins Read By: Sarah Derouin New research reveals a deep-sea mining experiment that took place 26 years ago still has significant and persistent impacts on benthic life. Mining for rare metals can involve a good amount of detective work. It can take time and skill to find the most abundant sources. But in the deep ocean, metallic […]

At Least 42 Pending Environmental Violations At Tesla California Factory

4 Mins Read By: Jonathan Larsen Automaker CEO Elon Musk reopened his California factory despite county’s coronavirus orders. The California Tesla factory that reopened this week has a long history of racking up environmental violations, government records show. Tesla CEO Elon Musk threatened to move the Fremont, CA, factory to Texas or Nevada, after county officials refused to let […]

Could Microsoft’s Climate Crisis ‘Moonshot’ Plan Really Work?

8 Mins Read By: Oscar Schwartz The tech giant’s pledge to go carbon negative by 2030 leans heavily on nascent technology such as machines that suck carbon out of the air. Microsoft drew widespread praise in January this year after Brad Smith, the company’s president, announced their climate “moonshot”. While other corporate giants, such as Amazon and Walmart, were pledging […]

At Home & School, Young Japanese Still Push To Halt Climate Change

4 Mins Read By: Yoshiyuki Ito The novel coronavirus pandemic has forced the postponement of this year’s U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP26), but it has not prevented young Japanese from continuing their calls for action against global warming. Inspired in part by Greta Thunberg, the 17-year-old Swedish environmental activist, Japanese around the same age are trying to engage […]

Amid Historic Oil Collapse, An Opportunity To Accelerate Clean Transportation

7 Mins Read By: Dana Drugmand Petroleum products continue to fuel most of our vehicles while fouling our air, leaving some people more vulnerable to suffering severe impacts from respiratory illnesses like COVID-19. Transportation is also the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S., and studies show that powering our cars, trucks, and buses with electricity would reduce climate pollution. With the […]

New Study Confirms Electric Cars Generate Less Carbon Emissions

3 Mins Read A new scientific study has confirmed that electric vehicles generate less carbon dioxide than petrol cars across most areas of the world. The findings contrast the claims of some firms who believe that the carbon dioxide emitted in producing electricity amounts to more than that of conventional petrol vehicles, and will help boost government policies […]

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 […]

Climate Denial Exists Because Humans Are Hard-Wired To Reject Facts They Don’t Like

3 Mins Read In a recent article published in The Conversation by Adrian Bardon, a professor of philosophy at Wake Forest University, the reason behind continued denial about globally scientifically-backed phenomena such as the climate crisis is because of motivated reasoning. Motivated reasoning, according to social scientists, refers to the process of deciding what evidence to accept based […]

Climate Crisis: 30 Dead & Thousands Evacuated Due To Jakarta Flash Floods

2 Mins Read Torrential rain in the Indonesian capital Jakarta has caused flash floods, killing at least 30 people and forcing thousands to evacuate and move into temporary shelter. This is the city’s most intense period of rainfall since record-keeping began over two decades ago, and is predicted to continue to persist into the rest of the week, […]

Green Queen 2020 Trend Predictions: Widespread Eco-Anxiety

2 Mins Read The American Psychological Association (APA) defined eco-anxiety in 2017 as a “chronic fear of environmental doom,” and 3 years on, we’re going to see the number of sufferers spike, and spike big time.  2019 saw the climate crisis pushed right up the world agenda. Just to list a few key data points: we saw millions […]

#Bye2019 – What We Learned This Year About Solving Climate Change

2 Mins Read The world’s scientists have not only sounded the alarm on our climate crisis, but have provided some solutions, including some dramatic global shifts that must happen now, if we are to be able to combat the biggest threat to humanity today. Here are 5 of the main ones highlighted this year. 1. A Clean Energy […]

#Bye2019 – What We Learned This Year About Our Climate Crisis In Numbers

3 Mins Read This year, we have seen huge uptick in our attention on the climate crisis and the degradation we have caused our planet. From student climate strikes all over the world to organised protests against the corporations and industries responsible for huge amounts of emissions, there is greater immediacy in the way we view, talk and […]

4 Fake Facts That Climate Deniers Still Believe & How To Debunk Them

5 Mins Read Thanks to huge funding from the fossil fuel industry, anti-climate political lobbyists and irresponsible celebs, we live in an age where a section of the population is still in denial about our climate crisis. Although much of the public have become more aware about the depth of our planetary emergency, with growing student climate strikes, […]