A millennial perspective on why the way we farm and how we consume food
must be part of the conversation when it comes to the climate crisis
Ships and corporations have legal standing. Should ecosystems?
The world has enough water for 7 billion people, but not if countries waste, hoard, or weaponize it.
We only have one planet, but we’re still using it up too fast
July 29 marks the point at which we start to consume more than the Earth can replenish.
And this date is getting earlier each year.
Over 1,500 reports show there’s simply no safe way to do it — and it’s harming us all every day it goes on.
A new approach must connect the climate crisis with inequality
to offer a compelling and attractive way forward for society.
Treaties to restore millions of hectares of degraded lands worldwide
upped the demand for experts in ecological restoration.
Do they have the right skill sets?
We feel guilty about the environment while governments shamelessly ignore the signs
Pollution is up nearly 14 percent under the Trump administration.
Sand Castle (ecological breakdown through the eyes of a 13 year old);
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We must free ourselves from the false hope that a technology designed for ultimate destruction could be transmogrified into ultimate life-enhancement.
Agrivoltaics will combine plants with power to make full use of scarce land – and give growers an extra income
Four experts weigh in on how booming interest in organic food has changed
the industry, and what it means for farmers, policymakers, and eaters.
As the threats of global climate change and fossil fuel dependence are increasingly being felt worldwide, countries are turning to biogas as a part of a transition to
renewable energy. Biogas is being boasted as a “renewable” energy
solution, designed to help mitigate climate change. It couldn’t be
further from the truth, and here’s why.
Pollution from coal and biomass burning blocks 13% of solar electricity.
Top 3 Signs We are Cooking the Planet . . . and Ourselves
The impact of heat stress on labour productivity and decent work.
The call for sanity by Dr Rosemary Mason.
Farmers use regenerative practices to reverse climate change.
New Proposed Laws Will ‘Attack the Trash Crisis at Both Ends’
Activists say comments by Opec head prove world opinion is turning against fossil fuels
‘People are dying’: how the climate crisis has sparked an exodus to the US
US represents 4% of the world’s population but produces 12% of municipal solid waste, a stark contrast with China and India
Research shows a trillion trees could be planted to capture huge amount of carbon dioxide
An economic system that serves everyone and the planet is
necessary for our survival. Here are some guiding principles to get us
Sociological study finds pros and cons in a REDD+ carbon credit scheme in the Brazilian Amazon that rewards small-scale ecosystem service providers in local communities.
Imagine supporting farmers markets, child nutrition, and local agriculture with money we spend on factory farms.
The U.S. military’s carbon footprint is bigger than 140
countries combined. To seriously address climate catastrophe, we must
dismantle its vast infrastructure.
In the Netherlands, an experimental floating farm promises to reduce emissions and increase food security.
California’s Chinook salmon have been losing habitat to agriculture for decades.
Now, they’re getting a much-needed boost from strategically flooded
Progress in China, the US and elsewhere shows an increasingly positive solar future as fuel from the sun grows cheaper and more abundant.
Confusion among terms like bioplastics, bio-based and biodegradable plastics makes it hard to discern — and make — the environmentally responsible choice.
And it will get worse in future
This profound challenge requires significant, sustained investment in the energy sector over the coming decades. The European Investment Bank is the EU bank and one of the world’s largest multilateral financiers of climate action. It can help to foster this investment.
(Graduation address by Nnimmo Bassey)
“We are right now in the beginning of a climate and ecological crisis.
And we need to call it what it is. An emergency.
We must acknowledge that we do not
have the situation under control and that we don’t have all the
solutions yet. Unless those solutions mean that we simply stop doing
We admit that we are losing this battle.
We have to acknowledge that the older generations have failed. All political movements in their present form have failed.
But homo sapiens have not yet failed.
Yes, we are failing, but there is
still time to turn everything around. We can still fix this. We still
have everything in our own hands.
But unless we recognise the overall failures of our current systems, we most probably don’t stand a chance.
We are facing a disaster of unspoken
sufferings for enormous amounts of people. And now is not the time for
speaking politely or focusing on what we can or cannot say. Now is the
time to speak clearly.
Solving the climate crisis is the
greatest and most complex challenge that homo sapiens have ever faced.
The main solution, however, is so simple that even a small child can
understand it. We have to stop our emissions of greenhouse gases.
And either we do that, or we don’t.
You say that nothing in life is black or white.
But that is a lie. A very dangerous lie.
Either we prevent a 1.5 degree of warming, or we don’t.
Either we avoid setting off that irreversible chain reaction beyond human control, or we don’t.
Either we choose to go on as a civilization or we don’t.
That is as black or white as it gets.
Because there are no grey areas when it comes to survival.
Now we all have a choice.
We can create transformational action that will safeguard the living conditions for future generations.
Or we can continue with our business as usual and fail.
That is up to you and me.
And yes, we need a system change rather than individual change. But you cannot have one without the other.
If you look through history, all the
big changes in society have been started by people at the grassroots
level. People like you and me.
So, I ask you to please wake up and
make the changes required possible. To do your best is no longer good
enough. We must all do the seemingly impossible.
Today, we use about 100 million
barrels of oil every single day. There are no politics to change that.
There are no rules to keep that oil in the ground.
So, we can no longer save the world by playing by the rules. Because the rules have to be changed.
Everything needs to change. And it has to start today.
So, everyone out there, it is now time for civil disobedience. It is time to rebel.”