The True Cost Of Growing Old In America

The True Cost Of Growing Old In America

The U.S. population is aging at such a rate that within a few years, older Americans will outnumber the country’s children for the first time, according to census projections.

How Inequity Takes A Toll On Your Gut Microbes

How Inequity Takes A Toll On Your Gut Microbes
People worry about having access to clean water, power, health care and healthy foods because they are essential for survival. But do they ever think about their access to microbes?

The Climate Crisis: 6 Steps To Making Fossil Fuels History

The Climate Crisis: 6 Steps To Making Fossil Fuels History
In shouting “system change not climate change”, young people understand that the 3-4℃ warmer world we’re headed for would be far more painful, costly and disruptive than any short-term costs or inconvenience we face from taking rapid, bold action.

Why Christmas Tree Shopping Is Harder Than Ever

Why Christmas Tree Shopping Is Harder Than Ever
If you’re shopping for a live Christmas tree this year, you may have to search harder than in the past. Over the last five years Christmas tree shortages have been reported in many parts of the U.S.

Don't Be Victimized: How People Get Away With Fraud

Don't Be Victimized: How People Get Away With Fraud
It is easy for those of us who have ignored emails from Nigerian princes or refused to transfer money on behalf of an online love interest to scroll past stories about scams, thinking it could never be us.

The Five Corrupt Pillars Of Climate Change Denial


The fossil fuel industry, political lobbyists, media moguls and individuals have spent the past 30 years sowing doubt about the reality of climate change - where none exists. The latest estimate is that

The Undeniable Benefits Of Reporting Negative News

The Undeniable Benefits Of Reporting Negative News
Negativity has become a key indicator for how newsworthy a story is considered to be, not only by the industry but also by us, the consumers. And many news professionals and news consumers will tell you that there is good reason to report bad news.

Technologies To Manage Climate Change Already Exist

Technologies To Manage Climate Change Already Exist
When it comes to tackling climate change the UK is still taking baby steps. A lot more needs to be done – and fast – to hit the 2050 net zero carbon emission targets, which involves offsetting any emissions by absorbing an equivalent amount from the atmosphere.

Why Urban Unrest Propels Global Wave Of Protests

Why Urban Unrest Propels Global Wave Of Protests
Numerous anti-government protests have paralyzed cities across the globe for months, from La Paz, Bolivia, to Santiago, Chile, and Monrovia, Liberia, to Beirut.

3 Ways Cities Can Prepare For Climate Emergencies

3 Ways Cities Can Prepare For Climate Emergencies
Cities are on the front line of climate change. While their footprints cover a mere two per cent of the Earth’s surface, they consume 78 per cent of global energy and account for over 60 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions.

What Does Thanksgiving Mean to Native Americans?

What Does Thanksgiving Mean to Native Americans?
There are always two sides of a story. Unfortunately, when it comes to the history of Thanksgiving, generations of Americans have been taught a one-sided history in homes and schools.

Tons Of Acorns? It Must Be A Mast Year

Tons Of Acorns? It Must Be A Mast Year
If you have oak trees in your neighborhood, perhaps you’ve noticed that some years the ground is carpeted with their acorns, and some years there are hardly any.

Young People and Activists To Change the World

Teens To Change the World
The events that occurred in the United States on September 11, 2001, have made it desperately obvious that our world must be changed, or soon there may be no world to change at all. I am reminded here of the wonderful soul-searching inquiry of the Jewish tradition: If not now, when? If not me, who?

A Scary Year for Climate Change

A Scary Year for Climate Change
O
ne year ago, the international scientific community could hardly have expected that Greta Thunberg, a teenager from Sweden, would become one of its greatest allies.

How Workers Can Force Progressive Change

How Workers Can Force Progressive Change
In November 2018, 20,000 Google employees across the world walked out of work. They were protesting the ways in which their employer had failed to address sexual harassment in the workplace.

Why No Country Is Sufficiently Prepared The Climate Crisis

Why No Country Is Sufficiently Prepared The Climate Crisis
There’s little that the left and the right agree on these days. But surely one thing is beyond question: that national governments must protect citizens from the gravest threats and risks they face.

Who’s Afraid Of Greta Thunberg?

Who’s Afraid Of Greta Thunberg?

The character of Greta Thunberg is part of a polarised global confrontation regarding climate change. Despite what her critics may say, her speeches have contributed to social mobilisation and awareness of the climate crisis and the future of the planet.

Is The United States On The Brink Of A Revolution?

Is The United States On The Brink Of A Revolution?
Political scientists have historically been bad at foreseeing the most important developments. Few of us guessed the end of the Cold War; almost no one saw the Arab Spring coming.

What Is Carbon Capture And Storage?

What Is Carbon Capture And Storage?
The Energy Technologies Institute recently reported that without carbon capture and storage (CCS), the cost of reaching the UK’s climate change targets will double from around £30 billion per year in 2050. So how does it work?

A Taste of the Climate Apocalypse to Come?

A Taste of the Climate Apocalypse to Come
At the beginning of October 2019, my kids’ preschool informed me that it might be closed the next day because of rolling blackouts — a radical new effort by our local power utility in Northern California to avoid sparking wildfires.

Why Raising The Minimum Wage Could Be A Win For Everyone

Why Raising The Minimum Wage Could Be A Win For Everyone
Critics would have you believe that upping the minimum wage in restaurants will lead to massive layoffs and closures. But since raising the minimum wageto US$15 per hour nearly a year ago, the restaurant industry in New York City has thrived.

A 100% Renewable Grid Is Within Reach But Needs Government Funding

A 100% Renewable Grid Is Within Reach But Needs Government Funding
In a speech to the National Press Club, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull declared that the key requirements for Australia’s electricity system are that it should be affordable, reliable, and able to help meet national emissions-reduction targets.

Where's The Proof In Science?

Where's The Proof In Science?
One word is rarely spoken or printed in science and that word is “proof”. In fact, science has little to do with “proving” anything.