How Climate Change Anxiety Affects Our Mental Health

How Climate Change Anxiety Affects Our Mental Health

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) recently declared climate change a health emergency, reflecting similar positions taken by a growing list of peak medical bodies around the world.

How To Design A Forest Fit To Heal The Planet

How To Design A Forest Fit To Heal The Planet
Reforestation has enormous potential as a cheap and natural way of sucking heat-absorbing carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and restoring the degraded natural world

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How Coal Mines Can Be Closed Without Destroying Livelihoods

How Coal Mines Can Be Closed Without Destroying Livelihoods
Countries across the globe are trying to wind down coal production. While this will help in the battle against climate change, those communities that have specialised in coal mining may see their local job market decline or be eliminated entirely.

Could Future Buildings Be Made With Bone and Eggshells?

Could Future Buildings Be Made With Bone and Eggshells?
As the world grapples with climate change, we urgently need to find ways of reducing our CO₂ emissions. Sectors which rely heavily on fossil fuels, such as energy and aviation, are commonly held to be the worst offenders.

Three Steps to Cut Your Carbon Footprint 60% Today

Not all carbon is created equal. Writer Jackson Carpenter argues that the power to stop climate change rests on recognizing different kinds of carbon – a shift in perspective that allows us to change

How Your Garden Could Help Stop Your City Flooding

How Your Garden Could Help Stop Your City Flooding
Urban flooding represents the most common yet severe environmental threat to cities and towns worldwide. Future changes in rainfall extremes are likely to increase this threat, even in areas that could become drier.

The Future of Water

The world’s supply of cheap and clean fresh water will likely plummet as the climate warms and populations boom. Can we find ways to conserve, cut waste, and find new sources before it’s too late?

How Fires Weaken Amazon Rainforests' Ability To Bounce Back

 How Fires Weaken Amazon Rainforests' Ability To Bounce Back
The flames consuming the Amazon rainforest this year have alarmed the world, renewing concerns about one of the planet’s most biodiverse regions and the release of large amounts of carbon into the atmosphere

Why Don't We Have Electric Aircraft?

Why Don't We Have Electric Aircraft?
Electric cars, trains, trams and boats already exist. That logically leads to the question: why are we not seeing large electric aircraft? And will we see them any time soon?

Hope And Mourning In The Anthropocene: Understanding Ecological Grief

Hope And Mourning In The Anthropocene: Understanding Ecological Grief
We are living in a time of extraordinary ecological loss. Not only are human actions destabilising the very conditions that sustain life, but it is also increasingly clear that we are pushing the Earth into an entirely new geological era, often described as the Anthropocene.

Bill Nye And The Climate Crisis

On a special show before a live studio audience, Bill Nye the science guy discusses the climate crisis with Chris Hayes.

Good Communication Is A Key Part Of Disaster Response

Good Communication Is A Key Part Of Disaster Response
Behind the scenes during hurricanes and other disasters, scores of public information officers in state and local government agencies are fixed to their screens – often in 24-hour shifts

The Right to a Future, with Naomi Klein and Greta Thunberg

The Intercept invites you to watch a special event in New York City hosted by Intercept senior correspondent Naomi Klein, author of the forthcoming book “On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal,” and headlined by trailblazing climate activist Greta Thunberg, author of “No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference.”

How Journalism Is Failing The Climate Crisis

How Journalism Is Failing The Climate Crisis
On a sunny day in Sydney, Australia, Tim Flannery, former Australian of the Year, appeared on a panel of international journalists convened to discuss the reporting of climate science.

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