climate

These are turbulent times. Blizzards, hurricanes, droughts, floods… every day it seems the climate is becoming ever more violent and disasters become ever more frequent, spawned, or at least made worse, by the copious quantities of gaseous carbon and toxic pollutants we continue to spew forth into the preciously thin atmosphere that sustains us. It’s the ultimate example of our incomprehensible tendency towards self-destruction. Some few among us are fighting to make change. Most of use have our heads in the sand. And all the while, the mean surface temperature is creeping inexorably skywards.

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10 Things You Can Do to Decrease Your Carbon Footprint

While we wait for governments, car companies, and power providers to create the infrastructure to allow us all to aim at living zero net carbon lives.

China and Vietnam need sustainable coffee farming

Having recognised the pitfalls of intensive farming, Yunnan is encouraging organic cultivation as its coffee industry booms

An Open Letter: Please, Don’t Talk to Me About Plastic Bags

The utter tragedy of the situation is that we’ve already solved climate collapse, we know exactly what we should do, but people, countries, corporations, vested interests and governments won’t do it.

Cities need to act on climate adaptation now

Cities across the world are coming up with action plans to adapt to climate change, but much more work is needed.

Mekong coffee growers struggle with drought and heating climate

An Investigation: Drought, climate change, and intensive farming techniques are hurting coffee growers in the Mekong region.

Warm ice in Mount Everest’s glaciers makes them more sensitive to climate change – new research

When the topic of glaciers and climate change is discussed, the focus is on Greenland and Antarctica. But there are glaciers elsewhere too…

Macro Photography of Bamboo Branch
Using bamboo for land restoration

Restoring soil and preserving it for the future is an important 21st century challenge, and bamboo could play a major role.

China dashes hopes of raising its climate ambition at UN climate summit

China decided against raising its climate ambition at the UN climate action summit in New York; instead, it did leant on nature-based solutions.

A Windfarm at Sunset
Changing Tack

A storm of our own design bears down upon us.
Now, the time has more than come for us to ask, not what the world can do for us, but what we can do for the world.

How To Go Carbon Neutral

If we hope to avoid the impending climatic disaster, carbon neutrality should be the goal of everyone, but is net-zero carbon emissions truly achievable?

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Ethiopia’s Record-Breaking Day of Tree Planting

In global reforestation news, Ethiopia’s recent tree planting campaign breaks the record for the most trees planted in a single day.

Climate Change is Boosting Global Inequality

Climate change and anthropogenic warming have devastated the economies of warmer, poorer countries; while financially boosting colder, wealthier countries.

Food Security vs Legalizing Cannabis

Does the question of why cannabis should or shouldn’t be legalized create an unnecessary distraction from world hunger and the climate crisis?

Fuming Over Fumigation

When a nearby farm is sprayed, we have to shut all our windows and doors to keep the fumes out of the house, but there’s nothing we can do to save the bees.

Election Fever

We just had an election and we ended up with the same mediocre government we had before. They are not a government to guide us through the perils of our present times.

The Virginia creeper will just have to sustain us now

With last night’s defeat in Australia of the Labor Party to the Liberals against all odds, and the best of News Polls, and predictions, this contemplation of the Virginia creeper might just have to sustain us for the near future.

Eat Weird Plants To Protect The Earth’s Ecosystems

Of the roughly 400,000 plant species known to currently exist on Earth, roughly 30,000 are edible to humans. Of that 30,000, we have cultivated 7,000 at one time or another.

A Teenager’s Call to Enviromental Action

This Earth is our home, it gives us shelter, food, and nurtures us; yet we continue to destroy this planet day after day. This is not right.

What does the future hold for Borneo’s Bajau Laut?

Visitors to Mabul Island in Borneo flock to witness some of the most diverse marine life remaining in the world. But whilst there, they are almost guaranteed to meet another mysterious community that call the sea home.

Climate Change: Where Are We Now?

As the clock continues ticking toward the collective future of the human species on planet Earth, there are still some among us who are either skeptics or out-right deniers of climate change.

Cyclone Idai Devastates Southern Malawi

In what is being described as the deadliest tropical cyclone worldwide in 2019, as of March, Intense Tropical Cyclone Idai hit Southern Malawi with a rainstorm which caused severe flooding in 15 of 28 administrative districts.

The Benefits of Acting Now, Rather than Later

Climate change is essentially irreversible on human timescales; whatever changes are induced by our emission of CO2 into the atmosphere will persist for centuries, if not millenia.

An Open Letter to the U.S. Government

It may turn out to be too little, too late, or it may buy us the time we need to switch over to net zero emissions economies in time to spare the world exceptionally catastrophic climate change.

Planetary Boundaries, Food and Humanity

Due to the complex interaction between human activities and the ecosystem, humanity’s food system is facing severe threats.