Most of us have often used a plastic spoon. And we really never question its origins. The video featured in this post traces the evolution of the plastic spoon from its very beginnings some 4.5 billion years ago to the time you...
Humans have now reached Earth Overshoot Day 2016. In less than eight months, we have used more natural resources than the planet is capable of producing during an entire year. For the remainder of 2016, we will be selfishly...
This post is reproduced from the Climate Reality Project. I'm a Climate Leader (Chicago2013). The article highlights President Obama's top five climate accomplishments. Some, including myself, will argue that he could have and should have done a lot more. Nevertheless,...
Have you ever thought about what you value so much that you'd be willing to die for? What immediately comes to my mind is that I would do anything to keep my children and grandchildren safe. And millions of activists around the globe...
In much of the world, women continue to be engaged in their traditional roles as mothers and family caregivers. Climate change impacts women in many ways. Childbearing makes women more vulnerable than men. Women and young girls often spend large parts of...
"It's happening that fast," says Mark Eakin who is with NOAA's Satellite Oceanography and Climatology Division. Global warming turmoil is our new climate reality. The monthly temperature has been above average since 1985. And we are now entering an era of...
Canada is currently undergoing a robust process of climate consultations. And it began shortly after the Vancouver Declaration on clean growth and climate change. At that First Ministers Meeting, Prime Minister Trudeau and the Premiers agreed to a climate framework that...
Plankton are a diverse group of organisms that provide a vital source of food to larger aquatic organisms such as fish and whales. In her article, Laura Tenenbaum says " I’m obsessed with plankton, obsessed." She explains why. (Rolly Montpellier~Editor for...
What is the most sensible diet in today's climate-conscious world? What is the healthiest diet? Most health experts recommend lower meat consumption. Environmentalists would have us all eat less meat and save the planet. The following article by David Suzuki...
The problems of overpopulation, overdevelopment and overshoot continue to be largely ignored in discussions about global climate action.  As a 'book champion', 'campaign activist' and 'campaign friend' of the Global Population Speakout network,  I'm pleased to share the following excerpts and resources showing that we are...