The following article (by David Suzuki, entitled Energy Shift Requires Shift in Conversation) has been circulated by email by the David Suzuki Foundation. "Where is the political leadership and will to confront climate change?" asks Suzuki. I'm pleased to...
The climate irony is inescapable as the Fort McMurray wildfire drama unfolds day by day. It has been termed the perfect fire storm leading to a new breed of wildfires. Experts believe that the Fort McMurray blaze could be the new...
In 2012, 93 percent of natural catastrophes were weather-related disasters. The United States was seriously affected: it accounted for 69 percent of overall losses and 92 percent of insured losses due to natural catastrophes worldwide ~ World Watch Institute America...
Expect more extreme weather According to Sam Carana of Arctic News, we can expect more extreme weather. The heaviest rains and floods in 120 years have hit Serbia and Bosnia this week, Reuters and Deutsche Welle report. The animation below shows the...
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...
The following climate change cartoons are quite convincing. They can be a valuable aid in discussing the serious matter of the climate crisis we face with your friends or perhaps your elderly parents and of course your kids and...
We at Below2°C are pleased to feature our condensed version of Extreme Weather and Climate Change: What You Need to Know, from the Climate Reality resource library. Many of you climate advocates will already be quite familiar with the...
The number of COVID-19 cases is surging in the U.S. Summers are getting hotter because of climate change. And then add record unemployment levels. What you have is the perfect pandemic storm. "A dangerous and uncharted trifecta of the pandemic,...
Harvey, Fort McMurray(2016), Sandy(2012), Katrina(2005) are household names in North America. Three of these events are powerful hurricanes which brought destruction and death to the large urban centres of New Orleans, New York City and now Houston. The other –-...
The popular belief is that if we're not feeling the change then we're probably not doing enough. And for the most part, that can easily be said about how humans are dealing with climate change. We are losing ground as disturbing climate...