“The world’s hugely encouraging clean energy momentum is running up against the stubborn incumbency of fossil fuels in our energy systems,” says Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency. And nothing says status quo more than the...
"The fundamental goal of the adults in any society is to protect their young and do everything they can to leave a better world than the one they inherited. The current generation of adults, and those that came before,...
'Persistent ‘severe’ drought is having widespread negative impacts on California and other western states," writes Dana Nuccitelli in a recent article previously published in Yale Climate Connections. California is the primary garden state for the U.S. and also for Canada...
The fossil fuel industry has spread its tentacles into every aspect of our lives. Evidence of its power and influence is everywhere—our governments, institutions, banks, boardrooms, and of course our personal lives. At the same time, we understand that...
"So it’s goodbye climate deniers, hello – and you’ll pardon me for being blunt here – climate bullshitters," wrote Damian Carrington, the Guardian's Environment Editor in a recent opinion piece. According to the latest NDC Report (Nationally Determined Contributions)...
Children all over the world are asking oodles of questions about climate change. Unlike their parents who did not have to face such an existential threat when they were growing up, today's kids want to know more about how...
More people die every year from fossil fuel pollution—a problem that receives little attention—than have died from COVID since the outbreak in early 2020. According to new research, 8.7 million died prematurely in 2018—more than 18% of the entire...
Thirty two percent (32%) of plastic packaging ends up littering the environment, 40% is sitting in a landfill somewhere, 14% is incinerated, another 14% is recycled but only 2% is effectively recycled. This Story of Plastic animated video shows...
The world is beginning to come to grips with the climate crisis. The transition to clean energy is accelerating. The sense of urgency needed for humanity to face the most critical challenge of our times is mounting. There is...
"Between January 2015 and September 2019, banks provided loans and underwriting of more than USD 1.7 trillion to key actors in the global plastics supply chain," notes Portfolio Earth in its recent Bankrolling Plastics report. "Banks must no longer...