Cross-posted from climatemama (Harriet Shugarman).  Editor ~ R Montpellier. On Earth Day, we launched our first Earth Day Challenge, a full week of “daily” challenges, that gets us thinking about things we use, buy and eat – where it all comes from...
Let's Talk About the Cow, Pig, Chicken, Sheep in the Room deals with the threat that farm animals pose to the environment and to humanity. The fierce competition between species for finite resources such as water and food is highlighted...
We are pleased to welcome Caroline Jones as a guest contributor to Below2°C. Caroline is a researcher at the Climate and Development Lab at Brown University. She writes about the climate impact of a hamburger, more specifically, its impact on...
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...
The most potent weapon in our fight against climate change is truth. As Climate Leaders (Climate Reality Leadership Corps), we at Below2°C continue to speak the truth about climate change and its solutions. This post features 10 key facts about...
One million species are being driven to extinction by human activities according to a landmark report by the UN's IPBES (Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services). The rate of species extinction and the decline in biodiversity are...
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...
  Image credit: www.lifehack.org Eat Better and Help Save the Planet Recent polling indicates that Americans are more worried about chemicals in food than they are about added sugar, saturated fat, and sodium. Accordingly, food companies are removing some of the chemicals that consumers...
Anne Lappe of Food MythBusters has launched a second animated movie that takes on the myth of personal choice and exposes the harmful impact of marketing to kids. "We believe that marketing targeting children and teenagers is a public health...
The world now recognizes the urgency of climate change. The climate trajectory we are on requires action on every front. While the Paris Agreement focuses on the reduction of emissions, it will not in and of itself solve the...