Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine. It was first published anonymously on January 10, 1776, at the beginning of the American Revolution. The phrase "Common Sense Revolution" has been used as a political slogan to describe 'common sense conservative' platforms in...
Jeremy Rifkin's book, The Third Industrial Revolution, has provided the inspiration for this post. The premise of Rifkin's book is that fundamental economic change occurs when new communication technologies converge with new energy regimes. "The industrial revolution powered by oil and other fossil...
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...
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...
We are pleased to feature this post by Harriet Sugarman who is the Executive Director of ClimateMama. As collaborating climate action partners, Below2°C and ClimateMama occasionally cross-post material from each other's site. In this post, Harriet writes about her experience...
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...
There is a lot of water on planet Earth - 326,000,000,000,000,000,000 gallons (329 trillion gallons), or 1,260,000,000,000,000,000,000 litres. About 70 percent of the planet is made of oceans and 98 percent of all the water on earth is in...
"Where Will the Grandchildren Live" is the title of a letter written by Mike Nickerson to his granddaughter, Lillian. It could easily be the letter anyone of us who is a grandparent could write to one's grandchildren as we...
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...
In this post Desmond Berghofer describes our preoccupation with perpetual economic growth at the expense of our environment. He compares the concepts of economic mind and eco-mind. While it is true that capitalism and globalization have brought immense value...