More energy from the sun falls on the earth in one hour than is used by everyone in the world in one year. And yet, solar energy myths continue to plague the public at large. The following post is...
I'm very pleased to welcome Anthony J. Gerst as a contributor to Below2C. Mr. Gerst is a long-letter writer whose letters have been featured in 20 countries including England, Spain, Hungary, India Australia and Brazil. A longer bio is...
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...
The future of retail is shifting. On-line shopping is seeing rapid growth worldwide raising the question of how E-commerce is impacting the environment. A recent report commissioned by Stand.Earth looks specifically at the climate impacts of parcel delivery on...
"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...
This is the third of three posts by Brad Zarnett, a Canadian sustainability strategist, writer and speaker. He is the Founder of the Toronto Sustainability Speaker Series (TSSS). The full article can be found in Medium as “Sucking Up to Business is a Certain Path...
As the world slowly transitions to a clean energy future, one of the major concerns we keep hearing about is the loss of jobs in the fossil fuel sector. President Trump was elected on the promise of restoring fossil...
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...
Twenty five to 30 percent of the pollution cuts needed to prevent catastrophic climate change can come from individual actions taken at the household level according to a recent Yale Climate Action article. (Parts of this piece were previously published...
Reversing the damage done to Canada's environmental reputation will not happen overnight. After nearly a decade of Stephen Harper's abysmal environmental record at home and a shameful performance at international climate talks, the restoration of Canada as an environmental...