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...
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...
Prince Charles I am quite impressed with the stance taken by Prince Charles on the 'critical issues of the day' in a video address about the Rio+20 world summit starting this week. He says that we cannot continue to ignore...
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...
Toxic chemicals are all around us - in our food, our air, our water, and the products we use every day. This film should be a huge eye-opener for anyone concerned about the health of their families and our...
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...
This  post draws from an article from Climate Reality. It deals with how a changing climate is changing our plates. No matter where you live, climate disruption is touching the food we eat. How a changing climate is changing our...
Twenty years have gone by since the first Rio Earth Summit. Not much progress has been made to address the global issues discussed in 1992. The pace of destruction is increasing and little progress is evident on previously agreed-to...
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...
Could 2013  be the turn-around year in the fight against Climate Change? Is it possible that the climate-induced events of 2012 will spur world leadership into decisive action towards the reduction of CO2 emissions? Or will we have to...