Will We Say "Enough Already!" Before It Is Too Late?

Will We Say "Enough Already!" Before It Is Too Late?

Marie T. Russell
Some things are so sad that we might like to bypass and ignore them completely. But can we do so when lives are being…
Why Power Companies Should Be Investing Now In Carbon-free Electricity
Why Power Companies Should Be Investing Now In Carbon-free Electricity
by Jennifer Morris, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
When utility executives make decisions about building new power plants, a lot rides on their choices.
Why Trying To Keep Nature The Same Is A Fool's Errand
Why Trying To Keep Nature The Same Is A Fool's Errand
by Alistair Jump, University of Stirling
When it comes to deciding which plants and animals to protect and which to remove, our approach might make even the…
It’s Time To Restore The Flow Of Our Planet’s Life-giving Waters
It’s Time To Restore The Flow Of Our Planet’s Life-giving Waters
by Sandra Postel, globalwaterpolicy.org
Ensia invited eight global thought leaders to share their vision for the environment as it relates to business,…
How To Fight Throwaway Culture By Having More But Owning Less
How To Fight Throwaway Culture By Having More But Owning Less
by Christine Cole and Alex Gnanapragasam, Nottingham Trent University
Until the advent of cheap credit and cheaper item costs, for many consumers in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s rental was…
Inaction On Climate Change Risks Leaving Future Generations $530 Trillion In Debt
Inaction On Climate Change Risks Leaving Future Generations $530 Trillion In Debt
by James Dyke, University of Southampton
By continuing to delay significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, we risk handing young people alive today a…
Is A Healthy Environment A Human Right?
Is A Clean and Healthy Environment A Human Right?
by Nicholas F. Stump, West Virginia University
Do we have a fundamental right to breathe clean air, drink clean water and eat safe food?
Rising Carbon Dioxide Is Making The World's Plants More Water-wise
Rising Carbon Dioxide Is Making The World's Plants More Water-wise
by Pep Canadell, CSIRO; et al.
Land plants are absorbing 17% more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere now than 30 years ago, our research shows.
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Could You Be An Optimistic Radical Solarpunk?

Jennifer Hamilton, University of Sydney
Solarpunk imagines a sustainable future, and what it might be like to live in it. Solarpunk’s optimism towards the…
Why A Community’s Vulnerability To Drought Is More Important Than The Drought Itself.
Why A Community’s Vulnerability To Drought Is More Important Than The Drought Itself.
by Lina Eklund and Darcy Thompson, Lund University
Our worry is that putting too much emphasis on the climate overlooks the role of political and socio-economic factors…
How Wildfires Could Radically Change Our Forests And Your Life
How Wildfires Could Radically Change Our Forests And Your Life
by Merritt Turetsky, University of Guelph
Multiple lines of evidence are now telling us a convincing story that boreal fires are changing — they are getting…
I've Studied Larsen C And Its Giant Iceberg For Years and It's Not A Simple Story Of Climate Change
I've Studied Larsen C And Its Giant Iceberg For Years and It's Not A Simple Story Of Climate Change
by Adrian Luckman, Swansea University
One of the largest icebergs ever recorded has just broken away from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica.
What We Can Learn From The Five Previous Mass Extinctions
What We Can Learn From The Five Previous Mass Extinctions
by Alex Dunhill, University of Leeds
Of all the species that have ever lived, more than 99% are now extinct. Most of them quietly disappeared during periods…
Why 1 In 5 People Could Be A Refugee By 2100
Why 1 In 5 People Could Be A Refugee By 2100
by Blaine Friedlander, Cornell University
In the year 2100, 2 billion people—about one-fifth of the world’s population—could become refugees due to rising ocean…
How Climate Change Is Making Cities Sick
How Climate Change Is Making Cities Sick
by Malcolm Araos; James Ford, and Stephanie Austin, McGill University
Urban Canadians are feeling the impact of climate change. Flooding in Quebec this spring damaged nearly 1,900 homes in…
How Electric Cars Can Power Buildings From The Parking Lot
How Electric Cars Can Power Buildings From The Parking Lot
by Luke Walton, University of Warwick
Using energy stored in the batteries of electric vehicles to power large buildings not only provides electricity for…
Why Is There So Little Grassroot Action Against Climate Change?

Why Is There So Little Grassroot Action Against Climate Change?

Milenko Martinovich, Stanford University
While Americans support action on climate change, many don’t see the issue as an immediate threat and so the issue does…
Saving Energy At Home Makes Us Think We Have Done Enough
Saving Energy At Home Makes Us Think We Have Done Enough
by Taylor Kubota, Stanford University
People who report working to save energy in their own lives may be less likely to support government action on…
Exposure During Pregnancy To Insecticides Reduce Motor Function In Babies
Exposure During Pregnancy To Insecticides Reduce Motor Function In Babies
by Laurel Thomas, University of Michigan
New research links exposure during pregnancy to either of two insecticides to reduced motor function in babies.
Waking Up to the Beauty of the Earth
Waking Up to the Beauty of the Earth: Every Living Being Has A Song
by Anne Rowthorn
This is the time...to stand in awe before Earth and all the stars. The singing river calls us to sit on her banks and…
Cities Can Jump Start Climate Progress By Plugging In Their Vehicles
Cities Can Jump Start Climate Progress By Plugging In Their Vehicles
by Daniel Cohan, Rice University
President Donald Trump’s decision to exit the Paris climate agreement reaffirmed what was already clear
3 Minute Story Of 800,000 Years Of Climate Change With A Sting In The Tail
3 Minute Story Of 800,000 Years Of Climate Change With A Sting In The Tail
by Ben Henley, University of Melbourne and Nerilie Abram, Australian National University
There are those who say the climate has always changed, and that carbon dioxide levels have always fluctuated.
Climate Action Never Did Depended on Trump
Climate Action Never Did Depend on Trump
by Colin Beavan, YES Magazine
There are so many ways we can slow and stop the burning of fossil fuels in the United States. But we need to get to…
Why Is Climate Change Such A Hard Sell In The US?
Why Is Climate Change Such A Hard Sell In The US?
by Firmin DeBrabander, Maryland Institute College of Art
President Donald Trump on June 1 took the dramatic step of removing the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement – the…

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