climate crisis

Greta Thunberg arrives in Lisbon on her way to U.N. climate talks

Greta Thunberg arrives in Lisbon on her way to U.N. climate talks

Following a three-week voyage across the Atlantic, climate activist Greta Thunberg has arrived in Lisbon via catamaran. Portugal is just a pitstop though: She's on her way to Madrid for COP25, the
This Thanksgiving, don't have a political argument, have a "structured organizing conversation"

This Thanksgiving, don't have a political argument, have a "structured organizing conversation"

Union organizers don't have arguments with workers, they have "structured organizing conversations" -- conversations in which the organizer asks someone to think about what change they want to see,
We're About to Cross 9 Critical Climate Tipping Points, Scientists Say

We're About to Cross 9 Critical Climate Tipping Points, Scientists Say

These tipping points are now "active," scientists warn, and the rapid melting of polar ice and the loss of critical habitats could trigger an irreversible “global tipping point.”
Oxford Dictionary's word of the year makes total sense

Oxford Dictionary's word of the year makes total sense

What word or expression captures the 2019 mood? If you ask Oxford Dictionaries, it's "climate emergency" which the dictionary dubbed its "word of the year" for 2019. Oxford Dictionaries defines
Here’s an A.I. preview of what climate change will do to your neighborhood

Here’s an A.I. preview of what climate change will do to your neighborhood

Researchers are using machine learning to help the public visualize the impact of climate change and inform policymakers on what to do.
As Animals and Plants Go Extinct, Languages Die Off Too

As Animals and Plants Go Extinct, Languages Die Off Too

In the parts of the world where biodiversity is most at risk, words and phrases also face extinction.
Power going out for Northern California again, thanks PG&E

Power going out for Northern California again, thanks PG&E

As high winds, warm dry air, and extreme fire risk returns to areas of Northern and Central California today, Pacific Gas & Electric is again shutting off people's electricity to reduce fire
Italy: Venice council flooded after 'NO' vote on climate change measures

Italy: Venice council flooded after 'NO' vote on climate change measures

Oops. Awkward. An Italian council was flooded immediately after rejecting new measures to address the climate crisis that threatens to sink the city, and wreak havoc throughout the world. The
Climate Change Is Already Making Us Sick

Climate Change Is Already Making Us Sick

The fossil fuels driving climate change make people sick, and so do impacts like extreme heat, wildfires, and more extreme storms, according to research published on Wednesday. In short, the climate
VIDEO: Hurricane destruction, one century in one minute

VIDEO: Hurricane destruction, one century in one minute

This video visualizes a century of tropical storm destruction in one minute. Amazing work by Aslak Grinstead. Damages are framed in terms of an equivalent Area of Total Destruction. How large an land
"OK Boomer" comes to the NZ Parliament and makes all the right people angry

"OK Boomer" comes to the NZ Parliament and makes all the right people angry

NZ Green Party MP Chlöe Swarbrick was giving a speech in favour of stricter carbon emissions standards when the 50-year-old National Party Climate Critic Todd Muller heckled her; without missing a
Video Of The Week: Mike Bloomberg Talks Climate Crisis At MIT

Video Of The Week: Mike Bloomberg Talks Climate Crisis At MIT

This spring, Mike Bloomberg gave the commencement speech at my alma mater MIT. He talks about moonshots, engineers, and the looming climate crisis. It is a great talk and one that shows what kind of
New Zealand Politician Levels Heckler Of Her Climate Crisis Speech With 'OK, Boomer'

New Zealand Politician Levels Heckler Of Her Climate Crisis Speech With 'OK, Boomer'

'OK boomer' is perhaps the perfect putdown of people - mostly older - who through their silence or their ignorance simply refuse to recognize the climate crisis. Instead of paying lip service,
How to reengineer our systems to address climate change's refugee crisis and create new, high-density cities on demand

How to reengineer our systems to address climate change's refugee crisis and create new, high-density cities on demand

Vinay Gupta (previously) is a polymath engineer/inventor, whose Buckminster Fuller-inspired "hexayurts" can be found all over Burning Man (and my novel Walkaway). In his Penny Stamps lecture at the
Over 11,000 scientists from around the world declare a 'climate emergency'

Over 11,000 scientists from around the world declare a 'climate emergency'

A new study signed by more than 11,000 scientists in 153 countries supports the use of the term "climate emergency," a phrase more commonly heard in the calls of climate activists, according to the
More Than 11,000 Scientists Declare ‘Climate Emergency’

More Than 11,000 Scientists Declare ‘Climate Emergency’

“Many of us feel like time is running out for us to act.”
Greta Thunberg needs to cross the Atlantic again. Here are her options

Greta Thunberg needs to cross the Atlantic again. Here are her options

Traveling by some kinds of boats may be three to four times more harmful than getting on a plane.
Corbyn's Brother Trashes Open Borders, Brands Extinction Rebellion a Soros-Funded Globalist Scam

Corbyn's Brother Trashes Open Borders, Brands Extinction Rebellion a Soros-Funded Globalist Scam

Piers Corbyn, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's Brexiteer climate sceptic elder brother, has lambasted Extinction Rebellion as a Soros-funded, EU- and UN-backed scam to transfer money from ordinary people
Greta Thunberg declines her latest environmental prize

Greta Thunberg declines her latest environmental prize

Greta Thunberg, the teen climate activist whose school strikes have inspired millions of others around the world, has declined her latest environmental prize, the Nordic Council’s Environmental Award,
Most Fashion Brands Don't Know Enough About Their Carbon Footprints to Actually Shrink Them

Most Fashion Brands Don't Know Enough About Their Carbon Footprints to Actually Shrink Them

Claiming to do something about climate change has become a trend in the clothing industry. There's been a spate of fashion pacts, charters and carbon-neutral proclamations, and now we're even starting