Climate

Interactive Tool Makes Global CO2 Emissions Data Smartphone Accessible

Interactive Tool Makes Global CO2 Emissions Data Smartphone Accessible

By Johannes Friedrich “Big data” has never been bigger. New tools—such as satellites, cloud computing and other technological upgrades—are fueling a “data revolution,” allowing researchers to analyze the world in ways they’ve never been able to before. Graphic courtesy of Mom’s Clean Air Force But while compiling and analyzing this data is incredibly important, the […]

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    Divestment Goes Mainstream as Major Funds Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit

    Divestment Goes Mainstream as Major Funds Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit

    With a shift of nearly two billion dollars away from fossil fuels, the divestment campaign has moved into new territory. Last week, seventeen of the world’s largest philanthropic foundations announced commitments to pull their money out of fossil fuel companies and reinvest it in the clean energy economy. The newly formed Divest-Invest coalition urges other organizations to take […]

    Major Antarctic Glacier Melting Irreversibly, Reaching Tipping Point

    Major Antarctic Glacier Melting Irreversibly, Reaching Tipping Point

    A major Antarctic ice mass, the Pine Island Glacier, is melting irreversibly and could add as much as a centimeter to global sea level rise over the next 20 years alone, according to new research published in Nature Climate Change. Ice flow velocities at the surface of Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica. Regions in red […]

    Harvard and Brown Fail Moral Leadership Exam

    Harvard and Brown Fail Moral Leadership Exam

    At a time when institutions of business and government continue to fail society, two of our leading academic institutions missed the opportunity to provide essential moral leadership on the most pressing challenge ever faced in the history of human civilization. Harvard President Drew Faust issued her October statement first: She and her colleagues on the […]

    A Year in the Life of Greenpeace

    A Year in the Life of Greenpeace

    With your help, Greenpeace has not only reached around the globe to push policy and take direct action, but we have engaged the imagination of a world which is not happy with business as usual and demands a sustainable future. Below is a gallery of a mere few of those moments in the last year: […]

    Tax Meat to Reduce Methane Emissions and Global Warming, Say Scientists

    Tax Meat to Reduce Methane Emissions and Global Warming, Say Scientists

    By Kristina Chew You’ve probably heard that methane from cows, sheep, goats and buffalo (that is, ruminant farts) has been linked to global warming. There are 50 percent more cows and similar animals today than half a century ago (3.6 billion) and methane released from their digestive systems is the biggest human-related source of this greenhouse gas. […]

    Students Escalate Divestment Campaign After Universities Refuse to Sell Fossil Fuel Stocks

    Students Escalate Divestment Campaign After Universities Refuse to Sell Fossil Fuel Stocks

    Students across the country are escalating their campaigns for fossil fuel divestment after a number of high profile colleges and universities have rejected measures demanding they sell their stocks. Schools that have rejected requests for divestment include Harvard University, Cornell University, Middlebury College, Boston College, Vassar College, the City University of New York, Brown University and […]

    Mass Walk-Out at UN Climate Talks Protests Lack of Progress

    Mass Walk-Out at UN Climate Talks Protests Lack of Progress

    By Paul Brown It is first time in 19 years of tortuous annual negotiations over targets and timetables for saving the Earth’s climate from overheating that the non-governmental organizations have felt sufficiently frustrated to take such a step. Organizations frustrated with the pace and progress of the UN climate talks in Warsaw, Poland, staged a […]

    Help Free the Arctic 30 and Stand Up Against Fossil Fuel Extraction Everywhere

    Help Free the Arctic 30 and Stand Up Against Fossil Fuel Extraction Everywhere

    By Daryl Hannah and Phil Radford All around the globe, record numbers of people from all walks of life are being thrown into jails because they are standing up to protect the most basic of human needs—uncontaminated water, unpolluted lands and a liveable climate free from the ramifications of extreme fossil fuel extraction. If the greed-driven fossil fuel […]