climate change

New IPCC Report: Fossil Fuel Divestment Must Start Now

New IPCC Report: Fossil Fuel Divestment Must Start Now

For the second time in three weeks, a United Nations panel sent a loud-and-clear message—now is the time to divest from fossil fuels. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released another addition to its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) Sunday in Berlin, Germany, entitled Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change, to detail how the world can keep […]

Join our newsletter

The best of EcoWatch, right in your inbox. Sign up for our email newsletter!

    13 Useful Tips for Climate Action From the IPCC Report

    13 Useful Tips for Climate Action From the IPCC Report

    If you’ve come across any of the recent headlines on the release of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, you’re probably feeling pretty low. The doom and gloom levels were off the charts. And understandably so. Major nations across the globe—especially Canada—are dragging their heels when it comes to climate change action. Canada, sadly, doesn’t […]

    How Ecological Farming Builds Resilience to Climate Change

    How Ecological Farming Builds Resilience to Climate Change

    Last week, I joined a panel at the Global Agribusiness Forum in São Paolo (Brazil) to talk about the impacts of climate change on agriculture and food production. You might be surprised that Greenpeace was at an agribusiness conference. The room was full of agri-business people, who are not the crowd we normally engage with; they are […]

    Divest Duke Urges University to Phase Out Investment in Fossil Fuels

    Divest Duke Urges University to Phase Out Investment in Fossil Fuels

    Laura Mistretta is a senior Environmental Science and Policy major at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment. As a student of environmental science I have made it a priority to understand the root causes of climate change in the hopes of contributing to a solution. My classes have highlighted numerous possible points of intervention: […]

    Global Warming Speeds Up Methane Emissions From Freshwater

    Global Warming Speeds Up Methane Emissions From Freshwater

    British scientists have identified yet another twist to the threat of global warming. Any further rises in temperature are likely to accelerate the release of methane from rivers, lakes, deltas, bogs, swamps, marshlands and rice paddy fields. Most of the methane in freshwater systems is produced by an important group of microbes called Archaea that live in […]

    Full Planet, Empty Plates: The Geopolitics of Food Scarcity

    Full Planet, Empty Plates: The Geopolitics of Food Scarcity

    As food supplies have tightened, a new geopolitics of food has emerged—a world in which the global competition for land and water is intensifying and each country is fending for itself. We cannot claim that we are unaware of the trends that are undermining our food supply and thus our civilization. We know what we need to […]

    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 […]

    Flood Risk in Europe Expected to Double by 2050

    Flood Risk in Europe Expected to Double by 2050

    By Tim Radford The catastrophic floods that soaked Europe last summer and the United Kingdom this winter are part of the pattern of things to come. According to a new study of flood risk in Nature Climate Change annual average losses from extreme floods in Europe could increase fivefold by 2050. And the frequency of destructive […]