On September 8, over 300 people stood together in London to #RiseForClimate and tell governments around the world that we want divestment from fossil fuels. No more vague promises. We want commitment to addressing climate change. We want real solutions.
Climate action is such a big topic. Chances are, you have thought about starting something a few times. Perhaps even felt a little bit guilty about not taking any action. But ultimately, there are so many issues under climate change that you got overwhelmed and ended up not acting at all.
At this point, it is not a question of facts. The climate science is indisputable, with 97 percent of scientists worldwide agreeing that this is a real, man-made problem. But it never comes down to arguing the facts. People don’t argue over the latest scientific reports; they argue about their beliefs.
On Saturday, Dec. 12, the world saw a historical moment – world leaders shook on the first climate agreement that actually meant something, or as the Guardian put it, solidified the end of the fossil fuel era. The 2015 United Nations climate change conference, commonly known as COP21, met in Paris and produced a 40-pageContinue reading “COP 21: Putting the Pieces Together for Private-Sector Action”
The trial on global warming is reaching its climax. Climate change is perpetually featured in the news, from UN summits in Paris to climate deniers in the Senate. The Earth’s temperature is increasing; that fact is not up for debate. But what’s causing climate change? How much will the temperature increase by? Who will it affect? What willContinue reading “Climate Change: Innocent Until Proven Guilty”
Silence spread across thousands of people. Hands rose in the air in unspoken agreement. Sirens rang in the distance, but the people remained quiet. Suddenly, a grumble began in the far distance. A wave of sound started on 59th street, rolling across 30 blocks like a tsunami wave, growing to a screeching siren of alarm, anContinue reading “The Changing Climate for Climate Change”