Inspiration, Humility, Hope, and Sadness: Reflections on the Youth Climate Strike
Last Friday, hundreds of thousands of students in the United States and around the world were out in the streets rather than in their classrooms, demanding that our political leaders address the climate crisis with the urgency and focused action that the science so clearly demands.
Academic Travel Culture is Not Only Bad for the Planet, It is Also Bad for the Diversity and Equity of Research
Financial and social burdens of academic travel add an additional barrier to participation in research. If academia wants to address issues of diversity and equity in research, it must first acknowledge the effects of academic travel culture.
6 Things We Learned About the Environment at Davos 2019
From the moment Sir David Attenborough took to the stage on day one of the meeting and declared, 'the Garden of Eden is no more', environmental issues topped the Agenda in Davos. Here are six moments that stood out.
Climate Change Poses Major Threat to U.S., New Government Report Concludes
Climate already affecting communities, and effects will get worse without action. The new report is designed to be “policy relevant,” but does not make specific policy recommendations, federal officials associated with the U.S. Global Change Research Program noted.
Launch of €100 Million Clean Energy Fund with Bill Gates
Bill Gates and the European Commission have launched a €100 million investment fund designed to bring radical clean energy technologies more quickly to market in order to promote energy efficiency and cut greenhouse gas emissions.
Climate Change Doubters Are Finalists for EPA's Advisory Board
Finalists for the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Science Advisory Board include researchers who reject mainstream climate science and who have fought against environmental regulations for years.
Scientists discuss a report aimed at keeping global temperature rise under 1.5C this century. The report will be the guiding light for governments as they decide how to develop their economies in the face of rising temperatures over the coming decades.
Red-hot Planet: All-time Heat Records Have Been Set All Over the World During the Past Week
From the normally mild summer climes of Ireland, Scotland and Canada to the scorching Middle East, numerous locations in the Northern Hemisphere have witnessed their hottest weather ever recorded over the past week.