The Climate CoLab has announced twenty-two contests that seek high-impact ideas on how to tackle climate change. A project of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Center for Collective Intelligence, the Climate CoLab seeks to harness the knowledge and expertise of thousands of experts and non-experts across the world to help solve this massive, complex […]
Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that global warming is causing our crops to be less nutritious? — William Persson, Glendale, OH It’s difficult to say whether or not the climate change we are now experiencing is negatively impacting the nutritional quality of our food, but researchers warn that it may be only a matter of time. […]
Dear EarthTalk: How do environmentalists feel about the concept of ocean fertilization as a form of carbon sequestration? — Jeffrey Edwards, Pomfret, CT Ocean fertilization is a technique whereby swaths of ocean are “seeded” with iron to promote the growth of phytoplankton (microscopic plants that form the base of the marine food chain), and is one […]
Two cutting edge non-profits, Amory Lovins’ Rocky Mountain Institute and Richard Branson’s Carbon War Room, have teamed up on a project called Creating Climate Wealth—The Ten Island Renewable Challenge. The goal is to show the world what’s possible and set an example for moving toward a renewable energy future. More than a dozen Caribbean islands—Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, […]
This past September, a historic number of people gathered across the world to march for climate change. The People’s Climate March took place in Manhattan, London, Berlin, and several other places, gathering hundreds of thousands of people. In Manhattan alone, as many as 400,000 people marched, calling on politicians to take greater action. The marchers ranged from […]
Climate denial is still alive in Congress and the American media despite the scientific facts. Just ask Congressmen like Lamar Smith and John Carter, as well as journalist Daniel Botkin.
Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that global warming is causing our crops to be less nutritious? —William Persson, Glendale, OH It is difficult to say whether or not the climate change we are now experiencing is negatively impacting the nutritional quality of our food, researchers warn that it may be only a matter of time. […]