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How Alpaca Herders Adapt To Climate Change
December 11, 2019

How Alpaca Herders Adapt To Climate Change

Flavio and Ines’ family have been living off of alpacas for generations, but climate change is threatening their livelihood. Severe winter storms put their flock in danger. Thanks to The Red Cross and a strategy called “forecast-based financing,” communities like this one in Santa Lucia, Peru are getting the help they need before disaster hits.

How Alpaca Herders Adapt To Climate Change

Flavio and Ines’ family have been living off of alpacas for generations, but climate change is threatening their livelihood. Severe winter storms put their flock in danger. Thanks to The Red Cross and a strategy called “forecast-based financing,” communities like this one in Santa Lucia, Peru are getting the help they need before disaster hits.

Is Fighting Climate Change Bad For The Economy?
December 5, 2019

Is Fighting Climate Change Bad For The Economy?

Some people say that fighting the climate crisis is going to ruin the economy. Hal Harvey, one of the world’s top energy and climate change experts, explains why that’s not the case.

 

Is Fighting Climate Change Bad For The Economy?

Some people say that fighting the climate crisis is going to ruin the economy. Hal Harvey, one of the world’s top energy and climate change experts, explains why that’s not the case.

 

Juliana v. United States: Meet The Kids Suing Over Climate Change
November 21, 2019

Juliana v. United States: Meet The Kids Suing Over Climate Change

Juliana v. United States is a landmark climate lawsuit against the federal government of the USA, arguing it is depriving youth of their rights to a stable climate system. In September 2019, the young plaintiffs, aged 12 to 23, traveled to Washington, D.C. to get support for their suit from members of Congress and climate strike leader Greta Thunberg. This is their story.

Special thanks to Our Children’s Trust.

Juliana v. United States: Meet The Kids Suing Over Climate Change

Juliana v. United States is a landmark climate lawsuit against the federal government of the USA, arguing it is depriving youth of their rights to a stable climate system. In September 2019, the young plaintiffs, aged 12 to 23, traveled to Washington, D.C. to get support for their suit from members of Congress and climate strike leader Greta Thunberg. This is their story.

Special thanks to Our Children’s Trust.

Extinction Rebellion Takes On Wall Street
November 4, 2019

Activists from Extinction Rebellion NYC risked arrest by protesting Wall Street at the famous Charging Bull statue. One woman, Alexia, got arrested after climbing onto the statue while holding a flag with Extinction Rebellion’s hourglass symbol. This is her story.

Activists from Extinction Rebellion NYC risked arrest by protesting Wall Street at the famous Charging Bull statue. One woman, Alexia, got arrested after climbing onto the statue while holding a flag with Extinction Rebellion’s hourglass symbol. This is her story.

Extinction Rebellion: Times Square Takeover
October 21, 2019

Extinction Rebellion: Times Square Takeover

Extinction Rebellion NYC staged a demonstration in the middle of a Times Square intersection in an effort to disrupt “business as usual” and draw attention to the climate crisis. Hear first-hand from the rebels about why they’re willing to be arrested.

Extinction Rebellion: Times Square Takeover

Extinction Rebellion NYC staged a demonstration in the middle of a Times Square intersection in an effort to disrupt “business as usual” and draw attention to the climate crisis. Hear first-hand from the rebels about why they’re willing to be arrested.

Trump Threatens Tongass National Forest
November 15, 2019

President Trump is attempting to open the largest forest in the United States, Tongass National Forest, to the logging industry, but the public has the chance to weigh in before he takes action.

President Trump is attempting to open the largest forest in the United States, Tongass National Forest, to the logging industry, but the public has the chance to weigh in before he takes action.

These Companies Contributed The Most To Climate Change
November 13, 2019

One third of all global warming has been caused by just 20 companies, and now we know exactly who they are. Here’s what’s even worse: these companies have known their products created pollution that could change our global climate. In this installment of #BigOilKnew, we walk you through the timeline of climate change denial.

One third of all global warming has been caused by just 20 companies, and now we know exactly who they are. Here’s what’s even worse: these companies have known their products created pollution that could change our global climate. In this installment of #BigOilKnew, we walk you through the timeline of climate change denial.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Reveals Exxon Knew
October 25, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Reveals Exxon Knew

New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez questioned Dr. Martin Hoffert during a House Oversight subcommittee hearing on civil rights. Dr. Hoffert was commissioned by ExxonMobil to study climate change, and what he reveals about what the company has known for decades is truly staggering.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Reveals Exxon Knew

New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez questioned Dr. Martin Hoffert during a House Oversight subcommittee hearing on civil rights. Dr. Hoffert was commissioned by ExxonMobil to study climate change, and what he reveals about what the company has known for decades is truly staggering.

The Amazon Is Burning
August 23, 2019

The Amazon Rainforest is on fire, plunging Sao Paolo, the largest city in South America, into darkness. But this isn’t a new problem. Fires in the rainforest have increased over 80% in 2019 compared to the prior year. Here’s what you need to know.

The Amazon Rainforest is on fire, plunging Sao Paolo, the largest city in South America, into darkness. But this isn’t a new problem. Fires in the rainforest have increased over 80% in 2019 compared to the prior year. Here’s what you need to know.

The Public Land Official Who Wants To Sell The Lands
August 21, 2019
William Pendley: The Public Land Official Who Wants To Sell All Of America’s Public Lands

William Perry Pendley is a conservative lawyer and career bureaucrat. President Trump made him head of the Bureau of Land Management. But now that he’s in charge of America’s public lands, Pendley wants to sell them off to the highest bidder.

William Pendley: The Public Land Official Who Wants To Sell All Of America’s Public Lands

William Perry Pendley is a conservative lawyer and career bureaucrat. President Trump made him head of the Bureau of Land Management. But now that he’s in charge of America’s public lands, Pendley wants to sell them off to the highest bidder.

Are We Running Out Of Drinking Water?
December 12, 2019

Are We Running Out Of Drinking Water?

You may have heard that the climate crisis is causing sea levels to rise and flooding like we’ve never seen before. But the biggest water problem brought on by climate change is not having enough to drink. Climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe explains how global warming is depleting several different sources of potable freshwater.

Are We Running Out Of Drinking Water?

You may have heard that the climate crisis is causing sea levels to rise and flooding like we’ve never seen before. But the biggest water problem brought on by climate change is not having enough to drink. Climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe explains how global warming is depleting several different sources of potable freshwater.

Greta Does The Math
December 5, 2019

“Our main enemy right now is not our political opponents. Our main enemy now is physics…and we cannot make deals with physics,” Greta Thunberg told the U.S. House of Representatives in a speech during her visit to Washington, D.C.

“Our main enemy right now is not our political opponents. Our main enemy now is physics…and we cannot make deals with physics,” Greta Thunberg told the U.S. House of Representatives in a speech during her visit to Washington, D.C.

David Wallace-Wells’ Most Commonly Asked Question
November 18, 2019
Should I Have Kids?

In “An Uninhabitable Future,” author David Wallace-Wells paints a picture of a dark and frightening future that’s been destroyed by climate change. We wanted to know what’s the most common question he gets asked, and the answer surprised even us.

Should I Have Kids?

In “An Uninhabitable Future,” author David Wallace-Wells paints a picture of a dark and frightening future that’s been destroyed by climate change. We wanted to know what’s the most common question he gets asked, and the answer surprised even us.

Birthstrike
November 6, 2019

Birthstrike

Faced with the stark reality of the climate crisis, a growing movement of people are deciding not to have children. We spoke with Blythe Pepino, the founder of Birthstrike in the UK, and with Meghan Kallman and Josephine Ferorelli of Conceivable Future, a women-led network of Americans who come together to discuss the intersection of climate change and reproductive justice.

Birthstrike

Faced with the stark reality of the climate crisis, a growing movement of people are deciding not to have children. We spoke with Blythe Pepino, the founder of Birthstrike in the UK, and with Meghan Kallman and Josephine Ferorelli of Conceivable Future, a women-led network of Americans who come together to discuss the intersection of climate change and reproductive justice.

Why Are We Subsidizing Fossil Fuels?
October 21, 2019

Why Are We Subsidizing Fossil Fuels?

Globally we are subsidizing the fossil fuel business to the tune of $5.3 trillion a year. Why do you think we’re giving these companies massive tax breaks when their products put our future in jeopardy? Journalist David Wallace-Wells, author of “The Uninhabitable Earth” explains.

Why Are We Subsidizing Fossil Fuels?

Globally we are subsidizing the fossil fuel business to the tune of $5.3 trillion a year. Why do you think we’re giving these companies massive tax breaks when their products put our future in jeopardy? Journalist David Wallace-Wells, author of “The Uninhabitable Earth” explains.

Governing on Climate
November 12, 2019

#TimeToVoteOnClimate: Governing on Climate

President Trump may not be taking climate change seriously, but governors across the country are, and it’s making a difference.

#TimeToVoteOnClimate: Governing on Climate

President Trump may not be taking climate change seriously, but governors across the country are, and it’s making a difference.

The Climate Debate
October 29, 2019

The Climate Debate

The Democratic Party is holding twelve debates to decide the nominee for President, but it wont commit to making even one of them about the climate crisis. Voters and even some of the candidates are trying to change that.

The Climate Debate

The Democratic Party is holding twelve debates to decide the nominee for President, but it wont commit to making even one of them about the climate crisis. Voters and even some of the candidates are trying to change that.

Megan Boone: I’m A Climate Voter
September 20, 2019

Megan Boone: I’m A Climate Voter

You may know Megan Boone as an actor on The Blacklist. She’s also a mother, and she’s taking action to protect her daughter’s future by voting.

Megan Boone: I’m A Climate Voter

You may know Megan Boone as an actor on The Blacklist. She’s also a mother, and she’s taking action to protect her daughter’s future by voting.

Elizabeth Warren’s Plan For The Planet
July 31, 2019
Elizabeth Warren’s Plan For The Planet

Elizabeth Warren says she “has a plan for that” and fighting the climate crisis is no exception. In this video we take a look at her green manufacturing plan for America that she would enact if she’s elected President of the United States in 2020.

Elizabeth Warren’s Plan For The Planet

Elizabeth Warren says she “has a plan for that” and fighting the climate crisis is no exception. In this video we take a look at her green manufacturing plan for America that she would enact if she’s elected President of the United States in 2020.

Joe Biden’s Climate Plan
July 22, 2019

Joe Biden’s Climate Plan

Will Joe Biden make fighting the climate crisis a top priority if he’s elected? Here’s a look at where he stands on the issue.

Joe Biden’s Climate Plan

Will Joe Biden make fighting the climate crisis a top priority if he’s elected? Here’s a look at where he stands on the issue.

Inside the California Drought
October 1, 2019

In 2017, the worst drought in 1,200 years was devastating California, diving farmers to the brink of disaster. Don Cheadle meets a family of farmers whose lives may never be the same as they struggle to find water in the parched Central Valley.

In 2017, the worst drought in 1,200 years was devastating California, diving farmers to the brink of disaster. Don Cheadle meets a family of farmers whose lives may never be the same as they struggle to find water in the parched Central Valley.

Why Jack Black Needs Therapy
August 12, 2019

Jack Black takes a seat for a talk therapy session with psychiatrist Lise Van Susteren. They discuss the psychology of climate change. Can she help him?

Jack Black takes a seat for a talk therapy session with psychiatrist Lise Van Susteren. They discuss the psychology of climate change. Can she help him?

David Letterman Goes To The Bank
May 20, 2019

David Letterman Goes to the Bank

Renewables are changing lives in rural India, as small businesses replace expensive, dirty, and unreliable diesel generators, with cheap, clean, sustainable solar energy. David Letterman visits one such business.

David Letterman Goes to the Bank

Renewables are changing lives in rural India, as small businesses replace expensive, dirty, and unreliable diesel generators, with cheap, clean, sustainable solar energy. David Letterman visits one such business.

Climate Wars: Yemen
April 29, 2019

Climate Wars: Yemen

What happens to a society when people start running out of water? New York Times reporter Thomas Friedman went to Yemen to find out.

Climate Wars: Yemen

What happens to a society when people start running out of water? New York Times reporter Thomas Friedman went to Yemen to find out.

Obama’s Big Solution
October 31, 2018

Obama’s Big Solution to Climate Change

We revisit our interview with Barack Obama from season 1 of Years of Living Dangerously in light of the environmental rollbacks enacted by the Trump administration. Thomas Friedman sat down with the then-President of the United States to discuss the world’s biggest problem, and the biggest way to solve it.

Obama’s Big Solution to Climate Change

We revisit our interview with Barack Obama from season 1 of Years of Living Dangerously in light of the environmental rollbacks enacted by the Trump administration. Thomas Friedman sat down with the then-President of the United States to discuss the world’s biggest problem, and the biggest way to solve it.

Environmental Racism is Bad for Your Brain
August 20, 2019
Environmental Racism is Bad for Your Brain

Jeremy Deaton interviews Harriet Washington, a medical ethicist and author of A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind and Beth Gardiner, author of Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution.

Environmental Racism is Bad for Your Brain

Jeremy Deaton interviews Harriet Washington, a medical ethicist and author of A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind and Beth Gardiner, author of Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution.

The Need for EV Charging Stations
June 19, 2019

The Need for EV Charging Stations

The number of electric vehicles hitting the road in the next ten years is expected to increase dramatically. Where are all those EVs going to charge up?

The Need for EV Charging Stations

The number of electric vehicles hitting the road in the next ten years is expected to increase dramatically. Where are all those EVs going to charge up?

Climate Change Is Cooking Salmon in the Pacific Northwest
April 29, 2019

Climate Change Is Cooking Salmon in the Pacific Northwest

Meet a community that depends on salmon, and learn how their way of life is changing because of warming oceans.

Climate Change Is Cooking Salmon in the Pacific Northwest

Meet a community that depends on salmon, and learn how their way of life is changing because of warming oceans.

Colorado Climate, Jobs and Justice Town Hall
December 12, 2018

Colorado Climate, Jobs and Justice Town Hall

More than 250,000 people rallied for climate action, jobs and justice in more than 800 cities in over 90 countries on September 8, 2018. Denver, Colorado was one of those places.

Colorado Climate, Jobs and Justice Town Hall

More than 250,000 people rallied for climate action, jobs and justice in more than 800 cities in over 90 countries on September 8, 2018. Denver, Colorado was one of those places.

Texas Immigrant Detention Center Stifled by Pollution
December 12, 2018

Texas Immigrant Detention Center Stifled by Pollution

An immigrant detention center in Karnes City, Texas is the subject of dangerous air and water pollution.

Texas Immigrant Detention Center Stifled by Pollution

An immigrant detention center in Karnes City, Texas is the subject of dangerous air and water pollution.

Extinction Rebellion: Banner Drop
October 2, 2019

These three members of Extinction Rebellion risked arrest in New York City to make a big statement about the climate crisis. We tell their story.

These three members of Extinction Rebellion risked arrest in New York City to make a big statement about the climate crisis. We tell their story.

Strike With Us
September 19, 2019

Strike With Us

Nine-year-old Hawkeye Huey calls for support for the global climate strike. Find a strike near you at strikewithus.org.

This video is a collaboration between Amplifier.org and Bemo Studio, and made possible by a grant from the David Rockefeller Fund.

Strike With Us

Nine-year-old Hawkeye Huey calls for support for the global climate strike. Find a strike near you at strikewithus.org.

This video is a collaboration between Amplifier.org and Bemo Studio, and made possible by a grant from the David Rockefeller Fund.

The Nuclear Family
April 29, 2019

The Nuclear Family

Nuclear plants are closing across New England, so why are these environmentalists rallying to their defense? The Years Project partnered with Exelon to find out.

The Nuclear Family

Nuclear plants are closing across New England, so why are these environmentalists rallying to their defense? The Years Project partnered with Exelon to find out.

Three Mile Island
March 27, 2019

Three Mile Island

Three Mile Island was the worst nuclear disaster in American history, but everything you’ve heard about it could be wrong.

Forty years later, The YEARS Project has partnered with Exelon to take a look back.

Three Mile Island

Three Mile Island was the worst nuclear disaster in American history, but everything you’ve heard about it could be wrong.

Forty years later, The YEARS Project has partnered with Exelon to take a look back.

Rise: From One Island to Another
December 12, 2018

Rise: From One Island to Another

Watch this poetic expedition between two islanders, one from the Marshall Islands and one from Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland), connecting their realities of melting glaciers and rising sea levels. Kathy Jetn̄il-Kijiner and Aka Niviâna use their poetry to showcase the linkages between their homelands in the face of climate change.

This is an invitation to take a few minutes to watch this film, unplug from your daily distractions, immerse yourself in the beauty of our shared home, and let the poetry heal.

Film made by Dan Lin for 350.org.

Rise: From One Island to Another

Watch this poetic expedition between two islanders, one from the Marshall Islands and one from Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland), connecting their realities of melting glaciers and rising sea levels. Kathy Jetn̄il-Kijiner and Aka Niviâna use their poetry to showcase the linkages between their homelands in the face of climate change.

This is an invitation to take a few minutes to watch this film, unplug from your daily distractions, immerse yourself in the beauty of our shared home, and let the poetry heal.

Film made by Dan Lin for 350.org.

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Climate Change Could Mean Shorter Winters, But Longer Flu Seasons: Rising temperatures could mean year-round flu. (Nexus Media)
Worsening Weather Could Make Life Harder for Lupus Sufferers: A new study suggests high humidity and poor air quality can exacerbate the symptoms of the disease. (Nexus Media)
What Climate Change Will Do to Three Major American Cities by 2100: How the worst-case climate scenario will play out, decade by decade, in St. Louis, San Francisco and Houston. (Nexus Media)

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This Would Be Cool if It Weren't So Scary: The vast amounts of methane escaping from oil and gas sites run by companies that are lobbying for looser regulations are usually invisible to the naked eye, but reporters used infrared cameras to track down some of these big polluters. (The New York Times)
The Road to 'Peak Meat': The world needs to reach peak meat production over the next decade if we want to stave off the worst impacts of climate change, scientists said Thursday. (CNN)
Does This ‘Cancer Alley’ Rep Care About Pollution?: A "rising star" in the Democratic party who is co-chairing Joe Biden's 2020 campaign has pushed off and ignored concerns from his constituents living in one of the most polluted stretches in America while taking large amounts of money from oil, gas and chemical industries. (The Guardian)

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Environmental Racism is Bad for Your Brain
August 20, 2019
Environmental Racism is Bad for Your Brain

Jeremy Deaton interviews Harriet Washington, a medical ethicist and author of A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind and Beth Gardiner, author of Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution.

Environmental Racism is Bad for Your Brain

Jeremy Deaton interviews Harriet Washington, a medical ethicist and author of A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind and Beth Gardiner, author of Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution.

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The Evolution of Earth Day

December 12, 2019
Earth Day calls attention to the damage that we have done to our home and demands politicians and big corporations make the changes necessary to keep the planet habitable.

Scientists Use Recordings of Healthy Corals to Lure Fish to Dead Reefs

December 11, 2019
Audio recordings could help revive reefs besieged by storms and heat waves.

Can The Climate Strikes Work?

We seem to be living in a time of constant protest.