Our mission

To compel measurable and effective action on climate change through trusted storytelling across all media.

All videos

Why We Need A Green Recovery
September 3, 2020
Why We Need A Green Recovery

The American economy is in free-fall, but passing a green stimulus to fund climate solutions would put millions back to work. What’s more, this proposal is extremely popular, especially among young people. Drs. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Mark Paul explain why the path forward is clear.

Why We Need A Green Recovery

The American economy is in free-fall, but passing a green stimulus to fund climate solutions would put millions back to work. What’s more, this proposal is extremely popular, especially among young people. Drs. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Mark Paul explain why the path forward is clear.

Use Your Money To Fight The Climate Crisis
August 20, 2020
Use Your Money To Fight The Climate Crisis

Your money is an extension of you. That’s why Nili Gilbert, co-founder of hedge fund Matarin Capital, says you should be on top of which companies are receiving loans from your bank, using your hard-earned cash. Do you know whether your bank is using you to fund the climate crisis?

Use Your Money To Fight The Climate Crisis

Your money is an extension of you. That’s why Nili Gilbert, co-founder of hedge fund Matarin Capital, says you should be on top of which companies are receiving loans from your bank, using your hard-earned cash. Do you know whether your bank is using you to fund the climate crisis?

Rev. Lennox Yearwood On Climate Justice
June 11, 2020

Rev. Lennox Yearwood, who leads the Hip Hop Caucus, joined a group of climate advocates at a protest inside a Chase Bank branch in Washington, D.C. He explains how banks are fueling climate change by financing the fossil fuel industry, and why we need climate justice to fight the climate crisis.

Rev. Lennox Yearwood, who leads the Hip Hop Caucus, joined a group of climate advocates at a protest inside a Chase Bank branch in Washington, D.C. He explains how banks are fueling climate change by financing the fossil fuel industry, and why we need climate justice to fight the climate crisis.

Hemp Hemp Hurray
May 21, 2020
Hemp Hemp Hurray

Hemp is really good at pulling carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. It turns out this ancient crop can’t get you high, but it can help keep temperatures low. Learn how hemp can replace carbon-intensive products and help solve climate change.

Hemp Hemp Hurray

Hemp is really good at pulling carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. It turns out this ancient crop can’t get you high, but it can help keep temperatures low. Learn how hemp can replace carbon-intensive products and help solve climate change.

Nature Isn’t Cancelled
May 14, 2020

Looking for a way to boost your mood and lower stress during these difficult times? Consider finding a way to connect with the natural world. Research has shown that spending time in nature can help lower stress and boost your mood.

Looking for a way to boost your mood and lower stress during these difficult times? Consider finding a way to connect with the natural world. Research has shown that spending time in nature can help lower stress and boost your mood.

The 15 Year Anniversary Of Hurricane Katrina
August 26, 2020
Years After Hurricane Katrina

As Hurricane Laura threatens the Gulf Coast, we also remember Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the region 15 years ago. Rev. Lennox Yearwood from the Hip Hop Caucus tells us what we’ve learned since then and why it matters.

Years After Hurricane Katrina

As Hurricane Laura threatens the Gulf Coast, we also remember Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the region 15 years ago. Rev. Lennox Yearwood from the Hip Hop Caucus tells us what we’ve learned since then and why it matters.

Racism Is Killing The Planet
August 12, 2020

Racism Is Killing The Planet

We will never solve climate change without solving racism. That’s the message of three climate experts, Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, Hop Hopkins, and Anthony Rogers-Wright, who explain how fossil fuel companies justify Black communities’ suffering and ignore their calls for action on the climate crisis.

Racism Is Killing The Planet

We will never solve climate change without solving racism. That’s the message of three climate experts, Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, Hop Hopkins, and Anthony Rogers-Wright, who explain how fossil fuel companies justify Black communities’ suffering and ignore their calls for action on the climate crisis.

Are The Big Banks Racist?
July 21, 2020

Are The Big Banks Racist?

Big banks have profited by exploiting the planet and people, including enslaved people. Dana Grigg and Rachel J. Robasciotti explain this racist legacy.

Are The Big Banks Racist?

Big banks have profited by exploiting the planet and people, including enslaved people. Dana Grigg and Rachel J. Robasciotti explain this racist legacy.

How Occidental Petroleum Wrote Its Own Bailout
July 16, 2020

How Occidental Petroleum Wrote Its Own Bailout

At first, Occidental Petroleum had too many employees and too much revenue to qualify for federal aid. So how did the major oil and gas company ultimately get the bailout it wanted? Investigative reporter Zorka Milin explains how the company lobbied for rule changes.

Read more about Occidental’s lobbying.

How Occidental Petroleum Wrote Its Own Bailout

At first, Occidental Petroleum had too many employees and too much revenue to qualify for federal aid. So how did the major oil and gas company ultimately get the bailout it wanted? Investigative reporter Zorka Milin explains how the company lobbied for rule changes.

Read more about Occidental’s lobbying.

Unprecedented
July 7, 2020

The Federal Reserve is buying up troubled assets from the fossil fuel industry. That’s unprecedented and risky, explains Sarah Bloom Raskin, who is a former United States Deputy Secretary of the Treasury.

The Federal Reserve is buying up troubled assets from the fossil fuel industry. That’s unprecedented and risky, explains Sarah Bloom Raskin, who is a former United States Deputy Secretary of the Treasury.

Did Climate Change Cause This Hurricane?
July 27, 2020

Did Climate Change Cause This Hurricane?

Whenever a big storm like Hurricane Douglas or Hurricane Hanna hits, one of the first questions everyone wants to know is ‘Was this latest hurricane caused by global warming – or not?’ Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe answers this frequently asked question about global warming.

Did Climate Change Cause This Hurricane?

Whenever a big storm like Hurricane Douglas or Hurricane Hanna hits, one of the first questions everyone wants to know is ‘Was this latest hurricane caused by global warming – or not?’ Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe answers this frequently asked question about global warming.

Why Melting Glaciers Are So Scary
June 30, 2020

Did you know that many people depend on runoff from glaciers for fresh water? But because of climate change, glaciers all around the world are melting. By 2100, half of the world’s glaciers are expected to vanish, and the effects will ripple across the globe. Here’s why that’s so scary.

Did you know that many people depend on runoff from glaciers for fresh water? But because of climate change, glaciers all around the world are melting. By 2100, half of the world’s glaciers are expected to vanish, and the effects will ripple across the globe. Here’s why that’s so scary.

How Forest Elephants Fight Climate Change
June 5, 2020

How Forest Elephants Fight Climate Change

The forests of central Africa store more carbon on average than the Amazon’s rainforests, and scientists only recently discovered the big reason why. The two continents differ because of the presence of forest elephants. Maya Lilly explains how these small elephants are big climate heroes.

How Forest Elephants Fight Climate Change

The forests of central Africa store more carbon on average than the Amazon’s rainforests, and scientists only recently discovered the big reason why. The two continents differ because of the presence of forest elephants. Maya Lilly explains how these small elephants are big climate heroes.

Too Hot for Humans
May 12, 2020
How Humidity Makes Heat More Deadly: The Heat Index Explained

How hot it feels is determined primarily by the heat index, a combination of  temperature and humidity. Over the the next 60 years, the heat index is predicted to skyrocket. Climate scientist and extreme weather expert Dr. Radley Horton explains how the combination of heat and humidity will cause unprecedented suffering and disruption around the world.

Read the study Horton and his colleagues published this topic in Science Advances in May 2020: “The emergence of heat and humidity too severe for human tolerance.”

How Humidity Makes Heat More Deadly:
The Heat Index Explained

How hot it feels is determined primarily by the heat index, a combination of  temperature and humidity. Over the the next 60 years, the heat index is predicted to skyrocket. Climate scientist and extreme weather expert Dr. Radley Horton explains how the combination of heat and humidity will cause unprecedented suffering and disruption around the world.

Read the study Horton and his colleagues published this topic in Science Advances in May 2020: “The emergence of heat and humidity too severe for human tolerance.”

We Need To Talk About Climate Change
March 3, 2020

We Need To Talk About Climate Change

Professor Katharine Hayhoe is not only one of the world’s top climate scientists, she’s also one of the field’s best communicators. She explains why we need to end the silence that surrounds climate change—because only 1 in 5 Americans ever hears someone they know talk about the issue. That’s a terrible way to deal with a crisis.

We Need To Talk About Climate Change

Professor Katharine Hayhoe is not only one of the world’s top climate scientists, she’s also one of the field’s best communicators. She explains why we need to end the silence that surrounds climate change—because only 1 in 5 Americans ever hears someone they know talk about the issue. That’s a terrible way to deal with a crisis.

Nalleli’s Climate Voter Story
August 10, 2020

Nalleli’s Climate Voter Story

Nalleli Cobo spent her childhood being poisoned by fossil fuel companies, because of oil wells in the neighborhood where she grew up. But she fought back.

Now you can too. Pledge to be a Climate Voter at www.TheYearsProject.com/Vote

Nalleli’s Climate Voter Story

Nalleli Cobo spent her childhood being poisoned by fossil fuel companies, because of oil wells in the neighborhood where she grew up. But she fought back.

Now you can too. Pledge to be a Climate Voter at www.TheYearsProject.com/Vote

Yvonna Kopacz: I’m A Climate Voter
August 1, 2020

Yvonna’s Story

Yvonna is a mother, and she cares about her children’s future. That’s why this year, she’s a voter. Join her at TheYearsProject.com/Vote

Made in partnership with Environmental Voter Project.

Yvonna’s Story

Yvonna is a mother, and she cares about her children’s future. That’s why this year, she’s a voter. Join her at TheYearsProject.com/Vote

Made in partnership with Environmental Voter Project.

Megan Boone: I’m A Climate Voter
August 1, 2020

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.

Flying Rivers With Gisele Bündchen
January 14, 2020

Flying Rivers

The Amazon rainforest is under immense pressure, with the number of fires increasing 30.5% over the last year. Gisele Bündchen meets with meets with climate scientist Antonio Donato Nobre above the treetops to learn how important this forest truly is to the whole world.

Flying Rivers

The Amazon rainforest is under immense pressure, with the number of fires increasing 30.5% over the last year. Gisele Bündchen meets with meets with climate scientist Antonio Donato Nobre above the treetops to learn how important this forest truly is to the whole world.

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.

Kite Power
January 15, 2020

A Scottish Engineer’s Quest to Design a Kite That Can Power the World

Rod Read, an engineer and stay-at-home dad, lives on the remote Isle of Lewis in Scotland. For the past seven years, he’s been designing a kite that he thinks could revolutionize wind power.

A Scottish Engineer’s Quest to Design a Kite That Can Power the World

Rod Read, an engineer and stay-at-home dad, lives on the remote Isle of Lewis in Scotland. For the past seven years, he’s been designing a kite that he thinks could revolutionize wind power.

The Costs of Coastal Flooding
January 6, 2020

In Mississippi, the costs of coastal flooding are adding up as climate change drives sea levels higher and higher. Do the benefits outweigh the risks?

Video by Nexus Media.

In Mississippi, the costs of coastal flooding are adding up as climate change drives sea levels higher and higher. Do the benefits outweigh the risks?

Video by Nexus Media.

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.

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.

Climate news from Nexus media

From the blog

Meet the New Generation of Black Climate Leaders: Twenty-two experts and advocates talk about the struggle for racial justice in the face of rising temperatures. (Nexus Media)
Four Leading Black Reporters on the Changing Climate Beat: “Diversity in the newsroom builds credibility, especially at a time when journalism is being called into question.” (Nexus Media)
Want to Build a Stronger Climate Movement? Integrate.: An interview with “the father of environmental justice,” Dr. Robert Bullard. (Nexus Media)

Hot news

Polls Show Support For Climate Action, Widespread Impacts: Substantial majorities of American voters want the government to take action to address climate change, including generating all of its electricity from clean energy within 15 years, according to a new poll. (The Guardian)
California Goes All In On EVs, Gov. Calls For Fracking Ban: Governor Gavin Newsom announced a statewide ban on the sale of new gasoline-powered cars by 2035 and called on the state legislature to ban fracking. (LA Times)
Michigan Commits To Carbon Neutrality By 2050: Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive directive, Wednesday, setting a goal for the state, the tenth-largest emitter in the country, to become carbon-neutral by 2050. (Detroit Free Press)

Nexus video

The Costs of Coastal Flooding
January 6, 2020

In Mississippi, the costs of coastal flooding are adding up as climate change drives sea levels higher and higher. Do the benefits outweigh the risks?

Video by Nexus Media.

In Mississippi, the costs of coastal flooding are adding up as climate change drives sea levels higher and higher. Do the benefits outweigh the risks?

Video by Nexus Media.

Years Updates

View more updates

Composting For The Win

September 22, 2020
Quarantine leads one family to a climate solution right at home.

Teens Are Feeling Climate Anxiety

September 8, 2020
Eco anxiety or “the chronic fear of environmental doom” is most prevalent in today’s teenagers.

Unearthing American Wilderness

August 31, 2020
How the concept of wilderness reinforces colonialist narratives and prevents us from fixing our broken relationship with nature.