X Marks The Spot
What if solving the climate crisis and doing what’s profitable were the same thing? That’s actually starting to happen right now, and it’s happening so fast you might not have realized it. Sigourney Weaver explains why, and what’s still standing in the way.
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“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.
Drill Baby Drill
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of America’s last untouched pieces of wilderness. The Trump Administration is rushing to open it up to oil companies.
#WeCanSolveThis: Harnessing The Power of The Earth
Before John Wick was the co-founder of the Marin Carbon Project, he was just trying to find a way to get rid of weeds on his ranch when he stumbled upon a powerful climate change solution. Then he learned about an approach to farming helps sequester carbon in the soil, and could be a major solution in the fight against climate change.
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4 Surprising Climate Hacks
Some of the most effective ways to take action on climate change and help solve the climate crisis don’t involve cutting your carbon footprint at all. Maya Lilly explains how YOU can help stop climate change without changing how you eat or what you buy.
Banks and financial institutions are promising to step up their game when it comes to the climate. But right now, there’s no way to tell if they’re responding to the crisis they helped create, despite the growing popularity of different a practice often called “Environmental, Social, and Governance” (ESG) criteria. Ivan Frischberg, Director of Impact Policy for Amalgamated Bank, and Marilyn Waite, who leads the climate finance work at the Hewlett Foundation explain why the industry needs to measure its portfolio emissions and create a reliable, transparent, standardized way of doing it. After financing so many fossil fuel projects, it MUST take responsibility.
We’re All Activists Now
As we face the COVID19 crisis and the climate crisis at the same time, we need to have each other’s backs. Matt Nelson and Nancy Trevino of Presente.org explain how members of the Latinx community are embracing their power as activists and voters. Go to: emergencyelection.org.
COVID19 has left tens of millions of people out of work and struggling to pay rent. But Saul Griffith explains that there’s a plan to create millions of jobs in manufacturing, construction, finance, and building sector trades. Rewiring America estimates that if we electrified our energy infrastructure and powered it with clean energy, we’d create 25 million jobs and jumpstart our economy at a scale the world has never seen.
Go to RewiringAmerica.org to find out more.
Minnesota Takes On the Fossil Fuel Industry
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is on a mission to make the fossil fuel industry pay up for driving the climate crisis and lying about it. That’s why he’s taking Exxon and some of its industry bedfellows to court.
Produced in partnership with our friends at Fossil Free Media.
BlackRock’s Greenwashing Problem
All of BlackRock’s talk about sustainability means nothing if they don’t sell their shares in companies that are extracting oil in near the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The Gwich’in Indigenous people are on the frontlines of the destruction in the Arctic, and they’ve taken a stand against BlackRock’s greenwashing. Gwich’in leader Bernadette Demienteiff explains why fighting oil companies matters so much to her community.
How Fracking Companies Benefit From COVID19 While Communities Suffer
Fossil fuel companies are getting millions from the from the federal government’s paycheck protection loan program, but that hasn’t stopped energy companies from laying off workers. Antonia Juahsz and Patricia Nelson explain how that’s hurting one community in Colorado.
Fossil Fuels Vs. Indigenous Communities
The fossil fuel industry has a history of changing land agreements to gain access to oil, impoverishing Indigenous communities in the process. Yet, the government has abandoned these same communities in the face of the COVID19 crisis, while giving the industry billions.
Anishinaabe tribal attorney and Couchiching First Nation member Tara Houska and Navajo Nation member Alexander Piechowski-Begay talk about being left behind on their own land.
What’s It Like Being a Climate Scientist?
Katharine Hayhoe, Radley Horton, Michael Oppenheimer, and so many climate scientists like them are working overtime trying to solve the biggest crisis of our time. We asked them to tell us more about this incredibly difficult job
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 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
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 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.”
At just 15, Alexandria Villaseñor is a co-founder of US Youth Climate Strike and the founder of Earth Uprising. If she can do all that, you can go VOTE to ensure she has a bright future to look forward to.
Generation Fed Up: Arielle
You’re never too young to know what’s right and to stand up for it. Millennials and Generation Z are poised to become the largest voting bloc in the electorate. Young people like Arielle are mobilizing to vote. Pledge to be a voter too.
Voting For The Future: Samantha
You might not thing of Samantha as voter, but in 2020, she will be. Why would she vote for politicians who are ok with throwing away her future? Millions of young people like her agree. Pledge to be a voter too.
Vote For The Future: Naomi
Sunrise Movement activist Naomi is frustrated with all of the science denial and lying we’re seeing from politicians. Luckily, she can fight back using her vote, and so can you! Pledge to be a climate voter today.
Be Part Of The Solution: Vote
Sabrina says: Don’t look back at this election and wish you had done more. Don’t be left on the sidelines, be a voter! Take the pledge to be a climate voter today.
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.
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.
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
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
What happens to a society when people start running out of water? New York Times reporter Thomas Friedman went to Yemen to find out.
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.
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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.