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4 Surprising Climate Hacks
December 11, 2020

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.

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.

Nothing Measured, Nothing Gained
October 29, 2020

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.

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
October 28, 2020

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.

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.

American Jobs
October 28, 2020

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.

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.

X Marks The Spot
October 23, 2020

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.

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.

Stop #Line3
March 17, 2021

Is this coming through? Line 3 will carry oil from toxic tar sands in Canada through Anishinaabe land in the United States.

Is this coming through? Line 3 will carry oil from toxic tar sands in Canada through Anishinaabe land in the United States.

Hiding The Truth
March 17, 2021

Enjoy this soothing ad inspired by Chevron and maybe you’ll forget they’re destroying the planet.

By creating and pushing out advertising like this, agencies like Wavemaker are helping fossil fuel companies spread climate misinformation. That makes THEM responsible for the climate crisis, too.

Enjoy this soothing ad inspired by Chevron and maybe you’ll forget they’re destroying the planet.

By creating and pushing out advertising like this, agencies like Wavemaker are helping fossil fuel companies spread climate misinformation. That makes THEM responsible for the climate crisis, too.

Danger in the Amazon
March 17, 2021

Corporations are looking to exploit the Amazon rainforest’s resources, and they’re paying people to kill any Indigenous people that stand in their way. The worst part is, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is just letting it happen, and even encouraging this violence.

Corporations are looking to exploit the Amazon rainforest’s resources, and they’re paying people to kill any Indigenous people that stand in their way. The worst part is, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is just letting it happen, and even encouraging this violence.

Destroying Human History
March 17, 2021

The climate crisis isn’t just threatening our future, it’s erasing our history. These 6 treasured landmarks of human civilization could be lost forever, and it’s already starting to happen.

The climate crisis isn’t just threatening our future, it’s erasing our history. These 6 treasured landmarks of human civilization could be lost forever, and it’s already starting to happen.

What’s It Like Being a Climate Scientist?
October 1, 2020

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

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?
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.”

Generation Fed Up: Arielle
October 23, 2020

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. 

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
October 16, 2020

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.

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.

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.

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The Growing Danger From Gas Pipelines: A decade ago, Congress set out to make pipelines safer, but today there are more accidents on pipelines that carry gas to homes. (Nexus Media)
How Racist Housing Policies Created a Public Health Crisis In Chicago: “It's kind of hard to identify what truly is a result of COVID and what is just a result of white supremacy.” (Nexus Media)
Climate Deniers Are Embracing QAnon: “It’s the scariest thing I’ve ever encountered.” (Nexus Media)

Hot news

Gas Flaring And Venting Hit Record Levels In 2019: The amount of gas flared (burned off) and vented (released directly into the atmosphere) in the U.S. hit a record high last year. (Axios)
Global 2020 Carbon Emissions Drop Likely Temporary: Global carbon dioxide emissions are expected to fall 7% this year, in large part due to the dramatic reduction of car and air travel because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, according to a group of international scientists. (Associated Press)
Tribes Fight Land Swaps That Would Trade Away Holy Sites, Expose Them To Pollution: The U.S. Forest Service is about to trade away an Apache holy site to metals mining companies to build a copper mine, eventually turning the land held sacred for thousands of years into a crater a thousand feet deep and nearly two miles wide. (The Hill)

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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.

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No Time to Waste

March 17, 2021
We have become physically, temporally and spiritually disconnected from the lifecycle of our food.

Hungry to Fight Climate Change? Eat More Offal.

March 15, 2021
We live in a society that has a distinct craving for meat. Within a half-mile radius of my apartment, there are at least ten different restaurants that sell crispy chicken sandwiches, juicy ribs, and mouth-watering meatballs.

Eco-fascism: The Hidden Predator in a Sea of Climate Misinformation

January 14, 2021
Fighting for the planet is getting more difficult as fascist ideologies infiltrate mainstream internet spaces.

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