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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.

Jane Fonda Cuts The Chase
March 12, 2020

Jane Fonda Cuts The Chase

2020 is the year we go after those financing the destruction of our planet. The best way to do that is to cut up your Chase ATM card right now. Follow Jane Fonda’s example and film yourself doing it, then be sure to share on social media and tag JPMorgan Chase and @yearsofliving.

Find out how to join a better bank here.

Jane Fonda Cuts The Chase

2020 is the year we go after those financing the destruction of our planet. The best way to do that is to cut up your Chase ATM card right now. Follow Jane Fonda’s example and film yourself doing it, then be sure to share on social media and tag JPMorgan Chase and @yearsofliving.

Find out how to join a better bank here.

Why It’s Time To Take On The Big Banks
March 11, 2020

Why It’s Time To Take On The Big Banks

Author and 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben explains why it’s time for the climate movement to take on big banks like Chase. Since the Paris Agreement, which should have signaled that it’s time to move away from investing in fossil fuels, banks have done the opposite and dumped $1.9 trillion into fossil fuel companies.

Learn how to move your money here. 

Why It’s Time To Take On The Big Banks

Author and 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben explains why it’s time for the climate movement to take on big banks like Chase. Since the Paris Agreement, which should have signaled that it’s time to move away from investing in fossil fuels, banks have done the opposite and dumped $1.9 trillion into fossil fuel companies.

Learn how to move your money here. 

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 Griggs 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 Griggs 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.

The Tanking Of Big Oil
June 23, 2020

The Tanking Of Big Oil

Big oil wants the public to believe the pandemic is why the industry is in such bad shape. But that’s not the whole picture. Rachel Robasciotti explains that the industry was tanking long before then.

The Tanking Of Big Oil

Big oil wants the public to believe the pandemic is why the industry is in such bad shape. But that’s not the whole picture. Rachel Robasciotti explains that the industry was tanking long before then.

The Real Looting Of America
June 16, 2020

The Real Looting Of America

Big polluters are benefitting the most from the CARES Act while the majority of Black-owned businesses are getting shut out of loans entirely. When will we be ready to confront the REAL looting going on in America?

The Real Looting Of America

Big polluters are benefitting the most from the CARES Act while the majority of Black-owned businesses are getting shut out of loans entirely. When will we be ready to confront the REAL looting going on in America?

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.

Pete Buttigieg’s Climate Plan
February 12, 2020

Pete Buttigieg’s Climate Plan

Like all the Democrats in the 2020 presidential primary race, Pete Buttigieg has released a plan to address climate change. Rather than implement regulations on specific technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Mayor Pete believes that market incentives will get the job done, including a price on carbon and lots of investment in research and development.

Pete Buttigieg’s Climate Plan

Like all the Democrats in the 2020 presidential primary race, Pete Buttigieg has released a plan to address climate change. Rather than implement regulations on specific technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Mayor Pete believes that market incentives will get the job done, including a price on carbon and lots of investment in research and development.

Andrew Yang’s Climate Change Plan
February 11, 2020

Andrew Yang’s Climate Change Plan

Presidential hopeful Andrew Yang has a unique plan to fix the climate crisis. He has a tech-centered approach to renewable energy and carbon sequestration, and he proposes switching nuclear energy plants from uranium to thorium. Yang says that if he’s elected, no one with ties to the fossil fuel industry would be allowed to work in his administration.

Andrew Yang’s Climate Change Plan

Presidential hopeful Andrew Yang has a unique plan to fix the climate crisis. He has a tech-centered approach to renewable energy and carbon sequestration, and he proposes switching nuclear energy plants from uranium to thorium. Yang says that if he’s elected, no one with ties to the fossil fuel industry would be allowed to work in his administration.

Bernie Sanders’ 2020 Climate Plan
January 30, 2020

Bernie Sanders’ 2020 Climate Plan

If elected President of the United States in 2020, Senator Bernie Sanders plans to address climate change by pushing for the Green New Deal. Here’s a closer look at his campaign proposals, which he says will create millions of green jobs and is estimated to cost $16.3 trillion.

Bernie Sanders’ 2020 Climate Plan

If elected President of the United States in 2020, Senator Bernie Sanders plans to address climate change by pushing for the Green New Deal. Here’s a closer look at his campaign proposals, which he says will create millions of green jobs and is estimated to cost $16.3 trillion.

Elizabeth Warren’s Plan For The Planet
January 29, 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.

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
January 22, 2020

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.

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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Oil Spill Off Mauritius Could Doom Island Nation's Ecosystems and Economy: Thousands in Mauritius — from government officials to students and volunteers — are scrambling to contain the estimated 1,000 tons of fuel oil already leaked into Indian Ocean. (The Guardian)
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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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To Help Australia, Look To Aboriginals

August 10, 2020
“The problem is not the fire, it’s people with no proper relationship with the land,” says David Claudie, a traditional owner and custodian of the northern Kaanju homelands, Northern Wenlock and Pascoe Rivers.

A Storm Of Discrimination

August 6, 2020
Natural disasters don’t discriminate, but the government sure does.

Toxic Algae Are a Menace. Humans Are Giving Them Ammunition.

July 29, 2020
Algal blooms are killing wildlife and making people sick. Here’s how we aided their reign of terror.

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