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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. 

How Net-Zero Buildings Can Help The Climate Crisis
February 3, 2020

How Net-Zero Buildings Can Help The Climate Crisis

The buildings where we live and work can be as big a climate solution as switching to renewable energy, because buildings consume about 40 percent of all energy. Hal Harvey, an energy and climate expert, explains how the concept of net-zero buildings and improved building codes are key to lowering emissions.

How Net-Zero Buildings Can Help The Climate Crisis

The buildings where we live and work can be as big a climate solution as switching to renewable energy, because buildings consume about 40 percent of all energy. Hal Harvey, an energy and climate expert, explains how the concept of net-zero buildings and improved building codes are key to lowering emissions.

The Big Banks Fueling Climate Destruction
March 23, 2020

The latest number on big banks financing the climate crisis is here. Banks have funneled $2.7 trillion into fossil fuels since the Paris Agreement. All major global banks fail to seriously address the damage they’re doing to the climate. JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citi, and Bank of America topped the list of fossil fuel financiers.

See how your bank stacks up here.

The latest number on big banks financing the climate crisis is here. Banks have funneled $2.7 trillion into fossil fuels since the Paris Agreement. All major global banks fail to seriously address the damage they’re doing to the climate. JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citi, and Bank of America topped the list of fossil fuel financiers.

See how your bank stacks up here.

A Big Reason UN Climate Talks Aren’t Working
February 7, 2020

A Big Reason UN Climate Talks Aren’t Working

The fossil fuel industry has been allowed to underwrite and sponsor the United Nations climate talks for years, including the recent COP25 in Madrid. This creates a massive conflict of interest for a conference that’s supposed to be solving the climate crisis. Sponsorships give oil, coal and gas groups access to events and delegates, creating opportunities to push to weaken the Paris Agreement.

In response, a youth-led group of activists is calling for an end to polluter funding at future COPs. Learn more about the #PollutersOut campaign.

A Big Reason UN Climate Talks Aren’t Working

The fossil fuel industry has been allowed to underwrite and sponsor the United Nations climate talks for years, including the recent COP25 in Madrid. This creates a massive conflict of interest for a conference that’s supposed to be solving the climate crisis. Sponsorships give oil, coal and gas groups access to events and delegates, creating opportunities to push to weaken the Paris Agreement.

In response, a youth-led group of activists is calling for an end to polluter funding at future COPs. Learn more about the #PollutersOut campaign.

The Fossil Fuel Industry Could Set Off A “Carbon Bomb”
December 18, 2019

The Fossil Fuel Industry Could Set Off A “Carbon Bomb”

There’s a carbon bomb beneath our feet and new research says we’re about to light the fuse. We explain the findings, and what it all means for the goals of the Paris Agreement.

The Fossil Fuel Industry Could Set Off A “Carbon Bomb”

There’s a carbon bomb beneath our feet and new research says we’re about to light the fuse. We explain the findings, and what it all means for the goals of the Paris Agreement.

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.

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.

Is Climate Change Going To Kill Us All In 10 Years?
February 27, 2020

Is Climate Change Going To Kill Us All In 10 Years?

One of the most frequent questions climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe gets is: “Is climate change going to kill us all in 10 years?” Sometimes, the timeframe is 11 or 12 years, but nonetheless, this questions stems from a misunderstanding of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, which lays out how much we need to reduce pollution in order to avoid catastrophic climate change.

Is Climate Change Going To Kill Us All In 10 Years?

One of the most frequent questions climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe gets is: “Is climate change going to kill us all in 10 years?” Sometimes, the timeframe is 11 or 12 years, but nonetheless, this questions stems from a misunderstanding of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, which lays out how much we need to reduce pollution in order to avoid catastrophic climate change.

Governments Are Failing To Adapt To Sea Level Rise
February 12, 2020

Governments Are Failing To Adapt To Sea Level Rise

Climate change is causing our seas to rise at an unprecedented rate, which is eating away at coastlines all around the world. Here in the United States the government is actually encouraging people to live near this danger, rather than adapt or move to higher ground. Michael Oppenheimer, a climate scientist who has been studying global warming for decades, explains what governments should be doing in the face of this crisis.

Governments Are Failing To Adapt To Sea Level Rise

Climate change is causing our seas to rise at an unprecedented rate, which is eating away at coastlines all around the world. Here in the United States the government is actually encouraging people to live near this danger, rather than adapt or move to higher ground. Michael Oppenheimer, a climate scientist who has been studying global warming for decades, explains what governments should be doing in the face of this crisis.

Why Melting Sea Ice Could Lead To New Kinds Of Weather
February 6, 2020

Why Melting Sea Ice Could Lead To New Kinds Of Weather

Ice in the Arctic is melting at an unprecedented rate and leading to higher sea levels. But higher temperatures aren’t the only cause. Climate scientist Radley Horton explains how the albedo effect, black carbon, and the jet stream are speeding up the rate of melting in the Arctic. And this melting ice could lead to entirely new weather patters.

Why Melting Sea Ice Could Lead To New Kinds Of Weather

Ice in the Arctic is melting at an unprecedented rate and leading to higher sea levels. But higher temperatures aren’t the only cause. Climate scientist Radley Horton explains how the albedo effect, black carbon, and the jet stream are speeding up the rate of melting in the Arctic. And this melting ice could lead to entirely new weather patters.

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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Coronavirus Shows How to Fight Lies About Climate Change: Americans have stayed vigilant against conspiracy theories about coronavirus. Experts say there are lessons for how we deal with climate change. (Nexus Media)

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Zombie Fires Set To Rage Across Arctic: Zombie fires are likely already burning across the Arctic, fueled by record warm conditions in a disastrous feedback loop, scientists warn. (The Washington Post)
Renewables Out-Generate Coal In US For First Time Since The 19th Century: The United States consumed more energy from renewable sources than from coal last year for the first time since 1885, according to a new report from the U.S. Energy Information Agency. (GreenTech Media)
Art Offers Climate Clues To Changed Relationship Between Humans And Nature: Scientists and art historians are studying art for signs of climate change and to better understand the ways Western culture’s relationship to nature has been altered by it. (BBC)

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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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The Climate Crisis In Bangladesh

May 29, 2020
Many countries are at risk to the catastrophic effects of climate change, but Bangladesh has been facing the worst effects for years.

Atlantis On The Great Lakes

May 28, 2020
Over the past five years, rare and extreme flooding events have occurred on all five of the Great Lakes, and on rivers flowing in and out of them.

Reduce, Reuse, Wishcycle?

May 26, 2020
Recycling is one way to lower our impact on the environment, but sometimes enthusiasm for this solution gets in the way of its actual benefits.

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