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The Climate Solution You Need To Know About
January 8, 2020

The Climate Solution You Need To Know About

There are about 200 people who hold the keys to winning or losing on climate change in the United States. They’re the members of Public Utility Commissions (PUCs), who decide how local utility companies get energy. Energy expert Hal Harvey explains why we need to get them on board with solving the climate crisis.

The Climate Solution You Need To Know About

There are about 200 people who hold the keys to winning or losing on climate change in the United States. They’re the members of Public Utility Commissions (PUCs), who decide how local utility companies get energy. Energy expert Hal Harvey explains why we need to get them on board with solving the climate crisis.

How Alpaca Herders Adapt To Climate Change
December 11, 2019

Flavio and Ines’ family have been living off of alpacas for generations, but climate change is threatening their livelihood. Severe winter storms put their flock in danger. Thanks to The Red Cross and a strategy called “forecast-based financing,” communities like this one in Santa Lucia, Peru are getting the help they need before disaster hits.

Flavio and Ines’ family have been living off of alpacas for generations, but climate change is threatening their livelihood. Severe winter storms put their flock in danger. Thanks to The Red Cross and a strategy called “forecast-based financing,” communities like this one in Santa Lucia, Peru are getting the help they need before disaster hits.

Is Fighting Climate Change Bad For The Economy?
December 5, 2019

Is Fighting Climate Change Bad For The Economy?

Some people say that fighting the climate crisis is going to ruin the economy. Hal Harvey, one of the world’s top energy and climate change experts, explains why that’s not the case.

 

Is Fighting Climate Change Bad For The Economy?

Some people say that fighting the climate crisis is going to ruin the economy. Hal Harvey, one of the world’s top energy and climate change experts, explains why that’s not the case.

 

Juliana v. United States: Meet The Kids Suing Over Climate Change
November 21, 2019

Juliana v. United States: Meet The Kids Suing Over Climate Change

Juliana v. United States is a landmark climate lawsuit against the federal government of the USA, arguing it is depriving youth of their rights to a stable climate system. In September 2019, the young plaintiffs, aged 12 to 23, traveled to Washington, D.C. to get support for their suit from members of Congress and climate strike leader Greta Thunberg. This is their story.

Special thanks to Our Children’s Trust.

Juliana v. United States: Meet The Kids Suing Over Climate Change

Juliana v. United States is a landmark climate lawsuit against the federal government of the USA, arguing it is depriving youth of their rights to a stable climate system. In September 2019, the young plaintiffs, aged 12 to 23, traveled to Washington, D.C. to get support for their suit from members of Congress and climate strike leader Greta Thunberg. This is their story.

Special thanks to Our Children’s Trust.

Extinction Rebellion Takes On Wall Street
November 4, 2019

Activists from Extinction Rebellion NYC risked arrest by protesting Wall Street at the famous Charging Bull statue. One woman, Alexia, got arrested after climbing onto the statue while holding a flag with Extinction Rebellion’s hourglass symbol. This is her story.

Activists from Extinction Rebellion NYC risked arrest by protesting Wall Street at the famous Charging Bull statue. One woman, Alexia, got arrested after climbing onto the statue while holding a flag with Extinction Rebellion’s hourglass symbol. This is her story.

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.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Reveals Exxon Knew
October 25, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Reveals Exxon Knew

New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez questioned Dr. Martin Hoffert during a House Oversight subcommittee hearing on civil rights. Dr. Hoffert was commissioned by ExxonMobil to study climate change, and what he reveals about what the company has known for decades is truly staggering.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Reveals Exxon Knew

New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez questioned Dr. Martin Hoffert during a House Oversight subcommittee hearing on civil rights. Dr. Hoffert was commissioned by ExxonMobil to study climate change, and what he reveals about what the company has known for decades is truly staggering.

The Amazon Is Burning
August 23, 2019

The Amazon Rainforest is on fire, plunging Sao Paolo, the largest city in South America, into darkness. But this isn’t a new problem. Fires in the rainforest have increased over 80% in 2019 compared to the prior year. Here’s what you need to know.

The Amazon Rainforest is on fire, plunging Sao Paolo, the largest city in South America, into darkness. But this isn’t a new problem. Fires in the rainforest have increased over 80% in 2019 compared to the prior year. Here’s what you need to know.

Why We’re Seeing A Lot More 100-Year Floods And Storms
December 17, 2019

Why We’re Seeing A Lot More 100-Year Floods And Storms

You may have noticed that we’ve been seeing way more 100-year and even 500-year floods, storms, hurricanes, and other severe weather events in the past decade. Shouldn’t a 100-year storm happen…every 100 years? Scientist Radley Horton explains how these events actually have a misleading name, and the real reason the odds are turning against us.

Why We’re Seeing A Lot More 100-Year Floods And Storms

You may have noticed that we’ve been seeing way more 100-year and even 500-year floods, storms, hurricanes, and other severe weather events in the past decade. Shouldn’t a 100-year storm happen…every 100 years? Scientist Radley Horton explains how these events actually have a misleading name, and the real reason the odds are turning against us.

David Wallace-Wells On Covering Climate Change
December 17, 2019

David Wallace-Wells On Covering Climate Change

David Wallace-Wells, the author of “The Uninhabitable Earth,” shares why he feels the media, especially TV news, has failed to cover the urgency of climate change. Wallace-Wells also explains why he doesn’t shy away from evoking fear, doom and gloom in his writing.

David Wallace-Wells On Covering Climate Change

David Wallace-Wells, the author of “The Uninhabitable Earth,” shares why he feels the media, especially TV news, has failed to cover the urgency of climate change. Wallace-Wells also explains why he doesn’t shy away from evoking fear, doom and gloom in his writing.

Are We Running Out Of Drinking Water?
December 12, 2019

Are We Running Out Of Drinking Water?

You may have heard that the climate crisis is causing sea levels to rise and flooding like we’ve never seen before. But the biggest water problem brought on by climate change is not having enough to drink. Climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe explains how global warming is depleting several different sources of potable freshwater.

Are We Running Out Of Drinking Water?

You may have heard that the climate crisis is causing sea levels to rise and flooding like we’ve never seen before. But the biggest water problem brought on by climate change is not having enough to drink. Climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe explains how global warming is depleting several different sources of potable freshwater.

Greta Does The Math
December 5, 2019

“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.

“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.

David Wallace-Wells’ Most Commonly Asked Question
November 18, 2019
Should I Have Kids?

In “An Uninhabitable Future,” author David Wallace-Wells paints a picture of a dark and frightening future that’s been destroyed by climate change. We wanted to know what’s the most common question he gets asked, and the answer surprised even us.

Should I Have Kids?

In “An Uninhabitable Future,” author David Wallace-Wells paints a picture of a dark and frightening future that’s been destroyed by climate change. We wanted to know what’s the most common question he gets asked, and the answer surprised even us.

Governing on Climate
November 12, 2019

#TimeToVoteOnClimate: Governing on Climate

President Trump may not be taking climate change seriously, but governors across the country are, and it’s making a difference.

#TimeToVoteOnClimate: Governing on Climate

President Trump may not be taking climate change seriously, but governors across the country are, and it’s making a difference.

The Climate Debate
October 29, 2019

The Climate Debate

The Democratic Party is holding twelve debates to decide the nominee for President, but it wont commit to making even one of them about the climate crisis. Voters and even some of the candidates are trying to change that.

The Climate Debate

The Democratic Party is holding twelve debates to decide the nominee for President, but it wont commit to making even one of them about the climate crisis. Voters and even some of the candidates are trying to change that.

Megan Boone: I’m A Climate Voter
September 20, 2019

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.

Elizabeth Warren’s Plan For The Planet
July 31, 2019
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
July 22, 2019

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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Drought Is Crippling Small Farmers in Mexico — With Consequences for Everyone Else: Campesinos grow rare varieties of maize whose genes may hold the key to more sustainable farming. If they go out of business, we’re in trouble. (Nexus Media)
Buffalo, NY: Your Climate Refuge: The city’s cool weather and ample access to fresh water will make it a haven from climate change — but for whom? (Nexus Media)
The Innovative Design of One of the World’s Largest Net-Zero Buildings: A peak inside the Unisphere. (Nexus Media)

Hot news

YouTube Called Out For Climate Denial: Every day, billions of hours of videos are watched on YouTube and when it comes to climate, a significant portion of the content is misleading climate denial. (TIME)
California Model’s Disappointing Trajectory: California is on track to fall short of its 2030 climate goals, according to a new report by Energy Innovation based on their open-sourced Energy Policy Simulator, which allows users to customize policy options and see how they would bend the emissions curve towards the goal. (San Jose Mercury)
Microsoft Aiming For Carbon Negative: Yesterday Microsoft announced a commitment to be carbon negative by 2030, not only reducing its own emissions to zero but also removing carbon emitted by its operation and supply chain from the atmosphere. (Seattle Times)

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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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Hal Harvey Saves The World

January 7, 2020
He provides one new prospective after another, and they map out exactly how our climate nightmare can be fixed.

The Evolution of Earth Day

December 12, 2019
Earth Day calls attention to the damage that we have done to our home and demands politicians and big corporations make the changes necessary to keep the planet habitable.

Scientists Use Recordings of Healthy Corals to Lure Fish to Dead Reefs

December 11, 2019
Audio recordings could help revive reefs besieged by storms and heat waves.

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