New book stresses urgency of action on climate crisis

Emily Grossman

Free online book by scientist and bestselling author of Brain-fizzing Facts, Dr Emily Grossman, breaks down the science of the climate and ecological crisis to make our situation easy for adults and teenagers to understand.

Debunked: The Methane Monster

“Even though a couple of Russian scientists have pushed this fear of a methane ‘burp’ [or monster] – is it a distraction from that country’s massive methane emissions from natural gas production and pipelines?” Or our own?” – Alex Smith

Cogs in the Climate Machine

The planetary climate clock, in human time. Let’s start by some human and planetary timescales. is 10 long human lifespans, 40 generations, the time separating us from the first millennium and the Middle Ages…

Scientists’ Warning on Invasive Alien Species

This alert from the Alliance of World Scientists (AWS) examines the long-term direct and indirect impacts of invasive alien species. Here is an excerpt from the abstract: “Biological invasions are a global consequence of an increasingly connected world and the rise in human population size. The numbers of invasive alien species – the subset of alien species […]

Scientists’ Warning on Affluence

This alert form the Alliance of World Scientists (AWS) examines the environmental impact of the world’s affluent citizens. Here is a brief excerpt from the paper’s abstract: “For over half a century, worldwide growth in affluence has continuously increased resource use and pollutant emissions far more rapidly than these have been reduced through better technology. […]

End Poverty

“All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.” – Adam Smith Climate Disruption, Inequity and Injustice Do you feel trapped (video)? The daunting math of climate change means that in the next 12 years, climate change impacts […]

Economics 101

“One cannot change an existing system; one must create a new system that makes the old system obsolete.” – Buckminster Fuller. Business as Usual The love of money has been called the root of all evil. It is certainly the root cause of many of the socioeconomic and ecological injustices we are facing today. Our […]

Ecological Economics

“Without ecology there can be no economy and no society. ”– World Economic Forum Business As EcologyEcological, regenerative, well-being and sharing economy (video) concepts are now emerging in public discourse. In the following video with Andrew Yang, the well-being economy is explained along with the notion of gross domestic well-being. The concept of ecological economics […]

Divestment

What is Divestment? According to the Oxford Research Encyclopedia, “divestment is a socially responsible investing tactic to remove assets from a sector or industry based on moral objections to its business practices.” It has historical antecedents in the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa. The early-21st-century fossil fuel divestment movement began with climate activist and 350.org […]