Ways to reduce and prepare for climate change, while conserving peak natural resources and preventing pollution and waste.

Climate change makes normal winter seem cold

person covering face in cold

Damn this horrible weather! What a nasty winter we're having, eh? There has been a lot of complaining about the cold and the snow this winter. You can’t open your Facebook feed without hearing about the “unusual winter” and people’s personal gripes with the weather in their area. The polar vortex that dunked much of the country into unusually cold weather for a few weeks was, admittedly, … [Read more...]

This old trick used by climate science deniers still works

doubt graffitti

Public relations firms are expensive, but for big corporations doing bad stuff to the public, PR is a good investment. For more than half a century, PR guys have been smart in shielding their corporate clients from harm, earning their fees many times over by helping keep profits high for corporate poisoners and corporate polluters. Take cigarettes, for example. In the 1980s and 1990s, after … [Read more...]

Surviving climate chaos: Shelter in place or flee to safety?

Yellowknife street

As scientists continue to revise their climate predictions for the worse, it's clear that the time has passed for the world to avoid serious consequences from global warming. With superstorms and floods competing with droughts and wildfires to break records somewhere around the world year-round, the weather is already getting pretty weird. So now, the real question is how best to prepare for … [Read more...]

Only geo-engineering can reverse climate change — too bad it won’t work

seeing through car dashboard

In September, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), among the most conservative scientific organizations on Earth, issued a report concluding that global warming is irreversible without geo-engineering. Yet, as Earth System Dynamics recently pointed out, known strategies for geo-engineering are unlikely to succeed and that "climate geo-engineering cannot simply be used to undo … [Read more...]

Popular holistic health site veers into climate science denial

Winter Av

I've been sharing stories from for easily the last year or more. But I will never do so again after having read editor Mike Adams's bat-shit crazy screed against climate change. Normally I would've just "unliked" his Facebook page, which boasts 830K+ fans (and I did), and just left it at that. But the depth of Adams's prevarication on climate calls for much more, especially … [Read more...]

I’m going to tell better stories for the earth in 2014

Annie Leonard speaking

The big issue for me in 2014 is climate change. It's scary to hear that it's getting worse faster than anybody had predicted. It's frustrating that plenty of people still don't care. And it's confusing that even those who do care disagree on how bad it will get and what, if anything, we can do about it at this late date. It could be that humanity is doomed. Melting ice caps and glaciers, … [Read more...]

Study finds shift to ‘dark money’ in climate denial effort

US Capitol at night

The largest, most-consistent money fueling the climate denial movement are a number of well-funded conservative foundations built with so-called "dark money," or concealed donations, according to an analysis released Friday afternoon. The study, by Drexel University environmental sociologist Robert Brulle, is the first academic effort to probe the organizational underpinnings and funding behind … [Read more...]

Warsaw conference a bust as climate emissions reach record high

COP19 press briefing

The disappointing climate conference in Warsaw, Poland -- which was intended to lay the groundwork for a global climate agreement in 2015 -- stands in sharp contrast to the continued growth in emissions of greenhouse gases. Negotiators and activists alike confront not only the fact that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions reached the highest annual total to date, but also a shifting geographic … [Read more...]

Typhoons, climate talks and denial

Typhoon Haiyan damage

It’s a good day to write about climate science and climate denial. A typhoon of historically unprecedented strength hit the Philippines last weekend, with reports of 2,000 to 2,500 dead. Homes and lives are devastated, corpses hang from trees and litter the rubble of houses and buildings. At the UN Climate Talks being held in Warsaw this week, the lead negotiator from the Philippines, Naderev … [Read more...]

Fukushima and climate: The earth community in hospice

Fukushima decontamination worker

To be in a body is to hear the heartbeat of death at every moment. -- Andrew Harvey As I write these words in early November, 2013, humanity is confronting an unprecedented and horrific challenge which it may or may not survive. I’m referring to two uncanny realities about which we are not being told the unmitigated truth. The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant which suffered a … [Read more...]