8 Ways to Make Your Bathroom Eco-Friendly

Lately I’ve been on a mission to become a more environmentally responsible citizen. I really feel that humans’ impact on the planet is one of (if not the most) important issues of our time. For those of us who don’t yet feel drastically inconvenienced (or horribly threatened) by the effects of climate change, it is all too easy to push some frightening realities about what will happen if we don’t change our collective behaviour to the back of our minds....more

How to Green the Internet: On the Media and the Fight Against Climate Change

I haven’t published a post on eco-stuff in a long time, but I did today - a cross post on Triple Pundit, a wonderful blog that captures the exciting things going on in sustainability.I am alarmed that our efforts at developing a green economy are going to be stymied by big-business-centered Internet regulation. Here's the beginning......more

THE NEW NORM: HOTTER THAN HADES

The dichotomy between grass and desertification provides an insightful representation of California's record-breaking warmest January through August. ...more

Lives saved in Viet Nam by involving women in disaster planning

Cross-posted from UN Women Through the training of women in disaster management, as well as national lobbying, the contribution of women has been recognized and a government decree now gives the Women’s Union an official space in decision-making bodies. ...more

The Gender Bias of Global Warming

Cross-posted from UN Women Parker Liautaud is an Arctic explorer. Photo: Paddy Scott Parker Liautaud is a polar explorer and climate change campaigner. He has undertaken three expeditions to the North Pole and one to the South Pole. In 2013, he completed the fastest human-powered trek from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole. He studies Geology & Geophysics at Yale University and is a Fellow at the Yale Climate & Energy Institute. ...more

Women can lead the transition to a cleaner, sustainable environment

Photo courtesy of Rajendra Pachauri, Ph.D Dr. Pachauri is the Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the leading body for the assessment of climate change, and is the CEO of the New Delhi-based TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute), an organization that researches and develops solutions to climate change issues. ...more

National Climate Assessment: Why I'm Cautiously Elated

The National Climate Assessment, the culmination of a four-year effort to catalog the effects of climate change on the United States, is a breath of fresh air in the national discussion of climate change. ...more
I would have hoped there would be more comments on something that will affect us so deeply. I ...more

Climate Change: What is Real, Happening and Expected

 It’s official, climate change is no longer a distant threat, but is already here according to a government report issued on Tuesday. Prepared by the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), the 800-page report is the Third National Climate Assessment in a series of reports with the goal of developing a sound science to manage future climate impacts....more