Whichever side of the Atlantic you reside 2016 was no doubt an odd year. With Brexit and Trump dominating the headlines it will go down in history as a time of revolt. But regardless of your political affiliation or whether or not you think change – more importantly, positive change – is coming, there's a danger looming over all of us; something far greater than whoever is sitting in the Oval Office or sleeping in Downing Street. That danger is climate change....more
Small but mighty.When the slight figure of Dr. Jane Goodall appeared on the stage at College Park Center, University of Texas Arlington, she received a standing ovation. It seemed as though the entire audience, which was huge, sprang to their feet simultaneously....more
As the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 21 has been extended in the hope of reaching a meaningful conclusion, I though it timely to consider what we can all do to help mitigate climate change by adjusting our behaviour and lifestyles....more
I originally published the following tongue-in-cheek post on our blog at The Climatographers in May 2014. With the upcoming meeting of the Parties to the Framework Convention on Climate Change starting in three weeks, it seemed like a good time to re-visit this issue....more
Just about four years ago, my husband and I changed professional course. Trexler Climate + Energy Services, our environmental and energy consulting firm, had started as a one-person shop in 1991. It grew into a 15-person firm well-known among companies, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and governmental agencies. We worked on the first carbon offsets, the first carbon footprints, took the first companies carbon neutral, built the first carbon pricing model, and more....more
Cross-posted from UN Women
In 10 of the most climate-vulnerable districts of Bangladesh, more than 19,100 women have built better systems of support and preparation for disasters, while livelihood skills training has enabled more than 1,600 women to expand their businesses.
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