Risks of Climate Change: Dispatches From the Future

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

Revisiting Our Climate Path

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

Building resilience against climate change: Women in Bangladesh lead the way

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. ...more

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 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