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

Oh, Goody

Here’s a little something everyone should know: climate change is real, manmade, sucks, and going to suck even harder in the coming decade. Seriously, the only people still doubting it are the asshats running the Petroleum Industries, the twatwaffles on Faux News who parrot whatever the asshats tell them to say, and the people still mistaking Faux News for actual information....more

Save The .... Tennis Players??

Who is your favourite for the Australian Open this week? Williams? Azarenka? Nadal? Djokovic? Enjoy them while they last. --Better yet, implore them to stop playing. Before real tragedies happen. Photo by Vladsinger. ...more

We Need GOOD News on Climate Change

Tired of all the relentlessly grim news about climate change? - So am I. But the truth is that it's not all gloom and doom. ...more