Posts Tagged ‘Climate Change’

Read this blog and we’ll plant a tree. Okay, we won’t.

October 24, 2022

When a company tells you they’re going “carbon-neutral,” with “carbon offsets,” it’s a signal they’re about to make the world worse. “We cannot offset our way out of climate change,” explains John Oliver.

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All the King’s Cars

September 13, 2022

King Charles III motors into the throne with a garage full of autos, but his personal vehicle is a Jaguar-Land Rover I-PACE EV, and His Majesty’s Aston Martin DB6 runs on old wine and cheese.

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Heat Emergency Means No More Neckties

August 5, 2022

Heat Emergency Means No More Neckties

“Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has called on workers in the public and private sector to stop wearing ties, as an energy saving measure in the heat.

Mr Sanchez said his government will adopt ‘urgent’ energy-saving measures on Monday as European countries strive to become less dependent on Russian gas in the wake of the war in Ukraine.

On Friday, temperatures reached 36C (96.8 F) in Madrid and 39C [102.2 F ] in Seville.”

— “Spain heatwave: PM tells workers to stop wearing ties to save energy,” Malu Cursino, BBC News

Logically, you’d think that neckties should be compulsory in winter to save heating, but they’re bad for your brain. Throw the damn things out and wear a muffler this December.

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America’s Hottest City Tries to Cool Down

June 30, 2022

Phoenix, Arizona is trying to cool off. America’s hottest city is planting trees. A Vox video by Joss Fong.

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The Alpine Border Is Melting

June 10, 2022

Global Warming is changing the border between Switzerland and Italy. A melting glacier is moving an Italian ski lodge into Switzerland. A Vox video.

More:

“The Uncertain Fate of an Alpine Mountain Lodge,” Zoey Poll, The New Yorker

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The true climate impact of the shipping industry

April 14, 2022

Shipping produces about 3% of global emissions, more than all US coal plants. a DW News video by Christian Caurla.

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We’ll See Climate Disasters Even If We ‘Fix’ Global Warming

February 24, 2022

Even if we slow the climate crisis, our infrastructure isn’t up to the task of meeting the extreme weather to come. An Al Jazeera AJ+ video by Hangda Zhang.

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Migrants

February 18, 2022

“Migrants,” a short film by Zoé Devise, Hugo Caby, Antoine Dupriez, Aubin Kubiak, and Lucas Lermytte of France’s Pôle 3D school, 2021. Read their interview here.

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Stopping Forest Fires Has Made Them Worse

February 17, 2022

Decades of fire suppression and prevention practices have made forest fires even worse. A Vox video by Kimberly Mas.

Related:

“The hidden consequences of fire suppression,” U.S. Forest Service

“Wildfire: Let It Burn,” NotionsCapital

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Don’t Choose Extinction

October 29, 2021

Have you heard this one? A dinosaur walks into the UN General Assembly and says “Don’t Choose Extinction.” Just in time for the 2021 United Nations climate change conference (COP 26). And Halloween.

A message from the UNDP, which opposes the world’s $423 billion annual government fossil fuel subsidies. Read about it here.

More:

“Frankie the Dinosaur tells world not to ‘choose extinction’ in U.N. video urging climate action,” Amy Cheng, Washington Post

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