Number 10 on our list of stories is the first completely solar-powered international flight that was just completed from Switzerland to Belgium. The roughly 300 mile trip took the Solar Impulse 13 hours because the one-manned aircraft flies at an average speed of just 31 mph
An unprecedented satellite flyover look at the seasons changing in the Nile Delta.
Using data from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Terra satellite, scientists and data visualizers stitched together a full year’s worth of monthly observations of the land surface, coastal oceans, sea ice, and clouds into a seamless, photo-like mosaic of every square kilometer (.386 square mile) of our planet.
The Earth’s wild places are providers and protectors of resources essential to life on this planet, but humans are degrading and destroying these havens on an unprecedented scale. The fight to protect these last wild places and secure the future of life on our planet is unfolding now. The National Geographic Society is teaming up with the Wyss Campaign for Nature to address our current conservation crisis. Our goal: Protect 30% of the planet in its natural state by 2030.
Travelling by plane has never been more popular, with four billion passengers flying every year. But aviation emissions contribute to climate change, and scientists say we need to do more to tackle the problem. BBC research has found that only a tiny fraction of passengers travelling with the world’s biggest airlines are choosing to offset their carbon footprints. Carbon offset schemes involve paying extra in order to contribute to environmental projects that reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere, though some say it’s just an excuse to continue polluting.
Not all carbon is created equal. Writer Jackson Carpenter argues that the power to stop climate change rests on recognizing different kinds of carbon – a shift in perspective that allows us to change the world without changing our lifestyles. Jackson Carpenter has ten years’ experience working on solutions to climate change and the development of alternative fuels.
Check out a collection of ideas that will help you to reduce the amount of waste and reuse things in very surprising ways. You will find a lot of ideas on how to turn food scraps into something cool. Moreover, we share a lot of ideas how to replace plastic bags, sanitary pads, cleaning supplies with eco-friendly substitutions.
A straightforward explanation of Climate Change. The heat from human emissions is roughly equal to exploding 400,000 Hiroshima atomic bombs every day. Historically, every time carbon dioxide levels increase in Earth’s atmosphere, the average surface temperature increases, ice melts, and the seas rise.
Reducing your carbon footprint just got easier. This video uses animations and humour to teach people how they can personally help prevent global warming. This video was created by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS), a collaboration of British Columbia’s four research intensive universities.
What is the true impact of global warming on human health? HMS and its affiliated hospitals recently signed a joint commitment to extensively decarbonize throughout our local medical community and actively contribute to reversing some of the ill effects of climate change. Aaron Bernstein will discuss how reducing greenhouse gas emissions provides health benefits, improves patient care and is quickly becoming critical to the future of health care.
We think we need to lead a perfectly green life to stand up against climate change. No! says Carla Reemtsma, 21-year-old climate activist. In her energetic and empowering talk, she defines the lines of responsibility for action – and for change. And she shares a number of practical ideas what we can all do. Carla is a 21 year old student in Politics and Economics student in Münster. When she is not active for climate change, she is in the gymnasium either training the school children or doing gymnastics herself.
What if we took out more greenhouse gases than we put into the atmosphere? This hypothetical scenario, known as “drawdown,” is our only hope of averting climate disaster, says strategist Chad Frischmann. In a forward-thinking talk, he shares solutions to climate change that exist today — conventional tactics like the use of renewable energy and better land management as well as some lesser-known approaches, like changes to food production, better family planning and the education of girls. Learn more about how we can reverse global warming and create a world where regeneration, not destruction, is the rule.