IPBES/IPCC: Nature-Based Solutions, Climate Change Mitigation

The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have proposed a new conservation paradigm to address climate change and biodiversity loss which will benefit quality of life for human populations. This proposed conservation paradigm will effectively protect and enhance various ecosystems, including forests, peatlands, wetlands,Continue reading “IPBES/IPCC: Nature-Based Solutions, Climate Change Mitigation”

Berlin Universities’ Canteens Remove Meat For Climate Change

Beginning this October, 2021, cafeterias at 20 Berlin universities will make their menus 68% vegan, 48% vegetarian, and 4% meat and fish. Mondays will be completely meat exempt, meaning that there will be no meat options available in the canteens on those days. It appears that there’s an emerging demographic of vegan eaters among Germany’s student body. The demand among Berlin studentsContinue reading “Berlin Universities’ Canteens Remove Meat For Climate Change”

IPBES and IPCC Co-Sponsored Workshop

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) have drawn a connection between climate change and biodiversity loss. To paraphrase the IPBES-IPCC Workshop Report (page 16), climate destabilization intensifies risks to biodiversity. Also, well-managed and natural ecosystems can be used to reduce carbon dioxide gas levelsContinue reading “IPBES and IPCC Co-Sponsored Workshop”

Harvard University Will Divest Its $42B From Fossil Fuels

Harvard University, one of the richest and most prestigious colleges in the United States of America, has just released a statement disclosing that it will end all investments in fossil fuels. According to Harvard’s self published news update, climate change is a “consequential threat”. Harvard goes on to reference the findings of the Intergovernmental PanelContinue reading “Harvard University Will Divest Its $42B From Fossil Fuels”

“Unextractable Fossil Fuels In A 1.5 °C World” Review

New research published in the British scientific journal, Nature, finds that limiting global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2 degrees Celsius at most) relative to preindustrial averages will require ambitious reductions in fossil fuel use. Researchers used a global energy systems model to determine the amount of fossil fuels that must be be leftContinue reading ““Unextractable Fossil Fuels In A 1.5 °C World” Review”

Medical Journals Warn That Climate Change Is The Greatest Threat to Public Health

Health professionals from The New England Journal of Medicine, the Medical Journal of Australia, the Chinese Science Bulletin and the National Medical Journal of India and more than 230 other medical journals have released a joint statement warning that climbing global temperature averages will play a role in worsening health outcomes abroad. If true, thisContinue reading “Medical Journals Warn That Climate Change Is The Greatest Threat to Public Health”

Greta Thunberg Says Scotland Is Not A World Leader On Climate Change Just Before COP26

Ahead of the COP26 (Monday, November 1st, 2021- Friday, November 12, 2021) BBC interviewed climate activist Greta Thunberg about the upcoming climate change conference which will take place in Glasgow. BBC asked the young environmental activist if she thinks that the conference should take place virtually online or in person; to which she responded thatContinue reading “Greta Thunberg Says Scotland Is Not A World Leader On Climate Change Just Before COP26”

How to Recycle

A growing number of people beginning to take interest in recycling. This is in part due to the emergence of environmentalism, borne of our concerns about pollution risks on public health, resource security and climate change. Recycling is the process of repurposing waste materials into new products. Recycling effectively prevents certain items from ending upContinue reading “How to Recycle”

The Ocean and Climate Change

A new study published in the Scientific Reports journal suggests that between the years 2000 through 2100, environmental shifts will contribute to novel global ocean surface temperatures. Researchers (Katie E. Lotterhos, Áki J. Láruson & Li-Qing Jiang) believe that the occurrence of novel marine climates and the disappearance of preexisting marine climates are causally linked anthropogenic climate change.Continue reading “The Ocean and Climate Change”

Greta Thunberg: UK Is Lying About Progress On Climate Change

Greta Thunberg is a prominent 18 year old environmental activist and climate change communicator. The Swedish-born activist is generally well-known for her fearlessly forthright speeches, and her “skolstrejk för klimatet” School Strike for Climate. Greta Thunberg has just made a public video post claiming that the United Kingdom’s (UK) claims about climate change mitigation areContinue reading “Greta Thunberg: UK Is Lying About Progress On Climate Change”