Pollution Is Racial ViolenceToday, Black families are most likely to live surrounded by toxic air pollutants extractive industries discharge into their backyards. Black people face a more immediate threat whenever they leave their homes: the police. To disconnect the two is irresponsible. Polluting industries don’t wind up in Black communities by accident. Neither do police. It’s all by design.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Predicted To Have Largest Ever DecreaseWhile the COVID-19 pandemic is negatively affecting the world in many ways, one thing it has positively contributed to is the environment. With millions of people staying home during the on-going health crisis, emissions greenhouse gases like CO2 are continuing to decrease, with projections showing it may go on to be the largest ever drop. …1
Reflections from COP25 in MadridYou’ve seen the news: COP25, the recent UN climate talks in Madrid, ended in disappointment and also set a record for the longest-ever COP. UCS’s press release headline says it all: World’s Nations Take Immoral Stance at COP25, Side with Trump, Bolsonaro Rather Than Youth Across the Globe. Here are2
Earth Day: taking the pulse of our planetToday marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. For Earth-observing satellites, every day is Earth Day. While news of COVID-19 dominates headlines and many of us practice social distancing, there still remains the need for action on climate change – and satellites are vital in providing the key facts on this global issue.2
Climate Change and Other Factors Threaten Ojibwe Tribe Wild Rice TraditionsFor the Ojibwe tribe living in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan, traditions involve wild rice, which is now in a sharp decline in the small lakes of reservations in part due to climate change, causing fear and uncertainty in many tribal members.
The Climate Decade: A Global Crisis Unveiled, a Global Movement UnleashedWe’ve all just lived through a most consequential ten years. Some decades, like the 1860s for the Civil War and the 1960s for the Civil Rights Movement, are seismic and stand out in history for generations. The 2010s weren’t like that (though politically it’s been one long mixed-martial arts cage1