How Can Scientific Organizations Support Science Advocacy? 5 Ways to Get StartedScientists have many reasons to organize, mobilize, and advocate — whether it’s to stand up for democracy and voting rights, to push for evidence-informed solutions to threats like climate change or the COVID-19 pandemic, or to demand structural changes that make the scientific enterprise itself mor1
GARY PEARCE: Will N.C. get real on climate change? :Tuesday, May 4, 2021 -- The question is whether we - the world, the nation and North Carolina - will get real about fighting climate change. In North Carolina, environmentalists want Gov. Roy Cooper to join Virginia and 10 other states to our north in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI, like "Reggie").
Insular Areas Climate Change Act: Cambios para fortalecer la respuesta a los desastres climáticos y proteger poblaciones vulnerablesLa Dra. Adi Martínez-Román del Centro Legal de Desarrollo de Resiliencia de la Universidad de Puerto Rico es co-autora de este escrito. Las islas y su gente son más vulnerables a los impactos climáticos que las jurisdicciones continentales y se encuentran más desprotegidas de los estragos climáti1
Turning Eco-Anxiety into Eco-Action | Our Broken PlanetAt times it can be overwhelming to contemplate the challenges we face in the Anthropocene, from the climate crisis to biodiversity loss. The hurdles in the way of a sustainable future can sometimes feel insurmountable - but each of us is capable of making a difference. Join us in conversation with eco-anxiety activist and researcher Clover Hogan and climate psychology researcher Caroline Hickmann. We will explore why we feel the way we do, and how to turn ecological grief into determination to make positive change for the future of our planet. About the speakers Clover Hogan is a 21-year-old climate activist, researcher on eco-anxiety, and Founder and Executive Director of Force of Nature. Force of Nature is a youth non-profit mobilising mindsets for climate action. Through virtual programmes, they empower young people in over 50 countries to cultivate mindsets of agency, purpose and resilience. They also work with decision-makers across business, policy and civil society to drive intergenerational solutions. Caroline Hickmann is a Climate Psychology Researcher and Lecturer at the University of Bath. Her research centres on children and young people's relationships with nature and feelings about the climate and ecological crisis in the UK, Maldives, South Pacific and other communities already affected by rising sea levels. She also serves on the Executive Committee of the Climate Psychology Alliance (CPA), and is a practicing psychotherapist. The Natural History Museum in London is home to over 80 million objects, including meteorites, dinosaur bones and a giant squid. Our channel brings the Museum to you - from what goes on behind the scenes to surprising science and stories from our scientists. Subscribe to http://www.youtube.com/naturalhistorymuseum We hope you enjoyed this event. As a charity we need your help. With our doors closed, we're losing vital income. If you could help us with a donation – no matter the size – we'd greatly appreciate it. Thank you. Visit http://www.nhm.ac.uk/donate Website: http://www.nhm.ac.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/NHM_London Facebook: http://fb.com/naturalhistorymuseum Instagram: http://instagram.com/natural_history_museum
Insular Areas Climate Change Act: Strengthen Territories’ Response to Climate Disasters and Protect the Most VulnerableThis blog post was co-authored by Dr. Adi Martínez-Román with the University of Puerto Rico Resiliency Law Center. Islands and their people are more vulnerable to climate impacts than continental jurisdictions. They are more unprotected from climate ravages that are becoming more ferocious. Their1
3 strategies for effectively talking about climate change | John MarshallTake action on climate change at http://countdown.ted.com. Which sounds more urgent: "global warming" or "pollution blanket overheating planet"? In this actionable talk, communications strategist John Marshall explains why we need to rethink how we talk about climate change -- and offers small but mighty language adjustments to get people to more intuitively understand and care about this existential threat. Countdown is TED's global initiative to accelerate solutions to the climate crisis. The goal: to build a better future by cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030, in the race to a zero-carbon world. Get involved at https://countdown.ted.com/sign-up Follow Countdown on Twitter: http://twitter.com/tedcountdown Follow Countdown on Instagram: http://instagram.com/tedcountdown Become a TED Member: http://ted.com/membership TED's videos may be used for non-commercial purposes under a Creative Commons License, Attribution–Non Commercial–No Derivatives (or the CC BY – NC – ND 4.0 International) and in accordance with our TED Talks Usage Policy (https://www.ted.com/about/our-organization/our-policies-terms/ted-talks-usage-policy). For more information on using TED for commercial purposes (e.g. employee learning, in a film or online course), please submit a Media Request at https://media-requests.ted.com
Celebrating mothers in the animal kingdomIn celebration of Mother's Day, the RSPB takes a look at some of the animal mothers around the UK who deserve a medal for their efforts. These mothers work hard to raise their young, but they still face threats beyond their control: loss of habitat, loss of food, and climate change all have an impact on these species.
How Airlines Are Racing to Clean Up the Skies With “Green” FuelsSustainable aviation fuel, or SAF, could help the airline industry meet ambitious emissions reduction targets in the coming years. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com Pre-COVID, aviation was one of the fastest-growing sources of greenhouse gas emissions, rising by about 2% every year since 2000. If it were a country, global aviation would rank in the top 10 greenhouse gas emitters, ahead of Brazil, Mexico, and the UK. And with its fuel consumption expected to triple over the next 25 years, some governments aren’t waiting to take action. In June of 2020, the UK government established the JetZero Council , part of a post-pandemic green recovery plan that includes the adoption of sustainable technologies to reach the goal of zero-emission flights by 2050. But how will the global airline industry reach these sustainability goals while grappling with the massive financial hit from COVID. Well, one of the easiest ways could be to re-think our fuel source. Sustainable aviation fuel, also known as SAF, is a cleaner substitute for dirty fossil fuels. #greenenergy #sustainableenergy #aviation #space #seeker #science #elements Read More: Can sustainable aviation fuels give us guilt-free flying? https://www.chemistryworld.com/features/can-sustainable-aviation-fuels-give-us-guilt-free-flying/4012416.article "No one knows how quickly or how far [the airline industry] will recover. But whatever happens, for the world to get to a net-zero-carbon economy by 2050 aviation will have to play its part. Sustainable aviation fuels could soon take flight https://energynews.us/2020/08/28/midwest/sustainable-aviation-fuels-could-soon-take-flight/ "At first, the new fuels would mainly be blended with commercial jet fuels, in somewhat the same way that ethanol can now make up a certain percentage of auto gasoline." Oxford researchers hope to convert carbon dioxide into jet fuel https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/12/31/jet-fuel-climate-change-co2/ "Researchers led by Oxford University have developed a strategy for creating jet fuel out of natural greenhouse gas, joining a growing list of firms and aviation organizations aiming to tackle mounting climate change concerns." ____________________ Elements is more than just a science show. It’s your science-loving best friend, tasked with keeping you updated and interested in all the compelling, innovative and groundbreaking science happening all around us. Join our passionate hosts as they help break down and present fascinating science, from quarks to quantum theory and beyond. Seeker empowers the curious to understand the science shaping our world. We tell award-winning stories about the natural forces and groundbreaking innovations that impact our lives, our planet, and our universe. Visit the Seeker website https://www.seeker.com/videos Elements on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerElements/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker http://www.seeker.com/