For the World

COP25’s Move to Spain: Leaving Civil Society Out in the Cold?

On October 30th, the Chilean government announced it would no longer host COP25 which was to be held in Santiago, due to security concerns stemming from mass protests. The protests are a response to the country’s rising cost of living … Continue reading

Posted in For the World | Comments Off on COP25’s Move to Spain: Leaving Civil Society Out in the Cold?

OK, Boomer: The Climate Crisis and the Generation Gap

Earlier this month, Chlöe Swarbrick, a 25-year-old member of New Zealand’s parliament, was giving a speech on her country’s proposed Zero Carbon Law when she was interrupted by an older male colleague – “OK, Boomer,” she retorted. The gibe drew … Continue reading

Posted in For the World | Comments Off on OK, Boomer: The Climate Crisis and the Generation Gap

Carbon Offsets Raise Needed Money For Climate Mitigation Projects, But Using Them To Excuse Emissions Raises Serious Doubts

Carbon credits, or offsets, have become such a familiar feature of the climate change response landscape that they’ve even earned a euphemism, “nature-based solutions.” The desire to speak of “solutions” rather than the unfashionable “offsets” betrays some of the controversy … Continue reading

Posted in For the World | Comments Off on Carbon Offsets Raise Needed Money For Climate Mitigation Projects, But Using Them To Excuse Emissions Raises Serious Doubts

People Displaced by Climate Change is a Worldwide Problem

Currently, people around the world are being forced from their homes by the man-made monster known as climate change. The Status of Climate Change Litigation, a UN report, estimates that anywhere from 25 million to 1 billion people will be … Continue reading

Posted in For the World | Comments Off on People Displaced by Climate Change is a Worldwide Problem

On Your Mark, Get Set, GO! Who Will Win the Race Between Sports and Climate Change

Everyone knows that climate change has impacted coastal living, contributes to extreme weather events, and is a threat to our water and food security.  But one impact that flies under the radar is the impact of climate change on sports … Continue reading

Posted in For the World | Comments Off on On Your Mark, Get Set, GO! Who Will Win the Race Between Sports and Climate Change

Sea Level Rise & Food Security

Today, nearly a third of the global population is food insecure. The United Nations defines the four pillars of food security as: The availability of sufficient quantities of food of appropriate quality, supplied by domestic production or imports Access by … Continue reading

Posted in For the World | Comments Off on Sea Level Rise & Food Security

Seagrass – The Unsung Hero

Seagrasses are found up and down the coast of the United States and in many other parts of the world. Together they form meadows that are productive ecosystems, providing food and shelter to a wide range of animals. One important, … Continue reading

Posted in For the World | Comments Off on Seagrass – The Unsung Hero

How Renewable Energy Can Help Small Island Nations Like Palau Achieve Energy Access and Sustainable Development

Rising seas, intense storms, increased droughts, and fires are just some of the issues that people in small island nations worry about on a day-to-day basis; on top of just trying to survive in this world. Mothers must worry about … Continue reading

Posted in For the World | Comments Off on How Renewable Energy Can Help Small Island Nations Like Palau Achieve Energy Access and Sustainable Development

Pricing Carbon: The pitfalls of obligation.

Amidst rising temperatures around the globe, the United Nations (UN) warns that the world must reduce carbon dioxide emissions by ~50% by 2030 and reduce them to 0% by 2050 to keep Earth habitable. Furthermore, the Paris Agreement, negotiated at … Continue reading

Posted in For the World | Comments Off on Pricing Carbon: The pitfalls of obligation.